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Web Search

The Office of Web Communications manages the Northwestern University web search using Google CSE. If you are a university webmaster/developer please refer to the information for webmasters. Not finding answers to your questions? Please send questions to

Search Tips

Google CSE crawls public content, indexing keywords and phrases. Only Northwestern subdomains are included (with a few exceptions). For best results, enter a query that is specific. For example, instead of a general term such as "annual report," narrow your search by including the name of the department that generated the report. You can wrap a phrase in quotation marks to find an exact match.