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ENGLISH 205: Intermediate Composition (O'Laughlin): Find Books (Start with NUsearch)

Finding books at Northwestern

Use NUsearch, Northwestern University Library's search tool, to find books, documents, video, sound recordings, and other items across both the Evanston and Chicago campus libraries of Northwestern University.
NOTE: NUsearch can also search across several article databases to retrieve articles and other documents.                   

Tips for searching with keywords and filter results (an example from a sociolinguistics seminar)

multilingual* AND code-switching-> finds both multilingual and code-switching in the book or article records / descriptive content.

multilingual* AND (code-switching OR "language alternation")--> finds multilingual and code-switchingor multilingual and "language alternation" or all 3 terms or concepts in the book or article records / descriptive content. 

Since code-switching and "language alternation" are synonymous or related search words, combining them with OR in the same search may broaden your search and help discover relevant sources that you might have otherwise missed.

The initial search below in NUsearch finds not only books, but journals, individual articles and many other formats for information sources.  You can easily limit down to online availability, such as ebooks, any format, or date of publication, subject, language, etc.  This example below shows how you can filter your results down to online books, or ebooks, instead of all source types.

limit your search with filters on the left, such as full text online and books as the format.  This will find only ebooks and not other types of sources.

If you find books you need that are in the Libraries but not available online, you can place a request for off-campus delivery to your address.

Sign in with your netid to request a paper copy book from the library for home delivery.

Select your delivery method, such as home delivery, and fill in your address in the notes field as shown below.

Select home delivery and then fill in your address in the notes field.