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Subject: International Studies databases

International Studies research guide

International Studies titles

  • Asian Film Online: Volumes I and II  Infomation details about the resource 

    Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity.

  • Australasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands  Infomation details about the resource 

    Australasian Literature brings together creative works from throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Starting in the 1930s and spanning up to the present, these in-copyright fictional and poetry works will be cross-searchable for the first time. With 120,000 pages at completion, and enriched with interviews, Australasian Literature covers the fields of Literature, Creative Writing, Post-Colonial Studies, Immigration Studies, Social Studies, Anthropology, and more.

  • Border and Migration Studies Online  Infomation details about the resource 

    Border and Migration Studies Online is a collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas, including: U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others. Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the collection is organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues.

  • Brazilian and Portugese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library  Infomation details about the resource 

    This collection brings together over 80,000 pages of pamphlets from 1800 to the late twentieth century. These pamphlets cover history, politics, literature, and other important subject areas in the form of speeches, flyers, official decrees, sermons, poems, plays, concert and theater programs, and more pertaining to Latin America's largest and most influential power. Topics covered include colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations, and Brazilian and Portuguese literature.

  • Business Insights: Global  Infomation details about the resource 

    Business Insights: Global provides access to timely case studies, full-text articles, and robust data sets coupled with authoritative references and tools for analysis. This unique resource empowers users to not only research topics but also to interpret their research. Deep business intelligence powered by statistical data lets researchers spend less time searching and more time connecting their discoveries to practical applications.

  • Canadian Newsstream  Infomation details about the resource 

    News archive of newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports from around the world collected and translated by and for the U.S. Government.

  • Caribbean Literature  Infomation details about the resource 

    Caribbean Literature is a searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. The titles selected by our editors are presented in the original: English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. It also features dictionaries of the Creole spoken in these countries. Caribbean Literature gives users immediate access to a treasury of classic, rare, and contemporary literature. The database has over 101,222 pages.

  • Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive  Infomation details about the resource 

    Caribbean Studies in Video presents more than 1,000 hours of edited and unedited footage from the Banyan Production company, the first Caribbean enterprise to produce original TV content in the 1970s. Available for the first time in streaming format, their programs are filled with interviews of key personalities across disciplines; theater, music and dance performances; documentaries on rituals and cultural practices; political events and much more.

  • Chatham House Online Archive  Infomation details about the resource 

    Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference. The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable.

  • Continental Europe Database  Infomation details about the resource 

    This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many European countries, including France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

  • Current Affairs in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Current Affairs in Video features award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical political issues of the day. From the AIDS crisis in Africa to the worldwide impact of European economic instability, the growing interconnectedness of our world has informed a set of global priorities. This collection, growing to more than 500 hours of content allows students and scholars to view global events and trends through an interdisciplinary, multi-regional lens with a focus on core areas such as environmental policy; health policy; human rights, international justice and terrorism; institutional corruption; migration and the global economy; poverty; religious tension and conflict.

  • Duolingo Infomation details about the resource   

    Online learning system for languages including: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Irish, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukranian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Swahili, Romanian, Czech, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, Klingon, Indonesian, and English.

  • Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901  Infomation details about the resource 

    Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century. Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, we are able to hear the voices of the time and understand the experiences of those who took the great challenge in new lands.

  • East India Company  Infomation details about the resource 

    A collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1595 to 1947. Modules include: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947; Factory Records for South Asia and Southeast Asia, 1595-1830; and Factory Records for China, Japan and the Middle East, 1596-1870.

  • Ethnographic Sound Archives  Infomation details about the resource 

    Database containing over 2,000 hours of previously unpublished historic field recordings from around the world, alongside their supporting field notes and ethnographers’ metadata, for the study of music in its cultural context. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Ethnographic Video Online: Volumes 1-4  Infomation details about the resource 

    Streaming video collection including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. Volumes 1 and 2: Foundational Films; Volume 3: Indigenous Voices; Volume 4: Selections from Ethnographic Film Festivals and Archives. On the Alexander Street platform.

  • Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981  Infomation details about the resource 

    Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War, and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia. Commercial interests are also scrutinised, with in-depth analyses of Middle East nations’ economic stability and reviews of international arm sales policies. The activities of oil producing nations such as Saudi Arabia are closely monitored, with particular reference to the Gulf States and members of OPEC. Utilising the significant collection of diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles, students and researchers can explore a decade characterised by conflict.

