Navy Advancement Bibliographies
To access BIBs on COOL:
- Select a rating from the Advancement Exam Bibliographies list in the Find & Select Related Credentials search box, or
- Look in the Advancement Exam Bibliographies section toward the bottom of any Rating Summary page
Advancement Bibliographies (BIBs) are lists of occupational and professional military knowledge references developed to help guide Sailors in their studies for advancement exams. You can access BIBs on COOL in the following ways:
On any page, click "Find" on the side of the page, go to the Enlisted Search tab (open by default), then click on the Advancement Exam Bibliographies button. You can then search on and select a specific Advancement Exam Bibliography document. To view the selected Bibliography document, click Go.
An easy way to get to the Advancement Exam Bibliography section on a Rating Summary page is to use the page navigation bar. The bar "sticks" to the top of the window as you scroll, so is always in view.
To learn more about the BIBs, see the Bibliography FAQs PDF.
BIBs are normally posted six months before exam administration dates. The Navy Advancement Center must change bibliography information as references are updated and Fleet instructions change. If you are an advancement candidate, it is critical that you check the bibliography a few times prior to the exam administration date to see if there are any changes. Navy COOL maintains the most current BIB version.