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AIAA (Archives Only, up to 2010. 7 Titles Only.)

AIAA is a collection of books, papers, & technical journals featuring original research papers spanning the spectrum of aerospace science and technology. Every entry is peer-reviewed by experts in the field. Air University has access to AIAA Journal; Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information and Communication; Journal of Aircraft; Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; Journal of Propulsion and Power; Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets; and Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer.

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AP IMAGES

AP Images is an electronic library containing the AP's current photos from their 50 million image print and negative library, as well as charts, graphs, tables, and maps from the AP's graphics portfolio. This database will be useful for your class instruction, briefings, or publications. To change the default category, select the "advanced" search option located in the upper right corner, select photos from the dropdown arrow and enter a subject to search.

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AULIMP (AIR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY INDEX TO MILITARY PERIODICALS)

Fairchild Research Information Center has been producing the AULIMP since 1949. Some full-text articles are available through the current LIST OF PERIODICAL TITLES INDEXED IN AULIMP. A more comprehensive list of titles is available through the AULIMP Historical Index, which includes every title indexed in AULIMP since 1949, along with details of each title's dates of coverage.

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(AURIMS) AIR UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

AURIMS is Air University's source for research topics and related information. Registration may be required.

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AIR FORCE e-Publishing

Air Force e-Publishing provides the full-text of most standard Air Force regulations, pamphlets, and instructions.

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Air Force History Index

The Air Force History Index is a searchable index of over 550,000 documents housed by the Air Force Historical Research Agency. Search the Air Force Historical Research Agency's website for more research resources and for information on how to obtain documents in the Air Force History Index.

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AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS since 1600

American Foreign Relations since 1600 is an annotated bibliographical guide to the study of the history of U.S. foreign relations.

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AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY (ASM)

ASM provides access to archived issues of its eight online primary-research journals.

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ANTHROSOURCE

AnthroSource is an interactive repository of research and communications tools designed to bring the most credible and relevant of anthropological scholarship together in one place and to support a strong community of scholars, teachers, and students in the field. Explore such topics as Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Politics, and Social Policy Welfare.

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ARMED FORCES TIMES PUBLICATIONS

Armed Forces Times Publications. Click on any of the following to connect:

The free visitor service includes hundreds of images of aircraft, ships, tanks, and other major weapon systems; military sound files, from bugle calls to bomb blasts; military clip art; military-interest software files, and selected text files ranging from fact sheets on aircraft to important reports, transcripts and speeches; Times Online highlights, including a top story, top photo and Fast Track news update from each Times newspaper; Top Five Early Bird Briefs, summaries of the top five news stories in the Defense Department's Current News publication, popularly known as the Early Bird; Forum, a special collection of bulletin boards devoted to military community topics; Hot links, a selection of military-interest web sites, which is searchable and browseable; and Marketplace, an online store with military-interest books and prints. Fairchild Research Information Center subscribes to the full member service which includes search for military personnel, including full unlimited use of three databases of listings of active duty service members, reserve and Guard members, and retirees and veterans who left active duty as far back as 1980. It also includes the full text of the current issues and archives back through 1994.

BOOK INDEX WITH REVIEWS (BIR)

EbscoHost's BIR is a full text index of reviews of current and forthcoming books. You may also search BIR in EbscoHost.

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BUSINESS MONITOR INTERNATIONAL

Business Monitor International provides data, analysis, ratings and forecasts on country risk and industry sectors for 170 markets.

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

The CDC provides access to health and safety topics, scientific articles, data and statistics, tools and resources.

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CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE ONLINE (CMOS)

The CMOS is completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. Please read the Terms of Use prior to searching CMOS.

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CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION ONLINE

Chronicle of Higher Education Online is the full text of the current issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education accessible via the World Wide Web. It provides articles and related resources on the internet.

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CHRONICLING AMERICA

Chronicling America is a digitized archive of American newspapers spanning 1836 to 1922. Hosted by the Library of Congress.

