Indexes and Full-Text Database

Covering Development, Economic, Environmental, Political, Security, and Historical Issues

***Most of the online databases are limited by contract to subscribing institutions (academic and/or public libraries, etc). Please check with your own library concerning access privileges or alternative access. If you are unsure if your institution has access, try the links anyways since some databases may recognize your computer address as authorized.


From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. “(AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information.”  The database indexes journal articles, books, and documents on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including fisheries, earth, and environmental sciences.

A global flight tracking service providing real-time information about thousands of aircraft and airports around the world, based on ADS-B transponder data. Live database is searchable by flights, fleets, and airports.

Ingenta Connect
“IngentaConnect is a website that hosts scholarly books and journals from a range of different publishers.”  Millions of articles, chapters and reports are available for you to search across for free, but access to full text is only available by pay-per-view or by subscription to individual publications. If you are not recognized as having access to a publication, check your library to see if the article is available in print or other online sources or via interlibrary loan.

International Boundaries News Database
University of Durham’s International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) provides a searchable “Boundary news database” with 10,000+ boundary-related reports from a wide range of news sources around the world dating from 1991 to approximately six months before the current date.

A web gateway to development information from over 7,500 development organizations. Includes full-text documents with summaries.  Eldis also includes resource guides and country profiles.  Also good for environmental topics.

From EBSCO publishing. “A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment…Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.” Includes abstracts and indexing for more than 600 titles with full-text for open access articles.

Marine Traffic
Live ships map and database, providing a real-time, interactive status report based on AIS data on over 50,000 vessels, 1500 ports, and navigational markers, with photos, flags, and basic identification data.


Bibliography of Asian StudiesMiddlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Indexes worldwide publications on East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia from 1971 to present, especially in history, politics, economics, sociology, and the arts.

CIAO – Columbia International Affairs OnlineMiddlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Mostly full-text selection of books, working papers, journal articles, and conference proceedings on international affairs, including politics, security and defense, economics, development, and the environment.

EconLitMiddlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Indexes over 600 journals, books, documents, and papers in the fields of economics. For subscribers to the full-text version, over 400 journals are included full-text.  1969 to current.

Academic OneFile – Middlebury College & Licensed Users Only
1980 – current. Interdisciplinary index covering over 10,000 scholarly and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers. Most references include full-text or links to full-text. Contains all of Expanded Academic Index ASAP.

Historical AbstractsMiddlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Major index to articles and books on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. 1955 to current.

JSTORMiddlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Full-text archive of over 700 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences covering all issues published, except for the last 2 to 5 years.

PAISMiddlebury College & Licensed Users Only
Indexes journals, books, and documents in the fields of political science, international affairs, economics, development, and environmental policy, both domestic and international. Covers policy issues in all disciplines. 1972 – current. For 1957-1976, switch to PAIS Archive (click on Specific Databases link to add PAIS Archive. You can search both at once).

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