In the wake of 9/11, there was a surge in terrorism research that never waned. Funding for research has gone up, but that hasn’t always translated into larger budgets for libraries supporting these researchers and need to invest in new collections.
WASHINGTON, D.C (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
New subscribers to Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC), one of the world’s most comprehensive information sources for the study of terrorism and political violence, can save up to 40 percent through charter pricing. The Beacham Group, LLC., publishers of TRAC extended its recent discount program in response to high demand for the resource from libraries facing tight budgets.
“In the wake of 9/11, there was a surge in terrorism research that never waned. Funding for research has gone up, but that hasn’t always translated into larger budgets for the libraries that are supporting these researchers and need to invest in new targeted collections,” said Veryan Khan, TRAC Editorial Director. “TRAC aims to address both the demand for information and the budget headaches with an extraordinarily comprehensive and authoritative resource at a heavily discounted price.”
TRAC debuted in February 2012 after eight years in development. Immediately commended for its breadth of content – described by Library Journal as “astonishing” – TRAC provides both historical context side-by-side with a current intelligence repository generated by a consortium of 2,200 specialists and a real-time news feed that reports on events as they occur. Its expanding content (new content is added hourly) includes commissioned analyses of key issues and events, profiles of 3,850 terrorist groups and individuals (so called “Lone Wolves”) as well as links to more than 2,900 think tanks, universities, government agencies and other resources studying terrorism. The content is interconnected and easily navigated through hyperlinks and cross-references. Reviewed and recommended by Choice as “an excellent, easy-to-use, interdisciplinary resource for novice or experienced researchers,” TRAC was described as “useful to students and scholars in fields ranging from criminal justice and history to political science and sociology.”
Prices for new subscribers start at $750 and are based on the size of the institution, number of locations and FTE. Free trials are available and encouraged. To learn more visit http://www.trackingterrorism.org.
About The Beacham Group
Founded in 1985 as Beacham Publishing Corp., The Beacham Group, LLC is renowned for the creation of authoritative reference works that enable comprehensive research, especially on topics of emerging interest. Its acclaimed titles span the impact of climate change with Beacham's Guide to Endangered Species and Beacham’s Guide to Environmental Issues and Sources to topical issues in literature to important societal concerns with The Encyclopedia of Social Change and its newly released TRAC (Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium).
Beacham’s unique publishing model assembles and curates the input of topic experts, connecting users with high quality, trustworthy information in a single source.