The UNSCR 1325 Bibliography offers users a resource that is both comprehensive and focused. In comparison to a Google Scholar search, it is more comprehensive. The Bibliography includes books, book chapters, journal articles, professional reports, and more. It provides options for focused searching through our nine themes, each of which is assigned to a separate folder. The themes are:
- Political Participation
- Primary Docs/Resolutions
Each entry has at least two descriptors that include details about the document. Examples of descriptors include country names, issues, event, and time periods. Items that are available through the Internet have the descriptor “open access” (OA), while sources that need to be purchased through the publisher or found through other resources are “not open access” (NOTOA). The 1325 Bibliography also features a tool that allows you to search a mass library database, if the item you would like is not open access, to see if a resource is near you.
- Many sources in the 1325 Bibliography are not open-access.
- The 1325 Bibliography does not include newspaper articles, blog posts, and other media sources.
- The 1325 Bibliography is currently limited to English-language sources.
- Gaps in coverage exist, for example, unpublished conference papers, theses, and dissertations.