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The library's central index for articles in scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and trade publications. Use the navigation menu on the results page to refine your search by publication type, peer reviewed sources or date.

Books and Media

Search the library's entire collection of print/electronic books, journals, and media.


Search databases to find articles, books, and other research material in a specific discipline or field of study. Select databases by Title, Subject , or Type

Equipment Lending

From chargers, cables, & calculators to microphones & video cameras, the library has many pieces of equipment that can be borrowed to suit a myriad of projects.

Full-Text Electronic Journals

Identify full-text electronic journals, newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals subscribed to by the library. Search by title or browse by subject.

Unique Collections


The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives houses 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.

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 hard-copy, are available to the general public and NMU faculty, staff, and students.

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.

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

This guide provides access to the print and electronic versions of NMU theses. It also has links for finding theses and dissertations completed at other institutions.

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