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GOVT 4348 – Terrorism. Hillary Campbell 972-883-2959 Government Documents Librarian 01-20-05. Research Resources Available from the McDermott Library. Books – Print and Electronic Government Documents – Print, Microfiche, Maps and Online

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Govt 4348 terrorism

GOVT 4348 – Terrorism

Hillary Campbell 972-883-2959

Government Documents Librarian


Research resources available from the mcdermott library

Research Resources Available from the McDermott Library

  • Books – Print and Electronic

  • Government Documents – Print, Microfiche, Maps and Online

  • Journal Articles – Print and Electronic, collections of full text articles and article citations in online databases

Print resources reference examples

Print Resources – Reference examples

  • Encyclopedia of World Terrorism – HV 6431 . E53 2003, 2nd floor

  • Encyclopedia of Terrorism – HV6431 .K883 2003, 2nd floor (very basic)

  • Terrorism, 1988-1991, 1992–1995, 1996 - 2001 : a chronology of events and a selectively annotated bibliography - HV6431 .M498 , 2nd floor

Print resources circulating

Print Resources - Circulating

  • Call Number HV6431 – Covers the subject headings for global terrorism

  • Call Number KZ – Covers the subject headings international relations and international law

    Both on the 4th Floor – Search the catalog

U s government documents print and online examples

U.S. Government Documents – Print and Online examples

  • Foreign Relations of the United States (State Department)

  • The 9/11 Commission Report (Congressional)

  • International Law and the War on Terror (Defense)

  • Studies and Reports – All formats, search catalog by subject and limit to Government Documents Collection

Finding required readings or any other journal article

Finding Required Readings (or any other journal article)

  • Start with the citation

  • Search the library’s catalog for the journal title

  • Check the library’s holdings information

  • Access the article in microfilm, hard copy or electronically

  • Use InterLibrary Loan to get articles published in journals to which the library does not subscribe

Example from syllabus

Example from Syllabus

  • Ami Pedahzur, “The Transformation of Israel’s Extreme Right” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 24:25-42, 2001

  • Bernard Lewis, "License to Kill" Foreign AffairsNov/ Dec 1998

How can i make sure an article is peer reviewed

How Can I Make Sure an Article is Peer-Reviewed?

Use Library’s Online Indexes of Journal Titles

  • Ulrichsweb - Search by the journal title. If the record indicates that a publication is “Refereed”, then it is a peer-reviewed title.

  • Serials Directory – Search by the journal title. Look for “yes” or “no” beside the Peer-Reviewed entry

  • Individual databases – Some allow you to limit searches to peer-reviewed publications only


Govt 4348 terrorism


  • Index for public policy and social issues

  • Some full-text from 1977

  • Citations occasionally include an abstract

  • Coverage begins in 1915

  • Indexes periodicals, books, hearings, reports, government publications

    Why? Best public policy database

Govt 4348 terrorism



  • Search PAIS Online for 1977 – Present

  • Search PAIS Archive for 1915 – 1976

  • In PAIS Online, you can limit to peer-reviewed publications


Worldwide political science abstracts

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

  • Indexes citations with abstracts – no full text

  • Public affairs periodicals, major news magazines, professional journals and books on politics and political analysis

  • Foreign and domestic politics

  • 1975 – Present

    Why? Excellent abstracts!

Worldwide political science abstracts1

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts


  • Use “United States” as the Country of Publication to limit to articles on domestic issues

  • Search using the “Advanced” function – it’s actually easier to use


Social sciences citation index

Social Sciences Citation Index

  • Large social science journal article index

  • Citations usually included

  • 1975 – Present

    Why? Cited Author and

    Cited Reference searching

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Social Sciences Citation Index


  • Look closely – you might find a link to the full text

  • Don’t forget about the cited author/cited reference searching


Electronic databases congressional universe

Electronic Databases – Congressional Universe

  • Provides access to publications of the United States Congress from 1989 to the present.

  • Features full-text Congressional Committee Reports, Bills, Bill Tracking Reports and Public Laws

    Why? Best database for legislative research

Electronic databases congressional universe1

Electronic Databases – Congressional Universe


  • If no full-text is available, the library has it in microfiche

  • Some things indexed back to 1970

Electronic databases others

Electronic Databases - Others

  • Digital National Security Archive – A collection of primary documents on U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945, (TIFF images and PDF files)

  • Alternative Press Index - An index to articles from 300 alternative, radical, and left-wing periodicals and newspapers. International and interdisciplinary, this database is especially useful in the fields of the social sciences and humanities. 1969 - Present

Electronic databases others1

Electronic Databases – Others

  • Historical Abstracts - Covering world political, diplomatic, religious, economic, social, cultural and military history from 1450 – Present.

  • Government & Political Science PowerSearch - Searches several databases simultaneously

Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan

  • Obtain articles, books, conference proceedings, theses, or dissertations not owned by the McDermott Library

  • Complete online form to request

  • Most articles delivered electronically and can be accessed for a limited number of days

Good websites

Good Websites

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security –

  • FBI -


  • State Dept -

  • Alternative Resources on the Web -

  • Library of Congress Terrorism and Crime Studies -

Good websites1

Good Websites

  • Carnegie Resources on Terrorism -

  • NPS Terrorist Group Profiles -

  • Interpol -

  • United Nations -

How to get help from home

How to Get Help from Home

  • Email

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