While the COVID-19 virus has made completing the spring 2020 semester more complicated, including leading to the closure of the Snell Library building, Northeastern University Library’s staff is dedicated to continuing to provide quality research service and resources to students, faculty, and staff. Users can still get assistance from library specialists and can access our databases and electronic books, journals, and streaming videos online. For more information about accessing library services remotely, visit library.northeastern.edu/resilience.
In addition to the efforts of Northeastern University Library staff, many publishers of scholarly resources have attempted to ease the stress of this difficult situation by temporarily making their resources freely available. The library will be updating Scholar OneSearch to reflect this new access, and you can see the list of new resources below. This list will be updated as new resources become available.
AccessAnesthesiology is an award-winning medical reference and teaching platform that delivers world-renowned, interdisciplinary content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools. McGraw-Hill has made its AccessAnesthesiology collection available until September 14. Northeastern University credentials required.
AccessEngineering is an award-winning engineering reference and teaching platform that delivers world-renowned, interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools. McGraw-Hill has made its AccessEngineering collection available until September 14. Northeastern University credentials required.
Annual Reviews provides definitive reviews in 37 scientific disciplines, focusing on biomedical, physical, and social sciences. It is an excellent source for finding overviews of new topics. Annual Reviews has made all journal content freely available until June 15.
British History Online, a digital collection of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, is freely available through July 31. Individual registration may be required for some content.
The Cambridge Companions collection contains guides to literature, authors, topics, periods, and more. Cambridge University Press has made access to this collection free until at least June 30. Northeastern University credentials required.
The Cambridge Elements collection combines the best research on a topic from various sources, on topics throughout the arts and sciences. Cambridge University Press has made access to this collection free until at least June 30. Northeastern University credentials required.
The Cambridge Histories collection provides access to more than 350 volumes in 10 subject areas focusing on various aspects of history. Cambridge University Press has made access to this collection free until at least June 30. Northeastern University credentials required.
Cambridge Textbooks provides access to more than 700 textbooks in a wide variety of disciplines. Cambridge University Press has made access to these textbooks free until June 30. Northeastern University credentials required.
De Gruyter has made more than 69,000 ebooks available through June 30. Northeastern University credentials required.
EBSCOhost has made the following database collections available through June 30. Northeastern University credentials required.
- African American Historical Serials Collection
- Applied Science & Technology Source Index Retrospective: 1913-1983
- Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984
- Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1
- Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 2
- Atla Historical Monographs Collection
- Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857-2014
- Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982
- BusinessWeek Magazine Archive: 1929-2000
- Ebony Magazine Archive: 1945-2014
- Forbes Magazine Archive: 1917-2000
- Fortune Magazine Archive: 1930-2000
- Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
- Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983
- LIFE Magazine Archive: 1936-2000
- The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020
- People Magazine Archive: 1974-2000
- Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983
EDP Sciences has made a number of journals, including all EDP published content between 2018 and 2020, freely available until the end of August.
The Geological Society of America and several of their partner publishers have made their ebooks freely available on GeoScienceWorld through June 30.
More than 600 titles from the Harvard Business Review Collection are available through EBSCOhost through June 29. Northeastern University credentials required.
JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) Science Education is a video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations. Each video is paired with additional video resources for you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills. JoVE has made all Science Education modules available through June 15. Northeastern University credentials required.
JSTOR has opened additional journal collections for use, including Ecology & Botany II, Hebrew Journals, Jewish Studies, Ireland Collection, and Lives of Literature, through the end of 2020. Northeastern University credentials required.
JSTOR and partnering publishers have made more than 30,000 of their ebooks available in a wide range of disciplines through the end of 2020. Northeastern University credentials required.
JSTOR has made the Global Plants, 19th Century British Pamphlets, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, and World Heritage Sites: Africa primary source collections available through the end of 2020. Northeastern University credentials required.
This set of 26 public health journals has been made freely available by JSTOR in collaboration with various publishers through the end of 2020.
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus, compiled by the National Institutes of Health. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to more than 1000 relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.
The Microbiology Society has made their collection of scientific journals focused on microbes free for until further notice.
MIT Press Direct contains ebooks on wide variety of subjects. MIT has made more than 3,000 of those titles freely available through June 30.
PolicyMap is a mapping tool for accessing data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs, and more about communities across the U.S. to make better-informed decisions. It is freely available through August 15. Northeastern University credentials required.
Project MUSE provides access to articles from journals in the humanities, including religion, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, women’s studies, film, and the arts. Several Project MUSE publishers have made their ebooks freely available.
ProQuest has assembled a database of only available articles concerning coronavirus and related topics. All content is open, although Northeastern University credentials are required.
The Royal Society has temporarily removed all paywalls for its journals, which focus on the sciences.
ScienceDirect provides access to selected journal titles from the scholarly publisher Elsevier and its affiliates. Elsevier has also made a group of more than 240 textbooks available through at least June 15. Northeastern University credentials required.
Springer has made a group of more than 400 textbooks freely available through July.
The University of California Press has made all of their journal content freely available through June.
The University of Michigan has made their ebook collection free to read online through June 30. Downloading is limited to open access titles.
World Scientific Journals provide access to scholarly research in a number of scientific fields. Publishers have made all content published after 2001 accessible through June 30. Northeastern University credentials required.