Terrorism Research Guide
Sites | Books | E-Books
of Web Page Links
War Against Terrorism
University of Michigan's Document Center web page for terrorism topics.
Attack and Aftermath
Collections of evaluated web sites on topics such as Afghan women, Anthrax,
Attack on America: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001
Links to images, video, archived news reports and web sites about the
Attack on America:
Osama bin Laden, al-Qa'ida, and Terrorism
Comprehensive list of articles, web sites and transcripts of Bin Laden's
The War on Terrorism: Afghanistan and the Taliban
New web page that includes links covering news and information, background
and analysis, the Taliban, human rights, humanitarian issues, and the
US military campaign.
Government Web Sites
White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/
The Central Intelligence Agency http://www.cia.gov/
The Department of Defense http://www.defenselink.mil/
The Department of State http://www.state.gov/
The Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
Illinois Department of Public Health "Bioterrorism Preparedness"
The Library of Congress "September
11 Archive" http://september11.archive.org/
titles from the College of DuPage Library
- Goodson, Larry
P. Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics
and the Rise of the Taliban. University of Washington Press,
- Magnus, Ralph
H., Eden Naby. Afghanistan. Westview Press, 2000.
- Douglass, Joseph
the Vulnerable: The Threat of Chemical and Biological Warfare. Lexington
Long, David E. Anatomy of Terrorism, Free
- Bodansky, Yossef.
Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America. Forum, 1999.
- Darton. Eric.
Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York's World Trade Center.
Basic Books, 1999.
of World Terrorism. Sharpe Reference, 1997.
- Mawsilil�i, Ahmad.
Historical Dictionary of Islamic fundamentalist movements in the
Arab world, Iran and Turkey. Scarecrow Press, 1999.
- Hoffman, Bruce.
Inside Terrorism. Columbia University Press, 1998.
- Inside Terrorist
Organizations. Frank Cass, 2001.
- Weiss, Walter
M. Islam: An Illustrated Historical Overview. Barron's
Educational Services, 2000.
- Haddad, Yvonne
Yazbeck, John L. Esposito, eds. Islam, Gender and Social Change.
Oxford University Press, 1998.
- Kressel, Neil
J Mass Hate: The Global Rise of Genocide and Terror. Plenum
- Reeve, Simon.The
New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden and the Future of Terrorism
Northeastern University Press, 1999.
- Lacquer, Walter.
The New Terrorism: Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass Destruction.
Oxford University Press, 1999.
- Reich, Walter.
Origins of Terrorism: Psychologies, Ideologies, Theologies, States
Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1998.
- The Politics
of Counterterrorism: The Ordeal of Democratic States John Hopkins
- Griffin, Michael.
Reaping the whirlwind: the Taliban movement in Afghanistan
Pluto Press, 2001.
- Gay, Kathlyn.
Silent Death: The Threat of Chemical and Biological Terrorism
Twenty-First Century Books, 2001.
- Rashid, Ahmed.
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia.
Yale University Press, 2001.
- Matinuddin, Kamal.
The Taliban phenomenon: Afghanistan 1994-1997 Oxford University
Mark Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence
University of California Press, 2001.
- Pillar, Paul R.
Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy. Brookings Institution
Anthony H. Terrorism, Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass
Destruction: Defending the U.S. Homeland. Praeger, 2002.
: Opposing Viewpoints
Greenhaven Press, 2000.
Legitimacy, and Power: The Consequences of Political Violence
Wesleyan Press, 1986.
- Gillespie, Angus.
Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center
Rutgers University Press, 1999.
- Alexander, Yusaf.
Usama Bin Laden's
al-Qaida: Profile of a Terrorist Network Transnational Publishers,
These full-text titles
are available in the Library Catalog.
The Case for
a Careful Military Response O'Hanlon, Michael. Brookings Institution,
Combating Terrorism : Selected Challenges and Related Recommendations
from the U.S.
General Accounting Office Unites States General Accounting Office,
The Terrorism Threat and U.S. Government Responses USAF Institute
for National Security Studies, 2001.
Exporting the Taliban Revolution
Films for the Humanities, 1999.
Takes a firsthand look at the results and implications of the escalating
tensions between Afghanistan and its neighbors.
the lost generation
Ambrose Video Publishing, 2001.
Focuses on Afghanistan, a country dominated by a terrorist regime, with
a people struggling to survive in an almost perpetual state of conflict.
Told through the personal stories of three people Ustad Kamal, a dean
of traditional music, 12 yr. old Bashir who struggles to feed his six
siblings after his parents were killed, and Nasrullah, a soldier crippled
revealed National Geographic Video, 2001.
Provides a vivid portrait of Afghanistan, featuring in-depth interviews
with the late Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, and Taliban
soldiers being held by the Northern Alliance; and looks at refugees who
speak of their suffering from the effects of Taliban rule.
Bombing of America.
Follows investigators on the trail of the Unabomber, the World Trade Center,
the Army of God, and other bombing cases. The smallest fragment of evidence
or a psychological profile can be the key to stopping terrorists
Hunting Bin Laden. PBS Home Video, 2001.
Investigates Osama bin Laden, his followers, and the bombings of two African
embassies in 1998. This edition has been updated to cover the attack on
the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, of which bin Laden is also
Jihad! : in
America PBS Video, 1994.
Features militant Islamic fundamentalists' meetings in the U.S., interviews
with leading law enforcement and government officials, and discussion
about the civil liberties issues our society faces in dealing with the
threat of terrorism.
Looking for Answers PBS Home Video, c2001
Discusses the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States,
the roots of hatred found in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, radical Islam, and
the failure of U.S. intelligence on September 11, 2001.
Muslims in America MPI Home Video, 1997.
Several practicing Muslims in Cedar Rapids, Iowa-- home to the oldest
Mosque in the United States-- candidly talk about what it is like to be
Muslims in America, living daily with the sterotypes cast on them by the
uneducated. Explains the basics of the Muslim religion, pointing out the
similarities and the differences between Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
This particular broadcast slightly altered its focus in light of the Oklahoma
City bombing on April 19, 1995 and in addition to examining the tenets
of the Muslim faith, it focuses on the hasty judgments made in connection
to Muslims whenever a terrorist act occurs anywhere in the world.
Legacy: a report. Filmakers
A report on current conditions in Afghanistan. The program focuses on
the havoc created by the Taliban regime, which has resulted in two million
Afghans fleeing the country.
On Terrorism [This link will take you to the College's Streaming
College of DuPage, October 30, 2001.
A series of presentations and panel discussions covering the geographic
features of the Middle East and Afghanistan, the various cultures of the
Middle East, the common roots of the Abrahamic religious traditions of
Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the emerging global environment we
live in which provides unprecedented opportunities for terrorist activities.
Terror in the
Mind of God C-Span Archives, 2001.
Professor Mark Juergensmeyer talks about his latest book: Terror in the
mind of God: the global rise of religious violence. In light of the September
11th acts of terrorism, he discusses how religion has formed the new moral
basis for politics and the taking up of arms. He describes the rise of
the Taliban as an effect of the collapse in faith in secular religion
and the rise in new forms of religious nationalism.