This page describes the array of licensed content provided on the Service Portal web sites Navy Knowledge Online, ArmyKnowledge Online, and Air Force Portal, which include full-text databases which may not otherwise be available to NPS students.
Air Force Portal
WHAT IS AIR FORCE PORTAL?
Providing "essential online resources for the Air Force at a single location," AFP is intended to: make it easier for all Air Force personnel to find information; eliminate duplication; and save money by integrating systems.
WHO MAY USE AIR FORCE PORTAL?
AFP accounts are available to U.S. Government Civilian, U.S. Military member or ally, or contractor supporting military efforts. Users must register first.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AIR FORCE PORTAL?
AFP is a customizable "portal" that provides Air Force personnel with news, directory, career & life information, as well as policy, procedural, and other reference & educational content. This "e-content" can provide authorized users (including some current NPS personnel and some alumni) with access to licensed information not available through the free web.
WHERE IS THE LICENSED CONTENT?
Under the "Library" tab, click on Reference Center. Then scroll down to "Databases."
The following list details licensed content (databases) currently available as part of the AFP site. (last checked on 9/5/2007)
NetLibrary - AFLIS - Air Force Library Information System eContent Collection
Peterson's Air Force Library Resource Center
Security Management (Faulkner Information Services)
Army Knowledge Online
What is Army Knowledge Online?
The Army's Enterprise Portal, Army Knowledge Online (AKO), is a primary component of the Army Knowledge Management (AKM) strategy and The Army Transformation.
WHO MAY USE Army Knowledge Online?
AKO accounts are available to U.S. Army or DA personnel. A Foreign Officer (attached to U.S. Army) may arrange for a sponsored account. Users must register first.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH Army Knowledge Online?
AKO is a customizable "portal" that provides Army personnel with news, directory, career & life information, as well as policy, procedural, and other reference & educational content. This "e-content" can provide authorized users (including some current NPS personnel and some alumni) with access to licensed information not available through the free web.
WHERE IS THE LICENSED CONTENT?
From the AKO home page chose the Self Service drop-down menu and click on My Library.
The following list details licensed content (databases) currently available as part of the the AKO Portal site. (last checked on 10/15/2008)
A-Z Journal Titles
Navy Knowledge Online
What is Navy Knowledge Online?
At the top of the Chief of Naval Operations' Top Five Priorities Status Report list is manpower. The Navy has voiced a commitment to education and learning in order to empower Naval personnel to excel professionally and personally. Navy Knowledge Online (NKO), as a portal for Navy career management, personal development, leadership and learning came out of that commitment.
Who may use Navy Knowledge Online?
NKO accounts are available to Navy and Marine Corps: Active, Reserve, Civil Service, Delayed Entry Personnell, Navy Academy Midshipmen, Retired and Retired Reserve. Users must register first.
What can you do with Navy Knowledge Online?
NKO is intended as "portal" site for Naval Personnel which can be customized for displayed content, based on rank, NEC, duty station, time in service, and other data, according to the site. NKO includes Navy career tools, leadership resources and reference materials for educational purposes. The REFERENCE tab includes a collection of "eContent" which can provide valuable additional resources for NPS students for their research. Many of these sources are not available via the free web. To use them you must first register for NKO and log in.
Where is the licensed content?
Click the tab on the far right of the NKO page marked "Reference" to access licensed content, including full-text databases not otherwise available to NPS students. A column on the left sorts the available content into general areas of interest such as "Econtent - Engineering" and "Econtent - Genealogy" and "Econtent - Kids". Content includes downloadable audio books, music and eBooks, as well as useful content drawn from the free web.
The following list details licensed content currently available as part of the the NKO Portal site. (last checked on 4/6/2010)
Academic OneFile via Gale Cenage Learning
Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Covers the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Academic OneFile offers millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML formats. (See Academic OneFile under eContent - Education.)
AncestryDatabase via ProQuest
Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more in full text. Includes photos, maps, charts and forms. A source intended for Genealogical research. (See ProQuest Ancestry Database under eContent - Genealogy.)
America’s Newspapers via NewsBank
Newspapers in full text from around the world, Archives go back to the 1980s. (See America's News (Newsbank) under eContent - News.)
Armed Forces & Government News via Newsbank
Military Newspapers culled from the Newsbank collection, including Navy Times, Marine Corps Times, Defense News, Federal Times and others. (See Armed Forces & Government News under eContent - Genealogy.)
Auto Repair Reference Center via EBSCO
Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for more than 33,800 vehicles covered from 1945 to present. It includes drawings, photographs, wiring diagrams and offers technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturers. (See Auto Repair Reference Center under eContent - Do-It-Yourself Databases.)
Career Transitions via Gale
Career Transitions offers personalized help for your job search. Log in to create your profile, discover new interests, perfect your resume, search real job postings and get helpful tips on how to stand out from the pack. (See Career Transitions under eContent - Careers.)
College Prep via Peterson's DOD MWR LIbraries
Family College Planning Center includes resources for test preparation, college searching, locating financial aid, and career planning. See College Prep from Peterson's under eContent - Young Adults.)
