VCE Global politics units - Unites 3 & 4 - Global actors & challenges

Identifies resources and search strategies to access relevant items for the VCE Global politics - Global actors & challenges

States & intergovernmental organisations



Intergovernmental organisations


Ebooks are accessible to Victorians registered with the State Library. Ebooks can be read online, portions can be saved. They can also be downloaded for 1-7 days to read offline. The Library has a vast collection of print books but the majority of recent books in these subjects will be ebooks.

Specific intergovernmental organisations

Nation states

For further books on these topics use subject headings such as:

These are large, broad searches. Narrow down by adding additional keywords and use the filters to restrict the date range, select more specific subject headings, or limit to online items. 


If you choose a particular intergovernmental organisation you can then do an article search to find significant articles about the organisation. For example:

  • articles on the International Monetary Fund
    • this search has been narrowed to peer reviewed items published after 2006
    • it is still a very broad search, additional terms can be added to find more specific items

Key online resources

Listed below are key online resources accessible through the Library.

Library catalogue

Use our catalogue to search for online articles across our databases. Advanced search is the best option

Use the 'Refine results by filters to focus your search

Filters to narrow your search

Change scopes to locate different types of material. For example ebooks or print books

Example of scopes

Online databases