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Peace and Conflict Studies: Books

The Library catalogue, Omni (includes 16 Ontario university library collections)

Search for books and articles


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Browse virtually!

Look for the Virtual Browse carousel that appears at the bottom of every library book record. You can scroll left or right to see other books in the library system that might sit together on the same shelf.

Add an alt attribute to the image. Because this is a screenshot and could be instructive for navigation, use alt text to describe the location of target components, uBrowse linked records as they would appear on the shelf by clicking the scroll arrows on both sides of the image gallery. The gallery appears under the Virtual Browse heading in item records in the library catalogue (Omni).

Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to find books and articles that are not available in the University of Waterloo or Omni library system, or University of Waterloo article databases. Inter-library loan staff will let you know if your request can be filled. This is a free service. Delivery time is estimated at 7-10 days. Article requests are frequently fulfilled digitally.

Omni: The Library Catalogue

Omni connects the libraries of 18 Ontario universities through one library catalogue. All students, staff and faculty at the University of Waterloo are Omni borrowers. You can order print materials and access digital and open source materials directly through the Omni catalogue.


Browsing for Books

Books in most academic libraries are organized by subject using the Library of Congress classification scheme. Each book is assigned a "call number" under a "subject heading."

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of PACS, relevant  books may be scattered throughout the entire library collection. Therefore, make sure you search the library catalogue in addition to browsing the shelves.  However, shelf browsing is still worthwhile when looking for topic ideas, or finding books you may not have noticed in your catalogue search.

When browsing the shelves, please do not put books back on the shelf ! Bring books you are not signing out to the library desk. Staff will be happy to shelve them for you.


  • BT 736 (Peace – Religious Aspects)
  • HM 1126 (Conflict Management)
  • HM 1281 (Non-violence)
  • HV (Criminology, including Restorative Justice)
  • JC 336 and JC 337 (Civil society)
  • JC 571 (Human rights)
  • JX (International law; old location for Peace Movements)
  • JZ (new location for Peace Movements)
  • KE (Mediation, Aboriginal Justice)
  • DS 481.G3 (Gandhi)
  • BF 637 (Bullying, Communication)
  • HD42 (Conflict management)
  • UB 342 (Conscientious objection)

Finding electronic books

Many electronic books are available directly through the library catalogue.

If you can't find an ebook in the library catalogue, try searching these University of Waterloo ebook platforms.


Dissertations and Theses Search

Aside from their in-depth analysis, dissertations and theses typically contain thorough bibliographies.

Scanning these bibliographies can save you research time since they often list primary and secondary sources you would be interested in.