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NUA Student Guide: Getting Started

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Welcome to the library research guide for NUA Students. Find relevant articles, books, and more to help you succeed in your classes.

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Getting Started


Homework Help

Find articles, books, videos, and more with Smart Search. Refine your results by material type, date, and more.

For additional search options, use Advanced Search. To log into your account, see Managing Your Smart Search Account.
Mobile users: If you can't see the Search button, push Go on your device's keypad instead, or visit the Smart Search homepage for a mobile layout.

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Mar. 24: Library Inked is a fun new project to showcase members of the NU community who are proud library users with tattoos! Our first story focuses on a student and faculty member in the Organizational Leadership program.

Mar. 21: Research tip! Try not to search in phrases or sentences like you would on Google. Instead, focus on just the most important keywords for your topic.

Mar. 16: Great news everyone! You can now login to access online Library resources using Single Sign-On (SSO). On the Library's authentication screen, simply click the SSO button to get logged in.

Mar. 4: Check out this retrospective video that looks back on just some of the things that the Library did in 2016. We're aiming to do even more in 2017, and we've got some great stuff planned!

More updates and news...

  General Information

  Library Tutorials

  Library Login

When accessing journal articles, e-books, and streaming videos through the library, you will be asked to log in.

  • ID: 9-digit National University ID #
  • Password: 6-digit birth date  (MMDDYY)

View the Library Login Help guide if you are having trouble.

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Contact Your Liaison

Library Liaisons

We enjoy working with our NUA students and faculty.  Please let us know how we can help you with your class projects and research assignments.

  E-mail: refdesk@nu.edu
  Text: (858) 367-0904
  Call: (858) 541-7900
  Toll free:  (866) 682-2237
ext. 7900

  Frequently Asked Questions
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