Posted by: Michelle Romero
Guest Post by Kelly J. Conn, Ph.D. and Mya M. Mangawang, Ph.D.
I will never forget the thrill I felt as I worked my way carefully through the meticulously organized folders and boxes of the Lowell Institute School archive collection housed in the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department of Snell Library. What would be in the next folder? A poem? A work of art? A legal document? A handwritten letter? How were all these items connected? What story did these archives have to tell of the rich history of the 112-year-old Lowell Institute School, which was embraced by Northeastern University in 1996?
While many aspects of the School’s early history had previously been shared in different ways by various authors, an account that combined these stories into a comprehensive narrative that spanned the period from the arrival of the Lowell family in New England through today had not yet been published. My co-author, Dr. Mya M. Mangawang, and I set out to tell that story, not only to celebrate and honor the Lowell family, their Institute, and the School they began, but also to help frame the most recent vision for the future of the School in meeting the needs of the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
This history is meant both to document the past and point to the future in order to highlight the ways in which the Lowell Institute School has met, and is well-positioned to continue to meet the needs of our STEM industries for years to come. We hope that you, as our readers, will appreciate the well-defined and distinguished legacy of the Lowell Institute and Northeastern University, and will join us in our optimism about the powerful impact that the Lowell Institute School at Northeastern University will have on future generations.
The full text of The Lowell Institute School at Northeastern University is available in the Digital Repository Service.
Posted in: Archives and Special Collections, Engineering, Mathematics, Online Collections
Posted by: G. Karen Merguerian
It’s 6am on a cold November morning, and I know I’m not the only one awake. As I am writing this, a few Northeastern researchers are online with me, and are currently reading:
*A book chapter about the semantic web
*An article about arterial fibrillation
*An article about human trafficking
How do I know this? Because Springer, the venerable German publisher of chiefly scientific research, has recently updated its SpringerLink web site.
The content on the new site is the same solid high-quality research they’ve always had, searchable and easily linkable, with full text PDFs available DRM-free, even for ebook chapters, to NU affiliates.
But the new site has this “Recent Activity” feature. It’s anonymous, but anyone, including you, can see a little window into what’s being read on SpringerLink at Northeastern right now. More importantly, the new SpringerLink site has a cleaned-up layout and style that displays better in a variety of browsers. The search results page now shows results at the individual book chapter level, with a “look inside” feature for content not licensed by our library that you may want to purchase. The “advanced search” has been revamped and is easier to use.
We do have a warning about the new site: If you’ve been a “power user” of Springer Link in the past, you may have set up a “My Account” feature to save your searches, tag your results, and keep a history of any personal orders. Please be aware that your “My Account” on the old SpringerLink will NOT be migrated to the new site. (Unfortunately Springer claims that privacy rules prohibit them from notifying account-holders individually.) You’ll have to set up a new account on the new site and start all over. The new “My Account” also allows you to log in from anywhere, not just through the NU Libraries.
Currently both the old and the new Springer Link sites are available, so “My Account” users should log in over the Thanksgiving break and save what’s in your old account. Beginning sometime Monday morning, 11/26, you’ll be redirected to the new site and the old site and old account information will no longer be available.
So give the new Springer Link a test drive. Have fun seeing the “Recent Activity” of researchers at NU. I just checked, and it’s now a book about genetically modified plants and an article about Harry Potter from an education journal. I’m sure when you log in it will be something completely different!
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Posted by: Jamie Dendy
An article on a revision of the US Government’s socio-economic index, published in 1982 in the journal, Social Science Research, has been cited by other articles in a broad array of academic journals over 300 times, with the most recent citation being from an article published in June 2011. By extending our offering of Web of Science back files from 1975 through 1992, we are able to provide Northeastern researchers with these historical statistics, allowing them to identify the most important articles, journals, institutions, and authors in their field or subject area of study.
When viewing any article in the Web of Science database, a list of citations from that article are provided as well as a list of other subsequent articles and conference proceedings that cite the original article. Links connect to the full text of the cited articles when the full text is available. And don’t be fooled by the title of this database. As the above example illustrates, Web of Science covers scholarly articles in all types of sciences that include journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Visit our News & Events page to read more about this collection or visit our full listing of online databases and trials.
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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