Comprehensive Research

Search journal articles & the library catalog together:

This search covers a broad variety and scope of article files available to current NU faculty, staff and students including Medline, JSTOR, Academic Search Premier, and more.

Getting Advice and Help

Our subject guides are designed to lead you to a variety of databases covering classic and interdisciplinary aspects of your field. Check out the "Finding articles" or "Recommended web sites" sections

Our online tutorials give you a feel for the process of searching, or take a look at our favorite Search Tips for the most producting searches.

Our librarians are subject specialists available to support your department, major, or discipline. We can by reached by email, or by appointment for one-on-one consultations.

Beyond the NU Libraries

If you identify materials not available through the NU Libraries, you may order them using the Virtual Catalog, Nexpress, or Interlibrary Loan. Read more

Productive searches

See our Help pages for information about finding the right database and doing effective searches.

Your focus will change

Be aware that as you are doing your research, you will find yourself returning to the same databases and web sites and altering your searches slightly to accommodate shifts in your topic over time. This is a natural part of the research process. Give yourself time to think about your research and discuss it with others as you proceed.
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