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Online Students

Locating Journal Articles

  • Search for journal articles plus books and more, on any topic.
  • Check the E-Journal Finder by title for a subscription to a particular journal, newspaper, or periodical.
  • Use Interlibrary Loan to special-order the articles you need.
    • Register for ILLiad
    • The library will notify you via your NU email when your PDF article is available for download.
    • For help with ILLiad call (617) 373-8276 (ill [at]

Locating e-books and books at libraries near you

The NU Libraries do not deliver books, videos, or audiorecordings to distance users at this time. 

  • To search for e-books available at NU Libraries, use Scholar OneSearch
  • Read Technical books from Safari Learning Online (Microsoft, Que, O'Reilly and more), or other e-books on a variety of topics
  • To learn which libraries near you have a particular book (or journal, dvd, etc.) check WorldCat Local.
  • To access a library in person near you, these partner libraries have reciprocal arrangements with the NU Libraries that allow you to access their collections in person.

Other Research Content

Getting Help

  • Use Subject guides to get started on your research with suggestions, recommendations, and a librarian who can help you.
  • Research tutorials include videos and illustrations to help you with research basics and online searching.
  • View a complete list of our research databases.
  • Report a problem with your login or other technical issues.

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