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19th Century Collections Online: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

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    This archive will enable students and scholars to examine a selection of records that constitute a political and social history of Western interaction with a number of Asian countries during the nineteenth century. Most of the manuscript collections in this archive consist of the British Foreign Office and United States consular and diplomatic records. These records were generally maintained in the local consular or diplomatic posts and reflect the day-to-day accounting of the activities of the indigenous populations and their national governments, the expansion of trade, and the exercise of extraterritorial rights and treaty provisions. In addition, a selection of missionary correspondence and journals has been included, as missionaries usually provided some of the earliest contact in various Asian locales with Western ideals.

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    Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology

19th Century Collections Online: Children's Literature and Childhood

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    Children's Literature and Childhood provides a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century. Included in the archive are books and periodicals for children, primers and other material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents and photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths, and much more. Curated by experts in the field of children's literature, this unique assemblage of material is sourced from such renowned institutions as the University of Florida's Baldwin Library Collection of Historical Children's Literature, the National Archives (UK), and the British Library, among others.

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    Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, History, Sociology, Children's Literature

19th Century Collections Online: Women and Transnational Networks

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    Issues of gender and class ignited nineteenth-century debate in the context of suffrage movements, culture, immigration, health and many other concerns. Using a wide array of primary source documents—serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visuals—Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, History, Sociology, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage)

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
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    Newspaper, magazine, and academic peer-reviewed articles from the many leading publications and reference sources, the majority in full text. Includes the New York Times from 1995 to present. Interdisciplinary in scope. 

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)

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    Newspaper, magazine, and academic peer-reviewed articles from leading publications and reference sources.  Interdisciplinary in scope, the database includes abstracting and indexing for nearly 15,000 publications, over 6,000 of them peer reviewed and 10,500+ full text, covering all academic subjects.

African Newspapers 1800-1922 (Readex NewsBank)

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    This collection of historical African newspapers from the Readex World Newspaper Archive provides coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that shaped the continent.  Topics related to the first world war, Zulu Wars, settler colonialism and the rejection of Western imperialism are themes covered.

    Newspaper text is in English, Sotho, German, Portuguese, Xhosa, and more.

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    African American Studies, Anthropology, Business, History, International Affairs, Political Science, Sociology

Ageline (EBSCOhost)

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    AgeLine focuses on those aged 50+ and issues of aging. Useful for searching for the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. AgeLine indexes over 600 journals, books, book chapters, reports, dissertations, consumer guides, and educational videos.

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    Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging

American Periodicals Series Online (ProQuest)

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    Digitized images of the pages of 1000 American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1940. Titles include Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, the first American professional journals, and several consumer magazines still in publication, such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Ladies' Home Journal. The search interface allows you to search the complete text, including tables of contents. Articles are downloadable in PDF format. Updated daily.

    View detailed information and search help for this database from Proquest.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Journalism, Literature, Sociology

American Presidential Campaigns and Elections (EBSCOhost)

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    This book analyzes the process by which aspirants to the American presidency have campaigned, and how voters have made their selections from 1789 through the election of 2012. 

    Content includes primary documents, images, chronologies, and state-by-state analysis of election results.

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    Government, History

American State Papers

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    Legislative and executive documents from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.

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    History, Law, Political Science

Annual Reviews

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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.

AnthroSource

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    An online service of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource offers access to backfiles of up to 100 years, as well as current content from AAA's 32 anthropological publications which includes journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters.

ARL Statistics Online (Association of Research Libraries)

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    This edition of the ARL Statistics describes the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities for the 126 members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in fiscal year 2010-2011.

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    Education

Artemis Primary Sources (Gale Cengage)

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    Gale Artemis unites Gale's primary source newspaper and digital archives, specifically

    • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
    • 18th Century Collections Online
    • 19th Century Collections Online
    • British Library Newspapers
    • The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003
    • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
    • The Times Digital Archive

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Atla Religion Database (EBSCOhost)

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    Provides information on topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues.

Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized coverage of the African American newspaper  Atlanta Daily World from 1931-2003.

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Baltimore Afro-American 1893-1988 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized coverage of the African American newspaper Baltimore Afro-American  from 1893 to 1988

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century (ProQuest History Vault)

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    Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1. The Organizational Records and Personal Papers bring a new perspective to the Black Freedom Struggle via the records of major civil rights organizations and personal papers of leaders and observers of the 20th century Black freedom struggle. The three major civil rights organizations are the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs. Papers of civil rights leaders included in this module are those of the civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph; the long-time civil rights activist and organizer of the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin, and the papers of the pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune.

Boston Boys and Girls Club Photographs

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    5100 digitized photographs from the Northeastern Library's Archives and Special Collections. The photographs date from about 1915-2000, with the bulk of the material dating from 1940-1995, mostly in black and white.

    They photographs individuals who have directed, organized, advised, and staffed the BGCB, including Executive Directors Arthur T. Burger (1935-1960) and William Lynch (1960-1967). They also provide information about awards given by the clubhouses for achievement in sports, games, and academics, and detail clubhouse sponsored contests in which members participated. They document the facilities of the BGCB, specifically Charlestown, Roxbury, and South Boston, as well as buildings within the Boston communities. Photographs concerning promotional campaigns, such as images from window exhibits, billboards, and MBTA stations are represented.  Also documented are BGCB fund raisers, many of which involved celebrities, including Roger Clemens, Senator Ted Kennedy, Jackie Robinson, and Ted Williams.

