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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 Modified Services for more information.

Library DIY

I need items in languages other than English.

Strategies for locating non-English content:

  • Use search terms from the language of interest. Special characters may or may not be detected in your search, so try the search with and without them. (Example: “El Niño” OR “El Nino”)
  • Search in English, but limit your results to a particular language. (In a database or in CLICsearch look for a "Language" limiter on the left side of the results screen.)

  • Many databases search only within the titles and English-translated abstracts of articles, rather than in the full text. So you may need to use key English terms in your search. 

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