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Research Fundamentals: Beyond NU

A guide to print and online resources for starting your research.

Around the Neighborhood

Check out Northeastern's own Gallery 360, a venue for changing art exhibits.

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is located in the Fenway, close to the NU campus.  There's free admission with your NU ID!

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is another treasure in the Fens.  There's reduced admission with your NU ID.

Our neighbor, the New England Conservatory, offers a wide of concerts and events; manyof these offerings are free!

Symphony Hall is the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops.  The Hall also hosts a variety of other musical and non-musical events.

Berklee Performance Center offers a wide range of concerts and events.

What's Happening?

Check the Northeastern University  Events Calendar for campus activities and programs.

Use the Calendar at to find out what's happening in Greater Boston.

Boston Public Library

Founded in 1848, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States.    Anyone who lives or goes to school in Massachusetts can have a card at BPL.  Register online for an e-card and get instant access to most of BPL's online resources.

Boston Library Consortium

The Boston Library Consortium (BLC) is a group of 17 academic libraries in New England, many  of them in the greater Boston area.  The libraries of the BLC share many of their resources.  As a NU student you can use any of the libraries of the BLC, and can borrow books directly by obtaining a consortium card from the circulation desk in Snell Library.

What about Harvard?

A question that we're often asked is: Can I use a library at Harvard?

The answer is: maybe. Borrowing privileges are mostly limited to those at Harvard. There are many libraries at Harvard University and each one has a different visitor policy. Please check the access policy of the library you wish to visit before you go!