    The images provide a glimpse into the clubhouses and the activities in which the children were involved. The largest group of photographs falls under the category of program and events, including many types of educational programs including tutoring programs, classes, and workshops. Highlights include images from the Bunker Hillbillies and the Tom Pappas Chefs Club. Photographs of events held by the clubs, such as their 100th Anniversary in 1993 and the annual road race in Charlestown are also included here.

Boston Globe, 1872-present (ProQuest)

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    Link to most recent issue.

    Historical and current access to the Boston Globe. Includes variations on the title: Daily Boston Globe and Boston Daily Globe. Historic content (1872-1979) includes a PDF view of the newspaper including illustrations, charts, and advertisements. After 1980, only text is available.

Boston Public Schools Desegregation Project

This project was partially funded by the Boston Library Consortium.
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    Over 3,000 documents and images selected from the Citywide Educational Coalition records, Frieda Garcia papers, Frank J. Miranda papers, Carmen A. Pola papers, Phyllis M. Ryan papers, and Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. records held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. The records consist of reports, correspondence, memorandum, newsletters, flyers, posters, legal proceedings, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting the desegregation of the Boston Public Schools and its effect on the students, parents, and communities in Boston.

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    Education, Special Collections, Law, History, Government, African American Studies

Boston's Latino Community History

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    The documents, images, and posters in this digital collection were selected from the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records and the La Alianza Hispana records held in the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department.  These records available in this online collection document public policy formation, community relations, affordable housing, urban planning and housing rehabilitation, cultural and educational programming, violence prevention, and minority rights in Boston during the last decades of the 20th century.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

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    US Department of Justice information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. 

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    Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Cambridge Histories Online

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    Completely searchable full text of more than 300 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

Carmen Pola Papers

This project was funded by the EMC Heritage Trust grant.
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    Over 2,000 documents and images selected from the Carmen Pola papers held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections.  The records document Pola’s work with the Massachusetts Advocacy Center’s Project to Monitor the Code of Discipline, the Boston Public School’s Bilingual Education program, and her community activism efforts for the annual Puerto Rican Festival, Festival Puertorriqueño, in Boston.

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    English as a Second Language, Government, History, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Special Collections

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

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    Catalog of Government Publications lists all documents published by the Government Printing Office from July 1976 to present.

Charles Bruce Photographs

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    Over 250 photographs taken or collected by amateur photographer, Charles H. Bruce, depicting life in the early 1900s of the African American middle class of Boston.  Photographs document the Charlestown Navy Yard, Bruce’s family and colleagues, and the Prince Hall Masons.

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    African American Studies, History, Special Collections

Chicago Defender 1910 - 1975 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized African American newspaper Chicago Defender from 1910 to 1975.

Chinese Progressive Association Records

This project was partially funded with federal assistance from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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    Over 7,700 documents and images selected from the Chinese Progressive Association records held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. Founded in 1977 in Boston's Chinatown, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) records document urban development, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, minority rights, community relations, racial violence, bilingual education, and retraining adult workers during the last decades of the 20th century and into the 21st century.

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    Government, History, Human Services, Special Collections, English as a Second Language

Chronicle of Higher Education Online

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    Current Northeastern faculty, staff and students have free access to the Chronicle one of three ways:

    On-campus networks: Connect directly to the Chronicle web site at https://www.chronicle.com

    Anywhere, with your myNortheastern username and password:

    Anywhere, by setting up a personal Chronicle account: Set up a free personal account here using your Northeastern email address. (Northeastern faculty, staff and students)

    • With a web browser, sign in with your personal account and password. No special URL or plugin necessary. 
    • Alternatively, download the Chronicle app for your device, and use your personal account for setup.

    Using a mobile device app: Set up a free personal account here using your Northeastern email address. (Northeastern faculty, staff and students)

    1. click on Create a Free Account.
    2. Submit the appropriate information being requested-you must use your Northeastern email address.  You will also be required to create a password.  This is not your myNortheastern password, so it can be whatever you want it to be.
    3. Once you have created your free account, download The Chronicle of Higher Education app from your app store.
    4. You will be required to login using your free account credentials (Northeastern email and Chronicle password).
    5. The Chronicle will appear on your device. You can read current issues, or download and read archived editions later. 

CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online

Courtesy of the NU School of Law
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    A wide range of scholarship in international affairs, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. 1991 to the present.

ComDisDome (CSA)

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    is an indexing and abstracting tool covering the communications disorders literature, with focus on speech-language pathology and audiology. In one convenient location, the database will quickly identify and connect you to reliable information from multiple sources in your field, including journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area.

Communications and Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)

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    Scholarship in areas related to communication and mass media, including new media, rhetoric, film, broadcasting, and more. Significant full text is available.

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    Computer and Information Science

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (Clarivate))

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    Provides abstracts and citation tracking for published literature from conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in the social sciences worldwide.

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    African American Studies, Anthropology, Commerce and Economic Development, Communications Studies, Corporate and Organizational Communication, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, Economics, Education, Government, History, Human Resources Management, International Affairs, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Law, Leadership, Librarianship, Middle East Studies, Political Science, Project Management, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Sociology, Sports Leadership, Strategic Intelligence and Analysis, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Counseling and Therapy in Video (Alexander Street)

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    Counseling and Therapy in Video provides video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.  Users can create, edit and share playlists or clips. The library has Volume 1.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Psychology

CQ Electronic Library

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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

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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.

