Librarian for this subject

Yuusuf Caruso, African Studies
(212) 854-8045

Michelle Chesner, Jewish Studies
(212) 854-8046

Robert H. Davis, Russian, Eurasian, & East European Studies
(212) 854-4701

Gary Hausman, South Asian Studies
(212) 854-8401

Sócrates Silva,, Latin American & Iberian Studies
(212) 854-1697

Peter Magierski, Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian
(212) 854-3995

Pamela Graham, Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research
(212) 854-3630

Global Studies
Lehman Social Sciences Library


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This guide identifies key resources for global or world area studies resources and international economic and political development. It also highlights library services available to all students at Columbia University.

Basic Information on Columbia's Libraries

Library Catalogs

Key Databases

These databases help you to identify articles, books, reports and other published materials. Some databases include the full text of the materials and others will provide an E-Link which will help you locate online or print copies of the items.

Select "PAIS International" and or select individual databases from a list.  See "Search Databases" on the main screen of the Proquest interface.

See also:

Region Specific

News, Background Information, & Online Document Repositories


Region-Specific News

Background Information & Online Document Repositories

Guides to Internet Resources & Topics in International Affairs

Internet Resources for Regional Studies

Topics in International Affairs

Contacts & other resources at Columbia's Libraries

Library Services

The Columbia University Libraries offer a wide range of research, instruction, and borrowing services to support all levels of academic research.

Hours & Study Spaces

Check the hours of our libraries, departments and services. We offer a variety of study spaces and venues. See which Study Spaces are Open Now!  

Reference & Research Help

Librarians are available to assist you with research support in person, via e-mail, phone, IM, or by appointment. If you need help, Ask a Librarian.

Finding Library Materials

The Libraries' website is a gateway to collections and services.

CLIO is the libraries' unified discovery system. It provides a search interface to many kinds of resources, both local (e.g., our catalog and website) and non-local (e.g., articles and e-journals).

Borrow Direct enables you to borrow books directly from other university libraries if the book you need is unavailable or is not owned by Columbia University.

Interlibrary Loan is the service to use for items that are not available through Borrow Direct, such as journal articles.

Library Tutorials and Workshops

Our Library Tutorials video available are short video tutorials to help you with your research. Many of the Columbia Libraries offer hands-on research skills workshops to help you make better use of the libraries.