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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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Learn More

Nov. 18: Students in San Diego: The Library is seeking three new Student Research Fellows for SHHS, SOEC, and SOBM. If you're interested in research, learn more about the opportunity here.

Nov. 11: This Veterans Day, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of those who have served our country and helped keep us safe. Thank you for your service! We also thought it would be fitting to highlight a veteran in our first Student Spotlight. Check it out here!

Nov. 9: Just a reminder that the Library will be open on Veterans Day (Nov. 11). We'll be around if you need any assistance!

Nov. 8: Holiday Cheer continues with the NUSNA! Thank you to those who have donated so far. The wishing tree has been transformed this month, and will remain up until Nov. 20. Learn more here!

  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

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