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Praeger Security International (PSI Online)

Collection of terrorism and security eBooks covering regional security, humanitarian and peace operations, weapons of mass destruction, intelligence, defense and national security, and military affairs. Also includes newspaper feeds and commentaries on current conflicts.


ABI Inform (ProQuest)

Major management database featuring thousands of journals, dissertations, key business periodicals, country- and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Includes ABI-INFORM Trade and Industry: publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation and construction.

Adelphi Papers

An International Institute for Strategic Studies publication. Online coverage (1997 - present) available from Taylor & Francis. Also available in print in the Barrington Library from 1961.

Armed Forces and Society

Quarterly full-text journal published by Sage. Official Journal of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.

Defence and Peace Economics

Journal published six times per year. Published by Taylor & Francis. Full text available from 1997 onwards.

Defence Studies

Official journal of the Joint Services Command and Staff College. Published three times a year.

EBSCOhost research databases

Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research including: Business Source Complete, E-Journals, eBook Collection, Environment Complete, ERIC, GreenFile, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Regional Business News.

IHS Jane's Defence Equipment and Technology

Data, information and analysis on the air, land, naval and joint defence platforms, weapons and systems in service and under development around the world. Its content underpins market-leading products such as Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. Access to Data Analytics is also available, including specifications analysis. Register via the site for an individual account in order to save searches and request RFID feeds.

Journal of Conflict Resolution

Full text journal published by Sage on behalf of the Peace Science Society six times a year. Interdisciplinary journal of social science research and theory on human conflict.

Journal of Military Ethics

Quarterly journal published by Routledge

RUSI Journal

Published six times a year, the RUSI Journal is a leading publication for national and international defence and security issues. Print volumes available via the Barrington Library from 1946.


Full text journals published by Elsevier mainly in the field of science and technology. Also contains individual Elsevier eBooks that have been purchased by Cranfield University Libraries.

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

Quarterly journal published by Taylor & Francis

Taylor and Francis Online

Full text journals published by Taylor and Francis in the areas of science, technology and social sciences. (We do not have access to most Taylor & Francis eBooks).

Terrorism and Political Violence

Quarterly journal published by Taylor & Francis. Full text from 2003 onwards.

E-papers and Reports

BBC Monitoring Portal

Searchable database of reports from radio, television, news agencies and the press from over 150 countries.

Government Websites

Ministry of Defence

Web site for the UK's Ministry of Defence - includes publications and reports, defence issues, key facts, careers information, and UK defence agencies and organisations.


Includes details of NATO operations, full-text publications and multi-media resources.


Defence Image Database

Browseable and searchable database of armed forces images. May be limited by Army, Navy or Air Force if required. Material is Crown copyright and limited to use for research or private use.

Defence Image Gallery

Image galleries of Australian armed forces operations. Can be browsed by month and year.


INIS Repository

Operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the INIS Repository contains over three million bibliographic records covering nuclear science and technology.

Security and Risk Abstracts

Bibliographic database of three journals published by Perpetuity Press: Risk Management, Security Journal, and Crime Prevention and Community Safety.

Web of Science

The Web of Science covers many disciplines in the areas of engineering, science and the humanities, and provides access to the Web of Science, ISI Proceedings, MEDLINE and Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

Professional Institutions

Institute for Security Studies

An Institute of the European Union, having the status of an autonomous agency under the the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU. Web site provides news and analysis extracted from international media sources, along with information on publications, projects and seminars.

Recommended Websites

Africa Portal

The Africa Portal is an online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

International foundation of 45 governments which encourages and supports States and non-State governed institutions to strengthen democratic and civilian control of armed and security forces, and promotes security sector reform. Includes full text occasional papers, policy papers and working papers.


International organisation helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Website of the regional security organisation. Includes full text documents