Article Databases and Indexes

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This database offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, and encompasses an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, and many unique sources that were never previously available, covering all levels of education--from early childhood to higher education--as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The aim of the ADT program is to establish a distributed database of digital versions of theses produced by the postgraduate research students at Australian universities.

A compilation of databases covering African studies, including among others, the Index to South African Periodicals and South African National Bibliograpy. Contains data previously covered by "South African studies" and "African studies" databases

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains nearly 900,000 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

The most important 100+ periodicals in Asian Studies or on Asia as identified by the BAS staff are indexed as soon as they are published for immediate inclusion in BAS. The total number of indexed journals is many times that amount. Selected Asia-related citations from many other journals are also included when applicable. In addition, various special projects have contributed numbers of additional records to the database (among them journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779).

BAS also includes citations to Western-language chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften, and more.

China: Tsinghua Tong Fang, (Tsinghua University) Index over 18 million journal article titles from over 5800 academic journals published in China since 1994; Select the Education section.

1861 - present (Doctoral dissertations)
1962 - present (Masters theses). Description: Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988.

Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally.

Index Islamicus indexes worldwide literature in European languages on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Periodicals devoted solely to the fields of Islam are indexed completely. Other journals are indexed only for articles on Islamic subjects.

Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.

Includes articles from more than 800 Latin Ameri- can journals included in the ARL Latin American Research Re- sources Project. It allows for article searches by keyword, title, author, and journal; and ILL requests

LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Since its establishment in 1914, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) has chronicled issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources, including references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, government documents, policy reports and analytics. Addition of the Archive to our current PAIS International database extends comprehensive access to public and social policy information.

Catalogs & Indexes to Government Publications

Home of the State Department's country-specific information on the web, this page links to lists of many kinds, such as country names and diplomatic lists, as well as Department authored reports.

This database provides international statistics on all major social and economic subjects. It replaces the older database "UN Common Database" which will be discontinued in mid-2008.

The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


CRL holds over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Holdings include such diverse materials as 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates), some of the earliest African-American newspapers and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force. Emphasis is on materials produced outside the United States, and the Center has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations. Detailed information on areas of the CRL collection is available from

General Reference Sources

Country Studies

Focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in Southern Africa, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The contents of the collection document colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region. Included are periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other relevant books, oral histories, and speeches.

"World Heritage Sites: Africa is made up of 20 sub-collections and more than 57,000 objects... The collection includes photographs, 3D models, GIS data, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, images of rock art, excavation reports, manuscripts, traveler's accounts, historical and antiquarian maps, books, articles, and other scholarly research."

Published annually, this brief guide profiles the economy, government, land, demographics, communications, and national defense establishments of 191 nations and other political entities. Prior years may be accessed via Countries of the World. Tables of data items in each country's profile can be viewed from the Notes and Definitions link. Click on the term being defined and a table for all countries will appear.

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations completed at the University of Minnesota

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

An online resource of news from around the world, obtained from newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports. NOTE: This resource has been discontinued and is now an archive of world news between 1995 and 2013.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

From Columbia University Libraries. Note section "African Studies Resources by Region & Country". (Some resources will be available only to those at Columbia University).

"A non-profit, voluntary association of more than 9,000 admissions and registrar professionals representing approximately 2,300 institutions in more than 35 countries"

Information on the Bank and the region that it serves. It contains a database of basic socio-economic indicators for the 26 member countries eligible to borrow from the Bank.

"IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based world-wide association of universities."

"NAFSA: Association of International Educators promotes the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. Our members share a belief that international educational exchange advances learning and scholarship, builds respect among different peoples and encourages constructive leadership in a global community."

The Observatory was established in 2002 in response to the growing prevalence of cross-border developments in the higher education arena, and their significance for education leaders and policy-makers. By identifying emerging trends and analysing 'best practice' in policy, assessment and quality assurance frameworks, The Observatory strives to separate the 'hype' from reality by conducting high-level research and disseminating it to higher education policy-makers and leaders.

This is the OECD's main education page. It includes links to statistics, country profiles and publications and reports on education.

This is the home page for the OECD Washington Center. The OECD Washington Center was set up in 1966 to market the publications of the OECD in the United States and to serve as an information center for the U.S. market. The Center is engaged in public outreach activities and acts as a liaison office to the US legislative and executive branches.

Data and other types of information regarding international students studying in the US, and US students studying abroad.

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, "The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was established on 30 November 1965 as a chartered international organisation whose purpose is to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in the Southeast Asian region".

This is the home site for World Bank development projects. It's organized around broad topics such as debt relief and social development

Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is "the central source for higher education statistics" for the United Kingdom".

Links to international sites with data, arranged by country.

University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

The East Asian Library contains books and periodicals in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. -- In addition to library information, this site includes links to selected journals and Internet Resources.

Library Information

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