IIPS 43101: Peace Studies Senior Seminar


Reference tools provide background information, the who, what, where and when -- and a bit of the how and why -- for any topic. They include subject and biographical dictionaries and encyclopedias, almanacs, chronologies, directories and atlases. Many, especially dictionaries and encyclopedias, are now available online. Many others, especially historical atlases and chronologies are still only available in print.



Selected examples of print reference sources.  All titles are located in the General Reference Collection (1st floor, Hesburgh Library).

  • Encyclopedia of the stateless nations: ethnic and national groups around the world.  D 860 .M56 2002
  • Conflict in Northern Ireland: an encyclopedia.  DA 990 .U46 E44 1999
  • Conflict in Afghanistan: a historical encyclopedia.  DS 351 .C54 2003
  • Conflict in Korea: an encyclopedia.  DS 916 .H62 1999
  • Encyclopedia of conflict resolution.  HM 136 .B783 1997
  • Encyclopedia of violence, peace, & conflict.  HM 291 .E625 2008
  • Peace movement directory: North American organizations...  JZ 5514 .B46 2001
  • Handbook of peace and conflict studies.  JZ 5538 .H36 2007
  • Encyclopaedia of war, peace and global security.  JZ 5588 .E53 2005
  • Historical dictionary of multinational peacekeeping.  JZ 6374 .M38 2004
  • Religion and violence: an encyclopedia of faith and conflict.  BL 65 .V55 R45555 2011
  • Global directory of peace studies and conflict resolution programs.  JZ 5534 .G58
  • SIPRI yearbook: world armaments and disarmament.  UA 10 .I55




Examples of specialized atlases available in the Hesburgh Library Reference Collection.

  • Historical dictionary of the Arab-Israeli conflict.  DS 119.7 .K85 2006
  • The state of the Middle East: an atlas of conflict and resolution.  G 2205 .S6 2008
  • The Routledge atlas of the Arab-Israeli conflict.  G 2236 .S1 G52 2008
  • The Penguin atlas of diasporas.  GN 370 .C43 1995
  • Global geopolitical flashpoints: an atlas of conflict.  JC 319 .A52 2000