Articles & Databases : Conflict Resolution
Included are journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses from 1959-present. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.
Coverage: coverage varies
Collection of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences digitized in most cases back to the first date of issue. JSTOR also includes selected books, primary sources and other materials for academic work.
Social Science Database
Offers indexing for more than a thousand academic journals, most with full text. Covers a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.
Coverage: 1970 to current
Database provides full-text articles for over 210 publications of the alternative and independent presses, from 1970 to current.
Coverage: coverage varies, late 19th century to present
Index of bibliographic materials combining Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute. It provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research.
Armed Conflict Database
The IISS Armed Conflict Database is an authoritative online source of data and provides independent analysis on current and recent conflicts. You can generate reports and download data as well as browse through the yearly analyses and fact sheets online.
[International Institute for Strategic Studies]
Business Source Complete
Comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals for business topics such as marketing, management, human resources, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Includes author profiles, financial data, books, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, company profiles, SWOT analyses, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, datamonitor, and country reports.
Center for Security Studies - Resources
Successor to the International Relations and Security Network (ISN). As in the case of its predecessor, the fundamental purpose of the Resources section is outreach -- i.e., it features the publications and analyses of CSS experts, external partners and other like-minded institutions in order to promote further dialogue on important international relations and security-related issues.
Chicago Project on Security and Threats Suicide Attack Database
A searchable database of suicide attacks from 1974 through June 2016. Data includes information about the target, weapon, demographic and biographical information of suicide attackers, and location of the attack. Continually updated. Data can be downloaded as .csv files for analysis.
[Chicago Project on Security and Threats]
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It provides a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, conference proceedings, books, journals, and policy briefs. It also includes teaching materials such as case studies and course packs of background readings. All sections of CIAO are updated monthly.
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Provides indexing, abstracting and some full text for journals and books related to communication and mass media studies.
Correlates of War Project
Quantitative datasets on topics within international relations including trade, territorial change, intergovernmental organizations and diplomatic exchange, religion, alliances, militarization, colonialism, and conflict. Event dates range by dataset.
Criminal Justice Database
Supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. Covers U.S. and international scholarly journals, correctional and law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields.
Digital National Security Archive
Consists of curated and indexed government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present.
Economist Intelligence Unit Country Information
Extensive country information from various Economist Intelligence Unit publications, covering most countries and including politics, economics, business, markets and data. (Country Report, Country Profile, Country Monitor, and Business Newsletters.)
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Electronic Index
Provides subject access to the Daily Reports issued by the U.S. Government, including translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations worldwide. Focuses on international political, economic, scientific, and cultural issues and events; covers all regions and reflects the changes that have occurred in them1975-1996. See World News Connection for broadcasts from 1996 to the present.
Provides publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. Its archival material, dating back to 1970, focuses on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.
Global Terrorism Database
Open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970-2015, with updates planned for the future.
[University of Maryland]
Homeland Security Digital Library
Provides access to U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents, as well as specialized resources such as dissertations, reports, and position papers from universities, research institutions, think tanks, U.S. local and state agencies, and international organizations.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Mason Users Only: must create MyData account to download data. Support available here. For additional assistance, please contact the Libraries' Data Services or consult the ICPSR InfoGuide on how to find and use data from the ICPSR.
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law Online Library
Searchable directory of legal documents, court cases, reports, and other civil society resources from countries around the world.
International Country Risk Guide
Source of country risk analysis and ratings. ICRG monitors 140 countries and provides financial, political, and economic risk information and forecasts.
International Crisis Behavior Project
Datasets and summaries on 470 international crises, 1,036 crisis actors, and 35 protracted conflict from 1918 through 2013 with data points on type of violence, global involvement, system-level, conflict name, triggers, start/end dates, and outcomes of the event. Datasets are available from the system-level and the actor-level and can be downloaded for analysis.
Provides the most recent news content from outside of the U.S. and Canada with archives that stretch back decades. Features newspapers, newswires, transcripts, and digital-only news sites in full-text format, including more than 800 of the world's top news sources such as The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.
International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center
This database offers information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism and is designed to inform the analysis process, as well as to enhance the general understanding of security and terrorism-related issues. Includes content from journals, country reports, books and more.
A Foundation Center merger of PubHub and IssueLab, the service works to gather, index, and share the collective intelligence of the social sector. Provides free access to a wide range of case studies, white papers, evaluations, fact sheets, issue briefs, annual reports, and toolkits.
