Research Tools and Guides
Use online tools at the Libraries to further your research.
Familiarize yourself with online tools for conducting research.
Search tools and collection discovery
Find a specific item or source, such as a database or ejournal.
- NUsearch searches our collection for books, journals, images, articles and multimedia. Items can be placed on hold or requested via NUsearch.
- Databases A-Z lists all Northwestern Libraries databases. Search the list or filter it by database subject, type or vendor.
- eJournals A-Z lists all Northwestern Libraries electronic journals. The list of e-journals is searchable.
- WorldCat searches collections from thousands of libraries. Items may be requested via interlibrary loan and delivered to Northwestern.
- Geographic Information System Resources offers software, online tools and more.
- Social Science Data Resources has comprehensive sorted lists of statistics and data resources by subject.
Use LibGuides to find different types of guides prepared by our librarians.
- Research Guides provide instruction that is specific to an academic discipline. They are prepared by our subject librarians and can include recommended search engines, publications and course information.
- How Do I... Guides instruct patrons on how to use library tools and resources.
- Reference Materials is a compilation of links to online reference materials -- including encyclopedias, database and more -- as well as information about print reference materials at the library.
- Video Tutorials provide quick tips on generating keywords, finding materials, using interlibrary loan and more.