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Globalization - Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

This guide will provide access to materials on interdisciplinary issues of globalization. Also look here for links to course web pages for Global Cities and Migration.


ASU Library Catalog To find videos or DVDs held in ASU Library, add the word videorecording to your keyword search.

Example: global** videorecording

Note location (ie. West Media), and call number. This information is needed to locate the material in the library.

Not available on your campus? Use the REQUEST button to have books from other campuses delivered to your library. View more detailed instructions.


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Advanced Catalog Searching

Use the ASU Library Catalog and EBook Collections to locate books:

ASU Library Catalog 

  • Note location (ie. West Stacks or Hayden Stacks), and  call number. You'll need these to find the book on the shelf in each library. 
  • Not available on your campus?  Use the REQUEST button to have books from other campuses delivered to your library.


Ebrary Collection  be sure to create an account and download the Ebrary Reader
This collection has over 22,000 full-text books, journals, and maps covering five main subject areas - Business and Economics, Career and General Education, Computers, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences and Life/Physical Sciences.

Searching Tips:

Searches with Library of Congress Subject Headings 

Culture and globalization
-- Economic aspects
Globalization -- Social aspects
International business enterprises
International economic relations
International economic relations -- Social aspects
International labor activities
International trade -- Social aspects
Transnational crime

Keyword Searching:

The easiest way to start searching for materials in the catalog is to do a keyword search.

Combine keywords with appropriate connectors (and, or):

AND is used between keywords to indicate that both terms must be present; AND is used to narrow a search.

OR is used between keywords to indicate that either term must be present; OR is used to broaden a search by providing synonyms or other terminology for a keyword.

Search for alternate endings by truncating with a double asterisk (**):

  • ** is used for open-ended truncation
    Example: globaliz** will retrieve:
  • globalize*
  • globalized
  • globalization
  • ? is used to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
    Example: wom?n will retrieve:
  • woman
  • women
  • womyn
  • Examine the records for other subject headings or terminology that would lead you to other relevant items in the catalog.

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