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Books at NU Libraries
NUsearch is the main search tool for Northwestern University Library, combining the library catalog with a wealth of other databases and online collections.
Book Location Guide
Once you've searched and identified books in NUsearch, use the Book Location Guide to physically locate University Library books on the shelves where they are located.
Hathi Trust Digital Library
A partnership of more than sixty major research institutions with Google, the Hathi Trust Digital Library includes all the book images from these libraries that have been digitized by Google. Only out-of-copyright images (generally pre-1923) can be displayed, or others where the permission of the copyright holder has been obtained, though both in-copyright and out-of-copyright materials can be searched. Out-of-copyright books can be downloaded by Northwestern users who register with the site.
Books not at NU Libraries
The world's most comprehensive catalog of library holdings, particularly (though not exclusively) from North American libraries, containing over 2,000,000,000 records from over 10,000 libraries.
NUL has a lot of periodicals, but sometimes we won't have full-text access to an article. If we don't have a certain article, place an Interlibary Loan request so we can try to get it from another library. You can request books and media here too.
Search Catalogs of Other Libraries
Links to important library catalogs around the world.
Suggest a Purchase
We don't own it but you think we should? Make a recommendation for a book, journal, or other materials. The item will be reviewed by the librarian(s) responsible for the relevant subject area.
Political Science Librarian