Global Development Studies

Global Development Studies is an interdisciplinary program. Research in this subject is informed by the literature of several disciplines.  This page will help you to identify key starting points for your research. Your liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field. Tailored research skill instruction can be provided for specific classes. Queen's University Library evaluates, purchases and makes available teaching and research materials to support this interdisciplinary program including books, journals, databases and multimedia resources. 

Subject guides help you find, access and understand the literature of the discipline including both scholarly and non-scholarly resources. There are several guides relevant to Global Development Studies, click on the links below to explore, access and use the information resources.

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Academic Search Complete

Publication coverage: 1865 - present

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database which provides indexing (with abstracts) to peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, monographs and reports.


Publication coverage: 1886 - present


Publication coverage: 1974 - present

GEOBASE consists of the latest information on the earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, and environmental sciences, focusing on, and highlighting, the human and social impacts on both.


Publication coverage: 1915 - present

Covers publications on global public policy and social issues.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1975-

Indexes international political science, international relations, and complementary fields including law, military policy, labor relations, and public administration/policy. Provides abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
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2018 Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference

The 12th Annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in Stauffer Library, March 8-9. 

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We are pleased to welcome six Consortium of Advanced Research and Training (CARTA) librarians who are visiting us from Africa as part of a project that trains library scientists in the methodology of synthesis. This project is headed up by Dr.

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