Homeland Security Digital Library

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The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is a compendium of materials available for scholarly research in the area of Homeland Security. The digital library collection is focused on strategy and policy in the various subject areas of Homeland Security Research and supports the curriculum of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). 

Topics covered include:

  • Borders and immigration
  • Emergency management
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Intelligence
  • Law and justice
  • Management and economics
  • Military
  • Politics and government
  • Public health
  • Technology
  • Terrorism and society
  • Terrorism and threats
  • Weapons and weapons systems


Search Tips are available from the Advanced Search screen. An Ask a Librarian option is also available in the upper right corner of each screen. The majority of the collection consists of .pdf and .doc files and some multimedia files. Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word, and a multimedia player such as Windows Media Player are required to view these documents.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

Dates covered

Mostly 2002-present.

Updating frequency

Every business day.


Materials selected for inclusion in the HSDL include, but are not limited to: federal, state, local, and international governmental departments and agencies, academic institutions, think tanks, conference sites, non-governmental organizations, institutes and organizations and other entities deemed credible by the content develop team. At present, monographs (books) and materials derived from commercial or subscription services such as IEEE and individual subscription required online journals are not included.

Type of coverage

Mostly full image.

Print counterpart or
related resources


Producer/content provider

Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School

Supplementary Subject(s)