Journal Article Resources - by subscription
Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references from the journal literature in the physical and social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, or address word (e.g. author's institution). Coverage begins 1956 to present. Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database. PAIS International (ProQuest)
The Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) International database contains references for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages. Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law. Pollution Abstracts (ProQuest)
Abstracts articles from journals, conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents. Includes scientific research and government policies. GeoRef
Covers the most comprehensive database of geoscience literature. CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
A resource that aggregates dispersed content about theory and research in international affairs. CIAO includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, full-text journal articles and policy briefs, and teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features. Advanced searching capability is present and results can be sorted by date and relevance. CIAO also provides links to international affairs Internet sources. All sections of CIAO are updated monthly. OECD iLibrary
Full text access to all of the books, periodicals, statistics and working papers produced by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development since 1998. Statistics are available via pdf files or via interactive databases with downloadable Excel or comma delimited text. Metadata is easily accessible. Books, periodicals and working papers may be searched by title or subject fields or in full text. Browsing by publication type or thematic subject is also available. SourceOECD comprises 20 Book collections by theme, containing all our monographs and reports; 24 periodicals; a reference title; and the OECD statistical databases. Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Offers unrivaled online access to the history and culture of Islam and provides full-text access to great Oxford reference and scholarly works, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, two classic interpretations of the Qur'an, a Concordance of the Qur'an, and What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam.
Some related general resources - by subscription
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Commerce Reports, Country Reports and Market Indicators and Forecasts from the Economist Intelligence Unit offer monthly and annual in depth analysis, data and ratings for the infrastructure, demographics, political scene, domestic economy, foreign trade, including regional and industrial sector breakdowns for over 200 countries. Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Lexis Nexis Academic
Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources. Opposing Viewpoints Resources in Context (Gale)
Access information on social issues through viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Political Handbook of the World (Sage/CQ Press)
Comprehensive country profiles chronicling national history, government, and political parties, as well as profiles on intergovernmental organizations, development banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations. Social Explorer
Explore thousands of historical data maps. Our maps are interactive and go from the first U.S. Census in 1790 to the present.
Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more. Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides cross reference searching in encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research including arts, business, social sciences and sciences. SpringerLink
An integrated database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Villanova has full-text access to more than 2,500 fully peer-reviewed journals and some books, including the Lecture Notes in Mathematics and Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Historical New York Times: 1851-2009 (ProQuest)
The New York Times Internet Public Library Newspapers
is a unique full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times
, in-depth coverage of science and politics. It offers complete coverage from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most current two years. Includes classified ads, comics and cartoons, photos, maps, graphics, etc., editorials and commentary.
Lexis Nexis Academic
Online newspapers from around the world.
Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources.
Washington Post Historical: 1877-1996 (ProQuest)
Vast aggregated full-text database
The historical Washington Post
offers full-text searching of every available issue of the Washington Post
and Washington Post/Times-Herald
title variations, from 1877 -1996, with digital page and image reproductions. Historical coverage will expand annually, by one year. For more recent Washington Post
articles, see Lexis Nexis Academic
coverage (1977 - Present).
News - U.S./ World
BBC World Service
Provides international news, analysis and information in English and 32 other languages.
Reuters (see also Reuters AlertNet)
International multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms.
UK national newspaper
24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. The station broadcasts news features and analysis, documentaries, live debates, current affairs, business, technology, and sports. The channel aims to provide both a regional voice and a global perspective to a potential world audience of over one billion English speakers who don't have an Anglo-American worldview.
International news channel broadcasting over the airwaves and over the internet in French, English and Arabic covering current events from a French perspective and conveying French values throughout the world.
Itar-Tass News Agency
Official news agency of Russia. Provides national and world news, photos, products and services.
United Nations News Centre
Breaking news from the UN news service
The main features of the Commission's web site are the latest official press releases; photos and live TV coverage of EU affairs; details of forthcoming events; links to the; policies administered and implemented by the Commission ; the possibility of influencing the decision-making process; easy access to its organisation (meetings, work programme, contacts...) and direct links to its key information services.
Europe Media Monitor (EMM)
European Commisssion, Democrate General, Joint Research Centre experimental news feed. The selection and placement of stories are determined automatically by a computer program.
A daily email newsletter offering concise translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing in the media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) [Details]
As of April 2010, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan’s sole public broadcaster. To serve Japan, NHK operates five television channels and three radio services. Internationally, NHK offers two television services.
