Books in the Learning Commons


We have many resources, online catalogs, and databases at your disposal along with tutorial information to help you get started.

Research Guides

Research Guides (LibGuides) are multimedia subject guides presented in an innovative and attractive modern format. Their web-based format allows them to provide links to library materials and services. They are essentially library portals that connect the researcher to relevant Web sites and to the library’s online catalog and databases, often suggesting search strategies for exploring library resources.

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Getting Started (Help Guide)

Need research help? This Research Guide helps patrons of the Naval War College (NWC) Library make the most of their library experience and serves as a starting place to learn how to use the library online catalog and databases.

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Research Workshops

For incoming students and faculty we offer small group research workshops to familiarize you with our facility and resources.

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Off Campus Research

All resources can be accessed through the Naval War College Library's Internet homepage. From off campus you must be authenticated through your Blackboard account or through your CAC card.

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EBook Access

The Naval War College subscribes to four databases that provide electronic books (eBooks) to the college community. Each of the four NWC library databases that contain eBooks allow the user to search titles and content.

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Reading Room

Reading Room provides the NWC community with quick, easy access to additional information about readings recommended by guest speakers.

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Other Library Services

Classified Library

Students and faculty have a wide range of materials and electronic resources available in the Classified Library.

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Library Donations

Interested in donating to the library, click the button below to find out more information on how to donate to us.

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Faculty, Alumni, or Visitor Services

Authorized NWC users (resident or CDE students, faculty and staff) can access subscription databases and library website links from off-campus.

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News, Media, & Events


Pops Ensemble Holiday Concert at Spruance Hall (Reservations Filled)

Dec. 16, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Behold the Clipper Ships!

Dec. 12, 2018
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