Reference Materials

Web-Based Materials

Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews


Global Terrorism Database


This site is the product of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START): "A center of excellence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security based at the University of Maryland."

See Gary LaFree and Laura Dugan, "Introducing the Global Terrorism Database," Terrorism and Political Violence 19 (2007):181-204.

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya


"ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability and risk assessment, intelligence analysis and national security and defense policy." The materials at the site are strongest in Middle East matters.

International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)


Patterns of Global Terrorism (2004) (PDF)

The yearly releases of this report from 1989 to 2003 are available at http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/terror.htm.

Terrorism -- Background and Threat Assessments


Guide to resources, both governmental and private.

Terrorism Research Center


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