Peace Studies Library Subject Guide

Library Subject Guide for Peace Studies

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      In memory of Janie Harris, Bibliographer for Government, Economics and Sociology

Reference Resources for Peace Studies

The selection of reference materials listed below is meant to be representative and in no way comprehensive. Browsing the Olin Reference collection will reveal many other useful titles. The Library of Congress classifications pertinent to political science and public administration are:

JC - Political theory. Theory of the state.
JF - Constitutional History and administration.
JK - United States
JL - British America. Latin America.
JN - Europe
JQ - Africa. Asia. Australia. Oceania.
JV - Colonies and colonization.
JX - International law. International Relations.
JZ - International Relations.
K - Law
KZ - Law of Nations
  • The Arms Control Reporter. Brookline, Mass.: Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies, (loose-leaf), Jan. 1982 -. Olin Library JX1974.7 A73+; last volume in Ref.
    Covers efforts to limit nuclear, biological, chemical, and conventional major weapons, small arms and light weapons, land mines, and other topics.
  • Basic Documents in International Law, edited by Ian Brownlie. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 5th ed.Olin Ref KZ64 B37 2002; also Law Ref
    Contains texts of primary documents related to international organizations, the law of the sea, outer space, human rights and self determination, and other subjects. Indexed.
  • CRInfo: The Conflict Resolution Information Source: International Edition
    "...over 13,000 Web, print, organizational, and other conflict resolution-related resources ... supplemented with a growing collection of secondary catalogs, containing thousands of additional links to Web-based news stories, feature articles, cultural background information, documents describing ongoing conflicts, and government dispute resolution-related Web pages. Searchable and browsable."
  • Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups Around the World. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002. 4 vols. Olin Ref D860 M56 2002+
    "Provides information on over 300 groups that identify themselves as a separate nation, have adopted some outward characteristics of a state (e.g., a flag), and have formed a nationalist or political organization. Entries cover each group's national history, language, religion, and homeland occupied and include both a population estimate and sources for further reading. Appendixes list geographical distribution, national organizations, and dates when independence was declared." [adapted from Booklist review]
  • Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict. San Diego; London: Academic Press, c1999. 3 v. Olin Ref HM291 E625x 1999 +
    The contributers describe and clarify the developments in thought that have led to current theories about, and positions on, violence and peace. Topics covered include public health models of violence; terrorism; economic approaches to violence, the history of war, biological sources of violence; and human rights. Alphabetically arranged. [publisher description]
  • Encyclopedia of Wars. Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod. New York : Facts on File, c2005. 3 v. Olin Ref D25.A2 P49 2004+
    "...describes not only the military aspect of wars�the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s)�but also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. This provides readers and researchers with the important facts as well as the historical background for each war. From the Crusades to the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, this three-volume encyclopedia covers every major war, rebellion, and revolution from 3,500 BCE to the present." Includes maps. [publisher]
  • Great debates at the United Nations: an Encyclopedia of Fifty Key Issues, 1945-2000. Robert F. Gorman. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001. Olin Ref KZ4968 G67x 2001
    "Summarizes and explains fifty United Nations debates. The entries are presented in rough chronological order..." Issues include disarmament, the Arab-Israeli dispute, the India-Pakistan dispute, genocide, human rights, defining aggression, decolonization, terrorism, nuclear nonproliferation, the Rwandan Civil War, the Persian Gulf War and others. Glossary. Index.
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations. Westport, CT : Greenwood Pub., 2002. 4 v. Olin Ref JZ1160 N65x 2002+
    Primary focus is upon the rise of the Great Powers and the course of world civilizations, their formative wars and diplomatic, political and economic relations. But smaller and less powerful regions are covered too, along with how inclusion into the modern state system affected them. Provides maps and suggested readings.
  • International Boundaries: A Geopolitical Atlas. Ewan W. Anderson. New York, NY: Routledge, 2003. Olin Ref JC323 A52 2003+
    "A comprehensive worldwide study of borders and border vulnerability...chronicles and maps territorial boundaries of the world's nations. Arranged by country, this timely atlas examines in detail the topography and geography of borders, as well as treaties and other diplomatic maneuverings that have set modern-day territorial boundaries. Featuring measurements of the political, economical, social, and military relationships between states, combined with a measure of geographical accessibility, the atlas also explores the probability of conflict." [publisher]
  • The International Law Dictionary,Robert L. Bledsoe, Boleslaw A. Boczek. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1987. Olin Ref JX1226 B635; also Law Ref
  • Keesing's record of world events (Online)
    40 years of online, full text national news reports on political, diplomatic and economic affairs. "...sources include publications and websites as well as press releases and information from embassies, governments, high commissions, pressure groups and all major international organizations" translated into English. (Print version provides coverage back to 1931; Olin Oversize D410 K26 +
  • Portals to the World: links to electronic resources from around the world.
    Selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into categories including National Security, History, and General reference.
  • SIPRI Yearbook. Armaments, Disarmament and International Security SIPRI, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1972- . Olin JX1974 S84 (latest volume in Ref)
    Analyzes key developments in security and conflicts; military spending and armaments; and non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament. [publisher's description] Also see SIPRI web site.
  • World Encyclopedia of Peace. New York: Oceana Publications; Seoul, Korea: Seoul Press, 1999. 2nd ed. 8 v. Olin Ref +JX1905 W92 1999; also Law Ref
    Some of the subjects covered [in volumes 1-5] are: Theories of conflict, aggression, and war; Modern states system and attempts to regulate it; International conflict; North-South conflict; World order and internationalism; Integration; Disarmament and arms control; Peace movement; Pacifism; Religions and peace; Feminism and peace; Nonviolence; Human rights and social justice; Peace research; Peace education. Volume 6 is composed of the past and current 20th-Century treaties which have been signed in an effort to define the acceptable limits of war. Volume 7 provides a Chronology of the Peace Movement, the Profiles of the United Nations Secretary-Generals, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Nobel Prize Awardees, the Specialized Agencies of the UN, and the International Peace Institutes and Organizations. Volume 8 provides a Bibliography; List of Journals; List of Contributors; and comprehensive Name and Subject Indexes. [publisher description]


