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About the Library: Overview

Marshall Center Research Library Overview

The Marshall Center Research Library supports the educational, informational, and research needs of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. We provide up-to-date print and digital resources via books, journals, and multimedia. Services include one-on-one consultations, research assistance, teaching about our resources, preparing research guides, and collaborating with faculty in the College of International and Security Studies.


The Library's collection covers a spectrum of issues on global security, terrorism and cyberterrorism, democracy and comparative studies, international relations and diplomacy, strategic communication and dialog, as well as peace and stabilization operations including crisis and conflict management. The library houses over 65,000 volumes of books and multimedia in English, German and Russian; maintains over 3,000 eBooks; and subscribes to more than 150 journals.


The Library’s security-related and academic research databases provide full-text access to over ten thousand journal articles and news stories, reports and analyses, policy documents, and much more. Library databases can be accessed from anywhere on-campus. Library resource access via the GlobalNET portal is available to alumni and staff from off-campus. Note that not all databases are accessible from off-campus based on vendor restrictions.


The Library is located in Building 101 on the ground floor, mezzanine and basement levels. The Library provides access to printers and a scanner/copier at no charge. Librarians can assist with questions on copyright and fair use.


LibGuides are a service provided by Marshall Center librarians to compile information resources on selected topics for Marshall Center faculty, staff, students, alumni and other library users. Use of these resources does not reflect the views of or endorsement by the Marshall Center, the US Department of Defense, or the US government, German government or Munich Security Conference. All original content in these compilations is copyrighted, unless specifically noted otherwise. All rights to copyrighted items are reserved.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government nor any of its service members or employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.