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Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals (Air University Library)
Citations for military, geopolitical, and aeronautics articles

Armed Services and Government News (NewsBank)
Military and government newspapers, magazines and journals .

Canada Defence Research and Development Research Reports (Government of Canada)
Scientific and technical research produced for Canada’s Department of National Defence.

ciao (Columbia International Affairs Online)
International affairs: policy briefs, case studies, maps, country data.

CQ Budget Tracker (Congressional Quarterly)
Current and historical federal budget legislation and other budget-related documents

CQ Homeland Security (Congressional Quarterly)
News and analysis on homeland security bills, regs, spending, and policy issues.

CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)
This full-text database provides information on current and controversial issues in areas such as economic, social, political and international affairs. Each report includes historical background, milestones, the current situation and outlook and the pros and cons of each issue. Coverage begins in 1923.

CQ Today (Congressional Quarterly)
Daily briefing of congressional activity: floor actions, hearings, markups, and behind-the-scenes developments.

CQ Weekly (Congressional Quarterly)
Weekly briefing of congressional activity: bill status, committee and floor activity, debates, roll-call votes, behind-the-scenes developments.

Credo Reference (Credo Reference)
Credo Reference is a source that reference librarians and others use that compiles essential, factual information from specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources.  Credo Reference is written for the interested researcher, not the specialist. It's a great place to start your research.

Declassified Documents Reference System Online (Infotrac)
Full-text searchable Web documents range from correspondence and memoranda to minutes of cabinet meetings, technical studies, national security policy statements and intelligence reports. Major domestic and international events from the post-WWII era are covered.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Haze Gray & Underway)
Histories of US naval vessels organized by date and type.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Naval Historical Center)
Histories of US naval vessels organized in alphabetical order.

Digital National Security Archive (ProQuest)

Declassified, primary government documents. US foreign and military policy, post World War II. (1945-present)

DTIC Online (Defense Technical Information Center)
All areas of defense research (science, technology, engineering, social science, business & budget), DoD directives & instructions

Early Bird ( )
.mil domain only.
Daily compilations of published current news articles and commentary and verbatim transcripts of broadcast news reports and commentary concerning significant defense and defense-related national security issues.

ebrary (electronic books)


FedSearch Suite (Carroll Publishing)

Federal government contact information and org charts

GAO Comptroller General Decisions (GAO)
Provides access to the full text of most of the decisions and opinions issued by the Comptroller General in areas of Federal law. Coverage begins with FY 1995.

GAO Reports (GAO)
Reports published by this agency which serves as a "watchdog" organization for Congress. 1995-current

Global Information System (Defense & Foreign Affairs Group)
Click on Client Log-In. The Global Information System is a fully on-line and keyword searchable, non-partisan, confidential data, intelligence and analysis system built up for professional use by senior policymakers, intelligence officials and military research establishments worldwide since 1972. The system is based on intelligence and analysis undertaken as a result of massive field collection (HUMINT); and on extensive research and analysis, using primary and open sources intelligence (OSINT), including considerable "open-but-difficult source" OSINT.

GPO Monthly Catalog (Government Printing Office)
Indexes many of the publications published by the Government Printing Office. When available, links to full text web documents are given. Coverage begins with July 1976.

Homeland Security Digital Library (Naval Postgraduate School)
The HSDL is a comprehensive collection of current and archived Homeland Security resources--all in digital format--from federal, state and local agencies, leading national and international organizations, think tanks, universities and more. These resources are selected by the HSDL team of information professionals. The HSDL collection includes U.S. policy documents, key federal publications, state and municipal documents, links to important sites, professional journal articles, multimedia materials, theses, gray literature, Homeland Security related news, a list of upcoming Homeland Security related conferences and events, and links to key agencies & organizations.

Ingenta (Ingenta)

InsideDefense (InsideDefense)
Includes full-text access to Inside the Pentagon, Inside the Navy, Inside the Army, Inside the Air Force, and Inside Missile Defense. is a multifaceted new service featuring thousands of articles and documents, daily news and special reports on Defense Department programs, procurement and policymaking.

Integrated Ship Database (ISDB) (CNA)
CNA's Integrated Ship Database (ISDB) is a collection of ship information from multiple, authorized U.S. Navy and other U.S. Government sources. This page provides access to the most recent database update and to archived updates (each of which includes a cover memo outlining the changes that were included in the update).

