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Unmanned Vehicles: Find Articles

This LibGuide is an aid to finding information on unmanned systems including aerial, terrain, and underwater vehicles. Links to book searches, articles, documents, Web sites, and news-feeds are provided.


unmanned vehicle*

remotely piloted vehicles

military robot*

drone aircraft

unmanned aerial vehicle*

autonomous vehicle*

artificial intelligence

unmanned ground vehicle*

unmanned underwater vehicle*

unmanned undersea vehicle*


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Electronic Resources

Start your search for journal articles by clicking the link to one of these recommended databases. Keyword suggestions are listed in the box on the left.

ProQuest Central  : defaults to the Military Collection & Military Module   

EBSCO : search both the Military/Gov't and Int'l Security & Counter Terrorism Collections

Policy File : Includes GAO, National Academy of Sciences, Airpower Research Inst. reports

Jane's Online : to search all of Jane's Online

Lexis-Nexis : newpapers articles

HeinOnline : legal issues (select a collection, then search for unmanned vehicles, for example)

Homeland Security Digital Library : Gov't Reports, articles, & theses.

DTIC : Gov't Reports, service colleges theses.

Sample Search Results using ProQuest


Technical Data

For details of specific unmanned vehicles: