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Center for Research Libraries Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
CRL holds over four million newspapers, journals, doctoral dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital research collections. The Center has special strength in publications and archives from many countries. Find out about what is available to borrow or to access digitally at  exlibris.colgate.edu/help/guides/center-for-res-lib.html
Note: Access to catalog is available to all. Access to online collections may be restricted to Colgate University users. Borrowing materials is restricted to CU users - use ConnectNY or ILL to request items.

WorldCat Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Coverage varies. A catalog of materials held by libraries worldwide including books, serials, media, and electronic resources.

Articles

Academic Search Premier Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)


Web of Science - citation indexes Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Coverage: 1989-present. Access to Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and/or Arts & Humantities Citation Index. This resource has broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholary articles. 

A feature which is somewhat unique to this resource is citation searching.  Using an important historic reference - one can see the more recent articles which cited the key reference.

Note: WOS searches Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index simultaneously by default.

Historical Abstracts On campus use only
Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women`s history, history of education, and more.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Coverage: 1975-present. Covers the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Coverage: 1951-present. Indexes and asbstracts social science and interdisciplinary research. For book reviews, search title of book and REVIEW in Publication Type.

Periodicals Archive Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Coverage: 1770-1990. A database of millions of articles published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Includes over one thousand leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous titles. For most JSTOR titles, the most recent years of publication are not covered.  If you want the most recent scholarship on a topic, you should probably try another database.  However, current issues for more than 150 journals are available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.

PAIS International Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Coverage: 1915-present. Covers all aspects of public affairs including political science, sociology, health, etc. with an international view. Coverage includes foreign language materials and some U.S. congressional documents. Includes references previously contained in the PAIS Archive.

Index Islamicus Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Coverage: 1906-present. An international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.

Index to Jewish Periodicals Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Coverage: 1988-present. An index on Jewish history, activity and thought, including coverage of contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs.

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Coverage:1784- present.  Includes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).

eHRAF World Cultures Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: 1997-present. Contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life with a strong emphasis on non-Western cultures. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords.  Ethnographic documents in eHRAF include culture-specific books, journal articles, and dissertations. A tutorial on searching can be found at http://www.youtube.com/embed/6uNIRMgu-QY?vq=hd720

Encyclopedias

Cambridge Histories Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Currently the collection contains more than 258 digitized volumes  from the esteemed Cambridge Histories series covering 15 subject areas. Useful for locating background information in almost any subject in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences.

Europa World Plus Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: current. the online version of the Europa World Year Book, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
This work offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history. Recent changes in Islamic art in areas such as Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are elucidated here by distinguished scholars. Entries provide in-depth art historical and cultural information about dynasties, art forms, artists, architecture, rulers, monuments, archaeological sites and stylistic developments. In addition, over 500 illustrations of sculpture, mosaic, painting, ceramics, architecture, metalwork and calligraphy illuminate the rich artistic tradition of the Islamic world. With the fundamental understanding that Islamic art is not limited to a particular region, or to a defined period of time, the Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture offers pathways into Islamic culture through its art. Oxford University Press, 2009

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2004 ed. Covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy, and government.

Encyclopaedia Judaica Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2007 ed. Provides an overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
1996 ed. Lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. It is the one of the primary resources for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on most cultures. Additional cultures are covered in the supplement (which is a separate resource)

Encyclopedia of World Cultures Supplement Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2002 ed. Lists and describes more than 100 global cultures not covered in the original 10 volume set. Users need to search both the original set and this supplement as there is not overlapping coverage.

Countries & Their Cultures Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2001 ed. Focuses on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Encompassing over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Quranic materials, primary sources, images, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience.

Pop culture Arab world! : Media, arts and lifestyle Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2004 ed. Explores how Arab pop culture has succeeded in helping forge a pan-Arab identity, and where Arab nationalism has failed.

Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2008 ed. A comprehensive and revealing compilation of essays analyzing the varied dimensions of national identities and nationalisms across world regions and through time.