Perry-Casteñada Library Map Collection - general collection of more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world was created and maintained by the University of Texas at Austin. Most of the maps scanned by the University of Texas Libraries and served from this web site are in the public domain. Credit to "University of Texas Libraries" as the source of the scanned images is appreciated.
David Rumsey Collection - Focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania.
UN – Map Library - The Dag Hammarskjöld Library - Map Library houses over 80,000 maps, some 3,000 atlases, gazetteers, travel guides, reference works and digital products; includes thematic and topographic maps.
Library of Congress - American Memory Map Collections - Composed of selected Americana and cartographic treasures of the Library of Congress, Map Collections has seven major categories: cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, Cultural Landscape, military battles and campaigns, transportation and communication, and general maps.
U.S. Census Bureau Tigerweb Application - The TIGERweb web-based application allows the users to visualize our TIGER(Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing database) data. TIGERweb offers the ability to view: linear features, roads, highways, streets, railroads, rivers, streams, and other “single-line” drainage, area water: rivers, lakes, and glaciers, and boundaries for legal, political and statistical geographic entities.
Global Maps - Earth Observatory (NASA) - NASA satellites give us a global view of what’s happening on our planet. View how key parts of Earth’s climate system change from month to month.
International Cartographic Association (ICA) - Global organization that seeks to promote the development of cartography and GI (geographic information) science. Research and development in ICA aims, in general, to create theory and methods for cartography and GI handling. By applying theories and methods in various fields, new tools can be created for cartographic and GI practice.
Archive of Japan Earthquake 2011
This collection depicts the events after the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan starting in early March 2011. Content includes blogs, social commentary, television and online news sites and aid organizations, with webistes in both English and Japanese. Websites have also been contributed by Japan's National Diet Library, the Library of Congress, and Harvard's Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. Earthquakes Hazards Program - USGS
Provided by the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program, includes real-time earthquakes map/list search tools and seismic hazard maps. Historical Hurricane Tracks - NOAA
Japan Earthquake Information- USGS
Historical Hurricane Tracks is listed under NOAA
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association ) Climate.gov and is part of the Maps & Data section, maps & apps feature.
Part of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. Natural Disasters - National Hurricane Center: Tropical Prediction Center
Up-to-date watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather. Includes storm tracking, coastal population tool, cyclone reports, and resource links. Natural Disasters - Natural Hazards Data
National Geophysical Data Center information and maps about earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. Tsunami Basics - NOAA
Basic information and articles from the NOAA
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association ).
Search and browse for datasets on topics ranging from banking to criminal justice to economic indicators to health to labor to natural resources and transportation gleaned from government agencies, private exchanges and international organizations. Statistical Datasets supports customized graphing, mapping and even some common statistical functions. Energy Information Administration - U.S.
Official statistics from the U.S. Government. European Central Bank (ECB) Statistical Data Warehouse European Union Open Data Portal
This is the single point of access to a growing range of data from the institutions and other bodies of the European Union (EU). Data are free for you to use and reuse for commercial or non-commercial purposes. FAO Statistics - Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. First 3.0
FIRST contains up-to-date, documented information in areas such as: conflicts, arms transfers and military expenditure, hard facts on states and international organizations, economic and social statistics and chronologies. FIRST is a project run by SIPRI and ISN with cooperation of Hiroshima University and the Gulf Research Center. Global Consumption Database - The World Bank
A one-stop source of data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. International Statistical Agencies - U.S. Census Bureau National Agricultural Statistics Service
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. OECD Statistics OFFSTATS Official Statistics on the Web
Free directory of links to official statistics on the web searchable by country or topic. Populaiton Reference Bureau
Its stated mission is to inform people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empower them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
Explore thousands of historical data maps. Our maps are interactive and go from the first U.S. Census in 1790 to the present. Statistical Abstract of the United States
Site provides access to current 2012 PDF and past editions. Includes everything from government spending to the environment to communications. It is a most comprehensive one-volume reference source on the Nation's economic and social condition. United Nations - Population Density and Urbanisation
United Nations Statistics
The United Nations Statistics Division collects, compiles and disseminates data from national statistical offices on population density and urbanization through the Demographic Yearbook data collection system
. The site includes the United Nations Human Settlements Programme
(UN-HABITAT), which collects, collates, analyses and reports data on national, urban/rural and city level in order to monitor human settlement conditions and trends.
