Global Studies Librarian
303 International Studies Building MC-402
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, Illinois, 61820, USA
Mon. and Wed. 9:00am-11:00am
Center for Global Studies,
910 South Fifth Street,
Indicates University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign access only: must be on university network or able to authenticate using NetID
EIU Country Intelligence: Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Intelligence provides users with reports and analysis about political, business and economic issues by country, category and subject including risk ratings, licensing and trading information for the new economies, plus G-8 and regional forecasts. Users also have access to the Business Middle East online newsletter.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe: Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe identifies full text publications for users wanting to search news, US and international law, company profiles and SEC filings, countries or public figures or a combination of these.
Statistical Universe: Statistical Universe identifies statistical information and reports. Users can search and browse summaries, abstracts, tables, PDFs and other editions of reports.
General Global Studies
JSTOR: JSTOR identifies publications, research and content across disciplines.
OCED iLibrary: OCED iLibrary allows users to either search or brows for information in books, papers, statistics, fact books or glossaries on global studies topics.
American Bibliography of Slavic & Eastern European Studies: American Bibliography of Slavic & Eastern European Studies offers indexed journals, books, dissertations, online resources and selected government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Subject areas include anthropology, culture & the arts, economics, education, and geography. The literature was originally published in the U.S. and Canada from 1939-present.
eHRAF World Cultures: eHRAF World Cultures identifies information describing cultural practices worldwide.
CABI Global Health and CAB Abstracts: CABI Global Health and CAB Abstracts identifies scientific resources within the applied health sciences fields including biomedical life sciences, public health, health promotion, public health emergencies, epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, nutrition and food sciences, infectious diseases and parasitology, tropical and international health, diagnosis and therapy of disease and health systems.
Historical Abstracts: Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present in over 40 languages with publications starting in 1955. Historical Abstracts started a project in 2006 to extend coverage through the late 1800s.
Index Islamicus: Index Islamicus identifies publications in European languages covering all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, including history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literature. Index Islamicus includes content published by Western orientalists, social scientists and Muslims from 1906 - present.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online: Oxford Islamic Studies Online identifies primary and secondary sources through searching or browsing on Islamic topics. Oxford Islamic Studies Online also provides timelines and learning resources.
Law, Military and National Security
Digital National Security Archive: Digital National Security Archive identifies declassified US government documents through searching or browsing.
Hein Online: Hein Online is a database of US law, regulations, foreign relations, international law, treaties and law reports from subscribed government and university library collections.
Military and Government Collection: Military and Government Collection identifies publications, research and content on military, security and governance issues worldwide from 1901 – present.
Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA): LBAA identifies publications including books, book reviews, book chapters, journal articles, working papers and dissertations on all aspects of language studies such as phonetics, applied linguistics, learning disabilities and morphology.
Political Sciences and Public Affairs
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online): CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) includes comprehensive information on international affairs and policy studies from sources such as books, journals, policy briefs, the working papers of university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences.
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts: CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts identifies citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science, international relations, law, and public administration and policy from 1976 – present.
CQ Global Researcher:CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day.
ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research): ICPSR identifies social science research data with in social and political science disciplines including criminal justice, public health, education, psychology and racial and ethnic minorities. Allows users to search or browse for information.
International Political Science Abstracts: International Political Science Abstracts identifies articles on political science issues such as government theory, political processes and national and area studies.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Services): PAIS identifies articles, books, websites, statistics, yearbooks, directories, conference proceedings, pamphlets, reports, government documents, and microfiches on political, social, public policy issues from 1915 – present.
GEOBASE: GEOBASE is a database of research on geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation.
Web of Science: Web of Science includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Web of Science identifies articles, reviews, proceeding papers, editorial reviews, news items and many other content formats on subjects with in the sciences including but not limited to environmental sciences, engineering, food sciences, life sciences and geography.
CSA Sociological Abstracts: CSA Sociological Abstracts identifies abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers in sociology and in the social and behavioral sciences from 1963 – present.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS): IBSS provides comprehensive international coverage in 100 languages and countries identifying journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters from 1951- present.
Social Sciences Citation Index: Social Sciences Citation Index includes journal articles and cited references in anthropology, political science, history, public health, industrial relations, social issues, information science, library science, social work, law, sociology, linguistics, substance abuse, philosophy, urban studies, psychology, women's studies, and psychiatry.
SocIndex: ScoIndex identifies full text publications, research and content on social issues worldwide from 1880 – present.
Women’s Studies International: Woman’s Studies International identifies articles, books, chapters, conference papers, gray literature and media on women's studies and feminism world wide from 1864 – present.
19th Century British Library Newspapers: Newspapers dated in the 1800s from the British Library.
Access World News: Access World News offers news from around the world in English from 1977 – present. Sources include articles from Newspapers, newswires, transcripts, online news, blogs, journals, college and university newspapers, videos and newsletters.
AllAfrica Newspapers (English): African Newspapers in English.
