Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is a database containing thousands 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.
Its mission is "to strengthen national security of the United States by supporting federal, state, local, and tribal analysis, debate, and decision-making needs and to assist academics of all disciplines in homeland defense and security related research."

Most HSDL resources are not openly available to the public at large. Full access to the HSDL Collection and the News Digest Collection is available to academics for research, analysis, and policy and strategy development. For more information on restricted access resources see the special features section.

Some resources are open to the public at large, including the following:
  • Limited HSDL Collection: over Array ( [responseHeader] => Array ( [status] => 0 [QTime] => 2 [params] => Array ( [indent] => off [wt] => phps [rows] => 1 [fl] => DocID [start] => 0 [q] => Collection:0 AND (TabSection:("Congressional hearings and testimony" "Congressional reports" "Congressional resolutions" "Directives (presidential)" "Executive orders" "Major Legislation" "Public laws" "Reports (CBO)" "Reports (CHDS)" "Reports (CRS)" "Reports (GAO)" "Reports (NPS)" "Reports (OIG)" "Reports (OMB)" "Testimony (GAO)" "Thesis (CHDS)" "Thesis (NPS)") (Publisher_nostem:("Air Force Institute of Technology" "Air University" "Army War College" "Centers for Disease Control" "Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation" "Geological Survey" "Industrial College of the Armed Forces" "Joint Force Headquarters. National Capital Region" "Library of Congress" "National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States" "National Defense University " "National Drug Intelligence Center" "National Infrastructure Protection Center" "National Institute of Justice" "National Institute of Standards and Technology" "National Security Council" "National War College" "Naval Postgraduate School " "Naval War College " "U.S. Army Command and General Staff College" "U.S. Customs and Border Protection" "United States.") AND Rights:("public domain"~2 "Public Domain"~2 "Public domain"~2 "public Domain"~2))) AND ExternalDocSource:SPT AND NOT (Publisher_nostem:("Association of Military Surgeons of the United States" "Association of the United States Army" "Atlantic Council of the United States" "Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America" "Central United States Earthquake Consortium" "Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America" "Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States" "German Marshall Fund of the United States" "Institute of Land Warfare (Association of the United States Army)" "National Guard Association of the United States" "National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States" "Navy League of the United States." "United States Animal Health Association" "United States Conference of Mayors" "United States Virgin Islands Police Department" "United States Water Patrol" "United States/Mexico Border Coalition" "United States/Mexico Border Counties Coalition") OR Title_text:FOUO) ) ) [response] => Array ( [numFound] => 48670 [start] => 0 [docs] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [DocID] => 194155 ) ) ) ) 48,600 U.S. federal government documents as well as academic theses from federal government institutions.
  • Policy & Strategy Section: key U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, national strategy documents, major legislation, and executive orders.
  • HSDL Blog: On the Homefront: a synopsis of the most recent reports and issues in homeland security. The blog also includes a calendar of upcoming conferences and events.
  • Blog Search: a single search across the best homeland security-related blogs.
  • Homeland Security Grants: information on where to find homeland security grants and grant-writing assistance.
  • Books and Journals: pointers to commercial sources of homeland security-related research.

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