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Links to the significant databases/search tools for locating scholarly journal articles
Locate a variety of statistics including demographic, economic and more
Suggestions for places to search for books, both print and electronic
Freedom/Democracy Indices
Review the assessments and rankings of countries based on various elements or definitions of freedom
Locate theses and dissertations done by former NPS students as well as from other places
Research Organizations
Organizations and think tanks focused on security and military issues across the world
Jump-off points for locating media/news sources
Special Forces Publications
Links to official sites as well as current and historical SOF publications of interest
Links for some great websites that provide access to digital maps of interest

Key Journals
Select list of scholarly journals with a terrorism or Special Operations etc. focus.

Specialized Sources
Find both print and electronic historic dictionaries and other reference sources
Congressional Information
Find hearings, congressional reports, documents and more
Primary Source Documents
Locate original or primary documents including some collections of original materials
CRS Reports
Access to some of the recent CRS reports of interest.

Special Operations Global Mission & Priorities

Mission of the U.S. Special Operations Command

"USSOCOM synchronizes the planning of special operations and provides SOF to support persistent, networked and distributed GCC operations in order to protect and advance our Nation's interests."

SOCOM Commander's Priorities:

  • Ensure SOF Readiness
  • Help Our Nation Win
  • Continue to Build Relationships
  • Prepare for the Future
  • Preserve Our Force and Families




    Subject Guide

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    Greta Marlatt
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    Subject Specialist and Reference Librarian for areas including: Security Studies, Intelligence, Homeland Security, Defense Analysis, Military Science.

    Search Strategies

    Remember to try some of these terms to help focus your search.  Be sure to take a look at our Search Basics guide as well.

    "irregular warfare"
    "special operations"
    "special forces"
    "small wars"
    "guerrilla warfare"


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