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Conflict, War and Terrorism: Terrorism

Educational Videos

Perspectives on Terrorism

Lone Wolf Terrorism

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

Country Reports on Terrorism / Patterns of Global Terrorism

previous titles: Patterns of Global Terrorism (1983-2003); Patterns of International Terrorism (1980-1983); International Terrorism (1976-1979); International & Transnational Terrorism--Diagnosis & Prognosis (1976)

Domestic Political Violence and Civil War

Digital National Security Archives (DNSA)

  • Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973–1990
  • Argentina, 1975-1980: The Making of U.S. Human Rights Policy
  • The Berlin Crisis, 1958–1962
  • Chile and the United States: U.S. Policy toward Democracy, Dictatorship, and Human Rights, 1970–1990
  • China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960–1998
  • CIA Covert Operations: From Carter to Obama, 1977-2010
  • CIA Family Jewels Indexed [free index]
  • Colombia and the United States: Political Violence, Narcotics, and Human Rights, 1948-2010
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: An International Collection of Documents, From the Bay of Pigs to the Brink of Nuclear War
  • Death Squads, Guerrilla War, Covert Operations, and Genocide: Guatemala and the United States, 1954-1999
  • El Salvador: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1984
  • El Salvador: War, Peace, and Human Rights, 1980–1994
  • Iran: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1980
  • The Iran-Contra Affair: The Making of a Scandal, 1983–1988
  • Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980–1994
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, 1960–1976
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, 1977–1992
  • Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, Part III, 1961-2000
  • The Kissinger Telephone Conversations: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977
  • The National Security Agency:  Organization and Operations, 1945-2009
  • Nicaragua: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1978–1990
  • Peru: Human Rights, Drugs and Democracy, 1980-2000
  • The Philippines: U.S. Policy During the Marcos Years, 1965–1986
  • Presidential Directives on National Security, Part I: From Truman to Clinton
  • Presidential Directives on National Security, Part II: From Truman to George W. Bush
  • South Africa: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1962–1989
  • The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947–1991
  • Terrorism and U.S. Policy, 1968–2002
  • The United States and the Two Koreas (1969-2000)
  • U.S. Espionage and Intelligence, 1947–1996
  • U.S. Intelligence and China: Collection, Analysis and Covert Action
  • The U.S. Intelligence Community After 9/11
  • The U.S. Intelligence Community: Organization, Operations and Management, 1947–1989
  • U.S. Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction: From World War II to Iraq
  • U.S. Military Uses of Space, 1945–1991
  • U.S. Nuclear History: Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age, 1955–1968
  • U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945–1991
  • U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part I: 1954-1968
  • U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part II: 1969-1975

Homeland Security Digital Library (U.S. Naval Postgraduate School)

Homeland Security Digital Library (U.S. Naval Postgraduate School)

  • General Collection
    • Major legislation and policy documents
    • Presidential directives and executive orders
    • Speeches and press releases
    • CRS reports
    • GAO reports
    • Think Tank reports
    • Homeland security theses from the Naval Postgraduate School
    • Federal agencies' reports
    • Hearings and testimony
    • State and local agency reports
    • Maps
    • Multi-media sources
  • Newsletters & News Digests
    • Nightwatch
    • DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report
    • Homeland Security Report
    • Insurgency Literature Review
    • Terrorism Literature Report
    • Terrorism Open Source Intelligence Report (TOSIR)
  • Featured Topics
    • Agroterrorism
    • Border Security
    • Climate Change
    • Cyber Infrastructure Protection
    • Energy
    • Fusion Centers
    • Gangs
    • Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
    • Hurricanes
    • Immigration
    • Interoperability
    • Maritime Domain
    • Mass Evacuation
    • Military Role in Homeland Security
    • Pandemic Influenza
    • Presidential Transition - 2008
    • School Violence
    • Sea Piracy
    • Security, Food, and Fuel
    • September 11 (9/11)
    • Space Policy & National Security
    • Suicide Bombers
    • Wildfires

NOTE: The UCF Library's federal depository access to the HSDL does not include access to the Restricted Collection.

