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Development and Globalization: Current issues sources

News and research on current issues

The sources below lead primarily to published texts in journals, magazines and books. Most are full-text on the Web and are generally a little more reliable than results you get from just searching the entire Web.

Library Search  is a powerful, yet simple search tool that allows you to discover the breadth of Temple Libraries' collections. It will find books, scholarly articles, films, music, dissertations, archival material or other library resources.

CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher provide great, balanced overviews of both domestic and international issues and serves as an excellent springboard to more resources, articls and books.  CQ Researcher has a June 17, 2011 report on "Foreign Aid and National Security".  It has some nice graphics and background on U.S. foreign aid in general.

Academic Search Complete is a database that indexes all kinds of publications across all academic fields, in additon to magazines and newspapers.

ABI/INFORM Complete is a business periodicals database that ranges from newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and Financial times to scholarly economic journals.

Access World News is a database of newspapers from around the world. This is the database to go to to find newspapers and articles targeted on a country.

Business Source Complete is similar to ABI/Inform as a database directing you to business and economic journals. It's coverage of academic journals seems to be a little better than ABI/Inform.

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) covers all kinds of publications, but favors mass rather than scholarly publications, except in the fields of law and medicine. Use the "News" tab and then "Select Sources" about half-way down the search form to narrow the range of sources you are searching.

ProQuest Sociology covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more.

Web of Science is a database that indexes scholarly journals that get cited a lot, meaning that they are usually the most important journals to a field. This is a good database if you want to limit your searches to journals you can be sure are academically acceptable.

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