9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Military History and Military Science: Libraries
and Research Organizations in the U.S.
Army Library Program Reference Center
The Army Library Program Reference Center provides access to
the home pages of federal government and selected organizations of
the Defense Separtment and the U.S. Armed Forces. It includes links
to Army libraries, Congressional Research Service reports, the Department
of Homeland Security home page, the United States Code, and much
more. Other features of this web site are professional reading lists
for military history, military publications online such as the Defense
Department's Early Bird, and Ask A Librarian, an online
contact with military librarians.
Combat Studies Institute
The Combat Studies Institute of the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College
has a web page that includes publications and abstracts for theses, and links
to a large selection of military history sites and military organizations.
One link, prepared by a member of the Society for Military History, lists over
200 military history sites organized chronologically and by topic.
Federation of American Scientists
This web site provides easy access to a large and diverse list
of publications on military and defense issues, including weapons
control, weapons agreements, Congressional Research Service reports,
Government Accounting Office reports, and Defense Department reports.
There are also links to news reports and electronic reference tools.
Military Education and Research
Library Network [MERLN]
This consortium links a group of military libraries and research
organizations and accesses many of their electronic resources. Libraries
in the consortium are associated with the following institutions:
Air University, Command and General Staff College, Joint Forces
Staff College, Marine Corps University, Naval Postgraduate School,
Naval War College, Air Force Academy, Army War College, Coast Guard
Academy, Military Academy, and Naval Academy.
Society for Military History
The Society is dedicated to promoting the study of military history in the United
States. The web site describes military history programs, lists future conferences,
and has links to Internet sites focusing on military studies in the United
States and Europe.
United States Air Force.
Air War College
The Air War College web page has online and printed reference sources
covering every aspect of air warfare. Air War College studies and
other U.S. government publications on Air Force-related issues are
accessible on this site.
United States Air Force.
Historical Research Agency
This agency is responsible for publishing reports on Air Force unit
lineage, organizational histories, and papers on prominent Air Force
States Army. Institute of Heraldry
Databases include rank and soldier insignia, awards, decorations,
medals, distinctive unit insignia, flags, and coats of arms. Best
viewed in Internet Explorer version 5 or above.
Archive at Texas Tech University
One of the largest Vietnam War collections in the United States
comprising 4 million pages of publications and manuscripts, 1.5
million pages of microfilm, 2,000 maps, and 30,000 photo and video
Women and the Military
Minerva is an privately-funded corporation dedicated to promoting
research on the contributions of women, past and present, to military
organizations worldwide. The site provides access to publications
and resources on the subject.