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America: History and Life Full Text Star
Journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews, many in full text, relating to United States and Canadian history and prehistory, 1954-present.
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Ethnic NewsWatch & ENW: A History Star
Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic communities in the United States. In several languages, 1965-present.
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JSTOR Star
Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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MLA International Bibliography Star
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920ís -
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Project Muse Star
Scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences published by university presses; searchable by journal issue, author, and keyword, 1996-present.
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Additional Databases in Cultural & Area Studies > Asian-American Studies

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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American Memory
Large collection of reproductions of primary source material from U.S. Library of Congress: pictures, pamphlets and recordings. Earliest dates from 1400s.
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American National Biography Online
Two- to three-page biographies of 17,500 Americans from earliest history to current day, with occupation and birthplace searching and some pictures, 1600-present.
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language arts and humanities journals, 1975-present.
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Biography in Context
Brief biographies from Who's Who and other sources. Current.
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Dissertations and Theses @ UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst dissertations in full text.
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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Film Literature Index
Citations to articles appearing in popular and scholarly film periodicals journals from 130 countries, 1976-2001.
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International Political Science Abstracts
Citations to articles from international political science periodicals, 1951-present.
Also known as: IPSA
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LexisNexis Academic
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Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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Literature Online
About 350,000 literary works in English: British and American poetry, drama and prose, plus some journals and literature reference sources.
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Literature Resource Center
A large collection of literature reference material, including criticism and author biographies.
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Philosopher's Index
Citations and abstracts for philosophy journal articles and books published in Western languages, 1940-present.
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Readers' Guide Abstracts
Citations and abstracts for articles from popular periodicals from the U.S. and Canada, 1890-present.
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Science Citation Index Expanded
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language science journals, 1900-present
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Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
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Social Sciences Citation Index
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Provides indexing and citation tracking for journals in all the social sciences, 1956-present.
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Web of Science
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1956-present; and Science 1900-present.
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WorldCat
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The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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