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COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ONLINE (CIAO)

The CIAO is a web-based database designed to be the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 and on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.

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COUNTRYWATCH

CountryWatch provides political, economic, corporate, and environmental trends for 191 countries around the world. In addition, Country Wire provides a global news service.

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CULTUREGRAMS

CultureGrams. Discover and explore the cultures and people of 190 world countries in this fulltext reference resource.

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DTIC (DEFENSE TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTER)

DTIC is a multi-database search system whick allows you to search for Technical Reports, some AU student papers, and other specified DTIC Products.

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DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS REFERENCE SYSTEM

Declassified Documents Reference System provides full-text access to over 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covering major post-World War II era international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond, this source enables users to locate a selection of US government documents from the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the White House, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as many other government agencies. The documents range in size and scope from telegrams, correspondence, and unevaluated field reports, to lengthy background studies and detailed minutes of cabinet-level meetings.

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DEFENSE IMAGERY

Defense Imagery is a web-based database that contains official U.S. military images from around the world. The Department of Defense's premier imagery website, this is the location to find all forms of still, motion, and multimedia imagery from across the entire DoD enterprise.

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DIGITAL NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE

The Digital National Security Archive is a collection of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Over 55,000 of the most important declassified documents - totaling more than 420,000 pages - are included in the database. Many are published now for the first time.

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EBSCOHOST

EbscoHost is a web-based periodical index that provides abstracts and indexing for over 4,800 scholarly journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education, and more. Also included is the full text for over 1,000 journals -- with many dating back to 1990 -- and over 1,700 peer-reviewed journals.

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ERIC (EDUCATION RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER)

ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If possible, links to full text in Adobe PDF format are included. Check Fairchild Research Information Center's catalog for document and journal availability.

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EUROPA WORLD YEARBOOK AND REGIONAL SURVEYS

Europa World Yearbook and Regional Surveys combines the famous authoritative world-wide coverage of The Europa World Year Book with regular online updates. This web version delivers fast and impartial economic, political, geographic, and statistical data by country. It includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,700 international organizations.

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FDsys - GPO ACCESS

FDsys is GPO's Federal Digital System which provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology.

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FIRSTSEARCH

FirstSearch is an electronic information service that is accessible over the Internet. This service will give you access to multiple databases covering a wide variety of subjects. Use FirstSearch to locate books and articles available at other libraries via interlibrary loan.

Our FirstSearch access is currently scheduled to be replaced by the Worldcat Discovery search interface in 2015. You may begin searching Worldcat Discovery (http://airuniversitylibrary.on.worldcat.org/) now so you can become familiar with the new search interface prior to 15 December 2015 when FirstSearch ends.

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FORECAST INTERNATIONAL - DMS ARCHIVE

Forecast International - DMS Archive is a single-user database which provides concise E-Market Alerts on current forecast reports. Forecast International - DMS Archive is searchable only from within the Fairchild Research Information Center. For detailed reports and extensive forecast information, the library has the Forecast International in bound editions. Forecast reports are available on Aerospace systems, Weapons systems, Government and Industries, Electronics Systems, Power Systems, and Naval Systems. Specifically, this includes the archives of the following publications: Aircraft Forecast, Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Forecast, Space Systems Forecast, Airborne Electronics Forecast, AN Equipment Forecast, C3I Forecast, Electro-Optical Systems Forecast, Electronic Systems Forecast, Electronic Warfare Forecast, Land & Sea-Based Electronics Forecast, Radar Forecast, Defense & Aerospace Companies - Vol I, Defense & Aerospace Companies - Vol II, FMM - Asia, Australia & Pacific Rim, FMM - Latin America & Caribbean, FMM - Middle East & Africa, FMM - NATO & Europe, Anti-Submarine Warfare Forecast, Warships Forecast, Military Vehicles Forecast, Ordnance & Munitions Forecast, Missile Forecast, Unmanned Vehicle Forecast, and Gas Turbine Forecast.

