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Online Research for Alumni

The library is pleased to provide the following online resources for Northeastern alumni.  We offer alumni access where included as part of the vendor licenses negotiated for NU faculty, staff, and students.  This list is subject to change.

ACI Scholarly Blog Index

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
Type: 
Article Databases
Access: 
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

     

ACLS Humanities Ebooks (American Council of Learned Societies)

Subject: 
Humanities
Type: 
Books & E-Books
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    Full-text, fully searchable, high-quality books in the Humanities from 19 learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office.

    Stable links to books may be inserted into Blackboard.

    Printing: up to 3 pages at a time

American Chemical Society Journals

Subject: 
Biomedical & Health, Science
Type: 
Article Databases
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    High quality academic journals from the American Chemical Society.

    Available titles limited to a select collection.  

    Detailed subjects: 
    Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology

Annual Reviews

Subject: 
Biomedical & Health, Science, Social Sciences
Type: 
Article Databases
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    Definitive reviews in 37 scientific disciplines, mostly biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Excellent for finding overviews of new topics.

Cambridge Histories Online

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
Type: 
Books & E-Books
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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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

Chicago Manual of Style

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
Type: 
Manuals & Handbooks
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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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.

CQ Electronic Library

Subject: 
Government & Law, Social Sciences
Type: 
Article Databases
Data & Statistics
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    Congressional Quarterly's portal for research in US government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Includes CQ's Politics in America, as well as other almanacs, data, and news publications.

CQ Researcher

Subject: 
Social Sciences
Type: 
Article Databases
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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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.

e-Duke Scholarly Collection

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
Type: 
Article Databases
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    Humanities and social sciences journals from Duke University Press and associated learned societies, available in full text

EdITLib

Subject: 
Social Sciences, Humanities
Type: 
Books & E-Books
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    The EdITLib 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.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Education

Empire Online

Subject: 
Humanities, Social Sciences
Type: 
Primary Sources
Access: 
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.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Subject: 
Interdisciplinary
Type: 
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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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.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (IGI)

Subject: 
Engineering, Science, Social Sciences
Type: 
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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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.

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

Subject: 
Social Sciences, Government & Law
Type: 
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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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.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Communications Studies, Political Science

Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (CRC)

Subject: 
Science
Type: 
Books & E-Books
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Manuals & Handbooks
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
Maximum number of users at a time: 
2
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    The 96th Edition, 2015-2016, of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a vast almanac of facts, tables, and statistics about mathematics and the physical world.  It is one of the most used handbooks in the sciences.  The online version allows for expanded functionality over the print; in particular, interactive tables that allow you to customize data by filtering just what you need and sorting colunmns. You may search all text, tables, or CAS registry numbers, and export or email the information to yourself.

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