Searching for NPS Theses and Dissertations
In partnership with Internet Archive and the Library of Congress, we are digitizing thousands of NPS Masters' Theses, Doctoral Dissertations and Capstone Project documents in full text...right back to 1923. These theses/dissertations, designated for Unclassified/Unlimited distribution (cleared for Public Release) form a significant part of the NPS Institutional Archive, Calhoun. The collection of digitized NPS theses available through Calhoun is growing every day.
While digitization is under way, users can still search for NPS Theses through 2012 by using BOSUN, our online catalog.
Additionally, Unclassified/Unlimited NPS theses can be searched through the Defense Technical Information Center's (DTIC) Online Public Technical Reports database. Electronic copies of theses from approximately 1997 to the present are available via DTIC.
Use of Print Copy Theses
During the digitization process, Unclassified/Unlimited NPS theses not currently in process for digitization remain available for check-out to all holders of NPS library cards. (Documents marked at all other levels are only available to NPS personnel with appropriate clearances or who otherwise meet the distribution restrictions.) Thesis documents in process during digitization are unavailable for use. After digitization, print copy theses are available for use on-site at Dudley Knox Library on the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, by special arrangement. To arrange use of a print thesis, please contact us using the Researcher Registration Form.
Limited distribution, Confidential or Secret Classification theses
Theses/dissertations that are Unclassified but are for Limited distribution, or are Confidential or Secret are housed in our Restricted Resources and Services (RRS) section on the 1st floor and are available according to the limitations of the distribution statements and/or classification level.