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Archive | April, 2018

Peace Research Abstracts: Security and conflicts

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Peace Research Abstracts is published by the Peace Research Institute in Ontario, Canada. It covers public affairs, security and conflict resolution. An Ebsco database, it is easy to use for beginning and advanced researchers. Thousands of international journals are indexed, from Journal of Conflict Resolution to Global Governance to Peace Economics. Abstracts date back to 1964.

Sample search terms:

  • international peacekeeping
  • conflict management
  • human rights
  • vulnerable populations
  • elections
  • disarmament

Some topics may be best searched with quotes around phrases, such as:

  • “economics and peace ”
  • “criminal justice system and peace”
  • “gender and peace”
  • “nuclear zero”

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by Nia Rodgers, public affairs research librarian

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Public administration abstracts

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Public Administration Abstracts is a bibliographic database covering essential areas related to public administration including theory and methods, administration and economics, administration and politics, administration and society, administrative structures and organization, public and social services, urban and regional planning and studies and public service personnel in the United States and worldwide. The resource includes more than 54,00 records selected from the most important journals within the discipline, dating back to 1964.

Its content offers access to more than 200 journals including:

  • American Review of Public Administration
  • Journal of Public Affairs Education
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • State & Local Government Review
  • Urban Studies

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By Patricia Sobczak, business and public affairs librarian

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