Discover which source or database to use, how to find an article, book, ebook, or video, get citing examples and help from a librarian with an assignment.

What's in this guide?


  • Recommended search engines to discover journal articles
  • How to tell if an article has been peer-reviewed

Peer reviewed articles

  • Definition of peer review process for scholarly journals
  • Verifying journal is peer-reviewed


  • Books and videos/CDs to check out at Northwest
  • eBooks for emailing chapters or downloading
  • Books to borrow from other libraries

eBooks by discipline

  • Subjects include: Anatomy, Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Emergency Medicine, Entomology, Evolution, Genetics, Mammology, Medical Terminology, Microbiology, Zoology


  • Search for online videos (streaming) 
  • Featured videos

Off-campus (remote) access

  • Get answers on how to access the library's electronic resources 
  • Find troubleshooting tips


  • Examples of Scientific Style CSE references and in text citations 
  • Link to full CSE guide

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Course guides

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