Global statistical information on economics, demographic, social indicators, environment, energy and Millennium Development Goals. United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) - statistical databases
Access UN statistical databases through a single entry point. WHOSIS (World Health Organization)
Core health indicators, searchable by variables & country. World Bank - DataBank
DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them. A World Bank DataBank tutorial is also available. World Bank Data & Research
World Bank Open Data: free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe. World Bank Development Research World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI)
"World Development Indicators (WDI) publication is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. The 2007 WDI includes more than 900 indicators." The WDI and GDF Online is owned and copyrighted by the World Bank and the users may not copy, reverse engineer, modify, decompile or disassemble WDI and GDF Online or its operating software. While every effort has been made to ensure the high quality and accuracy of WDI and GDF Online, the Bank does not warrant that the functions contained in WDI and GDF Online shall meet the users? requirements or that the operation of WDI Online shall be uninterrupted or error-free.
Web Sites - general
Atlas of Global Development
Promoted as a visual guide to global issues – easy-to-read graphical presentation with every topic presented by colorful world maps, tables, graphs, and photographs Topics that are shaping our world – key development indicators, from poverty, population growth, and food production to climate change, foreign direct investment, and international trade The latest, authoritative statistics – from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database. CIA - The World Factbook
The online Factbook is updated bi-weekly. The U.S. government’s complete geographical handbook, featuring full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities. Each country profile tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data. (Bartleby.com) Countries at the Crossroads
A new edition of Crossroads is published each year, with half the set of countries analyzed in odd years and the other half in even year. Countries at the Crossroads is an annual analysis of government performance in 70 strategically important countries worldwide that are at a critical crossroads in determining their political future. Fragile States Index Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online
The TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places in TGN include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Current and historical places are included. Getty vocabularies are intended to provide terminology and other information about objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture and material culture. The TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places in TGN include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Current and historical places are included. International Crisis Group
An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Crisis Group is considered a leading independent, non-partisan, source of analysis and advice to governments, and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank, on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. International Water Resources Association (IWRA)
An international network of multidisciplinary experts on water resources. The site includes news, publications and other water resources. Nations in Transit
Nations in Transit is Freedom House’s comprehensive, comparative study of democratic development in 29 countries from Central Europe to Eurasia. Pew Global Attitudes Project
The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. Nearly 300,000 interviews in 59 countries have been conducted as part of the project’s work. Political Handbook of the World (Sage/CQ Press)
Comprehensive country profiles chronicling national history, government, and political parties, as well as profiles on intergovernmental organizations, development banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations. Populaiton Reference Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
Its stated mission is to inform people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empower them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
Census information about people & households, business & industry, geography, news, data tools, and fact finder resources U.S. Department of State U.S. Gov't agencies- USGS (U.S. Geoological Survey)
United Nations (UN)
The USGS lists its mission as "providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life." Also contains historical topographic maps
Official United Nations web site in English United Nations (UN) locator
Official WEB site locator for the United Nations system of organizations. What is GIS - ESRI explains
An introduction to geographical information system (GIS) from ESRI, a leading producer of GIS software products. World Bank
Of particular interest are the tabs for "countries" and for "data and research". World Bank - Countries and Regions
Browse by region or country, this site includes information about climate change, energy, financial crisis, food crisis, fragile states and governance and anticorruption.
U.S. global change research program (USGCRP) is a Federal program that coordinates and integrates global change research across 13 government agencies, mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990.
Web sites - North American & local
American FactFinder is a web site used to distribute data collected by the United States Census Bureau. Canada - Agriculture and Agri-Food
It provides data for the lowest level of geography, to largest geographic entities, from zip code areas, to Census tracts.
Information about Canadian producers, agri-industries, international business, and agri-environment. Canada - Information Resource Centre (CIRC)
Eleven databases about Canada. Canada - Natural Resources
Includes Earth Sciences, Energy, Forests, Minerals & Metals information and topographic maps. Census Bureau (United States) - County Business and Demographics Interactive Map
Includes interactive map and text about business patterns, industries, population, race, ethnicity, age/sex, and Census Bureau (United States) - State & County QuickFacts
QuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available for the nation, states, counties, and places. GovEngine.com - U.S. county, city and municipal information
Links to state, county, municipal centers and other local information. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories; founded to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislature and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Population Studies Center (PSC) - Geography page
Census and GIS data from the University of Michigan, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research. State Data Center Network (SDC)
Select a state for the Census State Data Center in which you are interested. State government sites from USA.gov
Visit government websites for each state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and associated states at http://www.usa.gov/index.shtml. Statistical Abstract of the United States
Site provides access to current 2012 PDF and past editions. Includes everything from government spending to the environment to communications. It is a most comprehensive one-volume reference source on the Nation's economic and social condition.