Jane's (Jane's)

Military systems & equipment, geopolitical & terrorism intelligence, defense news & analysis, country security & threat assessments, and order of battle information for military worldwide. 

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    • Confirm Security Exception (LexisNexis)
LexisNexis offers two major databases for NPS users: LexisNexis and LexisNexis Academic. This database ,, is part of LexisNexis, and requires a password to use, available via AskALibrarian. With the part of LexisNexis, users can search for federal and state case law as well as find articles from a huge variety of newspapers, news wires, congressional transcripts, TV and radio transcripts, magazines, journals, business publications and more. Most documents are provided full-text (ASCII text only, no graphics). For more information, AskALibrarian.

LexisNexis Academic (LexisNexis)
Journals, trade publications, newspapers, transcripts, company information, legal information and more.

MERLN (Military Education and Research Library Network)
Offers the combined resources of the largest and most comprehensive collections of military information resources in the world.

MilitaryBalance (International Institute for Strategic Studies)

Military capabilities and defence economics worldwide.

Military Periodicals (NewsBank)
Contains the full-text of Air & Space Power Journal, Air Force Law Review, Airman, All Hands, Armor, Army Communicator, Army Lawyer, Army Logistician, CML - Army Chemical Review, Combat Edge, FA Journal, Flying Safety, Fortitudine, Infantry, Joint Force Quarterly, Marines, Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, Naval Aviation News, Naval War College Review, NCO Journal, Parameters: US Army War College, The Reporter, Soldiers, Special Warfare and Surface Warfare.

Navy Modeling and Simulation Office (NMSO) Resources ( )
Modeling & Simulation (LexisNexis)
LexisNexis offers two major databases for NPS users: LexisNexis and LexisNexis Academic. This resource,, is part of LexisNexis, and requires a password to use, available via AskALibrarian.  With the part of LexisNexis, users can find articles from a huge variety of newspapers, news wires, congressional transcripts, TV and radio transcripts, magazines, journals, business publications and more. Most documents are provided as full-text (ASCII text only, no graphics). For more information, AskALibrarian.

Official Documents System of the United Nations (Official Documents System of the United Nations)
ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. The system does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information.

PAIS International (ProQuest)
PAIS chronicles issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material and more. The database includes a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's social and public policies.

PILOTS Database (U.S. Deptartment of Veterans Affairs)
The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD, and is electronically available to the public. There is no charge for using the database, and no account or password is required. Although it is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the PILOTS database is not limited to literature on PTSD among veterans.

ProQuest (ProQuest)
Multidisciplinary. Select the databases you want to search and then click on Use selected databases.

ProQuest Congressional (ProQuest)
ProQuest Congressional provides CIS indexing and abstracting of congressional publications. (1970- ), full text of congressional reports, documents, prints, bills, Congressional Record. Bill tracking, public laws, CFR, Federal Register, biographical information, committees, and voting records.

Shock and Vibration Digest (Ebsco)
Shock & Vibration Digest includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to shock and vibration, including noise, vibration technologies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 92,000 records, which are selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

SIPRI Arms Transfer Database (SIPRI)
 Searchable online database containing information on all international transfers of seven categories of major conventional weapons from 1950 to the most recent full calendar year.

SIPRI Databases (SIPRI)

The following databases are available from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI):

  • Facts on International Relations and Security Trends database
  • Multilateral Peace Operations Database
  • SIPRI Military Expenditure Database
  • SIPRI Arms Transfers Database
  • SIPRI Arms Embargoes Database
  • SIPRI Arms Industry Database

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
Social Science

Staff College Automated Military Periodicals Index (SCAMPI)
Provides citations to articles on military and naval art and science, operational warfare, joint planning, national and international politics, and other areas researched by Joint Forces Staff College faculty, staff, and students.

Stratfor (Stratfor)
Stratfor is one of the world's leading global intelligence firms, providing clients with geopolitical analysis and industry and country forecasts to mitigate risk and identify opportunities. The Stratfor website publishes daily intelligence briefs and in-depth analysis.

WorldCat (OCLC)
Simultaneously search the catalogs of libraries worldwide. Sign up for an account so you can borrow items from other libraries.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.

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