IREON (International RElations and area studies ONline) is a free gateway for scholarly literature in the field of international relations and area studies.
IREON is aimed at academics, researchers, and anyone with a special interest in international relations or regional and area studies – including journalists, decision-makers, business leaders and policy-makers.
IREON provides access to the World Affairs Online database (WAO), containing over 900,000 literature references. IREON is updated continuously. The multilingual European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies – with about 8,200 descriptors – is the central resource for indexation and retrieval.