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WST 340: Women and Globalization - Spring 2013

Reference Sources - a good place to begin

Encyclopedia of the Global Economy - Ref Business HF 1359 .O28

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 - Ref JV 22 .E53

Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion - Ref BL 458 .E53

Global Policy Forum

Globalization: A Reference Handbook - Ref JZ 1318 .E77

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide - Ref HQ 1115 .G74

Penguin Atlas of Women in the World - Ref G 1046 .E1 S4

Report Card on State Action to Combat International Trafficking - Center for Women Policy Studies

A Row to Hoe - IATP

UN Millenium Project

Women & Politics around the World - Ref HQ 1236 .W5876

Women & the Economy - UN Platform for Action

Women in Developing Countries

Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women's Roles in the Middle East and North Africa

WomenWatch (UN)

World's Women (UN)

YaleGlobal Online: Gender

Ways to find Scholarly Information on your topic

URSUS - Fogler Library's catalog, use it to look for books.  There are other libraries in this catalog, as well; look for O or ORO to tell if a book is here.  If you want to order a book from another library, click on the Request button on the top of the page.  You will be asked for your name and barcode (on the back of your MaineCard).

Women's Studies International - This database covers journal articles in women's studies and some other related fields.  Article Linker is used.

Other databases that may be helpful include:

Academic Search Complete  - This database, which includes a lot of full text, indexes both scholarly and popular articles. Check Identifying Scholarly Journals vs. Popular and Trade Magazines for help in telling the difference.  Article Linker is used.

EconLit - Covers the literature of economics; Article Linker is used.

PAIS - A policy database, with some full text, that covers journal articles, books, and reports.  Uses Article Linker.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts - covers journal literature with some full text; Article Linker is used

Google Scholar - This web search engine does include many full text scholarly articles, but it is generally not as up to date, nor as comprehensive, as the above databases, and not everything is fulltext.  Using this link pulls up more full text, through Fogler Library's subscriptions.

Request (click for a demo) allows you to order books from other Maine libraries

Article Linker (click for a demo) allows you to automatically check URSUS for electronic and/or print subscriptions. 

Interlibrary Loan - use for journal articles we do not have access to

 Ways to find other information

Academic Search Complete - This database is listed again here, as many news and popular magazines are included.

LexisNexisAcademic - This full text database includes legal, business and news information.  Click on the News tab to search for fulltext news (English language) from all over the world.

Google - This familiar site searches what's available on the visible Web, with the most popular sites at the top of the list.  Think twice before using any Wikipedia sites, as the content can be changed by anyone.

Citing Sources

It is very important to cite words and/or ideas you take straight from another work and put into your paper.  Your instructor will let you know what specific format to use.  We have print guides at the Reference Desk, or you can use Quick Reference: Citation Guides.

 Still Unsure...?

There are lots of ways to get help.  First, try the Help Desk - you can come in, call us at 581-1673, or use the Ask-a-Librarian chat or email service.

Nancy Lewis is the Women's Studies Librarian; you can send her an email on FirstClass ( or call her at 581-3613 to set up an appointment.

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