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ACM Digital Library

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Current NU Only
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    The ACM Digital Library contains full-text access to most ACM periodicals and conference proceedings from 1985 to the present, including proceedings and publications of affiliated societies. It replaces the library's suite of print ACM subscriptions.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Research Library

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Current NU Only
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    The ASCE Research Library is a comprehensive online tool for locating articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering. Includes more than 73,000 full-text papers from ASCE Journals and Proceedings. Approximately 4,000 new papers will be added each year.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Conference Proceedings

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    High-quality conference proceedings from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Engineering

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Online Journals

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    High-quality academic journals from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Engineering

Art, Design and Architecture Collection (ProQuest)

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Current NU Only
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    A comprehensive survey of current publications in the fields of visual and applied arts. This collection includes the specialist indexes ARTbibliographies Modern (covering modern and contemporary art), Design and Applied Arts Index (for all aspects of design and crafts) and the International Bibliography of Art (covering scholarship on Western art history), together with a complementary collection of current full-text journals, Arts and Humanities Full Text.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Architecture, Art & Design

ASTM Compass (Standards and Engineering Digital Library)

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    Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

    Provides online access to complete full text for:

    • all ASTM standards going back to 1998, with versioning changes redlined
    • all issues of ASTM journals
    • special technical publications
    • symposia publications from ASTM's technical committees,
    • manuals for illustrated hands-on information on conducting tests
    • monographs (books) for in-depth topics

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (ProQuest)

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    This database is a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture since 1934, covering the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation and interior design and decoration.

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BuildingGreen

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    An array of media and information resources about green design. Includes Environmental Building News from 1992 to present, a Green Products directory, and more than 200 high performance buildings case studies.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Architecture, Art & Design, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Research Across Disciplines, Health Sciences

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Civil Engineering Database (CEDB)

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    Provides easy access to all the publications of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It covers ASCE documents published since 1975 including all the journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines and newsletters. There is full text access to the ASCE journals for which Snell library has a print subscription.

Compendex with Inspec (Engineering Village)

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    A comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database, including peer reviewed journals, professional literature, conference proceedings, book series, dissertations, and trade publications. A broad view of engineering is included with research information from the fields of nanotechnology, bioengineering, food science, medical devices, and more. 

    Author profiles and citation counts are also available. 

    Combining your search with INSPEC adds a comprehensive database of physics, computer science and electrical engineering research and professional literature to your results. Use the toggle checkboxes to include or exclude Compendex or Inspec from your search. 

    Coverage: 1969 to present, including some older backfiles, and new articles in press from over 1,000 journals.

Computers and Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCOhost)

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    Abstracts for more than 1,800 academic journals (730 in full text), professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection relating to computer science.

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Derwent Innovations Index (Web of Science, 1993-present)

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    Derwent Innovations Index® facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering.

Dictionary of Energy

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    Expanded edition of the Elsevier Dictionary with over 650 topic entries and biographies.

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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (IGI)

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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 Materials (Knovel)

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    Around 1,800 articles written by experts in their fields, resulting in a comprehensive coverage focusing on the following areas: * Functional Phenomena * Structural Phenomena * Fundamental Core Theory * Structural Materials * Polymers and Materials Chemistry * Functional Materials

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies (Elsevier)

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    Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Earth Sciences, Environmental Research Across Disciplines, Engineering, Sustainability

Engineering Village: Compendex and Inspec

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    Search Compendex and Inspec at the same time, including citations from the scientific and technical engineering literature plus physics, electrical engineering, computer science, nanotechnology, information theory and more. Journal articles, conference proceedings, dissertations, books, reports. Patents prior to 1976 only.

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Gartner IT Library

Courtesy of Information Technology Services
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Current NU / not available to London College of the Humanities affiliates
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    The Gartner IT Library provides access to more than 110,000 documents on more than 1,200 topics, including technology products, services, and trends, global IT industry perspectives, IT management and organizations, IT strategies and governance, business-IT issues, and real-world case studies.

