There are many different definitions of globalisation, but much of it has to do with the movement of people, goods, capital and ideas. Globalisation can have both costs and benefits and these issues can provoke strong feelings and challenges.

It is like we are now living in a borderless world, but not everyone benefits from living in this "global village".

Dewey Numbers

Globalisation is a large and complex topic. Therefore, you cannot just go to one area on the Library shelves to find the information you want.  Use the Library catalogue to quickly locate the following information:

 Audio Visual Resources


Issues in Society

Library subject guides

 The following subject guides, constructed by the Mary MacKillop Library may also include information you can use in your research on globalisation:

 Reference Resources

On our shelves:

General Encyclopedia

  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • World Book Encyclopedia

Online encyclopedia: 

Don't forget you will need your user name and password to use these resources.


Web Resources

Use the following websites to begin any Internet searches on this complex topic. They are very broad sites which may have resources on many of the topics you are interested in researching.



Use these websites to research topics in more depth.


Child soldiers

Climate Change

Fair trade

Food security

Inequality and Poverty