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Arms Control, Domestic & International Security: Journals and Databases

Library Guide for the Program in Arms Control, Domestic & International Security (ACDIS)

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Databases can be a great starting point to find journal articles or government documents. On this page you'll find databases pertaining to arms control issues as well as specific journals that focus on various subjects in arms control and security studies.


Arms Control Today - The monthly publication of the Arms Control Association.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - Insight into global security, policy matters and weapons of mass destruction. The keeper of the symbolic "Doomsday Clock".

Contemporary Security Policy - One of the oldest peer reviewed journals in international conflict and security, Contemporary Security Policy promotes theoretically-based research on policy problems of armed violence, peace building and conflict resolution.

The Nonproliferation Review - The Nonproliferation Review is a refereed journal concerned with the causes, consequences, and control of the spread of nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons.

Security Studies - The journal publishes theoretical, historical, and policy-oriented articles on the causes and consequences of war, and the sources and conditions of peace.

Peace Review - a quarterly, multidisciplinary, transnational journal of research and analysis, focusing on the current issues and controversies that underlie the promotion of a more peaceful world.

Science & Global Security - an international journal for peer-reviewed scientific and technical studies relating to arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation policy.

Disarmament Diplomacy - Disarmament Diplomacy was the in-house journal of the Acronym Institute between 1997 and 2009. Although discontinued, regularly published issues of Disarmament Diplomacy provided critical coverage of developments in disarmament negotiations, multilateral arms control and international security.

Disarmament Times - is the quarterly publication of the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security. Founded in 1978, Disarmament Times covers a broad range of disarmament-, peace- and security-related issues.

Swords and Ploughshares - (1986-present) is a periodic journal published by the Program in Arms Control, Domestic & International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois. Each issue features a collection of articles focusing on a coherent international security topic.


  • The International Relations Security Network - one of the world’s leading open access information services for both professionals and students who focus on international relations (IR) and security studies.
  • ALSOS Digital Library for Nuclear Issues - This digital library provides a vetted, annotated bibliography of over 3,000 books, articles, films, CDs, and websites about a broad range of nuclear issues.
  • Web of Knowledge . 1955-. An interdisciplinary index to academic literature. Identifies articles in science, social science, and arts and humanities, and the articles that cite them. Indexes the top journals in most academic fields, providing complete bibliographic information and full length author abstracts. Search for articles on a particular topic, or search for articles that have cited a known article. All of an article's references are listed and can be used to search for related articles with common citations. Composed of three databases that can be searched together or individually: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index Expanded, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index Expanded.


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