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CADR 321: Analysis

A course guide for CADR 321: Research Methods in Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution

Analysis and Arguments

Ideally, you will be looking at a particular object of study (in this case, a particular conflict) and asking questions about the scholarship already done on that object. You might be disagreeing with the scholarship or you might be furthering an idea already in play. Below are databases where you can find scholarly articles that might be able to use to analyze your object of study.

General Databases

We have several databases you can use to search for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles.  Some of them only give a citation to the article, and some have the full-text. 

Here is a list of databases you might want to try to start: (Note: You will be asked to log in with your SU username/password if you are off campus.)

Subject Searching

A good way to refine your search is to use the subjects provided by the database. Here is an example of the subjects in Academic Search Ultimate for a search using the keywords <conflict analysis>.

You will only see the top six, so make sure to click on the show more link to see all of the subjects provided. The number next to the subject indicates how many articles in your results set are tagged with that subject term. 

Subject Specific

For your assignment in this class you are not only limited to international conflict. Your assignment is now all inclusive and can be any kind of conflict.

Find It Button


It's a bit like magic, really.  The Find It button does three things:

  • Looks in all of our databases to see if the document you want is available full-text in another of our databases.  If so, it links you to it!
  • Links you to the library catalog when we have the item you want in print or microform.
  • Links you to ILLiad (interlibrary loan account) so you can borrow the item from another library if we don't have access electronically or in print.

The Find It Button is YOUR FRIEND!!!