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While the library building is closed until further notice, the Library's online services and resources continue to be available to Northwestern students, faculty, and staff.

Please see this Guide to Essential Services & Resources for more information.


Getting the most out of CLICsearch

CLICsearch uses your Northwestern network username and password for easy sign in. Once you sign in, you’re able to:

  • Access electronic content full text

  • Place requests

  • Review your checked out items and holds

  • Save favorites

CLICsearch has many built in facets on the left side of the page to narrow to specific types of results. You can include or exclude types of resources, limit to local library collections, and more.


You can also use the scopes in the search bar to narrow or broaden the resources you’re looking at.



If you want to see all catalog items with a specific author or subject, use the Browse feature at the top of the page.



Browse is configured to search for the following parts of a catalog record:

  • Author

  • Subject

  • Title

  • Call Number


Other fields like Series, Genre, and ISBN/ISSN can be searched in the Advanced Search.