- Acronym Finder
This web site allows you to search for acronyms, initialisms, and abbreviations, and find out what they stand for. The site includes acronyms from a wide variety of disciplines, including military acronyms.
- Army Regulations
- Army Publishing Directorate publishes and distributes army information products and provides a web portal for Official Departmental Publications Web Sites.
- Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller
This site provides the Army Budget and other information. Use the Publications page for access by title to the Army Budget and other titles.
- Center for Defense Information (CDI)
CDI is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides independent research on military matters. Topics include defense and foreign policy, military forces and strategy, arms trade, European issues, nuclear issues such as missile defense, nuclear facts and figures, international peacekeeping, and military spending by the United States and other countries. The site provides access to current and back issues of The Defense Monitor, Weekly Security Review , and other publications.
- Center of Military History
This site contains Medal of Honor Citations from the Civil War to the present. It includes full text of the citation. Also featured: Index of Operational and Code Names and full-text Online Bookshelves and other information.
- Defense Accounting and Finance Service (DFAS)
This resource includes information about current military and civilian pay grades, military retirement, and other topics.
- Department of Defense contains information about all branches of the military.
- Press Release Archive
- Assist.Doc provides access to military standards
- Department of Defense (DoD) Directives and Instructions
- Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection (DTIC) provides access to citations to unclassified, unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Report Bibliographic (TR) Database within the last 10 years as well as some full text reports.
- Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
"The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, commonly known as DANFS, is the foremost reference regarding US naval vessels. Published in nine volumes (from 1959 to 1991), it gives histories for virtually every US naval vessel... Currently the online collection includes over 7000 ship histories, and more are being added."
- DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
This is a browsable, searchable dictionary of military terms with links to an acronyms dictionary and a dictionary of terms used only by NATO. "All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms."
- Federation of American Scientists Military Analysis Network
This group is a privately-funded, non-profit organization "engaged in analysis and advocacy on science, technology, and public policy for global security". The federation provides extensive information on U.S. military operations, aircraft, Navy ships, land warfare systems, missiles, smart weapons, dumb bombs, aircraft and naval equipment, and a directory of defense contractors. In addition, it provides analysis of significant issues, such as NATO expansion, and an extensive collection of Congressional material, such as budgets and GAO and CRS reports. The site also provides extensive information on military aircraft, ships, land warfare, and missile technologies in the "Rest of the World (ROW)".
- Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
FIRST is a joint project of the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The site provides country level data and information on membership in international organizations and participation in international conventions, conflict and peacekeeping activities, arms production and trade, military expenditures, weapons of mass destruction, armed forces and conventional weapons, political systems, and country profiles. Although the site indicates that it includes information from 1988 to the present, not all data series are available for all countries for all years.
- Foreign Military Studies Office
This site provides full-text articles on military topics by region or subject. It includes an extensive set of links to Internet resources.
- Joint Chiefs of Staff
Use the site map to find publications such as the National Military Strategy.
- Historical Nuclear Weapons Test Films
"These films document the history of the development of nuclear weapons, starting with the first bomb tested at Trinity Site in southeastern New Mexico in July 1945." Short clips are available in .mpeg and RealPlayer formats.
- Militarily Critical Technologies
Militarily Critical Technologies List (MCTL) is a detailed and structured compendium of the technologies the Department of Defense (DoD) considers critical to maintaining superior United States military capabilities.
- Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN)
"The MERLN Digital Collections is a portal to military education research materials that are digitized by MERLN participants. It currently contains student papers, lectures, conference proceedings, personal paper collections, reports and legislation. It is updated frequently and will grow to include an even wider range of materials. The collections are a significant source for research and scholarship on military topics."
- Military Personnel Records
This site contains information about and forms for applying for "military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century....[including] medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval medical facilities."
- Naval Historical Center
This site features online texts, chronologies, active ship force levels for 1917-1995, and other information.
- Selective Service System
This web site provides online registration in the Selective Service and "allows you to look up a man's Selective Service number, as well as the date he registered," background information, statistics and lottery results from the Vietnam era.
- Strategic Studies Institute Publications
This site contains citations and more recent publications in full text.
