|Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)|
Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It includes a wide range of scholarship, such as working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. Each section of CIAO is updated with new material regularly. Working papers, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and economic indicators are augmented every month. Links and resources, the schedule of events, and the response files are updated weekly. New journal issues and books are added as they become available.
CIAO is divided into the following categories: working papers, conference proceedings, journals (i.e., abstracts of journal articles), books, policy briefs, economic indicators, links and resources, schedule of events, and maps and country data. The content may be accessed in a number of ways—through the category home pages, which allows you to see what is contained in a category; through alphabetical indices (author, subject, title, and institution); and through the search engine, which allows you to search for files by fields (author, subject, title, date, and content area) and by keywords. Use the blue scaleable frame for easy navigation throughout the site.
The CIAO Atlas provides country information, regional and country maps, and flags. It also includes a statistical comparison tool. Click on “Maps/Country Data” on the navigation bar to access the CIAO Atlas.
|Updated:||weekly (links and resources, schedule of events, response files) or monthly (working papers, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and economic indicators)|
|Journals:||Click on “Journals” in the navigation bar.|
|Links:||Click on “Links & Resources” in the navigation bar for links to Web sites in the field of International Affairs.|
|Alerts:||Click on “About” in the navigation bar and then enter your name and e-mail address to receive monthly updates about new content on CIAO.|
|Help:||For further assistance, Ask the Library.|
|Users:||unlimited concurrent users|
|Producer:||Columbia University Libraries and Columbia University Press|