Database List

The following 21 databases are best for: Security Studies

See our Security Studies Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Security Studies Databases

Praeger Security International Online (PSIO)

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Political Science Complete


All Security Studies Databases

Chatham House Archive, Module 1 (trial through May 20)    
Publications and meetings of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the world's leading think-tanks. Full text of meetings and speeches at Chatham House, with audio recordings from 1966-1979, publications, reports, and briefing papers.
  • Coverage Range: 1920-1979
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale Cengage Learning

 
Churchill Archive Full-Text    
The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history available online for the first time. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.
  • Coverage Range: 1874-1965
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Bloomsbury Publishing

 
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)    
Access to theory and research in international affairs from 1996 to present. Also includes economic information, and map and country data.
  • Coverage Range: 1996 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Columbia University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Criminal Justice    
A database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. Fields covered include criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
  • Coverage Range: 1981-current
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Criminal Justice Abstracts    
Covers essential topics related to criminal justice and criminology, including international journals.
  • Coverage Range: Early 1900s - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Handbook of International Rivalries    
Examines the roughly 200 strategic rivalries—two states that view each other as threatening competitors to the point that they categorize their antagonists as enemies—that have been responsible for nearly 80 percent of the warfare of the past two hundred years. Delves into standardized narratives of the rivalries that include discussions of their origins, the levels of conflict achieved and the resolutions. Also includes a comprehensive bibliography and a chronological listing of rivalries by region, time and type. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: N/A
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Jane’s Security News Module    
A leading source of international news and analysis related to military and security issues.
  • Coverage Range: 2000-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: IHS
  • 5 Simultaneous Users

 
Lexis-Nexis - Academic Universe    
Access to hundreds of newspapers from around the world, plus a wealth of legal, business, medical, and reference information.
  • Coverage Range: Coverage varies but generally 1980s to current.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Reed Elseviar Inc.
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts    
Covers the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice. Topics covered within the database include corrections, courts, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, drugs, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and victims.
  • Coverage Range: 1970-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)    
Index access to journal articles, book chapters, reports, and government publications from 120 countries.
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Peace Research Abstracts    
Covers essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, and peace psychology.
  • Coverage Range: 1964-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress    
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, PILOTS includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health issues associated with traumatic events.
  • Coverage Range: 1871-current
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Political Science Complete    
Subject coverage includes comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, and political theory.
  • Coverage Range: 1960s-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Polling the Nations    
Provides access to over 14,000 surveys conducted in the United States, as well as countries around the world. It includes surveys from a variety of pollsters and detailed information on the questions.
  • Coverage Range: 1986 - present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ORS Publishing

 
Praeger Security International Online (PSIO)    
The world's largest full-text electronic resource on international security, containing books, expert commentary, reports and primary documents from foreign policy, military, and security professionals. Covers security-related topics such as terrorism, economic development, diplomacy, and international crisis response.
  • Coverage Range: 1968 to current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood

 
Resort to War    
A reference for understanding the phenomenon of war. Analyzes more than 600 wars using the authoritative, highly standardized, and systematic coding methods developed by the Correlates of War Project, which aims to reveal the underlying patterns and causes of war. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: 1816-2007
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
World at Risk    
Thirty-two essays, written by experts in their fields, that provide in-depth analysis on such key topics as demographics and settlement; economics; the environment; education, health, and welfare; politics and governance; and security. Essays within these sections discuss such controversial and vexing issues as immigration, international finance, climate change, transnational governance, human trafficking, war crimes, biodiversity, and global health. Gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund.
  • Coverage Range: Current events, ca. 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
World Politics Review (direct access)    
A daily online publication focusing on foreign affairs and international politics. Use direct access to view content from the current issue. For searching back issues, use the EBSCO database.
  • Coverage Range: current issue
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: World Politics Review

 
World Politics Review (EBSCO database)    
A database and daily online publication focusing on foreign affairs and international politics, with original articles by subject experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere. For the current issue, use direct access.
  • Coverage Range: 2006 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees    
This module of History Vault presents several major collections of records on World War II, including Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Map Room Files, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the War Department Operations Division, U.S. Navy Action and Operational Reports, Records of the Office of War Information, Papers of the War Refugee Board, and Top Secret Studies on U.S. Communications Intelligence During World War II. These records are supplemented with smaller collections documenting U.S. planning and participation in World War II.
  • Coverage Range: varies, at most 1938-1949
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: proquest

 
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts    
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest