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Peace Colloquium

Introduction


The following guide is intended to provide an overview of resources available in the library and online on the topic of peace and justice. Since these topics are multi-disciplinary, you will notice that book materials span many call number ranges and journal article databases are numerous. For further assistance, please take advantage of the reference services available to you in the library. Stop by the Reference Desk in person or online at Ask a Librarian. Or take a Virtual Tour of the Geisel Library to acquaint yourself with our layout and services.

 


Reference Sources for Background Information


The following is a selective list and should not be considered comprehensive. Browsing the Geisel Library Reference collection may reveal additional useful titles. Or, ask for help at the Reference Desk for information on a particular aspect of your studies.

Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders
     Ref JX1962.A2 B56

Bridging the Gap: Examining Polarity in America
     Ref HN57 .B75

Dictionary of Contemporary World History [electronic resource]

Encyclopedia of Asian History
     Ref DS31 .E53

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice [electronic resource]
     Ref HV 6017 .E52 (print version)

Encyclopedia of Ethics
     Ref BJ63 .E45

Encyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945
     Ref JC571 .L2747

Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism
     Ref E184.A1 E58

Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements
     Ref KZ4968 .O86

Great Events from History II. Human Rights Series
     Ref K3240.6 .G74

Handbook of International Human Rights Terminology
     Ref K3239.3 .C66

Historical Dictionary of Refugee and Disaster Relief Organizations
     Ref HV640 .G66

Human Rights Encyclopedia
     Ref JC571 .L523

New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought
     Ref BX1753 .N497

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas [electronic resource]

Northern Ireland: A Chronology of the Troubles, 1968-1999
     Ref DA990 .U46 B3593

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
     Ref DS35.53 .O95

Political Philosophy: Theories, Thinkers, Concepts
     Ref JA71 .P6226

Proclaiming Justice & Peace: Papal Documents from Rerum Novarum through Centesimus Annus
     Ref BX1753 .P755

World Encyclopedia of Peace
     Ref JX1944 .W67

 

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Find Books and Government Documents


The library catalog is an excellent resource for finding books, chapters, and government documents on peace and justice topics. Perform one or more of these subject heading searches to get you started. Or browse the shelves in the call number areas noted next to the headings.

     Christian Sociology                         BT 738

     Church and Social Problems        HN30 - HN39

     Distributive Justice                          HB523

     Emigration and Immigration          JV6001 - JV9480

     Equality                                              JC575 - JC578

     Ethics                                                 BJ section

     Human Rights                                  JC571 - JC628

     Just War Doctrine

     Peace                                                 JZ5511.2 - JZ6060

     Social Conflict                                  HM1121

     Social Justice                                   HM671

     Women's Rights                              HQ1236

To find books related to the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland, consider searching the following subject headings.

  • Irish Republican Army — History
  • Northern Ireland — History
  • Northern Ireland — History — 1969–1994
  • Northern Ireland — Politics and Government — 1969–1994
  • Peace Movements — Northern Ireland

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Find Journal Articles


Academic Search Premier

  • Multidisciplinary
  • Lots of full-text
  • Some articles are scholarly
  • Good place for secondary source or general readings

America: History and Life

  • If your research intersects with American history
  • Links to some full-text
  • Most are from peer-reviewed journals

ATLA Religion Database

  • If your research intersects with religion
  • Some full-text
  • Most are from peer-reviewed journals
  • Scope is international

Criminal Justice Abstracts

  • If your research intersects with criminal justice
  • Links to some full-text
  • Most are from peer-reviewed journals
  • Scope is international

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)

  • If your research intersects with education
  • Lots of full-text
  • Comprehensive in scope and coverage (back to 1966)

Google Scholar

  • Accesses books and journals
  • Some full-text
  • Use the library's Interlibrary Loan service if no full-text
  • Scope and comprehensiveness varies

Historical Abstracts

  • If your research intersects with world history
  • Links to some full-text
  • Most are from peer-reviewed journals
  • Scope is international

JSTOR

  • Multidisciplinary
  • All full-text
  • Most are from peer-reviewed journals
  • Latest years of coverage are lacking

LexisNexis Academic Universe

  • Good place for news articles and current events
  • Also supplies access to laws and statutes
  • Most is full-text

Philosopher's Index

  • If your research intersects with philosophy
  • Links to some full-text
  • Most are from peer-reviewed journals
  • Scope is international

SocINDEX

  • If your research intersects with sociology
  • Links to some full-text
  • Most are from peer-reviewed journals
  • Scope is international

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

  • If your research intersects with political science
  • Links to some full-text
  • Most are from peer-reviewed journals
  • Scope is international

 

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Selected Websites


Amnesty International
An international apolitical group dedicated to preserving human rights of all people.

CAIN: Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland
This web project undertaken by the University of Ulster provides information on the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland, including descriptions of key events and issues, links to government documents, and suggestions for further reading.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development
"CCHD was established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops with a two-fold mandate to fund low-income controlled empowerment projects and to educate Catholics about the root causes of poverty within the context of the Catholic social tradition."

Center of Concern (COC)
"The mission of the Center of Concern is grounded in shared Religious Social Values and the challenges of Catholic Social Teaching. It emphasizes solidarity with those in poverty throughout the world. The Center's main focus is social justice and the transformation of inequitable structures and systems."

Facing History and Ourselves
"Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry."

Government Documents
One often overlooked source of information is the government. Geisel Library has been a depository for U.S. Government Information since 1963. On this page you will also find links to government Web sites.

Human Rights Resource Center (U. of Minnesota)
"The Center serves as the national human rights education clearinghouse for more than 80 curricula and other educational materials from 18 nongovernmental organizations."

Research Centers in International Relations on the Web (United States Institute of Peace)
This is a country by country list of links to research centers in international relations.

Resources of Peace Groups & Organizations or Individuals (Swarthmore College)
Supplies an A-Z list of links to the Websites of major peace organizations.

United Nations Human Rights
Includes links to charter-based bodies and treaty-based bodies within the United Nations that are dedicated to human rights.

 

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Citing Sources


See the library's Citing Sources guide for resources on how to properly cite research materials. Always confirm the style required by your instructor.

 

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Need More Help?


For further research assistance, please take advantage of the reference services available to you in the Geisel Library. Contact the Reference Desk in person or online at Ask a Librarian.

 

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