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Professional journals are an important component of the literature of military and defense science and history. Usually, these periodicals contain articles that present detailed accounts of original research, supported with logical analysis and thorough documentation (charts, graphs, footnotes, bibliographies, etc.). They are essential secondary sources for in-depth research on a particular topic.You can find these in databases, just like research in other disciplines.
Another important resource are technical reports from a variety of government, military, and science agencies.These are (for the most part) primary sources. There are three major ways these are distributed:
Some considerable confusion on where and how to find reports exists due to multiple avenues of distribution. Please ask for assistance from the Information Desks if you are having problems tracking down a technical report.
Following is a very brief example of some of the online resources available:
In addition to databases specifically covering military and defense science, you may also find important articles in the following databases.
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