Choosing a Topic
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Scholarly articles, ebooks, and primary sources in the social sciences, humanities, earth and biological sciences, and more. Includes image results from Artstor.
ProQuest News & Newspapers
News articles from U.S. newspapers. Includes the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, and more.
Combined Search helps find articles, books, and videos from the library collection.
Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database and often a good place to start.
Databases do not understand sentences or "natural language". We have to use keywords -- the main words of our topics -- when searching. Here are some example keywords to use in searching. Mix and match them to find more articles. (Note: this is not an exhaustive list!)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) examples: facilitation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration
victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs (VORP)
truth and Reconciliation commissions
peer mediation (especially in schools)
For more on searching for keywords in databases, watch this video from Norwich University:
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Journal Title Search
If you know the name of the journal you want to search, use the Journal Title Search to see if it is available in print or online from the library.
Classic Articles in Dispute Resolution
Aubert V. "Competition and Dissensu: Two Types of Conflict and Conflict Resoluation." Journal of Conflict Resolution 7 (1963): 26-32.
Barsky, A.E. "When Advocates and Mediators Negotiate." Negotiation Journal 9 (1993) 115-122; 273-274.
Lang, Michael, ed. "Transformative Approaches to Mediation". Special Issue. Mediation Quarterly 13(4) (1996).
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Prominent Authors in the field:
Azar, Edward E.
Blalock, Hubert M.
Burton, John.Bush, Robert A.
De Bono, Edward
Pruitt, Dean G.
Moore, Christopher W.
Pruit, Dean G.
Rubin, Jeffrey Z.