CRS reports provide Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties. All reports adhere to the core values of CRS; they are authoritative, objective and nonpartisan. Reports range in length from several pages to more than one-hundred pages and cover the full breadth of topics of interest to Congress.
The nation’s premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
References to articles, news items, book reviews and editorials from 60+ English language military and aeronautical periodicals. NOTE: "Check for Full Text" is not available in this database; you must search the Local Catalog for the title of the journal to see if we own it.
International politics and related fields, including security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies. Includes working papers, policy briefs, and current analysis and commentary, as well as scholarly journal articles, e-books, and videos. Economist Intelligence Unit supplies comprehensive country surveys, including in-depth political and economic data and detailed maps.
IREON provides access to the WAO – World Affairs Online database, containing more than 900,000 bibliographic references. "Check for Full Text" is not available in this database; you must search the Local Catalog for the title of the journal to see if we own it.
Explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military. References to or full text of journal and magazine articles, trade publications, reviews, newspaper articles, government documents, books, and more.
Public and social policy issues, foreign and domestic. References to or full text of journal articles, government documents, books, pamphlets, yearbooks, statistical directories, grey literature, and more.
Political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. References to or full text of journal articles, book reviews, books, dissertations, and working papers.
Open Source Intelligence
See this article from the CIA on the use of open source intelligence.
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Provides news and information based on round-the-clock monitoring of radio, TV, press, internet and news agency sources around the world. Reports are translated into English from more than 100 languages.
The DNSA collection is the most comprehensive collection available of significant declassified U.S government documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. OU Libraries provides access to four sub-collections relating to Latin American policy and human rights:
-El Salvador: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1984
-El Salvador: War, Peace, and Human Rights, 1980–1994
-Nicaragua: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1978–1990
-Death Squads, Guerrilla War, Covert Operations, and
-Genocide: Guatemala and the U.S., 1954-1999.
Full text of U.S. government translations of foreign broadcasts, publications, and government statements. FBIS was followed by the Open Source Center (OSC) in 2005 and was included in the database World News Connection, which the library does not have. The CIA discontinued public access to the OSC in 2013.
Official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The volumes published over the last two decades increasingly contain declassified records from all the foreign affairs agencies. Also available from the Department of State here.
Open access database for searching declassified documents. NOTE: As of 5-15-23, archive contains:
-Azeredo da Silveira Papers, 1973-1979
-Clinton E-Mail, 2009-2013
-Foreign Relations of the United States, 1861-1984
-Kissinger Telephone Conversations, 1973-1976
-State Department Central Foreign Policy Files, 1973-1979
-U.K. Cabinet Papers, 1907-1990
-U.S. Declassified Documents Online, 1900-2008 (Must access this database separately to see full text of documents.)
-World Bank McNamara Records, 1950-1981
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Full text of English translations of foreign language materials from regions throughout the world. Includes monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts. JPRS merged with FBIS (above) in 1995.