September 11, 2001

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COD Library Catalog - Books and Videos in the COD Library

Information on I-SHARE program for you to borrow books from other Illinois academic Libraries.
Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what C.O.D. uses to arrange its books)

List of COD Library Books on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
List of COD LIbrary Videos on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
List of COD Library Books on the World Trade Center
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Reference Books

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

Chronologies of Modern Terrorism. Reference HV 6431 .R 84 2008
Encyclopedia of Modern Worldwide Extremists and Extremist Groups. Reference HN 49 .R 33 A 85 2004
Encyclopedia of Terrorism. (2003)
Encyclopedia of World Terrorism. Reference HV 6431 .E 53 2003
Extremist Groups: Information for Students. Reference HN 90 .R 3 E 975 2006
Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures
9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq : A Chronology and Reference Guide. (2012)
9/11 Encyclopedia. (2011)
Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America : A Chronology. Reference HN 90 .V 5 H 49 2005
September 11 in Popular Culture : A Guide.. General HV 6432.7 .S 455 2010
Shocked and Awed : A Dictionary of the War on Terror. Reference JZ 1253.5 .H 355 2010
The Terror Timeline : Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute : A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11--- and America's Response. General HV 6432.7 .T 46 2004
U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Global War on Terror.
The War on Terror Encyclopedia : From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond. (2014)

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Article Databases

Find an article on your topic in one of the databases below. You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the databases from off-campus.

Academic OneFile
Academic Search Complete
CQ Researcher for hot topics
Homeland Security Digital Library
Military and Government collection
Proquest National Newspapers Core This helps for researching local issues or current topics.
PsycInfo The main database for psychology journal articles.
SocIndex with Full Text This includes criminal justice journals.
Westlaw Next This includes law journals and court cases and legislation at the state and federal levels.

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Official Primary Source Documents

U.S. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States background reading
The 9/11 Commission Report : Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. General HV 6432.7 .N 39 2004b
Joint Congressional Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. General HV 6432 .U 62 2002
Congressional Hearings into the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Contacts with Two September 11 Terrorists. General HV 6432.7 .U 558 2002
The 9/11 Investigations : Staff Reports of the 9/11 Commission : Excerpts from the House-Senate Joint Inquiry Report on 9/11 : Testimony from Fourteen Key Witnesses, including Richard Clarke, George Tenet, and Condoleezza Rice. General HV 6432.7 .A 132 2004
Final Reports from the National Institute of Standards and Technology World Trade Center Disaster Investigation.
A Review of the FBI's Handling of Intelligence Information Related to the September 11 Attacks. (U.S. D.o.J., 2006)
Our Mission and Our Moment : President George W. Bush's Address to the Nation : Before a Joint Session of Congress, Washington, D.C., September 20, 2001. . General HV 6432 .U 545 2001a
Pentagon 9/11. General HV 6432.7 .P 43 2007

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Conspiracies

9/11 Conspiracy Theories overview
Making Sense of Conspiracy Theories background reading
Fake News library research guide
9/11 Contradictions : An Open Letter to Congress and the Press. General HV 6432.7 .G 7455 2008
The 9/11 Mystery Plane : And the Vanishing of America. General HV 6432.7 .G 34 2008
9/11 Review website
9/11 : The Simple Facts : Why the Official Story Can't Possibly be True. General HV 6432.7 .N 336 2011
Cognitive Infiltration : An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory. General HV 6432.7 .G 7465 2011
Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia. (2003)
The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7 : Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 is Unscientific and False. General HV 6432.7 .G 76 2010
Planes without Passengers : The Faked Hijackings of 9/11. General HV 6432.7 .H 378 2011
Web of Conspiracy : A Guide to Conspiracy Theory Sites on the Internet. Reference HV 6275 .B 76 2008

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Websites

9/11 Commission Official Website
9/11 National Museum in New York City
Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania
Library of Congress 9/11 Collection
National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Smithsonian Museum 9/11 Collection
Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

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Related Research Guides

Controversial Topics
Criminal Justice
Emergency Management and Disaster Information
Fake News
History
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Terrorism

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