FIV - The German Information Network for International Relations and Area Studies

The German Information Network for International Relations and Area Studies is a collaboration between ten independent German research institutes.

Together we produce the World Affairs Online database (WAO), which is one of Europe’s largest bibliographic social science databases. Its main subject areas are global and regional developments, foreign and security policy, and social trends.

The IREON gateway provides full access to the WAO database:

Ireon-Portal
 

The German Information Network for International Relations and Area Studies is a national academic information resource for researchers, policy-makers and the general public.

Cooperation with German library networks

FIV - The German Information Network for International Relations and Area Studies is a member of the Southwest German Library Network (SWB). The World Affairs Online database (WAO) is produced in K10plus, the database used by SWB and GBV (i.e. the library network of Northern Germany). All articles, papers and monographs listed in WAO can be found in the online catalogues of these networks, as well as in the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue.