Northeastern University Library provides electronic access to a number of databases, collections, and other resources to members of the Northeastern community. These include:
Learn more about these resources and how to utilize our collections as course materials for your classes below.
Northeastern University Library has thousands of e-books available in its collection. Search Scholar OneSearch and look for the Online Access link to view a title.
A partnership between libraries to digitize and share their print collections, the HathiTrust Digital Library offers access to text materials like books, documents, and journals. Links to HathiTrust versions of print books in our collection are linked in Scholar OneSearch and Northeastern users can also log in and search HathiTrust's collections on its own site. Librarians have also created this step-by-step guide for accessing books via HathiTrust.
The library holds over 500,000 licensed e-books in a wide variety of disciplines, many of which permit unlimited simultaneous use, making them good options for assigned course readings.
Whether you have a specific book in mind or want to see what's available on a particular topic, the best place to start is Scholar OneSearch. To filter your results so you see only e-books, choose "e-Books" under Filter My Results.
While you can certainly still assign a reading from this book to your students, they may have to wait their turn to access it - just like if it were a physical copy on reserve in the library. But an e-book that doesn't mention limited access will not have this problem. (Interested in seeing if it's possible to increase the number of simultaneous users for a book you've found? Contact your subject librarian!)
Another place you can start your search is our Books & E-Books Directory, which is browsable as an A-Z list of our major e-book packages, or you can limit the list to specific disciplines.
To link to an e-book in Blackboard or on your syllabus, you will need a "permalink" — a URL that is not tied to a specific search session. Click here for our guide to Finding and Creating Permalinks.