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  • WPSA = Worldwide Political Science AbstractsPAIS = Public Affairs International ServiceEconLit = Economic LiteratureSocSciCitIndx = Social Science Citation Index
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  • Governance: What It Is and Why We Should Care Tony Angiletta, Morrison Curator for the Social Sciences Updated May 15, 2009
  • Six Simple Dicta on Searching the Web, Google, Socrates, Searchworks or any Index • 1. When in doubt, phrases in quotes • 2. When in doubt, capitalize Boolean • 3. When in doubt, use Advanced search • 4. Narrow humongous search results: by format (e.g., .pdf), by domain suffix (i.e., .edu, .gov, .org) • 5. Supplement index searches with Google Scholar • 6. If it is print resource and not at Stanford, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Some Definitions & Bibliographies • OED • “By governance, we mean the processes and institutions, both formal and informal, that guide and restrain the collective activities of a group. Governance…by governments and…international organizations…private firms, associations of firms…NGOs…and associations of NGOs.” Nye & Donahue. • Governance bibliography • UN Public Administration Programme: Governance • Indiana U. list of Global Studies Journals • International Institute for Sustainable Development • Governance themes • UNESCAP. What is Good Governance? View slide
  • Governance As Keyword, Topic or Title Word in 4 Indexes View slide
  • Governance Activities (Nye and Donahue, Governance in a Globalizing World, p.13) Private Public Sector Third Sector Supranational TNCs IGOs NGOs National Firms Central Non-profits Subnational Local Local Local
  • Some associated terms • Globalization • Neo-liberalism • Liberalization • Democratization • Privatization • Cosmopolitanism • Sovereignty • Civil society and Social Capital • Statism or state-centric • Globalization from below vs. globalization from above • Global governance
  • Governance Indicators • World Bank Institute • Smart Indicators • Transparency International Corruption Index • Freedom House Index of Freedom • Second-generation Governance Indicators • Social Capital and Governance
  • Governance Indicators (cont’d) • “Failed States” index • Everyday Democracy Index. The Website. • Everyday Democracy Index. The Book. • World Bank Indicators: Answering Critics
  • Stanford resources and beyond • Academic Universe/Lexis-Nexis • Business Source Complete for “corporate governance” • Alternative Press Index and IDS • Governance journal • UNHCR • Scout Report
  • Stanford resources and beyond • Brookings Institution. Governance Research Topics. • Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (SIIS). On gove • CCDRL. Program on Sovereignty • IFPRI. “Good governance vs. Bad governance”. • Open Society Initiative. Law and Justice. • Open Society Initiative. Governance. • Social Capital Gateway
  • Stanford Indexes and Full-text • 1. Academic Universe (also listed as Lexis-Nexis). Statistical Universe. Power Tables. Terrorism. 207 tables on incidents, public attitudes and agency budgets. • 2. Academic Universe. Reference. Polls and Surveys. Terrorism. • 3. Polling the Nations, iPoll & Gallup Brain • 4. Academic Universe. Legal Research.
  • Stanford Indexes and Full-text (cont’d) • 5. EBSCO host Databases; search one or several databases at the same time. a. Academic Source Premier b. Business Source Complete c. ERIC d. Medline e. NTIS f. EconLit g. Environment Index
  • Stanford Indexes and Full-text (cont’d) • 6. Illumina. Search one or several databases at the same time. a. World Political Science Abstracts b. Sociological Abstracts c. Environmental Science & Pollution Mgt. d. PsycInfo and PsycArticles
  • Stanford Indexes and Full-text (cont’d) • 7. Social Sciences Citation Index. SSCI. • 8. PolicyFile and CIAO • 9. Newspaper databases/indexes (Global NewsBank, Historical NYT, Lexis-Nexis) • 10. Stanford Dissertations
  • Stanford Indexes and Full-text (cont’d) • 11. National and International Documents – a. Lexis-Nexis Congressional – b. Lexis-Nexis Statistical (ASI) – c. Lexis-Nexis Statistical (IIS) – d. Congressional Quarterly ( & National Journal – e. Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports – f. AccessUN