International and Political Affairs (IPA)

Guide to a variety of research, news, and information sources related to international and political affairs.

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MOBIUS is a resource sharing library network that allows access to thousands of books, ebooks, media, and more! MOBIUS allows you to request materials from academic/public libraries all across the U.S.! 


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The following is a small sampling of ebooks available through Spiva Library's subscription ebook collections.  Browse more comprehensive lists via the links in the center column boxes.


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Books at Spiva Library are filed by the Library of Congress Classification System.   To determine the Library of Congress call number of a specific book one must search the Spiva Library Catalog.  A Spiva Library catalog search widget is provided below.  

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Call Numbers

Want to browse the shelves? Here are the Library of Congress call numbers for various topics in International and Political Affairs:

E183.7-183.9  U.S. Diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations.

G1‑922 Geography (General)

G1000‑3122 Atlases

G3160‑3171 Globes

G3180‑9980 Maps

GA1‑1776 Mathematical geography. Cartography

GB3‑5030 Physical geography (islands, mountains, reefs)

GC1‑1581 Oceanography

GE1‑350 Environmental sciences

GN301‑674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology.

HG3810-4000 Foreign exchange. International finance. International monetary system.

JA1‑92 Political science (General)

JC11‑605 Political theory. The state. Theories of the state

JF20‑2112 Political institutions and public administration (General)

JJ1000‑1019 Political institutions and public administration (North America)

JK1‑9993 Political institutions and public administration (United States)

JL1‑3899 Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)

JN1‑9689 Political institutions and public administration (Europe)

JQ21‑6651 Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)

JS39‑8500 Local government. Municipal government

JV1‑9480 Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

JZ5‑6530 International relations

KZ2‑6795 Law of nations

Interlibrary Loan Request for Books

If you need a book which Spiva Library does not own, we can request a copy from another library using a service called InterLibrary Loan.

Before you place a request for a book, be sure to check MOBIUS. Books available through MOBIUS libraries can be requested by MSSU students, faculty and staff from the MOBIUS page.

This service is available to all MSSU students, faculty, alumni, staff and community card holders.

InterLibrary Loan Policy

*a nominal service fee may
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Google Books

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Google Books searches the full-text of books.  It is great for narrow topics because it lets you search within the text of books--you can see the table of contents, index or a portion of the contents of the book.  You can then locate the book in a nearby library.

Current in print copyrighted books are not full text. Out of print but still copyrighted books will show 20% of the book. Books in the public domain (pre 1923) are completely full text.

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