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Security Studies - Subject Guide


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ACM Digital Library

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Conference proceedings, transactions, journals, SIG newsletters and other publications from the Association for Computing Machinery.

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Political science, economics, history, anthropology, law, archaeology and linguistics, 


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Physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics - operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Campbell Collaboration

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International social science research network that produces high quality, open and policy-relevant evidence syntheses, plain language summaries and policy briefs.
Center for Security Studies CSS at ETH Zürich is a centre of competence for Swiss and international security policy.
It offers security policy expertise in research, teaching, and consulting activities.

Gale Academic OneFile

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Multidisciplinary collection of journals (many of them peer-reviewed) and reference sources.
Subject coverage includes physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature.

IEEE Xplore

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Technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Includes material on cyber-security and cyber-terrorism.


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Comprehensively indexes and abstracts articles from over 100 Australian, New Zealand and Pacific law journals. Selectively indexes and abstracts articles from major law journals from United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Abstracts of articles from selected Australian and overseas journals and conference papers relevant to Federal law enforcement, criminology and policing.
Index of material on all aspects of crime and the criminal justice system.
International Institute for Strategic Studies IISS produces independent, policy-relevant data about conflict, however caused, that may have an important military dimension, collecting defence data on 171 countries. 

JSTOR Security Studies

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Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.
NCJRS : National Criminal Justice Reference Service Summaries of more than 174,000 criminal justice publications, including United States Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research.

OECD iLibrary

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Includes Studies by Themes, containing all OECD's monographs, annuals, studies, proceedings and reports from 1998, plus journals, reference titles, and interactive online statistical databases. Includes information on developing countries on a wide range of subjects.


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Multidisciplinary collection of journals, magazines and theses, including many business, management and economics resources.

ProQuest Computing

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Journals on subjects such as database design, software development, computer security, web commerce, LANs, WANs, intranets and the Internet.

ProQuest Central

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Includes ProQuest Military collection which covers subjects such as Defense, Homeland Security, Terrorism, Civil Engineering, Political Science, and International Relations.


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Resources in health and life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, earth and environmental sciences, social sciences, psychology, and economics, business and management.
UN data International statistical databases covering agriculture, crime, communication, development assistance, education, energy, environment, finance, gender, health, labour market, manufacturing, national accounts, population and migration, science and technology, tourism, transport and trade.

Web of Science

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Sciences, social sciences, the arts, and humanities,

Sage Research Methods

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SAGE Research Methods (SRM) allows researchers to explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.
Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
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