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Fairchild Center has assigned a librarian as liaison to IOS. The IOS Librarian can be contacted at:
Telephone: Commercial 334-953-5042     DSN 493-5042

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The following are resources that support the International Officers School curriculum.


Some items listed below require access to subscription databases.  AU students and faculty can contact the MSFRIC Web Maintainer for access.

Country Information
Country facts and statistics, political, economical
and environmental trends, analysis of world events

Bibliographies & Guides
Bibliographies compiled by MSFRIC staff

Dictionaries & Translators
Online dictionaries, thesauri, and translators

Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Full text research databases and newspaper links

General Resources
Research support accessible online

Country Maps and Flags
Region, country and current event maps and
 flags of all nations

Research Databases
Research Databases available to MSFRIC clientele

International Journals at MSFRIC
International journals all in a language
other than English

Search Online Catalog and More
Includes Books, PME School papers, Government Documents,
 Articles and Media


Country Information

CIA World Factbook - Facts and statistics on more than 260 countries and includes images of flags.

CountryWatch - Profiles political, economic, corporate and environmental trends for 191 countries and includes real-time news.

Europa World Plus - Provides 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.

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.

U.S. Department of State - Includes country and regional information. - Combines intelligence analysis and news archives on various countries.

Country Maps and Flags

Perry-Castaneda Library Maps - Regions, countries, maps of current world events.

MSFRIC Maproom - A wide variety of map links.

Dictionaries and Translators

Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Free online English dictionary, thesaurus, word of the day and pronouncing dictionary.

Merriam-Webster Online - Each word is accompanied by definition, pronunciation, usage, grammatical function and a brief etymology.

OneLook Dictionary - Searches definitions, translations and also all dictionaries.

Promt-Online - Free, automatic translation service.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles

EbscoHost - Articles from over 4,800 journals, over 1000 in full-text.  Includes translation of some articles into French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and other languages.

FirstSearch - Includes French and Spanish search options.

Lexis-Nexis Academic - Click on News.  Offers World News (news from U.S. & international sources).

ProQuest - Summaries of articles from over 8,000 publications, many in full text format.

Periscope - Open source intelligence on orders of battle and equipment inventories for 150 nations.  Also provides technical descriptions and characteristics for more than 4,500 global weapon systems and also includes military aircraft and ship photos.

International Journals at MSFRIC

MSFRIC has over 200 journals from other countries.  Some of these are in languages other than English.  To access these journals, click here.

Online Access to International Newspapers

Kidon Media Link - links to 19,740 newspapers and other news sources from almost every country and territory in the world.

ABYZ News Links - Includes newspapers, also many broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, and press agency news.

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