International Students' Guide to the Dudley Knox Library

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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 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.)

Remote Access. How and when do I need to login?

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

 

  • Simply wait to login (NPS credentials) when when prompted

OR

OR

  • Go to My Accounts to login to the different services


Login Flowchart

remote access


You already have access to your Library Account, but you'll need to do a one-time registration for these separately:

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

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

Hours

Graduate Writing Center

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

Hours

Sign up for a workshop

The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) and the library offer a variety of research and writing workshops. They are usually offered during the first month of the quarter. Sign up today!

workshops

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