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Weekly News Digest

March 1, 2012 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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New Terrorism Research Center Debuts

The Beacham Group, LLC (formerly Beacham Publishing, Inc.) has devoted 8 years to the topic of terrorism and has created Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC), which is said to be one of the world’s most comprehensive research centers for faculty, scholars, students, government, and defense professionals, as well as the general public.

Terrorism studies as a stand-alone subject has resulted in unprecedented levels of academic interest, and it is included as an integral topic in the fields of political science, international relations, sociology, criminal justice, philosophy, and history. TRAC provides researchers in these areas with the comprehensive, historical content required to develop intellectual clarity, as well the opportunity to study changing relevance as governments and nongovernment public policy groups mount new initiatives. It addresses the complexity and interconnectivity of terrorist groups including their history, goals, warfare tactics, influence on other groups, and the political climate that fostered its origins. And TRAC captures the threatening breadth of terrorism, from such hate/racist groups as the Ku Klux Klan, to individuals such as Timothy McVeigh and groups such as al-Qaeda to government counterterrorism campaigns. In addition to the historical perspective, TRAC serves as a current intelligence repository with a consortium of 2,800 specialists and a real-time newsfeed that tracks events as they occur.

Simple to navigate through its intuitive interface, TRAC features include the following:

  • TRAC’s profiles of 3,800 groups that have been known to aid and abet political violence or terrorist organizations give researchers the tools to filter groups by multiple categories for specific queries and to link to sources worldwide for expanded resources
  • Original, in-depth analyses of important terrorism issues, providing users with a 360-degree perspective of key topics
  • Hot links that quickly navigate between concepts within articles, newsfeeds, and outside resources
  • Profiles and risk analysis of vulnerable regions and cities most likely to attract terrorist activity including links to the Failed States Index
  • Chatter Control to continuously monitor important news and analyses sources, posting feeds to the site as they occur, which are then cataloged and archived for future study
  • Consortium Network with a global representation of 2,800 terrorism scholars and specialists reporting from a range of terrorism hotspots including Russia, Poland, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Pakistan, Croatia, Afghanistan, Serbia, Sweden, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., and more

Source: The Beacham Group, LLC

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