Interdisciplinary Research E-Resources

April 13, 2011

The law library has access to a number of interdisciplinary databases covering international affairs and cross-disciplinary materials useful for researching foreign, comparative and international law. 

CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online "publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs".

PAIS International & Archive contains citations to publications from over 120 countries. They include journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche and miscellaneous web resources.  Now via the CSA multisearch platform one can run cross-database searches within a wide range of social sciences databases such as EconLit, ERIC, Sociological Abstracts of Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

ISI Web of Knowledge includes citation databases such as the Social Science Citation Index from 1898 on and the Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities - from 1991 on. It is interoperable with Scopus (now known as SciVerse Scopus) which covers abstracts and citations of peer-reviewed research literature, web sources including open-access journals, with links to full-texts and other library resources.  Originally launched as a scientific database, it also covers scholarly literature pertaining to arts and humanities and the social sciences.

All the resources can be accessed from the Yale Library Database & Article Searching webpage.


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