- A Brief History of the Committee
- Descriptions of Committee Records
- Records of the Committee on Armed Services, 1947-1986 from Guide to the Records of the United States Senate at the National Archives
- Records of Committees Relating to Defense, 1816-1988 from Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
- Historical Documents
- Historical Information
- U.S. Senate Website Resources
Historical Information: Bibliography
Art, Robert J. "Congress and the Defense Budget: Enhancing Policy Oversight." Political Science Quarterly, Summer, 1985, pp. 405-527.
Blechman, Barry M. The Politics of National Security: Congress and U.S. Defense Policy. 1990.
Deering, Christopher J. "Armed Services Committee, Senate." In The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. Edited by Donald C. Bacon, Roger H. Davidson, and Morton Keller, 1995.
Deering, Christopher J. "Decision Making in the Armed Services Committees." In Congress Resurgent: Foreign and Defense Policy on Capitol Hill. Edited by Randall B. Ripley and James M. Lindsay, 1993.
U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Armed Services, Defense Organization: The Need for Change, 99th Cong., 1st sess., (Committee Print), 1985.
U.S. Congress, Senate, National Security Strategy. Hearings Before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, 100th Cong., 1st sess., 1987.
- Guide to the Records of the U.S. Senate (Record Group 46)
- Guide to the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (Record Group 233)
- Guide to the Records of the Joint Committees of Congress (Record Group 128)
- Publications of the U.S. Government (Record Group 287)
- Special Collections of the Center for Legislative Archives