NUsearch is an integrated search interface which helps you to search for books, journal articles and more both in our libraries and elsewhere.
You can access NUsearch directly, via the Library website, via the Portal or via Moodle.
Frequently Asked Questions about NUsearch
Three search options are presented:
Library collections: search for books, journals and other material in University collections
Articles: search a large central index of journal articles and conference proceedings; offers full text indexing of most of the e-journals to which the Library subscribes
Library collections & Articles: search both the Library collection and the central index
Whilst it is possible to use NUsearch without logging in, we recommend that you do "Sign in" with your University login at the outset to access the full functionality and to interact with your library record, via the My Account link. For example, you can set up personal search preferences; save results and search queries for future use; and use borrowing services such as requesting or recalling items.
There are a number of infocasts to help you start using NUsearch.
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.
UNLOC filters results to seven languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish. In NUsearch you can filter to many more. Search and retrieval in Mandarin is especially enhanced.
Reviews and tags
After signing in, you can assign words and phrases to items that you discover to help you organize and locate them later. These tags are public so the other researchers will be able to view and use them. You can also review items and share your opinions with others.
Save bibliographic data on the e-Shelf, then export to EndNote, EndNoteWeb, RefWorks or del.icio.us.
We have plans to continue to develop NUsearch:
online support materials
access through mobile devices
integration of Manuscripts and Special Collections
integration of Nottingham ePrints
further integration with Moodle
interlibrary loan integration