  • Peace Movements of the World. Phoenix, Ariz.:Oryx Press, [1986] Olin Ref JX1905.5 P34
  • Peace Organizations, Past and Present: a Survey and Directory by Robert S. Meyer Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1988. Olin Ref JX1905.5 M61
    Provides information on the history and purpose of peace organizations categorized by the approaches taken by those organizations (historical, instructional, structural, personal). Bibliography and index.
  • World Directory of Peace Research and Training Institutions Paris, France : Unesco, 2000. 9th ed. Olin Ref JX1904.5 W92 2000+
  • Yearbook of International Organizations. Guide to Global and Civil Society Networks. Brussels, Union of International Associations. 1948-date. In English and French. Olin JX1954 Y39 - latest in Olin Ref; also Mann JX1904 A61
    Multi-volume set containing alphabetical listings of organizations considered to be international in scope, along with contact information and brief profiles. Other volumes contain statistical data, a subject directory and index, and a directory of secretariats and membership by country.

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Biographical Sources

  • American Peace Writers, Editors, and Periodicals: a Dictionary Nancy L. Roberts. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. Olin Ref JX1962 A2 R63x 1991
    Contains biographical profiles of American journalists and writers known for their advocacy for peace (e.g., Daniel Berrigan, Mildred Scott Olmsted, Martin Luther King, Cordell Hull, Daniel Ellsberg). Bibliography, index.
  • Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985. Olin Ref JX1962 A2 B61
    Contains biographical entries focusing on the subject's work, thought, and activity as a peace leader. Entries include bibliographies. Cross-referenced with Warren F. Kuehl's Biographical Dictionary of Internationalists (Greenwood, 1983), Olin Ref JC 361 K95.

