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Author: Connie Reik

Force and Strategy (PS160)
Connie Reik, MSL, MA
Tufts University
Fall 2008

1. Force and Strategy: Additional Resources

1.1. Journal and Magazine Articles, etc.

1.1.1. Political Science and International Relations

  • Worldwide Political Science Abstract
    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts supplies up-to-date bibliographic information and research within the political science discipline and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy and covers over 1000 journals drawn from the international serials literature.

  • PAIS International (PAIS)
    Provides access to periodical articles, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications, Internet resources, and other publications. Many of the citations include abstracts and full-text links.

  • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
    An index of Western-language articles, monographs, and book chapters published since 1971.

  • Index Islamicus
    The Index Islamicus covers Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. It is produced by the Islamic Bibliography Unit of the Cambridge University Library and indexes articles back to 1906.

  • Hispanic American Periodicals Index
    Scholarship on Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States: citations to articles, book reviews, documents, literary works, and other material in more than 500 international social science and humanities journals, published from 1970 to the present. Many citations are linked to full-text.

  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
    Provides searchable access to the full-text of working papers and conference proceedings from 45 leading research centers in the field of international policy and scholarship. CIAO also provides abstracts from key foreign policy journals and the texts of twelve books on various aspects foreign affairs as well as links to internet resources and a calendar of meetings and conferences.

  • Policy Research Online File
    Provides access to major think tanks, research organizations, and university research programs. Contains information on a complete range of policy issues, both domestic and international. Identifies research from 1990 to the present. Updated weekly.

1.1.2. History & Economics

  • Historical Abstracts

  • American, History and Life

  • EconLit.
    Provides subject indexing and abstracts of journals and over 500 collective volumes per year, plus books, dissertations, and working papers.

1.1.3. Interdisciplinary

  • Social Sciences Citation Index

  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

  • Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
    A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world offering over 2 million titles, more than 930,000 of which are available in PDF format for immediate download.

  • Academic OneFile

  • Lexis-Nexis

  • GoogleScholar: available at http://scholar.google.com/

  • New York Times

  • Personal Name Index to "The New York Times Index"

1.2. Specialized Sources for Strategy, etc.

  • Armed Conflict Database
    Armed Conflict Database from International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) covers international and internal conflicts, as well as terrorism, refugees and returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), weapons used and their flows, fatalities, costs, historical backgrounds, annual updates and timelines. Users can generate reports and download data.

  • Jane's Information Group
    Jane's periodicals and databases, with information on defense, security, weapons, terrorism, intelligence, and public safety.

  • Homeland Security Digital Library
    The Homeland Security Digital Library collection provides quick access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies in the field of homeland defense and security related research.

  • Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals
    The Homeland Security Digital Library collection provides quick access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies in the field of homeland defense and security related research
    Available at: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/aulimp/

  • International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
    "The ISN’s mission is to promote global security and cooperation by collecting, managing, and sharing specialized information and e-learning products and services for the international relations and security community. The ISN achieves this through the use of information and communication technology."
    Available at : http://www.isn.ethz.ch/

  • The Digital National Security Archive
    The Digital National Security Archive, with over 35,000 documents, provides access to what has been called "the largest collection of contemporary declassified national security information outside the United States Government.
    Some documents available at: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/

  • Council on Foreign Relations
    Available at: http://www.cfr.org/
    Topics include: defense/homeland security; global governance; international peace & security; proliferation; and terrorism. This is a nonpartisan resource for information and analysis.

  • National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)
    Available at http://www.mipt.org
    Includes: Terrorism Biobliography, Patterns of Global Terrorism, Terrorism in the United States, and E-Books

  • MITP Terrorism Knowledge Base
    Available at http://www.tkb.org
    The Terrorism Knowledge Base offers in-depth information on terrorist incidents, groups, and trials. The knowledge base directory includes: groups (location, ideology), cases (by date, by US indictee), countries/areas (geographic location), incidents (by date, geographic location…), leaders & members (by group, by US indictees), and further reference (articles, books …). There is also a section for analytical tools and a terrorism map of trends.

  • United State. Department of State. Country Reports on Terrorism. Available at http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/
    (Previous titles: Foreign Terrorist Organizations Designations and Patterns of Global Terrorism) 1996-(2004)

  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    Available at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/inter_resources/negconres.html#Conflict%20Prevention

1.3. U.S. Government Publications

  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set
    The Serial Set includes: congressional publications, such as committee reports on public and private legislation, House and Senate journals, numerous investigations, directories, rule manuals, and histories of Congress and the Capitol; executive branch publications, including department and agency annual reports and special recurring publications; and nongovernmental publications.
    Available at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/serialset/index.html 1995 to date.

  • Public papers of the Presidents of the United States. 1929-
    The Cumulated Indexes to the Public papers of the Presidents of the United States:
    Available from the American Presidency Project at: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/
    Available from the University of Michigan at:

  • Foreign Relations of the United States. (various titles) 1861-
    Documents from the Truman administration to Nixon-Ford available at
    Earlier volumes searchable and available at http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/FRUS

  • Congressional Universe. Major online resources from LexisNexis (subscription required) for information on all aspects of Congressional work, including individual members and committees.

  • Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, 1900 1971.

  • Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. 1895-1995.
    Available at http://catalog.gpo.gov 1976 to present.

1.4. Specialized Encyclopedia

  • Historical Encyclopedia of U.S. Presidential Use of Force, 1789-2000. edited by Karl R. DeRouen, Jr. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.