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African Newspapers 1800-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

Subject: 
Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
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    This collection of historical African newspapers from the World Newspaper Archive provides coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that shaped the continent.

    Detailed subjects: 
    African-American Studies, Anthropology, Business, History, International Affairs, Political Science, Sociology

America's Historical Newspapers (1690 - 1922)

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Boston Public Library card required for access
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    Includes "Early American Newspapers, Series I, II & III", cover-to-cover fully text-searchable facsimile images of over 1,000 historical newspapers from all 50 states from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Access for Massachusetts residents only, courtesy of Boston Public Library e-card.

American Broadsides and Ephemera

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Boston Public Library card required for access
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    Based on the American Antiquarian Society's landmark collection, this database offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900.  Access for Massachusetts residents only, courtesy of Boston Public Library e-card.

American Periodicals Series Online (ProQuest)

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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    Digitized images of the pages of 1000 American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1940. Titles include Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, the first American professional journals, and several consumer magazines still in publication, such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Ladies' Home Journal. The search interface allows you to search the complete text, including tables of contents. Articles are downloadable in PDF format. Updated daily.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Journalism, Literature, Sociology

American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (Sharpe Reference Online)

Subject: 
Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
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    The core content of this work reviews and analyzes the process by which aspirants to the American presidency have campaigned for the support of the national electorate and how voters have made their selections from 1789 to the present day.  Content includes primary documents, images, chronologies, and state-by-state analysis of election results.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, History

American State Papers

Subject: 
Government & Law, Social Sciences
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    Legislative and executive documents from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Law, Political Science

Archive of Americana

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Boston Public Library card required for access
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    Contains unique primary source material relating to nearly every aspect of United States history from over three centuries. Coverage: 1639-1980.  Access for Massachusetts residents only, courtesy of Boston Public Library  e-card.

    Detailed subjects: 
    English & American Literature, History, Literature

ARTstor

Subject: 
Art, Media & Design, Humanities
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    ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, photography, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images. See system requirements for optimal use.

Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003 (Proquest)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
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    Fully digitized coverage of the African American newspaper  Atlanta Daily World from 1931-2003.

Baltimore Afro-American 1893-1988 (Proquest)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    Fully digitized coverage of the African American newspaper Baltimore Afro-American  from 1893 to 1988

Boston Globe, Current and Historical (1872-present) (ProQuest)

Subject: 
Social Sciences
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Current NU Only

Boston's Latino Community History

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Open Access
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    The documents, images, and posters in this digital collection were selected from the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records and the La Alianza Hispana records held in the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department.  These records available in this online collection document public policy formation, community relations, affordable housing, urban planning and housing rehabilitation, cultural and educational programming, violence prevention, and minority rights in Boston during the last decades of the 20th century.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Subject: 
Government & Law, Social Sciences
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Open Access
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    US Department of Justice information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Criminal Justice

Center for Research Libraries

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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    The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) collects and makes available important and rare collections of primary source materials, as well as thousands of foreign dissertations, historical journals, and newspapers from around the world.

    The collections are so varied as to include an unpublished manuscript music collection from Oxford, the vast engineering library of Linda Hall, and rare monograph and pamphlet area collections from various regions of the world. For example, the Sutro Library Mexican collection includes over 3,000 titles from the 1500-1900 time period, covering cultural, economic, political, religious, and social themes in Mexican history.

    These collections are made available in print, in microfilm, and, in many cases, online. Faculty, students, and staff are eligible to borrow resources through an extended delivery system or, when available, through electronic delivery or online.  See our Subject Guide to the Center for Research Libraries for more information. 

Chicago Defender 1910 - 1975 (Proquest)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
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    Fully digitized African American newspaper Chicago Defender from 1910 to 1975.

Chicago Defender: 1910 - 1975 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the Chicago Defender. Searches provide a PDF of each article as well as an abstract.

Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    Proquest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849- 1988).  The historical Chicago Tribune collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Journalism

Congressional Universe - Now: ProQuest Congressional

Subject: 
Government & Law
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Current NU Only
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    Off-campus? Access the Congressional Universe here.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government

Digital National Security Archive

Subject: 
Government & Law
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Current NU Only
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    An independent organization founded by journalists and scholars, the National Security Archive promotes open government by acting as a clearinghouse for declassified information.

    The Digital National Security Archive consists of declassified government documents, chronologies, images, bibliographies, and explanatory essays on topics related to national security. There are 42 collections consisting of over 100,00 objects. Each of these collections covers critical world events, countries, and U.S. foreign policy from post-World War II to the present. Primary source information is of value to researchers in international relations.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Subject: 
Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
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Open Access
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    The DPLA is a united collection of primary source information digitized from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, from the written word to works of art and culture, to records of the heritage of the United States, to the efforts and data of science.  Strengths include photographs and documents of American culture and history. 

