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This guide is a starting point for research in the multidisciplinary field of global studies. It includes resources with transnational and international concerns and offers socioeconomic, political, cultural, health and environmental perspectives.

About This Guide . . .

This LibGuide features scholarly and high-quality resources devoted to global studies topics, cross-cultural understanding, and transnational themes.

The Global Studies Collection

Although most of the collection is located in Hillman Library, additional items can be found in the Frick Fine Arts Library, Music Library, and the libraries of the Barco Law School and Katz Graduate School of Business.  For Department resources and information see the University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center.

How do I...

find sources for my research?

Starting your research can be tough, but these pages can help you along the way.  If you get stuck at any point, talk to a librarian.  Librarians can save you time and work by pointing you toward the best sources of information for your topic.

find books on my topic?

Search PittCat+ to find a variety of books and resources for your research. 

find articles on a topic?

The ULS has access to millions of full-text articles online through the ULS Databases.

find newspaper sources?

Newspapers will have timely international news - both from an American perspective or a foreign viewpoint. Click the link or the "News Sources" tab above.

find statistics on a country?

There are many sources for statistical and demographic information on a country. Click the link or the "Statistics" tab above.

find helpful statistical web sites?

some of the better web sources with country statistical and demographic information linked for your research needs.  Click the link or the Statistical Web Links tab above.

make an effective search strategy?

Learn more about keyword searching and linking words.

know if a source is "scholarly" or "peer reviewed"?  

Most instructors ask student to use “peer reviewed” or “scholarly” sources for assignments.  Learn how to recognize when an information source is scholarly.

get help with writing and citing sources?      

You must properly cite all sources to avoid plagiarism.  Learn how to cite sources and create a bibliography.

About Global Studies Research

The University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center (GSC) was established in 2001 as an interdisciplinary and cross cultural center by the University Center for International Studies and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). The Center, which is one of 11 nationally recognized International Studies Centers, offers certificate programs in 6 areas of concentration.

The cross cultural concentrations and themes are: 1 - Changing Identities;  2 - Communication, Technology and Society, 3 - Conflict and Conflict Resolution; 4 - Global Economy and Global Governance;  5 - Global Health;  and 6 - Sustainable Development.  All are designed to promote a more global understanding of the causes and consequences arising from the process of globalization. 

Global Studies' interdisciplinary collection of print and electronic material  includes nearly all areas of the social sciences (history, economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, international affairs, government and public affairs), and humanities (arts, music, and literature).  It focuses most heavily on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the six themes. 

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