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New and updated library e-resources: Your research starts here

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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These new, updated, or expanded resources represent only a small piece of the library’s growing collections, and more are coming online all the time. See your area’s Subject Guide or contact your Subject Librarian for more information. Additionally, we’re always looking for recommendations for purchases, and can help you access the materials you need.

Multidisciplinary Resources:

We now have the full collection of e-books from Springer Publishing available, from 2010 to 2012, and more than 4,000 new e-books are added to the Springer collections each year. The e-books can be downloaded and searched by chapter and can be printed and bookmarked online. Springer e-books primarily cover science, engineering, and medicine, but titles in earth sciences, architecture, business and economics, humanities, social sciences, law, and mathematics are available. Individual titles can be found in Scholar OneSearch or searched on the publisher’s website.

SAGE Reference Online: The library has acquired more than 50 new reference works from SAGE Publications. SAGE Reference Online has authoritative, interdisciplinary handbooks and encyclopedias across the social sciences including business, health, education, communications, criminal justice, environment, geography, psychology, and more.

SAGE Journals Online is a multidisciplinary database containing more than 570 peer-reviewed journals in criminology, education, psychology, business, nursing, public health, public administration, social work, sociology, technology, and more. The My Tools feature allows users to establish email alerts, saved searches, marked citations, and favorite journals through personal accounts.


In Science & Technology:

The library’s addition of online back files to three core Thomson Reuters (ISI) Web of Knowledge databases has expanded access to Web of Science. Northeastern users now have electronic access to the Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index from 1975 to present.

Faculty of 1000 (F1000) is a new tool that comprehensively and systematically highlights and reviews the most interesting papers published in biological and medical science, based on the recommendations of selected leading researchers. F1000, run "by scientists for scientists," includes a top-ten list of the current best papers in a field, a hidden-jewels list displaying highly rated papers from less widely read journals, and a list of the most frequently viewed articles.


In History & Social Sciences:

ProQuest Historical Newspapers, which includes the Boston Globe (1872-1979) and The New York Times (1851-2008), can now be used to search the full text and download pages. The article can even be seen in context on the original page with full illustrations and advertisements. The library is now also offering access to three of the major historical black newspapers: the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002) and the New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993).

The ProQuest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection offers a full-text digital collection of congressional hearings from 1824 to present. This collection gives researchers access to both published and unpublished hearings, which contain full transcripts of the proceedings, including all oral statements, supplementary materials, committee questions and discussion.

The ProQuest American Periodicals Series Online contains PDFs of more than 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers. Articles can be searched by author, source, or word in the full text. The collection is arranged in three series: 1741-1800, the transition from British colony to emerging nation; 1800-1850 pre-Civil War and the debate over slavery; and 1850-1900 the Civil War and Reconstruction. Magazines of these periods cover the literature, science, religion, arts, and history of the time.


In Business:

ProQuest Accounting and Tax indexes scholarly and trade publications, books, annuals, and newspapers in the fields of domestic and foreign accounting and taxation. It provides current accounting, taxation, and financial management information.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship offers access to a wide collection of material in one resource, with more than 11,000 videos of entrepreneurs giving firsthand accounts of their business experiences, many with downloadable transcripts. Other features include start-up plans, business cases, dissertations, and journal literature in the field of entrepreneurship.

The Business Plans Handbooks, part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library, offer examples of business plans from entrepreneurs in a range of endeavors. Sample plans from manufacturing, retail and service industries are included.

Formerly known as Euromonitor Passport, Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database) is a marketing tool that contains data for many countries on consumer market sizes, forecasts, consumer lifestyles, companies and brands. You can use Passport GMID to retrieve international market research data, including reports on specific products and industries.

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