The high quality of the database is guaranteed by the
rigorous selection of literature and its detailed indexation.
Selecting from their own library acquisitions and also
internet sources, subject experts from the eleven participating
research institutes decide which literature is to be documented
and indexed in WAO World Affairs Online.
Indexing in WAO World Affairs Online is done at
- allocation of subject and regional class
- allocation of controlled terms to describe the main
- allocation of second group of controlled terms to
describe aspects or details of the content
- addition of an abstract (in some cases)
Classification and indexation are carried out using
resources developed by FIV for the field of international
relations and area studies:
The existence of these resources in a choice of languages enables non-German speakers to search in WAO World Affairs Online.
This feature is available in the IREON Gateway.