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SU Abroad - Syracuse Florence Resources: PSC

A collection of resources for Syracuse University Abroad's Florence Program.

PSC: Finding Background Information

For basic background information, overviews, and links to other related resources, check out these reference sources:

  • EHRAF World Cultures
    Cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.
     
  • Europa World
    Full-text online version of Europa World Year Book, reference book for political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories.
     
  • Oxford Companion to Politics of the World
    Includes biographies, articles on events, coverage of international trade developments, and a dozen essays on critical issues written by influential figures.
     
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
    Includes 900 original articles by noted scholars from more than thirty-five countries.
     
  • World Development Indicators Online
    Contains statistical data for over 590 development indicators and time series data from 1960 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.
     
  • Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics (eBook)
    Scholarship on the economic, international business, political, legal, and environmental ramifications of globalization—one of the hottest topics of the day.
     
  • Handbook of European Union Politics (eBook)
    Divided into four sections, focuses on theorizing European integration; the EU as polity; politics and policy making in the EU; and the EU and the international system.

PSC: Finding Articles

For articles from journals, newspapers, and other periodicals, check out these article and abstract databases:

  • PAIS Index
    Chronicles issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material and more.
     
  • CIAO
    Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs, CIAO includes working papers, conference proceedings, books, journal tables of contents, and WWW links.
     
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy. The serials list of the new database is actively under construction, with a focus on expanding international coverage.
     
  • Alternative Press Index
    Indexes almost 300 alternative, radical, and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines.
     
  • Communication Source
    Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.
     
  • EconLit
    Provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature. Covers both economic theory and application.

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