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A Selection of New Resources

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Amira Aaron
a.aaron [at]
(617) 373-4961


The Northeastern community now has access to several new and exciting resources. Here is a selection covering various disciplines:


Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change publishes research on the science of climate change, its impacts, and wider implications for the economy, society and policy.


ANA Nursing Standards

This collection of electronic books includes a broad range of professional reference information from the American Nurses Association.  


Methods in Enzymology

Focusing on research methods in various areas of biomedicine and biochemistry, this heavily used print title is now available online.


Journal Backfiles in Science and Medicine

Expanded online access to journal articles in genetics & molecular biology, biochemistry, medical and health sciences, astronomy, and high energy physics.


Kanopy Streaming Media

82 documentary films from the Media Education Foundation (MEF), focusing on the impact of American mass media, especially in relation to gender, race, class, health, and consumerism. Includes the very popular Killing Us Softly series, Dreamworlds 3, and the newly released Tough Guise 2. Stream the films in your classroom or access from off-campus.


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

Covers investigations by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the period of massive immigration from 1880-1930. Includes extensive files on prostitution and what the INS called “radical aliens”.


ProQuest History Vault: NAACP Papers

Over 2 million pages of documents from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1909-1972. Includes internal memos, reports, correspondence, legal briefings, major speeches, and more.


ProQuest History Vault: Women’s Rights Collections

Focuses on the records of the major women’s rights associations from 1880-1990. Includes the early National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Women’s Party (NWP), and the more recent National Organization of Women (NOW).


ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers

The most well known African-American newspapers of the late 19th and 20th century, vital to a full understanding of U.S. history. The library is continuing to expand this collection, recently adding the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), and the Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005).



Looking for different views on US strategy against ISIS or unaccompanied children crossing the US-Mexican border? Need to know why the teen pregnancy rate is declining? 

PolicyFile organizes and provides access to U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature produced by research institutes, government agencies, and think tanks.  



Statista is self-described as the world's largest statistical portal; its contents include facts and figures on 60,000 topics acquired from 18,000 statistics/data providers; technology and business coverage is particularly strong. Doing a report on the iPhone? Want to compare it to the Android platform? Statista has reports for you! The statistics are very current and most topics include an info graphic suitable for use in undergraduate projects.  


Digital National Security Archive: CIA Covert Operations

CIA Covert Actions from Carter to Obama is a new module recently added to the Digital National Security Archive, a collection which provides access to declassified government documents from the post World War II era into the 21st century. Examples of other modules available to the NU community include the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kissinger telephone archives and transcripts, Colombia and the US: Narcotics and Political Violence, and U.S. Soviet Relations, 1947-1990.



REMINDER:  Print-on-demand from Springer E-Books


The library's Springer e-book collection covers a broad range of disciplines. Although Springer is best known as a scientific/technical publisher, the social sciences are well represented with an assortment of research methods texts as well as titles in political science, education, sociology, economics, and other subjects. In addition to reading the e-books, Northeastern faculty and students may use Springer's MyCopy service to order personal print-on-demand copies of the books for $24.95, a significant discount over the market price. 

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