Further to our post on 3 December 2015, we are pleased to report that today the Declassified Documents Reference System has been launched and is now live on the Artemis platform from Gale Cengage. The DDRS is now known as U.S. Declassified Documents and can be accessed here.
To search the U.S. Declassifed Documents resource only, click on the “Searching 10 of 10 databases” tab, untick the “Check all” tick box and tick just the “U.S. Declassified Documents Online” tick box (bottom right).
The U.S. Declassified Documents can now be cross-searched with the other archive resources on the Artemis platform. You can filter search results by document type, classification level, publication year and by other categories. Results can be analysed using the built-in Term Frequency and Term Clusters tools.
Government documents constitute a significant resource for researchers in almost every discipline. Limitations on the access to this information, severely restricts our understanding of the development of domestic and foreign policies. U.S. Declassified Documents makes it possible for researchers to easily and quickly access and review selected previously classified government documents online.
This digital collection fills an important gap in post-World War II domestic and foreign policy studies and provides unique opportunities for undergraduate and graduate comprehensive research in a rich primary source. In addition, U.S. Declassified Documents provides basic research for journalism, public policy studies, international law and security, and other disciplines.