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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.


Books from Lane Library

All books in this list are located in the Franzen Center on Floor 3A.

Search terms for additional books in Lane Library’s catalog:

Discovery Search: Search Lane Library’s books, ebooks, and articles in one place.

Books from other libraries

WorldCat: Search for books not available at Lane Library and borrow from other libraries for free through interlibrary loan.



The following databases are useful places to search for violence-related articles. Contact a librarian if you would like more information on how to search for articles on your specific topic.

  • Academic Search Complete: Wide range of academic disciplines, including for scholarly and popular journals.
  • JSTOR: Full-text archive of scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Issues from the past three to five years may not be available.
  • New York Times: Access to news and archival content from NY Times. If you run into a paywall, here is more information on how to sign up.
  • 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 topics.
  • PsycInfo: Behavioral science and related disciplines.

Get articles from other libraries

If you cannot find a full-text version of the article you need, request it through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan is a free service that allows you to borrow books and articles from other libraries. Find answers to frequently asked questions about ILL here.

Statistics and Government Sources

Government sources


  • Bureau of Justice Statistics: Primary statistical agency of the Dept. of Justice. Resource for information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
  • Gallup polls: Public opinion polls regularly conducted on political, social, and economic issues.
  • Gun Violence Archive: Archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 7,500 law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. 
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Find statistics and reports from NCADV, a nonprofit that works to create systemic change, prevent domestic violence, and support survivors.
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts: Over 1400 indexed tables of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • US Census Bureau: Access to data from federal surveys and censuses. 


Schumacher, Karlyn

Access Services Librarian Lane Library Departments: Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Course, Reserves

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