- Uniform Code of Military Justice
- U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project
- Veterans Affairs, Department of
- World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT)
This resource contains information about military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data from the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
- Air Force Heritage
- Coast Guard History
- Marine Corps History Division
- Naval History and Heritage
- U.S. Army Center for Military History
- Civil War
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Systems (CWSSS). is a database containing brief entries for all service personnel, North and South, who served in the Civil War. Search by Soldiers, Sailors, Regiments, Prisoners, Cemeteries, Battles, Medals of Honor, and National Parks. The CWSSS site was launched with the U.S. Colored Troops database, but it has expanded to include information on other regiments. To locate information on members of the U.S. Colored Troops, chose the link to Regiments and then choose "US Colored Troops" from the State (or Origin) pull-down menu. Brief regimental histories include links to names of individuals who served in those units. Entries for individual soldiers may include name, regiment company, side (Union or Confederate), rank, and citation to microfilm records. As of August 29, 2008, the Sailors database only included records for African American naval personnel. In addition, the site provides brief battle summaries by state or campaign, prison records for Andersonville and Fort McHenry, and cemetery records for Poplar Grove National Cemetery (Petersburg NB).
- Making of America (Cornell) provides the full text of Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (1894 - 1922) and The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (1880 - 1901)
- Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798-1993
"This report lists 234 instances in which the United States has used its armed forces abroad in situations of conflict or potential conflict or for other than normal peacetime purposes."
- State Level Casualty Lists for the Korean Conflict provided by National Archives and Records Administration.
- Korean War Project's KIA/MIA Database allows searching of records for more than 33,000 "official declared dead by hostile means" during the Korean Conflict. Data come from "the original DD Form 1300s." One can search by more than 20 fields, including name, service, rank and home state.
- BosniaLink from the Department of Defense.
- Intelligence in the War of Independence from the CIA.
- POW/MIA Database from Library of Congress. MIA biographies (selected) available from Any-Day-in-History by date of casualty. Use Wall on the Web or casualty lists to determine the date.
- State Level Casualty Lists for the Vietnam Conflict. provided by National Archives and Records Administration.
- Virtual Vietnam Center and Archive is a database of digitized materials related to the Vietnam Conflict that "contains printed documents from government sources, both from Vietnam and the United States, as well as memoirs of soldiers, transcribed unit histories and some audio transmissions and historical dictation..." The collection is searchable by subject or keyword, document title, military terms, collection name (e.g. "My Lai Collection"), media type and language. A project of Texas Tech University.
- VietNam Veteran's Memorial Wall a searchable database of names listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Search by name, hometown, state, or social security number or service ID.
- World War I Collection from University of Colorado at Boulder
- World War I Documents from NARA.
- World War I Document Archive includes conventions and treaties, official documents, biography, memoirs, images, and commentary.
- Historic Government Documents from World War II: SMU CUL Digital Collections
Browse or search in various fields to find WW II documents that have been digitized by Southern Methodist University's Central University Libraries Digital Collections project.
- Historic Government Publications from World War II includes 343 government pamphlets, reports, instructions, regulations, declarations, speeches, and propaganda pieces.
- Melvin C. Shafer World War II Photographs 335 images of North Africa, Italy, Southern France, and Germany, 1943-1945.
- Frank J. Davis World War II Photographs 329 images of WW II life in Washington, D.C.; Italy, France, and Saipan.
- World War II Documents from NARA.
- World War II Poster Database browsable by date, topic, or title. Searchable. Thumbnail sketches lead to a larger version of each image. Based on the collection of Northwestern University, includes posters published by the Department of Defense from the beginning of the war through 1945.
- WWII (World War II) Resources A large full-text archive of primary source materials, including hearings on the attack on Pearl Harbor, electronic editions of official publications from the British, French, Russian and other governments, speeches, and other material.
- Index: Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals, 1988- (AULIMP), searchable by author, title, subject, or keyword. Includes links to full-text articles when available.
- Airman (Air Force)
- Chips (Navy)
- Coast Guard (Coast Guard)
- Marines (Marines)
- Soldiers (Army)
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the military available in the collection.
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook , the library catalog:
Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources United States. Army United States. Army military and statistic* military and statistic* defen*e and histor*
(this will catch both the the American and British spellings of defense, defence)
defen*e and histor*
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.
Gulf War (1990-1991)
GulfLink is a web site about Persian Gulf War illnesses that includes declassified documents, news briefings, and other information.
Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia)
World War I
World War II
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