The Homeland Security Digital Library


by Cheryl Davis

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the United States’ premier research collection of resources related to homeland security including policy, strategy, and organizational management. Sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA, HSDL covers a wide variety of topics from Agroterrorism to Unmanned Systems, providing scholarly material that supports many of the programs here at Florida Tech!

Documents collected for the HSDL come from a wide variety of sources including federal, state, and local government agencies and international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities.

Examples of resources available in HSDL include:

–          Thesis and Dissertation repositories

–          Congressional and Legislative documents

–          Webcasts

–          Maps

Refining options include publisher, author, and format. The Help and Ask a Librarian features provide additional support on search options.  A Research Tools feature links to various reference sources such as dictionaries, glossaries, and statistics information.

Want to explore it for yourself?  Florida Tech students and faculty may access HSDL online with TRACKS.

From the library website, select the Databases tab and enter Homeland, then click Search.


Community patrons may access the HSDL by visiting our library and using our research computers on the first floor.

Stay tuned for our next post on Government Resources here at Evans Library!



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