Maneuver Center of Excellence Libraries
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Cultural & Language Resources





TRADOC Culture Center - (CAC Access Required)  - TCC provides relevant and accrediated cultural competency training and education to Soldiers and DA Civilian in order to build and sustain an Army with the right blend of cultural competency capabilities to facilitate a wide range of operations, now and in the future.

This site provides a wealth of cultural information to include Smart Books and Cards on various cultures from Afghanistan to Yemen, and under the "Articles" tab: Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, Recommended Reading Lists for Regional Areas, and Student Readers on various topics.



MCoE Libraries OneClickdigital Recorded Books offers Pimsleur Complete and Short Language Courses to include the following: Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (eastern), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, German, Greek, Haitian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

CLICK HERE! To access. In the "Quick Search" box type in Pimsleur to see the course language titles. To register the access code is: mcoe.

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

CLICK HERE! Language Resources

Department of Defense Joint Language University

CLICK HERE! Joint Language University - For current federal and DoD employees. 10,000+ catalog items including targeted language training, assessment objects and Area & Culture training are available. Transparent Language CL-150 suite of language tools is also offered. Initial registration with a .mil or .gov e-mail address is required.


Links to country/cultural information


BBC News Country Profiles

CIA World Factbook

Cultural Awareness Resources (AKO login in required to access)

Defense Language Institute Field Modules - Click on "Choose a Country" tab at top right"

Department of the Army Intelligence Information Services

International Crisis Group Web site

Library of Congress Researchers Country Studies

MERLN - National Defense University

Cultural Awareness and the Military Bibliography - Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

National Geographic

Program for Culture & Conflict - NPS

Socio-Cultural and Language Resources - Air University

The Culture and Conflict Review

The Long War Journal

The World Bank, Countries & Regions

U.S. Department of State Background Notes