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POLS 253 : Introduction to Terrorism Studies (HC)

Political Science 253: Introduction to Terrorism Studies (Mendelsohn) Fall 2012

Identifying Relevant Books

Use Tripod to look for relevant books owned by Haverford, Swarthmore, and Bryn Mawr.

The following suggested subject searches are only a sampling of possibilities. To find materials on a topic not listed below, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Library Catalog to find relevant titles and then using the subject headings assigned to those items to find more.


Doctoral students go through an exhaustive literature search when writing their dissertations. They also tend to work on new questions, sometimes ones that have received very little attention from scholars before. You can benefit from the research material doctoral students have identified in their theses.  Check Dissertations & Theses below to identify dissertations on your topic.  Many of the theses cited will include PDF copies.  For those without PDF links, request them through the FindIt button.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

The Oxford Bibliographies Online lay out the parameters of a field and evaluate the importance of individidual books and journal articles in the form of an annotated bibliography.  

See essays below for some relevant examples.

Beyond the Tri-College Collections

WorldCat is an important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tri-College Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 179 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan