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Reference works make excellent starting points for research; they provide concise articles on key topics by scholars of the field, often accompanied by suggestions for further reading. The sources listed below are print volumes shelved in Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks, on the first floor of Van Pelt.
Call Number: Van Pelt Reference Desk KZ4968 .O84 2003
Publication Date: 2003
This revised edition provides nearly 6,000 A-Z entries that shed light on this complex institution. In addition to articles explaining essential concepts and philosophies, readers will find a set of entries on peace-keeping activities, along with full coverage of every international treaty since the founding of the League of Nations, with quotations or full text for all key treaties, conventions, pacts, protocols, and declarations. Extensive cross-referencing and a thorough analytical index help users to navigate the many acronyms and multiple names of documents and organizations.
Call Number: Van Pelt Reference KZ4968 .L4913 2010
Publication Date: 2006
The book provides concise and comprehensive information on the UN system, as well as insight into recent UN developments and reform efforts in the face of global opportunities and challenges. The entries include bibliographies and relevant Internet addresses for further information.