Global Learning

by Melissa Browne – February 7, 2022

Use the resources on this guide to start your research on topics connected to global learning and global education.

What is Global Learning?
“Global learning helps students develop their capacity to be informed, open-minded, and responsible people, who are responsive to diverse perspectives. Global learning prepares us to address the world’s most pressing issues collaboratively, equitably and sustainably. Global learning helps students understand that pressing issues must be faced in an interdisciplinary way given the complexity of environments and competing needs and interests.”

One of the Provost’s Priorities is Global Education For All: “Committed to educating the next generation of problem solvers and change makers, UC Davis is working towards Global Education for All—a goal aiming to provide 100% of our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with global learning opportunities that change their lives and our world.”

In particular, the Global Learning Outcomes underscore “[g]lobal learning opportunities at UC Davis, [which] focus on cultivating skills, knowledge, networks and attitudes tied to building global awareness, embracing linguistic and cultural diversity, and extending global engagement. A specific global learning opportunity may emphasize one or more outcomes.”

For more information on Global Education For all and global learning initiatives, explore UC Davis Global Affairs.

Melissa Browne

Student Services Librarian


In this Guide:

UC Davis Library Catalog
Search for books and other items available in or through the UC Davis Library.

UC Library Search and WorldCat Catalog
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Education Source [via EBSCO]


Education Source provides full text, indexing and abstracts for thousands of education journals, books and education-related conference papers. Coverage spans all levels of education and includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
Coverage: 1880-present
Tags: Education
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) [via ProQuest]


The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and provides extensive access to educational-related literature.
Coverage: 1966-present
Tags: Education
PAIS Index [via ProQuest]


Indexes all types of materials in the area of public affairs and public policy - journal articles, books and book chapters, reports, government documents. Topics include agriculture, banking, demographics, education, environment, finance, government, health, law, legislation, political science, social sciences, and statistics.
Sociological Abstracts [via ProQuest]


Provides abstracts to sociology articles and the literature of related disciplines in the social, behavioral, and cultural studies. Covers over 1,800 journals, and book reviews. Mainly in English, but Includes materials in 30 languages.
Coverage: 1952-present
Tags: Sociology