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Kreitzberg Library for CGCS Students

Research Terrorism

This guide will help you learn how to search the databases that will be most useful to you as you do research on the subject of terrorism.

About Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier has the most comprehensive collection of full-text journal articles of any databases available through the library.

Conducting a Search

The screenshot examples below search for articles about the Islamic State and ideology.

  • I used quotes to search for words together as a phrase (i.e. "islamic state").
  • I put my keywords into different search boxes to make the search simpler.
  • Click the green Search button to start finding journal articles.

I put islamic state in quotation marks to search for the words together as a phrase and I put the keywords into separate search boxes. Click the green search button to start finding articles.

 

Reviewing Search Results

This search found 237 results.

  • Check the box next to Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals from the options on the left to show just scholarly journal articles in your search results.
  • Results are sorted by relevance with the most relevant articles shown at the top of the list of results.
  • To read the article in full, click on either HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text (depending on what is available for that article).
  • If the full text is not available, click on the Check for Full Text button. This will allow you to search in other databases or request it through Interlibrary Loan.

This search found 237 results for journal articles. Results are sorted by relevance. To download an article, click the HTML or PDF full text links.