Free Academic Resources

Abzu

http://www.etana.org/abzu/

Mostly about the Ancient Near East, but also has some other info.

Alliance for Conflict Transformation

www.conflicttransformation.org
Great peace links library and a jobs/scholarships section

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com

Search for books by author, title, subject etc.  Available for sale.
Arts and Letters Daily

http://www.aldaily.com/

A service of the Chronicle of Higher Education

Babel Fish Translation

http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr

Translates websites and blocks of text powered by AltaVista.

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (Harvard)

http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/cchrp/news.shtml

Articles and publications

Center for Trade Policy Studies

http://www.freetrade.org/pubs/pubs.html

Conflict Resolution Information Source

www.crinfo.org

CRInfo is a free, online clearinghouse, indexing more than 25,000 peace- and conflict resolution-related Web pages, books, articles, audiovisual materials, organizational profiles, events, and current news articles.

Conflict Resolution Information Source for Researchers

http://www.crinfo.org/v3-researchers.cfm

Resources for Scholars Investigating Conflict Processes and Evaluating Intervention Techniques

Constitution Society
http://www.constitution.org/

Educational materials on the Constitution.

Creative Commons

http://creativecommons.org/

Full copyright applies to most stuff on the web. But this search helps you find photos, music, text, and other works whose authors want you to re-use it for some uses – without having to pay or ask permission.

http://www.dollarization.org
Tables of modern national monetary history since paper money began to be used.

The Economists’ Voice
http://www.bepress.com/ev/

Prominent economists write on a variety of topics.

Europa

www.europa.eu.int

Portal to the European Union’s website and official documents

European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

www.cedla.nl

Articles may be written in English or Spanish. Articles cover Latin America and the
Caribbean and deal with a wide range of themes, from agroforestry to coffee
production to women to migration to democratisation etc.  Choose Publications, choose European Review,  and go to Index. The Index is up to date, but two years after publication can articles be downloaded.

Georgetown University Law Library

http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/

Excellent research guides with links to free web sites on law from around the world.

Google

http://www.google.com

Use it to search for links to journals and web sites.  Can be used to find homepages of particular authors and scholars which may have full text of their articles.

Google Scholar

http://scholar.google.com

Gracenote

http://www.gracenote.com

Search for songs and music.

Human Security Centre
http://www.humansecuritycentre.org/
The Human Security Centre is pleased to announce the global launch of three free e-resources: the Human Security Gateway, Human Security Research and Human Security News.  These e-resources were developed with the aim of making human security-related research more accessible to the policy and research communities, the media, educators and the interested public.

Index of Current Doctoral Theses in Progress
http://www.phddata.org/

Online index to allow for communication and avoid duplication between researchers.

International Crisis Group

www.crisisgroup.org
Some of the most detailed and practical analysis of conflicts
all around the world, though the suggested therapies at times are not
as creative as one would hope, and the lens used by (some) analysts is
clearly US-loyal.  Used by politicians and journalists worldwide as
primary info source.

Non-Violent Peace Force

www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org
An inspiring and groundbreaking global network of organisations
working to build a civilian peacekeeping force

Nouriel Roubini’s Global Macroeconomic and Financial Policy Site

http://www.stern.nyu.edu/globalmacro/

Official Document System of the United Nations

http://documents.un.org

The Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) is pleased to announce the implementation of Google search on the Official Document System (ODS). This option will be called „Global Search” and it will be in addition to the „Simple” and „Advanced” search options currently available on ODS. Please note that, as this new search option uses a different search engine from the one used by ODS internally, search results may be slightly different from those obtained by using the search options available on the current ODS. You can access the „Global Search” option through http://documents.un.org or through specific language access points as follows:
http://documents.un.org/globala.html for Arabic

http://documents.un.org/globalc.html for Chinese
http://documents.un.org/globale.html for English

http://documents.un.org/globalf.html for French
http://documents.un.org/globalr.html for Russian

http://documents.un.org/globals.html for Spanish

Online Bioethics Resource
http://www.bioethics.net/

Peace Palace Library

http://www.ppl.nl

What you do is punch in some search terms into the main search engine of the Peace Palace Library (http://www.ppl.nl), and when a particular article comes up (that you want), click on it, then scroll down until you get to the „Plinklet” symbol and click on that.  Plinklet then uses Google to run the most effective search for a free copy of that
article on the web (if it exists).

Peacemakers Trust Bibliography

http://www.peacemakers.ca/bibliography/

This bibliography with more than thirty-five topic areas is intended as a starting place for your research on conflict resolution, dispute processing, peacebuilding or peace studies.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

Collection of maps and atlases available online.

Social Science Research Network

http://www.ssrn.com

An amazing compilation of three different databases for free, including a whole bunch of unpublished manuscripts of articles

Transcend

www.transcend.org
Johan Galtung’s organisation – some great articles and peace theory.
Many of our professors are members, including Dietrich, Jan Oberg and
Vidar.

Transnational News Navigator

http://www.transnational.org/

and for journals  http://www.transnational.org/new/TNN_Journals.html

The Internet permits us to get a global rather than national focus on what happens. You can now study the media anywhere in the world, get around the biases of a handful of Western media conglomerates and avoid standardized and simplified „truths” about complex matters. Here is your tool – a uniquely comprehensive collection of links to world news and comments – both mainstream and alternative.

Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

http://www.transnational.org/links/index.html

Collections of sites and Internet resources relevant to the themes of the foundation’s work and website. We make no claim to be exhaustive; many links provided here lead you to other links. We also do not claim to be systematic – you will find many different types of sites here. And we work to make the collections more and more multi-cultural, not just Western.

Universal Currency Converter

www.xe.com

Converts among all world currencies.

University for Peace Online Resource Center

http://www.upeace.org/resources/index.cfm

The Resource Centre contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the main topics of programmes of the University. They are arranged by topic with the links for each sorted into two wide categories. Area Specialists and Library staff have selected the links.

The Unofficial Paul Krugman Archive

http://www.pkarchive.org/

Wikipedia

http://www.wikipedia.org/

The free online encyclopedia, available in 10 languages.

World Bank Social Development Unit: Conflict  and  Community  Development Research and Analytical Program

www.conflictanddevelopment.org

Through mixed  methods  empirical  research  and grounded analysis, the program plans to explore  further evidence on conflict in Indonesia, as well as the nexus between
conflict,  poverty  (alleviation)  and  development.   The aim is to improve the design  of development programs, projects and policies aimed at reducing poverty and managing conflict.


Peace Media and balanced sources of conflict coverage:

Accuracy in Media – www.aim.org

All You Can Read – www.allyoucanread.com

Anti War – www.antiwar.com

Canada Free Press – www.canadafreepress.com

Common Ground News – www.commongroundnews.org

Commissions and distributes balanced and solution-oriented articles by local and international experts to promote constructive perspectives and encourage dialogue about current Middle East issues.
Global Issues – www.globalissues.org

The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/

International Herald Tribune – www.iht.com

Middle East Report – www.merip.org

Le Monde Diplomatique – www.mondediplo.com (English edition) and
http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/ (French edition)

National Public Radio – www.npr.org

New Internationalist- newint.org

Positive News quarterly newspaper- positivenews.org.uk

Transnational News Navigator – www.transnational.org/new/TNN.html

TFF – http://www.transnational.org/
Truth Out – www.truthout.org

Z Mag – www.zmag.org

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