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Welcome to Middle East Technical University Library subject guide for International Relations. This guide was created for assiting your researches in this area. 

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How to Use This Guide?

This guide is created for giving you some startpoints for your research in International Relations area. 

About International Relations Tab, has the general information about International Relations.

Access Books Tab, has four sub-tabs including print books, e-books, free e-books and forms. Print books, will help you with catalog search and there is  also a tutorial about it. You can find Library New-arrivals Section, aswell. E-books sub-tab includes informations about e-book and e-book databases. Free e-books, will help you to find free online resources for fulltext e-books. And Forms has various forms for METU Library services.

Access Journals Tab, will help you to find articles via e-journals and online databases. There is also two sub-tabs under here. Under Print Journals, there is a whole list of METU Library print journals about International Relations. Print journals search engine ready to use. E-Journals includes links to online databases and e-journals. It is also possible to use METUnique Search. 

Access Reference Tab, will help you to find reference resources and tools for writing a paper. There are also some print reference materials, aswell.

Access Dissertations Tab, has a whole list of METU Thesis in International Relations area. You can also search ProQuest database and retrieve the open-access thesis. 

Access Web Sites Tab, will inform you which sites are lead in the fields of International Relations

Open Access Tab, is giving the general idea of open access. There are two sub-tabs explaining benefits of open-access and author rights. 




The discipline that studies interactions between and among states, and more broadly, the workings of theinternational system as a whole. It can be conceived of either as a multidisciplinary field, gathering together theinternational aspects of politics, economics, history, law, and sociology, or as a meta‐discipline, focusing on the systemic structures and patterns of interaction of the human species taken as a whole. The discipline acquired its own identity after the First World War. Its principal branches additional to theory include international political economy, international organization, foreign policy‐making, strategic (or security) studies, and, more arguably, peace research. If area studies is added to these, the label international studies becomes more appropriate. When spelled wholly in lower case, the term refers to the totality of interactions within the international system. The emphasis is often on relations between states, though other collective actors such as multinational corporations, transnational interest groups, and international organizations also play an important role.