Criminal Justice (ProQuest)

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    ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index™ is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

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    Indexing and links to full text for scholarly and professional journals in the criminal justice and related fields.

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Department of Athletics Records

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    Over 5,000 documents and photographs from the Northeastern Department of Athletics’ Varsity Club Hall of Fame records held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections.  Established in 1974, the Varsity Club Hall of Fame holds an annual induction ceremony to honor exceptional Northeastern athletes, coaches, and benefactors.  The records consist of files on inductees which include biographical data, induction programs, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, press releases, and travel sheets.

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    History, Special Collections, Sports Leadership

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM 5

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    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in searchable full text. 5th edition.

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    Psychology

Dictionary of Energy

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

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

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    The DPLA is a united collection of primary source information digitized from America’s libraries, archives, and museums, from the written word to works of art and culture, to records of the heritage of the United States, to the efforts and data of science.  Strengths include photographs and documents of American culture and history. 

    Ways to search and scan through the collection of millions of items include by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, and topic.  Freely available.

Digital Transgender Archive

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    The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Boston, Massachusetts at Northeastern University, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than sixty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, and private collections. By digitally localizing a wide range of trans-related materials, the DTA expands access to trans history for academics and independent researchers alike in order to foster education and dialog concerning trans history.

    Detailed subjects: 
    LGBT Studies

Duke University Press

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    Humanities and social sciences journals from Duke University Press and associated learned societies, available in full text.

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Early English Books Online (EEBO)

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    Virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700, with digital facsimile page images.

East Boston Community News

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    469 issues of The East Boston Community News from 1970 to 1989 which include coverage on neighborhood issues and events such as the desegregation of the Boston Public Schools, politics, land use, and airport issues.

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    Journalism, Government, History, Special Collections

Ebony Magazine Archive (EBSCOhost)

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    Originally published by John H. Johnson in November 1945, Ebony has served as an influential African-American magazine promoting stories important to the Black community and focusing on the achievements of African-American leaders. The Ebony Magazine Archive covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus, including more than 800 issues providing a broad view of African-American culture from its first issue in 1945 through 2014.

    Detailed subjects: 
    African American Studies

EconLit (EBSCOhost)

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    The American Economic Association's electronic database and the foremost source of references to economic literature. The online heir to the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), EconLit is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969. Links to full text and ordering options

Education Index Retrospective (EBSCOhost)

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    The Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 has information on societal trends affecting education, including segregation, multiculturalism, feminism, and economic developments. It includes over 800 periodicals and cites around 850,000 articles and book reviews.

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    Education, History, Sociology

Education Journals (ProQuest)

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    ProQuest® Education Journals gives users access to approximately 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text.

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    Education

Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost)

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    Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,870 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,060 journals, and includes full text for more than 133 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale Cengage)

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
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    A selection of academic journal articles, hundreds of full-text reports, and reference sources in the field of education, including educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices, from 1980 to the present. Updated daily. 

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    Education

EIU Viewpoint (Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Reports)

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    Contains Country Reports, Country Finance, and Country Commerce.

Emerald Journals

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    Scholarly research journals in social sciences including business, information science, management, marketing, economics, information technology, and more.

Empire Online

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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.

Encyclopaedia of Islam (Brill)

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    Encyclopaedia of Islam Online (EI Online), published by Brill, consists of all three editions of the encyclopedia. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Anthropology, History, International Affairs, Philosophy, Religion

Encyclopedia of Cancer, 2nd edition (Elsevier)

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    Covers all aspects of cancer, from basic science to clinical application. Published in 2003.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Health Sciences, Medicine

Encyclopedia of Earth

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    All about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. Free, fully searchable articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. Written in non-technical language useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.

Encyclopedia of Food and Health (Elsevier)

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    The Encyclopedia of Food and Health provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects. It identifies the essential nutrients and how to avoid their deficiencies, explores the use of diet to reduce disease risk and optimize health, and compiles methods for detection and quantitation of food constituents, food additives and nutrients, and contaminants.

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    Agriculture, Health Sciences, Nutrition, Sustainability

Encyclopedia of Food Safety (Elsevier)

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    The Encyclopedia of Food Safety provides unbiased and concise overviews on a broad range of food safety topics including: History and basic sciences that support food safety; Foodborne diseases, including surveillance and investigation; Foodborne hazards, including microbiological and chemical agents; Substances added to food, both directly and indirectly; Food technologies, including the latest developments; Food commodities, including their potential hazards and controls; Food safety management systems, including their elements and the roles of stakeholders. The Encyclopedia provides a platform for experts from the field of food safety and related fields, such as nutrition, food science and technology and environment to share and learn from state-of-the art expertise with the rest of the food safety community.

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    Public Health, Nutrition

Encyclopedia of Gerontology, 2nd edition (Elsevier)

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    Contains articles with summaries about what is known about the many processes of aging. Published in 2007.

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    Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging, Health Sciences, Medicine, Sociology

Encyclopedia of Global Health (Gale Cengage and Sage)

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System.
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    Covers all aspects of global health, including physical/mental health and public policy topics, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, and descriptions of drugs and operations.

Encyclopedia of Health Economics (Elsevier)

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    The Encyclopedia of Health Economics offers students, researchers and policymakers objective and detailed empirical analysis and clear reviews of current theories and polices. It helps practitioners such as health care managers and planners by providing accessible overviews into the broad field of health economics, including the economics of designing health service finance and delivery and the economics of public and population health. 

