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Resources for the Global Studies programme offered by NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


"Globalisation calls for a way of understanding contemporary issues that goes beyond the boundaries of any single discipline. Global Studies is a new, multidisciplinary field of inquiry that examines the processes and effects of globalisation across political, economic, social, and cultural domains around the world. The field builds on social science concepts and area studies expertise and focuses especially on problems of profound public policy significance." -- NUS Global Studies Programme Website

NUS Libraries has a myriad of resources that could assist you in the various themes, topics, and areas associated with Global Studies. Students are encouraged to explore and use different multidisciplinary and traditional discipline-based databases to obtain a wide variety of materials for their different topics/themes/areas.


1. Library Tutorials

NUS Libraries organises Honours Year library tutorials for the different majors usually in Semester 1 of the Academic Year. Global Studies students who are working in the relevant areas are welcome to attend the following sessions when they are offered.

Discipline & Subject Guide Upcoming Library Tutorials
Economics Thursday, 18 Aug 2016, 4 - 6pm @ Central Library Training Room (Level 6)
(Walk-In / Registration not Required)
See below for sessions on special databases
Sociology Friday, 9 Sep 2016, 12 - 2pm @ Central Library Training Room (Level 6)
Friday, 16 Sep 2016, 12 - 2pm @ Central Library Training Room (Level 6)

(Email if you wish to attend)
Political Science Thursday, 1 Sept 2016, 1pm to 3.30pm @ Central Library Theatrette 2 (Level 4 near RBR)
Register Here
History / European Studies Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016, 2 - 4pm @ Central Library Theatrette 2
(Walk-In / Registration not Required)

Library tutorials are usually integrated in the modules of the following disciplines. Please contact us if you need further information.

For more subject guides or to contact a resource librarian from other subjects/disciplines, please see Databases tab.

2. Specialised Databases Training Sessions




EconLit is a database of abstracts produced by the American Economic Association. Documents indexed in EconLit include journal articles, books, dissertations, working papers and book reviews. Coverage of documents start from 1886.

Allan Finn
Senior Training Manager, Ovid Technologies

29 August (Monday), 9-11am Training Room, Central Library

OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. It replaced SourceOECD in July 2010. OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum.

Kelvin Poh
OECD APAC Publishing Representative

1 September (Thursday), 4-5pm Training Room, Central Library

World Bank eLibrary
The World Bank eLibrary contains journals, monographs and papers produced by World Bank staff in the course of the work to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. It is a good (and sometimes only) source of data on a range of topics covering developing countries.

Kelvin Poh
World Bank Area Publishing Representative

1 September (Thursday), 5-6pm Training Room, Central Library

Resource Librarian

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Mr Herman Felani bin Md Yunos
NUS Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
+65 6516 3640
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