EBSCO'S New International Security and Counterterrorism Reference Center.

Author:Tragert, Joseph
Position:Brief article
 
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Work Title: EBSCO'S New International Security and Counterterrorism Reference Center

Work Author(s): Joseph Tragert

Politics

Byline: Joseph Tragert

As an integral component of a comprehensive reference database, scholarly books can add enormous value. As part of the content selection process for the International Security and Counterterrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC), EBSCO has encountered hundreds, if not thousands, of books on terrorism and related topics. With this proliferation of terror-related tomes, we have turned to the scholarly presses to find the most authoritative works. Also, we seek a balance of opinions, and by aggregating several books from scholarly publishers we are able to ensure that both sides of an issue are adequately presented. The multitude of available works allows us to include monographs with a definite bias. The quality of the writing and the scholarship typically justifies their inclusion in the database, just as it is included in a library's collection, and the availability...

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