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Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) : 3315 (Interdisciplinary or Multidisciplinary)

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

Search tools

There are a number of approaches to searching:

Search Library Catalogs + Articles with 
Scholar OneSearch   

SAMPLE SEARCH USING "OR"  (you must capitalize the term OR for this search tool)

screenshot of Scholar OneSearch immigrant OR immigration with OR iin all capital letters

with a filter for peer-reviewed journal articles:
fScholar OneSearch Filter My Results to highlight scholarly journals


One suggestion: Global Issues in Context -- after logging in with your Northeastern credentials and authenticating with DUO, scroll down the welcome screen to
link to Browse All 672 issues in Global Issues in Context database


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. 

  • Choose a search tool recommended in your
    subject research guide
  • Try an interdisciplinary database, such as
    Academic Search Complete 
    Academic Search Complete search for COVID-19 or coronavirus and lockdown and mental health
  • JSTOR --Use the Advanced Search feature to specify type of materia--looking for journal articles--and journal collection to search. This will help restrict your search results to appropriate journal collections. 

Topic by chance--heard this on NPR, for example:

Need help?

Check GET HELP for research and tech support questions, including options for phone, text, and email support.

Your subject librarian can help you with your research, too.  Email or make an appointment for a one-on-one or small group consultation.

Choosing a research guide

As a student in ENGW 3315, Advanced Writing in the Disciplines, you may need to choose more than one subject guide to get an appropriate selection of  databases for multidisciplinary research. There's the complete alphabetical list, or you can check the BY SUBJECT link

Key Resources for Scholarly Articles

Below is a selection of databases to which the Library subscribes. You can also browse the entire list on the library's web site. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism are all important topics which cannot be properly discussed in one small section. Instead, this section serves to connect you to relevant research guides and webpages on these topics.

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Guide (DEI) seeks to connect students, staff, faculty and community members to resources related to DEI work that is available throughout Northeastern University Library, Northeastern University, and the surrounding community.

The Anti-Racism Guide seeks to connect students, staff, faculty, and community members to resources related to anti-racism work that are available through Northeastern University Library and Northeastern University.

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