Support While You’re Writing

If you are working on a thesis or dissertation, view the Library’s page about theses and dissertations.

Managing and Visualizing Data

Our Research Data Services Department can help you map, analyze, visualize, and manage data. They offer consultations, research group visits, and workshops. Learn more and request support on the Research Data Services page.

Collaborative Word Processing Tools

Find tools that may be helpful for your collaborative work and writing.

Contact your college for additional discipline-specific resources that may be available to you.

Citation Managers

Citation managers are tools to help manage your citations and keep track of your literature research. They also help with generating in-text citations and bibliographies. The library can provide help with using EndNote, Zotero, RefWorks, and Mendeley. For more information, visit our Citations and Bibliographies page.

Literature Reviews

Subject librarians can help you refine and improve your searching process and offer strategies to synthesize your existing literature into a literature review.

For support specific to your project, make an appointment with your subject librarian or view our research subject guides to get started. Subject librarians are available in Oakland and Boston for in-person consultations and available for online consultations with everyone across Northeastern’s global network.

If you are looking for support writing a systematic review or other evidence synthesis project, please see our Evidence Synthesis Service support page.

Nature Masterclasses

The University offers access to Nature Masterclasses to support your research and writing.

Selecting a Publication Venue

Visit our Choosing a Publication Venue guide for resources to support you while considering publication options for your work.

Open Access Publishing

Northeastern University Library has agreements with various publishers to support open access publishing. Through transformative agreements and various subscribe-to-open and publish-and-read models, Northeastern-affiliated authors can have Article Processing Charges (APCs) fully covered or can receive discounts on the APCs charged by some publishers to make their articles available Open Access.

Discovering relevant journals

For discipline specific support, make an appointment with your subject librarian.

Sharing and Promoting your Work

Whether you’re depositing data to fulfill publishing or grant requirements, or just want to make the output of your research available to your colleagues, depositing materials in a repository or digital archive will ensure your research will be discoverable and usable for a long time. If you are working on a thesis or dissertation, view the Library’s page about theses and dissertations.


A preprint is an article published prior to peer review, allowing scientists to see and discuss research immediately. Preprint servers permit rapid dissemination of new research output that is openly accessible to all readers. Preprint servers are typically discipline specific and differ from institutional repositories like Northeastern’s Digital Repository Service (DRS)in that they accept deposits from scholars at any institution.

Digital Repository Service (DRS)

The Digital Repository Service (DRS) is a secure repository system, designed to store and share scholarly, administrative, and archival materials including data sets on behalf of the Northeastern University community, and may be a good fit for your research outputs. Learn more about the DRS.

Other Resources to Consider

Depending on your research, you may wish to consider other repositories for your work. Typically, you will need to create an account to share your work in one of these repositories.

  • is a repository for methods and protocols typically used by researchers in the life sciences, but available to anyone. Northeastern affiliates can choose to make their protocols either publicly or privately available.
  • The Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI) repositories are free, open platforms that support your research and enable collaboration. While GREI is an NIH initiative, these repositories are not solely for life or health sciences outputs. Open Science Framework (OSF) is one example.
  • GitHub is a platform that can help you create, store, manage, and share code.

Contact us

For additional support or questions, please ask a librarian!