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Welcome to the Literature Retrieval System

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Our Literature Retrieval System (LRS) is an online collection of scientific papers comprising over 130,000 documents in searchable PDF format, drawn from our extensive library of books, journals, reprints, reports, and other sources.  Established in 1962, our collection has grown steadily through dedicated searching of published and unpublished materials for information of significance to the Department of Defense pest management program, and accessioning of these materials into our library and online database.
We have recently added three important literature collections to our site: The Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit collection on mosquitoes of medical importance, the Dr. Norman G. Gratz memorial collection on global pest management, and the Dr. Goro Kuno collection on dengue.  Additionally, we are in the process of accessioning thousands of papers and reports from the personal libraries of the late Dr. Andrew Spielman (public health entomology, with a focus on mosquitoes and ticks), and the late Dr. John H. Cross (helminthology).
We hope that you will find the LRS useful in your research and that you will consider contributing to it, thereby supporting the global DoD pest management community.