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Strategic Intelligence: Home

This guide is designed for students in the Masters in Strategic Intelligence program in the School for Professional Studies.

This guide is an introduction to SLU Library and other research resources relevant to the SPS Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence Program. Contact your SPS Librarian for in depth research assistance, or contact our 24/5 chat service to get immediate assistance. I'm happy to meet with you over the phone or virtually through Zoom or Skype, just specify your preference when you make an appointment.

Other Sections In This Guide

Journals & Journal Articles: Find links to selected journals in the field, as well as additional databases and information on finding and getting access to journal articles.

Writing & the Literature Review: Find resources for researching and writing your literature review.

Selected Readings in the Field: Find a list of selected readings in the field, with links to full text.

The Library is Everywhere!

Use your MySLU Login and password to access Library resources (journal articles, data, eBooks) from work, home or anywhere! Full off-campus access instructions.

Library Tutorials

Research got you stuck? Head over to the Pius Library's tutorials page for a couple of videos that walk you through the search process in the library catalog and SLUth. Click here to access the tutorials.

Interlibrary Loan

Remember: Never pay online to access an article! 

If SLU doesn't already subscribe to a journal, we will get a copy for you at no charge! You need to sign up for an ILLiad account before you can request items through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). If you have questions about ILL, contact our chat service, your librarian, or PIUS ILL directly.

Best Bets to Start Your Research

Start your research with these databases or explore the guide for more in-depth information.

Selected U.S. Government Sources

Where Can I Study?

In spite of all the digital content, sometimes you want a print book or a quiet place to study. If you're not close to campus, you have other options! As a SLU student you have access to university and college libraries in St. Louis and across Missouri (as well as select libraries in Iowa and Oklahoma) through the MOBIUS consortium. Use your SLU ID to gain access to the library at Wash U, UMSL, Maryville, Mizzou and more. Check out books directly from the libraries using your SLU ID and banner number. Use the MOBIUS Catalog to find out what books are available where.

Not in Missouri? Your local public library, public university library or community college library are options. Public university and community college libraries are open to the public and while you won't have special access as a SLU student, you will be able to use the library. Sometimes these libraries even have borrowing programs for community members to check out books.

Security Certificate Issues?

Many .mil web addresses use DOD security certificates that aren't automatically recognized by standard browsers. If you are using a lot of .mil sites in your research, you can easily get around this problem by installing the correct security certificates. For a more detailed explanation along with instructions and links to download the DOD security certificates see the website below.