Posted by: Hillary Corbett
Did you know you can easily find out about research at Northeastern that’s being funded by the National Institutes of Health? The NIH RePORTER is “an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.” It’s a component of NIH’s RePORT service (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools), and it “satisfies a legislative mandate included in the NIH Reform Act of 2006 to provide the public with an electronic system to search NIH research projects using a variety of codes, including public health area of interest, and provide information on publications and patents resulting from NIH-funded research.”
RePORTER shows that there are currently 96 active projects at Northeastern being funded by the NIH, from award years 2009 through 2011:
Since 1987, Northeastern University researchers have worked on 1,023 NIH-funded projects:
NIH RePORTER gives details of each funded project, including the award amount, the principal investigator(s), the project abstract and keywords, and any related projects or subprojects. It links each project to its published results in PubMedCentral as well as any related patents. As well as being able to search by institution, you can also search by investigator name, topic, geographic location, and specific funding agency, institute or center within NIH. If you create a free account you can receive weekly e-mailed alerts on your saved search queries (RSS is not yet available, but I hope it will be soon.) I highly recommend this resource for anyone who wants to learn more about health sciences research being conducted at Northeastern.
Posted in: Health Sciences, Research Online, Scholarly Communications
Posted by: Katherine Herrlich
Good news! The Library now provides online access to an additional 3-4 decades of scholarly research and knowledge. The online ”backfiles” are now available for the following Elsevier journals in the ScienceDirect database :
Nuclear Physics A (Includes Nuclear Physics): 1956-1994
Nuclear Physics B: 1967-1994
Journal of Chromatography A: 1958-1994
Physics Letters B (Includes Physics Letters): 1962-1994
Journal of Molecular Biology: 1966-1994
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A (Includes Nuclear Instruments; Nuclear Instruments and Methods; and Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research): 1957-1994
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications: 1960-1994
Physica A (Includes Physica): 1934-1994
Experimental Cell Research: 1950-1994
Developmental Biology: 1959-1994
Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Includes Journal of Less Common Metals): 1959-1994
Discrete Mathematics: 1971-1994
This content can be found by searching individual titles in TDNet (the ejournal finder) and also by searching the ScienceDirect database. You will also be able to link to this content when searching any of the major databases on the A-Z list that have a “check for full text” link in the record.
I hope you enjoy these resources and the new access!
Posted in: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Engineering, Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Physics, Research Online
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.
Posted in: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer and Information Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Marine Science, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Research Online, Serendipity, Sociology
Posted by: Katherine Herrlich
The Libraries have a great new resource available for students and faculty: the Henry Stewart Talks, also called The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. Here’s a way to browse and view or listen to lectures by experts in the sciences, including Nobel Laureates.
There are over one thousand seminar talks to choose from, on topics ranging from Antibiotic Resistance and The Blood-Brain Barrier to Health Economics and Using Bioinformatics in the Exploration of Genetic Diversity.
Some are overviews, while others cover recent developments. Note the wide range of lectures on Cognitive Neuroscience.
While the focus is on biomedicine, the seminars also are useful for those who focus on the social and administrative science aspects of medicine and life sciences.
When this was a trial resource, we received many enthusiastic comments from the NU community, which helped to make this purchase possible. Remember that your comments on trial resources are always valuable to the staff and are considered when we make our collection decisions.
Posted in: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer and Information Science, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Marine Science, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Physics, Serendipity
Posted by: Katherine Herrlich
Interested in the future of Medicaid? Intergenerational issues? The health and psychology of aging?
Newly available from the Libraries is a search tool called Ageline. Ageline is produced by AARP and is now one of the Libraries’ best resources for coverage of social gerontology.
Particularly timely at this historic moment– in which we are witnessing the passage of the new Health Care Reform law– it covers public policy and the delivery of health care for the population aged 50+.
A truly interdisciplinary database, it will prove useful to students of psychology, behavioral sciences, human services, geriatric nursing, anthropology, sociology, and business, as well as others.
An example of an article I found here (which happened to be full text, thanks to the Libraries’ subscription to the journal Social Science and Medicine) is “The influence of national policy change on subnational policymaking: Medicaid nursing facility reimbursement in the American states.”
Those who are interested in Ageline might also want to check out the Geriatrics and Gerontology subject guide and Human Services subject guide.
For more information about Ageline and other library resources and how to effectively search and make use of them, please contact a subject librarian or request research assistance.
Posted in: Anthropology, Business, Economics, Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Research Online, Sociology