Terrorism 15 May 2009

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Terrorism 15 May 2009

  1. 1. Terrorism: Selected Web Sites, Searching Tactics and Library Resources Tony Angiletta, Morrison Curator for the Social Sciences Updated May 15, 2009
  2. 2. Explanatory Note The following slide show presents some elementary searching strategies using the Google search engine, a list of selected links to useful websites on terrorism and selected bibliographic and source materials available only to authorized Stanford users.
  3. 3. Six Simple Dicta on Searching the Web, Google, Socrates or any Index • 1. When in doubt, phrases in quotes • 2. When in doubt, capitalize Boolean • 3. When in doubt, use Advanced search • 4. Narrow humongous search results: by format, by domain suffix • 5. Supplement index searches with Google Scholar • 6. If it is print resource and not at Stanford, use ILL
  4. 4. I Google, therefore I find…maybe: Obvious and not so obvious ways to narrow down ( • 1. Simple Google search on “terrorism”: 3/27/08 = 50,200,000 • 2. Advanced Google search using “terrorism” and format .pdf :3/27/08 = 433,000 • 3. Advanced Google search using “terrorism” and domain suffix .edu : 3/27/08 = 404,000 • 4. Advanced Google search using “terrorism”, domain suffix .edu & format .pdf : 3/27/08 = 96,200
  5. 5. I Google, therefore I find…may be: Obvious and not so obvious ways to narrow down (cont’d) • 5. Advanced Google search using “terrorism” in Russian and country suffix for .ru (Russia) • 6. Country domain suffixes • 7. Advanced Google search using “terrorism” and domain suffix .gov and .mil (or U.S. Government link) • 8. Advanced Google search using “terrorisme” and “bibliographie” and language French
  6. 6. I Google, therefore I find…maybe: Obvious and not so obvious ways to narrow down (cont’d.) • 9. Google Scholar search on “terrorism” : 3/27/08 = 545,000 • 10. Google Scholar search on “terrorism”: 3/27/08 and pub dates: 1972-2000 = 38,500 hits; pub dates 2001 – 2006 = 86,100 hits •11. Google Scholar search on title“terrorism” in Stanford subscription to Jane’s Defense Magazine package= 342
  7. 7. Comparative Terrorism Citations, 1971-2009
  8. 8. Comparative Terrorism Citations, 1971-2009
  9. 9. Comparative Terrorism Citations, 1971-2009
  10. 10. Some Web sites on Terrorism worth a visit. • 1. Transactional Records Clearing House (TRAC). Independent watc – 1a. TRAC Special Report, February 13, 2003 : Criminal Enforcement Against Terrorists – 1b. TRAC Special Report, December 8, 2003: Criminal Terrorism Enforcement Since the 9/11/01 Attacks – 1c. TRAC Report, December, 2006: Criminal Terrorism Enforcement Since the 9/11/01 Attacks • 2. Gilmore Commission: Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capab
  11. 11. Some Web sites (continued) • 3. H-Net site on teaching tragedy, violence and terrorism. G • 4. Univ. of Minnesota Human Rights Library. Internation • 5. United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prev
  12. 12. Some Web sites (continued) • 6. Monterey Institute for International Studies. Center for Nonpro • 7. Center for Non-Proliferation Studies (CBW response) • 8. Federation of American Scientists (FAS) • 9. SITE (Search for International Terrorist Entities)
  13. 13. Some Web sites (continued) • 10. Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (formerly SII On terrorism. • 11. International Relations and Security Network (ISN). Resources for terrorism. • 12. Terrorism Knowledge Base • 13. Jamestown Foundation • 14. Terrorism Research Center • 15. Terrorism: Information Resources (Columbia Univ.)
  14. 14. C. Stanford Libraries sites • 1. Academic Universe (also listed as Lexis-Nexis). Statistical Universe. Power Tables. Terrorism. 207 tables on incidents, public attitudes and agency budgets. • 2. Academic Universe. Reference. Polls and Surveys. Terrorism. • 3. Polling the Nations, iPoll & Gallup Brain • 4. Academic Universe. Legal Research.
  15. 15. C. Stanford Libraries sites (cont’d) • 5. EBSCO host Databases; search one or several databases at the same time. a. Academic Source Premier b. Business Source Complete c. ERIC d. Medline e. NTIS f. EconLit g. Environmental Issues and Policy Index
  16. 16. C. Stanford Libraries sites (cont’d) • 6. CSA Illumina. Search one or several databases at the same time. a. World Political Science Abstracts b. Sociological Abstracts c. Environmental Science & Pollution Mgt. d. PsycInfo and PsycArticles
  17. 17. C. Stanford Libraries sites (cont’d) • 7. Social Sciences Citation Index. SSCI. • 8. PolicyFile and CIAO • 9. Newspaper databases/indexes (Global NewsBank, Historical NYT, Lexis-Nexis) • 10. Stanford Dissertations • 11. Social Science Data and Software (SSDS). Iterate International terrorism • 12. Defense & International Security (Lancaster) • 13. Jane’s Defence Magazine Library
  18. 18. C. Stanford Libraries sites (cont’d) • 14. National and International Documents – a. Lexis-Nexis Congressional – b. Lexis-Nexis Statistical (ASI) – c. Lexis-Nexis Statistical (IIS) – d. Congressional Quarterly (CQ.com) & National Journal – e. Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports – f. AccessUN

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