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



Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) (ProQuest)
 
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, economics, politics, race relations and education.



Archives Unbound (Infotrac)
 
Historical documents:  History, political science (including major U.S. wars from the Civil War to the Vietnam War), international affairs, business & economics.



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



Bibliography of Asian Studies (Bibliography of Asian Studies)
 
Economics, politics and government, sociology, history, and religion of East, Southeast, and South Asia citations.



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



Congress.gov United States Legislative Information (Library of Congress)
Access to summary, status and text of bills, Public Laws, roll call votes, Committee reports, Congressional Record and much more legislative information.



CQ Almanac (Congressional Quarterly)
 
People, elections, legislation, and controversies in the U.S. Congress (1945-present)



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



CQ Global Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)
 
This full-text database provides information on international issues and crises. Each report includes in-depth coverage of newsworthy global affairs from a multitude of international viewpoints. Coverage begins in 1923.



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



CQ Press Electronic Library (Congressional Quarterly)
 
Access the full-text of these CQ Press publications: CQ Global Researcher Plus Archive, CQ Researcher Plus Archive, CQ Weekly, CQ Almanac. You can search across all publications.



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.



Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)
 
Criminology, criminal law, corrections & prisons, policing, substance abuse



Criminology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection (SAGE)
 

Adult & juvenile criminal justice, corrections, policing, substance abuse




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.



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)
 

Multidisciplinary.




ERIC - Education Resources Information Center (U.S. Department of Education. )
ERIC is a database of education-related materials including: journal articles (mostly peer-reviewed), books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers. If available, links to full text are included.



Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI))
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) is a free-of-charge service for politicians, journalists, researchers and the interested public. FIRST is a joint project of the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). It covers areas in the field of international relations and security, such as hard facts on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, chronology, statistics and other reference data.



FedSearch Suite (Carroll Publishing)
 

Federal government contact information and org charts




FedStats (FedStats)
FedStats provides access to official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Use FedStats to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them. All of the statistical information available through FedStats is maintained and updated solely by Federal agencies on their own web servers.



Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1941-1996 (NewsBank)
 
Translated text of radio and television broadcasts, newspapers and periodicals, government statements, books, and other sources of unrestricted information such as databases and gray literature from non-English sources around the world.
For current reports see the Open Source Center.



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.



Global NewsBank ( )
 
Provides full-text news articles covering politics, economics, culture, business, science, technology, and the environment from Africa, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Pacific Rim, Central and South America, and the Middle East. All articles are in English and are from over 1000 translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, wire services, newspapers, magazines and government documents.



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.



Index Islamicus (ProQuest)
 
Index Islamicus indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world including main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. It is produced by the Islamic Bibliography Unit at Cambridge University Library to transmit knowledge about Islamic and Middle East studies. Records included in the database cover almost a century of publications, with some going back to 1906. Over 2,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.



Ingenta (Ingenta)
 
Multidisciplinary



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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JSTOR ( )
 
Scholarly articles in humanities and social sciences. (Doesn't include last 2-5 years)



LatAm-Studies Full-text Online (International Information Services)
 

LatAm-Studies.com brings together thousands of full-text research institute reports on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues covering all all countries in South America, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. The average study is 10 pages long, and contains research, analysis and forecasts. Most contain statistical tables, charts, and/or graphs.




lexis.com (LexisNexis)
 
LexisNexis offers two major databases for NPS users: LexisNexis and LexisNexis Academic. This database , Lexis.com, is part of LexisNexis, and requires a password to use, available via AskALibrarian. With the Lexis.com 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.



LexisNexis Statistical Datasets (LexisNexis)
 
Licensed and public domain datasets provided by more than 50 sources



Library PressDisplay (NewspaperDirect)
 
Contains hundreds of full content, full graphics newspapers and magazines from around the globe.



National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) (U.S. Department of Justice)
The NCJRS Abstracts Database is one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 180,000 publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials. The NCJRS sponsoring agencies publish hundreds of reports and other information products each year. Most of the titles are available online through the NCJRS Web site.



National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database (United States Department of Justice)
The NCJRS Abstracts Database is one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 180,000 publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials. Most of the titles are available online through the NCJRS Web site.



National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Publications (U.S. Department of Justice)
This Search provides links to Publications and Products of the NCJRS.



nationalissues.com (nationalissues.com)
"Gathers the best articles and research from leading think tanks, news sources, advocacy groups and individual policy analysts."



nexis.com (LexisNexis)
 
LexisNexis offers two major databases for NPS users: LexisNexis and LexisNexis Academic. This resource, Nexis.com, is part of LexisNexis, and requires a password to use, available via AskALibrarian.  With the Nexis.com 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.



