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Catherwood Library: International Research Portal
The International Information links from this Portal are designed to lead the researcher and practitioner to the most reliable and fundamental information sources available in matters related to Industrial and Labor Relations. To assist in this process some sources have been grouped into categories such as Best Regional Sites, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and Key State Department Sites.
Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia
STARTED OFFICIALLY IN 1918 with a donation of around 9,500 books, 1600 pamphlets and 550 manuscripts, the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia (http://asia.library.cornell.edu/ac/Wason/index) is among the top East Asian library collections in the country. Originally named the Charles W. Wason Library on China and the Chinese, the backbone of the collection began as the private library of the late Charles W. Wason (Cornell class of 1876), a railroad magnate based in Cleveland.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
The Cornell University library system subscribes to CIAO, a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Because this is a subscription service, it is restricted to users who access the database from computers connected to the Cornell network.
This Gateway is the central electronic access point to the more than 7,000,000 volumes, 7,000,000 microforms, 65,000 cubic feet of manuscripts, and 400,000 other materials held by Cornell University Library that place it among the ten largest academic research libraries in North America. Cornell acquires all books published by university presses in the English-speaking world, the output of some 140 American trade publishers, complete sets of thousands of scholarly series from around the world, and more than 60,000 periodical and newspaper titles.
Echols Collection on Southeast Asia
As a premier resource on Southeast Asia, the Echols collection annually adds more than 7000 volumes to its collection. It is the most comprehensive body of material on a global region in the Cornell Library system and the largest collection on Southeast Asia in the United States and in the world.
The Fiske Icelandic Collection, located in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, is the largest repository of works on Iceland and on Nordic medieval studies in North America. The collection, which Cornell University Library acquired in 1905, contains over 32,000 titles in a variety of European languages and in diverse media, from vellum and paper manuscripts to CD-ROMs. The Fiske Icelandic Collection is particularly rich in printed works of contemporary Icelandic belles lettres, medieval sagas, and literary criticism of the latter.
International Veterinary Information Service
International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides information to veterinarians, veterinary students, and animal health professionals worldwide. The IVIS website provides free access to original, up-to-date publications organized in electronic books edited by highly qualified editors, proceedings of veterinary meetings, short courses, continuing education, an international calendar of veterinary events, image collections, and much more, all with the help of private and corporate sponsors.
John Henrik Clarke Africana Library
The Africana Studies and Research Center houses the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library, a core collection of over 18,000 volumes focusing on the social and political dimensions of the history and culture of peoples of African ancestry. Holdings include basic books, complete collections of works of important writers, and highly selective research materials that complement the collections housed in Cornell's research libraries.
Library Reference Services
The Reference Department and Instruction Division is a team made up of librarians, reference assistants, and support staff working together to provide effective services to the Cornell community. They assist users in finding information, recommending sources for research, suggesting research strategies, and helping users navigate a wide array of electronic and print resources.
The Map and Geospatial Information Collection houses a geographically comprehensive collection of over 240,000 maps, 3,200 books and atlases, 500 compact disks, and many other related research materials.
Middle East and Islamic Studies Collection
The Collection includes materials published both in the Middle East and in Western Europe and the United States about the Middle East and Islam, including over 40,000 books, serials, government documents, and audiovisual materials, housed mainly in Olin Library.
Rare and Manuscript Collections
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections includes 300,000 printed volumes, more than 70 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media documenting the history of the written word from ancient clay cuneiform tablets to an extensive representation of works by 20th-century authors. The collections support research in fields such as medieval and Renaissance studies, the Reformation, 18th-century France and England, American history, Anglo-American literature, and Icelandic history and culture.
Slavic and East European Collections
The Slavic and East European Collections contain over 300,000 volumes, both in vernacular languages of the area and in Western European languages. East European language holdings are about 56% Russian, 13% Polish, 8% Czech and Slovak, 10% Serbian, Croatian, and Serbo-Croatian, 5% Ukrainian and Belorussian. The remaining 8% consists of Bulgarian, Hungarian, Romanian, and other Eastern European languages. The overall collection grows by more than 10,000 items per year.
South Asia Collection
South Asian material is spread throughout the campus, not only in central library collections, but in unit libraries to support research in areas such as law, labor history and labor relations, architecture and planning, geology, music history and South Asian music, and physical sciences. In addition to more than a quarter of a million volumes, the collection includes over 23 newspapers, 465 videos and films, 838 maps and 2,080 sound recordings and cassettes.