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    International Studies- Humanities - Subject Guide

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    Sections in this category: General Resources | Biographies | Dictionaries | Encyclopedias | Statistics

    General Resources

    African Development Indicators
    World Bank Statistical Information on Africa with other links to further information and data.

    Canada's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Comprehensive reference that takes readers on a chronological tour of Canada's ethnic history.

    CIA World Factbook
    Statistical information on every country of the world.

    Companion to Hispanic Studies
    Provides all the necessary introductory information on the subject and will be especially useful for students who have already started courses in Spanish / Hispanic Studies, or who are considering doing so in the future.

    Companion to Latin American Studies
    Covering all the possible topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book situates Latin America in its historical, linguistic and cultural context.

    Country Studies
    The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world

    Eastern Europe an Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture
    A contemporary analysis of the people, cultures, and society within the regions that make up Eastern Europe.

    The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Modern Criticism and Theory
    Comprehensive guide to the history and development of criticism in the humanities.

    Financial Times World Desk Reference
    Gives a complete overview of the modern world with hundreds of maps, charts and diagrams, and facts and statistics on the world's nations.

    Information Economy Report
    Annual report for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, analyzing trends and issues regarding information and communication technologies and their use for, and effect on, trade and development.

    Iran's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Documents the origins, evolution, and current status of all major ethnic groups in Iran.

    Nigeria's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Explores the history of ethnic, regional and religious diversity in Nigeria.

    Opportunities in Overseas Careers
    Career Services Shelves HF5549.5.E45 C32 2005 Check Status

    South Africa's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook
    Traces the fascinating racial history of South Africa before, during, and after the apartheid years.


    Biographies

    Marquis Who's Who in the World
    The world's most notable men and women from every field of endeavor.

    The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography
    Biographical information on notable women around the world.

    The Penguin Biographical Dictionary of Women
    Biographical information on notable women around the world.


    Dictionaries

    A Dictionary of Diplomacy
    Includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations and major figures who have occupied the diplomatic scene.

    Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide to the Social Sciences
    Mortensen Library Reference HA17 .V64 2005 Check Status

    Dictionary of World Philosophy
    Covers the diverse and challenging terminology, concepts, schools and traditions of the vast field of world philosophy.


    Encyclopedias

    Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the close ties between Britain and the whole of the Americas, examining Britain's cultural and political legacy to the nations of the New World.

    Encyclopedia of Nationalism: Fundamental Themes
    Covers fundamental themes from Anthropology to Western Europe.

    Encyclopedia of Nationalism: Leaders, Movements, and Concepts
    covers leaders, movements, and key concepts of nationalism.

    Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa
    Search the complete text of this 4 volume encyclopedia on the nations, cultures and peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. UofH only.

    Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450
    Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion.

    Encyclopedia of World Trade From Ancient Times to the Present
    This is the definitive reference on the history of trade in all time periods. It traces the historical and contemporary interaction of trade, commerce, and culture in fascinating detail.

    France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the impacts that French and American politics, foreign policy, and culture have had on shaping each country's identity.

    Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Details the close ties between the German-speaking world and the Americas.

    Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations
    Using humanistic principles to strip away the jargon and narrowness inherent in much of modern-day political scholarship, this historical encyclopedia reclaims the breadth of vision, the privileging of factual evidence over theory, and the moral tenor prevalent in classical political inquiry

    Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the reciprocal effects that the politics, foreign policy, and culture of Spain, Portugal, and the American nations have had on one another since the time of Columbus.

    Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History
    Covers the impact that Ireland and the nations of the Americas have had on one another since the time of Brendan the Navigator.


    Statistics

    OECD Factbook: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics
    Access to statistics and graphs from the Organisation for Economic Co-ooperation and Development.

    World Factbook (CIA)
    Background, statistics, maps, etc. Great starting point for doing country research. Browse by country or region.


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    Academic Search Premier
    Indexing and abstracts for over 8,000 journals in all subject areas, with full text of articles from nearly 4,600. Includes some popular magazines as well as scholarly journals.

    African Women's Bibliographic Database
    English-language database contained over 35,000 citations from 1986 onward. The database indexes six types of materials: books and government documents; articles appearing in edited books; periodical and journal articles; Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations as well as a few B.A. theses and honors papers; conference papers; and videocassettes.

    Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database
    English-language database had indexed over 60,000 articles from over 500 English-language and multilingual journals and periodicals that specialize in African Studies or consistently cover the African continent.

    European History Primary Sources
    Index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitized primary sources on the history of Europe.

    European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
    This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

    Google Scholar
    Search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, etc. Particularly strong in sciences and social sciences. Selected full text. Many links are to publisher's sites which sell access. ON Campus - links to U of H holdings are available. OFF Campus - U of H users should check our holdings and use Interlibrary Services as needed.

    Humanities Abstracts
    Strong resource index for all aspects of the Humanities including: Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religion and Theology

    Labour Statistics (International Labour Organization: Laborsta Internet)
    View and download data and metadata for over 200 countries or territories

    Population Index on the Web
    "Population Index" is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.


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    Sections in this category: General Resources | Atlases | International | Statistics

    General Resources

    Background Notes (US State Department)
    Periodically updated information on countries and international organizations.

    Center for World Indigenous Studies
    The Center for World Indigenous Studies website contains an extensive range of primary documents relating to issues of sovereignty, tribal law, human rights issues.

    The European Union in the US
    Access to publications, web sites and other information.

    Flags of the World
    Comprehensive collection of current and past world flags with graphic images and historical texts.

    Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
    Directory, by country, of consular offices, across the country. Also links to information about chanceries and embassies in Washington.

    INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
    Virtual library of over 10,000 academically oriented resources. Browse by subject or title in broad categories, or search using keywords or Library of Congress Subject Headings. Brief annotations link to detailed descriptions. Lots of cross-references.

    International Institute for Sustainable Development
    News and publications on topics related to sustainable development, including international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, and natural resource management.

    The National Bureau of Asian Research
    Conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.

    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Information and publications from the principal UN official responsible for human rights.

    Organization of American States
    Links to member countries and with special emphasis on political, economic, and social issues.

    Political Science Resources (University of Keele, UK)
    Award-winning site which provides links to area studies, data archives, bibliographic tools, official government pages, and much more. A must.

    Portals to the World (Library of Congress)
    Carefully selected links to information on nations and other areas of the world.

    State of World Population (United Nations)
    Online version of annual reports focusing on special topics related to world population trends and problems.

    Study Abroad Programs Directory
    Background information as well as searchable databases of programs available.

    Transparency International
    Organization reporting on international corruption issues. Press releases, links to related news stories. The "Knowledge Centre" provides access to full text reports and to a continuously updated bibliography of related information.

    WWW Virtual Library
    Distributed subject catalog. Megasite, constantly updated.


    Atlases

    UC Atlas of Global Inequality (Univeristy of CA, Santa Cruz)
    Searchable database and maps looking at the interaction between globalization and inequality (mortality, economics, health issues, etc.). Includes glossary and bibliography.


    International

    International Council for Traditional Music
    Site of the world organization that supports the study and practice of all musical traditions, including urban and popular music and dance, and music research and ethnomusicology.


    Statistics

    Country Reports
    Current information, primarily statistical, on countries around the world.

    European Governments On-line
    Links to official sites for members of the European Union as well as most other European nations.

    Index Mundi
    Find statistics on regions and countries around the world, including cross national and historical comparison tables. Based on data from the CIA World Factbook.

    OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
    Links to sources of social, economic and general data. International list arranged by country and by topic.

    Statistical Resources on the Web
    Huge collection of links to statistical resources arranged by subject.


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