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Global Studies Subject Guide LRC@TCC

International Programs @TCC

Scope: Resources for global perspective of topics such as business, culture, society, science, and other international issues.
Keywords to search: global, globalization, global trends, international, government policy, governments, culture, cultural, country profiles, society, trade.
Subjects to search (Library of Congress): Globalization, International relations, Names of countries, International cooperation.

Books in our catalog:

Gale Virtual Reference Library (r) and ebooks: use subject and netlibrary (for example keywords "international and netlibrary", "global and netlibrary", etc.)
Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia (LB1139.23 .E272 2007)
Global Business Etiquette (HF5389 .M375 2006)
Nation Building: A Reference Handbook (E840.W38 2004)
World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Library Resources (r): 

AP Images provides online access to more than 500,000 current, almost immediate, and historical photographs from the Associated Press Photo Archive. Images available for presentation in educational activities.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online covers theory and research in international affairs. The database includes journal abstracts, conference proceedings and the full text of working papers and policy briefs from over 60 contributing institutions. Also included are economic indicators, maps and country data, and links to other resources. (Columbia University Press)

Contemporary Women's Issues database provides full text access to global information on women. It includes information on women from 200+ countries, bringing together such disciplines as sociology, psychology, health, education, and human rights.

CQ Global Researcher meets the increasing demand for balanced, reliable reporting on international issues and crises delivering definitive, in-depth coverage of newsworthy global affairs from a multitude of international viewpoints. CQ Global Researcher offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues.

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Over 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles).

Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more. Issues and countries form the core of this dynamic product, which uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world and includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals.

LexisNexis Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information.

Mergent Online maintains data on 20,000 non-U.S. companies (active and inactive) - more companies from more countries than any other international database. Subscribers have immediate access to companies representing 95% of the non-U.S. global market capitalization.

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers and selective full text for more than 410 U.S newspapers. The database also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts.

Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present.

Internet Resources: 

globalEDGE Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.

Librarians' Index to the Internet searches sites meeting specific selection criteria and provides a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected website.