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Terrorism : Databases

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Databases can be a great starting point to find journal articles or government documents.  This page includes links to various databases where you can find information on terrorism.

Relevant Scholarly Databases

U.S. Government Information - the official source for federal legislative information.

Proquest Congressional (Congressional Universe) - bills, laws, legislation, congressional reports, and other Congressional publications.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Issue Briefs - A compilation of policy research and analysis reports prepared by the Congressional Review Service (CRS), the non-partisan research arm of the United States Congress.

Digital National Security Archive – comprehensive set of declassified government documents

Proquest Legislative Insight – Database for legislative history research.

US Federal Digital System – provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Homeland Security Digital Library - The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.

Relevant Resources from Think Tanks and Non-Governmental Organizations

Armed Conflict Database – IISS - an in-depth look on facts and statistics about conflicts worldwide.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) - Provides access to the working papers, policy briefs, journals and books published by a wide variety of reputable think tanks.

Global Terrorism Database – The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2012 (with annual updates planned for the future).

International Terrorist Symbol Database – Anti-Defamation League – “The elements of a symbol provide telling details about the group they represent. Flags and maps underscore nationalist aspirations. A sword, unlike a rifle, emphasizes historical Islam as well as violence. In grasping these details, our understanding of these groups becomes more vivid and specific.”

RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents  - a compilation of data relating to terrorism incidents from 1968 through 2009.

South Asia Terrorism Portal - A "comprehensive, searchable and continuously updated database on all available information relating to terrorism, low intensity warfare and ethnic/communal/sectarian strife in South Asia."



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