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Pathfinder: Afghanistan, Iraq and the U.S. War on Terror, Ohlone College World Forum, February 24, 2005

This Pathfinder, compiled by Ohlone College Librarians with assistance from Forum guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Zunes (Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, University of San Francisco), is provided as a guide to further exploration at the campus library, local public libraries, and online. Librarians welcome questions and are available to help.


Good starting points include Ohlone College Library's online catalog, H.A.N.S. at and Alameda County Library's catalog at Begin with keyword searches, identify Library of Congress subject headings (War on Terrorism 2001; Islam and Terrorism, etc.), and follow the path.

Afghanistan: Crosslines Essential Field Guides to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones. Edward Girardet, et al. 2004.

Attack on America: September 11, 2001. William Dudley. 2002.

Fraud: the Strategy Behind the Bush Lies and Why the Media Didn't Tell You. Paul Waldman. 2004.
(Alameda County Library also owns - Call # 973.931)

From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. Leo Braudy. 2003
(Alameda County Library also owns - Call # 305.31)

Ghost Wars: the Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. Steve Coll. 2004.
(Alameda County Library also owns - Call # 958.1045)

Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror. Michael Scheuer. 2004.
(Alameda County Library also owns - Call # 973.931)

Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World. Jean Bethke Elshtain. 2004.

Secrets and Lies: Operation "Iraqi Freedom" and After: a Prelude to the Fall of U.S. Power in the Middle East? Dilip Hiro. 2004.
( Alameda County Library also owns - Call # 956.70443)

The Stakes: America and the Middle East: the Consequences of Power and the Choice for Peace. Shibley Telhami. 2002.
(Alameda County Library also owns - Call # 327.73056)

Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights. William F. Schulz. 2003
(Alameda County Library also owns - Call # 323)

Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism. Stephen Zunes. 2002.
(Also available online at

WEB SITES Subject Directory, Librarians' Index to the Internet. Search terms include War on Terrorism, Iran, and Afghanistan. Foreign Policy in Focus, A think tank Without Walls. Includes e-zines, special reports, and ways to get involved. Middle East Research and Information Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C.

ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION DATABASES (journals, newspapers, magazines)

Ohlone students, faculty and staff may access the college library's collection on campus at . Click on Search for Articles.

Off campus, Ohlone users may access databases but will need to provide Ohlone Student/Staff ID # and last name at Log In screen. Community members may visit and access material from Ohlone Library PCs. Good starting points are CQ Electronic Library (CQ Researcher), EBSCOHost Web/Academic Search Elite; Newsbank Newspapers; and SIRS KnowledgeSource (Special Features - Focus on Terrorism)

Alameda County Library cardholders start at, click on Research Center>Articles & Databases to search InfoTrac OneFile.

Library Info:

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Alameda County Library System (ACo)
Fremont Main Library (510) 745-1400
Centerville Library (510) 795-2629
Irvington Library (510) 795-2631
Niles Library (510) 795-2626
Newark Library (510) 795-2627
Union City Library (510) 745-1464

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