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Peace and Conflict Studies: Articles

Research Tip

It is important to know the difference between a scholarly (or academic or peer-reviewed or refereed) journal and a trade publication or popular magazine. These criteria will help.

Research Tip

Not all of your database search results will lead directly to an online article. If you can't find a full-text article online, what next? See the page How do I find journal articles? for more information.

Journal Directories

Find even more peace journal titles using these directories:

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Getting the article

Research Databases at the University of Waterloo

The Articles+ tab in the library catalogue searches journal articles, newspaper articles, reviews, and conference proceedings available through many, though not all of the library's electronic subscription databases.

Articles+ is a good place to begin a search. The results will give you an idea of the research available on your topic. However, when you get deeper into your topic, you will want to make use of the databases listed below.

For a nearly-comprehensive list of the databases available through the University of Waterloo, listed by subject area, see the Research Databases page. Note that Peace and Conflict Studies is considered interdisciplinary, so does not have a separate listing on this page.

Selected Research & Journals Databases for Peace & Conflict Studies

Selected Research & Journals Databases for Current Affairs

Selected Research & Journals Databases for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Selected Multi-Disciplinary Research & Journals Databases

Research tip: Database logic

Knowing how databases work will increase your chances of discovering articles of interest. Watch this video for a simple explanation of Boolean searching  (the insertion of "AND" "OR" or "NOT" between your search words).