Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace Restricted Resource

Covers the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict, including  major figures, events, and organizations. 

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Confict
Main Reference HM 291 .E625 2008  vols. 1 - 3

Culture Wars:  An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices
Main Reference HM 1121 .C85 2010 vols. 1 - 2

Encyclopedia of Conficts Since World War II
Main Reference D 843 .E46 2007 vols. 1 - 4

Databases for Finding Journal Articles
Peace Research Abstracts Restricted Resource
Covers all areas related to peace research, including war and conflict, international relations, arms control, the military, diplomacy, international law and conventions, nations and national policies, and international organizations.  Includes references to journal articles, books, book chapters, government publications, dissertations, significant speeches and conferences, pamphlets, and newsletters. Dates of Coverage: 1964-

PAIS Index (Public Affairs Information Service) Restricted Resource
Covers all aspects of U.S. public policy and international affairs.  Includes references to journal articles, books, government documents, grey literature, research reports and documents by NGOs, conference papers, and statistical reports.

Dates of Coverage: 1915 to date

PsycINFO Restricted Resource
Indexes scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences; covers journals, books, reviews, and dissertations.

Dates of Coverage: 1880s–present

SocINDEX Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides full text of some journal articles, and indexing and abstracts for journals, books and conference papers.  Covers all sub-fields of sociology, including criminology, gender, marriage & family studies, social work, social psychology, addictions, violence, and more.   
Organizations & Agencies
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

A private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.

United States Institute of Peace
Independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence.

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations 

Provides political and executive direction to UN Peacekeeping operations around the world and maintains contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors, and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates. Works to integrate the efforts of UN, governmental and non-governmental entities in the context of peacekeeping operations.

United Nations Peacebuilding Commission
An intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in countries emerging from conflict.

International Crisis Group Unrestricted Resource

An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.

SIPRI:  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
An independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.
Annual Review of Global Peace Operations
Main Reference JZ 6374 .A56 2013 (earlier eds. on 3rd floor)
Country Information
Europa World Restricted Resource
Well researched non partisan political and economic information on countries and territories from around the world,  Also includes some statistical data, directory, and profiles of international organizations.

CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
Culture Information
Encyclopedia of Anthropology Restricted Resource Resource contains audio
Covers all fields of anthropology, as well as aspects of geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology.Good for background and context, biographical information, concepts and theories.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Search or browse 'volumes' organized by continent.  Covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

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