Journal Article Resources - by subscription
Provides citations and abstracts to peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings in all major disciplines. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article. JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included. Social Sciences Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
Indexes core journals in the social sciences. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, address word (i.e., author's institution), or funding agency. Covers 1956 to the present. Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts journals in many social science fields. Provides full text access to selected titles from 1972 to the present. Economist Intelligence Unit
Features a single unified platform delivering country and regional reports and comparable data for over 200 countries. Politics, economics, the business environment and sector and industries are explained and forecasts presented. The data tab delivers time series on national accounts, monetary, demographic, trade, employment, debt & spending indicators to name a few. 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. PAIS International (ProQuest)
Provides citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, government documents, conference papers, research reports, etc. in the areas of public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. International in scope. Formerly known as the Public Affairs Information Service. Opposing Viewpoints 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. GeoRef (Engineering Village/Elsevier)
Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations, books, and maps in the geosciences. Includes selected abstracts. Coverage is international and extends back to the 17th century. Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines. Villanova University has access to the following bibliographies: African American Studies, Art History, Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, British and Irish Literature, Buddhism, Cinema and Media Studies, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Environmental Science, Geography, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Management, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Renaissance and Reformation, and Victorian Literature. Oxford Islamic Studies Online (Oxford University Press)
Offers encyclopedia entries, scholarly essays, Qur'anic materials (two classic translations/interpretations and a concordance), primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. Covers global Islamic history, peoples, practices, politics, and culture. Contains the full text of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, The Oxford History of Islam, and The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture.
Some related general resources - by subscription
ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country- and industry-focused reports. Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Offers access to the full text of articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press. While most of the content is in English, some content in non-English languages is included. Coverage for most newspapers and magazines goes back to the early 1990s, but earlier content is also available. Social Explorer
Provides access to maps and tables of U.S. Census and American Community Survey data from 1790 through most recently released data. Also includes datasets on election, health, crime, religion, and environmental topics, as well as some international data (UK Census 2011; Canadian Census 2011; selected Eurostat data; and World Development Indicators from the World Bank.) Create a free personal account in order to save your work.
Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more. SpringerLink
Provides access to journals, books, protocols, reference works, and book series in all academic disciplines published by Springer. WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.
New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Provides full text access to the complete New York Times archive except for the most recent five years. Use NYTimes.com, Nexis Uni, or ABI/INFORM for access to current content. Lexis Nexis Academic
Limitations on Use
Now Nexis Uni. Provides full text access to national and international newspaper and magazine articles and news transcripts, business, company, and industry information in the U.S. and abroad, and legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews. Coverage varies.
Washington Post Historical: 1877- (ProQuest)
Limitations on Use:
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Contains the full text of the Washington Post and its title variations from 1877 until seventeen years ago.
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
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 Commission, 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
Natural Disasters - National Hurricane Center: Tropical Prediction Center
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.
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. Nepal Earthquake Maps
Interactive maps share details of this disaster such as the location of the earthquake and aftershocks, affected population, relief operations, social media coverage, damage photos from the field, and much more. Tsunami Basics - NOAA
Basic information and articles from the NOAA
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association ).
An open data platform with advanced data analytics and visualization that helps understand and visualize the critical issues facing the United States in areas like jobs, skills and education across industry and geography. Data.census.gov
European Central Bank (ECB) Statistical Data Warehouse European Union Open Data Portal
Data from the Census Bureau from 2010 through most recent releases, including the American Community Survey, the Decennial Census, and several other surveys
conducted by the bureau.
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. 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
Provides comparable, time series data by country and topic. Population 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.
Provides access to maps and tables of U.S. Census and American Community Survey data from 1790 through most recently released data. Also includes datasets on election, health, crime, religion, and environmental topics, as well as some international data (UK Census 2011; Canadian Census 2011; selected Eurostat data; and World Development Indicators from the World Bank.) Create a free personal account in order to save your work. 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. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. 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. World Bank - DataBank
DataBank is an analysis and visualization 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. World Bank Development Research World Bank Open Data
Provides free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe. 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 for Changing Planet
A sampling of maps from Esri's ArcGIS Online resource about these themes: 1. Understanding Natural Systems, 2. Mapping Human Systems, 3. Mapping Ocean Impacts, 4. Predicting the Future, 5. International Cooperation. 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. The World Factbook (CIA)
Provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Countries at the Crossroads
Countries at the Crossroads, published from 2004 to 2012, was an annual analysis of government performance in 70 strategically important countries worldwide that were at a critical crossroads in determining their political future. A new edition of Crossroads was published each year, with half the set of countries analyzed in odd years and the other half in even years. Crossroads reports were written and evaluated by some of the most prominent independent experts available for each country. Fragile States Index (FSI)
Measuring fragility, risk and vulnerability in 178 countries. 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 organization 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 research project on democracy in the 29 formerly communist countries from Central Europe to Central Asia. The flagship of the project is an annual survey of democratic reform. Pew Research Center: Global Attitudes & Trends
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. Population 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 The United Nations
Official United Nations web site in English United Nations - Convention to Combat Desertification - (UNCCD)
In the 10-Year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018) that was adopted in 2007, Parties to the Convention further specified their goals: "to forge a global partnership to reverse and prevent desertification/land degradation and to mitigate the effects of drought in affected areas in order to support poverty reduction and environmental sustainability". 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 - Regions, eLibrary
Browse by region or country, this site includes regions, topics, collections and data information. Globalchange.gov
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
Canada - Agriculture and Agri-Food
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. 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 Program (SDC)
The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. This partnership between the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the island areas and the Census Bureau was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. 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
A Global Guide to Islamic Art
Sponsored by Saudi Aramco World magazine - a bi-monthly magazine to increase cross-cultural understanding and broaden knowledge of the cultures, history and geography of the Arab and Muslim worlds and their connections with the West. 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. African 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. The World Factbook (CIA)
Provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. 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. China Data Online (China Marketing Research Co.)
Provides national, provincial, city, and regional data series including national accounts, prices, employment, income, industry, foreign trade, agriculture, construction, transportation, telecommunication, and education in monthly and annual time series. Conflict Barometer
The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) at the Department of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg annually publishes the Conflict Barometer, which describes recent trends in conflict development, escalations, settlements. 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. GIS & Remote Sensing - AGIS, Agricultural Geo-Referenced Information System
South Africa's Agricultural information available on the Internet Global Health Observatory (GHO) data
From the World Health Organization (WHO), this resource includes a data repository, reports, country statistics and a map gallery. 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. Nations in Transit
Nations in Transit is Freedom House's research project on democracy in the 29 formerly communist countries from Central Europe to Central Asia. The flagship of the project is an annual survey of democratic reform. 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 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. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty and were previously referred to as "Background Notes". U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. 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 visualization 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. World Health Organization (WHO) - Data and statistics
Research updates 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 via Falvey Library. EZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The EZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. EZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.