Stu­dents who cram for exams on campus or con­duct research while on co-​​op in Cam­bodia now have unprece­dented access to thou­sands of sci­en­tific, tech­nical and med­ical elec­tronic journals.

The North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Libraries have expanded their array of online jour­nals by nego­ti­ating access to the com­plete Sci­enceDi­rect col­lec­tion, which includes recent issues of more than 2,000 jour­nals in fields of study as diverse as energy, immunology and mol­e­c­ular biology.

This col­lec­tion of journals—produced by Else­vier, the world’s leading pub­lisher in sci­ence and health information—will be avail­able to the North­eastern com­mu­nity for at least the next two years.

Stu­dents who leave campus to study in Italy or par­tic­i­pate in a Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in Egypt will be able to access the jour­nals through the Sci­enceDi­rect data­base or NuCat, the North­eastern libraries’ online catalog.

We antic­i­pate heavy online use, reflec­tive of the university’s growing research enter­prise,” said Will Wakeling, dean of libraries. “Having remote online access to this rich body of schol­arly mate­rial is impor­tant for stu­dents who are engaged in experiential-​​learning pro­grams around the world.”

Stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff can also access 52,000 addi­tional schol­arly ebook titles through the library’s new ebrary Aca­d­emic Com­plete col­lec­tion. Users can explore this col­lec­tion by vis­iting the ebrary site, or finding indi­vidual titles through NuCat.