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Globalization Glossary.
From Frank Lechner at Emory Univesity. Part of the Globalization Website

Library Catalogs

The online catalog for the Rutgers University Libraries. Relevant subject headings that you can use in IRIS include:

Globalization Economic Aspects Globalization Social Aspects
International Economic Integration International Economic Relations
Europe Economic Integration International Business Enterprises Moral and Ethical Aspects
International Trade

Newark Law
Camden Law
Law library materials are not listed in IRIS. Use the above subject headings to find relevant publications in the law collections.


CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
Full-text journal articles, policy briefs, working papers, and conference proceedings, as well as extensive information on the nations and regions of the world. Restricted Access.

EconLit 1969-
Comprehensive bibliographic index for economic literature. Indexes journal, books, dissertations, working papers, and volumes of articles. Restricted Access.

PAIS International 1972-
Index to books, reports, government documents, and journals dealing with political, social, and public policy issues. Restricted Access.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts 1975-
Index to over 1,300 journals in political science, international relations, public policy and related fields. Restricted Access.

Handbook of Latin American Studies 1935-
Selective, annotated bibliography of books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage alternates between social sciences and the humanities on a biennial basis.

Hispanic-American Periodical Index [HAPI] 1970-
The major multidisciplinary periodical index for Latin American Studies. Indexes over 400 scholarly journals published in the U.S. and Latin America. Restricted Access.


For links to many newspaper sites with online searchable archives, as well as to physical collections of newspapers see the Newspapers Research Guide.

A vast archive of the world's most important publications, reports and news, focusing on business. Major sections include News Page, Companies/Markets, and Search, which leads to the full-text of 8,000 leading business newspapers, magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and television and radio transcripts. Includes full text coverage of the Wall Street Journal back to 1984. Restricted Access.

LexisNexis Academic
"News" section indexes and provides access to a large collection of U.S. and international newspapers, newsletters, wire service reports, transcripts of television and radio news broadcasts, and student newspapers. Includes Foreign Language Newspapers, and full-text coverage of the New York Times from June 1, 1980 to the present. Restricted Access.

Official Index to the Financial Times. 1982- . Monthly with annual cumulation.
Index to the London Financial Times with listings by country, personal and corporate name, and subject. (DANA REF Index Table G). Dana Library has the Financial Times on microfilm back to 1978. Full text articles from the Financial Times back to 1988 are also available on factiva.

[Historical] New York Times
Allows you to search and display the full image of articles published in the New York Times back to 1851. The two+ most recent years are not included; use LexisNexis Academic to find more recent articles. Restricted Access.


Country Studies
Online versions of the Country Studies/Area Handbooks series published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. A basic resource for an overview of a particular country.

Background Notes
Information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations.

Includes reports on 191 countries worldwide with up-to-date political, economic, cultural, business, and environmental information, as well as current and archived country-specific news. Restricted Access.

International Data Base (IDB) Summary Demographic Data
Demographic and socio-economic statistics for 227 countries and areas of the world. Combines data from country sources with the U.S. Census Bureau's International Programs Center's estimates and projections.

International Trade Centre (ITC) Country Statistics
"Trade and market profiles based on trade statistics which benchmark national trade performance and provide indicators on export supply and import demand."

Political Database of the Americas
Search or browse thematically arranged reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies and statistical data for countries in the Western Hemisphere. Categories include: Constitutions and Constitutional Studies; Electoral Systems and Election Data; Decentralization; Political Parties; Executive Institutions; Legislative Institutions; Judicial Instituions; and Civil Society.

2003 Globalization Index
Foreign Policy magazine's index that measures a country’s global links, from foreign direct investment to international travel, telephone traffic, and Internet servers.

Competitiveness Indicators by Country
From the World Bank Group.

Index of Economic Freedom
Database of country-by-country analyses and data on trade, foreign investment, government intervention, monetary policy, black markets, etc. From the conservative Heritage Foundation.

Development Reports

World Development Reports
Annual reports from the World Bank; each report provides in depth analysis of a specific aspect of development.

Human Development Reports
Annual report assessing the long-term level of well-being. Each report focuses on a specific aspect of the current development debate. Report commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme.

Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
Annual report from the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Globalization Sites

Globalization Website
Summaries of major debates and theories regarding globalization, information on some of the major figures associated with the debate (the 'global actors'), explanation of issues with links to articles and position papers, links to relevant organizations, data sources, and globalization megasites. Excellent resource developed by members of the Sociology Department, Emory University.

The Debate on Globalization
Link to news articles, editorials, basic readings and research papers, and sites devoted to the subject of globalization. Part of Nouriel Roubini's (NYU) excellent Global Macroeconomic and Financial Policy site.

Policy briefs, working papers, and speeches from the Institute for International Economics, a "private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy."

International Forum on Globalization
The goal of the IFG is to "(1) Expose the multiple effects of economic globalization in order to stimulate debate, and (2) Seek to reverse the globalization process by encouraging ideas and activities which revitalize local economies and communities, and ensure long term ecological stability." Includes links to anti-globalization news stories and analyses.

Natalie Borisovets (
September 22, 2003
rev. February 16, 2005