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Homeland Security Digital Library

A How-To Guide to Searching Homeland Security-Related Content within the Homeland Security Digital Library Database

Special Collections Overview

Selecting 'All Collections' from the Special Collections dropdown menu provides a graphical menu of each collection. Click on the icon to jump to the collection. 

The outline corresponds with the numbers featured within the image below. Use this as a guide when navigating the collection's basic and advanced search pages. 

  1. To conduct an advanced keyword search, select the 'Advanced Search' link. This will redirect to the Advanced Search page (see bottom image). 
  2. Select this dropdown menu to identify the appropriate search field. Options include searching by Full Text; Author; Title; Title or Summary; Publisher; or Series. 
  3. Enter keywords into this search field. 
  4. The buttons below the search fields allow users to filter by Publisher, Series, Format, or Author. 
  5. Results are organized by relevance but may also be organized by date. 
  6. Users with accounts may set up alerts to receive notifications of articles that match the keyword search. 
  7. Document title. 
  8. Click on 'Show Summary' to collapse the document summary. 
  9. Click on 'Open Resource [pdf]' to view the full-text document. 
  10. Click on '(Open Full Abstract)' to review the document abstract. 
  11. This line indicates the publishing body. 
  12. This line indicates the publication date. 

 

Advanced Search Page

The outline corresponds with the numbers featured within the image below. Use this as a guide when navigating the collection's basic and advanced search pages. 

  1. To conduct an advanced keyword search, select the 'Advanced Search' link. This will redirect to the Advanced Search page (see bottom image). 
  2. Select this dropdown menu to identify the appropriate search field. Options include searching by Full Text; Author; Title; Title or Summary; Publisher; or Series. 
  3. Enter keywords into this search field. 
  4. The buttons below the search fields allow users to filter by Publisher, Series, Format, or Author. 
  5. Results are organized by relevance but may also be organized by date. 
  6. Users with accounts may set up alerts to receive notifications of articles that match the keyword search. 
  7. Document title. If the content has been updated, the title will indicate the date of the update. 
  8. Click on 'Show Summary' to collapse the document summary. 
  9. Click on 'Open Resource [pdf]' to view the full-text document. 
  10. Click on '(Open Full Abstract)' to review the document abstract. 
  11. This line indicates the publishing body. 
  12. This line indicates the author of the report.
  13. This line indicates the publication date. 

 

Advanced Search Page

The outline corresponds with the numbers featured within the image below. Use this as a guide when navigating the collection's basic and advanced search pages. 

  1. To conduct an advanced keyword search, select the 'Advanced Search' link. This will redirect to the Advanced Search page (see bottom image). 
  2. Select this dropdown menu to identify the appropriate search field. Options include searching by Full Text; Author; Title; Title or Summary; Publisher; or Series. 
  3. Enter keywords into this search field. 
  4. The buttons below the search fields allow users to filter by Publisher, Series, Format, or Author. 
  5. Results are organized by relevance but may also be organized by date. 
  6. Users with accounts may set up alerts to receive notifications of articles that match the keyword search. 
  7. Document title.
  8. Click on 'Show Summary' to collapse the document summary. 
  9. Click on 'Open Resource [pdf]' to view the full-text document. 
  10. This line indicates the author, if applicable. 
  11. This line indicates the publishing body. 
  12. This line indicates the publication date. 

Advanced Search Page

The outline corresponds with the numbers featured within the image below. Use this as a guide when navigating the collection's basic and advanced search pages. 

  1. To conduct an advanced keyword search, select the 'Advanced Search' link. This will redirect to the Advanced Search page (see bottom image). 
  2. Select this dropdown menu to identify the appropriate search field. Options include searching by Full Text; Author; Title; Title or Summary; Publisher; or Series. 
  3. Enter keywords into this search field. 
  4. The buttons below the search fields allow users to filter by Publisher, Series, Format, or Author. 
  5. Results are organized by relevance but may also be organized by date. 
  6. Users with accounts may set up alerts to receive notifications of articles that match the keyword search. 
  7. Document title. 
  8. Click on 'Show Summary' to collapse the document summary. 
  9. Click on 'Open Resource [pdf]' to view the full-text document. 
  10. Click on '(Open Full Abstract)' to review the document abstract. 
  11. This line indicates the publishing body. 
  12. This line indicates the publication date. 

Advanced Search Page

The outline corresponds with the numbers featured within the image below. Use this as a guide when navigating the collection's basic and advanced search pages. 

  1. To conduct an advanced keyword search, select the 'Advanced Search' link. This will redirect to the Advanced Search page (see bottom image). 
  2. Select this dropdown menu to identify the appropriate search field. Options include searching by Full Text; Author; Title; Title or Summary; Publisher; or Series. 
  3. Enter keywords into this search field. 
  4. The buttons below the search fields allow users to filter by Series, Format, or Author. 
  5. This area indicates which filters have been set. Within this particular collection, the publisher is filtered to Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
  6. Results are organized by relevance but may also be organized by date. 
  7. Users with accounts may set up alerts to receive notifications of articles that match the keyword search. 
  8. Document title. 
  9. Click on 'Show Summary' to collapse the document summary. 
  10. Click on 'Open Resource [pdf]' to view the full-text document. 
  11. Click on '(Open Full Abstract)' to review the document abstract. 
  12. This line indicates the publishing body. 
  13. Author information.
  14. This line indicates the publication date. 

Advanced Search Page