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Computer Science: Using Other Libraries

This guide provides a general overview of research resources in Computer Science, Gaming, Information Security; which includes online databases, journals, books, websites & other resources, finding tools and news.

Boston Library Consortium

Northeastern University is a member of the Boston Library Consortium, an association of 19 academic and research libraries located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Northeastern students are able to borrow materials from libraries at Boston College, Boston University and Brandeis University with their Husky Card.

To borrow from all other BLC libraries, you'll need a BLC card. Apply for one here.

Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library provides many valuable resources to the residents and students of Massachusetts. Be sure to sign up for an eCard in order to access many of their databases from home. In addition to the main branch at Copley Square, there is the Kirstein Business Branch near Government Center and many neighborhood branches.

What about Harvard?

A question that we're often asked is: Can I look at this at Harvard?

The answer is: maybe. There are many libraries at Harvard University and each one has a different policy for visitors. Please check the access policy of the particular library you wish to visit before you go. If required, you can request a letter of introduction at the Research Help Office on the first floor of Snell Library.

We don't have it?

If we don't have it, we'll try to get it for you! We will request books, journal articles, and more from other libraries that have what we don't. Give us a citation and we'll locate it for you!