NUsearch is library discovery tool which helps you to search for books, journal articles and more both in UNNC library collection and ExLibris' central index. 

You can access NUsearch directly, via the Library website, or via Moodle. 

Frequently Asked Questions about NUsearch

Using NUsearch

Four search options are presented:

  • All collections: searches everything we have, all online resources, plus everything we physically hold in our libraries.
  • Library Catalogue: search unique print and electronic collections held at library.
  • Articles: search ExLibris' large central index of journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters and audio visual material etc.  offers full text indexing of most of the e-journals to which the Library subscribes
  • Research outputs: search the University's digital research archive, which includes articles, dissertations and theses by our staff and students

If you are university staff or students, you can login in with your IT account username and password.

For registered external members, you can use library number and password to log in as Community borrowers. Please enquire library staff for your password for your first time use.


Improved access to quality information

NUsearch draws on a central index that aggregates hundreds of millions of scholarly e-resources. It encompasses journal articles, e-books, reviews, legal documents and more. Documents are harvested and then indexed from commercial publisher and aggregators, and from open-access repositories.

More advanced search options

You can now search by Classmark, ISBN/ISSN, Library name or Collection name using the advanced search. You can also restrict your results to a particular language and more options of Material Type.

Improved filter options  

Filter options could sift and sort you search results into an easy to use list of resources.  In Filter my results you can now apply multiple filters in one go.  You can also apply persistent filtersat Active filters section so that filters can remain for subsequent searches during a particular search session.