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Political Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Guides


  • The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Science. 1991. OLIN REF JA 61 B62 1991
    Provides a succinct guide to the central concepts used in the study of the political institutions of advanced industrial societies, the principal political organizations and movements in these societies and the main types of political community. Includes an index and lists of additional readings.
  • Robertson, David. A Dictionary of Modern Politics. 2nd ed. 1993. OLIN REF JA 61 R64 1993
    Emphasizes key terms and includes concepts; political ideologies; influential political thinkers; organizations; events; treaties; and selected political parties of Western countries. Lengthy entries.
  • Encyclopedia of Democracy. Lipset, Seymour Martin, ed. 4 vols. 1995. Uris Ref JC 423 E53 1995
    A worldwide survey covering the concept and practice of democracy.
  • Encyclopedia of Genocide. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1999. 2 v.Olin Ref HV6322.7 E53x 1999+
    Alphabetical entries define names, places, and events associated with genocide, and major sections deal with the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and the process, detection, denial, and prevention of genocide.
  • Encyclopedia of Human Rights. 2nd ed. 1996. OLIN REF + JC 571 E61 1996
    Provides an overview of human rights concepts, activities of international organizations, and practices in 150 countries. Includes a glossary of human rights terms and lists of instruments and other documents.
  • Encyclopedia of Terrorism. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, c2003. Olin Ref HV6431 K883x 2003
  • Legal Systems of the World: a Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2002. 4 vols. Olin Ref K48 L44x 2002+
    A comparative and cross-national encyclopedia providing information on the history, conceptual underpinnings and processes of legal systems throughout the world. Bibliographies are appended to each article.
  • Utopias and Utopians: an Historical Dictionary. Richard C.S. Trahair. Westport,Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999. Olin Ref HX626 T73x 1999
  • "Provides more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries about utopian communities and their founders. The entries draw on a wide range of institutions: from abodes of love to conservation groups; from hippie communes and fantastic entertainments to caravans and residential settlements; from garden cities to children's schools; from business schemes to spiritual encampments; from religious communities to unrealizable schemes. Entries were chosen for their illustrative value and origin and represent utopian thought around the world. Also included are several classical and modern literary utopias, which serve as a guide or justification of utopian ventures. Entries provide bibliographic information, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography." [publisher]

United States

  • Congressional Quarterly Almanac. Vol. 1- . Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1945- . Olin Ref + JK 1 C66
    Each volume provides a survey of legislation for one session of Congress with summaries of major Congressional action. Includes voting information on numerous measures. The index allows for access by name or subject. Published annually.
  • Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the Supreme Court. Congressional Quarterly, 1997. Olin Ref KF 8742 C74 1997 3rd ed., 2 vols.
  • Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy: Documents and Commentary. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. Olin Ref JX1405 C76
    Contains the texts of primary documents relating to selected issues of US foreign policy, along with a brief narrative introduction to each section. Sections cover subjects such as collective cooperation, regional policies and issues, crisis diplomacy, foreign policy making, etc. The primary documents date from the end of WWII to the late 1980s. Indexed.
  • Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-2002. by John R. Vile. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2003. Olin Ref KF4557 .V555x 2003 +
  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, edited by Leonard W. Levy and Kenneth L. Karst. 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, c2000. 6 vols. Olin Ref KF4548 E56 2000+
    Contains "essays by leading constitutional scholars, law school professors, judges, historians, and political scientists on practical and theoretical topics dealing with every aspect of constitutional law in the U.S., from the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to the Clinton impeachment." Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Encyclopedia of US Foreign Relations. Jentleson, Bruce W. and Thomas G. Paterson, senior eds. 4 vols. 1997. OLIN REF + E 183.7 E56 1997
  • Great American Court Cases, Mark Mikula and L. Mpho Mabunda, editors; Detroit: Gale Group, c1999. 4 v. Olin Ref KF385 A4 G68x 1999+
    Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: v. 1. Individual liberties -- v. 2. Criminal justice -- v. 3. Equal protection and family law -- v. 4. Business and government
  • Guide to American Foreign Relations Since 1700, edited by Richard Dean Burns. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, c1983. Olin Ref +Z6465 U5 G94
    Arranged chronologically and by subject (usually country), provides annotated citations to books, essays, documents, and reference works regarding America's relations with other nations. Excellent resource for identifying historical material.
  • Guide to Congress. 5th ed. Washington: CQ Press, 2000. 2v. Olin Ref + JK 1021 C74 2000 Chapters are arranged under broad categories: Origins and Development of Congress, Powers of Congress, Congressional Procedures, Housing and Support of Congress, Congress and the Electorate, Pressures on Congress, and Qualifications and Conduct of Members. This fourth edition of the guide attempts to address important recent developments in our legislative process. Each chapter is followed by a bibliography of additional readings. When looking for a specific fact, be sure to check the index at the back first. Appendices include: A Biographical Listing of All Congressmen/Women, A Glossary of Congressional Terms, Documents of the Pre-Constitutional Period, and Congressional Statistics.
  • Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, Paul Finkelman, Melvin I. Urofsky. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2003. Olin Ref KF4549 F56x 2003+; also Law Ref

