Google Scholar provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature, including articles, theses, books and more from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. This guides provides tips for using advanced searching features.
Tips for searching by geography
Use the database thesaurus to determine format for the country name. It varies among databases.
Use double quotations " " around phrases: "soft power"
Searching for relations between countries varies among databases. Database specific tips below.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
North Korea - post 1948
South Korea - post 1948
Korea - prior to 1948
Peoples Republic of China - post 1949
China - prior to 1948
relations between countries: countryname and countryname and foreign relations as Subject search
other terms to consider: economic policy
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)
China (People's Republic)
relations between countries: countyname foreign relations countryname as Subject search
other terms to consider: commerce, cultural relations, economic relations, treaties
Academic Search Premier
relations between countries: countryname foreign relations countryname as Subject search
other terms to consider: foreign economic relations, international economic relations