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Recommended Databases for Scholarly Articles
Recommended Databases for International News
Europa World Year Book
Call Number: Simpson Reference JN 1 .E85 2017 (3 volumes)
Publication Date: 2017
This 3 volume set contains a wealth of information, arranged by country, on the history, politics and economy (including international trade) of each nation. Entries also include websites for various government agencies.
Europa also includes summaries of international organizations (like the WTO)
The Statesman's Year-Book
Call Number: Simpson Reference JA 51. S7
Publication Date: Annual - Most recent 5 years in Reference
Like Europa World Yearbook, this book provides summaries of the economic, social, and political state of each country.
At the end of each entry are lists of recommended further reading and URLs for the country's statistical bureau.
CIA World Factbook
Europa World Year Book and Statesman's Yearbook contain much more detailed information, but CIA World Factbook is freely available online.
Provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference
Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 10-13, 2017
Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan - Originally scheduled June 8-11, 2020, new date TBD
WTO Trade Profiles
Key indicators on trade in goods and services for over 190 economies, highlighting each economy's major exports / imports and main trading partners
WTO Trade Policy Reviews
These include reports from the WTO Secretariat and policy statements from the countries' governments.
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
While the ICTSD closed as of 30 November 2018, it still hosts many useful reports.
ICTSD Bridges News
News through November 30, 2018
Can be searched by date, tag, or keyword
Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC)
An online data visualization and distribution platform focused on the geography and dynamics of economic activities. The OEC integrates and distributes data from a variety of sources to empower analysts in the private sector, public sector, and academia.
The OEC is currently designed and developed by Datawheel, but it began as a research project at MIT’s Collective Learning group (former Macro Connections Group). The OEC was the Master Thesis of Alex Simoes (2012), directed by Professor Cesar A. Hidalgo.
In 2012 the OEC was spun out of MIT as an open source project. The OEC was refined throughout the years, expanding its technical and analytical capacities.