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Online Research for Alumni

The library is pleased to provide the following online resources for Northeastern alumni.  This list is determined by our vendor licenses and is subject to change.

Legal agreements for our electronic resources restrict their use to educational purposes only.

ACI Scholarly Blog Index

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Current NU plus alumni
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    The ACI Scholarly Blog  indexes over 15,000 scholarly and authoritative blogs from experts in all fields of science, engineering,  health and medicine, the social sciences, law and the humanities.  
     
    All blogs are individually chosen by researchers with expertise in that blog’s topic or field of study.  Care is taken in determining the subject coverage and also for enforcing editorial guidelines to ensure high standards in blog content and data quality.  Author’s credentials are reviewed by subject experts to ensure quality material is included.  Anonymous blogs are not currently included.  If you are the author of a scholarly blog, and would like to suggest your blog or one your read regularly be included, there is a recommend a blog form.  
     
    Using this database
     
    You may search keywordds to easily locate relevant scholarly blogs, but there are some  great advanced tools to narrow down and filter your results.  Try locating blogs by author, and then filter your results with the facets on the left, including publication, author degree, Library of Congress classification.
     
    You can easily save the material with tools such as Endnote, Zotero and Easy Bib.
     
    To access premium features create a personal account to search and save material you locate via ACI.  You must use your Northeastern e-mail address and then create a password of your own choosing.
     
     
    To find out more about using ACI, see the Support site at http://support.acindex.com/support/home

     

    Subjects: 
    Interdisciplinary

American Chemical Society Journals

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    High quality academic journals from the American Chemical Society.

    Available titles limited to a select collection.  

    Subjects: 
    Biomedical & Health, Science
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    Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology

Annual Reviews

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Current NU plus alumni

Britannica Academic (Encyclopedia Britannica)

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    One of the oldest and most well-known reference sources, with both short and book-length overview articles in almost all disciplines. Also includes historical timelines, multimedia, selected magazine articles, notable quotations, and a dictionary and thesaurus.

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    Interdisciplinary

Cambridge Histories Online

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    Completely searchable full text of the 247 volumes in the Cambridge Histories series. Explore American and British history, ancient history, Islamic history, economic history, the histories of philosophy, science, music, literature, religion, social histories, and much more. "My Histories" allows you to create and share a personalized library with your own bookmarks and notes.

    Stable links to PDFs of books and book chapters can be inserted into Blackboard.

    Printing: one chapter at a time

    Subjects: 
    Humanities, Social Sciences

Chicago Manual of Style

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    Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.

    Subjects: 
    Interdisciplinary

Colonial America (Adam Matthew Digital)

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    This online collection from the UK National Archives, currently being digitized, covers the period 1606-1822.  The entire collection will eventually consist of all 1,450 files from the CO 5 volumes of original correspondence between the governers of British colonies in North America and the Caribbean, and their responsible departments in Britain.

    For those not familiar with colonial office records, an introduction to the CO 5 documents is here

    Among the correspondence are diaries, maps, broadsides, laws, public notices, newspaper clippings, and more. 

    Images of the original documents plus searchable full text are included.  They may be searched by date, name, theme, region and more.

    Subjects: 
    Government & Law

CQ Electronic Library

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Current NU plus alumni

CQ Researcher

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    CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

    Subjects: 
    Social Sciences

e-Duke Scholarly Collection

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    Humanities and social sciences journals from Duke University Press and associated learned societies, available in full text

    Subjects: 
    Humanities, Social Sciences

EdITLib (now known as LearnTechLib)

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    The LearnTechLib Digital Library is an online resource of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and proceedings papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning.

    Subjects: 
    Social Sciences, Humanities
    Detailed subjects: 
    Education

Empire Online

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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.

    Subjects: 
    Humanities, Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (IGI)

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    A compendium of nearly 700 authoritative, research-based entries on the complete range of topics that, together, define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology and its organizational, managerial, behavioral, and social implications. Enhanced with definitions of thousands of technical and managerial terms, as well as a reference section that directs researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to additional sources for further reading and research.

    Subjects: 
    Engineering, Science, Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

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    The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change.

    Subjects: 
    Social Sciences, Government & Law
    Detailed subjects: 
    Communications Studies, Political Science

Ethnologue : Languages of the World

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    Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages. Since 1951, the Ethnologue has been an active research project involving hundreds of linguists and other researchers around the world. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive source of information of its kind.

    Subjects: 
    Humanities
    Detailed subjects: 
    Foreign Languages & Literatures

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