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Resources by Subject

Main Guides

The guides listed below are your starting point to researching specific subjects within Development Studies.

General Sites


Portal on environmental matters provided by the World Resources Institute. Aims to be a comprehensive online database focusing on the environmental, social and economic trends that shape our world, such as population and health, agriculture, and environmental governance and institutions.


Human Security Gateway

Joint project of the Human Security Centre (HSC) and the Canadian Consortium on Human Security (CCHS), University of British Columbia. Aims to provide researchers with a searchable database of links to key web sites, full-text reports, journal articles, news items and factsheets relating to human security worldwide. Searchable by country or topic.


Human Trafficking Search

Specialist web portal maintained by the Washington-based Academy for Educational Development. Aims to offer students and researchers the ability to search quickly for internet resources on a range of topics relating to human trafficking, including child labour, forced migration, trafficking in women and children, sexual slavery.


PovertyNet: Resources and Support to Alleviate Poverty

World Bank links to resources.



From the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Provides constanty updated information on humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters.


United Nations Atlas of the Oceans

Internet portal on the sustainable development of the oceans.


World Wide Web Virtual Library: Sustainable Development

Comprehensive list of Internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organizations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents, databases, directories or metadatabases.