CultureGrams via ProQuest
Country Reports on cultures of the world, including history, customs and lifestyles. (See ProQuest Culture Grams under eContent - Education.)
Do-It-Yourself Reference Center via EBSCO
Includes Auto Repair Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, COIN Career Library, EBSCOhost Research Databases, Small Engine Repair Reference Center and Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center. (See Do-It-Yourself Reference Center under eContent - Do-It-Yourself Databases.)
Expanded Academic ASAP via Gale's
A full text database covering content from newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes filters for peer-reviewed publications and documents with images. (See Expanded Acacemic ASAP under eContent -Education.)
Multiple Gale’s resources combined in one search interface, including Reference Center Gold, Expanded Academic ASAP and Health and Wellness Center and Career Transitions. (See Gale Powersearch! under Econtent - All Subjects.)
Gale's Virtual Reference Library
A selection of reference books on world history and religion, including the Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security, Cold War Reference Library, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World and many more. (See Gale Virtual Reference Library under eContent - Education.)
Green File -- Environmental Database via EBSCO
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. (See GreenFile Environmental Database under eContent - Science.)
Health and Wellness Resource Center via Gale’s
Medical and Health Reference works including Drug and Herb Finder, Alternative Health Encyclopedia and consumer information. Searchable by keywords or by topic. Includes multimedia content. (See Health & Wellness Center under eContent - Education.)
HeritageQuest Online via ProQuest
Resources for family history research including articles from PERSI database, Freedman’s Bank database, Revolutionary War records, history books and U.S. Census materials 1790-1930. (See ProQuest Heritage Database under eContent - Genealogy.)
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center via EBSCO
Home Improvement Reference Center via EBSCO
Home Improvement Reference Center (HIRC) is a full text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Offers step-by-step instructions for plumbing, outdoor projects, woodworking, electrical, and decorating, as well as articles from magazines and reference books. (See Home Improvement Reference Center under eContent - Do-It-Yourself Databases.)
Information Resource Center via Gale’s
Also called Student Resource Center Gold, this is a full-text, multiple-subject resource for academic journals, magazines, news, reference, statistics and more. Includes multimedia content, and may be searched by suggested “popular topics”.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) via EBSCO
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes core journals, books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. (See Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) under eContent - Education.)
Military and Intelligence Database (Gale's)
A customized selection of journals ranging from 1980 to present. (See Military & Intelligence Database under eContent - Miliitary.)
Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN)
MERLN (the Military Education Research Library Network) is a comprehensive website devoted to international military education outreach. It represents a consortium of military education research libraries that work together to provide access to a variety of unique electronic resources for the use of researchers and scholars.MERLN is home to the Military Policy Awareness Links - MiPALs - which provide direct access to defense-related U.S. policy statements on selected key topics.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
A resource for researching investment strategies. (See Monrningstar under eContent - Finance.)
Includes eBooks in areas of Agriculture , Auxiliary Sciences of History , Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) , Education , Fine Arts , General Works , Geography. Anthropology. Recreation , History (General) and History of Europe , History: America , Language and Literature Law Medicine Military Science, Music and Books on Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. (See MyiLibrary - Ebooks under eContent - Foreign Language.)
netLibrary for the Navy General Library Program
Includes eBooks in full text and audiobooks. Content includes English, French and Latin languages. (See NetLibrary - NGLP eBook & Audio Collection under! under Econtent - Science.)
Opposing Viewpoints via Gale’s
Factual information clearly presented on both sides of today’s “hot button” issues. May be searched by content levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. (See Opposing Viewpoints under eContent - Education.)
Peterson's DoD MWR Libraries / Education Lifelong Learning Resource Center.
A career development resource. Includes categories for College Success Tools, Military Success Tools, Portable Civilian Career Tools, High School Success Tools, Allied Health Career Tools and Getting Into Grad School. See Peterson's - Lifelong Learning Resource Center under eContent - Education.)
Safari Technical Ebooks
A digital library for technology and business professional literature. (See Safari Technical eBooks under eContent - Audio & eBooks.)
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
(See Small Engine Repair Reference Center under eContent - Do-It-Yourself Databases.)
St. Thomas University School of Law Diplomacy Monitor
Communiqués, transcripts and news releases from around the world. (See Thomas under eContent - Law.)
Student Resource Center Gold via Gale’s
A full-text, multiple-subject resource for academic journals, magazines, news, reference, statistics and more. Includes multimedia content, and may be searched by suggested “popular topics”. (See Student Resource Center - Colledge Edition under eContent - Education.)
Teacher Reference Center via EBSCO
Provides indexing and abstracts for many of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. (See Teacher Reference Center under eContent - Education.)
Tumble Talking Books
Audio library which includes material for children and adults. (See Tumble Talking Books under eContent - Kids.)
TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books as well as games for children. (See Tumble Books under eContent - Kids.)
TumbleReadables highlights the sentences as they are being read, turns the page automatically, and offers the ability for a reading child or young adult to follow along in 3 text sizes. (See Tumble Readables under eContent - Kids.)
Live Help from Certified Tutors. (See Tutor.com - Adults under eContent - Education.)
Virtual Career Library via Peterson's DOD MWR LIbraries