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Development Studies

This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for development studies.


On this page you find a selection of databases that will be most relevant to Development Studies. 

Please note that due to the multidisciplinary nature of Development Studies, there are also many general databases available at the EUR/ISS Library that  will be of use.

Discipline-specific databases

General citation databases

By using a citation database you can follow a particular cited reference forward in time to find more current articles that have also cited that research. Searching for cited references is useful to locate current research based on earlier research, see how a particular research topic is being used to support other research or track the history of a research topic.

Free databases

Free databases can be useful to find non-Western literature that is underrepresented in subscription databases. They are also a good alternative for non-EUR staff and students, alumni, and others who want to search for academic literature.