CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute) Development Studies and Human Rights

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Links to library catalogues, bibliographical databases and portals covering different subjects and geographical areas, journals, serial publications, statistics, public information and news resources, some also available in full text.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Africa | Asia

Africa south of the Sahara
Selected Internet resources.

AfricaLit - Nordic Africa Institute Library Catalogue
AfricaLit contains literature on modern Africa and covers the entire continent with emphasis on contemporary history, politics, education, economics, and other social sciences as well as African fiction.

African Studies Internet Resources
Online publications on Africa from Research Centers & Universities.

AfriMAP - Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project
The Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) aims to monitor and promote compliance by African states with the requirements of good governance, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

AIM reports / Mozambique News Agency
English language edition of the publication AIM (Agência de Informação de Moçambique) reports.

AIO - Anthropological index online
The Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals in the The Anthropology Library at the British Museum (incorporating the former Royal Anthropological Institute library)

AJOL - African Journals OnLine
African Journals OnLine (AJOL) began in May 1998 as a pilot project managed by INASP. It aimed to promote the awareness and use of African-published journals in the sciences by providing access to tables of contents (TOCs) on the Internet.

CMI's page on Angola resources.

Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization working to advance the mutual interests of the United States and the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Observer
A start page for observers of Asian affairs.

Asia one
AsiaOne is the internet arm of the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), the leading media and publishing group in Southeast Asia.

Asian studies WWW virtual library
A global collaborative project which provides access in bibliographic and in hypertext terms to networked scholarly documents, resources and information systems concerned with or relevant to Asian Studies.

Basler Afrika bibliographien
Namibia Resource Centre – Southern Africa Library The Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) comprises a specialist library and archives on southern Africa. It also includes a publishing house and an Africa antiquarian bookshop.

Library Search is a national information retrieval technology that contains books, electronic publications, audiobooks, sheet music and more from Norwegian libraries. Library Search indicates which library owns each of the objects you retrieve

BLDS - British Library for Development Studies at IDS
Europe's largest research collection on economic and social change in developing countries.

BORA - Bergen Open Research Archive
BORA is an institutional repository. Here you will find publications by CMI, UiB, NHH and HiB in full text.

British Library document supply services
The Library''s Integrated Catalogue has now been replaced by Explore the British Library. The new search facility gives improved access to around 57 million records for items held in the Library.

Chatham House
The Africa Programme at Chatham House develops independent policy-focused research on issues affecting individual states of Africa, the African continent as a whole and relations in the international system.

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online (only accessible from CMI)
Working papers, peer-reviewed books and journals. (1991 to present) Asia
News on Asia.

Connecting-Africa is a service that offers access to African research information and maerials produced in the Netherlands. It gives: *details of researchers on Africa affiliated to Dutch universities and research institutes *access to full text of titles on Africa written by researchers in the Netherlands and elsewhere.

COPAC® is a union catalogue. It provides FREE access to the merged online catalogues of 24 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland PLUS the British Library & the National Library of Scotland.

Credit research papers
Full text papers from the University of Nottingham, CREDIT (Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade).

Crisis Group - databases and resources
1. CrisisWatch database, 2. Conflict histories database, 3. Map database, 4. Research Resources & Links, 5. Early warning resources, 6. Advocacy campaign pages, 7. Download to your handheld computer 8. Add Crisis Group to your RSS feeds

Development InfoKiosk - The World Bank
Access to available online information resources on development issues published by the World Bank

DIE - Deutsches Institut für Entwiclungspolitik (German Development Institute)
Discussion paper and Studies publications in full text

Discussion papers / Sudan Economy Research Group
Discussion papers in full text from Sudan Economy Research Group at Universität Bremen and IWIM, Institute for World Economics and International Management

DOAJ - Directory of Open Acess Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals

EADI Portal
Cover research-related information products (research papers, working papers, discussion papers, conference papers, studies, policy briefings, peer-reviewed journals and books). Only online published and freely accessible resources are taken into account.

