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GLS116: International Relations

This guide is meant to provide a starting point of suggested sources for research for topics related to the study of International Relations and politics.

GLS116: International Relations

Image of the Allée des Nations in front of the UN Office at Geneva.

This guide is designed to assist students with their research in GLS116: International Relations. 

Image Credit: Page, T. (2012, June 15). IMG_1965 - The Allée des Nations in front of the Palace of Nations (United Nations Office at Geneva)  [Photo]. Used under Creative Commons License BY-SA 2.0 with no modifications.

Getting Started

Places to start exploring ideas and topics:

Keeping Up on Current Events

As part of this course, you will need to stay up to date on current events and international news. Your professor has provided you with some sources that will be helpful to you in keeping track of developments around the world. 

Two of the sources mentioned are The New York Times and Financial Times. The Bentley Library offers students the opportunity to register for accounts to and at no cost to you. Below are the links to the two newspapers' websites. Check the descriptions underneath each link for registration instructions so that you can sign up for an account:

Other publications are available via our subscription databases. See our Current News research guide for suggestions on places to look for news as well as tips on how to evaluate news:

Need Research Help?

Bentley Reference librarians are here to assist. Contact us for research help:

Phone 781.891.2300
Text 781.728.0511

You can also Chat/IM with a librarian:


Research Consultations with a librarian are also available. Schedule an appointment here. 48 hours advance notice appreciated.


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