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Sources Elsewhere: World Trade
Eurostat (European Commission)
High quality statistics on Europe, including general and regional statistics, economy and finance, and population and social conditions.
FAOSTAT (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Data relating to hunger, food and agriculture for 245 countries and territories and 35 regional areas, from 1961 to current.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Their web site section offers glossaries, statistics, tables, and factbooks.
Secrets of Ancient Navigators (PBS / NOVA)
An article on how man would have explored the world before the invention of modern navigational aids.
World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations. The WTO agreements cover goods, services and intellectual property. Their web site offers statistics, glossaries, multimedia, among others.
From Our Library: Books on World Trade
Below are just some examples of the library's materials on early global trade.
For All the Tea in China by
Call Number: 382 ROS
Publication Date: 2010-03-18
In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China—territory forbidden to foreigners—to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing.
Globalize It! by
Call Number: 337 JAN
Publication Date: 2003-09-03
The battle of Seattle -- A world order : the foundations of globalization -- I don't want to be like Mike -- Globalization is good for the globe -- Killing the world to save it? -- Whose culture? -- Protest -- The IMF faces a meltdown : economic crisis in Mexico, Russia, and Asia -- Mistakes and resolve -- A new world.
The Lexus and the Olive Tree by
Call Number: 337 FRI
Publication Date: 2000-05-02
Explains how globalization is shaping world affairs, how it replaced the Cold War system, how it is creating a single global market, its influence on domestic policies, and other related topics.
From Our Library: Articles on World History Topics
The Home tab in the World History guide provides links to several library databases. They serve as good starting places for your research.
Remember that besides articles many databases also include photos and other illustrations, maps, charts, and primary sources!