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Interwar Documents

A collection of fulltext documents relating to military developments during the interwar years

Microform Collections

This finding aid describes CARL's major microform collections. These collections provide access to a variety of primary source documents, many from the National Archives, largely on military and national security topics.

Military Documents and Publications

CARL's military documents collection is comprised of select current and historical publications and information issued by the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, and other government agencies. The library is in the process of cataloging the publicly distributed collection to be searchable by the library catalog.

Military publications are Army publications that include but are not limited to General Orders, Regulations, Field Manuals, Technical Manuals, Tables of Organization and Equipment, and other, similar documents. They represent the Army's official orders, doctrine, guidance and practice in effect at specific points of history. CARL has a significant collection of both current and historic publications. Many obsolete military manuals can be found in CARL's Digital Library collection.

Please ask a librarian or call the 3rd floor Documents Reference Librarian at (913) 758-3171 for assistance with these collections.

Ready Reference

Military Links

Selected links to sites covering military organizations, history, and customs.

Subject Guides and Bibliographies

Lists of materials that relate to specific military or historical subjects, these can provide an excellent basis for your own research. Topics include American Military History, Cultural Awareness, Military Biography, Fort Leavenworth History, and Professional Reading Lists.

Country Information

Resources useful for putting together a country brief.

Style Guides

Find guidelines and examples of major citation styles.

Tutorials & Brochures

Guides and tutorials which contain stand-alone tips, tricks and best-practice techniques that will help you learn more about selected library databases and subjects. Brochures describing Library services and resources can also be found here.

Basore Index

An index to selected articles on military and other topics of interest to the Command and General Staff College community. This index was created in the 1930s and actively maintained through the early 1970s, with citations to articles published as early as the 1880s.


Maintained by the National Defense University Libraries, the Military Education Research Library Network is a consortium of military libraries providing access to a variety of unique resources. Of particular interest are the Military Policy Awareness Links, research guides featuring access to current U.S. policy statements accompanied by broad, objective, and comprehensive analysis from a global network of think tanks and research institutes.