Homeland Security

Subject Librarian
email Abby Adams

emailaadams5@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3567
location_onUniversity Library: LI-104

Key Databases

Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users. Restricted collection not included in access.
Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR Security Studies

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.The JSTOR Security Studies collection gathers academic and policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues from a global perspective.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Big Allied and Dangerous

The Big, Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) online platform features updated, vetted and sourced narratives, and relationship information and social network data on 50 of the most notorious terrorist organizations in the world since 1998, with additional network information on more than 100 organizations. Funded through the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs, the underlying BAAD database was created and is maintained by the Project on Violent Conflict at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Coverage:
1998-
Updated:
irregularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center

Essential for security analysts and researchers, this database provides full-text articles, news feeds, reports, books and summaries covering regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and risk management options. Nearly 3,000 full-text resources.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection offers current news pertinent to all branches of the military and government through full-text coverage of over 300 journals. In addition it contains 200+ full text pamphlets and indexing with abstracts for an additional 500 journals.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping product. Data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates. A complete list of GIS data available can be found in their data directory.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. More than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily. The catalog will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s, making the CGP the central point for locating new and historical Government publications. CGP is the online counterpart of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.

Coverage:
July 1976 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Searchable by broad subject category or keyword. Most files are freely available to download and is an itegral part of the infrastructure of social science research. In order to download data, first-time UAlbany users must create a MyData account from a UAlbany computer. Once you have created an account that identifies you with UAlbany, you may access ICPSR data from off-campus and social media accounts.

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Coverage:
1962 +
Updated:
As new data becomes available
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users