MIPT - Lawson Terrorism Information Center (Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism)

MIPT - Lawson Terrorism Information Center (Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism) provides:

  • Global Terrorism Database and Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (1970+) 
  • eDocuments - thousands of reports, studies, books and journals, organized into 90 categories such as:
    • Patterns of Global Terrorism
    • Terrorism in the United States
    • First Responders
    • Oklahoma City Bombing
    • Building Security
    • Al Qaeda
    • World Trade Center
    • What You Can Do/Neighborhood Terrorism Prevention
    • Lessons Learned
    • Emergency Management

Free registration provides additional access to:

  • Terrorism Reference Library - "Provides students with an understanding of the complex issue of global terrorism. Explores the roots and evolution of terrorism, covering the nature of contemporary terrorism and terrorist organizations."
  • Encyclopedia of Terrorism - "More than 300 articles provide detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism, including definitions of key terms, famous cases, biographies, laws, and law enforcement techniques."
  • War & Terrorism Collection - 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals, plus:
    • Americans at War - "explains to students how mobilization for war and how wars themselves have altered the fabric of everyday life"
    • Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - "covers the history of the conflict, going back to the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century"
    • Encyclopedia of Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity - "traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity"
    • Encyclopedia of U.S. National Security - "Covers the origin, development, and results of all major national security policies over the last seven decades"

Terrorism: Special Studies

  • Expert analysts dissect specific terrorist acts or types of acts, explore the goals beyond the violence, illuminate the psychology of terrorism, trace the origins and development of terrorist movements, contrast domestic terrorism with extraterritorial threats, compare state-sponsored and independent terrorist activities, and address the formidable problem of developing feasible counter-terrorist measures and policies.
  • 117 reels
  • Print guides for each set are available in the Reference Collection
  • Online guides to supplements 4-7 for which the microfilm is not available in the UCF Libraries:

War & Terrorism Collection

War & Terrorism Collection - over 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals, including the following full-text, peer-reviewed journals:

  • Air Force Journal of Logistics
  • Air Force Law Review
  • Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ)
  • Armed Forces & Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal
  • Biosecurity & Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, & Science
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Canadian-American Public Policy
  • Civil War History
  • Denver Journal of International Law & Policy
  • Ethics & International Affairs
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Foreign Policy
  • Harvard International Review
  • International Journal of Politics & Ethics
  • International Journal on World Peace
  • Israel Studies
  • Journal for the Study of Antisemitism
  • Journal of Homeland Security Education
  • Journal of International Affairs
  • Middle East Policy
  • Military Thought
  • Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women & the Military
  • Multinational Monitor
  • Naval War College Review
  • Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal
  • Perspectives on Political Science
  • Political Science Quarterly
  • Social Justice
  • Spectrum: the Journal of State Government
  • State Crime Journal
  • Urban History Review
  • U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
  • War, Literature & the Arts
  • White House Studies
  • World Affairs
  • World Policy Journal

 and various reports from the Strategic Studies Institute, including:

