Terrorism

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From the Oklahoma City bombings to the September 11th attacks - there are, unfortunately, a number of examples of terrorism incidents in the United States. This article will show you not only how to research these historical moments, but current stories about terrorism all around the world.

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The War on Terror, or the Overseas Contingency Operation, began after the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States and continues today. The widget to the right provides links to the latest news articles from Major World Publications inside of LexisNexis about current terrorism incidents and updates on the United States' efforts against Al-Qaeda. Updates to this widget are in real time, so you may reload this page and see a new story pop up. These stories will not direct you to the articles inside LexisNexis Academic, but rather, are a part of the LexisNexis News publisher feed.

To find news stories in Academic, the best way to search is to use the index. Start on the PowerSearch form. Then, click the link to add index terms. The following terms may be very helpful in your search:

  • September 11 Attack
  • Suicide Bombings
  • Terrorism
  • Hijacking
  • Terrorism & Counterterrorism
  • Terrorist Organizations
  • War & Conflict

If you are researching Terrorism in the United States, it may be a good idea to also add a Geographical index term to your search such as "Oklahoma City, OK, USA". For this particular search, dates matter a lot, so make sure to narrow your date using the drop-down box. For example, if you were searching for Oklahoma City bombing articles written directly after the bombing, use the "Date is between" selection from the date drop-down box to narrow your search to articles published in 1995 after April 18th.

Best Sources

If you are looking for a more specific source to search, try these subscriber links to sources within Academic. You will not be able to access the links if you are not on campus or signed into the LexisNexis Academic service:

  • Policy Papers
    Although Policy Papers is no longer an updating source, itconsists of working papers and other "white papers" prepared by federal and congressional agencies on public policy issues. You can find a lot of terrorism-related documents inside by using the PUBlICATION(Terrorism) search or HLEAD(Terror!) string. Policy Papers contains monographic titles selected by Congressional Information Service (CIS).
  • Pajhwok Afghan News, English, A newspaper from Afghanistan in English
  • Major World Newspapers