This digital resource is available through the Federal Depository Library Program to faculty, staff and students (and on-site library users) of Texas Tech University. The HSDL (https://www.hsdl.org) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Materials available in the HSDL include resources on policy and strategy, various special collections like CRS Reports as well as theses and research reports. Also included are various research tools that provide users guidance to locating materials outside of the materials housed within the digital library.
Another useful section is the Featured Topics section. They have provided access to selected resources on various topics of current importance or of particular significance to homeland security. These topics currently range from Border Security to Wildfires, including topics dealing with terrorism, gangs and cyber security.
Other useful resources that are available in the Homeland Security Digital Library include an Ask a Librarian feature and the On the Homefront blog. The Ask a Librarian function allows users to ask research questions any time of day or night, while the blog will let researchers stay up to date on current events. There is even a calendar of upcoming events.
Visit the Homeland Security Digital Library (https://www.hsdl.org) and explore all of the numerous resources at your disposal. Just remember that you need to be connected to the university network to have full access.