    Ways to search and scan through the collection of millions of items include by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, and topic.  Freely available.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800)

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Boston Public Library card required for access
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    Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans, this collection provides full-text primary source material covering every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America. Upon completion, the collection will consist of more than 36,000 works and 2,400,000 images.  Access for Massachusetts residents only, courtesy of Boston Public Library e-card.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker: 1801-1819

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Boston Public Library card required for access
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    Based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and supplemented by thousands of new items,this collection covers every aspect of American life during the early nineteenth century with full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides. Search full text or browse within sixteen indexed subject categories. Coverage: 1801-1819.  Access for Massachusetts residents only, courtesy of Boston Public Library  e-card.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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    Virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700, with digital facsimile page images.

Educator's Reference Desk (Open Access)

Subject: 
Social Sciences
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Open Access
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    2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.

Empire Online

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Current NU plus alumni
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    Empire Online is a collection of original primary source documents relating to Empire Studies, from libraries and archives around the world.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (Proquest)

Subject: 
Business & Management, Art, Media & Design
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    An archival research resource containing essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. Core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.

Ethnic Newswatch (ProQuest)

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
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    Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.

FDsys

Subject: 
Government & Law, Social Sciences
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Open Access
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    Full-text access to essential federal publications, including the current U.S. Budget, Congressional Record, and Federal Register.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government

Genderwatch (ProQuest)

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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    Reprints full articles from women's studies magazines and newsletters (including some that are hard to find in print), as well as some scholarly journals. Some articles go back to the 1970's. You can browse a list of subjects or search by key words.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Women's Studies

Historical Black Newspapers (ProQuest)

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    Rich collection important to a full understanding of Unites States history. Includes the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and the Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Illustrated London News 1842-2003 (Gale Cengage)

Subject: 
Humanities, Interdisciplinary
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    A historical archive of the Illustrated London News, the world's first pictorial weekly newspaper, from 1842-2003.  Includes over 260,000 pages in full facsimile, fully searchable. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Journalism

Immigration Records of the INS 1880-1930 (History Vault) (Proquest)

Subject: 
Government & Law, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    These documents from the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization consist primarily of:

    • investigative reports by federal agents  in the case files on individual aliens;
    • correspondence among agents and government officials involved in immigration issues;
    • documents by groups advocating or opposing alien exclusion laws and practices.

    Topics include Asian Immigration and Exclusion 1898-1941, Mexican immigration 1906-1930, INS records from Ellis Island, and investigations into Prostitution and White Slavery 1902-1933.

    185 oral history interviews conducted by the National Park Services in 1984-5 with people who immigrated through, or worked at, Ellis Island, during the period of mass migration to the United States are also included.

    PDF page images can be downloaded. 

     

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

Latin American Newspapers 1805-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

Subject: 
Government & Law, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    Latin American Newspapers, Series 1—part of CRL's World Newspaper Archive—features 50+ historical Latin American newspapers. Titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and elsewhere offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues, and events that shaped this vital region between 1805 and 1922.

LexisNexis Academic

Subject: 
Business & Management, Government & Law, Social Sciences
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    Up-to-date business and legal information is the strength of the LexisNexis Academic service. It allows you to search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years. Most documents are available in full text.

    If you experience problems printing from Lexis Nexis, try one of these solutions:

    • Download the article to PDF.   Open and print the PDF.
    • Use the browser print button instead of the Lexis-Nexis built in button.
    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Government, Law, Political Science

LLMC Digital Law Library

Subject: 
Government & Law
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Open Access
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    Important at-risk documents in law and government from U.S. and various other national jurisdictions, useful for research on topics such as international relations, global trade, environmental policy, labor politics, civil rights, and immigration. Particularly strong in 18th to early 20th century law in the British Empire and Commonwealth, including Canadian federal and provincial courts back to their inception, extensive runs from the Indian subcontinent, and more from Australia, Haiti, Ireland, Cuba, and South Africa. Provided through our Center for Research Libraries membership.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Criminal Justice, Government, History, International Affairs, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Law

London Times (Gale Cengage)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    London Times access *not including the Sunday edition* from 1785 to 1985. Also known as The Times Digital Archive, and published under the name Times of London.  An invaluable source for primary historical research.

Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005 (Proquest)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    Fully digitized African American newspaper Los Angeles Sentinel from 1934 to 2005.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Papers

NAACP Papers is available courtesy of the Northeastern School of Law Library.
Subject: 
Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    Parts 1-10, 13-17 and 20-23 of the NAACP Papers, divided into topical modules. The database is full-text searchable and features downloadable PDF's.