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    Economics, Health Sciences, Medicine, Public Health

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (IGI)

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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 Medical Anthropology (Springer)

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    The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is a reference work which describes the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

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    Anthropology, Medicine, Sociology, Health Sciences

Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd edition (Elsevier)

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    The Encyclopedia of Mental Health presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health. 

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    Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology, Public Health

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

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    The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change.

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    Communications Studies, Political Science

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict, 2nd edition (Elsevier)

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    Information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life. 225 multi-disciplinary, cross-referenced and authoritatively authored articles. Published in 2008.

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    Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology

ERIC (EBSCOhost)

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    A nearly comprehesive online library of education research and information, including scholarly article citations, citations to professional literature, education dissertations, and book listings.  Grey literature such as curriculum guides, conference proceedings, government publications, and white papers.

    Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

    Covers 1966 to the present.

    -->Combine: Search ERIC with Education Research Complete and PsycInfo

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    Education

ERIC (ProQuest)

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    Contains citations to documents related to education.

     

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    Education, Literature

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)

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    Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.

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Factiva (Dow Jones/ProQuest)

Jointly funded by the University Libraries and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
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    Includes access to the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and hundreds of other international newspapers.

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    To limit your search to Wall Street Journal articles only, append sc=j to the end of your search.  For example:

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Faculty Wives Records

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    Over 160 documents and photographs selected from the Faculty Wives records held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. The Northeastern University Faculty Wives was a social organization formed in 1941 by and for the wives of the University's faculty.  The records consist of a cookbook, membership lists, program of activities, meeting minutes, financial reports, and annual reports.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Special Collections

FDsys

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    Full-text access to essential federal publications, including the current U.S. Budget, Congressional Record, and Federal Register.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government

Films On Demand (Infobase)

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    195+ videos are currently available for streaming. To set up course playlists, or recommend new titles, faculty should contact their subject specialist.

    Requires Windows Media Player 9 or above, or QuickTime 6.0 or above (MAC). Full-screen view not available for Macs.  Closed captioning is available.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Education

Freedom House Photographs

NU Libraries Digital Collections
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    Over 2400 images and photographs selected from the Freedom House records held in the NU Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. The images date from 1950-1975 and document early activities to create an integrated Roxbury; citizen participation in the urban renewal of Roxbury; and early oversight of Boston Public Schools desegregation.

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (Gale Cengage)

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    Drawing on the acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. Includes Lexile reading levels and national and state curriculum standards, with content correlated to the standards.

GenderWatch (ProQuest)

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    Reprints full articles from women's studies magazines and newsletters (including some that are hard to find in print), as well as some scholarly journals. Some articles go back to the 1970's. You can browse a list of subjects or search by key words.

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    Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Global Commodities (Adam Matthew Digital)

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    Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed for hundreds of years; they helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices. These original sources will help scholars to explore the history of fifteen major commodities and to examine the ways that they have changed the world.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Anthropology, Economics, History

Global Issues in Context (Gale Cengage)

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    Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

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Hague Academy of International Law, Collected Courses

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    Courses at the Hague Academy are published in the Collected Courses, the Academy’s flagship collection. These contributions by prestigious authors deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law.

HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments)

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    Information about behavioral measurement instruments, abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences.

    QuestionMark For more information on the HaPI database, please see https://www.bmdshapi.com/

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    Psychology

HeinOnline

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    From the legal publisher William S. Hein. Provides full text legal documents including regulations and other government publications, reports, Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) and UN Treaty series, and over 1,600 law reviews and journals. 

    HeinOnline is available courtesy of the Northeastern School of Law Library.  See a complete description of available documents

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, Law

Historical Black Newspapers (ProQuest)

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    Rich collection important to a full understanding of Unites States history. Includes the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975),Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and the Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

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    A selection of historical newspaper documents from ProQuest, including the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Boston Globe (1872-1981), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), New York Times (1851-2008), Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), and Washington Post (1877-1999).

    Detailed subjects: 
    African American Studies, History

Historical Statistics of the United States

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    A classic 2-volume reference work containing statistics about the United States has been updated and is now available online from Cambridge. Tables of statistics include information about population, slavery, the economy, and much more. Download in Excel or .csv. Sorting, graphs and plots available.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Economics, Government, History, Political Science

HistoryMakers Digital Archive

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    The HistoryMakers, established in 1999, is a non-profit institution whose purpose is to record, preserve and disseminate the content of video oral history interviews highlighting the accomplishments of individual African Americans and African-American-led groups and movements. Its aim is to provide a unique scholarly and educational resource for exploring African American history and culture. It is unique among collections of African American heritage because of its large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present.

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    African American Studies, History, Sociology

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)

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    The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation's premier collection of homeland security policy and strategy related documents.
    HSDL provides quick access to important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and research reports from various universities, organizations, local agencies and state agencies.

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ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

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    ICPSR is a non-profit membership-based data archive based at University of Michigan. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.

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

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    These documents from the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization consist primarily of:

    • investigative reports by federal agents  in the case files on individual aliens;
    • correspondence among agents and government officials involved in immigration issues;
    • documents by groups advocating or opposing alien exclusion laws and practices.

    Topics include Asian Immigration and Exclusion 1898-1941, Mexican immigration 1906-1930, INS records from Ellis Island, and investigations into Prostitution and White Slavery 1902-1933.

