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Terrorism - Oakland Campus

This guide will assist students doing research on terrorism.


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This guide will be useful for students doing research on terrorism in history and political science. Use the tabs at the top of the page to find books, articles, and data about terrorism in its many forms. As the Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime explains, 

"The popular concept of terrorism in the earliest years of the 21st century is often confined to acts of suicide bombings or other attacks on civilians perpetrated by enraged religious or political fanatics in the Middle East or in other locales in which these attacks receive extraordinary media coverage. However, terrorism as a political phenomenon is much older and much more diverse than the lead stories on the nightly television news might indicate."


Grateful acknowledgement is given to Mary Oberlies of George Mason University for reuse of content that appears in this guide.