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Essay & General Literature Index (EBSCO)
Indexes essay collections with emphasis on the humanities and social sciences. Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more. Google Books
Search the full text of digitized books contributed by libraries and publishers. View either brief exerpts, bibliographic information or if not protected by copyright the full text. Hathi Trust Digital Library
Provides full text access to digital copies of books, pamphlets, and journals available in the public domain. Most of the freely available texts are pre-1923 imprints and government documents. Also allows full-text searching of millions of publications that are still under copyright in order to aid discovery of relevant materials. The Hathi Trust collection largely mirrors content available through Google Books
, but only the latter platform permits the exports of public domain content.
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.
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Social Sciences Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
Indexes core journals in the social sciences. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, address word (i.e., author's institution), or funding agency. Covers 1956 to the present. Project Muse
Provides full-text access to books and journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. PAIS International (ProQuest)
Provides citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, government documents, conference papers, research reports, etc. in the areas of public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. International in scope. Formerly known as the Public Affairs Information Service. GenderWatch (ProQuest)
Indexes scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and reports in many disciplines on topics relevant to gender studies. Provides a historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and changes in gender roles. Includes perspectives typically not represented in the mainstream media. Includes abstracts and full-text for most citations. Coverage extends back to 1970.
Key Journals for Genocide Scholarship
The following journals are dedicated explicitly to research on issues pertaining to Genocide. Even if Falvey does not have a subscription, you can request access, free of charge, through inter-library loan (ILLiad).
Death by Government - data
Background, data and statistics compiled by R.J. Rummel about genocide and government mass murder - called democide by the author. Documents on War Crimes and Crimes against humanity, genocide and terrorism
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center has developed this Library housing one of the largest collections of core human rights documents, more than sixty thousand, including several hundred human rights treaties and other primary international human rights instruments. Minorities at Risk Project (MAR)
MAR tracks 283 politically-active ethnic groups throughout the world from 1945 to the present -- identifying where they are, what they do, and what happens to them. MAR focuses specifically on ethnopolitical groups, non-state communal groups that have "political significance" in the contemporary world because of their status and political actions. Also includes The Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB) dataset, a subsidiary of the Minorities at Risk (MAR) Project initiated in 2005. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) - statistical databases
SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. The SIPRI Yearbook
is also available in print in Falvey Library.
Access UN statistical databases through a single entry point. Genocide Studies Databases The Holocaust History Project
The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, videos and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust-denial. United Nations Treaty Collection
All multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary- General of the United Nations and those formerly deposited with the League of Nations - their latest status and a link to the full texts. Bilateral and multilateral treaties registered with and published by the United Nations Secretariat in accordance with Article 102 up to a certain date - Detailed treaty references and full texts in all authentic language(s). United Nations Official Document System
Offers full text access to born-digital United Nations documents published from 1993 onward, including documents of the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and their subsidiaries. Also contains selected scanned UN documents published between 1946 and 1993. United Nations Statistics
Global statistical information on economics, demographic, social indicators, environment, energy and Millennium Development Goals. Chronological List of Political Apologies (up to 2003)
Comprehensive chronological listing of major political apologies and related events up to January, 2003. Political Apologies and Reparations EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History
Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations of primary documents. National Security Archive - Electronic Briefing Books
See also http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Special:AllPages
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books provide online access to critical declassified records on issues including U.S. national security, foreign policy, diplomatic and military history, intelligence policy, and more. Updated frequently, the Electronic Briefing Books represent just a small sample of the documents in the Archive. Armenian National Institute--Genocide Research Genocide Archive of Rwanda
Lexis Nexis Academic
Limitations on Use
Now Nexis Uni. Provides full text access to national and international newspaper and magazine articles and news transcripts, business, company, and industry information in the U.S. and abroad, and legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews. Coverage varies.
New York Times Historical [Fulltext from 1851-1999]
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LexisNexis online services and the materials contained therein are under copyright by LexisNexis. All rights reserved. No part of these Services may be used except for research purposes, and the Services may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the LexisNexis Academic Library Solutions. Materials retrieved from the Services may not be duplicated in hard copy or machine-readable form without the prior written authorization of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, except that limited reproduction of output is permitted solely for individual use by the Authorized User or internal distribution within the Subscribing Institution in accordance with the terms of this Agreement unless further limited or prohibited by the Copyright Act of 1976. Under no circumstances may the Materials or any portion thereof be used to create derivative products or services.
