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Bibliographical Databases

  • The CAIN Bibliography, a bibliographic database containing over 24,060 references to material relevant to the Northern Ireland Conflict. This bibliography has been compiled by Brendan Lynn, Martin Melaugh, and Fionnuala McKenna (formerly a Development Officer with the CAIN Project). Many of the citations contain links to extracts, or full text, from the relevant items at the CAIN site. (Last minor update April 2019.)
  • The Social Science Bibliography of Northern Ireland. A bibliography of 5,000 references covering the period 1945 to 1983, jointly created by academics at The Queen's University of Belfast and the University of Ulster.
  • Archive and Bibliography related to victims, survivors and commemoration in Northern Ireland
  • A suggested reading list on the conflict and politics in the region.
  • Bibliography of works of fiction relating to the 'troubles'. This bibliography was compiled and contributed by Prof. Bill Rolston, University of Ulster at Jordanstown.
    See also:
    Iceton, Tracey. (2015). Troubles Women: Exploring Representations of Female Republican Activists in Troubles Fiction, (12 May 2015), [PDF; 86KB]. CAIN: <>
    Magee, Patrick. (2001). 'Appendix A: Category (a) novels by year of first publication', in, Gangsters or Guerrillas? Representations of Irish Republicans in 'Troubles Fiction'. Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications.
    Pelaschiar, Laura. (1998). Writing the North - The Contemporary Novel in Northern Ireland. Trieste: Fonda grafiche multimediali s.r.l. ... [3686]

  • On-Line Public Access Catalogues (OPACs) of:

  • Bibliography of German Language Publications on the Northern Ireland Conflict, by © Andreas Hüther, (November 2007).
  • Known citations of the CAIN Web site.
  • Personal bibliography of Professor Seamus Dunn, formerly Director of the Centre for the Study of Conflict (1991-2000), University of Ulster. This bibliography contains over 900 references, many with annotations attached.

  • Other Databases and Registers

  • Background Information on Northern Ireland Society
  • A Database of Deaths resulting from the Conflict in Northern Ireland, from July 1969 to December 2001. This database is based on information supplied by Malcolm Sutton.
  • Post-Mortem a database of deaths compiled by Michael McKeown.
  • A Database of Physical Memorials in public spaces related to the conflict in Northern Ireland
  • Biographies of People Prominent During 'the Troubles'
  • Photographs of Northern Ireland and of the conflict
    For example: Eamon Melaugh collection of photographs of the conflict 1968 to 1974
  • Results of Elections and Referenda held in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 2011.
  • Government Reports, and Acts of Parliament, about Northern Ireland
  • PRONI Records on CAIN
    Public Records from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast
  • NAI Records on CAIN
    Public Records from The National Archives of Ireland (NAI), Dublin
  • PRO Records
    Public Records from the Public Records Office (PRO) at Kew, London
  • An introduction to the theoretical explanations of the conflict

    Political Ephemera

    • Guide to the Political Ephemera material available at the CAIN web site
    • The Political Ephemera Collection of Peter Moloney
    • The Northern Ireland Conflict Related Artefacts Database - This database is the result of a two year project by the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast and Healing Through Remembering. (The database is hosted on CAIN.)
    • Directory of political wall murals plus extracts from books and other photographs.
    • Examples of political posters 1968-1999
    • Examples of prison art - 'political handkerchiefs'
    • Symbols used in Northern Ireland
    • Maps of Ireland and Northern Ireland
    • Television Programmes

      • The Peter Heathwood Collection of Television Programmes, from 1981 to 2005.
      • The Film and Sound Resource Unit's (FSRU) searchable database of television programmes relating to the conflict and politics, 1968 to 1996. The information contained in the database was supplied by the Film and Sound Resource Unit of the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, University of Ulster. The database contains details on 695 programmes, or news items, or current affairs items, about 'the Troubles'.
        Note: Due to a transfer of the CAIN web site to a new server on 24 May 2006 the above search facility is not working. The database will be converted at a future date to allow it to work on the new server.
      • The Belfast Bulletin's list of British television programmes about the conflict, 1968 to 1978


  • The ARK Qualitative Archive on Conflict - a searchable database of information about qualitative material related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
  • Register of Research on Northern Ireland 1993 Edition. Compiled by Ciarán Ó Maoláin (1993), Centre for the Study of Conflict, University of Ulster.
    Note: Due to a transfer of the CAIN web site to a new server on 24 May 2006 the above search facility is not working. Consideration is being given to converting the database to allow it to work on the new server.
  • If you have a research interest in the Northern Ireland conflict or politics in the region please consider completing the 'Researchers' form
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  • States of Emergency Database {external_link} - Northern Ireland Section (Faculty of Law, Queen's University)

  • Links to Other Sites

  • The CAIN Project has produced a guide to the main Web sites providing information on the Northern Ireland conflict or politics.
  • See also: Ó Dochartaigh, Niall. (2005) A Guide to Ulster Loyalism and Unionism Online.

    CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
    CAIN is based within Ulster University.

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