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About the Home Page Search

The Scholar OneSearch box on the library home page provides simple, one-stop searching for books, articles, digital media, and more.


Explore the Interface

View a Quick Guide (PDF) to the search interface and its features.


Search the catalog and more

Select one of four options from the drop-down menu next to the search box

1. Library Catalogs + Articles

This is the broadest category, and includes:

Signing In:  If you are off campus, you must be signed in to see all results. Sign in at the top right of the Scholar OneSearch page with your myNEU username and password.

Library Catalogs

This does NOT include individual journal articles, but does include Northeastern's Snell Library, African American Institute Library, Marine Science Center Library in Nahant, School of Law Library, and University Archives:

  • All of the circulating collections, including books, videos, CDs, government publications, and children's literature;
  • Subscribed journal titles (with dates and issues available), legal update services, reference books, course reserves, Northeastern theses and dissertations;
  • Archival finding aids describing historic items in the University Archives and Special Collections;
  • E-books, streaming audio and video titles, online government publications, and subscribed e-journal titles

Hint: To find a specific book or movie title via the home page search box, put the title in quotation marks and search "Library Catalogs."

Law Library Catalog

Search the same types of items as "Library Catalogs" above, but ONLY for the School of Law Library. Again, articles are NOT included.

Course Reserves

Search materials placed on reserve by course instructors;

Hint: search by course number or instructor name.


Manage your account

Sign in at the top right to:

  • Keep track of, and renew, your borrowed books, videos etc.;
  • Get the most complete article results, especially if you are off-campus;
  • Put yourself on a waiting list for checked out items;
  • Save your search results in personalized folders;
  • Create alerts to be emailed when items that may interest you are added to the collection;
  • Set a personal subject preference so results in that subject rise to the top of your results.


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