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Northern Illinois University
College of Law
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

HuskieSearch User Guide for the NIU Law Library

My Favorites: Saved records

When logged in to HuskieSearch you can save individual records for later review. Each record that displays in HuskieSearch has a pin icon on the right hand side. Click the pin icon to save the record to your Saved records.


After you save the record, it will change to a yellow background and the pin icon will turn red with a slash to indicate the record has already been saved.

Saved record after saving

Your saved searches are listed in My Library Account > My Favorites > Saved Records. Once records are saved you can add labels to them to aid in sorting and finding them later.



My Favorites: Saved searches

Whenever you run a search in HuskieSearch while logged in, you'll see the option to save your search (your query) at the top of the results.


Click Save query. You'll see a prompt to Turn on notifications for this query. If you click on this link and fill out your email address, you will be notified when new materials are added to HuskieSearch that meet this search's parameters.

Your saved searches are listed in My Library Account > My Favorites > Saved Searches. In this example, the filled-in bell indicates a notification is active for this search.


My Favorites: Search history

When you are logged in, HuskieSearch keeps track of your searches so you can easily run them again, even if you haven't saved them.

To see your search history, go to  My Library Account > My Favorites > Search History.


  • To save a search to your saved searches, click the pin icon.
  • To delete a search from your search history, click the trash icon.

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