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Booklists

International Security Recommended Reading List

Indicative reading for the International Security course

E-Books

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.

E-Journals

Adelphi Papers

An International Institute for Strategic Studies publication. Coverage from vol 43 2003. Also available in print in the Barrington Library from 1985.

Armed Forces and Society

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

ASTM Compass

​A vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information created by the world’s top technical experts, covering a broad range of engineering disciplines, including: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive

Provides access to 171 journals published by Cambridge University Press. The collection includes a mixture of titles with publication dates running from 1827 until approximately 2000. Subjects covered include Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine.

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 Military Ethics

Quarterly journal published by Routledge

Military Psychology

Quarterly journal of Division 19 (Society for Military Psychology) of the American Psychological Association

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.

SAGE Journals Online

Access over 570 SAGE journals which cover a wide range of subjects including Social Science, Humanities, Economics, Management and Organization Studies, Psychology, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Engineering, Computing and Materials Science. Full-text access, where available, starts from 1999 to the current issue.

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 Taylor & Francis eBooks).

Terrorism and Political Violence

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

E-papers and Reports

MOD Doctrine and Training Publications

*Available ON CAMPUS ONLY*. Contains army code publications, joint warfare publications and AP3000. For other doctrine publications please contact the Barrington Library Reports Section. Some publications are freely available via the MOD website.

MOD Joint Service Publications

Some titles are available through the Barrington Library Reports Section.

Images

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.

Indexes

AERADE

Free, internet-based collection of over 4000 quality assessed resources worldwide. The resources are selected, evaluated, regularly monitored and last updated by subject specialists from Cranfield University. Each resource is described so that you can assess its potential value to you before you visit it.

Security and Risk Abstracts

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

Library Catalogues

Chatham House Library Catalogue

Chatham House Library was formed in 1921 and is one of the most established collections of international affairs material in the UK.

Recommended Websites

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

A directory of quality controlled open access journals in all scholarly and scientific subject areas. Contains over 2500 titles. These journals do not impose an embargo period but some may require free online registration.

Oxford Research Group: building bridges for global security

The ORG are an award winning, independent non-governmental organisation and registered charity, whose aims are to promote a more sustainable approach to security for the UK and the world. This site gives access to briefings, papers and reports. In April 2005, they were named one of the top 20 think tanks in the UK by The Independent newspaper.

RUSI - Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

RUSI was founded in 1831 to study naval and military science and continues to research developments in military doctrine, defence management and defence procurement, all issues of defence and security, including terrorism and man-made and natural disasters. The following RUSI publications: Whitehall Papers, RUSI Newsbrief are available in print from the Barrington Library and RUSI Journal and RUSI Defence Systems are also available in electronic format in the Digital Library.

UK Defence Forum

A not-for-profit organisation in which politicians, academics, senior industrialists, and military personnel discuss defence and security issues. Includes full text papers and briefings up to 2002. For full access email ukdf@north-house.com to obtain a username and password.

Standards and Patents

EverySpec

Free access to 47,000+ Military, DoD, Federal, NASA, DOE, and Government specifications, standards, and handbooks.