Covering Development, Economic, Environmental, Political, Security, and Historical Issues
***Most of the online databases are limited by contract to subscribing institutions (academic and/or public libraries, etc). Please check with your own library concerning access privileges or alternative access. If you are unsure if your institution has access, try the links anyways since some databases may recognize your computer address as authorized.
From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. "(AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information." The database indexes journal articles, books, and documents on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including fisheries, earth, and environmental sciences.
"IngentaConnect is a website that hosts scholarly books and journals from a range of different publishers." Millions of articles, chapters and reports are available for you to search across for free, but access to full text is only available by pay-per-view or by subscription to individual publications. If you are not recognized as having access to a publication, check your library to see if the article is available in print or other online sources or via interlibrary loan.
A web gateway to development information from over 7,500 development organizations. Includes full-text documents with summaries. Eldis also includes resource guides and country profiles. Also good for environmental topics.
From EBSCO publishing. "A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment...Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports." Includes abstracts and indexing for more than 600 titles with full-text for open access articles.
RESTRICTED DATABASES (Subscribers only)
Bibliography of Asian Studies - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Indexes worldwide publications on East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia from 1971 to present, especially in history, politics, economics, sociology, and the arts.
CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Mostly full-text selection of books, working papers, journal articles, and conference proceedings on international affairs, including politics, security and defense, economics, development, and the environment.
EconLit - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Indexes over 600 journals, books, documents, and papers in the fields of economics. For subscribers to the full-text version, over 400 journals are included full-text. 1969 to current.
Enviroline (on DialogWeb) - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage across the environmental sciences. Provides indexing and abstracts of international publications. 1975 - current. IMPORTANT: DialogWeb requires a special password from a librarian. Choose Database 40 after you login. Please use the logout button when finished. Some libraries around the world may have direct access from other vendors.
Academic OneFile - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
1980 - current. Interdisciplinary index covering over 10,000 scholarly and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers. Most references include full-text or links to full-text. Contains all of Expanded Academic Index ASAP.
Historical Abstracts - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Major index to articles and books on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. 1955 to current.
JSTOR - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Full-text archive of over 700 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences covering all issues published, except for the last 2 to 5 years.
PAIS - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Indexes journals, books, and documents in the fields of political science, international affairs, economics, development, and environmental policy, both domestic and international. Covers policy issues in all disciplines. 1972 - current. For 1957-1976, switch to PAIS Archive (click on Specific Databases link to add PAIS Archive. You can search both at once).
Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index (on Web of Science) - Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Indexes core scholarly social science and science journals worldwide. Search by cited authors or works, or search by words in the bibliographic citations. Available on Web of Science (1985 to current) or through DialogWeb for 1972 to present (see a librarian for details).