  • Global Stat Infomation details about the resource   

    GlobalStat adopts a ‘beyond GDP’ approach and presents statistical data on economic, environmental, political, social, societal, and cultural performance of nations. It enables the user to develop interlinked views on diverse phenomena, to assess the performance of nation states over time, to gain insight into the many dimensions of policy challenges related to globalisation, to interconnect processes of globalisation and human development, and to be informed about human well-being and the quality of life around the world. Country level data is presented for the 193 UN countries and for the longest period available, starting from 1960. The website allows for multiple visualisations of data. Tables, rankings, bar and line charts offer different graphical representations of the indicators chosen. Filters by period (selection of years) and by groups (selecting countries, continents and/or other entities) are available for targeted in-depth analysis. GlobalStat also includes export functionalities that allow for data, metadata and graphics download.

  • Human Rights Studies Online  Infomation details about the resource 

    Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects.

  • India Database  Infomation details about the resource 

    A specialized set of full-text, scholarly journals across major subject disciplines, including business, medical, science, technology, social sciences, and humanities. It provides a foundation of around 200 academic journals published entirely in India.

  • Informe Académico  Infomation details about the resource 

    Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material—not simply translations of English-language materials—on a powerful, easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

  • Latin America in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    Latin America in Video offers original language documentaries from some of the most important producers and independent filmmakers in Latin America. The films were produced in Latin America, by Latin Americans, about Latin American issues, such as cultural identity, political history, human rights, popular culture, agribusiness, education, religion, and much more.

  • Leisure, Travel & Mass Culture: The History of Tourism  Infomation details about the resource 

    This resource presents a multi-national journey through well-known, little-known, and far-flung destinations unlocked for the average traveller between 1850 and the 1980s. Guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs, and personal travel journals provide unique insight into the expansion, accessibility, and affordability of tourism for the masses and the evolution of some of the most successful travel agencies in the world.

  • Middle East & Africa Database  Infomation details about the resource 

    This database provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many Middle Eastern and African countries. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

  • Migration to New Worlds  Infomation details about the resource 

    From the century of immigration, through to the modern era, Migration to New Worlds charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history. Explore the rise and fall of the New Zealand Company, discover British, European and Asian migration and investigate unique primary source personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organizational papers supplemented by carefully compiled teaching and research aids. Modules include: The Century of Immigration, and: The Modern Era.

  • News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive  Infomation details about the resource 

    An archival collection comprising the backfiles of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive), spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy. These titles offer multiple perspectives on the contemporary contexts of the major events, trends, and interests in these fields throughout the twentieth century. Subject coverage includes political history, international relations, public policy, current events, diplomacy/peacemaking, democracy, military operations, global economic affairs, human rights, ethics, international development, and sustainability.

  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online  Infomation details about the resource 

    This database includes the following collections: Europe and Africa Digital Archive, Photography Digital Archive, Science, Technology, and Medicine, Women Digital Archive, Corvey Collection of European Literature, British Theatre, Asia & West, Diplomacy & Cultural Exchange, British Politics and Society

  • Picture Post, 1938-1957  Infomation details about the resource 

    The Picture Post Historical Archive comprises the complete archive, spanning from 1938 to 1957, all digitized from originals in full color. Picture Post’s innovative use of photo-journalism captured the imagination of the British people, with readership at its peak estimated at 80% of the population. In the era before television, it became the window on the world for ordinary people, bringing the major social and political issues of the day into popular consciousness.

  • Policy File Index  Infomation details about the resource 

    Policy File Index is a unique resource for U.S. public policy research in that it grants users access to timely, updated information from over 350 public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities. Over 75 public policy topics are covered, from foreign policy to domestic policy. The majority of Policy File Index records link directly to the full-text report, paper, document, or other sources.

  • PubAg Infomation details about the resource   

    National Agricultural Library's search engine covering research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Contains full-text articles relevant to the agricultural sciences, along with citations to peer-reviewed journal articles with links to publisher sites and elsewhere for full-text access. Covers all of the core topics of the agricultural sciences including nutrition, food safety, food quality, animal and crop production and protection, natural resources, sustainable agricultural systems, rural development, agricultural economic and policy issues, agricultural imports and exports, agricultural statistics, extramural research, and Extension education.

  • South and Southeast Asian Literature  Infomation details about the resource 

    South and Southeast Asian Literature is a searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials that will shed additional light on the rich literary heritage and emerging traditions of this region. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis, giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of classic, rare, and contemporary literature. The database currently has over 99,890 pages.

  • War & Terrorism Collection (Gale OneFile)  Infomation details about the resource 

    Researchers accessing the more than 1.7 million articles in the War and Terrorism Collection will gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact and perception on a global scale. This collection for researchers of history, social science and current events covers 100 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

  • World Factbook (CIA) Infomation details about the resource   

    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Also includes: maps of the major world regions, flags of the world, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, a world oceans map, and a standard time zones of the world map.

  • World History in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. Its broad geographical and chronological coverage captures longer-term and multiple perspectives, so students can make connections across cultures and over time, incorporating people, places, events, and artifacts from around the world and across the centuries.


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