    185 oral history interviews conducted by the National Park Services in 1984-5 with people who immigrated through, or worked at, Ellis Island, during the period of mass migration to the United States are also included.

    PDF page images can be downloaded. 

     

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

Index to Jewish Periodicals (EBSCOhost)

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    English-language articles and book reviews on Jewish history, activity and thought in more than 220 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. For students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern studies. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988.
     

    Search together with Jewish Studies Source

    Detailed subjects: 
    Jewish Studies

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

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    The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Sociology, Anthropology

International Encyclopedia of Political Science

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    From Sage Reference, this eight-volume encyclopedia covers every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations. It provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come.

    Detailed subjects: 
    International Affairs, Political Science

International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd edition (Elsevier)

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    International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Public Health, Medicine, Health Sciences

International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest

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    The online version of the 8-volume set, this encyclopedia covers the history of protest and revolution over the past 500 years - throughout the modern era of mass movements. Updated annually.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (Elsevier)

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    Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Available in both print and online editions, it comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

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    Anthropology, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology

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James W. Fraser (Collector) Photograph Collection

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    Selected photographs digitized from the James W. Fraser (collector) photograph collection held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. The photographs document the people involved in and affected by Judge Garrity's 1974 decision to desegregate Boston public schools by means of forced busing. Most of the photographs depict anti–busing protests and marches and demonstrations by parents around Boston from the mid-1970s.

    Detailed subjects: 
    African American Studies, Education, History, Special Collections

Jewish Studies Source (EBSCOhost)

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    A multidisciplinary view into the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. Content within the collection is meant to cover all facets of Judaism and multiple areas of study. Over 350 full-text titles including academic journals, abstracts of monographs, newspapers and periodicals, including complete Jewish Telegraphic Agency wire service articles from 1922 to the present.

    Also search with Index to Jewish Periodicals

    Detailed subjects: 
    Jewish Studies, Religion

Journal Citation Reports: JCR (Clarivate)

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    Evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals. JCR is a widely used source of citation data on journals. 

    The most well-known indicator in the JCR is the Journal Impact Factor (JIF). This measure provides a ratio of citations to a journal in a given year to the citable items in the prior two years.

    Includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

    • Most frequently cited journals in a field
    • Highest impact journals in a field
    • Largest journals in a field

    Covers 1997-present.

JSTOR

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    A trusted digital archive of academic journals and other scholarly content. Most journals include extended historic backfiles and not current issues. Arts and Sciences collections 1 thru XV are available, plus the Life Sciences collection, and Business III.

    The Northeastern Library also purchases individual e-book titles from JSTOR.  The books are available chapter-by-chapter as PDFs.

    Arts and Sciences IV content is available courtesy of the Northeastern School of Law Library.

Julius Prince Papers

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    Over 480 photographs and documents from the Julius A. Prince papers held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. Prince was a photographer for Freedom House, Inc., a community service organization in Roxbury, in the 1960s. The photographs document houses and participants from Freedom House's Roxbury Work Study Program, a project to revitalize the Washington Park area of Roxbury. In addition to the photographs, there are a few brochures on the program and staff lists.

    Detailed subjects: 
    African American Studies, History, Special Collections

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Kanopy Streaming

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    Kanopy subscription access has been reduced temporarily. Full subscription access will be restored for the Fall semester. If you have any questions about access to specific titles, please contact your subject librarian.

    Kanopy offers a wide array of videos available for streaming.

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Latin American Newspapers 1805-1922 (World Newspaper Archive)

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    Latin American Newspapers, Series 1—part of CRL's World Newspaper Archive—features 13 historical Latin American newspapers. Titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela offer unprecedented coverage of the people, issues, and events that shaped this vital region between 1805 and 1922.

LearnTechLib (formerly EdITLib)

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    The LearnTechLib 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

LexisNexis Academic (now Nexis Uni)

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    Beginning on June 30, 2021, the Northeastern University Library will no longer be subscribing to the database Nexis Uni, transitioning instead to a pair of databases – Access World News and Westlaw Campus Research – that together provide even more news and law resources through much easier user interfaces.

    Looking for a particular newspaper? Search the library's ejournal finder to see if we have it and how to connect.

LISTA: Library and Information Science Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

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    Over 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings on librarianship, including information management and more extending back as far as the mid-1960s.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Librarianship

Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized African American newspaper Los Angeles Sentinel from 1934 to 2005.

Los Angeles Times 1881-2012 (ProQuest)

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    Fully digitized newspaper Los Angeles Times from 1881 to 2012.

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Marjorie Bouvé Scrapbooks

This project was funded by the generous donations of Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences alumni.
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    Over 1900 documents, photographs, and album/scrapbook pages from two photograph albums and one scrapbook from the Marjorie Bouvé papers held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections.  A leader in physical education, Marjorie Bouvé (1879-1970) was one of the founders of Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences.  The scrapbook items contains mementos from social events, travel, and schools at which Bouvé taught or attended. The photograph albums document the leisure activities of Bouvé and her friends.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Education, History, Special Collections, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Meet the Press (Alexander Street Press)

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    Meet the Press from Alexander Street opens up a wealth of information to libraries by making over 1,500 hours of footage—the full surviving broadcast run to date—available online in one cross-searchable interface.