EBSCOhost (only accessible from CMI)
E-books in full text

EBSCOhost (only accessible from CMI)
E-books in full text

EBSCONET A-to-Z (only accessible from CMI)
Journals in full text

Economic and political weekly
The Economic and Political Weekly is a social science journal featuring: research articles in economics, sociology, political science and other emerging disciplines, scholarly commentary on topical developments, in-depth reports on people's struggles, regular columns by eminent social scientists, book reviews, weekly statistical updates, analytical review of company performances ...

EISA occasional papers
EISA (Electoral Institute of Southern Africa) is a not for profit organisation. It was established in 1996 and is based in Johannesburg (South Africa) with field offices in Kinshasa (DRC), Antananarivo (Madagascar) and Maputo (Mozambique).

EIU - Economist Intelligence Unit (only accessible from CMI)
Full text access to 153 country reports and profiles with archives back to 1996.

The ELAND service provides access to a wealth of development information resources held by institutes in different parts of Europe. It covers some of the best specialist development research libraries, as well as leading online information sources. Altogether, more than 1 million individual records can be accessed.

ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources. ELDIS provides summaries and links to online documents. ELDIS offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists.

Eldis - Norwegian research, agriculture and environment
This guide highlights the latest documents produced in Norway on agricultural and environmental issues affecting developing countries.

Key to European statistics.

Explore the British Library
With Explore the British Library you can search, view and order items from the main catalogue of nearly 57 million records, or search the contents of the Library''s website.

The web site is a gateway to government information. This site is managed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as part of it's information management mandate.

FES - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Dialogue on globalization publications series in full text
Search engine in the area of global development studies. Other than generic search engines, like Google and Yahoo, indexes a specific choice of electronic resources, selected by librarians, researchers and practitioners working in participating institutions. The resources are selected based on their relevance for the development studies and the quality of the information.
Information about research and education in Norway in Norwegian.

From military peace to social justice? the Angolan peace process
This issue of Accord asks, what next for Angola? - a nation that has reached a military peace but has to face the huge challenges in post-conflict peacebuilding, as well as the secessionist war in Cabinda.

Gapminder is a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development. This is done in collaboration with universities, UN organisations, public agencies and non-governmental organisations.
Google Maps with World Bank data give a visual entry point to browse projects, news, statistics and public information center by country

GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies
GIGA working paper series and GIGA Focus publications available in full text.

Global Development Network
GDN is a worldwide network of research and policy institutes working to provide a fresh and relevant perspective to the development challenges of our time.

Globalis is an interactive world atlas where you decide what is to be displayed on the map. Globalis aims to create an understanding for similarities and differences in human societies, as well as how we influence life on the planet. This is primarily done using visual means.

Google book search
Google Book Search contains books on fiction, non-fiction, reference, scholarly, textbooks, children's books, scientific, medical, professional and educational.

Google scholar
From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Information from the government and the ministries

Guide to Africa on the Internet / NAI, Nordic Africa Institute
Selected Information Sources and Databases

HIMAL South Asian
Information on South Asia.

Human rights in the US and the international community
This site is intended as a resource and not as a full-fledged course on human rights.

Human Security gateway - a Canadian research and information database
The Human Security Gateway is a rapidly expanding searchable online database of human security-related resources including reports, journal articles, news items and fact sheets. It is designed to make human security-related research more accessible to the policy and research communities, the media, educators and the interested public.

IDS info services
IDS (Institute of Development Studies) info services : BLDS, Eldis, GDNet, id21, Bridge, CRC Exchange, DFID Health Resource Centre, DFID Health Systems Resource Centre, Livelihoods Connect, IDS Participation Resource Centre, Siyanda and Knowledge Partnerships

IMF - publications
Working papers, country reports, economic issues, policy discussion papers, IMF research bulletin, IMF staff papers, Finance & development and IMF survey from International Monetary Fund in full text.

