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.

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Special Collections and Archives

United States Army Russian Institute (USARI)

The Marshall Center, established in 1993, inherited a unique collection of materials from the former U.S. Army Russian Institute (USARI). Established in 1947, USARI supported the Department of the Army’s Foreign Area Officer (FAO) program, training thousands of specialists from all military services in Russian language and graduate-level studies in Soviet and Eastern European Studies. The Marshall Center continues to support the program, with Foreign Area Officers regularly participating in Marshall Center resident courses.

The Marshall Center Archives houses the USARI Student Reports, Soviet Posters, and Roots of the Marshall Center. There are over 500 student reports, in Russian and English, submitted in partial fulfillment of course requirements;  more than 65 Soviet-era posters depicting the Soviet revolution, its leaders, and its culture; and also news articles and bulletins that provide some information on the roots of the Marshall Center.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Our Research Library also contains thousands of documents in its Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Legacy Collection (RFE/RL). During the Cold War, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty played a crucial role in providing independent information to countries behind the Iron Curtain. RFE/RL compiled and accumulated various high-quality materials in English and Russian, spanning from 1959 to 1994. The Marshall Center’s RFE/RL collection supplements larger holdings of the Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford University and the Open Society Archives at Central European University in Budapest. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalists continue to report the news in 22 countries where there is no free press. Visit their current site at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.