Instructors who would like a library workshop for your students, please make a request here.
Questions? Contact Christine Oka.
More than writing a research paper, the AWD courses are based in experiential learning.
Once you have gone through the research process by searching for information, evaluating it, and writing for a specific audience, you can apply these skills in other projects, such as Co-op to Career
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!
ITS (Information Technology Services) training includes practicing public speaking, as well as software workshops. You will need to login in to your MyNEU account in order to browse the schedule and register.
1. Use Scholar OneSearch, the Northeastern Library system to search and find journal articles, library books and other print material, ebooks, videos, datasets, and more. Better than Google, as a search will identify scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
Visit our tutorials page for how to get the most from Scholar OneSearch.
2. Find your subject guide to explore your research topic in depth. Subject guides are developed by Northeastern's library staff to help you identify:
3. Consult our research tutorials (on video or PDF) for commonly-asked questions about the research process, and for help in making the most of library resources and services.
Still not sure of a topic? One suggestion: look at Global Issues in Context for ideas. After logging in with your Northeastern credentials and authenticating with DUO, scroll down the welcome screen to
4. Check SAGE Research Methods during the semester.You will need to login and use DUO authentivcation to access this collection which includes definition of research terms, advice under Project Planner links and videos. Search results also bring up the Research MethodsTime Line.
See box to the left for SAGE Research Methods Timeliine, or Research Stages--are you "on track"?
5. What's the difference between a Research Topic and a Research Question?
Your research topic may be COVID-19 and African Americans.
Search for information about these two topics for your literature review. Based on what you learn, develop the research question--What about COVID-19 and African Americans?
What are the cardiovascular effects of COVID-19 on African-American women, who often face adverse health and economic disparities? (This is an actual research project funded by the American Heart Association)