Catalyst 300 – Violence

Over 600,000 people around the world are killed in intentional homicide or in a violent conflict. Approximately one third of women globally have experienced sexual violence (WHO, 2017). Frequent mass shootings in the United States regularly shake the public. Aside from the tragic loss of human life, violence has lasting negative consequences on communities worldwide. This challenge addresses global expressions of violence to promote peace and security for all.

Librarian for Catalyst 300 - Violence

Karlyn Schumacher | (920)-748-8750 | [email protected]

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Background Information

Reference resources provide a starting point for your research projects, and Credo Reference provides hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and more in one place.

Credo direct link to topic pages: violence, domestic violence, school violence, sexual violence,

peace and conflict studies

Credo keyword search: police brutality, crime, structural violence, gun violence, gender based

violence, hate crimes, victimology


Reserve Books: Found in the Franzen Center for Academic Support on Floor 3A

Search Terms | link to search in catalog

Violence, structural violence, racial violence, hate crimes, violent crime, sexual violence,

peace studies

Discovery Search: Search books, e-books, and articles in one place. 

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Academic Search Complete: Wide range of academic disciplines, including for scholarly and

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JSTOR: Full-text archive of scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Issues from the past three

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New York Times: Access to news and archival content from NY Times. If you run into a paywall,

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ProQuest Research Library: Includes both popular and scholarly periodicals covering a variety of

subjects, with over 3300 titles available in full text.

ProQuest Social Science Journals: Over 550 full-text journals covering a range of social science


PsycInfo: Behavioral science and related disciplines.

 Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)- Place request individual article requests for articles

found not available via Lane Library resources. Learn more about interlibrary loan here.

Statistics and Government Sources

CDC Violence Prevention: Resources and data on violence as a public health issue and strategies

for prevention. 

CIA World Factbook : Background information on each country in the world

Gallup polls: Public opinion polls regularly conducted on political, social, and economic issues. 

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts: Over 1400 indexed tables of statistics on the social, political, and

economic organization of the United States. Access to information from federal agencies

US Census Bureau: Access to data from federal surveys and censuses. 

WHO World Report on Violence and Health: Annual report analyzing global violence and

strategies for addressing it. State of Wisconsin government and demographic information 

World Almanac: Annual book with political, economic, scientific, and educational statistics.

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