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GALE

Gale Databases is an AF-funded set of twenty-three online research databases. You can search for citations and full-text articles in multiple databases such as Academic OneFile, Military and Intelligence Database, and Global Issues in Context by using the power search box located at the top of the Gale Databases page.

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GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE (GVL)

Gale Virtual Reference database is a source for encyclopedias, dictionaries and other subject specific titles in science, social science, nation and world, multicultural studies, medicine, literature, history, general reference, environment, education, business and art.

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HOMELAND SECURITY DIGITAL LIBRARY

Homeland Digital Library provides quick access to over 57,000 important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents, as well as specialized resources from universities, organizations, and local and state agencies. An individual account may be required if you are not logged on automatically.

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IHS JANE'S

IHS Jane's provides timely coverage of global military, commercial, and security developments. In addition, analyses are provided by IHS Jane's correspondents covering 193 countries, and interviews with key military and political leaders are provided.

We have a limited number of simultaneous user licenses for IHS Jane's. Please be sure to log out when you are finished!

INGENTACONNECT ONLINE JOURNALS

IngentaConnect Online Journals offers one of the most comprehensive collections of academic and professional research articles online - some 19 million articles from 29,500 publications, including 8,000 online. Select "subscribed titles" for full text.

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JSTOR - ARTS & SCIENCES COLLECTIONS I and II

The JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collections I and II provide access to full-text articles in 117 scholarly journals. (JSTOR does not publish current issues of the journals; typically the most recent 3-5 years are excluded).

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JOINT ELECTRONIC LIBRARY

Joint Electronic Library provides access to documents on Peace Operations, Future Joint Operations, Joint Publications, Consequence Management, as well as research papers.

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LANCASTER INDEX

Lancaster Index is a citation database of journal articles and monographs dealing with military and security affairs.

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LATIN AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (LAN)

Latin American Intelligence Service is a source of intelligence on political and economic developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read by business investors, government officials, and leading academics alike, LAN's comprehensive range of print and online resources offers subscribers a reliable, accurate, and timely source of insight into key events that shape the region.
**Please remember to logout of Latin American Intelligence when finished.**

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MILITARY PERISCOPE

Military Periscope provides open-source intelligence on orders of battle, equipment inventories, and procurement plans and programs for 164 nations. Plus, there are descriptions and technical characteristics of virtually every major weapon, platform and system worldwide. Sign up for Military Periscope’s Daily Defense News Capsules (DDNCs) and get the most up to date defense and military news and developments reported by newspapers; wire services; other media outlets; and military and defense sites all delivered to your email each morning.

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NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (NLM)

NLM and its affiliates provide a range of online medical and health information and research resources in abstract, citation and fulltext formats. Consult with your librarian for local fulltext options.

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NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ONLINE

New England Journal of Medicine Online offers access to the complete text of the print version of the magazine online.

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NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE

New York Times Online offers access to the complete text of the print version of the newspaper online.

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NEWSBANK

Newsbank provides news articles covering social, economic, environmental, government, sports, health, science, and military issues and events from more than 500 U.S. regional and national newspapers and wire services, and 140 full-text general news, subject-specific, and military magazines.

OECD iLibrary(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998. The Fairchild Research Research Information Center online subscription provides limited access to iLibrary content.

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OSC (OPEN SOURCE CENTER)

The OSC, formerly known as Foreign Broadcast Information Center (FBIS) is an electronic information service that collects and translates current political, economic, technical, and military information from the media worldwide for the U.S. government.

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OSTI (OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL INFORMATION)

At OSTI, you can search vast collections of DOE research results, find out about ongoing research projects, explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search e-prints, sign up for alerts, find science conference papers and proceedings, connect with national laboratory education sites, and more. OSTI includes Science.gov, a gateway to more than 50 million pages of authoritative selective science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.

