DANIEL MORGAN GRADUATE SCHOOL RESEARCH LIBRARY
Daniel Morgan Graduate School Research Library
The DMGS Library contains an extensive collection of resources to support both the research and classwork within our graduate-level programs. The library serves registered DMGS students as well as members of the instructional and administrative staffs. Visiting scholars and other authorized researchers may access the library collections by approval of the Library Director.
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School Library consists of both hard copy and digital resources. The Library collection has been selected based on topicality and research requirements specific to the academic programs at the Graduate School. The library serves registered DMGS students as well as members of the instructional and administrative staffs. Visiting scholars and other authorized researchers may access the library collections by approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Links to other institutions:
• Homeland Security Digital Library
• Yale University- National Security, Espionage, and Intelligence in American History
DMGS Library Collection Priorities
The collection is developed to impart and maintain knowledge about subjects in the Daniel Morgan Graduate School curriculum. The collection includes a broad range of works in various formats; historical, journals, databases and reference sources.
DMGS is a graduate-level institution, the collection encompasses a wide range of subject areas, with a particular concentration on national security and intelligence.
- Business and Economic Security
- Information systems
- Foreign Intelligence Services
- Foreign Policy
- Government Documents
- International Relations
- Intelligence Operations
- Languages (Russian and Arabic)
- Law Enforcement
- Military Science
- National and Homeland Security
- Political Science
- Regional studies
- Terrorism and Counterterrorism
DMGS library users also have access to a variety of digital resources, including and newspapers, periodicals, and topical databases. In addition, the library provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services for students, faculty, and staff.
Research Support and Patron Education
Students at Daniel Morgan have access to professional assistance for their research projects. Students can use research time more efficiently by receiving specialized user education. The Library Director will assist students at all stages of the research process, and will work with students to find useful reference works, online indexes, and other sources, illustrate the best ways to locate and use resources to find the relevant information students need. The Library Director provides assistance and training to students through:
- Library Orientation for all incoming students;
- Tutorials on how to search the digital primary source repositories and the library’s catalog system;
- Personalized and group instruction in online searching, content evaluation, selection and use of relevant resources.
Library Guides and Tutorials
Library guides (LibGuides) are available in the library. Library guides serve as starting points by organizing library resources by topic. Brief tutorials explain what these resources include and how to search them.
Students are introduced to relevant research materials for a specific course assignment. Librarians outline the research process and demonstrate the library catalog (KOHA), databases, and relevant open source resources. They can even create a course guide tailored to your assignment. Students get hands-on practice using these resources in the DMGS Library.
Sessions are most effective when held during class time with the faculty member present and after students have received and begun thinking about a research assignment. Two weeks’ notice is required.
Materials designated as “reserve” do not circulate. Limited photocopying is permitted in accordance with appropriate copyright guidelines. Reference materials and Course Reserves do not circulate; exceptions to this policy are determined by the Library Director.
The offers options for required and supplementary course materials;
- If faculty have textbooks that require more than 10% of its text read during a semester then the title qualifies as required reading material.
- A finalized list of required reading titles for each course needs to be submitted to the Library Director at least three months prior to the start of the course’s semester.
- The Library will supply at least two copies of each required reading title in the Course Reserves collection housed behind the Circulation Desk in the 10th floor Library.
- Required articles are to be supplied by the professor directly to their class via SONIS. Please contact Liam Bamford, or a representative in the IT Department, for faculty SONIS training.
- SONIS training enables faculty members the freedom to upload their articles into the SONIS student information system for immediate student access to the course material. The Library only provides required textbooks.
The Library encourages students to purchase their required textbooks “used” online, as the Library does not supply enough copies for all students per class.
Contact the Library Director for information about placing materials on reserve
DMGS Library Hours
DMGS Library is open during regular fall, spring and summer semester schedule. While the Library is on this schedule, it will open weekdays Monday through Friday at 9AM and close at 10PM on weekdays. Weekend hours of operations run from 11AM to 7PM during regular fall and spring semesters. This schedule may be altered during the summer and for holidays, breaks, and unscheduled closures for weather.
The Library is reserved for DMGS students, staff, faculty and members of the DMGS Community. Guests are welcome to check-in at the Circulation Desk. For security reasons, all visitors will be asked to present their IDs upon entering the Library, so that they may borrow a visitor’s badge.
Weekdays after 6PM the street doors to the building will be locked and guests will need to be escorted by a member of the DMGS community to access the Library. The building can be accessed by “scanning” a DMGS ID to the small black box mounted on near the front door outside the Library.
The Library staff reserve the right to remove Library users, or any others deemed disruptive to academic activities from the Library with the assistance of DMGS Security.
Library Circulation Policy
All library collections are currently curated by the Library Director who is responsible for collection development and material evaluation. Students, faculty, and staff may check out circulating material upon registration. Materials marked for circulation may be checked out for a period of four weeks with up to two renewals (provided the item has not been placed on hold by another patron). No more than eight items may be checked out to an individual library patron at any one time. A fee of .25 will be charged each day library material is overdue.