World Affairs Online (WAO) is one of the largest social science databases in Europe. It contains more than 1 million references, mainly journal and book articles, non-paywalled online texts, and grey literature. The WAO database is available online via various platforms.
Targeted access to scholarly literature on international relations, regional and area studies with a focus on global and regional developments, foreign and security policy and social trends.
The high quality of World Affairs Online is guaranteed by rigorous selection of literature and detailed indexation.
Staff at the collaborating research institutes review acquired literature and online publications. On the basis of their expertise they decide which is to be documented and indexed in WAO. Indexing in WAO involves the following steps:
Classification and indexation are carried out using resources developed by the FIV Information Network for the field of international relations and area studies:
Thus, WAO can be searched in German, English or French.