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PQDT OPEN

Proquest's PQDT Open provides the full text of open-access dissertations and theses free of charge. Quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

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PETERSON'S

Peterson's provides educational and career information for both current Air Force personnel and potential recruits. It allows you to search for educational information, search for career guidance information, view news and articles and access a collection of Air Force links. Peterson's has online tutorials and tests for ASVAB, CLEP, SAT, GRE, and more.

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POLITICAL RISK ONLINE

Political Risk Yearbook Online offers full coverage of 100 countries. For each country, get forecast highlights, political fact sheets, maps, comment and analysis, key players to watch and political players. Get 18-month and 5-year risk ratings and forecasts, key macroeconomic forecasts, 10 years of historical data, extensive textual analysis of risk to business, and complete background information.

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POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ONLINE

Politics and International Relations Online includes over 16,000 pages of content from the very best multi- and single-volume works, including classics such as the Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements, Encyclopedia of Human Rights, Encyclopedia of Political Economy, and the Dictionary of Modern Politics series. Includes many areas within Politics and International Relations, from comparative, environmental, and gender politics to security studies and political ideologies such as anarchism, fascism, liberalism, and socialism.

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PRAEGER SECURITY INTERNATIONAL (PSI)

Interdisciplinary and diverse in political perspective, PSI publishes insightful and timely material on international security, including defense and foreign policy, strategy, regional security, twentieth century military history, and terrorism. Find full-text access to more than 500 proprietary titles, expert commentaries, primary documents, comprehensive chronology, and an annotated bibliography.

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PROQUEST

ProQuest provides online summaries of magazine articles from over 8,000 publications, with many in full text, full image format. Congressional Publications is a comprehensive source for congressional publications and legislative research.

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STRATFOR

Stratfor combines intelligence analysis and news archives on various countries. Features include Strategic Markets; Forecasts; Geopolitical Diary; Global Market Brief; Intelligence; Net Assessment, an overview of significant issues driving the current behaviors of national regions; Stratfor Weekly News and Archives; US-Iraq War coverage; and daily intelligence briefings.

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ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect offers scientific, technical, and medical information online. Free titles include a wide date-range of fulltext articles.

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TAYLOR & FRANCIS

Taylor & Francis is a provider of global academic and scientific journals and reference works published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press, and Informa Healthcare. Select "Only Content I Have Full Access To" for full text.

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TRANSPARENT LANGUAGE

Transparent Language is a language-learning program free to military and government personnel.

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UNdata

UNdata provides access to a large number of United Nations databases and data series. Features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search, and Glossaries are also provided to aid research. Currently, there are 14 databases and 6 glossaries containing over 55 million data points and covering a whole range of statistics including population, industry, energy, trade, and National Accounts.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

Wall Street Journal is the financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first-rate coverage of hard news. Coverage: 1982-current.

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WEBFLITE

WebFLITE provides electronic access to legal information.

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WESTLAWNEXT

WestlawNext provides electronic access to fulltext news and business content that includes current and archival coverage of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, wires, and trade journals. Legal information includes state and federal cases, law reviews and journals, encyclopedias, and treatises or read full-text legislation, regulations, and court decisions.

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WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY

Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

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WILSON CENTER

Wilson Center offers news, commentary, and background information categorized by issues, regions, and countries. Includes multimedia presentations and news reports.

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ZINIO DIGITAL MAGAZINES

The Air Force ZINIO program is a set of over 650 popular news and special interest digital magazines online. Download the digital magazines to your PC, MAC, app enabled Tablet or smart phone. Register for an account in the Fairchild Research Information Center, or the Maxwell/Gunter Base Library.

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Registration and Password

Registration and Password information for remote access to select databases is available to in-residence students of some AU schools. To request a login/password, please contact our Web Maintainer. Please note, login/passwords can only be sent to a .mil e-mail address. If using a commercial e-mail account, you must give your .mil e-mail address.

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