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Government Documents on Intelligence


The United States Government spends significant financial, human, and technical resources on intelligence operations and analysis to protect national secrets and learn the national secrets of other countries. While much of this information must remain secret, significant amounts of government information on intelligence activities can be obtained from printed sources and the Internet. Purdue Libraries have many government documents on intelligence with most of these being located in the HSSE Library. Subject headings you can use to search for these materials on the Library Catalog include:

Arms Control--Verification
Information Warfare--United States

Intelligence Service--United States
Military Intelligence--United States
Security Classification (Government Documents)--United States

Space Surveillance

The principal index for U.S. Government documents is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36.An online version of this index covers 1976-present. 

Additional indexes for locating government publications on intelligence activities include the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 covering recent congressional publications, the CIS U.S. Serial Set Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C761c covering congressional publications from 1789-1969, the CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1789-1909 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1990, and CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents 1910-1832 HSSE REF 351.73 C497 1996. Connect HERE for information on downloading Purdue Libraries Ebooks.


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