Political Economy of the Global Semiconductor Industry: Technology, Markets and Policy

Library Databases 

The Harvard Library offers access to a vast collection of databases encompassing a wide range of subjects. Below, you'll find a curated selection by the engineering librarian. However, you can explore additional titles categorized by subject area on our databases page.  

Engineering / Computer Science

  • Inspec -  Inspec contains records across physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, mechanical and production engineering, information technology, and more.
  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library - comprehensive coverage of the field of computing.
  • arXiv - arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for nearly 2.4 million scholarly PREPRINT articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv.
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Public Policy, Government

  • PAIS Index - Indexes public and social policy literature including journal articles, books, directories, conference proceedings, government documents, and statistical yearbooks.
  • Policy File Index - Abstracts of and links to domestic and international public policy research published by think tanks, university programs, and other research organizations.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts - Provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. Provides abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and working papers, and citations to book reviews.
  • Search over 100 Government, Political Science, and International Relations databases
  • Think Tank Search - A Google Custom Search of more than 1200 think tanks and research centers.
  • Federal Register - Provides a means for the government to announce to the public changes to government requirements, policies, and guidance. 

Economics / Business

  • EconLit - published by the American Economic Association, provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature.
  • ABI/INFORM - scholarly and trade journal articles in business, management, and trade. Also covers dissertations, SSRN working papers, market reports, industry reports, business cases, local and regional business information, and global and trade news. Includes full text of The Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition, and digital images of selected key business journals from the first issue to the present.
  • Statista - Provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.
  • Trade Data Resources - This guide provides a starting point for researchers using numeric data for projects involving international trade. 
  • International Data Resources- guide with important databases and websites for economics research

HBS Resources - Baker Library 

Please note that certain databases are exclusively accessible to HBS students, while others can be utilized onsite at the Baker Library. Databases labeled with "HarvardKey" under "Access Method" are open to all Harvard students.

Get Help - Librarian contact information

  • Engineering / Computer Science - Robyn Rosenberg
  • Economics - FAS - Diane Sredl is the librarian for economics and government information. She is a wonderful resource if you have any questions.
  • Business - HBS - Linda Rosen and Baker Libary Ask US service
  • The Harvard Kennedy School Library focuses on providing research support in areas such as politics, public policy, international development, and other social science, business, and economics subjects relevant to the Harvard Kennedy School community. Librarians James Adams and James Capobianco are available to assist with inquiries in these fields.


  • Efficiently search across multiple databases housed within ProQuest to save time. Visit https://www.proquest.com/advanced?accountid=11311, then navigate to "Change Databases" and select "View by Name." Select all relevant databases within this category and ensure to click "Use selected databases" for streamlined searching.

  • The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) for Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing is 334413. Certain databases have NAICS code as a search field thereby providing more precise results.