The DMGS Library has access to a collection of online database 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, Hannah Walters.
The Library is constantly developing its digital database collection. Members of the DMGS Community can easily access the collection onsite via DMGS IP access and remotely using our VPN login for students. Library users can inquire at the Circulation Desk for student and guest Wi-Fi login information. Please contact Hannah Walters if you need assistance. The following is a list of IP validated research databases and individual access resources:
IP VALIDATED DATABASES
CONTACT THE LIBRARY FOR ACCESS
DMGS RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS
DMGS has established partnerships with internationally renowned research institutes. Students can access these premier resources to support their academic goals and publishings. Please reach out to Student Services, your program chair or academic adviser for opportunity information on the following institutes:
- Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Center for Strategic and International Studies
- The Cipher Brief
- Council on Foreign Relations
- Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS)
- The Jamestown Foundation Global Research & Analysis
- Kennan Institute – Wilson Center
- Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)
DMGS FILE SHARING POLICY
DMGS provides readily available information to enrolled and prospective students regarding institutional policies related to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution’s information technology system. Institutions should provide legal alternatives for downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted material. Institutions should provide enrolled students with a brief description of its policy with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing in an annual notice to students containing the list of consumer information it must disclose and the procedures for obtaining this consumer information.
COPYRIGHT POLICIES FOR COURSE RESERVES
The Library supports classroom instruction and DMGS’s academic mission by providing students access to required course-related materials through the Course Reserve system. Reserve materials can be in physical format (hard copies of books, DVDs and CDs), e-reserves (PDFs of book chapters, articles, handouts, etc.), or streaming media.
The policy below ensures protection of both the rights of copyright holders and fair use page outline rights available to the academic community. The Library of Congress’ copyright page also provides additional information on how you can use copyrighted works in your teaching.
For additional information about fair use, please see https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ21.pdf. Reviewing §107 Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.
RESPONSIBLE USE OF ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
The DMGS Library provides faculty, students, and staff with access to a wide range of electronic resources, including databases and e-journals. All of our e-resources contain copyrighted materials, the use of which is subject to license agreements with publishers that govern how the e-resource may be used. It is very important that all library patrons abide by the terms of our license agreements; violations may result in temporary or permanent loss of access to the e-resource for the entire DMGS community. The majority of license agreements define authorized users as currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff of DMGS.