The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), created by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, began operation on March 1 st, 2003. What do all of the publications here have in common? The Department of Homeland Security agencies and offices created all of them. Combining organizations from other departments, DHS includes Customs and Border Protection, Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, the Transportation Security Administration, and other agencies.
The University Library holds materials from various DHS areas, which are useful to a variety of subjects on campus and the public, from engineering to education, computer science to the social sciences to agriculture.
Federal Depository Library
Since 1907, the University of Illinois Library has been member of the Federal Depository Library Program, which provides the public with free access to government information. The University Library receives 90-95 percent of the government publications available through the program and purchases additional materials.
Citizenship and Immigration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Office of Citizenship. Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test, Washington: Government Printing Office, 2012.
Library Catalog: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Record/uiu_7015968
Test your USA knowledge with these one-hundred U.S. history and government questions for naturalization test preparation.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Immigration Statistics. 2002 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, Washington: Government Printing Office, 2003.
Library Catalog: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Record/uiu_4730221
This book includes current and historical data covering characteristics of immigration, naturalization, asylees, refugees, temporary admissions, and enforcement.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services . The Citizen’s Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States, Washington: Government Printing Office, 2007.
Library Catalog: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Record/uiu_5336988
In addition to the sub-title items, this guide also includes historical speeches, presidential statements on citizenship and immigration, prominent foreign-born Americans, and rights and responsibilities of citizens.
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. Engineering with Nature: Alternative Techniques to Riprap Bank Stabilization, FEMA, 2009.
Library Catalog: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Record/uiu_5919734
This booklet includes 10 success stories of alternative methods of riverbank stabilization in the State of Washington as well as best practices for working with nature.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross . Ready…Set…Prepare! A Disaster Preparedness Activity Book, 2008.
Library Catalog: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Record/uiu_5733599
For parents, teachers, and kids, this booklet provides information about planning for and reacting to fires and various natural disaster situations through vocabulary, lessons, and activities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Frontline 5, no. 2, ONLINE. 2012. Available:https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/frontline_vol5_issue2.pdf
Library Catalog: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Record/uiu_5968274
This quarterly publication includes stories about Customs and Border Protection’s activities.
U.S. Computer Emergency Preparedness Team
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Computer Emergency Preparedness Team. Password Security, Protection, and Management. ONLINE. 2012.
The U.S. Computer Emergency Preparedness Team (US-CERT) has published a series of guides on computer and online safety.
U.S. Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Transportation Security Administration. Building a Secure Nation: Safeguarding America’s Transportation System. 2004.
Library Catalog: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Record/uiu_5194258
Published soon after the Transportation Security Administration joined the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, this document lays out their vision, values, and strategic goals.
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. U. S. Coast Guard. Short Range Aids to Navigation Servicing Guide, 2008.
Library Catalog: http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/Record/uiu_5712338
This guide, for USCG personnel who service navigation aids, includes Light Emitting Diode (LED) lanterns. Illinois professor Nick Holonyak, Jr. invented the LED in 1962.
Official Website of the Department of the Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security’s activities demonstrated in graphics and numbers.
Keep track of Homeland Security’s regulatory activity online through:
Visit in Person
US Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years was on display in the Marshall Gallery during August 2013 on the 1st floor of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr. Urbana, IL.
This display was created by Stephanie Martin, Government Information Services and Reference, Research, and Scholarly Services graduate assistant with the assistance of Julia Pollack, Angie Stangl, and Mary Mallory. A special thanks goes to Reference, Research, and Scholarly Services, Government Information Services, Access, and Collections, and the Exhibitions Committee for their support.