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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:

SWB Online Catalogue

K10plus Union Catalogue

GVK Union Catalogue

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue

Specialized information services

The following specialized information services include a regional or thematic selection from WAO :

Anglo-American Culture & History

Low Countries Studies

African Studies

Romance Studies

Latinamerican, Caribbean and Latino Studies

POLLUX Political Science

vifanord Northern European Studies


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.