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Justice Studies: Peace Studies

Guide designed for Justice Studies students or for anyone doing research in criminology, human rights, or peace studies.

Background Sources

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, 3 vols.
Ref HM 291.E625 2008.  Also online; link via the JMU Catalog.

International Conflict: A Chronological Encyclopedia of Conflicts and Their Management, 1945-1995
Ref D 842. B46 1997

Nonviolent Action: A Research Guide
Ref HM 278.M33 1997

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, 2010
Online; link via the JMU Catalog.

Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women's Suffrage
Ref HM 278.P76 1997

World Encyclopedia of Peace,  8 vols.
Ref JZ 5533.W671999

Finding Books

Use the JMU Catalog to search for books and media in the JMU Libraries.

Use WorldCat to extend your search beyond JMU to find book, media, and other sources that you may request via Interlibrary Loan.

Some useful Subject Headings for finding material in the JMU Catalog and in WorldCat:

Arab-Israeli conflict, 1993 [or other conflict]--Peace 


Conflict management Peace [and related subjects]
International cooperation Peace -- International cooperation
Non-governmental organizations--[place] Reconciliation

Research Databases


To find biographical sources in the JMU Catalog, do a subject search for the person starting with last name first, e.g., King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968.

The two databases below can help you find further biographical sources.

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