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Peace Studies Research Centers

The list below is not meant to be comprehensive. Links to many other peace research institutes and think tanks may be found at

  • Canadian Centers for Teaching Peace.
    Provides an overview of the concepts, principles and problems associated with achieving peace at many levels, from global to personal. Contains news and information on peace initiatives and events, as well as many links to other resources.
  • Centre for Conflict Resolution (University of Bradford)
    For more than a decade the Centre for Conflict Resolution has been at the forefront of developing new ideas about conflict resolution mediation peacekeeping and peacebuilding. It has developed an international reputation for the practical application of these ideas in war zones and communities riven by conflicts, most notably in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Sri Lanka. This has involved working with warring parties, government agencies, NGOs, regional and international organisations, together with the civilian communities caught up in these conflicts. Web site provides full-text access to the Centre's Working Papers back through 1999.
  • Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India
    The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) was established in August 1996 as an independent think tank devoted to studying security issues relating to South Asia. Over the years leading strategic thinkers, academicians, former members of the Civil Services, Foreign Services, Armed Forces, Police Forces, Paramilitary Forces and media persons (print and electronic) have been associated with the Institute in its endeavour to chalk out a comprehensive framework for security studies � one which can cater to the changing demands of national, regional and global security. The Executive Committee, which is currently headed by a member of the National Security Advisory Board, reflects this essential mix of experience and expertise. The Institute maintains close liaison with the Indian Ministries of Defence and External Affairs. IPCS covers issues, military and non-military, on a wide spectrum ranging from Kashmir and Afghanistan to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and drug trafficking. News, views and references relating to terrorist related incidents and events in South Asia are also given.
  • International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo.
    PRIO was founded in 1959 and became a fully independent institute in 1966. It was one of the first centres of peace research in the world, and it is Norway�s only peace research institute. Its founding and early influence were instrumental in projecting the idea of peace research. It is the parent institution of the Centre for the Study of Civil War.
  • SIPRI Internet: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    "The task of [SIPRI]is to conduct research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions of international conflicts and for a stable peace. In order to facilitate access to our information, we provide this public website where researchers, policy makers and the interested public can browse through the results of our research activities. Select a research project, or see our publications to learn more about our work." Maintains journal article database and other resources.
  • United States Institute of Peace. Library & Links.
  • Links to digital resources on international conflict management. Access is by country under regional links, by topic, or by official agency or IGO. Also provides the full text digital resources of the Institute on a wide range of topics.

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Treaties & International Agreements

Reference Sources

  • Encyclopedia of Historical Treaties and Alliances. New York : Facts on File, c2001. Description: 2 vols. Olin Ref KZ1160 P48x 2001+
    Historical and analytical survey of treaties and alliances throughout history. Chronological arrangement.
  • The Major International Treaties of the Twentieth Century: a History and Guide with Texts, edited by J.A.S. Grenville and Bernard Wasserstein. London; New York: Routledge , c2001. 2v.Olin Ref JX171 G823 2001, also Law Ref KZ64 G74x 2001
    "Covers the period from 1900 to the present day... provides key sources as well as a guide to the documents, a path through them and essential data on the role, form and vocabulary of treaties in general. This global collection covers treaties of all aspects from political and economic agreements to environmental and human rights pacts." [publisher]
  • Multilateral treaty calendar = Re�pertoire des traite�s multilate�raux, 1648-1995 , Christian L. Wiktor. The Hague ; Boston : M. Nijhoff Publishers ; Cambridge, MA, c1998.Olin Library Ref KZ118 W55x 1998 also Law Ref KZ118 .W55x 1998
    A chronologically lists multilateral treaties covering nearly 350 years, beginning with the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 through December 1995, providing information on the location of their printed text in various collections, data on duration, depository arrangements, and status, as well as notes on their amendment, modification, extension, and termination. [from the Introduction] Indexed. Table of contents
  • Treaties and Alliances of the World [compiled by] N.J. Rengger,with John Campbell. Stockton Press, 1995. 6th ed. Olin Ref JX4005 T78 1995+, also Law Ref KZ1301 T73x 1995
  • Provides an overview of "significant international, regional and bilateral agreements, throughout the world," as well as commentary on the changes that have occurred as East-West confrontations have diminished and analysis of the importance of treaties in the post-Communist world. Includes regional sections.

