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Terrorism and Homeland Security Databases
(see also Criminal Justice, Government and Politics, and General)

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Indexes to Journals and Books:

Homeland Security Digital Library (CHDS) Remote access available Full text available
Covering terrorism, public health, school violence, emergency response, border security, and more, this provides access to over 40,000 homeland security policy and strategy related documents to support needs of local, state & federal analysts and decision makers as well as academic researchers. It provides access to homeland security related reports from federal, state & local agencies from around the globe, as well as research reports, thesis & dissertations from various universities, organizations & government agencies. Includes speeches; newsletters; major legislation; national strategy documents; presidential directives & executive orders; federal & state policy documents (including draft copies); evaluations, lessons learned, after action & best practices reports; and a meta-search engine for more than 50 government databases. Also includes state-of-the-art multi-media offerings; a schedule of homeland security events & conferences; links to state homeland security offices & other websites; and an "On the Homefront" blog with news; book reviews; press releases; announcements; advancements & innovations; proposed laws, policies & regulations; and new reports, technologies, websites & agencies. Produced by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA National Preparedness Directorate.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.

Military and Government Collection (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Includes the full text of nearly 300 government periodicals, general magazines, academic journals, and other content along with indexing for an additional 400.

DTIC Online (Defense Technical Information Center) Remote access available Full text available
Formerly Public STINET: Scientific & Technical Information Network, this provides citations to and full text of unclassified technical documents and research reports generated for and by the U.S. Department of Defense that broadly cover all areas associated with defense research, such as military, security, international politics, technology, sciences, biology, medicine, environment, pollution, psychology, social sciences, patents, conference proceedings, and more. Includes citations from the Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals, Staff College Automated Military Periodical Index, DoD Index to Specifications and Standards, and Research and Development Descriptive Summaries. Produced by the Defense Technical Information Center.


Online Video:

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Documentaries, interviews, and training videos that demonstrate how to respond to potentially dangerous situations illustrate the strategies, techniques, and personal field experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety and also provide insight into the function and controversies of the justice system. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Current Affairs in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
These issue-based documentaries from around the world focus on the key issues and events of recent global history, including terrorism, immigration, human rights, public health, globalization, urban studies, border studies, political science, Middle East studies, and much more. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.


Online Encyclopedias and Books:

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Comprehensive, subject specific guide to the history, uses, scientific principles, and technologies of espionage, intelligence, and security, with special emphasis placed on the current ethical, legal, and social issues.

Encyclopedia of Terrorism (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Discusses the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism, including definitions of key terms, famous cases, biographies, laws, and law enforcement techniques. Covers Al-Qaeda, biological terrorism, extremism, Saddam Hussein, Jihad, Zacarias Moussaoui, suicide bombers, and more. Includes a detailed chronology, photographs, maps, charts, known extremist & terrorist groups, key anniversaries & birthdays, and a directory of organizations. Written by LIU Post professor, Harvey Kushner.

Encyclopedia of U.S. National Security (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the origin, development, and results of all major national security policies over the last seven decades. A thoroughly interdisciplinary work, the encyclopedia views national security from a historical, economic, political, and technological perspective.

FIRST: Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (SIPRI) Remote access available Full text available
Provides statistics and reports, organized by country, that cover: armed forces, conventional weapon holdings, and military activities - arms production, trade, embargoes and export controls - conflicts and peace keeping activities, landmines, and failed state indicators - general country indicators, population and economic statistics, global peace index, and political terror scale - form of government, elections, membership in international organizations, treaties and agreements - military expenditure and research - nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles - security news, links to related websites, chronology of security related events, and disease outbreaks - energy security and coal - human rights and freedom - and more. Produced by the International Relations & Security Network and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute with information from thirty international partner organizations.

Homeland Security Digital Library (CHDS) Remote access available Full text available
Covering terrorism, public health, school violence, emergency response, border security, and more, this provides access to over 40,000 homeland security policy and strategy related documents to support needs of local, state & federal analysts and decision makers as well as academic researchers. It provides access to homeland security related reports from federal, state & local agencies from around the globe, as well as research reports, thesis & dissertations from various universities, organizations & government agencies. Includes speeches; newsletters; major legislation; national strategy documents; presidential directives & executive orders; federal & state policy documents (including draft copies); evaluations, lessons learned, after action & best practices reports; and a meta-search engine for more than 50 government databases. Also includes state-of-the-art multi-media offerings; a schedule of homeland security events & conferences; links to state homeland security offices & other websites; and an "On the Homefront" blog with news; book reviews; press releases; announcements; advancements & innovations; proposed laws, policies & regulations; and new reports, technologies, websites & agencies. Produced by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA National Preparedness Directorate.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Contains approximately 200 international primary source documents, such as speeches, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, essays, magazine & newspaper articles, and much more that focus on the issue of terrorism in the last three centuries. Part of the Social Issues Primary Source Collection.


Also of Interest:

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Remote access available Full text available
Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. CIAO is also widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the conflict, from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century to the five Arab-Israeli wars and biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and the occupied territories.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Essays by subject experts treat concepts, doctrines, policymaking, commerce, science, human rights, arms control, anti-imperialism, environmental diplomacy, refugee policies, terrorism, countermeasures, and more. Includes a chronology.

Encyclopedia of Public Health (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of War and American Society (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Gender and Violence in the Middle East (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Contends that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies.

History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




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