Resource of the Month
Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features
a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting,
under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and
resources. You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on
this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a
workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at
If you are
interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month,"
International Affairs Online (CIAO) was created in 1997 as a
collaborative effort between the Columbia University libraries and
Columbia University Press. It is an Internet-based resource
containing full text scholarly works in international affairs back to 1991.
|CIAO Workshops in Room 217
||11:00 - 11:30
11:00 - 11:30
Please register by 5:00 p.m. the day before the workshop by contacting
Social Sciences Librarian at
How Do I
There is a
link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources /
Electronic Databases. You have the option of looking for it under
the subject links or the alphabetic links (http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/electrondatabase.htm).
If you are accessing
from off-campus you will be prompted to
enter your myWSU ID number and password for authentication
I Use CIAO?
find CIAO to be a comprehensive source for research and theory in
international affairs. The site includes journal articles, policy
briefs, working papers, case studies, foundation-funded research
projects, books, course packs, and conference proceedings. Each
month focuses on a specific topic, September's topic was International
CIAO provides a few
additional functions like a event schedule and maps/country studies.
A schedule of scholarly events in foreign affairs and security policy
allows you to do a quick search or a guided search using subject,
region, time range, and/or organizer. The link to the CIAO atlas
provides maps and country information. This atlas allows you to
search by region, country, or by statistic and includes a comparison
tool which gives the user the ability to do a country comparison.
all sections updated monthly
"simple" and "advanced" search options
archive of monthly topics back to 2001
For assistance with CIAO, contact Wichita State University Libraries'
Research Services Desk at 978-3584.