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U.S. Foreign Policy & Foreign Assistance

For use with two courses - U.S. Foreign Policy (POLS 111) and U.S. Foreign Assistance (POLS 311), both taught by Professor Walker.

Finding Books and E-Books

"Finding Books and E-Books," recorded September 2020, 4 minutes.

How to Use Interlibrary Loan: I-Share and Tipasa

Get books via I-Share Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Recorded September 2020, 3 minutes.


Get articles through Tipasa Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Recorded July 2019, 2 minutes.

Why (and How to) Use Books

  • Get background information!
  • Find an overview of a topic
  • Understand the history of an issue
  • Use the Table of Contents to identify helpful chapters (no need to read the whole book)
  • Look at the index and references

Some Suggested Keywords and Subject Terms

foreign policy foreign assistance
international development foreign relations
international relations international policy
diplomatic relations global relations
[issue] and [country] and "policy" [specific country] and "foreign policy"


Examples of Online Encyclopedias

Examples of E-Books