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Help, Guides and Instructions: Home

This Research Guide helps patrons of the NWC Library make the most of their library experience by introducing important databases and resources available to them. It serves as a starting place to learn how to use the library online catalog and databases.

Library Aides, Guides and Instructions: Introduction

This Research Guide is meant to help patrons of the Naval War College Library make the most of the wide variety of resources at their disposal, including:


  • Descriptions of Databases and Resources
  • Instructional Videos Explaining the Components of each Database or Resource
  • Accessing Resources from Off-Campus
  • Effective Searching Techniques
  • How to Download eBooks
  • Google Help
  • How to Find Books
  • Searching for Journals
  • Interlibrary Loan Instruction
  • Contact Information for Reference Librarians  

New Student Orientation

Click on the link below to view a presentation on how to find and use the library's resources online

NWC Library's New (Temporary) Home!

The NWC Library, including Classified Library and Henry E. Eccles Library, will be moving to Sims Hall, starting June 23, 2014. This is in preparation for construction of the new Learning Commons, which is anticipated to be completed late 2016.

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Reference Department Contact Info


 The Reference Staff is available during normal library hours:

M-Fri 0800-1630

Or call us at 401-841-3052/ 401-841-4551

Email us at

Or use our Ask a Librarian module: