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Guide for International Students: Getting Started

Getting help

Welcome to Northwestern Libraries!

Welcome to Northwestern Libraries! Our job is to help you succeed in your studies and research. We can help you learn how to find materials for your research, including books, articles, and more.  

Explore the services that we offer for undergraduate studentsgraduate students, and faculty and staff.

Need help? Ask Us! Our staff is approachable. Drop in to the University Library Ask Us desk; e-mail us at; call us at 847-491-7658; or live chat during library hours.  We have specialists with expertise in particular topics and disciplines; find them here.

Attend a workshop. We teach about using library resources, software and technology tools, and the research process. Workshops are offered regularly throughout the year. Check the Libraries events calendar here.

Go on Library tours. We hold orientation tours at the beginning of each academic year. Tours are also available by request; contact Elsa Alvaro, if you would like to arrange a tour.

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Subject Specialist

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Elsa Alvaro
NU Libraries
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208