Global Security Studies

Explore resources in national and global security studies

Homeland Security Digital Library

Homeland Security Digital Library

The nation's premier research collection of open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management. 

In this database find:

  • Huge collection of material on contemporary and historical issues in homeland security and its related fields
  • Featured topics
  • News Digests
  • Intelligence Reports including Nightwatch
  • Blogs on Homeland Security

The HSDL is sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA.

A source for news and security information, directed by John Pike.

Students can purchase monthly access to this database for .99 cents for the first month and $9.95 for each month.  The subscription can be cancelled at any time.

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Global Security Studies Online Resources

Search national security databases below.

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  • Use Dissertations and Theses to find U.S. dissertations; it includes some master's theses and non-U.S. dissertations and offers PDFs for most post-1997 dissertations.
  • Global Security Studies Student Work
    • Use this link to search Catalyst for JHU Global Security Studies essays.  This material can be requested for check out.
    • To narrow these search results, click advanced search and add additional terms.