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Books at the CSUMB Library

Use the links below for quick lists of books and videos on:

free trade

globalization [all aspects]

globalization - economic aspects

multinational corporations


Books at Other Libraries

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CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books not available in the CSU.

Reference Sources

Gale Virtual Reference Library will likely have multiple encyclopedia entries on your theorist / global issue

Selected Reference Books in the CSUMB Library

Below is a partial list of Reference Books which provide introductory and background information on topics related to global studies:

Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory. Ref HM101.D527 1996

Dictionary of Economics. Ref HB61.B554 1997

Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology. Ref HA17.V64 1999

Economist Guide to Economic Indicators. Ref HA29.E28 1997

Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Ref HM425.E47 2005

Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Ref HM425.E53 2006

Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements. KZ4968.O84 2003

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict. Ref HM291.E625 1999

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. Ref HC102.G35 1999

Global Competitiveness Report. HF1414.G559 2005-2006

Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor and Politics. JZ1318.G5816 2006

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Ref H41.I58 2001

Nations of the World: A Political, Economic and Business Handbook. Ref HF1010.N37 2004

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge. HQ1115.R69 2000

Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. Ref H62.L456 2004

State of the World. Ref HC59.S734 2006


Library Databases

Databases That Focus on Topics in Social, Behaviorial & Global Studies:

America: History & Life - U.S. and Canadian history

Communication & Mass Media - media studies

CQ Researcher - social and political issues

EconLit - economics

ERIC - education

Historical Abstracts - world history

JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection - anthropology, archaeology, area studies, economics, education, geography, history, political science, sociology, statistics [also covers humanities]

Westlaw- law

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - viewpoint articles and topic overviews on social issues

PAIS International - political science, public policy, social issues

PsycINFO - psychology

Sage Journals - social sciences [also covers business, humanities, sciences]

Social Sciences Abstracts - anthropology, area studies, criminal justice, cultural studies, economics, geography, international relations, political science, public policy, social work, sociology

Social Services Abstracts - social work

Sociological Abstracts - sociology

Interdisciplinary Databases:

Academic OneFile - useful for all topics

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) - useful for all topics

Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas

Reference and Statistical Databases:

CountryWatch - information, data and news on all countries

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences - abstracts only, see Ref H41.I58 2001 for text

RAND California - statistical information on California economic and public policy issues


Selected Websites Related to Globalization and Global Economics

African Development Bank - Provided by the Bank.

APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation - Provided by APEC.

Asian Development Bank - Provided by the Bank.

Caribbean Development Bank - Provided by the Bank.

Chambers of Commerce - Provided by the California Chamber of Commerce.

Corporate Globalization: Tools for Grassroots Education & Action - Provided by Sustain Dane.

Directory of Official Statistical Agencies & Societies - Provided by the International Statistical Institute.

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - Provided by the UN.

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia - Provided by the UN.

Economic Commission for Africa - Provided by the UN.

Economic Commission for Europe - Provided by the UN.

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - Provided by the UN.

Europa: Gateway to the European Union - Provided by the European Commission.

Focus on the Global South - Provided by Focus on the Global South, Chulalongkorn University.

Foreign Affairs Online - Provided by Robert J. Beck, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Foreign Governments - Provided by Northwestern University.

Free Trade and Globalization - Provided by

Global Policy Forum - Provided by the Global Policy Forum.

The Globalization Website - Provided by Frank Lechner, Emory University.

ILO: International Labour Organization - Provided by the ILO.

IMF: International Monetary Fund - Provided by IMF.

Initiative for Policy Dialogue - Provided by Columbia University.

Inter-American Development Bank - Provided by the Bank.

International Forum on Globalization - Provided by the International Forum on Globalization.

International Organizations - Provided by the University of Michigan.

Islamic Development Bank - Provided by the Bank.

MERCOSUR [Common Market of the South, in Spanish] - Provided by MERCOSUR.

NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research - Provided by NBER.

OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Provided by the OECD.

Poverty Facts and Stats - Provided by

Resources for Economists on the Internet - Provided by Bill Goffe, SUNY Oswego.

Third World Traveler Globalization Watch - Provided by Third World Traveler. - Provided by the International Trade Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce.

UC Atlas of Global Inequality - Provided by UC Santa Cruz.

UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Provided by UNCTAD.

UNESCO Social and Human Sciences and UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Provided by UNESCO.

United Nations and United Nations Statistics Division - Provided by the UN.

VIBES: Virtual International Business & Economic Sources - Provided by the University of North Carolina.

WANGO: World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations - Provided by WANGO.

WebEc: World Wide Web Resources in Economics - Provided by Lauri Saarinen, University of Helsinki.

WomenWatch - Provided by the UN.

The World Bank and GenderStats Database - Provided by the World Bank.

WTO: World Trade Organization - Provided by the WTO.

YaleGlobal Online - Provided by Yale University.

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Exploring Qualitative Methods (46 min.)

Inferential Statistics (36 min.)

Introduction to Designing Experiments (23 min.)

Organizing Quantitative Data (37 min.)