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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


  • 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



  • 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!

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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

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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 -
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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

  • Chat


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January 20, 2005