We are pleased to be able to offer another year of free access to a select group of NPS-licensed scholarly information resources. If you graduated from an NPS degree granting program, we encourage you to request an account and take advantage of these familiar resources.
It takes 3-4 weeks for us to complete the registration process. However, if you just graduated we have to wait until your degree is verified, which may take up to 4 months. We will notify you via email when your account is active.
NPS-Licensed Alumni Resources
Military systems & equipment, geopolitical & terrorism intelligence, defense news & analysis, country security & threat assessments, and order of battle information.
Multidisciplinary. Select the databases you want to search and then click on Use selected databases.
Humanities and social sciences. Coverage begins with the first volume of each title, with a moving 2 to 6 year lag in the most recent holdings.
African Studies, Asian & Pacific Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Russian & East European Studies, Political Science & Policy Studies
Global Information System Click on Client Log-In
Strategic intelligence on every country and territory in the world. Government, country data, economy, national security, diplomatic information, and special strategic studies.
Major U.S. and world news from 1980, U.S. and State legal cases, company information, country socioeconomic profiles and news, public figures, statistics.
RefWorks 2 (Legacy)
Citation management software. Users can import and organize citations found in online databases and format them in papers, reference lists and bibliographies using the style of their choice. See the RefWorks 2 Help page for more information.
Citation management software. Users can import and organize citations found in online databases and format them in papers, reference lists and bibliographies using the style of their choice. See the RefWorks 3 Help page for more information.
For information about how to create an account, see the Getting Started tab.
More resources you may be interested in
Comprehensive collection of current and archived Homeland Security resources--all in digital format--from federal, state and local agencies, leading national and international organizations, think tanks, universities and more.
Full library access available to U.S. citizens who are: Federal, state, tribal, and local U.S. government officials; Members of the U.S. military; Homeland security researchers and academics; or Security staff protecting organizations vital to U.S. infrastructure.
Open Source Center
Formerly FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service) Open Source Center offers an extensive, in-depth collection of translations and transcriptions of open source information monitored worldwide on such diverse topics as military affairs, politics, the environment, societal issues, economics, and science and technology. The information is obtained monitoring radio, television, press, periodicals, books and other sources of unrestricted information such as databases and gray literature. For older reports see Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. Currently available: 1953-1996 of total years, 1941-1996.
Accounts available to US Federal, State, and Local government employees and contractors.
DTIC R&E Gateway
Public and restricted resources on all areas of defense research (science, technology, engineering, social science, business & budget), DOD directives & instructions. DOD and federal government employees and their contractors can register for access.
Navy Knowledge Online
A "portal" site for Naval Personnel which can be customized for displayed content, based on rank, NEC, duty station, time in service, and other data, according to the site. NKO includes Navy career tools, leadership resources and reference materials for educational purposes. The REFERENCE tab includes a collection of "eContent" which can provide valuable additional resources for NPS students for their research. Many of these sources are not available via the free web. Databases in Navy Knowledge Online
Accounts available to Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard: Active, Retired, Reserve and their dependents.
Delayed Entry Personnel, Navy Academy Midshipmen, Civil Service (DoN); Contractors (DoN). Others may request a sponsored account.
A customizable "portal" that provides Air Force personnel with news, directory, career & life information, as well as policy, procedural, and other reference & educational content. This "e-content" can provide authorized users (including some current NPS personnel and some alumni) with access to licensed information not available through the free web. Databases in Air Force Portal
Accounts available to U.S. Government Civilian, U.S. Military member or ally, or contractor supporting military efforts.
Army Knowledge Online
A customizable "portal" that provides Army personnel with news, directory, career & life information, as well as policy, procedural, and other reference & educational content. This "e-content" can provide authorized users (including some current NPS personnel and some alumni) with access to licensed information not available through the free web. Databases in Army Knowledge Online
Accounts available to U.S. Army or DA personnel and DoD military and government civilians who have been issued CACs. Others may request a sponsored account.
DTIC Online (Defense Technical Information Center)
Public resources on all areas of defense research (science, technology, engineering, social science, business & budget), DOD directives & instructions.
MERLN (Military Education and Research Library Network)
Military educational resources for researchers and scholars including Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALs), Regional Policy Overviews, U.S. National Strategy documents, White Papers on defense by country, and links to other unique military collections
The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events.
New Reports on Military and International Security Topics
Also known as "greta's links" this is a weekly listing of newly released reports on military and international security topics. You can subscribe to the blog and search the titles by keyword.
Science & Technology
FAS (Federation of American Scientists)
An independent, nonpartisan think tank and registered non-profit membership organization, dedicated to providing rigorous, objective, evidence-based analysis and practical policy recommendations on national and international security issues connected to applied science and technology.
Current and historical technical literature and engineering results.
Global Terrorism Database (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START))
Terrorist events around the world since 1970 (currently updated through 2004). Systematic data on international as well as domestic terrorist incidents.
Compare country statistics on Agriculture, Crime, Democracy, Economy, Education, Energy, Government, Health, Immigration, Labor, Media, Military, Mortality, People, Religion, Transportation, and more. Create your own graphs.
Library Catalogs, Archives & Search Engines
NPS Library Catalog
NPS theses and reports, books, government documents, technical reports, and more.
NPS Institutional Archive: Calhoun
The NPS Institutional Archive is made for searching, sharing and downloading the scholarly, instructional and institutional publications and research products of the NPS community. Find NPS thesis
Collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Find books in libraries near you.
Library of Congress
The nation's oldest federal cultural institution that serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
One web page for every book ever published. Over 20 million edition records online, providing access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books.
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Explore the U.S. Federal Collection (Fedlink).
Search engine for scholarly literature on the Web. Not comprehensive nor necessarily current.
To link to our databases, go to More > Settings > Library links > Search for "naval" > Select Dudley Knox Library/Naval Postgraduate School. Now you will see the Get it! NPS/Knox Library link next to the article in the search results. If it's in one of the databases that alumni have access to, you'll be taken directly to the article.
CRS Reports (Congressional Research Service)
How to find CRS Reports
GAO (Government Accountability Office)
An independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
Access to official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Economic and population trends, crime, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more.
FDSys (Federal Digital System)
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government including: Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Business Opportunities, Congressional Record, Federal Register, Supreme Court Decisions, U.S. Code, and many more Legislative, Executive, Judicial and Regulatory Documents.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Education research and information
Includes every United States patent ever issued, a total of more than 6.5 million patents.
TRB (Transportation Research Board)
Current information and research on transportation policy and practice. Covers nine general subject categories: planning, administration, and environment; design; materials, construction, and maintenance; operations and safety; aviation; public transit; rail; freight transportation (multimodal); and marine transportation. The TRB produces and maintains TRID The world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information.
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