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Political Science Research Guide: PSci 283

Researching the impact of Covid-19 on international political economy

Kaddy Mansaray, Chair, Funkia [Sierra Leone] Market Women's Association provides COVID prevention information with a poster and megaphone
Kaddy Mansaray, Chair, Funkia [Sierra Leone] Market Women's Association.
Photo Trocaire April 2020. CC BY 2.0


The sections on this page feature collections and search tips to help you target sources that will complement the readings provided in the course syllabus.

Find:

  • news sources from around the world
  • government and non-governmental organizations sources
  • scholarly articles and books
  • Handbooks on international political economy

Tips for searching and accessing online materials

For each search:

1. Use good keywords to build search strings that will retrieve relevant documents containing all the aspects of your topic. Use the asterisk (*) to truncate words, use quotation marks ("  ") to force a phrase, and use OR with parentheses to group synonyms and AND to separate different concepts.

Here is a search string you can use and modify in the searches you do:

(covid* OR coronavirus) AND (women OR gender) AND ("global south")

2. Evaluate your list of results. Ask yourself is what I've found: 

  • recently published, so is likely to include up-to-date information? 
  • written by credible authors who are experts in the field?
  • presented in a balanced way, or if it is biased, it is clear how I might use it as an example/counter example in my paper?

News

IMPORTANT: Never PAY for articles or books. Library resources only require you to log in with your WatIam credentials, nothing more.

 

These news aggregators carry publications such as: The Economist, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Times (London), The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Use them to search these and other news sources from around the world with one search.

Scholarly articles and books

IMPORTANT: Never PAY for articles or books. Library resources only require you to log in with your WatIam credentials, nothing more.

Not sure how to find journal article? Here's a one page tip sheet to get you started.

 

Government, intergovernmental, and non-governmental information

Retrieve reports and policy papers. Choose an area of the world to find content produced by governments, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Handbooks and background reading

Global Trade Alert via the Centre for Economic Policy Research

Political science librarian

Contact Jane Forgay for research help or ideas.
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