International Students' Guide to the Dudley Knox Library

Search our FAQ & the library catalog, access RefWorks, video tutorials, ask a librarian, & more

Search our FAQ

Need research help? Ask us!

Find your library liaison

A librarian is assigned to each NPS School, Center, Institute, or other curriculum to assist the faculty and students in those areas.

Request article = Interlibrary Loan

Due to COVID-19, print books or other physical items are currently unavailable.

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

Request article or book
(Interlibrary Loan)

  • DL students: we'll also send library-owned materials to you.
  • Article PDFs can arrive as quickly as 2-3 days.

Remote Access. How do I login?

If you're off campus, select the method of access that works for you:


  • Simply wait to login in when prompted*

  • Go to My Accounts to login to the different services*

You're already registered and have access to your Library Account, but you'll need to register for these separately:

  • Request Articles & Books
  • Restricted Collection
  • NPS Alumni


*Use your NPS credentials to login.

Learn more about remote access

Questions about accounts or access? Ask a Librarian

Quick Search Tips

  • First, be as specific as possible
    Broaden your keywords if you don't get enough relevant results.
  • For exact phrases
    Use "quotation marks"
  • For acronyms or synonyms
    Use OR
  • For stemming or word variations
    Use an asterisk (*)  (Symbol may vary by database.)
    nav*  Finds navy, naval, navigation
    defen*e  Finds defense and defence
  • Limit your search with Advanced Search filters
    Examples:  Title only or Citation and Abstract, Date, Source, Subject Area, Location

Learn more about phrase, truncating, and wildcard searching. Includes cheat sheet for a variety of library research databases.

Thesis Processing Office

Thesis Processing Office


Templates, forms, citations, SharePoint, Python dashboard, and more.

Office Hours

Graduate Writing Center

NPS Graduate Writing Center


Learn and develop your writing and critical thinking skills for success. Workshops, writing coaches, drop-in sessions, learning tools, and other resources.

Drop-in Hours: Mon-Fri 1000-1400

By appointment

Sign up for a workshop

The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) and the library offer a variety of research and writing workshops. They are usually front loaded toward the front half of the quarter. Sign up today!


Some workshop examples -- these are just five of the many workshops offered.

  • Library Quick Start
  • Critical Thinking in Review
  • Mastering the Literature Review
  • Paraphrasing and Quoting Like a Pro
  • Citation Management with Zotero