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POLS 3411: Building Peace & INAF U6549: Peacebuilding After Mass Violence

Prof. Severine Autesserre, Fall 2022

About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Severine Autesserre's Building Peace colloquium and Peacebuilding After Mass Violence seminar.

This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in political science, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs and search tips to search for books in print and online
  • Catalogs, databases, and techniques for finding a variety of primary sources
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and policy reports
  • Databases and websites for news sources
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Legal and government information and analysis
  • Selected organizations - international organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) - and tips for using resources from policy institutes and think tanks
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in political science
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down
  • Remote library services during the COVID-19 pandemic

FOR SIPA STUDENTS:

  • If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please reach out to the librarians at Lehman.
  • Check out even more research guides from CUL, including the ones related to International & Public Affairs.
  • If you need assistance organizing, analyzing, or visualizing data sets, please visit the CUL Research Data Services.

FOR BARNARD STUDENTS:

  • If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please reach out to the
  • If you need assistance organizing, analyzing, or visualizing data sets, please visit the Empirical Reasoning Center.

Image: UN and Banner of Peace stamp (1986) via Wikimedia Commons.

Reference sources

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.