The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
Web Site Links
America's War Against Terrorism
Extensive links in outline form to sites dealing with the
September 11th attacks and aftermath. Includes mainly U.S.
and world news sites and government sites addressing topics
related to Terrorism centered around 9/11.
CDI : Center for Defense Information
CDI's terrorism website is designed to provide insights, in-depth analysis
and facts on military, security and foreign policy challenges as the U.S. and
the world faces terrorism.
& Biological Weapons Resource Page
The Center for Nonproliferation Studies provides links to threat assessment,
response, counter terrorism, domestic preparedness, and funding to combat
terrorism at this site.
to Law Online : Terrorism Law
The Guide to Law Online is an annotated compendium of sources accessible
through the Internet. Links provide access to primary documents, legal
commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and
The website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides news stories
and bulletins concerning U.S. security. It also provides information on
the organization and policies of this newly created department.
This site from the U.S. State Department includes links to Congressional
Research Service Reports (CRS) and Issue Briefs.
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Sponsored by the Rand Corporation, this website consists or research on
terrorism and homeland security, including predictions of future trends and
areas of vulnerability.
"The USA Patriot Act"
The USA Patriot Act :
U.S. Patriot Act Reauthorization in Brief
These reports by Congressional Research service American Law
Division Senior Specialist Charles Doyle summarize the most
important provision of the Patriot Act, form the original act
passed October 26, 2001 and in the reauthorization of 2005,
along with discussion of areas of concern.
The first report summarizes the main points of the original
The USA PATRIOT Act : A Legal Analysis (http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL31377.pdf).
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Brochures, documents, reports on terrorism. The role
of the UN in prevention of terrorism is covered, and explains UN
conventions against use of terrorism.
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
You can enter 'terrorism' in the Subject Heading field or scroll
down to Terrorism in the 'Leading Issues' in the List Box just
below. Under the List Box results, there are tabs which
can give you a synopsis of the topic. There are several
formats to review, including newspapers, magazines, Websites,
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Civil liberties in America : a reference handbook (Contemporary world
Call number: Ref KF4749.W35 2004
Dictionary of terrorism
Call number: Ref HV6431.T56 2004
Encyclopedia of terrorism
Call number: Ref HV6431.C65 2002
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
National security--Law and legislation--United States
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Terrorism--Computer network resources
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library,
to be viewed in the Library.
Trail of a terrorist
Call number: Video 00070
On December 14, 1999, Algerian born terrorist Ahmed Ressam was
arrested in Port Angeles, Washington, bound for Los Angeles
International Airport with a trunk full of explosives. This program
traces Ressam's training in Bin Laden's camps, his travels within the
international terrorist network, his entry into Canada, apprehension,
trial and imprisonment and, most recently, his cooperation with
authorities in exchange for a reduced sentence
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
SUB(terrorism) [from Scholarly Journals only]
("War on Terror")
SUB(terrorism) AND (causes) OR (breeding ground)
SUB(terrorism) AND SUB(religious fundamentalism)
Researched and evaluated by:
M. Hogarth, Librarian 9/1999
last update: T. Shacklett, Librarian 12/2009