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Homeland Security: Homeland Security Research

Researching Homeland Security

This page is dedicated to helping you do research on Homeland Security topics.

On this page you will find:

  • A link to our library catalog along with some helpful tips and tricks to keep in mind when searching Homeland Security materials.
  • Preset database searches for Homeland Security articles.
  • Scholarly books related to Homeland Security. 

These resources can also be found on our Library Resources page.

When you are not on campus and try to use the databases, you will be prompted for a username and password. If you do not know these and are a Schoolcraft student, then give the library a call and we will provide you with the information you need. 

Our phone number is:  (734) 462-4440

Catalog Search (w/ Tips and Tricks)

Use the library's catalog to search for Homeland Security materials.

Tips to keep in mind when searching:

1) Searching for "Homeland Security" under the Key Word or Subject criteria will not always give you the best results.

2) Instead, if you are searching for Homeland Security materials available in our library's collection, then use one or more of the following Subject Headings:

  • Antiterrorism
  • Border Security
  • Civil defense
  • Counterterrorism
  • Homeland Security
  • Immigration
  • Intelligence Service
  • Internal security
  • National security
  • Military Services
  • Surveillance
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism

3) As you explore our holdings, you'll discover more specific Subject Headings, such as: 

  • Civil defense--United States
  • National security--United States
  • Terrorism--Religious aspects

These help narrow the focus of the search and can be helpful if you have a specific topic or genre you're interested in exploring. If you want to know all of the Subject Headings for a particular item in our catalog, then click the Catalog Record tab in the item's record. You can click on one of the Subject Headings and it will bring up a list of all the other items in the library that have the same Subject Heading.

Important Note: Keep in mind that some of these subject searches will return mostly (if not all) ebooks and online resources. If you are only interested in book results, then select BOOK under the "Format" option on the Advanced Search page. This will get rid of all the ebook and online resource results and only provide you a list of books under the selected subject.


Off Campus Library Database Access

Schoolcraft students, faculty, and staff can access library databases from off-campus through Blackboard by clicking the “Organizations” tab. Go to

Databases (w/ Preset Searches for Homeland Security-Related Materials)

Homeland Security Scholarly Materials