FS 136 Globalization

Professor: William Wilson

Librarian: Steve Burks

Office: Library 210
Telephone: ext 2354
sburks@smcvt.edu


Coverage:

  • Overview
  • Reference /Statistical Sources
  • Books
  • Journal Articles
  • Newspapers
  • Citing Sources
  • Evaluating Your Sources

Overview

Globalization through the lens of India. Its implications and possibilities.

Country
India

Topics
 Sikhs / Health / Higher Education / Bollywood films and Music / One Child Policy / Corruption in politcal and economic life

Listed below are library resources to start your research.  Start with reference sources to get background information.  Journal articles and books can be researched for your country as you get deeper into your subject.

Consider search terms that encompass elements you have studied on globalization and break them down into synonymous and narrower terms

Countries Political Economics Cultural Ecology Religion
regions nationalism NAFTA Nike population growth Sihks
GATT Americanization
cultural imperialism
language

Reference Sources

Credo Reference
Search Geography encyclopedias, dictionaries, and gazetteers

Global Road Warrior 
Mores, society and culture and travel tips for 175 countries

Europa World
Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book.  First published in 1926, the year book covers political and economic information on over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

OECD Environmental Country Reviews

CIA World Factbook
This is a wonderful source for country information and maps which is in the public domain. It may be copied without obtaining permission from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Country Studies
Online book-length versions of sources previously published by the U.S. government for diplomats.

Political Handbook of the World
Provides information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party as well as data on communications and news media.

Statistics

LexisNexis Statistical

UNData
United Nations data search allows you to search across multiple sources such as UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization, etc.

UNESCO
Statistics and reports from United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Click on Worldwide from the menu and select a UNESCO region to pull up various countries.

World Bank
Select a country from the Countries menu button and find statistics, publications, and special reports related to that country.

Europa World
Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book.  First published in 1926, the year book covers political and economic information on over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Global Road Warrior
Use this database to get acclimated to a country's business culture and etiquette (greetings & courtesies, ethics, meetings, attire), society and culture (gift giving, food, media, time & punctuality) and travel tips (money & banking, transportation, and more) for 175 countries.

CIA World Factbook
This is a wonderful source for country information and maps which is in the public domain. It may be copied without obtaining permission from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Country Studies
Online book-length versions of sources previously published by the U.S. government for diplomats.

allAfrica.com
World's largest provider of full-text electronic news and information on Africa.  Includes articles from past five years in English and French on over 80 topics and 54 countries.

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
The CCAS at Georgetown University publishes extensively on the Arab world and disseminates information about the region to scholars, government bodies, and non-government organizations.

UNData
United Nations data search allows you to search across multiple sources such as UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization, etc.

UNESCO
Statistics and reports from United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Click on Worldwide from the menu and select a UNESCO region to pull up various countries.

World Bank
Select a country from the Countries menu button and find statistics, publications, and special reports related to that country.

UN-OHRLLS
UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing Countries provides country profiles on least developed countries.

Human Development Index
Human development statistics from the United Nations

World Development Indicators
Development Indicators from the World Bank

Print Sources

CultureGrams
REF G GT 150 .C85 2010  4 vols
This set published annually contains country information in 25 different categories.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
REF GE 42 .E533 2009  2 vols
Contains topical as well as country entries.

Encyclopedia of Globalization
REF JZ 1318 .E63 2007 4 vols

Encyclopedia of the World's Nations and Cultures
REF G 63 .K874 2007  4 vols

Europa World Year Book
REF JN 1 .E85
Contains valuable information about international organizations as well as individual countries.  Data comes from the United Nations as well as many other international sources.

Our Earth's Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change
REF GF 90 .O87 2006  2 vols
This set covers topics as well as some countries and world regions.

Political Handbook of Africa
REF JQ 1875 .P63 2007

Political Handbook of Asia
REF JQ 24 .P65 2007

Poltical Handbook of Europe
REF JN 12 .P65 2007

Political Handbook of the Middle East
REF JQ 1785 .58 P65 2006

The Statesman's Yearbook
REF JA 51 .S7
Published annually.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
REF G 63 .W67 2007   5 volumes.

Travel guides to many countries as well as encyclopedias and handbooks of countries and regions are kept in the Reference and circulating collections. 

Use the database Reference Universe to find other reference material in the library's collection or ask a librarian for help. Reference Universe 

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Journal Databases for Global Studies

GreenFILE SocINDEX with Full Text Academic Search Premier AnthroSource JSTOR EconLit with Full Text Business Source Complete CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online Academic OneFile Google Scholar

More extensive research can be done by searching other databases that cover narrower discipline.  See the subject pages for more databases. 


Newspapers


  • General Newspaper Databases 

ProQuest Newspapers 
Infotrac Newsstand
LexisNexis Academic
Black Newspapers
Canadian Newsstand
Ethnic NewsWatch

  • Historical Newspaper Databases

Historical U.S. Newspapers
(Search all historical newspapers from Proquest:  New York Times 1851-2004;
Wall Street Journal 1889-1990; Washington Post 1877-1991).

Chronicling America:  Historic American Newspapers
Some 550 digitized U.S. newspapers from 1836-1922.

Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-1985
Full-text and full-image articles from the Times (of London) for the years 1785-1985.

  • Individual Newspaper Databases

Los Angeles Times (1985-present)
New York Times Current (1980-present)
New York Times Historical (1851-2007)
Wall Street Journal Current (1984-present ) 
Wall Street Journal Historical (1889-1993)
Washington Post Current (1980-present)
Washington Post Historical (1877-1994)

  • Directory of Newspaper Websites

http://www.world-newspapers.com/
World newspapers, magazines, and news sites in English by country and region. 
Some with links to full text.

  • News Media

http://english.aljazeera.net/


Finding Books

Library Catalog - Search for books, DVDs, and other resources in the Durick Library

You may search the library's online catalog to find additional information about various aspects of a particular country.  Try keyword searches such as

countryname economy or
countryname globalization or
countryname ecology

Try subject searches such as

country history or
country politics and government   

Try expanding your search by searching your country's region such as Africa or even broader such as developing countries.

To expand your book search, try WorldCat and Google Books.  You can then request items through your interlibrary loan account.

Search Tips

  • Use quotation marks to search on an exact phrase.
    Example: "developing countries"
  • Use the *, a common truncation symbol to find variant endings of a word.
    Example: econom* finds economic, economics, economy, economical
  • Brainstorm keywords for your searches
  • Pay attention to subject headings
  • Redo your searches using broader or narrower terms 

Citation Guides

RefWorks allows you to import references from online databases, organize your references into folders, and then create bibliographies. You can select from a variety of style forms (eg APA, MLA). RefWorks is free to the SMC community and available from any computer with Internet access.

APA Citation Guides

  • APA Style  (from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
    A quick guide to citing resources based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2009).
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
    REF BF76.7 P83

MLA Citation Guides

  • MLA Documentation (from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
    A quick guide to citing resources based on the new MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th ed. (Modern Language Association 2009).

  • MLA Visual Guide to Citations from EasyBib
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
    REF LB2369.G53

Evaluating Sources
  • Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
    Start identifying sources that either "primary" (the original peer reviewed research or secondary)   See --Checklist: What are Peer Reviewed Research Journals
     
  • Internet Sources
    Remember to evaluate Internet information for bias or being backed by special interests.  Actually, information from any source should be evaluated by currency, authority, authorship, methodology, or bias. Be cautious of any source that can not provide that information. (Review Evaluating Information @ http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html)


    Example site to evaluate-- GATT.org

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