Index on Africa
Index on Africa is a gateway to information on Africa on the Internet, with over 3.800 links sorted by country, subject and news.

JSTOR (only accessible from CMI)
Archive of full text journals covering social sciences and humanities (the most recent volumes are not included).

Juridisk nettviser
Links to legal sites on the internet by the Faculty of Law Library, University of Oslo.

KVK - Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog
The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog is a meta search interface which allows you to access library catalogs via WWW.

Library of Congress online catalog
The Library of Congress Online Catalog contains approximately 12 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials.

LIBRIS is a national search service providing information on titles held by Swedish university and research libraries, as well as about thirty public libraries. At present the LIBRIS database contains almost 6 million titles. Here you can find books, periodicals, articles, maps, posters, printed music, electronic resources, etc.

Lovdata was established on July 1st, 1981, as a private foundation by the Ministry of Justice and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. The purpose of Lovdata is to establish and operate legal information systems on a non-profit basis.

International Journal for Political Studies in Social, Human and Environmental Sciences on Portuguese and Luso-Creole Historically Linked and Official or National Language Places, Countries and Communities

MacroDataGide - an international social science resource
The MacroDataGuide is a user's guide to researchers and students worldwide in search of high quality data for social science research. It informs not only on which data are out there and where they can be found, it also provides a qualitative assessement of these resources.

Malaysiakini (only accessible from CMI) was launched in November 1999 to address the need and demand for independent coverage of Malaysian news. The mission of remains to publish an online newspaper that informs the Malaysian public of the latest news and critical issues, in an independent and fair manner, and to facilitate discussion of current concerns.

The Norwegian portal on human rights in Norwegian.

Netpunkt - Dansk Biblioteks Center (only accessible from CMI)
The Danish library union catalogue for specialized libraries.

New routes : a journal of peace research and action
NEW ROUTES is a quarterly journal offering analysis and commentary on issues of peace, justice and development as they relate to LPI concerns and programme areas. It includes information about current LPI activities, projects and publications.

NIAS Asiana (only accessible from CMI)
Full text access to electronic information sources and databases on Asia.

NIAS Resources@Asiaportal (only accessible from CMI)
Full text access to journals and databases on Asia.

Nordic/Baltic union catalogue of serials (NOSP)
The Nordic/Baltic Union Catalogue of Serials (NOSP) contains references to serials available in Nordic and Baltic libraries. By means of a variety of bibliographic access points such as title, year of publication, publisher and ISSN the user may easily identify a specific serial.
Public sector information and services on the Internet.

Norwegian and Nordic index to periodical articles (Norart)
All subject fields (from Norwegian and some Nordic periodicals and yearbooks) - special coverage for theology, and the health and social fields; Norway and Norwegian affairs (from some foreign periodicals).

Norwegian Research on Environment & Development
Norway service reports on publications from Norwegian researchers and development practitioners, with a focus on agricultural and environmental issues.

ODS - Official document system of the United Nations
ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. The system does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information.

OECD Development iLibrary (only accessible from CMI)
Online access to all books, periodicals, and online databases done by the OECD on international development.

OKR - Open Knowledge Repository
The World Bank's official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

Fishery Projects Portal and Participatory Resource Gateway.
The full range of OneWorld content from its partner network, in 12 languages and organised by eight main topics (with 80 sub-topics) and by country/region... use as your library, resource or just browse.

Oria is a search engine that allows you to search the library's resources, books, articles, journals, music, films and electronic resources etc. [help]

PAIR - Portal to Asian Internet resources
PAIR offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources within 25 different subtopic areas.

Platforma Democrática
3,000 texts on-line on Latin America.

Policy research working paper
World Bank's papers in full text. From issue 4291 these papers are only available online.

Practical Guide to the DR Congo (only accessible from CMI)

R4D - Research for Development
R4D is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. R4D provides you with the latest information about research funded by DFID, including news, case studies and details of current and past research in over 20,000 project and document records.

Redeluso web site aims to provide access all online demographic and population-related resources in the world's eight lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, The Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Timor Leste.

