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China Research Guide

Research Resources

  • Research Guide - Journalism 295: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism
  • International Trade
  • Country Profiles
    • China - Profile - provided by The Asian Studies WWW Monitor
    • Congressional Research Service Reports: Foreign trade - China - searches the database maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries. (Other sources of Congressional Research Service Reports)
    • Lexis/Nexis Country Analysis - Search China as a country and an industry or subject of interest, but be sure to take a look at the following sources:
      PRS Group Country Reports
      These reports provide basic information on a country, including its political, economic, demographic and social structures. Reports also cover geographical details, territorial and maritime disputes, power structures and the climate for business in the country.
      PRS Group International Country Risk Guide
      The International Country Risk Guide provides a detailed country-by-country breakdown of the comparative risks of operating in, investing or lending to particular countries using a three-dimensional evaluation system that weighs the composite risk and identifies the disaggregated political, financial and economic risks by indicator.
  • World Development Indicators (this is a CD-ROM at the circulation desk, for online access to a smaller set of data, see: WDI Data Query)
  • Searching for Articles - Finding Articles -- Journalism 295, provides a more complete list of possible sources, but for business topics, the most important are:
    ABI/Inform (management and finance scholarly journals and trade journals)
    EconLit (most comprehensive database for coverage of economics journals and related literature)
    Factiva (Warning: Factiva is available on campus only. Use the "Select Sources and Factiva Intelligent Indexing" section to limit your search by region of publication or industry, but add "re=CHINA" to your search to limit to articles about China. Add the word "and" between each keyword or limit terms.)

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