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Organizations and Directories

Globemaster: U.S. Military Aviation Organizations  

Includes location and personnel info for units and bases of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army.

Space Careers

A well-organized, annotated collection of links to the major players in the space industry and to useful resources on the Web to improve your job search. The Careers section has the name of the company or organization followed by a short description, a link to the main page and, if available, directly to the job opportunities. Military Organizations List

List of websites to government agencies that support U.S. military organizations.

Web Sites

Air Force and Army Chiefs of Staff reading lists
Reading lists recommended for each branch by their respective Chiefs of Staff

Aerospaceweb is a non-profit organization operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site is to provide educational information on a variety of subjects ranging from aviation to space travel to weaponry. Our primary areas of expertise include aerodynamics, propulsion systems, vehicle design, engineering career information, and aerospace history.

Air War College Gateway to the Internet
This is by far the most thorough site--a megasite really--with links to topics such as leadership, strategic planning...etc. topics related to the coursework you take in the military science discipline here at CWU.
Internet Public Library Arts & Humanities Resources

Interesting and sometimes educational websites are featured on this annotated, topical gateway of websites.  Each website is recommended and annotated by a librarian working for the Librarians Internet Index as a quality resource.  You can also quickly group resources by domain type, so it is easy to see which sites are commercial, from organizations, and from the government.

MERLN--Military Education Research Library Network [National Defense University]
"MERLN is home to the Military Policy Awareness Links - MiPALs - which provide direct access to defense-related U.S. policy statements on selected key topics. Access the MiPALs through the quick links at the left side of the screen or the MiPAL link in the menu bar at the top of the screen."
Military Education Network
"The U.S. Military has changed over the decades. Today's military is more professional, technologically advanced, and offers more rewards than ever before. This site is designed to assist the modern day service member find the information they need to be successful, either while on active duty, or as a retiree or veteran." Includes links on military acronyms, a glossary, publications, military history, and graphics, among others.
The "Service Links" on this website is a page that has resource and publication links for each military service and other uniformed, federal services, such as the National Park Service, and the U.S. Border Patrol. This page, therefore, acts as a portal to military service related resources.  

Look here for information on the Battle of Rorkes Drift. (CWU also has books on Rorkes Drift in stacks. Check the library catalog using a keyword search).  Not all of the pages on this website contain scholarly information from reputable sources.  You will need to use sources with care.

Not connected with the U.S. military or government. Information on mission tools, flight plans, training publications, airfields, NOTAMS, weather reports, etc. useful for a military pilot. There is also military pilot message board where you can post questions and get opinions from the people who know.

OAIster Catalog of Digital Resources
OAIster is a catalog more than 25 million records of open access digital resource.  The Catalog was built by harvesting information from open access collections around the world  The digital resources in OAIster include items such as digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, and movies.

The OAIster Catalog is searchable by title, author/creator, subject, language, keyword and several other forms of metadata.  Searching in the OAIster Catalog is by Boolean Search (And, Or, Not).  Like playing chess the best way to become good at boolean searching is to do a lot of boolean searching.  Here are the 'basic moves' for searching the OAIster Catalog:

Combining the search terms 'Cat' and 'Dog' (Boolean)
    Cat and Dog
    Cat or Dog
    Cat not Dog
Note: 'and', 'or', & 'not' are in drop-down boxes to the left of the search boxes.

Plurals, truncation, and wildcards
    Use + for plurals (s and es)
    Use * for truncation
    Use # for a wildcard character
    Use ?N for up to N characters

Adjacent terms (proximity)
    Cat w Dog    (Cat is followed by Dog)
    Cat wN Dog  (Cat is followed by Dog with at most N terms between)
    Cat n Dog     (Cat is next to Dog, either order)
    Cat nN Dog   (Cat is within N terms of Dog, either order)

The available Limiters are Year, Document Type, and Language.  A Basic Search and an Expert Search interface is also available.  You can also create an account that will enable you to save searches.

NOTE:  Sometimes OAIster may direct you to items that are access restricted.  The Librarians in the ARC or at any of the service desks can help you with accessing information that is ‘access restricted’ and with any questions that you might have.