World Education Encyclopedia Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2001 ed. (2nd ed.) This country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.

Encyclopedia of The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2008 ed. A comprehensive general reference encompassing all aspects of the contentious Arab-Israeli relationship from biblical times to the present, with an emphasis on the era beginning with World War I.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2005 ed. Covers the history of the conflict as well as five Arab-Israeli wars, and provides biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and the occupied territories.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2004 ed. Looks at Islam's role in the modern world in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries.

Cities of the Middle East : a Historical Encyclopedia Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2006 ed. Offers coverage of ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa from their founding to the present highlighting each city`s cultural, social, political, and economic significance.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2001 ed. A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. It explores art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history. With a focus on focus on Europe and Christendom, the Encyclopedia also covers the rise of Islam and people of other cultures with whom Europeans came into contact.

Antisemitism: a Reference Handbook Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2004 ed. A survey of the historical, political, and sociological contexts of antisemitism in more than 50 countries.

Encyclopedia of Food & Culture Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2002 ed. Presents articles on food and its place in human culture and society, including entries on everything from food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2002 ed. Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures.

Iran's Diverse Peoples: a Reference Sourcebook Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2005 ed. Documents the origins, evolution, and current status of all major ethnic groups in Iran.

Defense and Security : A Compendium of National Armed Forces and Security Policies Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2005 ed. An examination of the national security and defense policies of 50 influential nations and regions across the globe.

Ancient Mesopotamia : New Perspectives Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2005 ed. A general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area\'s major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2006 ed. Provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s.

Newspapers -- International

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: 1974-1996. Translations of foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from foreign countries. Series 1 through 6 have been released. They cover Africa, Asia, East Europe, Latin American, and the Middle East.

Access World News - International Edition Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: varies by title. Access World News provides full-text information and perspectives from over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. This title does not include U.S. news.

Primary Sources

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: 1974-1996. Translations of foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from foreign countries. Series 1 through 6 have been released. They cover Africa, Asia, East Europe, Latin American, and the Middle East.

Digital National Security Archive Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains audio
1940`s to present. A collection of declassified government documents, arranged into collections. Each collection, compiled by top scholars and experts, covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.

Data/Statistics

World Bank Data Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Recognizing that transparency and accountability are essential to development, the World Bank Group provides free access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe--some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. The data is available in Arabic, French, and Spanish in addition to English.

IMF eLibrary Data (International Financial Statistics only) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: 1900-present. Provides time series data for balance of payments,banking, exchange rates, interest rates, employment, and other economic concepts. (note: there are multiple libraries of data at the IMF eLibrary site - Colgate only subscribes to the International Financial Statistics - we do not subscribe to the other data libraries)

UNdata Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
UNdata is the United Nations Data Access System which provides access to current, relevant and reliable statistics. Some data goes back 60 years. The domains covered are agriculture, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.  UNdata also has links to a very large number of national data and statistics organizations and agencies.

Opinion Polls

Polling the Nations Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: 1986- present. A compilation of surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the United States and 100 other countries.

Government Information

Foreign Governments Unrestricted Resource
Maintained by Chris Davidson at Northwestern University. List of links to the official websites of national governments.

Official Government Web Pages Unrestricted Resource
Maintained by Richard Kimber, University of Keele, UK, retired. More up-to-date than Gunnar Anzinger's.

American Foreign Relations since 1600: a guide to the literature Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
2008 ed. An update of the standard bibliography of American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present day.

Images

ARTstor Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Coverage: varies. A repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data, with unique tools to actively use those images for teaching, learning and research.

Biographical Information

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
2008 ed.

Atlases

Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Maps produced by the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, unless otherwise indicated.

Dictionaries – Arabic language

The Oxford English-Arabic dictionary of current usage
Call Number: Case Reference PJ6640 .O93
Located in Library Some full text available
xii ed.



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