Texts of Treaties

  • Peace Agreements Digital Library
    The Peace Agreements Digital Collection, part of the Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Library in International Conflict Management, strives to contain the full text of agreements signed by the major contending parties ending inter- and intra-state conflicts worldwide since 1989. It is a collection constantly under development by the Jeannette Rankin Library Program as a means to strengthen worldwide access to information on peaceful means to end international conflict.
  • Treaties and Agreements Library.
    From Hein online. "Contains more than 18,000 records of treaties and agreements to which the United States has been a party....In addition to including the actual page-images of all published and in-force treaties and agreements to which the United States has been a party, HeinOnline includes the actual page-images of thousands of unpublished treaties and agreements that have been identified through the records of the United States National Archives and Records Administration, United States Senate Treaty Documents, the Freedom of Information Act, and several other official U.S. government sources. Finally, treaties and agreements that are no longer in-force are also available..." [site] See site for complete contents.
  • The United Nations Treaty Collection.
    Includes online versions of the print publications: Multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, which incorporates the detailed status of over 485 multilateral treaties, and: (United Nations) Treaty series, which contains the texts of over 30,000 bilateral and multilateral treaties in their authentic language(s), along with a translation into English and French, as appropriate, for those treaties registered with the Secretariat.

Area Studies Sites

Created and maintained by Cornell University Library bibliographers, the following web pages provide a wealth of links to online resources in international studies.

United States Government Documents

International Agency Documents

The Cornell Library sites below provide substantive information on identifying and locating documents produced by the UN and EU, including links to databases and other resources.

Periodical Indexes

  • Access World News Connection
    Access World News from NewsBank provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues.
  • America: History and Life. 1964- .
    A complete bibliographical reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present, covering over 2000 journals published worldwide.
  • EconLit. Dublin, Ohio : OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 1969 - .
    Produced by the American Economic Association, EconLit indexes books, journal articles, dissertations, and articles in books published since 1969. Subjects covered in EconLit include economic theory and history, fiscal theory, econometrics, agricultural economics, public finance, demography, monetary theory, international economics and others.
  • Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC, c2002-
    Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs.
  • Historical Abstracts. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, Inc., c1998-.
    This historical periodical database includes annotated references to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the U.S. and Canada which are covered in "America: History and Life"). Covers over 2000 journals, including historical journals from almost every country and selections of journals in the social sciences and humanities for researchers and students of history.   How to set up a CLIO Alert Profile
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books. 1981 - .
    An online index to articles in legal journals such as law school, law reviews and bar association journals, as well as commentary on important court decisions. Prior to 1981, the index is available in print at the Law Library (KF 8 I37).
  • Index to Military Periodicals. 1990 - .
    The electronic version of the Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP) provided by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). The AULIMP is a subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals. This index contains citations since 1990 and is updated quarterly in combination with the hard copy version of Air University Library's Index to military periodicals.
  • International Political Science Abstracts. 1989- .
    International Political Science Abstracts is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. The abstracts summarize the source articles.
  • JSTOR: the Scholarly Journal Archive.
    JSTOR is a fully-searchable database containing the back issues of several hundred scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, music, ecology and botany, business, and other fields. It includes the following collections: Arts & sciences I, II and III, General science, Ecology and botany, Business, Language and literature.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic. dates of coverage vary.
    A Web-based database providing access to full text resources on topics including current and general news; business and financial information; newspapers; company directories; government and politics; medical and health topics; accounting, auditing, and tax; federal and state laws; legal cases; and regulations. Resources include TV and radio news transcripts. Updated daily.
  • PAIS.
    PAIS is an international index to periodical articles, books, and government documents about public policy issues: political, economic, and social conditions, public administration, and international affairs. Coverage begins as early as 1915.
  • Peace Research Abstracts Oakville Ont.: Canadian Peace Research Institute. 1964-date. Olin Z6464.Z9 P35+; Last 5 years of print copies in Olin Reference.
    Contains abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, govermnent publications, dissertations, significant speeches, conferences and other material related to peace studies. Author and subject (keyword) indexes included.
  • Research Library (ProQuest)
    Indexes all the magazines in Readers' Guide, most of the magazines and scholarly journals from Social Sciences Index, Humanities Index, General Science Index, and more. About 1500 periodicals are indexed. Each citation has an abstract, a brief summary of the article. The full text of many articles is also available, some with graphics.
  • World News Connection: WNC.
    A successor to the Daily reports from the Foreign Broadcasting Information Service and the JPRS reports from the Joint Publications Research Service provided through the National Technical Information Service. The material is obtained from non-U.S. open-source political speeches, television programs, radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, periodicals, and books. The content focuses primarily on military, political, environmental, scientific, technical, and socioeconomic issues and events. Under some subscription options, profiling (automated custom-searching) is offered. Full text is available on-line, or relevant articles may be sent to a subscriber's e-mail address.
  • World Press Review
    Drawing upon publications around the globe, and a network of correspondents in dozens of countries, presents the issues that barely see the light of day in the mainstream press, translating, reprinting, analyzing, and contextualizing the best of the international press. The World Press Review Online website offers full text articles, search options and direct links to foreign media by country. Its archives include back issues with selected articles from the print title, World Press Review.

