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Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) : 3302 (Technical Professions)

Key Resources

Academic databases usually contain the most up-to-date and in-depth information on your topic. While Scholar OneSearch is a great place to start your research, subject-specific databases can give you more focused results. For topics in Engineering and Computer Science, try:

Annotated bibliographies

Get information here about annotated bibliographies


Tutorial: Finding Peer Reviewed Articles (view PDF version and more peer-review tutorials)

Reference Resources

Reference databases and encyclopedias don't offer up-to-the-minute research, but they do provide important context and background information on a broad array of topics.

A selection of reference databases is listed below. You can also browse the complete list on the library's website.

Ask Your Librarian

You can contact your subject specialist librarian by clicking on their name below or by navigating to their subject guides:

View complete list of subject librarians and specialists.

Or, contact us at Ask a Reference Librarian!

Need help with writing?

Support from Northeastern's Writing Center includes:

  • Writing in STEM - a list of guides and other resources for learning to write in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields
  • Writing Resources - for topics like grammar and style, vocabulary, revision techniques, support for multilingual writers, and other campus resources
  • Tutoring services - book an appointment for free help with brainstorming, planning, researching, organizing, drafting, revising and using sources.

News Media Resources

To see how the media writes about your topic, try these resources:

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