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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

Congress.gov - 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."