  • The 2006 Lebanon Campaign & the Future of Warfare: Implications for Army & Defense Policy
  • Accessing Talent: The Foundation of a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy
  • Affairs of State: The Interagency & National Security
  • After Iraq: The Search for a Sustainable National Security Strategy
  • Alien: How Operational Art Devoured Strategy
  • The American Military Advisor: Dealing with Senior Foreign Officials in the Islamic World
  • The Army Officers' Professional Ethic--Past, Present & Future
  • The Army's Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent conflict
  • Baloch Nationalism & the Geopolitics of Energy Resources: The Changing Context of Separatism in Pakistan
  • Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwain
  • Building for the Future: China's Progress in Space Technology during the Tenth 5-Year Plan & the U.S. Response
  • A Case Study in Security Sector Reform
  • Challenges & Opportunities for the Obama Administratin in Central Asia
  • China-Russia Security Relations: Strategic Parallelism without Partnership or Passion?
  • The Construction of Liberal Democracy
  • A Contemporary Challenge to State Sovereignty
  • Crime, Violence & the Crisis in Guatemala: A Case Study in the Erosion of the State
  • Criminals, Militias & Insurgents: Organized Crime in Iraq
  • Dealing with Political Ferment in Latin America
  • Decisionmaking in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: Removing Saddam Hussein by force
  • Decisionmaking in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: The Strategic Shift of 2007
  • Dilemmas of Brazilian Grand Strategy
  • Dissent & Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions
  • Do Oil Exports Fuel Defense Spending?
  • Drug Intoxicated Irregular Fighters: Complications, Dangers & Responses
  • The Effects of Multiple Deployments on Army Adolescents
  • Escalation & Intrawar Deterrence During Limited Wars in the Middle East
  • The Evolution of U.S. turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context
  • Falling Behind: International Scrutiny of the Peaceful Atom
  • From the New Middle Ages to a New Dark Age: The Decline of the State & U.S. Strategy
  • Global Climate Change National Security Implications
  • Got Vision? Unity of Vision in Policy & Strategy: What It Is & Why We Need It
  • Guide to Rebuilding Public Sector Services in Stability Operations: A Role for the Military
  • HAMAS & Israel: Conflicting Strategies of Group-Based Politics
  • Human Intelligence: All Humans, All Minds, All the Time
  • Implications of a Changing NATO
  • Japan's Decision for War in 1941: Some Enduring Lessons
  • Jordanian National Security & the Future of Middle East Stability
  • Kazakhstan's Defense Policy: An Assessment of the Trends
  • Medvedev's Plan: Giving Russia a Voice but not a Veto in a New European Security System
  • Mexico's Narco-Insurgency & U.S. Counterdrug Policy
  • New NATO Members: Security Consumers or Producers?
  • New Partnerships for a New Era: Enhancing the South African Army's Stabilization Role in Africa
  • The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program
  • Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert & Roberta Wohlstetter
  • Operation EUFOR TCHAD/RCA & the EU's Common Security & Defense Policy
  • Organizing to Compete in the Political Terrain
  • Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risk
  • The PLA at Home & Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China's Military
  • The Political Context Behind Successful Revolutionary Movements, Three Case Studies
  • Precision in the Global War on Terror: Inciting Muslims through the War of Ideas
  • Preparing for One War & Getting Another?
  • Project on National Security Reform: Vision Working Group Report & Scenarios
  • Projecting Pyongyang: The Future of North Korea's Kim Jong Il Regime
  • Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation
  • Regional Spillover Effects of the Iraq War
  • Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • Russia & Arms Control: Are There Opportunities for the Obama Administration?
  • Russia, China & the United States in Central Asia
  • Russia's Prospects in Asia
  • Russian Elite Image of Iran: From the Late Soviet Era to the Present
  • The Russian Military Today & Tomorrow: Essays in Memory of Mary Fitzgerald
  • Schools for Strategy: Teaching Strategy for 21st Century Conflict
  • Security Sector Reform in Liberia: Mixed Results from Humble Beginnings
  • Short of a General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century
  • Slowing Military Change
  • Sufism in Northern Nigeria: A Force for Counter-Radicalization?
  • Talent: Implications for a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy
  • Teaching Strategy: Challenge & Response
  • Thinking about Nuclear Power in Post-Saddam Iraq
  • Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: A Proposed Human Capital Model Focused Upon Talent
  • Transnational Insurgencies & the Escalation of Regional Conflict: Lessons for Iraq & Afghanistan
  • U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues
  • U.S. Foreign Policy & Regime Instability
  • War without Borders: The Colombia-Ecuador Crisis of 2008
  • YouTube War: Fighting in a World of Cameras in Every Cell Phone & Photoshop on Every Computer

Other Terrorism Resources

START - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (University of Maryland) -- "a university-based research center committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world."