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Indexes and summarizes articles related to peace research. Try this one first!
Citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields.
This database includes hundreds of full text journals and periodicals, hundreds of thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries that pertain to terrorism and security.
Military and government articles. Include's full text of Jane's.
Full-text primary documents concerning U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.
Provides access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized sources such as theses and reports from universities, organizations, and local and state agencies.
Getting the full text of articles in GALILEO:
If the results has a link that says '.pdf full text' or '.html full text' under it:
If it does NOT have those links:
All GALILEO databases have the FindIt@UGA button to help you access the full text articles in the UGA Libraries.
You can borrow book from all 32 University System of Georgia institutions through a service called GIL Express.
First, search the GIL Catalog and find the book you want. Make sure you choose University System of Georgia from the dropdown menu. Click on the link to the catalog record of the book.
Second, if another university has the book, and it is not checked out, click on My Account at the top of the page to log in with your MyID and password.
After you log in, you will be able to click on the Request link. The book should arrive at the Library within four business days.
If the book you need is not owned by UGA or another USG institution, you can then place an ILLiad request, and we will borrow it from outside of the public university system. This takes longer, so be prepared to wait from two weeks to a month to get a book.
ILL will also get articles for you if we do not possess a print or electronic copy. They normally can email you a pdf within one business day.
Sometimes looking at academic encyclopedias can help you decided on a conflict. Here are some good ones to use:
Martel, G. (2014). Twentieth-Century War and Conflict A Concise Encyclopedia. Hoboken: Wiley.
Minahan, J. (2016). Encyclopedia of stateless nations : Ethnic and national groups around the world (Second ed.).
Rudolph, J. (2016). Encyclopedia of modern ethnic conflicts (Second ed., Gale virtual reference library).http://galileo-usg-uga-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/UGA:UGA:01GALI_USG_ALMA51174190590002931
Here is a list of potential introductory sources from the catalog.
All the world's information is organized by subject. If you know how it is organized, it is easy to find books and articles about your research. Below is an example of how to search for books in the Libraries Catalog:
Choose "subject" from the drop down menu, and then type in the following formula <country> foreign relations <different country>
This will narrow your search to just books about relations between those two countries. This formula can be used for any single country research as well. <country> economic conditions, for example, will bring back books about economy, and <country> social conditions will bring back books about societal issues.
If you want to limit your search to just ebooks, check "Full Access Online" in the left hand menu after you search.
Knowing how research about your conflict is organized can be really helpful.
You can search for all of the subject areas related to your two countries if you're not sure how to phrase it.
UGA has 5 million books. Some of them are academic, and others are not. Here are some brief guidelines for identifying an academic book:
1) Written by an academic press (these are normally based at a University or College)
2) Written by a major publisher (such as Routledge, Sage, Palgrave, Macmillan)
3) Written by an academic, with qualifications you can check.
Top databases for academic research in International Affairs;
The Multi-Search is a resource which allows you to search 130 of our databases and our Libraries print catalog at the same time.
1) The Multi Search doesn't search everything the Libraries has access to electronically. We have over 500 databases and this resource searches only a quarter of them. There are several excellent databases that aren't in the Multi Search!
2) Beware of the fire hydrant effect! If you've ever done a broad search in Google you've experienced this. Hundreds of thousands of results, only a few actually what you need. If you're getting too many articles and books in your results, try going to a specific database for International Affairs.
3) It is easy to get mixed up on what is academic research and what is not. Make sure you check the "Scholarly Peer Reviewed" box.