SBS 351 Library Guide

Introduction to Global Economics


Books in the CSUMB Library

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

free trade

globalization [all aspects]

globalization - economic aspects

multinational corporations


Reference books in the CSUMB Library

Below is a partial list of Reference Books which provide data or information on global economics and globalization:

The Americas Review [Latin America & the Caribbean]. Ref HC 121.L2713 2005

Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences. Ref HA17.V64 1999

The Economist Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics. Ref HA29.E28 1997

Global Competitiveness Report. Ref HF1414.G559 2005-2006 [on order]

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

Handbook of Key Economic Indicators. Ref HC103.R64 1998

State of the World: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society. Ref HC59.S734 2006

Books at other libraries

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CSU Union Catalog to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

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MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides on: Business, Economics, Finding Primary Sources, Gender Studies, Government Information, How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources, Political Science & Law, Public Policy, Sociology & Social Issues, and Statistical Information.


Library databases

Databases That Focus on Topics in the Social Sciences:

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

Communication & Mass Media - media studies

CQ Researcher - social and political issues

EconLit - economics

ERIC - education

GenderWatch - gender studies

GEOBASE - geography and geographic information systems

Historical Abstracts - world history

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

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

PAIS International - political science, public policy, social issues

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

Westlaw - law [also covers news and business]

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 in the Social Sciences

CountryWatch - information, data and news on all countries

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

New York Times Historical (1851-2009)

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

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides on: Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, Find Journals by Title, and How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources.


Selected Websites on Global Economics and Globalization

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.

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

Dismal Scientist: Economics Made Clear - Provided by Moody's Analytics.

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 Governments - Provided by Northwestern University.

Free Trade and Globalization - Provided by

GlobalEDGE - Provided by Michigan State University.

Global Policy Forum - Provided by the Global Policy Forum.

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.

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.

Streaming video

Streaming video on Research Methods in the Social Sciences (four parts)

Exploring Qualitative Methods (46 min.)

Inferential Statistics (36 min.)

Introduction to Designing Experiments (23 min.)

Organizing Quantitative Data (37 min.)

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's research guides on: Business, Countries of the World, Economics, Education, Government Information, Political Science and Law, Public Policy, Sociology & Social Issues, and Statistical Information.

See also the CSUMB Library's guides on: Evaluating Websites & Internet Resources and How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources.

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