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College of Distance Education (CDE) Research Resources: Home

This Research Guide (libGuide) is intended for use by College of Distance Education (CDE) students. Its a guide to library resources for students who are studying offsite.

Off-Campus Access to Resources


Note: Links to the NWC electronic resources will work from off-site via the EZProxy for authorized users only.

(1) Via Blackboard: From Library's home page on the INTERNET,, select Electronic Resources A to Z  from the navigation menu located under the main search box and then choose an electronic resource by title from the alphabetical list. In the pop-up window, you will be asked to choose an authentication method. Choose Blackboard and then enter your Blackboard Username and Password.  ORLog into Blackboard; click NWC Library tab near top of page; click the link for Henry E. Eccles Library, which will take you to the library homepage. Click on the Electronic Resources A-Z link to get to the alphabetical list of all of the resources.

(2) CAC option: From Library's home page on the INTERNET,, select Electronic Resources A to Z from the navigation menu located under the main search box and choose an electronic resource by title from the alphabetical list. In the pop-up window, you will be asked to choose an authentication method. Ensure that your CAC is in the CAC reader. Choose CAC and follow the screen directions. You will be ready to search the database you selected.

Please see a Reference Librarian for further information. 


Library Guide

This  Research Guide is intended to help CDE students with their library research. Contact information is provided for both the College of Distance Education and the Naval War College Library. See boxes to the right for contact information.



Library Aids, Guides and Instruction

Below is a link to a guide entitled "Library Help, Guides and Instruction." The guide provides descriptions of online databases, as well as links to those databases and to reference guides for searching them. Key components of this guide are the captioned video tutorials. Each database or resource has a corresponding tutorial explaining its basic functions. 

Note:  Instructions on Interlibrary Loan within this guide are intended for onsite resident students only

Naval War College Library

NWC Library

Tel: (401) 856-5605


NWC, College of Distance Education

College of Distance Education



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U.S. Naval War College

 Reference Librarians


Telephone (comm.): (401) 856-5605

Visit:  M-F (0800-1600)