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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 CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

CIAO is a terrific database for finding articles on government policy and international relations. It contains full-text articles from a variety of high quality policy journals, book chapters, original case studies, and policy briefs.

Conducting a Search

The screenshots below show a search for documents about the Islamic State.

  • I used quotes to search for words together as a phrase (i.e. "islamic state").
  • Click the blue Search button to start searching for results.

I put Islamic State in quotation marks to search for the words together as a phrase. Click the blue search button to start searching for documents.

Reviewing Search Results

This search found 330 results related to my keywords.

  • Results are sorted by relevance with the most relevant articles shown at the top of the list of results.
  • Click on the title link to access the document; you will then see the option to download the PDF.

This search found 330 documents related to my keywords. Results are sorted by relevance. Click the title link to read and download the document.