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Database Trials

The Northeastern University Library is currently offering trial access to these resources:

Oxford Handbooks Online
The Oxford Handbook Series includes review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. Articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research. The trial includes the entire collection of work across 17 subject areas is available online.  With a new platform, there are improved interfaces and navigation, expanded search, integrated social media, and site tutorials and videos accessible from any page.

The trial will end on Nov. 4th, 2020.  Please take the time to let us know your thoughts on this resource by taking this short survey.

NK News
An independent news site focusing on North Korea. Content includes news, intelligence analysis, travel reports, and a leadership-tracking tool.  Provides access to primary and secondary data on North Korea. Also includes research tools tailored for users within government, business, academia and journalism.

The trial will end on Nov. 4th, 2020.  Please take the time to let us know your thoughts on this resource by taking this short survey.

 

Westlaw Campus Research

This is the academic version of Westlaw, and not the same as the one offered at NU's Law School.  Westlaw Campus Research covers thousands of publications, most of which are available in full text.  It is especially useful for legal research, as well as for current news coverage and business.

  • For Law, it contains the full text of court opinions, statutes, and regulations from state and federal governments; in excess of 800 law reviews and journals; a legal encyclopedia, American Jurisprudence, and Black's Law Dictionary
  • For News, it contains the full text of newspapers including The New York TimesBoston GlobeAtlanta Journal-Constitution; magazines such as NewsweekConsumer Reports, and Atlantic; over 400 newswires; newsletters; and over 900 broadcast transcripts.
  • For Business, it contains selected business, trade and professional journals and publications, including Advertising Age and The New England Journal of Medicine.  Also contains company information e.g. Hoover's Company Records, including profiles for thousands of private and public U.S. corporations, and SEC Filings.

    For more on learning the system, there is a publication called Introduction to Legal Research on Westlaw available.  And a link to training and support from Westlaw.

    The trial will end on Oct. 20th, 2020.  Please take the time to let us know your thoughts on this resource by taking this short survey

 Theatre and Drama Premium (Alexander Street Press)

This resource provides searchable and browsable access to a variety of theatre arts related materials including all aspects of theatre and performance. Includes access to full-text plays, audio plays, filmed stage performances, documentaries, and other video content, contextualizing materials (designs, reference, and ephemera) including recent Broadway productions and previously unpublished plays.  There is a bibliography of the  material here.

  • 13,500 full-text play scripts many published for the first time, from canonical and emerging playwrights
  • 150,000 pages of original and contextualizing materials including designs, reference material, and ephemera
  • 300 audio plays from L.A. Theatre Works
  • 750 hours of filmed stage performances, documentaries, and video training materials

The trial will end on Nov. 24th, 2020.  Please take the time to let us know your thoughts on this resource by taking this short survey.

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