For Alumni - Dudley Knox Library
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.
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 email@example.com
* 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
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.
Major U.S. and world news from 1980, U.S. and State legal cases, company information, country socioeconomic profiles and news, public figures, statistics.
Political science & policy studies; area studies in: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Russia & Eastern Europe.
Criminology, engineering, management & organization studies, material sciences, political science, etc.
Business & management; criminology & criminal justice; education; geography, earth & environmental science; media, communication & cultural studies; politics & international relations; psychology; sociology. Includes SAGE Business Cases.
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).
The resources listed below do not require NPS authentication, however, some under the US Military or US Citizens tabs have eligibility requirements and a separate registration process.
See also the full list of Open Access databases.
See also our Research Guides by subject.
DTIC Online (Defense Technical Information Center)
Publicly releasable content on all areas of defense research (science, technology, engineering, social science, business & budget), DOD directives & instructions.
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.
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.
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.
Multidisciplinary open-access repository of research papers
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.
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).
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.
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.
One web page for every book ever published. Over 20 million edition records online, providing access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books.
Children, families, and communities; cyber and data sciences; education and literacy; energy and environment; health, health care, and aging; homeland security and public safety; infrastructure and transportation; international affairs; law and business; national security and terrorism; science and technology; workers and the workplace
Collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Find books in libraries near you.
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
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.
US Patent & Trademark Office
Includes every United States patent ever issued, a total of more than 6.5 million patents.
Defense Technical Information Center Research & Engineering Gateway (DTIC R&E Gateway)
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.
DOD MWR Digital Libraries
Ebooks & audiobooks, newspapers & magazines, and educational resources including article and research databases.
Active duty military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard). Members of the Reserve components and National Guard.
Retired military, including retired from the Reserves and National Guard. Medal of Honor recipients and veterans with 100% service-connected disabilities. Eligible family members who are officially sponsored (ID card holder) by authorized patrons in the above categories. DOD and Coast Guard civilians, including appropriated and non-appropriated fund employees, when stationed outside the United States; stateside eligibility contingent upon resource availability.
These are generalized categories; eligibility per DoDI 1015.10.
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.