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  • The Law Library Resource Xchange offers a wide range of resources related to the September 11, 2001 terrotist attack.

  • Includes a political calendar and documents information on world governments, and U.S. state and local government U.S. political parties economics and the U.S. federal budget and U.S. and world political history.

  • "An Online Research Center on the History and Theory of Anarchism."

  • Documents arranged alphabeticallly by title within the following sections: aftermath, congressional and presidential actions, global terrorism, international politics, national security, U. S. foreign relations, and weapons of mass destruction,

  • Archived articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association concerning anthrax, smallpox, ebola, plague and Yersinia pestis, botulinum toxin, brucella, and tularemia.

  • The Center for Defense Information's website "is designed to provide insights, in-depth analysis and facts on the military, security and foreign policy challenges as the United States, and the world, faces terrorism. The project will look at all aspects of fighting terrorism, from near-term issues of response and defense, to long-term questions about how the United States should shape its future international security strategy."

  • The online version of the series of books published by the Federal ResearchDivision of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. Each entry details a country's political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, then examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.

  • "This Website provides material from a variety of CQ Press sources relevant to the issues. Sources include encyclopedia articles, such as Jihad and Theocracy three issues of The CQ Researcher offering in-depth studies on Combating Terrorism, Islamic Fundamentalism and the Middle East Conflict and more."

  • Documents specific to the September 11th terrorists attacks.

  • "The integrated database system contains clearly documented information from research institutes around the world. It covers areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics and other reference data."

  • Bimonthly journal, published by the Council on Foreign Relations, which examines U.S. foreign policy. Includes searchable archives containing material going back to 1992..

  • Links to the major resources on the Internet.

  • "The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a national, nonprofit,nonpartisan, nongovernmental, educational organization founded in 1918 to educate Americans about the significant international issues that influence their lives. FPA provides impartialpublications, programs and forums to increase public awareness of, and foster popular participation in, matters relating to those policy issues."

  • A listing of forign terrorist organizations, as designated by the U.S. Secretary of State, on October 8, 1999.

  • The FBI investigation of Kent State is now available online.

  • Provides online access to a number of full-text works in English translation.

  • Contains the texts of books and pamphlets by Mark, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, and others.

  • This site keeps track of the fundraising efforts of the 2008 Presidential frontrunners.

  • Extensive links to information about U.S. federal and statewide elections and to news about U.S. politics.

  • Gathered by correspondents from Radio Free Europe, RFE/RL offers a daily report on developments in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

  • The archive's goals are to "collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses."

  • An extensive archive of data related to the events and aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Visitors are invite to submit sites to the archive.

  • Website for an episode of the Frontline television series exploring America's "first war on terrorism" initiated in the 1980s. Includes an overview of the Evolution of Islamic Terrorism, beginning in 1968.

  • "The Terrorism Research Center is dedicated to informing the public ofthe phenomena of terrorism and information warfare. This site featuresessays and thought pieces on current issues, as well as links to otherterrorism documents, research and resources."

  • From the Council on Foreign Relations in cooperation with the Markle Foundation. Searchable.

  • This project's goals are to use electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath.

  • Access to the full text of House and Senate bills and resolutions from the current and previous sessions of Congress, searchable by keyword and bill number. Includes the full text of the Congressional Record, a daily account of proceedings on the House and Senate floor as well as bill summary and status. Also contains information on how laws are made, along with the full text of the Constitution of the United States.

  • An indispensable tool for legislative research from the Library of Congess, and a companion to Federal material available through the US Government Printing Office. Users can search theCongressional Record, track the status of a bill, access full-text versions of bills, public and private laws, check roll call votes in the House and Senate, as well as look at the schedules ofboth houses and their committees. Thomas has links to other Library of Congress legislative sites and historical documents.

  • Compiled by the U.S. State Department, this Web page provides access to their major publications.

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