New York Times reporters often covered news and happenings between the CIA and various African governments, especially during the Cold War era. Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-2012 (Gale)
Provides a fully searchable facsimile of the Times of London from its inception through about five years ago. The Times is the world's oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication. Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Offers access to the full text of articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press. While most of the content is in English, some content in non-English languages is included. Coverage for most newspapers and magazines goes back to the early 1990s, but earlier content is also available. GenderWatch (ProQuest)
Indexes scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and reports in many disciplines on topics relevant to gender studies. Provides a historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and changes in gender roles. Includes perspectives typically not represented in the mainstream media. Includes abstracts and full-text for most citations. Coverage extends back to 1970. Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1974-1996 (Readex)
Features full text translations of foreign radio and television broadcasts as well as foreign newspapers, periodical articles, and government statements selected by the C.I.A. for distribution to U.S. policymakers and security analysts.
European Court of Human Rights
Basic treaties, court decisions and reports. Hague Justice Portal
International Court of Justice
The Hague Justice Portal is a gateway to information, news and research on the Hague organisations in the fields of international peace, justice and security. It improves access to the Hague courts, tribunals and organisations and encourages academic debate. The Hague Justice Portal was created by The Hague Academic Coalition
International Criminal Court (ICC)
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an independent international organisation, not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. It is governed by the Rome Statute and is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. Rome Statute web site
The treaty establishing the international Criminal Court (ICC). The treaty entered into force on July 1, 2002, after 60 states ratified the statute and incorporated it into their own constitutions and legal systems (now numbering over 110 state parties). International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda - ICTR
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established for the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994. Recognizing that serious violations of humanitarian law were committed in Rwanda, and acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) by resolution 955 of 8 November 1994. The purpose of this measure is to contribute to the process of national reconciliation in Rwanda and to the maintenance of peace in the region. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - ICTY
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s. The United Nations
Official United Nations web site in English
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies: Univeristy of Minnesota
Institute for the Study of Genocide (ISG)
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) is an academic research institution at the University of Minnesota, dedicated to educating all sectors of society about the Holocaust and other genocides. This interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Holocaust and genocide takes the form of academic and historical inquiry aimed at raising individual and social awareness of the topic.
Founded in 1982, the ISG exists to promote and disseminate scholarship and policy analyses on the causes, consequences, and prevention of genocide. International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)
Founded in 1994, the International Association of Genocide Scholars is a global, interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on genocide prevention. A central aim of the Association is to draw academics, activists, artists, genocide survivors, journalists, jurists, public policy makers, and other colleagues into the interdisciplinary study of genocide, with the goal of prevention. Membership is open to interested persons worldwide. International Network of Genocide Scholars (INOGs)
The International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS), founded on 14 January 2005 in Berlin, is a non-profit and non-partisan organization to foster scholarly exchange and academic debate on all aspects of genocide. INoGS is open to researchers, teachers and students from all academic disciplines working on genocide and mass violence. United States Institute of Peace (usip)
USIP is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence.USIP works to reduce the costs and risks for American military and civilians deployed to conflict areas abroad by training them to peacefully mitigate and manage conflicts. Yad Vashem - World Center for Holocaust Research, Education, Documentation and Commemoration
Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is vital place of intergenerational and international encounter. As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Zoryan Institute
An international academic and scholarly center devoted to the documentation, study, and dissemination of material related to Human rights and genocide studies, diaspora studies & homeland, in particular, Armenia. Avalon Project - Yale Law School
Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Collections include ancient to modern times, major documents collections, Project Diana - An Online Human Rights Archive and The International Military Tribunal for Germany - A Document Collection. Yale Law School - International Law Resources (atrocities and genocides)
Law resources about atrocities and genocides, human rights, Darfur and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence (OEMV)
The OEMV is a regularly updated electronic database focusing on massacres and genocides of the 20th century; documenting and classifying relevant knowledge by continent, country and historical period. Resources provided include chronological indexes, case studies, analytical contributions on socio-political violence in a given country, a glossary of the terms most often used in the field of genocide studies as well as theoretical papers written by the most representative authors in the field.
Organizing & Citing
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APSA Style Manual
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