This research guide highlights some of the resources available in the law library focused on Homeland Security Law. Patrons may also wish to consult these library research guides: International Law, Federal Legislative History, and Federal Primary Materials.

Primary Sources:

Reference Sources:

Treatises & Other Works:

Some examples of treatises and other scholarly works follow, for more publications search the GMU Library Catalog.

Documentary Collections and Reports:

Compiled Legislative History:


Other GMU Online Databases:

  • BNA Homeland Security Briefing - daily coverage of significant federal and state actions related to security and anti-terrorist policies (also available on Bloomberg Law - password required or see a librarian for access).
  • Columbia International Affairs Online CIAO - Full text of more than 400 working papers, 40 conference proceedings, and 10 books annually, as well as abstracts from leading international relations research journals, brief reports, monthly statistics and maps from 1991 to present.
  • Counterterrorism & Homeland Security Reports (published only from 1999-2011)(Lexis password required)
  • Digital National Security Archive - collection of primary documents, including more than 55,000 important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.
  • Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center - profiles of the world’s significant terrorist, guerrilla and insurgent groups.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library - U.S. policy documents and specialize resources such as dissertations, reports, and position papers from universities, research institutions, think tanks, U.S. local and state agencies, and international organizations from 2002 to present.
  • Military and Government Collection - news, periodicals, academic journals, country reports, and relevant government documents for all branches of the military from 1965 to present.
  • National Technical Reports Library - documents from the National Technical Information Service's comprehensive collection of federally-funded technical reports.
  • PAIS International - articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories from 1972 to present.
  • Policy File - public policy research on governmental topics from 1990 to present.
  • Praeger Security International - information on terrorism and security, including regional security, humanitarian and peace operations, weapons of mass destruction, armed forces, intelligence, military history, defense and national security, and military affairs.


    Updated October 1, 2014