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Citation Styles

The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago: U of Chicago, 1993. (Olin Reference Desk Z 253 U69x 2003; also Uris) A standard work, thoroughly revised and updated, which serves as a how-to book for authors and editors. In three main sections (Bookmaking; Style; Production and printing), offering practical information and advice on all aspects of manuscript preparation, copyediting, and seeing a work through the press. Glossary of technical terms; bibliography; index." (Sheehy). The basics online: Chicago Manual of Style.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 5th ed. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1987. (Uris and Olin Reference PE 1478 T92 1987) A newly revised and expanded version by B. Honigsblum, of Kate Turabian's standard guide for student writers. Fourteen chapters cover everything you've ever wanted to know about putting a paper together, from its introductory chapters to its bibliography. online version

MLA citation style

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.) CU Library Reference locations include Olin and Uris Libraries at call number: Z 253 M68 2003.

MLA citation style (Library Gateway Help)

MLA Style (MLA's web site)

Modern Language Association of America. MLA Style Manual. 2nd ed. New York: MLA, 1985.(Olin Reference PN147 G444x 1998; also Uris Reference) Although somewhat scholarly in tone, the purpose of the MLA Style Manual is to provide for the researcher, at whatever level, a systematic, consistent format for all forms of citation. In addition, it provides information about proofreading, the use of abbreviations, transliteration and such simple, but not always obvious items, as margin width, pagination, and typeface.

APA citation style

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) CU Library Reference locations include Africana, ILR, Mann, Olin, and Uris Libraries at call number: BF76.7 .P83x 2001+.

APA citation style (Library Gateway Help)

APA Reference Examples for Electronic Source Materials Excerpted from the new 5th edition of the Publication Manual.


Managing Information using Bibliographic/Citation Software

RefWorks is a web-based program that allows you to easily collect, manage, and organize bibliographic references by interfacing with databases. RefWorks also interfaces directly with Word, making it easy to import references and incorporate them into your writing, properly formatted according to the style of your choice. For more information and to sign up for an account:

EndNote allows you to build your own database of bibliographic references from a variety of resources, including library catalogs and periodical indexes. EndNote interfaces with several standard word processing programs and provides direct connections to resources, making it easy to import references and incorporate them in your writing. EndNote (or RefWorks) is highly recommended for researchers. EndNote workshops are regularly held on campus.


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Compiled by Janie Harris and Fred Muratori, with contributions from Michael Engle and Sarah How

Created February 11, 2004; adapted/updated 12/4/08 (fm)