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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

Jun. 24: We've posted a new story to our blog for Library Inked, a project that highlights proud library users with tattoos. Read it and watch the interview here!

Jun. 19: Congratulations to all of our graduates! It's such an amazing and rewarding day when we finally get to see you walk. Check out this awesome view of Commencement from the press box!

Jun. 10: JSTOR, one of our favorite databases for arts and sciences, has a cool new beta feature called Text Analyzer. Simply upload a document to find related articles and books! Give it a try 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

  Frequently Asked Questions
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