Research Materials

Online Books/Texts
Resources on the Middle East
Other


Online Books/Texts

Air University Library

The Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals is a subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals.

The European Library

The European Library is an Internet service that offers access to the resources of 47 European national libraries.

Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation's premier collection of open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management. It supports local, state, tribal and federal analysis and decision-making needs and assists academics of all disciplines in homeland defense and security related research.

The Internet Public Library

15,000 Online Books -Hosted by the University of Michigan, this is a development project. The project represents their vision (as of today!) of the useful roles played by libraries and librarians as they might be performed on the Internet. In so doing, they hope to challenge the notions of what libraries are and should be in a distributed world, but also to demonstrate the value of that perspective in a chaotic, dynamic, but exciting and liberating environment. 

Library of Congress  American Memory Project  

Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Making of America           

8,500 volumes- Antebellum through reconstruction documents. Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Marine Corps University Library

"The Library collection includes 140,000+ books, 130,000+ microforms, 200 print journal subscriptions and access to thousands of journals, serials, news sources, and gray literature through a variety of databases.  While the collection's focus is on Marine Corps history and expeditionary warfare, all aspects of military arts and sciences and military history are covered in depth, with additional coverage in ancillary subject areas such as history, international relations, regional and area studies, geography, political and social sciences and technology."

Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN)

MERLN is home to the Military Policy Awareness Links - MiPALs - which provide direct access to defense-related U.S. policy statements on selected key topics.

Perseus Library

This classics collection features several hundred works of classical Greek and Roman texts.

Resources on the Middle East

Ajeeb-- Middle East-based portal with much regional information in English and Arabic. 
Al-Bab-- Portal to the Arab world for country guides and a wide range of topics and news, including economics.
Al-Bawaba-- Portal for economy, business, politics, tourism, culture, law, health, entertainment, sports, and more. 
AME Info-- Business information search engine, directory, and regional guide. 
ArabNet-- Aims to provide the most comprehensive online resources on the Arab world. 
iGuide-- Web guide and directory for Israel. 
IranIndexIranOnlinePars TimesPayvand-- Search engines, guides, and news sources for Iran. 
LexicOrient-- Portal and news site for North Africa and the Middle East. 
Palestine-Net-- Directory of Web sites in Palestine. 
VirtualJersusalem.com-- Gateway to things Jewish and Israeli. 
Zawya-- Business and finance portal for the Middle East and North Africa, by countries and sectors.

Search Engine Colossus and Search Engine Guide are comprehensive global master directories of local search engines for regional, country, or language-specific searches. Yahoo! provides country-specificregional, and official government site search options. Google offers a comprehensive Language Tools Page to search in specific languages or countries, translate text, or change language interfaces.

 

Other

 

The Defense Technical Information Center

"The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today."

Windown on Eurasia Blog

Paul Goble (also an IWP professor) is a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious questions in Eurasia. Most recently, he was director of research and publications at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. Earlier, he served as vice dean for the social sciences and humanities at Audentes University in Tallinn and a senior research associate at the EuroCollege of the University of Tartu in Estonia. While there, he launched the "Window on Eurasia" series. Prior to joining the faculty there in 2004, he served in various capacities in the U.S. State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the International Broadcasting Bureau as well as at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He writes frequently on ethnic and religious issues and has edited five volumes on ethnicity and religion in the former Soviet space. Trained at Miami University in Ohio and the University of Chicago, he has been decorated by the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for his work in promoting Baltic independence and the withdrawal of Russian forces from those formerly occupied lands.

Global Black Spots at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University

This project at Syracuse gathers data on and conducts analysis of areas that are perceived to be critical nodes in underworld webs.  They have compiled a list of research links on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism.

How to Search the Invisible Web