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Issue 1: Summer 2004 : Globalization
Updated December 2012

Electronic Resources & Finding Aids

Included in this section are a variety of electronic resources useful for pursuing further research in this topic. Included are both freely available and subscription databases, e-journals, links to information about teaching and research programs focusing on globalization, and Library of Congress authorized subjects. Where possible, for several of the freely available databases listed below, as well as for the Library of Congress subjects, we have included direct links that automatically execute searches of the database for resources on globalization.


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    Research/Teaching Programs          LC Subject Headings

Globe of the world from the
Theodor Horydczak Collection
(Library of Congress)
Reproduction number: LC-H814- 2271-004-A

Table of Contents

Defining Globalization
History of Globalization
Elements of Globalization
Trends in Globalization
Electronic Resources/Finding Aids


Bank for International Settlements External Link

Perform an advanced search with exact phrase for “economic globalization” using the search engine hosted by BIS. Includes articles and speeches published by Central Banks of many different countries.
Availability: This is a free resource.

The Brookings Institution External Link

Research reports published by Brookings on global economics.
Availability: This is a free resource.

Cato Institute Center for Trade Policy Studies External Link

A site search for "globalization" retrieves books, book reviews, papers, and articles on global issues. Most are full text resources written by Cato Institute scholars.
Availability: This is a free resource.

CIAO : Columbia International Affairs Online Making sense of Globalisation. External Link

Perform a preset search on "globalization." Includes books, journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, and policy briefs. Most are full text. Coverage: 1991 to present
Availability: Fee-based electronic resource accessible by subscription on site at the Library of Congress and other libraries. Inquire at your local library about access.

Economic Policy Institute (EPI) External Link

Link directly to numerous papers on trade and global integration.
Availability: This is a free resource.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) External Link

Link directly External Link to NBER research reports on various aspects of globalization.
Availability: This is a free resource.

Questia Online Library External Link

Link directly External Link to bibliographic citations and sample text of publications on globalization in this online library which includes not only books but also articles in journals, magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias.
Availability: A fee-based resource accessible by subscription. However, bibliographic citations and some text of each publication is available for free. Inquire at your local library about access. You may also purchase an individual subscription for access to full text. Not available at the Library of Congress.

The World Bank Open Data External Link

Contains data from over 220 countries and country groups covering more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics. The data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators found in a number of World Bank sources including: World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Global Economic Monitor, etc.
Availability: This is a free resource.

The World Bank eLibrary External Link

Coverage: “The World Bank eLibrary is the World Bank's subscription-based collection of nearly 6,000 books, reports, journals, and working papers.”
Availability: Includes both free and paid content. You can search, view and download free publications. Premium content can be accessed by subscription or can be purchased and downloaded. Inquire at your local library about access. Premium content not available at the Library of Congress.


Title List of Global Studies E-Journals External Link

Useful list of e-journals available through subscription products that cover globalization in its broadest sense. List is provided by the Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Availabilty: Inquire at your local library about access to these journal titles. See the Databases & E-Resources page for information on subscription products available to users on site at the Library of Congress.

Research / Teaching Programs

Teaching Guide External Link

Provided by the Social Science Research Council. Includes introductory essays on the economic, political, social and cultural aspects of globalization. Includes full-text of selected essays on globalization and questions for advanced high-school and university-level students.

Library of Congres Subject Headings

Additional works on globalization in the Library of Congress may be identified by searching the Online Catalog under appropriate Library of Congress subject headings. Selecting the subject headings on globalization below will link you directly to the Catalog and automatically execute a search for the authorized subject selected and the corresponding subdivision. The retrieved set of results can be limited by date, language, type of material etc. by using the Add Limits to Search Results button.


Globalization--Economic aspects

Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.

International trade.

International finance.

International economic relations.

International economic integration.

You may also go to The Library of Congress Online Catalog to search the catalog directly.

Last updated: 06/30/2017

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