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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)


One of the legal databases that can be accesses through the O’Quinn Law Library website is Columbia InternationalAffairs Online (CIAO).

The CIAO website is updated on a monthly basis and offers access to a vast collection of materials in the area of international affairs. These range from working papers from academic institutions around the globe and NGO’s, findings of research projects, conference proceedings, journals, books, and policy briefs to specially created course packs covering subject areas like free trade and NAFTA.

Furthermore, an interactive atlas created by the Economist Intelligence Unit, providing global intelligence as well as analysis, can be accessed. In addition a constantly updated collection of videos on news topics like Japan’s nuclear crisis, the consequences of Bin Laden’s death and the tapings of the highly acclaimed Columbia University World Leaders Forum series are available.

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