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Global Studies: Key Resources

Find Articles in Databases

Articles in scholarly/academic journals, especially PEER-REVIEWED journals are particularly important to college research.

Look for check boxes in databases to limit your search results to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

Have an article citation from a bibliography? Search for the title in OneSearch to see if full text is available in Colby databases.

Articles not available in full-text? Request through ILLiad interlibrary loan. It's free and often very fast.

Look for Request from ILLiad or Request from another library links in databases, OneSearch and Worldcat.

Country Profiles

Citation Style Help

Citation Managers

Citation managers help you organize your research, collect citations & create bibliographies.

Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface.

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network.

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Grey Literature

Grey Literature is material that has NOT been published by commercial publishers. This includes working papers, reports, policy briefs, blogs and dissertations.

Grey literature can have the advantages of immediacy and/or divergent points of view, however, all grey literature should be very carefully scrutinized and evaluated.

Newspapers and Current Events

For even more newspapers:

See our Newspaper Guide with tabs for International and Specialty News sources.

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Citation Trails

Always check an item's bibliography, notes, references or works cited page.

This is not only to check an author's evidence, but to find additional sources for your research.

Google Scholar and some databases also allow you to look forward in time at more recent articles and books that cite the item you're looking at. Just enter the title of the work in Google Scholar and look for the Cited By link.

Related Guides

Books & Media in our Library Catalog

CBBcat, the library catalog, logo image

Search by title, author or keyword.

For remote learning, look at the icons on the left in your results for a small circular red E. These are online resources. (E-books, streams, digital documents.)

Or use the drop-downs on the search page, for a more precise search.

International Organizations

International agencies can be government or inter-governmental organizations.

Search the subject heading International Agencies in CBBcat or Worldcat to find books about these organizations.

NGOs, non-governmental organizations, are often created to address specific issues or give a voice to particular groups of people.

In CBBcat and Worldcat, try a subject search using the heading: Non-govermental organizations

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