Primo VE is a simple, one-stop search with access to both subscription-based and freely-accessible materials; including articles, books, videos, digital media and other resources available through the NWC Library. All of these materials can be searched within a single search box!
Primo VE is accessed right on the Naval War College Library homepage. Simply enter your search term in the search box to search for books, journal articles, and ebooks:
Primo VE may be a good starting point for your research, but you won't find everything available to you through the library's many resources if you only use Primo. Subject matter such as archival materials, legal information, and country data & statistics may not be thoroughly represented in Primo, so it would be beneficial to search subject-specific electronic resources to find more in-depth resources.
RefWorks can be accessed from Primo VE! You can search in Primo VE while at the same time saving citations and creating bibliographies, all on the same platform.
Click on the link below for more information:
YouTube Video Tutorial:
To log into your library account to renew books, save searches, and more; you must click on the "sign in" option on the top right side of the Primo VE search page:
Once you click on the sign in button, a pop-up menu will appear:
It may take a few moments to load.
Choose the first option for CAC authentication. If you receive an “error” message, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
A new page will open. Select your CAC certificate to access your account.
If you were NOT issued a CAC with NWC credentials, please choose the second option for email authentication.
A new page will open, click on the green area to enter your USNWC email address:
You will receive an email in your inbox. Please follow the instructions within the email to continue the log-in process. If you receive an “error” message, please email email@example.com for assistance.
For additional assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us!
Advanced Search will allow you to enter search terms within a specific field, such as Title, ISBN, Author's Name, etc. This option can be helpful if you are searching for a specific item rather than for multiple results on a topic. To get to the Advanced Search screen, click on "Advanced Search" to the right of the keyword search box at the top of the results page:
Clicking on Advanced opens a page with all of the Advanced Search options:
- Use quotation marks
- Add more keywords
- Need more assistance with Primo? Contact the Reference Librarians!