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The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons


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CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION
Government Libraries and Museums

The hundreds of government libraries are valuable sources of information, for their card catalogs of books, reports, bibliographies, and increasingly, for abstracts or even full- text of holdings. DOE libraries form the core of the government's holdings with regard to nuclear weapons collections. DOD maintains more than 900 libraries within different military organizations and at local bases. About two dozen are major academic and technical resources with significant collections (see William M. Arkin, The U.S. Military Online (Brassey's 1997) for a complete listing). DOD libraries with particularly useful online catalogs and/or search engines relevant to nuclear weapons are listed below.

The Departments of Defense and Energy also operate dozens of museums. Many have holdings relating to nuclear weapons available online. Additional academic libraries also have valuable sites with photographs and information about aircraft, missiles or other types of weapon systems.


Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/
http://lcweb.loc.gov/
Though slow and labyrinthine, the mother of all catalogs is surprisingly comprehensive on most things, but not national security.

LOCIS: Library of Congress Online Public Access Catalog
telnet://locis.loc.gov

LC Marvel
gopher://marvel.loc.gov/

LC Science Tracer Bulletin (Science and Technology Division)
gopher://marvel.loc.gov/11/research/reading.rooms/science/bibs.guides/tracer

EPA National Library
http://www.epa.gov/natlibra/index.html
The Environmental Protection Agency National On-Line Library System available via telnet at telnet://epaibm.rtpnc.epa.gov (login: <public>) includes an index of EPA publications.

State Department Library
http://usds.library.net
With a rudimentary search engine, but no access to the catalog.


Department of Defense Libraries

Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Academic Library (Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH)
http://www.afit.af.mil/Schools/LD/afitld.htm

Online Catalog
http://sabre.afit.af.mil/
http://129.92.1.10
telnet://sabre.afit.af.mil (username: <afitpac>)

Dudley Knox Library (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA)
http://vislab-www.nps.navy.mil/~library/

Pentagon Library (Room 1A518, The Pentagon)
http://www.hqda.army.mil/webs/penlibweb/homepage.htm

Online Public Access Catalog
telnet://134.11.24.2 (login: <guest>; type <P>; enter)

Phillips Laboratory Technical Library (Kirtland AFB, NM)
http://library.plk.af.mil


Department of Energy Libraries

Department of Energy Headquarters Library
http://www.hr.doe.gov/library/
http://vm1.hqadmin.doe.gov/library/

Online Public Access Catalog
telnet://146.138.78.121 (login: <doecat>)

Argonne National Laboratory Library
http://www.ipd.anl.gov/aim/alec/

Brookhaven National Laboratory
http://www.bnl.gov/BOOKS/bookform.html

Library Catalog
telnet://inform.bnl.gov (login: <brookhaven>)

Hanford Technical Library External Page
http://libraryweb.pnl.gov

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
http://www-library.lbl.gov/

Online Public Access Catalog
telnet://csa1.lbl.gov (username: <cat>)

Lawrence Livermore Library
http://www.llnl.gov/tid/Library.html

Online Public Access Catalog
telnet://library.llnl.gov (login: <patron>)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
http://lib-www.lanl.gov/
The online library catalog include all of the 10,000 unclassified, publicly releasable Los Alamos reports held in the Report Collection back to 1943. Most were scanned from paper, although some were scanned from microfiche. About 98% of the more than 1,000 reports that have been reviewed since August 1995 for declassification have also been approved for public release and are being added to the online catalog.

Online Public Access Catalog
http://lib-www.lanl.gov/edata/catalog.htm
telnet://library.lanl.gov

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Library
http://www.ornl.gov/Library/library-home.html

Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library
http://www.sandia.gov/library/index.html

Savannah River Site Technical Library
http://www.srs.gov/search/kidofwais/technical-library


Museums

Castle Air Museum
http://almond.elite.net/castle-air/

National Air and Space Museum
http://www.nasm.edu/NASMpage.html
Part of the Smithsonian Institution.

National Atomic Museum
http://www.sandia.gov/AtomMus/AtomMus.htm
Operated by the Department of Energy and located on Kirtland AFB, NM. The Museum Store is worth a visit at http://www.cyspacemalls.com/atomic/.

Naval Academy Museum
http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Museum/

Strategic Air Command Museum Online
http://esu3.esu3.k12.ne.us/districts/ralston/ms/sac.html

Travis Air Force Online Museum
http://www.travis.af.mil/database/museum/index.html

National Museum of the United States Air Force
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
One of the best sites on the military Internet, particularly good for photographs.


The Internet and the Bomb: A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons is written and maintained by William M. Arkin and Robert S. Norris. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent to the authors at warkin@igc.org and rnorris@nrdc.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97

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