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Terrorism : Library Resources

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Terrorism is not an entirely new topic and might even be traced back to the wars between Sparta and Troy.  However, the events of September 11, 2001 brought the concept to its full realization in the United States.  The resources here have been developed to help you find more information on the topic, but be sure to also explore Easy Search to find much, much more.  Keep in mind too that a large amount of information on the topic exists in government information services that may or may not be included in the online catalog or our journals and databases.  Do not hesitate to contact us via email, phone, chat, or in-person if you have questions or need help.

Reference Works


The homeland security review ISSN:1554-3234

Terrorism and political violence ISSN:0954-6553

Foreign Affairs ISSN:0015-7120

Homeland Security Affairs –the peer-reviewed online journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), providing a forum to propose and debate strategies, policies, and organizational arrangements to strengthen U.S. homeland security.

Studies in conflict and terrorism ISSN:1057-610X

Possible Search Terms:

  • Terrorism
  • National security
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-
  • Emergency management
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Political violence
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Jihad
  • Bioterrorism


Subject-Specific Books


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