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International Studies

This is a selected list of online indexes and databases for International Studies. For more resource recommendations, see the International Studies Resources page or contact Mike McIntosh, the liaison librarian for International Studies.

Top Resources

  1. Abstracts of political science articles published in journals and yearbooks around the world.
  2. Journals, reference books and monographs, and conference papers on political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.
  3. Working papers, policy briefs, and current analysis and commentary, scholarly journal articles, e-books, and videos on theory and research in international affairs.
  4. Project titles, abstracts, and funding information for all International Development Research Centre projects since 1970.
  5. Citations with abstracts to economics journals, books, and working papers. Coverage includes Accounting, Business Finance and Investment, Consumer Economics, Economic Growth, Health Economics, Industry Studies, International Economics, Labor, Natural Resources, Urban and Regional Economics, and Welfare Programs
  6. The FBIS monitored, recorded, transcribed and translated intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. These translations, or transcriptions make up the Daily Reports. The FBIS was created during World War II and is now under the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States.
  7. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  8. Economic, political and geographic information and statistical data of countries and territories, and profiles of organizations.
  9. Books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities.
  10. An annotated bibliography on population topics covering books, journal articles, working papers, and other material. Produced by the Office of Population Research, Princeton University.
  11. A compilation of United Nations and agency statistics, covering economic, social, financial and development topics. In most cases time series are available from 1970 or 1980 and many series are disaggregated to show underlying distributions.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
  3. Periodicals, individually authored monographs (published 1971 to 1992 only), chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften on East, Southeast, and South Asia.
  4. Thousands of scholarly business journals, industry magazines, company profiles, and industry & market reports. This database offers information in virtually every area of business including accounting & tax, banking, finance & insurance, construction, computer science, economics and many more.
  5. Journals, books, surveys, meetings and speeches, conference papers, pamphlets, and other publications on international affairs and global policy.
  6. Reports, issue papers, recommendations and more from the CCICED since 1993. Topics included (but not limited to) are: ecosystem management and green development; energy, environment and development; China's sustainable urbanization, and creation of a well-off society.
  7. In-depth analysis and policy recommendations on development in agriculture, the role of the state, transition economies, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty.
  8. Declassified documents on United States foreign and military policy since 1945.
  9. Current research and policy documents on international development issues.
  10. Factiva provides a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, and company reports. The global range of publications provides both local insight and international perspective on business issues and current events especially with regard to current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.
  11. An extensive collection of bibliographies of books, articles, monographs, reports and theses in physical and human geography, geology, mineralogy, ecology and development studies. The scope is international, dating back to 1980. The interdisciplinary coverage makes it suitable for researching environmental issues.
  12. Provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, and much more from around the world.
  13. Abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, dissertations on the history of the world outside, excluding Canada and the United States, since 1450. Access is limited to 6 users at a time. Users will be automatically logged out of the database after 12 minutes of inactivity.
  14. Books, articles, and manuscripts on cultures of the world, past and present. A research tool for archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and beyond. Note for the Collection of Ethnography: the online version includes more recent source materials; the microfiche version retains older sources (before the annual installment 42).
  15. Annual averages of the components of the Political Risk Ratings (Table 3B) from the PRS Group covering 1984 to 2017.
  16. Analysis on international security issues and country risks.Access is limited to 5 users at a time. Please remember to logout (top right corner of the database) when you are finished.
  17. Annual statistics on competitiveness of nations. Countries are ranked based on economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure. Based on time series data from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, published since 1989.
  18. Open access to over 100 000 texts and audio, photographs and videos about the social sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean from the Consejo Latinamericano de Ciensas Sociales (CLASCO).
  19. International news coverage, business news, legal cases and law reports from early 1970's to present. Content is strongly American with significant coverage of Canadian and international topics.
  20. Literature on the marine and brackish-water environment. Covers marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.
  21. Publications from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, including country studies, forecasting publications, reports, periodicals, and socio-economic databases. Topics covered include agriculture, developing economies, education, employment, energy, environment, migration, social issues, and sustainable development.
  22. Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.
  23. Full-text, born-digital UN documents published from 1993 onward, including documents of the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and their subsidiaries, as well as administrative issuances and other documents. ODS does not have the following types of materials: documents issued before 1993 that have not yet been digitized, press releases, sales publications, such as the Yearbook and the Treaty Series, and documents that do not have a UN symbol.
  24. Global statistics and indicators on gender, population, and social development. Data has been compiled and updated in close cooperation with the statistical services of the United Nations agencies.
  25. Time series data on a variety of topics, produced by The World Bank.
  26. Provides access to more than 600 development indicators, including economic, social, environmental, business, and technology, with time series for 208 countries.
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