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The following resources support the Academy of Military Science (AMS), Basic Officer Training (BOT), and the Commissioned Officer Training (COT) curricula.

Cultural Awareness/Regional Studies
Internet Resources, Databases, and Reference books.

OTS Homepage
Explore the OTS web site.

 

Current Military Issues (Advocacy Briefing)
Bibliographies on your topics.


 

Tongue and Quill
Contains bullet paper format.

 

Databases
List of MSFRIC databases by subject.

  

Tips For Public Speaking
  Links and sites from the AWC gateway
to Internet resources page.

   
 

 





Cultural Awareness/Regional Studies Briefing

Bullet Paper and Briefing
BOT and COT


Internet Resources


      Fairchild Bibliographies - Resources for subjects studied at Air University including geographic areas.

     Related Web sites:


Fairchild Online Databases
For access from your dorm the remote database password list can be picked up at the MSFRIC Reference desk.  Request here for the sheet to be sent to your .mil email.


  • AP Images  An electronic library containing the AP's current photos from their 50 million image print and negative library.
     
  • Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP)  Citations to articles in military journals, 1987 to Present.
     
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)  A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.
     
  • CountryWatch  Provides online reports which profile the political, economic, corporate and environmental trends for each of the countries around the world.
     
  • CultureGrams   Full text reference resource on the culture and people of each of the countries around the world.
     
  • Digital National Security Archive  Is a collection of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.
    **Available only on base not remotely.
     
  • EbscoHost  Online periodical index with 4,800+ journals.  Full text articles for over 1,000 journals.
     
  • Europa World Yearbook and Regional Surveys  This Web version delivers fast, impartial economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,700 international organizations.
    **Available only on base not remotely.
     
  • Jane's Online  Provides online access to global defense, geopolitical, transportation and law enforcement information.
     
  • Latin American Intelligence Service  Source of intelligence on political and economic developments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    **Please remember to logout of the database when finished.
     
  • Periscope  Provides open source intelligence on orders of battle, equipment inventories, and procurement plans and programs for 150 nations.
    **Available only on base not remotely.
     
  • Political Risk Yearbook Online  Offers full coverage of 100 countries.  For each country, get forecast highlights, political fact sheets, maps, comments & analysis, key players to watch and political players.
    **Available only in-house at MSFRIC.
     
  • Politics and International Relations Online  Provides 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.
    **Available only on base not remotely.
     
  • Stratfor  Provides regional studies, intelligence analysis and news archives for various countries.

 



Reference Books
These books are available for use in the Reference Section at MSFRIC.  Reference books are not available for check out. 


Africa South of the Sahara.  London, Europa Publications Limited, 2011.  1582 p.
Book call no.:  R 916.7 A258

Bercovitch, Jacob.  Regional Guide to International Conflict and Management from 1945 to 2003.  Washington, Congressional Quarterly, 2004.  369 p.
Provides historical background to ongoing conflicts.
Book call no.:  R 909.825 B485i

Brune, Lester H.  Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations.  New York, Routledge, 2003.  3 vols.
Covers U.S. foreign relations from 1607 - 2000.
Book call no.:  R 327.73 B894c

Central and South-Eastern Europe.  London, Europa Publications Limited, 2010.  848 p.
Book call no.:  R 947 E13a

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook.  Detroit, MI, Gale Research Co., 2011.  2 vols.
Book call no.:  R 910 C855

CultureGrams.  Orem, UT, CultureGrams, 2010.  2 vols.
Book call no.:  R 910 C968

Defense and Security:  A Compendium of National Armed Forces and Security Policies.  Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 2005.  2 vols.
Important international and security events covering over 50 countries from 1945 - 2004.
Book call no.:  R 355.033 D313

Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.  London, Europa Publications Limited, 2011.  795 p.
Book call no.:  R 947 E13b

The Europa World Year Book.  London, Europa Publications Limited, 2010.  2 vols.
Book call no.:  R 940.503 E892

The Far East and Australasia.  London, Europa Publications Limited, 2010.  1566 p.
Book call no.:  R 950.058 F219

Jane's Sentinel Security Assessment.  Alexandria, Va., Jane's Information Group, 2007-.
Updated annually. Regions Covered: Central Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, Central Europe and the Baltic States, China and Northeast Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, Russia and the CIS, South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, The Balkans, The Gulf States, Western Europe.
Also available online at: 
http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/dbases.htm#janes
Book call no.:  Most Recent Issue Located at Ready Reference.  Ask at the Information Desk

Jane's World Insurgency and Terrorism.  Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2011.  810 p.
Book call no.:  R 364.1 J33

The Middle East and North Africa.  London, Europa Publications Limited, 2011.  1446 p.
Book call no.:  R 915.6 M627

The Military Balance.  London, International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2011.  496 p.
Book call no.:  R 355 L847m

The National Defense Strategy of the United States of America.  Washington, Department of Defense, 2008. 
Also available online at: 
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/2008%20national%20defense%20strategy.pdf
Book call no.:  R 355.033073 N2779

The National Military Strategy of the United States of America:  Redefining America's Military Leadership.  Washington, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2011. 
Also available online at: 
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA536663
Book call no.:  R 355.033073 N2775

The National Security Strategy of the United States of America.  Washington, White House Office, 2010. 
Also available online at:  
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/national_security_strategy.pdf
Book call no.:  R 355.033073 U583n

Political Handbook of the World.  New York, Center for Comparative Political Research, 2011.  1832 p.
Book call no.:  R 342 P76

South Asia.  London, Europa Publications Limited, 2011.  838 p.
Book call no.:  R 954.053 S726

Western Europe.  London, Europa Publications Limited, 2011.  884 p.
Book call no.:  R 940.05 W5271

Young, John W.  International Relations since 1945:  A Global History.  New York, Oxford University Press, 2004.  743 p.
Historical perspectives and analysis of international relations from 1945 - 2000.
Book call no.:  R  327.09045 Y73i


Current Military Issues (Advocacy Briefing)

BOT only


Click on a topic below for a bibliography of Fairchild Research Information Center resources.  Each bibliography contains citations to books, documents, articles, and videos which are available in the Center.  Whenever available, links to full text sites, articles and documents are included.

Additional information on these topics, may be available on the Center's main subject resources page or contact the subject specialist  for that topic.

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