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POL 324: Developing Nations: Concepts

What types of resources are available?

Online Databases and Indexes to Journals:
Contain abstracts and full text for articles from peer reviewed journals, non-peer reviewed journals, magazines and newspapers.

Online Reference Books:
Includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, etc. that are searchable and readable online.

Selected Websites:
These websites have been recommended by Saint Leo faculty and librarians.

Print Reference Books:
Includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, handbooks, almanacs, atlases, directories, etc.  (Located in the Cannon Memorial Library/University Campus)

Print Periodicals:
A listing of print (hard copy) periodicals and journals that the library subscribes to.  (Located in the Cannon Memorial Library/University Campus)

Ten Concepts to Address

KEY ASSIGNMENT 

  • Mini-Research-Paper (5+ p. single-spaced before 16-18 March): USE 1 Library book & Lefton/Payne/Nasser book!

A basic component of a well-rounded college education is the ability to exercise basic scholarly skills by doing original research, developing a research thesis and presenting concepts in a scholarly format.

  • MANDATORY LIBRARY ORIENTATION TUTORIAL: Library Orientation Friday 31 January (loose 3 points for absence) during class hour in Library Basement Rm. CCIC 2 .
    • Assignment is type-written, single-spaced (Times New Roman), 12-point font with grammar and spelling.
      • Title page.
      • historico-political background (p.1),
      • detailed analysis of situation & policy-options (p.2-3),
      • Case-Study (p.3-5),
      • Conclusion & Sources (p.5-6 with minimum 3 properly cited sources).
    • Describe 1 European National Aid to Third World & ex-colonies (Great Britain);                Students:__ _____________________;
    • Describe 1 European National Aid to Third World & ex-colonies (France);                Students:__ _____________________;
    • Describe 1 European National Aid to Third World & ex-colonies (Germany);                Students:__ _____________________;
    • Describe 1 European National Aid to Third World & ex-colonies (Italy);                    Students:__ _____________________;
    • Describe 1 European National Aid to Third World & ex-colonies (Spain);                  Students:__ _____________________;
    • Explain European National Aid to Third World (compare Scandinavian states);                 Students:_______________________;
    • Describe U.S./USAID national aid to development in Third World;                Students:______________________;
    • Explain European Union (E.U.) Aid to Third World                                                          Students:______________________;
    • Compare International Aid to Development in the Third World;                         Students:______________________;
    • Describe the U.N. Millennium Program & Impact;                               Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  World Bank for infrastructures-building;                      Students:______________________;
    • Comparing Dams in Third World & Economic impact;                                   Students:______________________;
    • Indus River Floods in Pakistan 2010;                                                                Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  UNHCR for refugees;                                                 Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  WFP for famine relief;                                   Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  FAO for agriculture;                                       Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  UNESCO for education;                                Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  WTO in Third World;                                               Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  UNCTAD in Third World;                                        Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  IMF in Third World;                                      Students:______________________;
    • Organization & Role of  WHO for vaccinations;                                              Students:______________________;
    • AIDS vs. WHO, U.S.A. &  International Pharmaceutical Companies;               Students:______________________;
    • Ebola vs. WHO, U.S.A. & International Pharmaceutical Companies;             Students:______________________;
    • Economics Impact of 2005 Great Tsunami;                                                      Students:______________________;
    • Syrians & Migration Flows (Legal vs. Illegal) to Europe from Third World;            Students:______________________;
    • Migration Flows (Legal vs. Illegal) to U.S.A. from Third World;                      Students:______________________;
    • Migration Flows (Legal vs. Illegal) to Canada from Third World;                         Students:______________________;
    • Migration Flows (Legal vs. Illegal) to Australia from Third World;                      Students:______________________;
    • Migration Flows (Legal vs. Illegal) inside Greater Middle-East;                           Students:______________________;
    • Migration Flows (Legal vs. Illegal) inside Latin America;                                      Students:______________________;
    • Migration Flows (Legal vs. Illegal) inside Asia;                                     Students:______________________;
    • Migration Flows (Legal vs. Illegal) inside Africa;                                 Students:______________________;
    • Comparing U.S.-E.U. Asylum-seekers Policies from Third World;                 Students:______________________;
    • Problems of  Women vs. poverty in Third World Development issue;             Students:______________________;
    • Problems of  Education vs. poverty in Third World Development;                  Students:______________________;

Library Session Objectives

Today's POL/CRM-332 session was designed to introduce you to

library resources that you will likely use when completing your

research paper. As a result of today's session, you will: 

Three Objectives

  1.  Demonstrate proficiency locating statistics on Foreign Aid using STATISTA
  2. Show proficiency in searching Sage Journals to find a full-text article
  3. Create a correct APA-style citation for a Sage journal article