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Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) : Home

A guide to online and print resources for Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Research Tools and Tutorials

New to research? Visit the Research Tutorials Guide for short videos, slides, checklists.

A big research project? You may want to check SAGE Research Methods


Put "literature review" in the Search Methods box above to locate project planners for this stage of your research to get to Project Planners--these brief notes lay out basic information, such as: 

Need help?

Check GET HELP for research and tech support questions.

Need more help?

If you've gone through this guide and find that you need additional help, please contact us!

Who is my librarian?

The Ask-A-Librarian page provides a variety of ways you can get in touch with us for research help.

If you have comments or questions, please contact a librarian.

The Writing Center

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!

Welcome, AWD students!

Welcome to the library research guide for the Advanced Writing for the Disciplines courses.

! When going through this research guide:

  • Click directly on the tab titles for overviews and general information.
  • Use the drop-down menus from the tab titles to see addtional selections.

The Academic Research tab provides detailed tips and instruction on how to craft more effective searches and locate the best articles for your research. The drop-down sections explore some aspects of academic research in more depth, and includes information on finding and using data and statistics.

The Find Your Course tab lists the different course numbers in a drop-down. Select your course to get started with searching in your discipline.

The Source Use tab goes into detail about various aspects of using and citing your sources.

Scholar OneSearch is Northeastern's library search engine for finding research information such as books and other printed material, ebooks, journal articles, videos, and more. 

You can also get some research help from the interdisciplinary collections in the Oxford Bibliographies.  This can be helpful for the annotated bibliography assignment.


 Example when looking for research on racial stereotypes in the media--put the keywords in the search box and see the  results from the various subject bibliographies.

If we don't have an article or book

If we don't have an ebook, article or other online item for your research, request on interlibrary loan.

This link will take you to the interlibary loan page for requesting digital material we do not own.