Catalog & Discovery Tool Tutorials & FAQs

Step-by-Step Tutorials
Interactive tutorials will walk you through the basics of using the catalog.

We've selected some tutorials specific to our catalog below, but there are so many more to choose from!

Finding Articles & Books Using Quick Search Saving Your Results and Managing Your Library Account View All Tutorial Topics

How-To Videos
View videos of the best way to access resources and your account.

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MyLibrary Account and Saving Search Results

  • Sign in and use your My Library Account
  • Save items to "My Favorites"


Finding Books & eBooks in the Library Catalog

Find books and ebooks owned by the UNL Libraries and other NU Libraries in the Library Catalog.

How-to Instructions


Searching the Library Catalog by Topic

  • perform and modify a basic keyword search
  • interpret an article record, and
  • locate the call number and availability of a book


Finding a Journal Article From a Citation

Find an article in the library catalog, using the citation.

How-to Instructions


Advanced Search

  • Personalize your Search Settings
  • Access and use Advanced Search
  • Get to Additional Research Tools and Help