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MIDP Master's Projects: Background Sources

International Development seminar; Profs. Fernholz, Lethem, and Mirovitskaya

How to Use this Guide

This guide suggests resources--reference books, library databases, search engines and web links--to use for researching your Master's Projects. Use this table of contents or click on each tab to see each page.

Reference Resources for Background

Save time by first getting a thorough overview of the issue. Look in these reference sources for key terms, people, places, dates, events--and of course for related sources in their bibliographies.

Reference Books

Look for these in the library catalog (from the library portal)

Atlas of Global Issues (World Bank)
Encyclopedia of Globalization
Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics
Encyclopedia of World Poverty (also available in Sage Knowledge)
Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations
Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History
Student Atlas of World Politics
World at Risk: A Global Issues Sourcebook (CQ)
World Encyclopedia of Peace
8 vols. covering events, people, history and theory

Accessing e-books

This guide explains how to use e-books available through Duke University Libraries:

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