HNRS 2373/3373 (Dr. Hueston): Honors Seminar: Terrorism in Process of Change
Doing literature based research, evaluating sources, formatting a paper, proper citation, and avoiding plagiarism.
The library has a number of encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works that will provide background information on your topic. They include:
- The bioterrorism sourcebook, RC88.9.T47 G746 2006 (Ref.)
- Disaster medicine, RA645.5 .D565 2007 (Ref.)
- Encyclopedia of bioterrorism defense, HV6433.3 .E53 2005 (Ref.)
- Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world, BP40 .E525 2004 (Ref.)
- Handbook of bioterrorism and disaster medicine, RC88.9 .T47 H36 2006 (Ref.)
- Homeland security handbook, HV6432 .H663 2008 (Ref.)
- Terrorism : a documentary and reference guide, HV6432 .B87 2005 (Ref.)
- Understanding Islam and Muslim traditions : an introduction to the religious practices, celebrations, festivals, observances, beliefs, folklore, customs, and calendar system of the world's Muslim communities, including an overview of Islamic history and geography, BP161.3 .G85 2004 (Ref.)
Which is a scholarly article? Why?
Ulrich's is one tool to find out if a publication is scholarly.
Definition and consequences
See the WTAMU Code of Student Life: Appendix I-Academic Integrity Code
Read this paragraph and use it to answer the questions on your work sheet.
Undergraduates, Dr. Hueston is requiring you to use the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Graduate students are to use the parenthetical-reference list style of Turabian's A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations. For formatting and citing your paper. (7th ed.)
Look at these for assistance:
- Cornette Library's Citation Basics page shows sample citations for the most common kinds of sources used. The in-text reference page gives the rules for the parenthetical usage.
- This Sample APA paper demonstrates formatting and citation.
- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab has an excellent source showing reference style for many other kinds of information sources.
- Copies of the manual are at the Reference Desk and on reserve at the Circulation Desk.
Your textbook will provide you with the information to answer parts 2 and 3 regarding victimology theory and victim typology.
Some of our reference books will also help with organizing and outlining information.
Cornette Library's online catalog has many books, government documents and journal titles relating to victimology and criminal justice.
- use the Subject search term terrorism for general sources
- use specific terms such as Terrorism --Government policy --United States. or September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001. for information about more specific issues.
- Most current information available.
- Focus on specific parts of a problem.
- Many are available in full-text electronically.
You already have specific citation information
- Use the Journals A-Z link, which is also in the "Quick Links" dropdown menu.
- Enter the journal title - if your citation uses abbreviations, type those.
- If we have it for any time period, the title will be returned.
- Click the title for a pop-up window that will indicate what dates are available from which sources.
- Follow the links to online text, if available.
- If not online, check library print holdings.
- If still not available, request it on the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
Several databases have excellent coverage on terrorism and criminal justice generally. You can search them directly from the "Quick Links" dropdown list on the library home page, or from these links:
- Power Search - Criminal Justice
- Simultaneous search of several appropriate database sources. CANNOT limit results to just full-text or scholarly sources. Create a personal username to save search results.
- Academic Search Complete
- Good general purpose database. Does allow limiting results to full-text and scholarly sources only. Use personalization features to make efficient use of your time.
- Contains the journals Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Terrorism and Political Violence
- Sage Journals Online
- EXCELLENT coverage, with full-text dating primarily from 1999-present.
- Displays in most of our databases. Links from a citation to one or more of the following:
- One or more links to full-text of the cited article,
- A link to a pre-set search of the Cornette Library catalog for the cited item,
- A link to a pre-filled Interlibrary Loan request form for the article, or
- A link to various help options.
- For more information see the tutorial Using SFX to Link to Articles
- Ask at the Reference Desk (first floor) or Periodicals Desk (second floor).
- Call 651-2215 during the hours Cornette Library is open.
- Use the "Ask A Librarian" form for electronic reference support.
These sites will be particularly useful in finding information about various aspects of terrorism.
Cornette Library Webguides
Links to sites with substantive information about the specialized topic.
Reliable Web Sites
These sites have reliable information and statistics for your topics.
- National Counterterrorism Center
- Central government site for information about terrorism. The Worldwide Incidents Tracking System provides a clickable map and a search feature to locate occurrences by country, by date, by method and more.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- Contains text of numerous special reports on crime issues published by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Suggestions for improvements?
- Particularly helpful items?
- Please email Linda Chenoweth.