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. 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. 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. World Development Indicators tables (World Bank)
Provides time series data and more for over 200 countries covering economic, social, and environmental indicators. View topical tables, which provide data for each country, or click Country Profiles to see all data for each country on one screen (select country from small box at upper left of Country Profile screen). Statista
Provides a portal to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources. Topics covered include industries, media, companies, product categories, and countries.
Subject-specific encyclopedias offer well-researched entries written by subject experts. Each entry includes a bibliography that will lead to further sources on a topic. The following encyclopedias are particularly relevant to the conceptual areas for research for the GIS 2000 project.
Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Wiley, 2013)
Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (Sage, 2011)
Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (Sage, 2008)
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society (Sage, 2007)
Limitations on Use
Formerly known as LexisNexis Academic. 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.
Limitations on Use:
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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. MideastWire.com
Offers translations of news articles from the Middle East. Source material includes articles from the media of 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora. Fully searchable by keyword, subject, source, country, and date, and available as a daily emailed newsletter. BBC News - Europe
Provides current news concerning Europe from the BBC.
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. JSTOR does not include all of the library's journal content.
Articles & More Search
Search all the library's e-resources simultaneously. While results may be fuzzy and overwhelming, Articles & More is easy to use and can be helpful as long as results are limited to peer-reviewed journals.
Check out the library's Subject Guides page to find listings of recommended databases for each discipline.
Here is a selection of useful specialized databases that focus on the journals of a specific discipline.
Gender Studies Database (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals and popular magazines, books, conference proceedings, dissertations and newspapers in many disciplines on topics relevant to gender studies. Includes abstracts for most citations. Coverage goes back to the early seventies. Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals, magazines, books, book reviews, and dissertations that cover world history from 1450 to the present, excluding North American history which is covered in the companion index America: History and Life. Includes abstracts for academic journal articles and selective full text content. Coverage extends back to 1953. Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Indexes the literature of sociology and related fields. Includes citations to journal articles, dissertations, books, conference papers, and magazines. Offers abstracts and selected full text. 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. Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, finance, economics, and management information systems. Full text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.
Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide. Access to the 16th edition is also available.
Citation and Writing Tools
A guide by Falvey librarians, with information on citation styles and citation management software.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool that must be downloaded to your computer. Go to Zotero.org to sign up for your Zotero account and to download the software and the browser plugin. Click here to download a quick-start guide to Zotero.
ZoteroBib is a free web-based tool for creating quick, on-the-fly bibliographies. Click here to download a quick-start guide to ZoteroBib.