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Learning Commons

Welcome to the Learning Commons research page! We have plenty of resources to help you with any research project. Use the links to your left. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask a librarian.

Research Guides

The Learn How to Research guide is a great starting point for any research assignment.

Check out our Subject Guides for research information specific to your discipline.

Databases / Articles (academic, scholarly) and Interlibrary Loans

NWP Databases offer access to authoritative sources. 
Interlibrary Loan allows you to request articles from other institutions for free.


Books and eBooks

The NEOS Library Catalogue lets you search for books, ebooks, and other physical materials in NWP's collection as well as those of the NEOS Library Consortium members.

Log into My Account to see what items you have put on hold, have already signed out, when they are due, and renew them if need be.

eBooks on a broad range of topics are also available.


Academic Journals and Periodicals

Browzine allows you to browse subject-specific academic journals.
Publication Finder lets you search for specific periodical titles (e.g., magazines, newspapers, etc.).


Streaming Videos & DVDs

Get another point of view in your research using streaming videos and/or DVDs.  You can get to both through OneSearch or the NEOS Catalogue or you can view the A-Z database list of streaming video products.  NOTE: Streaming video content is specific to each institution; it must show Northwestern Polytechnic - Internet for NWP students to access it.


  • Type in search term (e.g. Kangaroo care) and press enter to run the search.
  • Scroll down to Format limiter on the left - may need to click on Show More.
  • Click Videos limiter and click Update button to update search results.

NEOS Catalogue

  • Type in search term (e.g. Kangaroo care) and press enter to run the search.
  • Scroll down to Format limiter on the left.
  • Click Video or Projection limiter to update search results.


Open Educational Resources [OERs] and Open Access [OA]

OER/OA content is available right now and more resources are being added regularly.



Writing Your Paper - This online guide can help you get started on a writing assignment.
Citation Guides for the three formatting/citation styles used at NWP are available for easy reference.

For further assistance, make an appointment with the Writing Support Specialist


Additional Resources: Student Research 

Present at this year's Student Research Conference!

Information about research for students from Research and Innovation. 

Making a Research Poster 

Check out the proceedings from the 2020 Student Research Conference below!