Research Resources

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Books

NLU Library Catalog
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I-Share Catalog
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WorldCat
Find books and other materials located at other libraries in Illinois and around the world.

Electronic Books

Ebrary: Access to full text books, reports and other authoritative titles.

EBSCO eBooks: Access to full text books. 

SpringerLink: Access to full text books, journals, and other publications. 

Articles

Databases by Subject
NLU article databases organized by subject discipline.

A-Z List of Databases
NLU article databases in alphabetical order.

Full-Text Journals
Browse journals available in full text through databases.

NLU Print Journal List
Find journals available in print format.

Online Videos

Alexander Street Press Streaming Video Databases
Search one place for videos in the follow Alexander Street Press Collections: American History in Video, Black Studies in Video, Counseling and Therapy in Video volumes 1 through 3, Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video, Current Affairs in Video, Education in Video, Ethnographic Video Online volume 1, and Health and Society in Video.

Films on Demand 
Streaming video database with over 6,000 videos on a variety of topics appropriate for academic research.

Key of G
From New Day Digital Films. A documentary about disability, caregiving, and interdependence.

Archives

NLU Archives and Special Collections

Access to the physical Archives collection is currently not available.

We anticipate the physical Archives collection will be closed until June 30, 2014.

Digital Commons @NLU

Digital Commons @NLU is a repository that showcases, disseminates, archives and makes publicly accessible NLU's scholarship.

Citing Sources

See our Citing Sources page for tools and tips on how to cite your research.

RefWorks Citation Manager

RefWorks is a research management, writing, and collaboration tool. Use RefWorks to manage your research citations, create bibliographies, and share your research.

 

 

 

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603

    (888) 658.8632

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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123

    (888) 658.8632

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632

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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632

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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632

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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
    800.366.6581 | www.nl.edu/florida

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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    414.577.2658

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