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    Business, Communications Studies, Economics, Government, International Affairs, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Military/Naval Science, Political Science

Mental Measurements Yearbook (EBSCOhost)

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    Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Allows for evaluation of test products in psychology, education, business, and leadership. This online service covers from Volume 9 to the present.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Psychology

MERIP

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    Information and analysis of the Middle East including the Middle East Report, which provides news and analysis not generally found in mainstream sources.  Independent with no links to other educational, religious, or political organizations.  

MideastWire

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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.

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    Business, Economics, Government, International Affairs, Political Science

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Papers

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    Parts 1-10, 13-17 and 20-23 of the NAACP Papers, divided into topical modules. The database is full-text searchable and features downloadable PDF's.

    Detailed subjects: 
    African American Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (EBSCOhost)

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    NCJRS from the US Department of Justice offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice. This Ebsco version allows you to combine your search with other Ebsco databases.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Criminology and Criminal Justice

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (DoJ)

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    NCJRS from the US Department of Justice offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Criminology and Criminal Justice

National Film Registry (Library of Congress)

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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, Media and Screen Studies, History, Media and Screen Studies, Sociology

NBER Working Papers

Provided courtesy of the Economics Department.
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    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is the nation's leading private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. Its Working Papers have not undergone the review accorded official NBER publications; in particular, they have not been submitted for approval by the Board of Directors. They are intended to make results of NBER research available to other economists in preliminary form to encourage discussion and suggestions for revision before final publication. 1973-present.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Economics

Nexis Uni Information (formerly Lexis-Nexis)

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    Beginning on June 30, 2021, the Northeastern University Library will no longer be subscribing to the database Nexis Uni (formerly known as Lexis-Nexis). 

    Instead we recomend the following two resources that together provide even more news and law resources through much easier user interfaces.

    Access World News (Newsbank) a file of current and archived news conte nt from around the world, including the Seattle Times, Miami Herald, La Monde (Paris), San Francisco Chronicle, Times of India and thousands more.

    Westlaw Campus Research: primary and secondary legal sources including statutes, regulations, court cases, law reviews, and legal news.

    Read more about the transition here.

Northeastern University Course Catalogs

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    An ever-growing collection of Northeastern University course catalogs, digitized by the NU Libraries.  Currently contains selected course catalogs from the 1910s to 2000s.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Special Collections

Northeastern University Histories

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    Five histories of Northeastern University from 1898 to 1996 to view or download from the Internet Archive:

    • Origin and development of Northeastern University, 1898-1960 / by Everett C. Marston
    • Northeastern University, an emerging giant, 1959-1975 / Antoinette Frederick
    • Northeastern University, coming of age: the Ryder years, 1975-1989 / Antoinette Frederick
    • Northeastern University, 1989-1996 : the Curry years, smaller but better / Feldscher, Karen
    • Tradition and innovation : reflections on Northeastern University's first century / Baker, Brook K
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    Education, History, Special Collections

Northeastern University Yearbooks

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    The Northeastern University yearbooks from 1917 to 2007 available to view or download from the Internet Archive.  The yearbook, the Cauldron, contains student recollections, years in review, and photographs of seniors, student activities, campus scenes, and sports.

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    History, Special Collections

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Oberg Slide Collection

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    Over 600 slides documenting Northeastern University between 1945 and 1973 from the Oberg Slide collection held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. Most of the slides were taken by Doris Oberg, but a few were taken by her husband Rudolf Oberg, former Director of Alumni Affairs. The slides document campus events, alumni events, campus buildings, faculty, and student activities.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Architecture, Education, History, Special Collections

Office of Strategic Services -State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961 (Proquest History Vault)

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    The precedessor of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of Strategic Services was established during the Second World War to provide intelligence services to the executive branch of the United States government.

    The reports in this collection were prepared by scholars for the OSS and for the United States Department of State.  Leading scholars wrote these special, classified reports about Asia, Europe, the Soviet Union, Latin America, and Africa. At the time, the reports helped to shape U.S. foreign policy decisions, and, provide an excellent source for studying the major areas of the World during the period from 1941 to 1961.  (They are not in the State Department's foreign relations series or the armed forces' official histories.)

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    History, Political Science, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Middle East Studies, Strategic Intelligence and Analysis

Our Marathon

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    Our Marathon is a crowd-sourced, digital archive of pictures, videos, stories, and social media related to the Boston Marathon bombing. 

    You may search, read, listen, and contribute to the site. 

    The mission of the site says: We believe that sharing stories from survivors, families, witnesses, visitors to the city, and everyone around the world touched by the event will speed the healing process. This is the place to share those images, emotions, and experiences to help us understand the bombing and its aftermath.

Oxford Bibliographies

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    Developed with scholars worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offer authoritative research guides, featuring enyclopedic entries and annotated bibliographies on scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Northeastern users have access to: Anthropology, Communication, International Relations, Latino Studies, and Public Health. 
     

     

Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

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    From Apple Pie to Zombie, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. A collaboration of nearly 200 contributors this is a scholarly work with a generous bibliography. (Published in 2004.)

    Detailed subjects: 
    History

Oxford Reference Online

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    Access to the 'Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection', 'The Literature Collection' and 'The Western Civilization Collection'.

Oxford University Press Journals Online

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    Journals from Oxford University Press.

Oxford University Scholarship Online

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    Access a variety of licensed ebooks from Oxford and other university presses.

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PAIS (ProQuest)

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    Broad coverage of the social sciences, from 1915 to present. International in scope. Abstracts of books, journal articles, conference proceedings, and many government publications.