Web sites - international
ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations
As of 2013, members include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. ASEAN aims include accelerating, economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, protection of regional peace and stability, and opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peacefully. Africa Development Indicators - World Bank
World Bank collection of development indicators on Africa, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. Africa south of the Sahara
Browse selected internet resources by country, topic or search all Africa pages at this Stanford University Libraries site. African Studies Center - country pages
Brought to you by the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, recognized as a vital and forward-looking center where researchers, students and cultural and business entities come to gain knowledge of contemporary and historical Africa. African Union
Homepage of the AU, this contains current topics of research and importance to Africa and to those nations involved in Africa. Africana Studies subject guide
VU Africana Studies subject guide of select resources. Allafrica.com
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 2000 news and information items daily from over 130 African news organization. CIA - The World Factbook
The online Factbook is updated bi-weekly. The U.S. government’s complete geographical handbook, featuring full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities. Each country profile tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data. (Bartleby.com) Centre for European Reform
A think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European but not uncritical. The CER aims to promote an open, outward-looking and effective European Union. European Central Bank (ECB) Statistical Data Warehouse European Union - official website
This site gives you basic information on how the EU works, the latest EU news and events, and links to EU information on the websites of EU institutions and agencies. First 3.0
FIRST contains up-to-date, documented information in areas such as: conflicts, arms transfers and military expenditure, hard facts on states and international organizations, economic and social statistics and chronologies. FIRST is a project run by SIPRI and ISN with cooperation of Hiroshima University and the Gulf Research Center. GIS & Remote Sensing - AGIS, Agricultural Geo-Referenced Information System
South Africa's Agricultural information available on the Internet International Programs Data Base
Includes tabular data base, world population summary, country rankings, HIV/AIDS Surveillance data base, and Global Population and Mapping and Spatial Analysis - plus related sites. International River Basin Organization Database (RBO)
A work in progress, created by Susanne Schmeier as part of her PhD research. The database provides detailed information about over 120 international river basin organizations around the world. InterstateStatiatical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Irrawaddy Magazine (The)
Time series of main social and economic indicators by the CIS countries (by months for a number of years).
The Irrawaddy Publishing Group (IPG) was founded in 1993 by a group of Burmese journalists living in exile in Thailand. The Irrawaddy considers itself a leading source of reliable news, information, and analysis on Burma and the Southeast Asian region. Japan Atlas: Index by Region
Brief descriptions of regions and prefectures. Latin American Human Mortality Database
Web-site aims at disseminating human mortality data and literature of human mortality in Latin America. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Links to political, economic, cultural, and climate websites about Japan. OECD iLibrary
Full text access to all of the books, periodicals, statistics and working papers produced by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development since 1998. Statistics are available via pdf files or via interactive databases with downloadable Excel or comma delimited text. Metadata is easily accessible. Books, periodicals and working papers may be searched by title or subject fields or in full text. Browsing by publication type or thematic subject is also available. SourceOECD comprises 20 Book collections by theme, containing all our monographs and reports; 24 periodicals; a reference title; and the OECD statistical databases. Population Studies Center (PSC) - Geography page
Census and GIS data from the University of Michigan, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research. Russian Studies subject guide
Villanova University, Falvey Memorial Library russian studies guide. South Asia Center
The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania lists resources for the study of South Asia, including country information, scholar networks, South Asia student associations, and more. Spanish Online Resources - Baylor University
Includes mostly South American newspapers, radio, television, learning resources, and additional information. WHOSIS (World Health Organization)
Core health indicators, searchable by variables & country. Web of Chinese Civilisation - of 5000 years
From the Chinese Civilisation Centre, City University of Hong Kong links to timelines, geography, philosophy and the arts, representing Chinese civilization spanning five millenniums. World Bank - DataBank
DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them. A World Bank DataBank tutorial is also available. World Health Organization (WHO) - Data and statistics
Data and statistics from WHO, the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.
Use this link to locate journals or specific articles that may be available electronically. E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
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