This is a selective guide to resources at Columbia University Libraries and on the Internet, for conducting research on issues related to women in economic and political development throughout the world.
CLIO: Columbia Libraries Online Catalog
CLIO is the online catalog for the Columbia and Barnard libraries. It includes over 4 million records for books, journal or newspaper titles (not articles), online resources, government documents, microforms, sound or video recordings, archival collections, etc.
An online catalog of the collections of 24,000 member libraries of the OCLC consortium, comprising more than 36 million records for books, serials, manuscript collections, audiovisual materials, computer files, and other media.
A borrowing service offered by the university libraries of Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. It is designed to allow students, faculty and staff to request (and receive in four days) books directly from each other's collections.
International Political Science Abstracts. Bimonthly.
Indexes and abstracts articles in the field of political science, including the sub-fields of public administration, political theory and international relations.
Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication.
Indexes articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories in the area of public affairs. Coverage 1915 - present
Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
Provides articles on education, employment, women in the family, medicine and health, gender role socialization, social policy, the social psychology of women, female culture, media treatment of women, biography, literary criticism and historical studies.
Directory of Development Organizations.
The directory of development organizations, listing 53,750 development organizations, has been prepared to facilitate international cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work, both among civil society organizations, research institutions, governments and the private sector.
International Organizations Funding Directory.
London : Europa, 2004.
Call Number: JZ 4839 .I68 2004g
Sustainable Development Policy Directory.
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006
Call Number: HC 79 .E5 S773 2006
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
FAS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that represents the diverse interests of U.S. farmers and the food and agricultural sector abroad. It also collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about global supply and demand, trade trends, and emerging market opportunities. A search of their site will provide numerous items relating to women and development.
Inter-American Commission of Women
Part of the Organization of American States, it was created expressly to ensure recognition of the civil and political rights of women. Through its delegates in each country, CIM provides support and recognition to national women's movementsQat governmental level, with NGOs, and with grassroots organizations.
United Nations: Women Watch
"The UN Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women," is an evolving electronic forum on global women's issues. It provides up-to-date information on the UN's work on behalf of the women of the world and on the global agenda for improving the status of women. It is a gateway to UN materials related to women:
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission was established to prepare recommendations and reports to the Economic and Social Council on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields.
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is designed to be the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.
Academy for Educational Development (AED)
The Academy for Educational Development is an independent, nonprofit service organization committed to addressing human development needs in the United States and throughout the world.
WSSLINKS: International Women
This page includes links to sites (in the U.S. and elsewhere) that address women's issues outside the U.S. Several are in languages other than English. Developed and maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
World Neighbors is a US-based non-profit organization working at the forefront of worldwide efforts to eliminate hunger, disease and poverty in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It encourages community leadership and self-help in rural communities though 89 programs in food security, community health, and family planning.