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

PhilPapers

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    PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Philosophy

Political Reference Suite (CQ)

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    Congressional Quarterly information 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.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, Political Science

Project Muse Ebooks

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    Northeastern University has access to over 150 Project Muse Ebooks.  Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Education

ProQuest Congressional

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    Access to congressional documents including hearings from 1824, committee reports, bills and legislation including "hot bills" and voting records.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Government, Law, Political Science

ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection

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    This collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education. Featured databases include IBSS, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, including deep indexing and full text from over 500 important social science journals.

PsycARTICLES (ProQuest)

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    PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.
    The database can be searched in several ways including by specifying keywords that may occur in the article title, abstract, or the full-text, or by author names and journal titles. Each retrieved record has a link to the corresponding full-text article, which is almost always available in PDF format (so Adobe Acrobat reader is needed for viewing) and in HTML format. Each record also has a link to the Table of Contents (TOC) for the issue in which the article is published.
    The database can also be searched for articles of interest by browsing directly through the journal titles and then clicking to the tables of contents for the respective volumes and issues.
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    Allied Health, Business, Health Sciences, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)

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    A select collection of full-text articles in psychology from chiefly peer-reviewed journals.

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    Allied Health, Business, Health Sciences, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology

Psychotherapy.net

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    Psychotherapy.net is a library resource that offers 100+ videos for teaching, training, self-study and continuing education. Since 1995, Psychotherapy.net has been producing and distributing the highest quality training videos in psychotherapy, counseling and addiction treatment.  These videos are now available to the Northeastern community. 

    Detailed subjects: 
    Psychology

PsycINFO (EBSCO)

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    This database is published by the American Psychological Associations and provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Documents indexed include journals, articles, books, dissertations and more. 90% of the 3,000+ titles indexed in PsycINFO are peer-reviewed.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Psychology

PTSDpubs (formerly PILOTS) (ProQuest)

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    PTSDpubs helps you find information about post-traumatic stress and related effects of trauma and mental health sequelae.  It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Citations go back to 1871 and include articles from journals, books, pamphlets, dissertations, and technical reports.

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    Psychology

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Religion Database (ProQuest)

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    ProQuest's Religion Database provides a wide range of primarily full-text periodicals and other sources for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many worldwide religions. As well as scholarly journals there are many titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations. The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Anthropology, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, Religion

Ronald W. Bailey Oral History Collection

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    Three oral histories conducted in 1989 and 1990 with prominent members of Boston’s African American community: Milton Derr, a painter, illustrator and retired teacher;  Mel King, a community activist and retired professor; and Byron Rushing, a civil rights activist and Representative for the 9th Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. They were interviewed about their lives and work in preparation for a book by Ronald W. Bailey, Diane Turner, and Robert Hayden, entitled Lower Roxbury: A Community of Treasures in the City of Boston.

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    African American Studies, History, Special Collections

Roper Center iPoll Databank

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    Search opinion polls from all over the world, using this database from Cornell University. 

    Roper iPoll includes poll results from news organizations, governments, private foundations, academic institutions, and more.  The scope of topics spans politics, culture, workplaces, and much more.

    Date range is from the 1930s to the present.

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    Business, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Government, History, International Affairs, Political Science

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SAGE Journals (formerly: Sage Premier Journals Online)

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SAGE Knowledge (formerly: Sage Reference Online)

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    SAGE Knowledge is home to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content alongside SAGE Video, containing over 4,600 titles. Content includes reference works, academic books, professional development titles and more. This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

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Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, Law (Hein)

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     Direct access available to current NU Community.  All others, register for free access.  This HeinOnline collection brings together, for the first time, all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

Social Explorer

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    Access to Social Explorer is limited to 5 users at a time. If you are presented with a log-in screen, please try again after a few minutes.

    SocialExplorer.com brings together a vast and growing amount of quantitative data with an intuitive visual interface to make demographic research, the analysis of social trends, and comparison of neighborhoods, communities, counties, and other areas accessible and interactive. Updated on a regular basis as new data and features become available, SocialExplorer.com is a reliable and complete reference of quantitative modern and historical information.

Social Sciences Citation Index: SSCI (Clarivate)

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    Citations and abstracts in anthropology, sociology, urban studies, business and communication, criminology, penology, law, nursing, rehabilitation, and library sciences. Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work, measure the influence of someone's work, and navigate forward, backward and through the literature of your discipline.

    Part of Web of Science.

    Covers 1975-present

Social Sciences Premium Collection (ProQuest)

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    This collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education. Featured databases include IBSS, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, including deep indexing and full text from over 500 important social science journals.

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    African American Studies, Anthropology, Business, Communications Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Human Services, International Affairs, Political Science, Sociology

Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)

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    Social work research is indexed and abstracted in this service, including the family, human services, social welfare, gerontology, support groups, poverty and homelessness and community development. Major areas of coverage include community and mental health services. Articles are from 1980 to the present.

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    Human Services, Psychology, Sociology

Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

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    The main source for abstracts in the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Indexes journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers. Cited references are included for many journal articles.

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    Anthropology, Human Services, Sociology

Sociology (ProQuest)

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    Full text articles about sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. Covers many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.

    Detailed subjects: 
    Human Services, Sociology

Sport Discus with Full Text (EBSCOhost)

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    SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals. With full-text coverage dating back to 1985.

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    Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Leadership

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.

