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Global Poverty: Intro

Campus Library Map

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Off-campus Access to Library Resources

There are two ways to connect to library resources from off-campus using the new library proxy:

  1. Links to online resources on library websites, such as UC Library Search, will allow you to login with CalNet directly.
  2. To access library resources found via non-UCB sites, such as Google or Google Scholar, you can add the EZproxy bookmarklet to your browser. Then, whenever you land on a licensed library resource, select your EZproxy bookmarklet to enable CalNet login.

More information is on the EZproxy guide.

The campus VPN provides an alternate method for off-campus access.

Catalogs and Search Engines

UC Library Search. Books, e-books, journal articles and other content in one integrated library platform for the entire UC System. Does not include content from some databases, numeric data, and other content. For more information on getting started please see this guide.

Google Scholar. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. On campus it automatically connects to licensed content held by the UC libraries.

Google Books. Search the text of the books, view previews from books still in copyright, and read the full text of out-of-copyright books.

Poverty Reference Books

Country Background

CIA World Factbook   Summary information on countries including its history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports and Profiles. Analysis of current economic and political events in more than 200 countries.

Human Development Report Library Includes the UNDP flagship publication the Human Development Report, as well as national human development reports from over 250 countries and regions.

Library of Congress Country Studies. Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Oxford Reference Online. Collection of online encyclopedias on a range of topics.  Type in the name of your country and browse.  See also:

Oxford Handbooks Online. More detailed and substantive than the above.  Search by country and limit to political science, economics, sociology or history.