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PIVOT (Formerly COS Funding Opportunities)
COS Funding Opportunities has been replaced by COS PIVOT.
This database provides access to funding opportunities as well as scholar profiles, with the ability to add your own scholar profile and to view the profiles of various research organizations.  PIVOT allows you to also prioritize and save your searches to receive weekly alerts.

You must register your own account and log in thereafter in order to use PIVOT.  Registration and log in is in the upper righthand corner of screen.  Previous CWU users of COS Funding Opportunities may log in with their existing username and password, as the accounts have been transferred over into PIVOT. For more information, please see: Pivot Video Tutorials.

Note: For some opportunities, sponsors accept only a limited number of proposals or applications from an institution, or require an institution to rank or prioritize applications before submission.
If an opportunity is marked "Internal Coordination Required," please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research before applying.

Biographical Information

American National Biography
Print Location: CT213.A68 1999
This set of biographical dictionaries features over 17,500 profiles of historical figures in American history, as well as a bibliography. The scope of the work runs from the earliest recorded European explorations in the Americas to the very recent past.
Dictionary of American Military Biography
Print Location: Ref U52 D53 1984
Biographical essays with a revisionist twist, in that the authors are no longer interested in rehashing the same old tales of heroism or turning points. Rather, these biographies are more inclusive in scope, providing descriptions of the lesser known as well as the famous in an effort to create a more realistic portrait of the American Military. Included in the appendices is a chronology, a listing of rank and units, an index of biographies arranged by the person's place of birth, by conflict and by service.

Who's Who in Military History: From 1453 to the Present Day
Print Location: Ref U51 K43 1976
The authors begin with 1453 because, as they see it, this was the start of war with cannons and not just personal firearms. The biographies are arranged alphabetically, not chronologically, and there are great illustrations and photographs of some of these military leaders. There is a glossary and a number of maps at the end.

U.S. Government Information

AJAX U.S. & International Government Military, Intelligence & Law Enforcement Agency Access

Comprehensive set of links to establishments of the United States and international military, police and intelligence community.

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) 

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants and Training and the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation's premier collection of homeland security policy and strategy related documents. - Official Government Web Portal is the U.S. government web portal to all federal, state, tribal, and local government web resources and services. is intended to help people navigate government information, procedures, and policies.

Through you can apply for benefits online (including grants), contact a government agency or department, or use the most comprehensive search of government websites.  You can also search for Government Publications, for information specifically relevant to you, and for contact information for government employees and officials.


Book Index with Reviews  
Book Index with Reviews™ (BIR) is a comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million book titles.  BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from some of the most trusted reviewers: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and the New York Times Book Review.

Fiction and non-fiction book titles are included in the database, in all genres, to help you find books to read for fun, for information, or for research.  BIR’s subject headings/genres and flexible search engine can help you find out about popular titles that are currently available, along with those that will soon be published or released.

Statistics and Measurment


The FedStats website, plainly and simply, enables you to search for and link to more than 95 agencies that provide data and trend information:





    • Search: Enter keywords or phrases. The FedStats database is updated twice per month, 'advanced search' is available as 'modify search'.



    • MapStats: profiles of your state, county, federal judicial district, or congressional district.




    • Data access tools: view predefined reports and/or generate your own tables with data obtained through searches and queries of summary and microdata files.


  • Kids' Pages: A fun way to explore statistical concepts, geography, and the rich sets of data Federal agencies make available through FedStats, using a series of games and web applications developed for kids in elementary through high school. Include fun facts, games, project ideas, and career information.