Friday, January 23, 2015

TRIAL: TRAC - Terrorism Research & Analysis Consoritum

UNCC Atkins Library is current running a trial for the unlimited version of TRAC - Terrorism Research and Analysis Consoritum. 

Created by The Beacham Group, LLC, Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) is a uniquely comprehensive resource for the study of political violence of all kinds. In cooperation with a team of 2800 experts, TRAC gathers the best information for exploration of this topic by faculty, scholars, students, government and defense professionals, as well as the general public.

TRAC Resources Include:
  • Core analyses of 3,800 groups that have been known to aid and abet political violence or terrorist organizations.  One of the world’s largest databases of terrorist groups, their leaders, locations, and affiliations, TRAC includes hate/racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, lone wolves such as Timothy McVeigh, groups such as al-Qaeda and government counterterrorism campaigns. Each profile includes (when known) the group’s tactics, targets, ideology, associated groups, leaders, theater of operation, links to other resources, and links to TRAC’s analyses. Images are included with the profile often feature the group’s flag or logo; its founder or leader; incidents and events associated with the group (plus the flag of the location where the event occurred; flag of the country where the group operates; and an image that visually the group’s activities. 
  • Original, commissioned analyses of seminal terrorism topics. These in-depth essays cover important terrorism issues such as Gender and TerrorismQuranic Understandings of Violent Jihad to Vulnerable Cities, and Urban Terrorism
  • Profiles of vulnerable regions and cities mostly likely to attract terrorist incidents. This includes links to the Failed States Index and TRAC’s profile of threatened countries.
  • Live intelligence repository: TRAC provides a publishing center for research of any length produced by its members. Plus, contributors, reporters and consortium members can post stories and have them immediately disbursed throughout the network
  • Chatter control: TRAC continuously monitors important news and analysis sources and posts feeds to the site as events unfold
  • Hot links that quickly navigate between concepts within articles, news feeds, and outside resources
  • Access to political violence experts worldwide
  • And hundreds of internet links to think tanks; government agencies; universities, community colleges and police academies offering courses in terrorism, criminal justice, and homeland security; government and private research centers.
 Please review this resource and leave any feedback in the comments section.  Per library policy this resource can only be access on campus.  The trial runs through February 22, 2015.

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