APN Australian Newspapers: Australian Newspapers.
British Newspapers 1600 – 1900: British Newspapers from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Early American Newspapers Newsbank Edition: A newsbank that allows users to pick an era of American history to search from the early colonial era of 1690 – 1729 through to the post-Vietnam era of 1976 – 1980.
Eastview Central and Regional Russian Newspapers: Newspapers from the Russian region.
Elsivier Science Medical Newspapers: Features newspapers that cover medical topics.
Ethnic NewsWatch: Ethnic News Watch includes full text publications for 200 newspapers and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press from 1959 – present.
ISI Emerging Markets IntelliNews Reports: ISI Emerging Markets provides information on emerging markets through financial news articles, company profiles, industry analysis, microeconomic statistics, financial statements, equity quotes and market-specific information.
Library PressDisplay: Library PressDisplay provides news articles from around the world that are searchable and browsable.
UIUC Newspaper Library Online Historical Newspaper Collection: Links to online archives of newspapers from around the World and the US, which mostly start in the 19th or 20th centuries.
World Newspaper Archive: Identifies articles from hundreds of Newspapers from around the United States and the World.
Biography in Context: Biography in Context includes 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — spanning history and geography.
Credo Reference: Credo Reference provides access to encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, a crossword solver and measurement conversions.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library identifies reference sources through browsing or searching in the areas of art, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science and social science.
Oxford Digital Reference: Oxford Digital Reference provides access to 25 different subject encyclopedias on topics like global change, human rights, world exploration and social work.
This Encyclopedia provides 540 entries on global warming topics such as abrupt climate change, amazon deforestation, ecosystems, global monitoring, the little ice age, reefs, and sustainable development.
This Encyclopedia includes 300 articles on topics such as tsunamis, ocean pollution, mining regulation and permafrost melting. Categories covered in the encyclopedia include altered ecosystems, food and water supply, climate change, politics and global change, populations, biographies, institutions and policies and case studies.
The Oxford History of Islam is a four-volume set, which includes 300 illustrations and presents an extensive explanation of Islam. Chapters cover Islam from its beginnings through its development until the present. Subjects covered include the historical meeting of Christianity and Islam, Islam’s growth in Asia and Africa and religious challenges.
The Encyclopedia includes 250 cross-referenced entries on important organizations, military, diplomatic, economic and political vocabulary. This encyclopedia includes information on sub-fields such as foreign policy analysis, historical sociology, comparative politics, international political economy, strategic studies, ethics, military affairs, international history and international political theory.
This encyclopedia contains entries for about 150 concepts / terms, 100 documents, 45 organizations and 46 people. Entries include options for finding further information about the topics discussed such as websites, documents, standards and further reading.
The Encyclopedia is a four-volume set discussing women’s concerns and global feminism theory and practice. Only volume one includes a list of articles organized into categories included in all volumes. Categories covered include but are not limited to: arts and literature, ecology and environment, education, reproduction, history of philosophy of feminism, violence and peace and women’s studies. Entries on individuals and specific nations are included within entries on topics.
This handbook is divided into two volumes written for undergraduate students, professional economists and dedicated non-student readers looking for theory and model summaries. This handbook provides coverage on a wide range of economic issues such as micro-, macro-, ethics, sports, AIDS, neuroeconomics and feminist economics. Chapters look at theory, applications, models and observational evidence.
This handbook provides an overview of the Koreas for Global Studies scholars.
United Nations Statistics Division: Collects and analyzes data from around the world.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): Works to make life better for children around the world.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Researches the environment and promotes “green” environmental practices.
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR): Works to protect refugees and solve refugee problems around the world.
World Health Organization (WHO): A division of the UN providing leadership on global health matters.
World Food Programme: The largest humanitarian agency fighting world hunger worldwide.
World Security Network: An independent global action network for foreign and defense affairs.
Human Rights Watch: An independent organization dedicated to protecting human rights.
USAID: USAID provides foreign aid. The website provides information on its initiatives.
World Digital Library: A Library of Congress associated website, the World Digital Library provides documents about the world from around the world from 8000 BCE through the present.
Hathi Trust Digital Library: Provides books on a full range of historical eras, countries and disciplines.
World Bank: Collects knowledge to reduce poverty and support development.
International Monetary Fund: The IMF is mad cup of 187 countries. It works to assist economic cooperation, reduce poverty, promote growth and facilitate trade and economic stability.
European Commission Eurostat: The statistics division of the European Commission
World Affairs Journal: Reports on important economic, philosophic and political affairs and events happening around the world.
Global Chronicle: The Global Chronicle is the section of the Chronicle of Higher Education that reports on global affairs.
National Geographic: Reports on news regarding astronomy, animal science, travel, geology and environmental sciences from around the world.
Foreign Policy Magazine: Reports on foreign policy and global affairs.
International Herald Tribune: Global edition of the New York Times. Reports on and global current events.