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Help, Guides and Instructions: International Student Help

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

Library Keytag

Do you have a Naval War College Library keytag?



A library keytag is a necessity for successful research! Use it to borrow books and other circulating material in the library collection, request checked out items, renew books in your library account, or to request Interlibrary Loans.

If you do not already have a keytag, it is easy to get one. Stop by the Service Desk in the library for assistance!

Finding Books in the Library

Finding Books Not in the NWC Library

Searching for Journal Articles

Local Public Library Book Catalog

Your local public library is a goldmine for books and resources we may not have in our own collection!  Please visit your closest library to get a library card-- this card will let you borrow items from all public libraries in the state of Rhode Island!


  Register for a Library Card


Closest public libraries to the Naval War College:


Middletown Public Library
700 West Main Rd
Middletown, RI 02842


Newport Public Library
300 Spring St
Newport, RI 02840


Portsmouth Free Public Library
2658 East Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871


Search for books in the online catalog:

ESL Resources

 Are you looking for ways to improve your language skills?  Browse through this guide and you'll find lots of tools and resources to help you!    The resources below focus on reading, writing, listening, pronunciation, and grammar skills.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias available through the Naval War College Library website (on-campus through a networked computer or off-campus through Blackboard log-in):


Dictionaries free and available on the web!

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