Library Resources

General Online References

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.


Research Guides by Subject

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

Also consider a research consultation with your dedicated subject librarian.

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.


Health Sciences

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.