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IEEE/IEL Electronic Library/Xplore

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Current NU Only
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15
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    Citations and full text published since 1988 and select content published since 1950 from:
    IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines
    IEEE conference proceedings
    IEE journals
    IEE conference proceedings
    IEEE standards
    IEEE Spectrum Magazine
    Proceedings of the IEEE

    Detailed subjects: 
    Engineering

IET Digital Library

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Current NU plus alumni
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    The IET Digital Library offers access to more than 500 ebooks from the Institution of Engineering and Technology and SciTech imprints, covering topics such as telecommunications, healthcare technologies, sensors, radar, electromagnetic waves, renewable energy and computing. All eBooks and chapters can be downloaded and are DRM-free.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Engineering

IET.tv

video
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Current NU plus alumni
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    IET.tv provides over 6500 technical and professional video presentations from a range of events, lectures, interviews, product demos, seminars and conferences across 9 technology channels, and covers core engineering and technology subjects.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Engineering

IHS Engineering Resource Center

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Current NU / not available to London College of the Humanities affiliates
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    Provides access to standards, specifications and related technical documents from military, commercial, national and international standards organizations (except ASTM* and IEEE).

    IHS requires separate registration; sign in as a returning user or register a new account.

    From the 'Select a Service' menu, click IHS Engineering Workbench.

    Use Codes & Standards search bar to find needed standards.

    View details or preview to confirm that is the standard needed.

    Click on shopping cart. Electronic version must be requested when available.

    All purchase requests are reviewed and approved by the library.

    When processing is complete, you will receive an email with a link to the standard.

    View standard within 5 business days after approval.

    Standard is locked to the computer on which it is opened.

    Standards may be printed once only!

    Standards available only in hard copy will be sent by mail.

    For questions contact a.link [at] northeastern.edu (Alissa Link) (617-373-2458) or s.maubourquette [at] northeastern.edu (Stacy Maubourquette) (617-373-4974)

    Detailed subjects: 
    Engineering

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Knovel Library

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    Knovel Quick Start Guide PDF

    Primarily e-books, especially handbooks and scientific and engineering reference manuals and data. For certain properties there are specific chemical equations and digital graphs. Analyze data, sort, filter and export from 'live tables', resolve equations and plot graphs, capture values from existing graphs and perform 'What If' experiments.

    Download: Some book chapters and sections are in PDF and may be downloaded.

    Printing: Some book chapters and sections are in PDF and may be printed. 

    Mobile: An app is available for reading offline on a mobile device or tablet. Learn more and download.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Engineering

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National Film Registry (Library of Congress)

video
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Free Web Resource
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    The National Film Registry is a list of movies deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" that are earmarked for preservation by the Library of Congress. They are selected as works of enduring importance to American culture. They are historical documents which reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress does not endorse the views expressed in these movies, which may contain content offensive to users.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Art & Design, Communications Studies, Film Studies, History, Media and Screen Studies, Sociology

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ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

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SpringerLink Books

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    Online access to full text of 50,000 books and book series from Springer Publishing. While the strength of Springer publishing is in the sciences, including biomedical and health sciences, many disciplines are represented: business, economics, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental science, engineering, law, mathematics, physics and astronomy, and the social sciences. English and German content is included.

    Stable links to books and book chapters may be inserted into Blackboard.

    Download to a device: Springer e-books are available as standard PDFs by chapter. Email or download to any device with a PDF reader.

    Printing: Standard PDFs may be printed.  Northeastern affiliates 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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Thomas Register (ThomasNet.com)

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Free Web Resource
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    ThomasNet includes the Thomas Register, a resource designed to bring together industrial buyers and sellers nationally, regionally, and locally.  Includes directory information, product news, CAD drawings and white papers.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Business, Engineering

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library

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Open Access
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    A large collection of U.S. Federal Technical Reports issued prior to 1975, including historical government documents from the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Mines, and more. Technical reports communicate research progress in technology and science, and often contain plans, surveys, or data that was the most up-to-date at the time. Provided through our Center for Research Libraries membership.

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Van Nostrand’s Encyclopedia of Chemistry, 5th ed.

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    An accessible introduction to chemistry. Van Nostrand’s Encyclopedia of Chemistry is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible reference. Its intelligential scope ranges from the introductory to the highly technical.

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