Graduate Student Government (GSG)



There’s a lot of exciting change coming to the library this summer. If you’ve been in Snell Library, you’ve seen the construction work taking place on the 1st floor, which will provide wonderful new individual and group study spaces for the Northeastern community.

Another major change will occur on July 1 as the library’s legacy NUCat library catalog is replaced by a sophisticated new research tool called Scholar OneSearch. Using Scholar OneSearch, you will be able to search the library collections, articles and more from one search box. Or, if you prefer, you will be able to limit your search to just the library collections as you did formerly with NUCat.

Scholar OneSearch is the front end to a major new automated library management system in the Northeastern libraries, which is now also being implemented in many other libraries across the world, including Princeton, Purdue, Boston College, University of Minnesota and hundreds more. Because this system is new to Northeastern and relatively new to libraries in general, it will be enhanced over the summer and beyond as we gather user feedback. So we need to hear from you about any thoughts you have about Scholar OneSearch, any problems you encounter or any changes you would like to see.

Meanwhile, if you have personal lists and borrowing history in your My NuCat account and you need that information, please be sure to print them out or save them before July 1st.

Another change that is coming up as part of this transition is in how group study rooms are reserved in Snell Library: The current system, using NUCat, the library’s legacy catalog, is no longer going to be available starting Thursday of this week, 6/27, but we will still be offering room booking for the group study rooms in Snell, you’ll have to email, call, or visit the Circulation & Information desk in Snell to book your time. More information is available here:

The reason the room booking system is changing is to provide for a new, better system that will be coming online for the fall semester. This system will be online and will also provide access to the 20 new group work rooms that are being added on the first floor of Snell.

One other thing, as part of the construction work on the first floor of the library, the front doors will be moving on Friday of this week around to the west-facing side of the building (towards Egan, Snell Engineering, and Centennial Common). Snell will stay open 24/7 and have the same security policies requiring you to swipe your Husky card, but I wanted to make sure that GSG is aware that it’s only the doors that are moving, the library is still open!

Thank you for helping us to make your library research experience the best it can be!


Web of Science now includes the Conference Proceedings Citation Index. This index may be searched to find and access significant conference papers and proceedings in the sciences and social sciences. In addition, one may track where particular conference papers have been subsequently cited, revealing the impact those papers, their authors, or the host conferences have had on the particular area of research.

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Find out what expert scholars think are the most important books in Atlantic History, Cinema and Media Studies, Criminology, Islamic Studies, Sociology, and Victorian Literature through our new Oxford Bibliographies Online subscription. Each section is incredibly deep, and written by an expert in the field. For example, the Criminology section includes articles on topics as diverse as Alcohol Use, Policy, and Crime, Gender and Crime, and Police Administration, and each article has a list of the best books, articles, and reference works for that topic.

Sage Reference Online: This collection includes in-depth encyclopedias and handbooks for a wide variety of subject areas such as business, criminology, education, political science, psychology, sociology.


Librarians at Snell Library have compiled a series of detailed research guides in various subject areas. These guides cover print, digital and media information sources available for your graduate research. It’s a great place to start – check out the guides at

Also consider a research consultation with your dedicated subject librarian; find a list at

For general questions about the library’s collections, please contact Amira Aaron, Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources (; x4961).


BBC Shakespeare Online Watch the entire BBC Shakespeare Collection in the comfort of your own home, dorm, or subway seat! We’re very excited to now own the entire BBC Shakespeare collection available online, through streaming video. These productions include some of Britain’s most distinguished performers, and productions range from quite traditional to more adventurous.

Illustrated London News, 1842-2003: See news and images from the height of Victorian culture to the 21st century, providing a window into how the English viewed the world around them. The Illustrated London News provides new resources for art, history, costume design, post-colonial studies, and more, plus advanced search features let you limit to just one section of the newspaper or only image captions.


MD Consult: Looking for evidence-based medical information that’s authoritative, continuously updated, user friendly and accessible anywhere anytime? Try MD Consult, a comprehensive clinical information resource for healthcare students, researchers and practitioners. Search MD Consult’s “First Consult” section for instant information on:

medical topics–including systematic coverage of patient evaluation, management, prognosis and prevention
differential diagnoses–based on a patient’s signs and symptoms, plus interactive diagnostic pathway tables featuring 1,800+ possible diagnoses, sorted by age and prevalence
procedures–with text, videos and animations covering 70+ surgical and diagnostic procedures

Additional features: search across MD Consult’s rich collection of 50 core texts covering a wide range of medical specialties, 80 leading medical journals, including Clinics of North America, peer reviewed clinical practice guidelines, 50,000 high quality medical images, 15,000 customizable patient education handouts, clinically relevant drug information provided by Gold Standard, approvals and safety notices. Keep current with daily medical news updates from top medical journals.

Mobile access is included in NU’s subscription. Set up a personal account through the NU subscription, then visit on your mobile device’s browser.


JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE publishes professionally produced and edited, peer-reviewed video demonstrations of experiments filmed in research laboratories. The library provides access to JoVE General, which features lab techniques from a broad range of disciplines including molecular biology, engineering, neuroscience, physics and medicine.

The library’s subscription to SciFinder, the chemistry literature database, now includes an unlimited number of simultaneous users! (But if you are ever denied access, please wait a few minutes and try again.)


Counseling and Therapy in Video from Alexander Street Press: Provides video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Users can create, edit and share playlists or clips. The library has Volume 1.


Kraus Curriculum Development Library: This searchable database of curricula, frameworks, and standards brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, and evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in PreK-12 and Adult Basic Education. Searchable by state.

Education in Video (Alexander Street Press): This is an online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. It includes teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of Students and teachers in actual classrooms

Education Index Retrospective: Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 has information on societal trends affecting education, including segregation, multiculturalism, feminism, and economic developments. It includes over 800 periodicals and cites around 850,000 articles and book reviews-not a full text database but excellent for retrospective research.