Library Quick Start

Torpedo

Torpedo has high quality, excellent content, but you'll need to do an extra step If you're pointed to Torpedo from the Library Search. The system won't take you directly to the article. You'll have to search for the article at the Torpedo journal search interface.

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Torpedo search

 

Personalization

Many databases (including the Library Search) allow you to create a personalized account where you can mark and save items, save searches, and create alerts for them. Look for "Login" or "My Research" or similar in the upper right corner.

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DTIC Databases

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is an excellent resource for discovering defense-focused and funded research. 

There are two DTIC databases.

DTIC (publicly available)

  • DOD S&T Reports (you can use the search box at the top of the page to search these reports). The other archives listed on the page need to be searched separately.
  • The DOD S&T Reports has limited search filtering capabilities. For a better search experience, you can use the National Technical Reports Library instead. Full text for most reports are available there.

DTIC R&E Gateway (access controlled)

Contains both Controlled Unclassified Information and publicly available content together. Available to DOD and federal government employees and their contractors only, and requires registration.

Ebook Central

One of our ebook providers has limits on the number of pages you can download or copy from an ebook at a time (usually 10% of the entire book). Then you would need to wait a full 24 hours before you can download the next set of pages, and so on.

You do have the option of downloading the entire book for 21 days, but it requires creating an Adobe account, and installing a free piece of software. Also, if you have taken any notes using the software, they will disappear after you check in the book.

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