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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

Apr. 25: This week is Money Smart Week, so we'll be holding a series of events in the Library to help you get smart with your money. Find out more and RSVP here!

Apr. 18: Researching hot topics and recent issues? Check out CQ Researcher! This databases offers in-depth, investigative reports on many important issues. Learn more here.

Apr. 15: The Library will remain open tomorrow on Easter Sunday for our normal hours of operation. You might even spot a bunny or two (in the parking lot, anyway). Feel free to stop by! Library staff will be accepting any sweets that come our way.

Mar. 28: We've just released the Spring 2017 edition of the Library Times. You'll find some of the latest news, updates, and more from the Library. We hope you like it! Pick up a paper copy in the Library, or check out the digital version here.

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  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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