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Research after CGSC: Home

We understand research and information needs don't end once you leave Fort Leavenworth, so we've created this guide to help you find libraries and other resources that you may have access to once you PCS.

CARL is a military researchers' dream and we realize there might be some withdrawal upon leaving this illustrious institution.  To hopefully ease the adjustment, we've created this guide.  Most of your access will be through your new posting, so this guide is arranged by military and non-military resources.

While CARL cannot promise you the same level of service we give to current students and on-site patrons, you can always contact CARL and we will help you to the best of our ability to guide to resources available to you where you are.

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Freely available resources

101 Free Online Journal and Research Databases for Academics- Whether you're working on an undergraduate paper, a PhD dissertation, or a medical research study, Scribendi wants to help you find tools to locate and access the information you need to produce well-researched, compelling, and innovative writing.

Google Scholar- searches through scholarly journals and other professional and academic resources. Some of the research in Google Scholar is freely available as "open access" scholarship.  For those resources that are not free, contact the library at your workplace or your local library.  Some resources can also be purchased from the publishers directly.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)- DTIC is the central resource for DoD- and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business related information for the DoD community.  Not only does it include scientific research, but also the papers written at CGSC and other military schools are uploaded into this database.  This resources is used daily by CARL.

Find your local library

Your Installation library- While not every installation has a library as big and as well resourced as CARL, most do have a library.  This library will have access to databases and e-books and many other resources.  Most importantly, a library will have librarians.  They can help you find access to the resources you need whether or not they own them. 

Public Libraries- Most public libraries will give accounts to military members stationed nearby, or at least will provide visitor access with limited borrowing privileges.  They typically offer Interlibrary Loan services and also research databases, e-books, and even movies. 

Academic libraries- many college and university libraries provide visitor access and limited borrowing privileges for non-students. 

Find your local library- WorldCat offers a search service for local libraries.