Jane's Sentinel Country Risk Assessments
Provides comprehensive aggregated country intelligence on critical political, economic, defense and social risk factors, including terrorism and insurgency, political systems and actors, and state stability. Information organized by region:
A complete guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. A secondary emphasis is on significant but little known sources of news and ideas.
Collection of scholarly publications including law journals, documents, and case studies, including over 250 full-text journals. This database provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, and ethics. Indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.
Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
Bibliographic index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. Coverage spans from 1900 and earlier to the present.
Military and Government Collection
Offers current news for all branches of the military, through a thorough offering of periodicals, academic journals and other related content. Content also includes country reports and relevant government documents.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Law
This database covers international law with citations and full text articles as well as listings for library catalogs, bibliographic indexes, records of court decisions, and other lists that show thousands of resources that might also be useful.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Relations
This database provides citations and full text that cover the study of foreign affairs and political interaction between states. cultural, economic, legal, military, and political relations of all states and their component populations, as well as non-state actors and international organizations.
Covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more, from1972 to present. Includes PAIS Archive, covering content published in print 1915-1976.
Peace Research Abstracts
Abstracts of literature concerning peace studies, conflict studies, and international relations.
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Offers full-text versions of scholarly journals and books from many of the world's university presses and scholarly societies.
Coverage: 1789- Present
Offers access to congressional publications dealing with the wide variety of topics addressed by Congress. Includes U.S. Serial Set, Congressional Hearings and Testimony, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, Congressional Record, Legislative Insight, and U.S. Bills and Resolutions; as well as Executive Branch Documents (1789-1939), and Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations.
ProQuest Social Sciences Collections
Provides global indexing of the scholarly literature in the social sciences, including full-text scholarly journals and key non-periodical sources such as dissertations and working papers, covering political science, sociology, the applied social sciences, criminal justice, education, and other areas. Search one or more of these databases, from Alt-PressWatch to Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Includes more than 3.7 million records.
[American Psychological Association (APA)]
Race Relations Abstracts
Resource provides content relating specifically to the relationship between races. Abstracts cover areas relevant to race relations; subjects include ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and others related to the discipline.
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Searchable news and information from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Southwestern Asia.
RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents
A compilation of downloadable data, currently from 1968 through 2009, providing comprehensive information on international and domestic terrorism. The database defines and categorizes terrorist attacks. Results may be displayed as a list, or on a pie chart or chronological chart. Note: Coverage of domestic terrorism incidents begins with 1998.
Index, abstracts and full-text of over 20,000 titles in the RAND archive dating back to 1946. Areas covered include energy, education, health, justice, the environment, and international and military affairs.
Provides access to a range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Includes titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.
Routledge Handbooks Online
Provides overviews of classic and current research and future trends in the social sciences and humanities; as well as guides to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today. Full-text access to peer-reviewed content available for the subject collections in criminal justice & criminology, politics, and security studies.
[Taylor & Francis]
Sage Journals Online
Provides online access (searching and browsing) to over 800 journals published by Sage in fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.
SAGE Research Methods and Cases Online
Provides an overview of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences. Includes SAGE book and reference material on research methods, and editorially selected material from SAGE journals. Also includes a searchable collection of case studies of real social research, commissioned and designed to help users understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Contains citations and abstracts from thousands of journals, as well as books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and working papers. Includes the complete Social Services Abstracts.
Terrorism and Insurgency Centre
Provides a complete profile of the world’s significant terrorist, guerrilla and insurgent groups. You can analyze activity by a wide range of criteria, including by group, country of origin, tactics, targets, political, religious or other affiliations.
[Jane's Information Group]
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, NBC: 1968-present; CNN: 1995-present, selected content from PBS & FOX. Digitized news broadcasts from CNN are viewable with RealOne media player.
Note: The Archive offers DVDs that are duplications of entire broadcasts as well as compilations of individual news stories specified by the individual borrower. Borrowers pay fees for the items loaned to cover the costs of providing this service.
Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000
Includes primary documents, images, scholarly essays, and bibliographies documenting women's reform efforts in the United States between 1600 and 2000.
[Alexander Street Press]
Access data from all the World Bank data sources--more than 50 databases freely available through the World Databank.
World News Connection
Posts news from around the world, translated into English, typically within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast. Information is obtained from newspaper articles, television and radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, and non-classified reports.
[East View Information Services]
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
This resource is no longer available. Try Political Science Complete.
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