To obtain additional information about IFs and its use, consult:
Barry B. Hughes and Evan E. Hillebrand, Exploring and Shaping International Futures. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2006. Specifically, see chapter 4.
Barry B. Hughes, International Futures: Choices in the Face of Uncertainty, 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999. This volume is built around IFs and contains detailed suggestions for its use. Version 3.17 of IFs, which runs under Windows 95, is distributed with the third edition of the book. The second edition contained a version for Windows 3.1, and the first edition ran under DOS. Chapter 4 of the 2nd edition of IFs included Flow Charts of Worldviews , reproduced now in this Help system.
Barry B. Hughes, Continuity and Change in World Politics, 4th ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2000. IFs can also usefully supplement this textbook on global politics.
Barry B. Hughes, "The International Futures (IFs) Modeling Project. 1999. Simulation and Gaming 30, No. 3 (September): 304-326.