    Detailed subjects: 
    African-American Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology

New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Subject: 
Humanities, Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the New York Amsterdam News. Searches provide a PDF of each article as well as an abstract.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

New York Times (Gale Cengage)

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    Search the full text of The New York Times starting in 1995. (Does NOT include the Book Review.)

New York Times (LexisNexis Academic)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    Online full text of the NY Times from 1980 to the present.

New York Times, Historical (1851 - 2010) (ProQuest)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    The Historical New York Times collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text back to the first issue.  Magazine and classifieds included. Go to "Advanced Search"--> "Look up citation" to find a specific article by author, title, page, date and more. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Journalism

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Subject: 
Humanities
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Current NU Only
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    Rich primary source database with over 150,000 pages of diaries and letters from 1,325 women. Keyword-searchable and with some pre-selected sub-collections of primary sources arranged around important historical events. Also includes author biographies and bibliographies for further research.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Women's Studies, English & American Literature

North Carolina Court System

Subject: 
Government & Law
Access: 
Open Access
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    The official web site for North Carolina state courts.  

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, Law

North Carolina General Assembly

Subject: 
Government & Law
Access: 
Open Access
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    Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your State House and Senate representatives, and to follow meetings and issues before the General Assembly.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Law, Political Science

Northeastern University Historical Photographs

NU Libraries Digitial Collections
Subject: 
Humanities, Interdisciplinary
Access: 
Open Access
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    A growing collection of images relating to the University from 1902 to the present. In the collection, you will find representations of academic programs, student life, faculty, the campus, athletics, and University events including commencement.

Pittsburgh Courier: 1911-2002 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the Pittsburgh Courier. Searches provide a PDF of each article as well as an abstract

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

ProQuest Congressional

Subject: 
Government & Law, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    Access to congressional documents including hearings from 1824, committee reports, bills and legislation including "hot bills" and voting records.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, Law, Political Science

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    All historical primary source documents from ProQuest, including American Periodicals Series (1740 - 1940), Ethnic Newswatch (1959 - present), Boston Globe (1872-1981), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The New York Times (1851-2008), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).  For more primary sources, see our full list of primary source databases.

Roper Center iPoll Databank

Subject: 
Business & Management, Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences
Access: 
Current NU Only
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    Search polls with Roper iPoll.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Criminal Justice, Government, History, International Affairs, Political Science

South Asia Newspapers 1864-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    Searchable 19th and 20th century newspapers from South Asia. Featuring titles from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Times Digital Archive (Gale Cengage)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
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Current NU Only
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    London Times access *not including the Sunday edition* from 1785 to 1985. An invaluable source for primary historical research.

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library

Subject: 
Engineering, Government & Law, Social Sciences
Access: 
Open Access
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    A large collection of U.S. Federal Technical Reports issued prior to 1975, including historical government documents from the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Mines, and more. Technical reports communicate research progress in technology and science, and often contain plans, surveys, or data that was the most up-to-date at the time. Provided through our Center for Research Libraries membership.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980

Subject: 
Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    Important documents of the United States Congress including reports, journals (1817-1952), Senate executive documents, treaties (after 1978), committee reports, executive reports to congress, and more.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, History, Political Science

U.S. History in Context (formerly History Resource Center US) (Gale Cengage)

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
Subject: 
Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    Access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

vLex

vLex is available courtesy of the Northeastern School of Law Library.
Subject: 
Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    An online legal research service based in Barcelona, Spain, that offers case law, legislation, and other legal materials for nearly 100 countries, with a particular focus on jurisdictions in Central America, South America, and Europe.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, Law, Political Science, Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Women Writers Online

Subject: 
Humanities
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    Early modern women's writings from 1400 to 1850. Includes searchable full-text of books, poetry, and speeches as well as browse by date, author, and title. Exhibits and teaching tools also available.

    Detailed subjects: 
    English & American Literature, Women's Studies

Women's Rights Collections 1880-1990 (History Vault) (Proquest)

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences, Government & Law
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Current NU Only
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    Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Series 1: Woman's Suffrage, Part A: National Leaders.

World History in Context (Gale Cengage)

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
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Current NU Only
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    An online collection that provides multicultural, global and research-based content that supports research in history from ancient times to the present. World History in Context offers students and researchers  access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents, including Journal of World History, History Review and The Historian.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Gay & Lesbian Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Women's Studies

WorldTradeLaw.Net

WorldTradeLaw.Net is available courtesy of the Northeastern School of Law Library.
Subject: 
Social Sciences, Government & Law
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Current NU Only
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    Commentary and analysis as well as primary source documents on international trade law, including GATT/WTO decisions, NAFTA/CUSFTA and FTAA documents, and trade agreements. 

     
    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, Political Science, Law