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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.

ACLS Humanities Ebooks (American Council of Learned Societies)

Subject: 
Humanities
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

Annual Reviews

Subject: 
Biomedical & Health, Science, Social Sciences
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
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
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
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
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: 
Social Sciences, Humanities
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
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
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
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
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.

Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (CRC)

Subject: 
Engineering, Science
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
Maximum number of users at a time: 
2
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    The 93rd Edition, 2012-2013, 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.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Astronomy, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Physics

Institute of Physics Electronic Journals

Selected titles only
Subject: 
Science
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    Articles from selected journals published by the Institute of Physics, including the IOP Journal Archive covering 1874-2003, in addition to current articles. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Physics

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Subject: 
Humanities
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    Review articles on literary theories, movements, and critics. Extensively revised in 2004 and updated annually.

    Detailed subjects: 
    English & American Literature, Literature

MideastWire

Subject: 
Business & Management, Social Sciences
Access: 
Current NU plus alumni
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    A daily newsletter of concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing in the media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Economics, Government, International Affairs, Political Science

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