Instant library. (Education).The holdings of military libraries can be accessed through the Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN MERLN Military Education Research Library Network ), a Web-based information portal designed to promote international outreach. Divided into geographic and content-specific areas, the home page offers access to MERLN (North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. ) through a central node in the National Defense University (NDU NDU National Defense University
NDU Notre Dame University
NDU Naval Diving Unit (Singapore)
NDU Non Disruptive Upgrade
NDU Navigation Data Unit
NDU Nordisk Data Union ) Library. Other points include: MERLN (Asia-Pacific) with a central node at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; MERLN (Latin America-Caribbean) under the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at NDU; MERLN (Europe), with a central node at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies; and MERLN (International Fellows) and (Near East-South Asia) with access to licensed electronic products for NDU alumni.
Three content-specific areas include resources, online publications, and the digital library. Resources present holdings from catalogs, library home pages, and bibliographies of participating libraries. Listings include terrorism and homeland security and also bibliographies on topics such as asymmetric warfare, civil-military operations, and strategic deterrence. Information is updated daily. Online publications afford centralized access to periodicals like Joint Force Quarterly and Parameters and titles released by the Marshall Center, Partnership for Peace Consortium, and other institutions. The digital library presents unique collections, including archives on command and staff colleges, papers of John M. Shalikashvili and Maxwell D. Taylor General Maxwell Davenport Taylor (August 26, 1901 – April 19, 1987) was an American soldier and diplomat of the mid-20th century.
Taylor was born in Keytesville, Missouri and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1922. , and student work from the National War College.
MERLN is available worldwide on a 24/7 basis at http://merln.ndu.edu.