New Resource: Annual Reviews Online Back Volume Collection (1932-2006)

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey


Need a summary of research in Biomedical, Life, Physical, or Social Sciences?

To supplement our ongoing access to the Annual Reviews, Snell Library is pleased to offer the Electronic Back Volume Collection, which has over 70 years of research online — timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists and social scientists from 1932-2006. It offers seamless access to a comprehensive collection of all available Annual Reviews Sciences Collection back volumes, with content dating back to the very first volume of the Annual Review of Biochemistry in 1932.

Features and Benefits

  • A comprehensive online collection of available Annual Reviews Sciences Collection with content spanning Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences, including Economics
  • Immediate access to 1,100+ volumes, comprising over 25,000 critical and authoritative review articles from 1932-2006
  • Color and grayscale figures, charts, tables, and cited literature available via full-text searchable PDFs

You may also wish to look at Annual Reviews‘ audio and video series featuring interviews with foremost scientific scholars.

To find Annual Reviews, click here to link directly, or go to the Library home page and click on All Databases and Trials for an A-Z list.

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New: Use the DSM-IV Online!

Posted by: Katherine Herrlich


The long-awaited e-version of the DSM-IV TR has arrived.  (Its formal name is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision, 2000.)  The Libraries’ new subscription to this resource means that NU students, faculty, and staff can now access the full text version from anywhere. 

If this isn’t a household name to you, I should explain that the “DSM” is produced by the American Psychiatric Association and is considered the essential tool for mental health providers to diagnose patients in this country.  It is likely that you or someone you know, at some point, has been affected by this document.  It undergoes revisions approximately every 6 to 10 years, as researchers bring to light new information, which in turn changes the professional view and body of knowledge about how mental disorders are categorized and subsequently treated.

You can read more about this diagnostic tool, and the history of diagnosis and classification of psychiatric disorders, in the article “Mental and Behavioral Disorders, Diagnosis and Classification of”: doi:10.1016/B0-08-043076-7/01285-7 . (This article comes from our subscription resource called the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences.)

To find the text of the DSM-IV TR itself, link here or go to the “All Databases” A-Z list and scroll down to “StatRef.”  This resource allows five people to use it at one time. (Other titles within StatRef vary from 1 to 5 users.)

This is a frequently-used resource at Snell Library; we hope you will enjoy this improvement in access!

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