Databases/Indexes to Articles and Reviews
You can browse through specific issues of e-journals to find articles but the most efficient way to find journal articles is to use a database or index. The databases listed below will help get you started in your search for articles. Additional databases can be accessed using the E-Resource Locator and/or the Browse E-Resources by Subject tools.
Academic Search Complete via EbscoHost provides the full-text of almost 3200 scholarly publications in social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
*Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Teaching materials include original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features like the analysis of a bin Laden recruitment tape with video.
PAIS (Public Affairs Information System) International is a collection of citations and abstracts covering journals, books, public documents, web sites, and policy reports relating to domestic and international policy issues published from 1972 to the present. Topics covered include economic, political, and social issues, business, finance, law, international trade and relations, public administration, government, political science, and any topics that are or might become the subject of legislation. More than 1,600 journals and over 8,000 monographs are indexed each year. Coverage includes documents published worldwide in any of six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The subject headings and abstracts are in English.
Political Science Abstracts via CSA provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Major areas of coverage include international relations/trade, comparative politics, developing nations, etc.
*U.S. State Departments Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
*World Almanac (OCLC) provides data on all countries of the world covering from 1938 through 2007.
*World Development Indicators provides over 500 indicators of economic development in terms of people, the environment, the economy and the world markets. Data spans 40 years and covers 208 countries
*World Factbook (CIA) includes information about the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues of various countries around the world
Selected Reference Books
Countries of the world and their leaders yearbook. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 1980-.
European marketing data and statistics. London: European Research Consultants Ltd., 1962-.
Statistical abstract of Latin America. Los Angeles. University of California, Center of Latin American Studies, 1955-.
Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific / United Nations = Annuaire statistique pour l’Asie et le Pacifique / Nations Uniés. Bangkok, Thailand: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 1973-.
The World almanac and book of facts. New York: Press Pub. Co. (The New York World), 1923- .
The world factbook (Handbook of the Nations). Detroit, Mich.: Grand River Books, 1981-.
There are thousands of journals available online through the Texas A&M University Libraries. All the Libraries’ e-journals are accessible via the Libraries’ new E-Resource Locator and via LibCat. If the journal you are looking for is not available electronically, you may request the article you need through deliverEdocs.
International Studies Quarterly
You can search the E-Resource Locator and LibCat to check for additional journal titles. If the Libraries do not own what you are looking for, or you would like a digital copy (PDF file) of a specific article from a print journal we do own, you can request these for free using TAMU Libraries’ deliverEdocs (Interlibrary Services).
Evaluating Information Sources
Think before you click and print! The library has some handouts to help you critically evaluate the information you find on web sites (or any type of information resource). Remember, anyone can publish anything on the Web.
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There are Course Reserve materials available for BUSH 622.
Interlibrary Loan via deliverEdocs: Use this to order journal articles not available online.
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