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For Alumni

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.Request an Alumni Account

Also, please visit the More Resources section below.

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NPS-Licensed Alumni Resources

Click on any of the NPS-licensed resources NPS logo below, then enter your alumni credentials when prompted.


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.

Nexis Uni  NPS logo

Major U.S. and world news from 1980, U.S. and State legal cases, company information, country socioeconomic profiles and news, public figures, statistics.

Project Muse Ebook Collections  NPS logo

Political science & policy studies; area studies in: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Russia & Eastern Europe.

ProQuest  NPS logo


SAGE Journals  NPS logo

Criminology, engineering, management & organization studies, material sciences, political science, etc.

SAGE Knowledge  NPS logo

Business & management; criminology & criminal justice; education; geography, earth & environmental science; media, communication & cultural studies; politics & international relations; psychology; sociology. Includes SAGE Business Cases.

SAGE Research Methods  NPS logo

How to conduct social science research from start to finish: writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting & analyzing data, and writing up your findings. Includes the "Little Green Books" (quantitative methods), and the "Little Blue Books" (qualitative methods).

Alumni - More Resources

More Resources

The resources listed below do not require NPS authentication, however, some have eligibility requirements and a separate registration process.

For Alumni - More Resources
Below is a sampling of publicly accessible resources.
See also the full list of Open Access databases.

See also our Research Guides by subject.


DTIC Online  (Defense Technical Information Center)
Public resources on all areas of defense research (science, technology, engineering, social science, business & budget), DOD directives & instructions.

PILOTS Database
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.

NASA Technical Reports Server

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.

A Collection of Think Tanks, Policy Institutes & Research Organizations

Library Catalogs, Archives, Repositories & Search Engines

Multidisciplinary open-access repository of research papers

NPS Library Search
Articles, NPS theses and reports, books, government documents, technical reports, and more.
Use the Open Access filter on your search results.

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.

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.

Open Library
One web page for every book ever published.  Over 20 million edition records online, providing access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books.

Internet Archive
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).

Google Scholar
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, login to gain access.


Federal Government

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.

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. (replaced FDsys)


ERIC  (Education Resources Information Center)
Education research and information

United States Patent & Trademark Office

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.

Defense Technical Information Center Research & Engineering Gateway (DTIC R&E)  

Both access controlled and publicly accessible documents in all areas of defense research (science, technology, engineering, social science, business & budget), and DOD directives & instructions. 

Accounts available to DOD and federal government employees and their contractors. CAC login/registration required.

Navy MWR Digital Library  

Ebooks & audiobooks, newspapers & magazines, and educational resources including article databases.

Accounts available to US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard: Active, Retired & Reservists and their dependents. Civilian & Non-Appropriated Fund Employees & contractors.

Air Force eLibrary  

Ebooks & audiobooks, newspapers & magazines, and educational resources including article databases.

Accounts available to active duty, DOD civilian, retiree, and dependents to access secure resources.

Army MWR Library Online 

Ebooks & audiobooks, newspapers & magazines, and educational resources including article databases.

Accounts available to US.Army or DA personnel and DoD military and government civilians who have been issued CACs.  Others may request a sponsored account. 

Homeland Security Digital Library 

Comprehensive collection of current and archived Homeland Security resources from federal, state and local agencies, leading national and international organizations, think tanks, universities, and more.

Full access accounts available to Federal, state, tribal, and local US government officials; US military; Homeland Security researchers and academics; or Security staff protecting organizations vital to US infrastructure.

Alumni - Request Account

Please do not request an account again if you:

  • need to change your password, or if you forgot it
  • need to find out the status of your original account request*
  • have access issues or questions about your account

Instead, contact us at

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.




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