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Request article or book = Interlibrary Loan

Find something you need and we don't have it? 

Request article or book
(Interlibrary Loan)

  • ​One-time registration required. (You'll be prompted to register.)
  • Article PDFs can arrive as quickly as 2-3 days.
  • Print books can take 1-2 weeks.
  • DL students: we'll also send library-owned materials to you.

(3:59 min.)

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Other Sources for Books

You will probably want to identify other books on your topic regardless of whether Dudley Knox Library owns them.  There are numerous ways to do this.  Below are a few suggestions.

Some Basic Books in the Library

The following texts were written or edited by NPS faculty. They are just a sampling of the many books available in our catalog.

Defense AT&L Professional Reading Program

Useful Subject Headings

Click on the subject linked below to get a listing of all documents listed in our library search on that topic.  These are just examples of some of the relevant subject headings.  Note that many other libraries use these Library of Congress Subject Headings, so you may also find them helpful when searching other libraries.