Subject Guides

Getting Started

Wikipedia - use for definitions and references to books, articles and reports on your topic

  Overviews of many topics, with chronologies, issues and pro/con statements by experts


The Dictionary of Human Geography - See e.g. articles on "anti-globalization"; "environmental justice"; "globalization"

Websites of a Few Organizations Dealing with Global Issues

The Access Institute - a global network that promotes access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making

Aspen Institute - working papers on global issues

Center for the Advancement of the State State Economy

Global Forum on Migration and Development -

Innovations for Poverty Action - global organization devoted to "finding solutions that work"

International Labor Organization -

The Freire Project - The project promotes research in Critical Pedagogy, and brings together local and international educators. We are committed to continuing the global development of Critical Pedagogy and to highlighting its relevance with marginalized and indigenous peoples.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -


Books and Scholarly Articles

Saint Mary's College online library catalog

- books and encyclopedias.  Search "Globalization" to find books and scholarly articles such as Globalization and Poverty; "Urbanization";  "Sustainability and Sustainable Development"; "Human Ecology and Environmental Analysis"; "Liberation Theology"; "Ecology and Religion"; "Dependency"; "Environmental Justice"; "Race, Ethnicity, and Culture"; "Migration and Migrations";


 Encyclopedia of Globalization (Ref 337.03 R548) -  theoretical underpinnings of globalization as well as the various historical and analytical interpretations of globalization: cultural, ecological, economic, geographical, historical, political, psychological and social aspects of globalization

 Encyclopedia of Global Change  -   altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies

CIAO - working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

- emphasis on policy and governance issues and solutions

  - articles on all topics. Use advanced search for best results

- more articles on all topics

Some Relevant Books

Rethinking Freire: Globalization and the Environmental Crisis, edited by C.A. Bowers and Frederique Appfel-Marglin. Mahwah, NJ: Laurence Erlbaum, 2005. (338.9 B677)

Compendium of Recommendations on International Migration - The United Nations Development Agenda and the Global Commission on International Migration Compared


Geographic Data

CIAO atlas - maps and country information

- profiles of countries and regions of the world: historical, economic, demographic, and political information
Citing Your Sources

APA Style Guide The Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association is available in the library reference and reserves collection at Call # 150.149 Am35b. In addition, the library subscribes to the APA Style Guide to Electronic References for formatting rules that apply to resources not found in the print manual.

MLA Style Guide The Modern Languages Association

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