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Books and Media

Search the library's entire collection of print and electronic books, journals, videos and sound recordings.


Query OneSearch for articles in scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and trade publications.

Full-Text Electronic Journals

Find full-text electronic journals, newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals that the library subscribes to.


Search databases to find articles, books, and other research material on your topic. 
Select databases by Title, Subject , or Type

Materials for My class

Course reserves help guarantee that all students in a class will have access to material assigned by an instructor. Hard copy items like books, videos, and physical objects are available to students at the Public Services Desk during regular library hours. Journal articles, book chapters, study guides, past exams, and other material that can be scanned or are currently available in electronic form will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Technology in the Library

From chargers and calculators to tripods and cameras, the library has a variety of technology available for checkout.

Archives/Special Collections

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives house the historical records of Northern Michigan University and materials documenting the history of the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft counties.

Holocaust Collection

The Holocaust Collection of the Lydia M. Olson Library consists of books, journals, audio-visual materials, and documents relating to the Holocaust. The aim of the Collection is to provide Northern Michigan University students and the public of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with a record of information about the Holocaust and to promote both awareness and an understanding of the event and its significance for all humanity, now and for the future.

Government Information

Serving the 1st Congressional District, Northern Michigan University's Olson Library has been a federal depository library since 1963.  Documents in the collection cover a variety of subjects and are meant to compliment not only the curriculum and research at Northern Michigan University, but the needs of the general public in the 1st Congressional District as well. The Olson Library also receives documents from the State of Michigan via their depository program.The documents, both electronic and hardcopy, are available to the general public and NMU faculty, staff, and students.

NMU Commons

Northern's institutional repository designed to bring together the scholarly and creative output of students and faculty of the University. The repository contains NMU Master's theses, Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly projects, the undergraduate journal Conspectus Borealis, Northern's Upper Country: A Journal of the Lake Superior Region as well as numerous faculty publications and presentations.

NMU Theses

Browse the entire collection of NMU theses by academic department. You can also search NMU theses using the keyword "thesis" and any subject term(s) of interest (i.e. thesis and trout).

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