Unit 5 Assignment (Final Project)
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Library resources that support the GenEd course, War and Peace
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Assignment Prompt

From your syllabus: "Students will give a 7-minute in-class presentation on a current war and peace issue that they have read about in the press."


Reference Spotlight

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Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution - Heidi Burgess; Guy M. Burgess
Call Number: HM136 .B783 1997eb
ISBN: 0874368391
Publication Date: 1997-11-01
Click title to access the full-text articles online.

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Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict - Lester R. Kurtz (Editor-In-Chief)
Call Number: HM291 .E625 2008eb
ISBN: 9780123695031
Publication Date: 2008-09-26
Click title to access the full-text articles online.

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International Conflicts - Jacob Bercovitch; Richard Jackson
Call Number: D842 .B46 1997eb
ISBN: 156802195X
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Click title to access the full-text articles online.


Research Consultation


Find Domestic and Foreign Press Coverage

Use the TULibraries' databases listed below to find contemporary press coverage, domestic and foreign, about your chosen war and peace issue. LibraryPress Display is particularly recommended for browsing recent issues of international papers. If your contemporary war and peace issue has historical roots then consider searching the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) database. It offers full-text translations of foreign news sources from all areas of the world back to 1941.  

  • Access World News
    Full-text from over 1,400 U.S. and international newspapers. The unique map interface enables users to quickly and easily target any search to a single title, all titles in a country or a continent, the entire collection, or any customized grouping. Note: This database has been replaced by ProQuest Newsstand (see below). AWN access will not be possible after January 31, 2012.
  • CQ Researcher (1923- )  
    Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports published weekly. Update: Now includes reports back to 1923!
  • Ethnic NewsWatch  
    Full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Numerous articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provide a broad diversity of perspectives -- the other side of the story. Covers literature published 1959 to present.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996  
    FBIS is an important digital archive of full-text translations of foreign news sources from all areas of the world. It contains translated transcripts of foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements. The reports contain political, military, economic, environmental, and sociological news and information.
  • Google News
    Useful for searching online, Spanish-language news sources published over the past month. Use Spanish language keywords to retrieve Spanish-language news sources.
  • Google News Archive
    "News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. In addition to helping you search, News archive search can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods." Click on "Advanced archive search" to limit to Spanish-language only sources. I would also suggest limiting to "no price" articles.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Search thousands of full-text, general-interest newspapers and magazines. Click red "News" tab. Choose "Portuguese Language News Combined" or "Spanish Language News, Combined" inside Sources dropdown box.
  • Library PressDisplay  
    Temple-only database provides most recent 60 days of over 300 newspapers from around the world. The newspapers include the same content and are in the same format as the print edition of the newspaper, including full-color where applicable.
  • ProQuest Newsstand
    Full-text of hundreds of national, local, and international news sources, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Includes top news, and arts, sports, business, and popular culture information. Searchable by subject, company, person, product, and geographic area.
  • World News Connection
    Non-US media sources in translation. Covers multiple topics and all regions of the world including Latin America and the Caribbean.

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