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Finding Military Publications: Obsolete Pubs

Military Publications

Obsolete publications are not available through the Army Publishing Directorate or the Central Army Registry. They can be very difficult to track down, as there is no central repository for obsolete publications. See the rest of this Libguide for information on locating obsolete military publications.

Indexes for Obsolete Publications

Indexes for Obsolete Publications

Obsolete publications are indexed in a mix of print and electronic formats. The primary Army Index for publications is DA PAM 25-30. Older versions of DA PAM 25-30 are available at places like the ISCARL in a mix of print and microfiche formats.

Versions of FM 21-6, List and Index of War Department Publications, are available at the ISCARL, with the 1945 edition available electronically at:

The Library of Congress maintains an inventory of obsolete technical manuals at:

Obsolete Digitized Publications

Links to Digitized Obsolete Publications

  • DTIC's Technical Reports Search – The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has some current and obsolete Army and Joint publications. The search is clunky at best. Good luck.
  • Pentagon Library: ARs – You can find digitized ARs in the Pentagon Library’s catalog from their browse search by typing in AR. This will list the ARs numerically.




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