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IDS 125 Interactive Resource Checklists of three topic areas (organized as follows):

  • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS (Express link to checklist)- keyword list, reference works, general books, newspapers, databases for articles in magazines and journals, websites
  • ETHNIC NATIONALISM - keyword list, reference works, general books, databases for articles in magazines and journals, websites
  • WEAPONS PROLIFERATION - keyword list, reference works, general books, databases for articles in magazines and journals, websites

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CHECKLIST FOR INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

POSSIBLE KEYWORD SEARCHES:

  • (non-governmental organizations)
  • (human rights)
  • Also AND these two phrases together, especially in OhioLINK
  • International Criminal Tribunal and Yugoslavia
  • War crimes and (name of country or region)
  • Genocide and (name of country or region)
  • Milosevic or Karadzic
  • [names of selected NGOs]

REFERENCE BOOKS:

 

1.

Title

Encyclopedia of human rights issues since 1945 / Winston E. Langley. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.

LOCATION

CALL #

STATUS

MESSAGE

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

JC571 .L2747 1999

AVAILABLE

LIB USE ONLY

Bibliography Note

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subject

Human rights -- Encyclopedias.

2.

Title

The Amnesty International report. London, England : Amnesty International Publications, 1976-

LOCATION

CALL #

STATUS

MESSAGE

WILMINGTON REFERENCE Previous editions also in WILMINGTON REFERENCE

JC571 .A44 2007

AVAILABLE

LIB USE ONLY

http://thereport.amnesty.org/eng/

Subjects

Amnesty International -- Periodicals.

Civil rights -- Periodicals.

Political prisoners -- Periodicals.

Human rights -- Periodicals.

3.

Title

Encyclopedia of genocide and crimes against humanity / Dinah L. Shelton, editor in chief. Detroit : Macmillan Reference, c2005.

LOCATION

CALL #

STATUS

MESSAGE

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

HV6322.7 .E532 2005 v.1-3

AVAILABLE

LIB USE ONLY

Subject

Genocide -- History -- Encyclopedias.

GENERAL COLLECTION BOOKS FROM OPAL and OhioLINK CATALOGS:

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS (durable links)

OHIOLINK RESEARCH DATABASES (by name) (off-campus users login to OhioLINK):

SIGNIFICANT WEBSITES

CHECKLIST FOR ETHNIC NATIONALISM

  • War in Darfur beginning in 2003
  • South Ossetia/Georgia

SEARCH TERMS:

Sudan

Darfur

Georgia (Republic)

South Ossetia

World Politics

Ethnic relations—Political aspects

Culture conflict

Political science

Keyword terms

            Ethnic nationalism

REFERENCE BOOKS

1.

Title

Political handbook of the world.

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

JF37 .P769 2008

AVAILABLE

LIB USE ONLY

2.

Title

The Statesman's year-book.

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

JA51 .S79 2009

LIB USE ONLY

3.

Title

Encyclopedia of modern ethnic conflicts / edited by Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr.

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

GN496 .E56 2003

AVAILABLE

LIB USE ONLY

4.

Title

Encyclopedia of international relations and global politics / edited by Martin Griffiths.

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

JZ1160 .E53 2005

AVAILABLE

LIB USE ONLY

GENERAL BOOKS FROM OPAL AND OHIOLINK Catalogs

DATABASES

Academic Search Complete http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?profile=ehost&defaultdb=a9h

            Check thesaurus, list of subject terms

            e.g. Darfur as Subj. with nationalism as KEYWORD 1 hit

                        Darfur as Subj. with ethnic as KEYWORD                 161 hits

            When you find a good article, remember to look at the official subject terms for that article.

            Also, remember Find Similar Results on right side of article record—430517 hits

                        AND the limit results by that show up on the left side of your screen

                                    Click Darfur conflict 2003-                 288 hits

South Ossetia as Subj and Ethnic as KW        5 hits  Click find similar           1013066

            Click  GEORGIA (Republic) -- Foreign relations -- 1991-                 43

WEBSITES - - links for access to primary resources

CHECKLIST FOR WEAPONS PROLIFERATION:

KEYWORD SEARCHES to try:

  • Weapons proliferation (sorted by date)
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Arms race
  • Nuclear weapons and (name of country)
  • Nuclear nonproliferation and (name of country, ie. Iran, North Korea, India, or Pakistan)

REFERENCE BOOKS:

1. Title

Historical dictionary of arms control and disarmament / Jeffrey A. Larsen, James M. Smith.  Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

JZ5645 .L38 2005

AVAILABLE

LIB USE ONLY

Series

Historical dictionaries of war, revolution, and civil unrest ; no. 28

Bibliography Note

Includes bibliographical references(p. 245-353).

Subject

Arms control -- History -- Dictionaries.

Disarmament -- History -- Dictionaries.

2. Title

Political handbook of the world.

Imprint

New York : Published for the Center for Comparative Political Research of the State University of New York at Binghamton and for the Council on Foreign Relations by McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1975-

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

JF37 .P769 2008

AVAILABLE

LIB USE ONLY

Subject

Political science -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Political parties -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Historical and political background of individual countries.

3. Title

The Statesman's year-book. 2009 ed.

Imprint

London [etc.] Palgrave [etc.]

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

JA51 .S79 2009

LIB USE ONLY

Excellent resource for IDS 125 in that it includes historical, political, and defense/military overviews for each country. 

4. Title

Nuclear weapons and nonproliferation : a reference handbook Sarah J. Diehl and James Clay Moltz. Santa Barbara, Calif. ABC-CLIO c2007.

Wilmington College

WILMINGTON REFERENCE

U264 .D54 2008

LOCAL USE ONLY

GENERAL BOOKS FROM OPAL AND OhioLINK CATALOGS:
– especially useful for historical background.

OHIOLINK RESEARCH DATABASES (by name) (off-campus users login to OhioLINK):

Use search terms similar to the suggested “general book” search keywords.

SIGNIFICANT WEBSITES:

  • Official website of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): http://www.iaea.org/    General issues.

This checklist was prepared by the Librarians of Watson Library, Wilmington College (OH) for use by students enrolled in IDS 125, Marlaina Leppert-Wahl.   Fall 2008. Version September 14, 2008.   Library at Elektra – Library Instruction. For more information, please contact the course instructor or the ASK US! desk - library@wilmington.edu or ext. 297 or 345.