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Scholar OneSearch provides simple, one-stop searching for books, articles, digital media, e-resources, government publications, and more.

Local Northeastern collections and global resources may be discovered through Scholar OneSearch; many items available are available in full-text online.

There is another single search option at Google Scholar@NU

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    Archives staff members work with primary source materials in both print and digital form.
  • the Writing Center
    the English Department Writing Center offers both in-person and mobile consultation services. For specifics about Writing Center services and hous, check the website and view the video.
 

Key Resources

Starting your research and need some background information?

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences covers concepts such as race relations, discrimination, race and urban planning.

CQ Researcher with in-depth, unbiased coverage of topics such as health care, death penalty, race and ethnicity.

Biography in Context has reference and magazine articles about notable people; search by name, occupation, nationality, birth place or death place.

PolicyFile is updated weekly with abstracts and links to international and domestic policy papers and reports. Browse the links to organizations, or keyword search for reports, such as "Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency" or "The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class.

Need news articles?

African Newspapers gives access to over 40 historical newspapers from throughout Africa. Key titles include the East African Standard, Baira Post, and Cape Town Gazette

Historical Black Newspapers contains content from African-American newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975); NY Amsterdam News (1922-1993); Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Looking for Primary Sources?

Archives and Special Collections includes Freedom House photographs.    
        Boston Coalition for Black Women                                                     

 

  Boston Coalition for Black Women    Collection  
    and other collections now available      for 
research.

   Sister to Sister Bake Sale, November 1998

           

Additional NU Links

Archives and Special Collections, NU Libraries, collects historically significant records of the University, as well as Documenting Diversity of under-represented communities in Boston.

Department of African American Studies webpage links to related on-campus research institutes and cultural centers. and African American Institute Library

The Institute on Race and Justice brings together researchers from colleges, schools and departments in the social sciences.

The mission of the Institute on Urban Health Research is to understand "the social and environmental conditions of urban living in order to inform public health intervention strategies, policies and professional training."

John D. O'Bryant African American Institute's mission is to provide programs, resources, service and support to students of African origin

      

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