     

SpringerLink Journals

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The Onyx Informer

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    138 issues of The Onyx Informer from 1972 to 2010, a Northeastern student run newspaper that documented the voices of African American students and their perspective on campus and community issues.

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    African American Studies, History, Journalism, Special Collections

TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library

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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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U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980

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    Important documents of the United States Congress including reports, journals (1817-1952), Senate executive documents, treaties (after 1978), committee reports, executive reports to congress, and more.

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    Government, History, Political Science

U.S. History in Context (formerly History Resource Center US) (Gale Cengage)

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    Access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

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    History

United South End Settlements Records

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    Over 90 photographs and documents selected from the United South End Settlements records held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections.  The United South End Settlements is a non-profit social service agency located in the South End of Boston, Massachusetts, whose mission is to foster well-being, nurture personal growth and development, build a sense of community, and maintain an environment where all can thrive. The records consist of Children Art Centre annual reports, correspondence, brochures, fliers, reports, and photographs of programs, activities, and artwork produced by students.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Special Collections

University of Toronto Press Journals

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    Journals from the University of Toronto Press.

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    African American Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, English & American Literature, History, Law, Theatre, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

University Photography Media Collection

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    35 videos selected from the Northeastern University Photography Media collection from 1982 to 1987 held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections. The videos document events such as the First Governor's Conference on Violence against Women, 1984; Jesse Jackson’s Presidential Campaign, 1984; the Beanpot Hockey Tournament, 1983; and the Department of Athletics’ Varsity Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 1985. 

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    Political Science, Government, Sports Leadership, History, Special Collections

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Web of Science Core Collection, 1975 - present (Clarivate)

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    One of the most comprehensive databases of academic research, with robust citation tracking from scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Includes conference proceedings, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.

    Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work, measure the influence of someone's work, and navigate forward, backward and through the literature of your discipline.

    Advanced searching offers the ability to search by institutional affiliation or funding agency, to see who is working in, and funding, similar areas of research to your own.

    Authors may update and maintain their own information through the linked Publons system. 

    Covers 1975-present.

    The Core Collection includes:

        Arts and Humanities Citation Index
        Book Citation Index
        Conference Proceedings Index
        Current Chemical Reactions Index
        Emerging Sources Citation Index
        Index Chemicus
        Science Citation Index
        Social Sciences Citation Index

    Use dropdown to link to BIOSIS Previews, BIOSIS Citation Index, Current Contents, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, KCI-Korean Journal Database, Russian Citation Index, SciELO, Zoological Record, and Medline.

Wiley Online Library

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    Selected journals available in full text, along with the Cochrane Library and reviews of literature in the sciences.

Women and Social Movements in the United States,1600-2000 (Alexander Street)

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    Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the site seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding of U.S. history while making the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students. The site includes about 4,700 publications with 85,000 pages of Primary Source Collections pertaining to Women and Social Movements in the United States as well as 5,200 documents, 1,400 images, and 1,130 links to other websites.

    Detailed subjects: 
    History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women's Rights Collections 1880-1990 (ProQuest History Vault)

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    Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, the Women's Rights Collections tell the story of woman suffrage, equal rights, and reproductive rights movements in the United States.

    This collection includes:

    • books and publications of the National Woman Suffrage Organization, from which the National Woman's Party broke off
    • National Womans Party Papers documenting militant aspects of the suffrage campaign in the United States from 1913-1920,
    • the Party's activities from 1921-1971;
    • the central organizational records of the League of Women Voters from its formal inception in 1920 through 1974
    • the National Office Subject Files for the period from 1920-1932
    • the papers of the Womens Action Alliance
    • individual manuscript papers of notable women from the American Woman Suffrage Association, National Woman Suffrage Association, and the merged National American Woman Suffrage Association
    • papers of leaders in regional suffrage associations, including the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association
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    History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World History in Context (Gale Cengage)

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    An online collection that provides multicultural, global and research-based content that supports research in history from ancient times to the present. World History in Context offers students and researchers  access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents, including Journal of World History, History Review and The Historian.

    Detailed subjects: 
    , History, Jewish Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World War I: British Foreign Office Political Correspondence (History Vault) (ProQuest)

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    Confidential British Foreign Office Political Correspondence: World War I contains the working papers of the British Foreign Office used in the development of British foreign policy. The information contained in these documents was often classified and was not made available for study outside of the British government until many years after the documents were created. This collection consists of records relating to the diplomatic business of the Foreign Office, which includes not only the formal relations between two countries but also the information needed by the British government in order to conduct diplomatic relations. This includes the domestic political, economic, social, and cultural relations of another country plus that country's relations with other nations, as well as British internal political concerns.

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    History, Political Science

WorldTradeLaw.Net

WorldTradeLaw.Net is available courtesy of the Northeastern School of Law Library.
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    Commentary and analysis as well as primary source documents on international trade law, including GATT/WTO decisions, NAFTA/CUSFTA and FTAA documents, and trade agreements. 

     
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    Government, Political Science, Law

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YMCA of Greater Boston Project

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    Over 6,500 photographs, oral histories, and documents selected from the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Boston records held by the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections.  The photographs document YMCA activities, programs, events, camps, branches, and interior images of the YMCA’s Huntington Avenue building. The documents consist of meeting minutes, newsletters, annual reports, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and brochures.

     
    Detailed subjects: 
    Education, Athletic Training, History, Special Collections, Sports Leadership
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