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China in the International System

Spring 2014

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-209  |  Political Science, as POSC-209; Kerry E. Ratigan (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Gretchen L. Gano.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Data
  • Primary Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.

Business Insights: Essentials
Company and industry news and information, with profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports.

China Academic Journals (1994 to present)
Full-text articles from 7,200 journals in mainland China, including core journals and specialty journals. Amherst has a full-text subscription to the Humanities portion. (Chinese interface)

ChinaMaxx (1939 to present)
Chinese e-book collection that works with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. First 17 pages display for free. Users can click on the recommend button to ask the library to buy the full text. Click on the box to the right of the search box to browse and/or search the full collection.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (1991 to present)

EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.

Education Journals (ProQuest) (1988 to present)
Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.

Environment Complete
A full-text database covering environmental studies, ecology, energy, urban planning, and affiliated areas of study.

IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.

PAIS International (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.

Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.

Political Science Journals (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
Full-text articles from leading political science and international relations journals.

Useful Databases at UMass Amherst Library

OECD I-Library

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998. 

EIU Country Reports Online
Reports on current economic, political and market conditions in 200 countries. Includes 12-18 month macroeconomic forecasts.

Reference

Oxford Reference Online

Benewick, Robert. 2009. The State of China Atlas: Mapping the World’s Fastest-growing Economy. Rev. and updated [ed.]. Berkeley, Calif. ; London: University of California Press.

Data/Statistics

China Data Online
Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.

IMF Statistical Databases
Includes International Financial Statistics with history to 1948, Direction of Trade with history to 1980, Balance of Payments with history to 1960 and Government Finance Statistics with history to 1990.

WDI Online (1960 to present)
World Development Indicators providing international social and economic statistics from the World Bank.

Primary Sources

United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBISNET)

Catalogue of United Nations(UN) documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Also included are commercial publications and other non-UN sources held in the collection of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The coverage of UNBISnet is from 1979 onward, however, older documents are being added to the catalogue on a regular basis as a result of retrospective conversion. 

 

United Nations documents research guides

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World Trade Organization documents online

“Documents and resources” provides access to the official documents of the WTO's councils and committees as well as to a range of other resources, such as trade statistics, economic research, WTO publications, videos, audio and photos. Here you can also find the “legal texts” — the body of WTO agreements that collectively form the legal framework of the WTO.