The Library has recently subscribed to the online database Peace Research Abstracts. This is a comprehensive database for peace and conflict resolution research and is a particularly useful resource for those studying International Relations and Politics.
Peace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
The index contains more than 267,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as: Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Journal of Refugee Law, etc.
You can access Peace Research Abstracts through the Databases A-Z list on the Library website or via the Databases by Subject pages for International Relations or Politics. Access is available both on and off-campus.
When you access the database you will be taken directly to the Advanced Search screen but you can choose a Basic Search option if you wish. You can save searches and search results and create alerts but to do this first click on the Sign In link at top of screen and create a personal username and password by clicking on the “Create a new account” link (you may have already done this as the database is hosted on a site – EBSCO – that the Library has access to a number of resources through). This personal username and password are not connected to your EASE log in.
Access is only available to students and staff of University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science