OECD iLibrary (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
 

OECD books, papers, statistics, data sets and analysis




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.



Open CRS (Center for Democracy & Technology)
Open CRS is a searchable database of publicly released Congressional Research reports.



Open Source Center (United States Government )
 
Formerly FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service) Open Source Center offers an extensive, in-depth collection of translations and transcriptions of open source information monitored worldwide on such diverse topics as military affairs, politics, the environment, societal issues, economics, and science and technology. The information is obtained monitoring radio, television, press, periodicals, books and other sources of unrestricted information such as databases and gray literature.
For older reports see Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports.  Currently available: 1953-1996 of total years, 1941-1996



Oxford Handbooks Online (Oxford University)
 
Business, management & economics; political science.



OxResearch (ProQuest)
 
OxResearch draws on the scholarship of Oxford and other major universities and research institutions around the world to provide strategic analysis of geopolitical, macroeconomic and social developments. Each day Oxford Analytica adds seven or eight three to four page briefs analyzing and judging economic, political and social developments around the world.



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.



Palgrave Connect (Palgrave MacMillan)
 
Business, management & economics; criminology; history; international & area studies; political science; psychology.



Policy Central (nationaljournal.com)
 
Comprehensive resource on politics and policy for the academic community from the National Journal Group. Includes access to: National Journal, The Hotline, Congress Daily, Technology Daily, and the Almanac of American Politics.



Political Science: A SAGE Full-Text Collection (SAGE)
 

This collection includes the full text of peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE and participating societies covering such subjects as General Political Science, American Government Politics, Political Sociology, Comparative Politics, Policy Studies, Political Communication, Peace/Conflict Studies, Presidential Studies, Political Theory/Philosophy, International Relations, and Area Studies.




PressDisplay -- See Library PressDisplay (NewspaperDirect)
 



Project Muse (Project Muse)
 
Full-text access to over 100 university press journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Coverage for most journals begins in 1995.



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.



ProQuest Congressional Hearings digital collection (1824-1979) (ProQuest)
 
Contains published and unpublished congressional hearings from 1824-present. Hearing types include appropriations, general topical discussions, investigations, legislation consideration, nominations, and oversight.



ProQuest Congressional Records Permanent Collection (ProQuest)
 
Contains:
Congressional Record (1873-to date)
Annals of Congress (1789-1824)
Register of Debates (1824-1837)
Congressional Globe (1833-1873)



ProQuest Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
 
Provides full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of the following newspapers:
Annual Reports (1844-Current)
Christian Science Monitor (1908-1997)
Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
Los Angeles Times (1881-1987)
New York Times (1851-2007)
San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922)
Wall Street Journal (1889-1993)
Washington Post (1877-1994)



ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)
 
Covers of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.



ProQuest US Serial Set 1789-2003 & US Serial Set Maps (1789-1969) (ProQuest)
 
Contains:
Congressional reports on public and private legislation.
Reports resulting from congressionally commissioned or conducted investigations.
Congressional journals, administrative reports, directories, manuals, and related internal publications
Annually submitted reports from Federal executive agencies.
Extended series of survey, research, and statistical publications developed by executive agencies.
Selected annual or special reports of nongovernmental agencies.
Reports on proposed legislation
Issues under investigation
Reports from executive departments and independent organizations
Annual reports of non-governmental organizations



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



SpringerLink (Springer)
 

Multidisciplinary.




Statesman's Yearbook (Palgrave MacMillan)
 
History, politics, economics, trade and infrastructure for each country of the world. Annual editions: 1864-2004



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.



Taylor & Francis Online (Taylor & Francis Group)
 

Journals in the areas of:  Military & Strategic Studies, Politics & International Relations, Sociology & Social Policy.  Titles include: Adelphi Papers; Critical Studies on Terrorism; Defence and Peace Economics; Intelligence and National Security; International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence; Journal of Contemporary China; Middle Eastern Studies; Military Balance; Military Psychology; Security Studies; Small Wars & Insurgencies; Studies in Conflict and Terrorism; Survival; Third World Quarterly; Turkish Studies; The Washington Quarterly, and many more.




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



World Newspaper Archive (NewsBank)
 
Contains the full-text of the following newspaper archives: The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction; African Newspapers (19th and 20th century); South Asian Newspapers (19th and 20th century); Latin American Newspapers (19th and 20th century)



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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