Subject Librarians work in several Library departments. They assist individuals and small groups with research projects.
Digital Media Commons
DMC is a collection of collaborative work and teaching spaces, with expert help in using the digital and 3-D resources.
Archives and Special Collections
Archives staff members work with primary source materials in both print and digital form.
The Writing Center
The Northeastern University Writing Center is open to any member of the NU community and exists to help any level writer, from any academic discipline, become a better writer.The Writing Center offers face-to-face appointments at 412 Holmes Hall, same-day appointments at 136 Snell library (behind the Argo Tea), and online appointments. Book an appointment here!
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hoghenhine, n. 1607
A person who has stayed in a household for three nights, and so bec...
Check the Library Catalogs for media, such as
the DVD, American Tongues, "A documentary about the way people talk in the United States. Portrays some of the regional, social, and ethnic differences in American speech, and the attitudes that people have about these differences."
Selected library resources about Boston, some readable online:
AIA Guide to Boston by Susan Southworth and Michael Southworth (Boston Society of Architects)
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us by Joseph R. Gallo
Boston Neighborhoods: A Food Lover's Walking, Eating, and Shopping Guide to Ethnic Enclaves in and around Boston by Lynda Morgenroth and Carleen Powell.
Boston Sites and Insights by Susan Carolyn Wilson
Eyewitness Travel Boston by David Lyon; Tom Bross and Patricia Harris
City of Boston information: Boston Redevelopment Authority website--Communities
Academic Search Complete has useful features with articles:
In addition to full text, there is the option of listening to the text, about a misspelled sign, with an American Accent, Australian Accent or British Accent, or Choose Language to translate the article.
The story about the sign with the longest place name in the United States; and it is in Massachusetts!