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Access World News (NewsBank)
 
News: local, national, and international



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



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Historical documents:  History, political science (including major U.S. wars from the Civil War to the Vietnam War), international affairs, business & economics.



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.



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 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.



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.




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.



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.



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.



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. 

If you get the “This Connection is Untrusted” pop up window, click through the following.  You may have to do this a couple of times.
    • I Understand the Risks
    • Add Exception
    • Confirm Security Exception




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.



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



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.




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 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



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.



PARLIT ( )
PARLIT is a unique database of bibliographic references on the role, structure and working methods of national parliaments, and on electoral systems, constitutional law, history and political science.



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 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)



SCOLA (SCOLA)
   

SCOLA offers television programming from around the world in native languages. SCOLA also provides other language learning content on its web site, including comprehensive courses, language lessons and  "Insta-Classes" based on audio-video content.  SCOLA's mission is "to help the people of the world learn about one another; their cultures, their languages and their ideologies. SCOLA emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of modern information technology as a tool in overcoming barriers to global understanding and will remain at the forefront of its application."  SCOLA requires a user name and password.




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.



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.



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.



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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