ReliefWeb is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available on the Internet. Over 200'000 items of research can be browsed or searched, and over 100'000 can be downloaded in full text!

RORG-network - a network of Norwegian NGOs engaged in Development Education in Norway is among the largest web-sites in Norway on north/south - and global issues, including globalisation, debt, development cooperation, poverty eradication, World Bank - IMF, trade/WTO etc. The web-site is intended for the Norwegian public, but with lots of links to material in English.

SASNET - Swedish South Asian Studies Network
SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia, based at Lund University. The aim is to encourage and promote an open and dynamic networking process, in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.

The overall aim of the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) is to enhance the provision of reliable and authoritative information on science- and technology-related issues that impact on the economic and social development of developing countries.

Science Direct (only accessible from CMI)
More than 1000 journals back to 1995

The OECD's Online Library of Statistical Databases, Books and Periodicals.

Statistisk sentralbyrå -Statistics Norway
Through collection, processing and dissemination of statistics and analyses, Statistics Norway contributes to a more informed public debate, to ensure that economic and social policy management are based on the best possible factual basis and to improve the functioning of the market system.
Here you can search for publications from the Government with ministries and from Stortinget the Parliament in Norway.

subito is the document delivery service of international libraries. It is a quick and easy-to-use cooperative delivery service, which supplies the user directly with copies of articles from serials or part of books, and can make books available to him on a loan basis.

SwetsWise (only accessible from CMI)
Full text access to some of our subscribed journals. [help]

Swicki search
This swicki is by Euforic and search for Europe's international cooperation and development

Tanzania on-line
Tanzania Online is a gateway to information on development issues in Tanzania. It is a UNDP/UN, Government of Tanzania and Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) initiative to address problems faced by Government officials, policy makers, private sector, civil society, donor community, researchers and academicians accessing information on development issues in Tanzania.

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre is dedicated to the global fight against corruption. It is organised around two purposes: to guide you to relevant anti-corruption resources, and to inform you about the Utstein partners and their anti-corruption work.

UN Statistics Division
The Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates, including the Statistical Yearbook, World Statistics Pocketbook and yearbooks in specialized fields of statistics. It also provides to countries, specifications of the best methods of compiling information so that data from different sources can be readily compared.

UN website search
Searching for United Nations Information. [help]

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics On-line (only accessible from CMI)
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics On-line is a comprehensive collection of data relevant for the analysis of world trade, investment and development for over 190 countries and territories and 50 economic or trade groups. [help]

UNDP National human development reports
Global, regional and national reports, some also available in full text.

UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Statistics on international agencies, national statistical agencies and other statistical resources.

UNESCO libraries portal
An international gateway to information for librarians and library users.

United Nations Index to Economic and Social Development
Statistics from different organizations.

UNU-WIDER - World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University
Discussion papers, research papers and previous series available in full text published by UNU-WIDER.

Uppsala Conflict Data Program
UCDP collects information on a large number of aspects of armed violence since 1946. The database have descriptions of more than 300 conflicts in over 100 countries and links to relevant documents and web sites.

USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse documents
USAID's Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded technical and program documentation.

Web of Science (only accessible from CMI)
Article and citation databases covering international journals in sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.

Web-servers at statistical agencies
A collection of statistics in different countries.

Wikipedia - Africa
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Wikipedia - Asia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

World Bank Data
The Data Catalog provides download access to over 2,000 indicators from World Bank data sets

World Bank e-Library (only accessible from CMI)
The most comprehensive collections in the area of social and economic development.

World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
Covers 220 of the world's countries and dependent territories, and features profiles of about 700 minorities/indigenous peoples. It is a resource for policy-makers, governments, journalists, academics and those with an interest in the field of minority rights.

WWW virtual library
The VL is the oldest catalog of the web-. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web.

Newsfeeds on selected themes

Sub-Saharan Africa Southern and Central Asia Middle East Latin America