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Global Peace and Conflict: Background

The Research Approach

Unless you are very familiar with your topic it is a good idea to get background information first. Books often provide this so a search in Oskicat is usually worthwhile. As your knoweldge expands you can search for journal articles, primary sources, data and so forth.

Sample Reference Sources

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher Plus Archive. Good place to strart. In-depth coverage of research topics with source notes and suggestions for additional reading. Includes entries on Arms Control and Disarmament,  Arms Sales and Trafficking, Ethics in War, Gun Control, Holocaust and Antisemitism, Israel Palestine and Middle East Peace, Missile Defense, Racism and Hate, Terrorism, and more. 

Selected Personal Narratives

Content Warning - some readers may find these books and reviews emotionally upsetting.