Library Quick Start

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Get started with your library research

We provide access to millions of high quality, authoritative, scholarly and technical articles, books, ebooks, theses, and more (classified and unclassified) in both print and electronic formats. You can borrow physical items, but you can also access our electronic materials anytime with your NPS credentials. 

Find library research materials using our:

  • Library Search
  • 300+ article and research databases
  • Subject-focused research guides


Our unique collections include the:

  • NPS Archive: Calhoun - view previous NPS students' theses and all NPS-authored scholarly work
  • Restricted Collection - the same type of content as above, but content is limited to authorized users. Registration required.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library
  • Special Collections & Archives


Take advantage of our services:

  • Get research assistance via Ask a Librarian
  • Refresh your research and writing skills by attending library/GWC workshops
  • Use our Request Article or Book service (Interlibrary Loan) to request items from other libraries.
  • Course reserves for on-site use

We are here to support you!

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