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Online access to WAO

You can use the World Affairs Online database (WAO) via the following free platforms:


IREON – The International Relations and Area Studies Gateway

  • IREON is the central access portal for WAO

Library networks and Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue

Search WAO literature references in:

Library catalogues

The online catalogues of the following FIV libraries provide access to the WAO literature references or include a defined selection from WAO:

Specialized information services

The following specialized information services include a regional or thematic selection from WAO (some are still in preparation):


The WISO database package offered by GBI-Genios also provides access to WAO. Unlike the access options listed above, it is not free of charge.