This page provides links to information and resources designed to support the instruction and research efforts of Naval Postgraduate School faculty members. Faculty members are encouraged to contact the Library Liaison assigned to their respective departments for current information about our collections, specialized instruction and to arrange for research consultation.
Research Assistance means we'll work with you. Our Research Assistance page outlines the options for reference and library instruction services at Dudley Knox Library. We encourage you to contact your subject library liaison to arrange for one-on-one consultation and assistance with library resources and services.
Find your librarian. Library Liaisons are librarians with assigned subject collection development responsibilities. Library liaisons select books and materials to build the library's collections, as well as evaluate and plan for its future development. They also conduct library instruction and act as liaison to the faculty in their areas of subject responsibility. Librarians are available for in-depth library research assistance.
We make house calls. The library offers course-integrated library instruction that focuses on the specific skills needed for class assignments. You may schedule an instructional session for your class by contacting your Library Liaison or the Research Assistance and Instruction Manager at x7732. We also offer a regular schedule of library instruction throughout the year, including 50-minute sessions on Searching the Deep Web, using electronic resources such as LexisNexis, DTIC's STINET and CSA resources. These sessions are usually (although not always) at the noon hour, and are offered in the library's room 151, a computer lab setting.
You can incorporate library resources and services into your CLE (Collaborative Learning Environment) course.
ITACS offers this page for Sakai Courses:
NPS has acquired a site license for to a Plagiarism Prevention service called Turnitin.com. This is a web-based service that allows instructors to submit student papers for review. The service uses search technology that checks papers against both current and archived internet content; the TURNITIN database of previously submitted papers; and commercial pages from books, newspapers, and journals. A detailed report is returned to the instructor with the search results. The report identifies any matches found between submitted papers and searched material.
For more information, read the NPS Intranet message located here: http://intranet.nps.edu/ITACS/Turnitin/turnitin.html
What you need to know to place readings on reserve for student use.
Through its subscriptions to electronic databases, the library provides access to Research Alert services. Alert services enable researchers to receive updates on recent research, especially recently published journal articles. These services are free to faculty and other NPS users, and usually require that you provide an email address and create a password to login.
Book Reviews from Choice Reviews Online
The Dudley Knox Library has purchased an institutional subscription to RefWorks, a web-based bibliography and reference citation manager. RefWorks allows users to create personal citation databases by importing references from online databases. RefWorks features also facilitate manuscript preparation, allowing for automatic formatting of the paper and its bibliography.
RefWorks is similar in function to bibliographic management software products such as EndNote, Reference Manager, and ProCite, and citations from these programs can be easily imported into RefWorks. RefWorks differs in that personal databases are stored on the RefWorks server and can be accessed through the Dudley Knox Library institutional account from wherever the user happens to be. There is no charge for use to Naval Postgraduate School faculty and students.
We look forward to working with you.