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Many research and journal databases have a "GetIt!@Waterloo" button beside each listing. This a quick link to connect to the article.
Research Databases at the University of Waterloo
A search in Omni, the library catalogue, includes journal articles, newspaper articles, reviews, and conference proceedings available through many, though not all of the library's electronic subscription databases. Omni is a good place to begin a search. However, when you get deeper into your topic you will want to search databases such as the ones listed here.
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
Papers, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs relating to international affairs. Coverage: 1991 - present
Find working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from non-governmental organizations, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. CIAO also includes case studies written by international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes.
Articles, books, and conference proceedings in the communications field, including advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature. Coverage: 1900 - present
CMMC offers full text and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for journals covering communication, mass media, linguistics, discourse, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication theory, language, logic, organizational communication and other closely related fields of study. This resource incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other top journals in communication and media studies.
Indexes public and social policy literature on business, economics, finance, law, international relations, public administration, government, political science, and other social sciences. Coverage: 1915 - present
Selected Research & Journals Databases for Current Affairs
News, business magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and television and radio transcripts. Coverage: 1970s - present. Varies by publication
Factiva forbids storing or using search results in research applications such as data mining or trend analysis. Note: If you are at a public workstation you will be asked for your WatIAM (Quest) User ID and Password.
A search engine covering many disciplines and sources of scholarly literature. Coverage: varies
Google Scholar is a search engine that emphasizes scholarly information, particularly in the sciences and technology. It draws from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities.
Note: Access To access materials paid for by your library, go to Google Scholar, then choose Settings and click "Library Links." The off-campus user will first need to login via "Get access from anywhere."
Articles and citations in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Coverage: Varies
Web of Science is comprised of several databases. The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI) covers journals in the medical, physical and natural sciences, and engineering fields. The entire database extends back to 1899. The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) covers journals in the social sciences. The entire database extends back to 1898. The Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) covers journals in the arts and humanities. It also selectively covers relevant items from science and technical journals. The entire database extends back to 1975.