With HuskieSearch you can:
HuskieSearch allows you to search multiple library collections simultaneously, but what kinds of resources can you find with each of these options?
Everything: Search NIU collections, articles and thousands of online resources.
Articles & More: Find electronic resources like articles, eBooks, dissertations, videos, etc. from most NIU databases.
I-Share Libraries: Find and order books and more from 90+ academic libraries in Illinois.
Library Catalog: Search books, eBooks, DVD’s, CD’s and more at NIU.
Course Reserves: Search print materials placed on reserve for your class.
E-Books: Search for ebooks at NIU.
WorldCat: Search and order library materials from around the world.
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Articles & More: Allows patrons to search for articles for journals and newspapers, conference proceedings, web resources, reports, and videos
Citation Linker / Fetch Item: Permits patrons to find a specific journal article, journal or book by entering known citation information
Database: A searchable electronic collection of records, offering citations, abstracts, and sometimes full-text documents; these can be multidisciplinary (i.e. JSTOR or Academic Search Complete) or subject-specific (i.e. PsycINFO or Dance in Video)
Facet: Used to filter results in patron searches (e.g. filtering by resource type, author/creator, genre, etc.)
Find It: Helps patrons find out how/where to access an item—whether it is available in an NIU database or through Interlibrary Loan (formerly SFX@NIU)
Get-It-Now: Information delivery service that allows patrons to access some articles on-demand, within eight hours of the request
Journal Search: Allows patrons to search for a journal by its title Loans Items checked out to a patron, whether those materials are from NIU or another I-Share Library
Location: Where the item is stored or shelved (e.g. Graphic Novels or Main Collection)
My Favorites: Listing of saved records, searches, or history; it can be accessed by clicking on the “My Favorites button.” Patrons must be signed in to save or access saved records, searches, or histories
My Library Account: Provides information on loans, requests, fines, and blocks, as well as personal details, such as the patron email address and expiration date of library credentials
NIUILLIAD/WorldCat: Interlibrary loan of materials outside of I-Share
Requests: Items patrons have requested from NIU or another I-Share Library that have not yet been checked out to the patron
Query: All words or phrase entered in order to find materials (e.g. “autism spectrum disorder,” “Dickens, Charles,” or “children AND adolescents”) are a search query Search Scope Defines where the system should search (e.g. the NIU Library Catalog, Course Reserves, All I-Share Libraries, etc.)
Similar Items: Creates a search based on the author of the item from the previous search
Subject Guides: Webpages with detailed information and links to resources on a particular topic or field of study; these are created and curated by subject specialist librarians