CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) is a web-based resource which provides a wide range of information and source documents about the Northern Ireland conflict from 1968 to the present day. This information is a combination of text that was specially written for the CAIN site and previously published material, which includes the full-text of important documents, and extracts from books and reports. The site is aimed at an academic audience but it is freely available to anyone with access to the Internet. The resources at this site are of use to anyone undertaking courses of study on the Troubles in Northern Ireland, or in conflict studies in general. Most of the information and source material available on the CAIN site is contained in three main sections (i) background to the conflict, (ii) key events of the conflict, (iii) key issues of the conflict. The CAIN web site is based within Ulster University.
One of the advantages of the project is the ease of access afforded to source material. The web site also provides supporting information such as chronologies, summaries, bibliographies, etc.
CAIN is a web based resource.
Information is added to the CAIN website regularly.