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US History-Living History Project: 9/11 and the War on Terror

Reference, primary sources, news coverage, and web resources to help you contextualize the period of U.S. history you are researching.

Recreation Yard at Camp Delta (detail). Photo by the Guantanamo Bay Joint Task Force, 2010. (CC by ND 2.0)

Subject Reference Databases & E-Book Resources

Subject Database & E-Book resources related to the "war on terror". 

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. See Home Access box at the bottom of the page for more details.

Newspaper & Magazine Databases

Use ProQuest News, magazines & Journals for national and international newspaper coverage of the "War on Terror" and its effects on civil liberties, the treatment of prisoners in military conflicts (including Guantanamo Bay), and national security and profiling issues. Search Platinum Periodicals for magazine articles and journal articles on these and other issues related to the War on Terror" .

World News Digest has several excellent research guides that are linked below.

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. See Home Access box at the bottom of the page for more details.

Afghanistan: Fighting the Forever War

The Modern Era (1980-Present)

Database Type Key

primary : Contains primary sources.

starter : Great resource for beginning research.

News : Contains news and/or other current events resources.

scholarly : Contains articles from academic and professional journals.

: Requires username & password from home.

: Text-to-Speech function.

: Contains audio.

Social Issues Databases

These are terrific resources for researching issues of privacy and civil liberties as they relate to the War on Terror, Guantanamo Bay, and the post 9/11 era.

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. See Home Access box at the bottom of the page for more details.

Web Resources

Home Access to Databases

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. 

If you see the screen shown below, use your GBS username and password (the same ones you use to login to the GBS computers & Power School) to log in:

If you don't see this screen but are still asked for a username and password:

Click HERE** to access the old-school password list and use the passwords on the list to log in.

If you are having login trouble, please let the Library know by filling out this brief Login Problems Form  so we can fix it.


**You will have to be logged into your GBS Google Apps account to access the document.

 


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