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September 11, 2001

This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

Web sites
America Responds To Terrorism
information from FirstGov, the
official U.S. gateway to all government information for citizens, business and governments
America's Response to Terrorism
evaluated sites from the librarians at the Chicago Public Library
America's War Against Terrorism
links from the Federal Documents Center at the University of Michigan Library--a central reference and referral point for all types of government information--local, state, federal, foreign or international
Books For Understanding
list of books recommended by the Association of American University Presses on the events of September 11
Books of 9/11
annotated and comprehensive guide to the books inspired by the events and aftermath of September 11 from the editors at Book Magazine
Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Management
webliography from College & Research Libraries News;includes resources on emergency management, homeland security, health and medicine, terrorism, business continuity and recovery plans and risk assessment and management
Defend America
U.S. Department of Defense web site covering the response to 9/11 and news about the war on terrorism, with links to many U.S. agencies and departments
Events of September 11, 2001:Research & Reference Sources
extensive list of links compiled by Gary Price, librarian at George Washington University
9-11-2001 News & Legal Resources, Information & Related Services
compiled and edited by Sabrina I. Pacifici, editor, publisher & web manager of LLRX.com, a free web journal for the legal and library community
September 11 News.com
comprehensive news and photo archive of U.S. and international newspaper coverage of the attacks as reported on their front pages
2001 World Trade Center & Pentagon Attack
annotated and thorough list of links from the Google web directory
World Trade Center Attack:The Official Documents
selective guide to official government documents from the library at Columbia University

Selected Books In The Oakton Library
Armour, Rollin
Islam, Christianity and The West:A Troubled History
Call Number: BP172.A736 (DP)

Barber, Benjamin R.
Jihad vs. McWorld
Call Number: HM201.B37 (DP)

Bodansky, Yossef
Bin Laden:The Man Who Declared War on America
Call Number: HV6430.B55B63 (DP)

Cooley, John K.
Unholy Wars:Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism
Call NumberA: JZ1480.A57A3 (DP)

Combs, Cindy C. and Martin Slann
Encyclopedia of Terrorism
Call Number: REF HV6431.C65 (DP)

Egendorf, Laura K., ed.
Terrorism:Opposing Viewpoints
Call Number: HV6431.T485 (DP)

Emerson, Steven
American Jihad:The Terrorists Living Among US
Call Number: HV6432.E44 (DP)

Firestone, Reuven
Jihad:The Origin of Holy War in Islam
Call Number: BP182.F5 (DP)

Friedman, Thomas L.
Longitudes & Attitudes:Exploring The World After September 11
Call Number: HV6432.F75 (DP)

Gillespie, Angus Kress
Twin Towers:The Life of New York City's World Trade Center
Call Number: NA6233.N5W674 (DP)

Gohari, M. J.
The Taliban:Ascent to Power
Call Number: DS371.2.G64 (DP)

Griffin, Michael
Reaping the Whirlwind:The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan
Call Number: DS371.2.G74 (DP)

Hanson, Victor Davis
An Autumn of War:What America Learned from September 11 and The War on Terrorism
Call Number: HV6432.H377 (DP)

Harris, Bill
The World Trade Center:A Tribute
Call Number: F128.8W85H37 (DP)

Hiro, Dilip
War Without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response
Call Number: BP63.A35H57 (DP)

Hoge, James F. and Gideon Rose, eds.
How Did This Happen?:Terrorism and The New War
Call Number: HV6432.H69 (DP)

Kushner, Harvey W.
Encyclopedia of Terrorism
REF HV6431.K88 (DP)

Lewis, Bernard
What Went Wrong?:The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in The Middle East
Call Number: DS62.4.L488 (2003) (RHC)

Lewis, Bernard
What Went Wrong?:Western Impact and Middled Eastern Response
Call Number: DS62.4.L488 (2002) (DP)

Lincoln, Bruce
Holy Terrors: Thinking About Religion after September 11
Call Number: BL65.T47L56 (DP)

Maley, William, ed.
Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and The Taliban
Call Number: DS371.3.F86 (DP)

Matuszak, Nancy, ed.
History Behind the Headlines:The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide (Vol. 5)
Call Number: REF D410.H57 (DP)

Maxwell, Bruce, comp.
Terrorism:A Documentary History
Call Number: REF HV6431.T4594 (DP)

O'Meara, Meghan Appel, ed.
History Behind The Headlines:The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide (multi-volume set)
Call Number: REF D410.H57 (DP)

Rashid, Ahmed
Jihad:The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
Call Number: DS329.4.R38 (DP)

Rashid, Ahmed
Taliban:Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Call Number: DS371.2.R367 (RHC)

World At Risk: A Global Issues Sourcebook
Call Number: REF JZ1242.W67 (DP)

Zelizer, Barbie and Stuart Allan
Journalism After September 11
Call Number: PN4853.J59 (DP)

Magazines, Journals and Newspapers
Search Expanded Academic ASAP, an online periodical index, and for magazine, journal and newspaper articles related to terrorism and the events of September 11. Many of these articles will be full text and can be sent to your e-mail account. You can search this index from any computer on campus. For off campus access, follow the directions below.
To access Expanded Academic ASAP off campus, ID number is 23211 immediately followed by your social security number. (example: 23211xxxxxxxxx)

For an interesting perspective, compare coverage of the events of September 11th from several different sources including
international newspapers. Determine the importance of thinking critically about information;learn to apply the appropriate criteria for evaluating information and especially for evaluating a news web site.

This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

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