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When you attend school remotely, there are many ways the Library can provide you with expert help and services. Always check the Library's homepage for the latest information about our hours and services.

Research Help

Ask a Librarian

Have a question? You can submit questions through our Ask a Librarian form. Messages will be answered within one business day.

Librarian Consultations

If you need more in-depth assistance, please email us to make an appointment for a remote research consultation with a librarian.

Email is currently the best method to make contact with a librarian.

Click on Start Your Research for more information.

Interlibrary Loan Service for Nonresidents

To borrow books or receive photocopied/digitized journal articles from CARL, contact your post or local library's interlibrary loan (ILL) service. It may find a closer library that has the item you need, allowing you to receive the item sooner.

Please check our catalog and databases to see if CARL already has the item you need before submitting a request. If necessary, a local librarian can find the item for you.

Eligible Material Types:

  • Regular circulating books owned by CARL
  • Copies of journal articles

Ineligible Material Types:

  • Required common core and course reserves books
  • Non-books 

Limits to Copies:

  • One article in a single journal issue
  • One chapter in a book
  • Staff discretion of more than 50 pages for a single item

Database Access for External Individuals

Because of licensing restrictions, some of CARL's online databases are only available from outside the library to users who (1) are CGSC students, faculty, or staff, (2) have a library card, or (3) have access to CGSC Blackboard.

If you are off campus, the 14-digit number on the back of your library card or the pin numbers in Blackboard will allow you access to our licensed databases. The prompt looks like the following:


Go to the Master Library and CGSC Resources tab in Blackboard (top right-hand side in Blackboard) to access the 14-digit personal identification numbers (PINs) needed to remotely access CARL e-books, e-journals, and databases. 

Common Core Books / Books for Academic Writing and Reading

The Cambridge History of Warfare, edited by Geoffrey Parker, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Only available in print. For H100.

The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300–2050, edited by MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Only available in print. For H100.

Clausewitz, Carl von, On War, edited and translated by Michael Eliot Howard and Peter Paret, Princeton University Press, 1984. EBSCO Ebooks. For H100.

House, CPT Jonathan, Toward Combined Arms Warfare: A Survey of 20th Century Tactics, Doctrine, and Organization, Fort Leavenworth, KS: Combat Studies Institute, 1984. Also available through the Combined Arms Research Library's Digital Library here. For H100, H200.

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, edited by Peter Paret, et al., Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986. ProQuest Ebook Central. For H100 / H200 / H300.

Military Innovation in the Interwar Period, edited by Williamson R. Murray, and Allan R. Millett, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. EBSCO Ebooks. For H200.

Slim, Field-Marshal Viscount William, Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945, New York: Cooper Square Press, 2000. ProQuest Ebook Central.


Academic Writing and Reading

Barnet, Sylvan.Bedau, Hugo Adam., eds. Critical Thinking, Reading, And Writing: A Brief Guide To Argument. Boston : Bedford/St. Martins, 2002.

Bell, Arthur H. (Arthur Henry), Ultimate speed reading. Barrons Educational Series, 2013.

Sabin, William A, The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Strunk, William, 1869-1946 and E. B. 1899-1985. White, The Elements of Style. New York: Longman, 2000.

Turabian, Kate L and Bonnie Birtwistle. Honigsblum, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

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Finding Books & Articles

CARL provides remote access to e-books, e-journals, and databases for current faculty, students, and staff.

  • Search our Catalog
  • Choose a Database: We have online databases of scholarly articles, and all of them are available off-campus. (See how to access subscription databases below.)
  • View our Digital Library: The CARL Digital Library is a special collection largely composed of digital versions of documents within the CARL archives to include papers produced at CGSC (e.g., MMAS theses, SAMS monographs).  The CARL partnered with several Army educational and historical organizations whose collections appear in the digital library also.
  • Explore a Subject Guide: Created by librarians, subject guides bring together major resources and information on a specific topics.