Research Help & LibGuides

In-person help

Need help getting started on your research?  Just ask!  Library staff can help you define a topic, choose the best database or search engine, identify effective search terms, and refine search results.  Research help is available Mon-Fri 8am-5pm and by appointment.  Schedule a consultation, or just drop in!  To get connected, contact mtanner [at] (Martha Tanner), Head of Library Instruction and Reference, 402-465-2407.


LibGuides are course- and subject-specific research guides, created by Cochrane-Woods librarians. These custom research tools can help you pinpoint the best resources for your papers and projects.

NWU Journals

If you want to know whether the NWU library carries a specific journal, start with the NWU Journal Titles Database. The database lists magazines, journals, and newspapers by title and subject available through Cochrane-Woods Library.  You can use this source to find out:

  • Does Cochrane-Woods Library own my journal title?
  • What years, volumes, and issues are available?
  • Is the periodical in electronic format?  If so, in which database could I find the full text of the articles?
  • What titles are available in my discipline or subject area?

Internet Resources for Research

Looking for reputable and freely available internet resources for your research?  Here are some selected sites on topics ranging from Broadway shows to science and technology to the U.S. Census.

How to Find Books and Articles

Want to know how to find books and articlesat Cochrane-Woods Library? Check out this Prezi:

Cooper Center

If you're turning your research into a paper, the Cooper Foundation Center for Academic Resources, located in Cochrane-Woods Library, can help you with writing and revising.