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Academic Search Premier Star
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Britannica Online Star
The classic general encyclopedia, a good starting point for all kinds of research. Includes a thesaurus and links to BBC and NYT for current news.
Also known as: Encyclopaedia Britannica
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Google Scholar Star
Use within UMass’ IP range to access many UMass online journal subscriptions. In Scholar Preferences, you can choose to export citations to RefWorks bibliographic manager.
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LexisNexis Academic Star
In Firefox, requires v. 21.0 or higher.
Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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Web of Science Star
Doesn't work with Internet Explorer 9. Works poorly with Safari.
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 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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Additional Databases in General and Interdisciplinary

Academic OneFile
A large interdisciplinary collection of scholarly, professional and trade journal articles, 1980-present.
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African American Biographical Database
A source for information on 19th and early 20th century African American lives and culture, a digitized collection of books published 1790-1950.
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Alt-PressWatch
Several hundred U.S. alternative newsweeklies, covering issues like the environment, labor, public policy, and the peace movement, 1992-present.
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Ambrose Video
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Streaming documentary series, mostly history and current events, and BBC Shakespeare plays.
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Ancestry Library
On-campus use only. IE v. 9 or higher.
Census forms and other genealogical tools.
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AP Images
Mac: Requires latest version of Safari or Firefox for Mac, or OS 10 and higher
Associated Press' library of photographs back to 1826, plus news stories, graphics and audio 1997-present.
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Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstract
Good indexing of articles in core journals of the social sciences in practice, 1987-present.
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Arts and Humanities Full Text
500 journals, in full text, 1980's-present.
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Atomic Learning
Short training videos for software.
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Book Citation Indexes
Provides cited references in 40,000+ science, social sciences and humanities books published since 2005.
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Book Review Digest
Citations, abstracts and excerpts of reviews of English-language books, as published in periodicals, 1905-present.
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Books and Authors
Popular fiction recommendations based on your preferences.
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts' newspaper of record, 1980-present.
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Career Insider
Career information tools.
Also known as: Career Insider Powered by Vault
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Center for Research Libraries
Catalog of over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, and government publications, with an emphasis on non-U.S. materials. Use interlibrary loan to request items.
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Chicago Manual of Style
The widely-used citation and usage guide.
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ChinaMaxx
Almost a million Chinese e-books in all fields of study.
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Choice Reviews Online
Reviews of books, periodicals and databases for academic libraries.
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CollegeSource Online
About 20,000 college catalogs from U.S and international institutions, 1994-present.
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Contemporary Black Biography
Biographies of thousands of African Americans
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CRS Reports
Reports by the public policy research arm of the U. S. Congress on current issues and their legal and legislative status, 1970-present. Library doesn't subscribe to tabbed extras like Bills, Memebers & Votes, etc.
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Current Contents Connect
Tables of contents and abstracts from recently published scholarly journals and evaluated websites.
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Data Citation Index
Find research data held in over 500 repositories around the world.
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David Rumsey Map Collection
Early maps of the Americas, World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania, 1700-1900.
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Digital Sanborn Maps
Very detailed maps of New England towns and cities as they were in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are several versions over time of most maps, 1867-1970.
Also known as: Sanborn Maps
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Directory of Published Proceedings
A directory of published papers from conferences, congresses and symposia, 1965-current.
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DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
Thousands of open access scholarly journals, most published by academic departments of universities worldwide. Coverage varies; mostly recent.
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ebrary
Scholarly and popular books online in full text, from 1990 to present.
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Ebsco EBook Collection
For Macs and Firefox, a plugin is required. See http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/
Scholarly and popular books online, in full text, various dates.
Also known as: NetLibrary
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EbscoHost Databases
A list of links to the EbscoHost databases to which UMass Amherst Libraries subscribes.
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Every significant book or pamphlet printed in the UK, and English-language titles printed in America, between 1701 and 1800.
Also known as: ECCO
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Encyclopedia of Associations: International
A comprehensive list of international organizations, associations and non-profit membership groups worldwide. Provides contact information and descriptions; searchable by subject.
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Encyclopedia of Associations: National
A comprehensive list of American organizations, associations and non-profit membership groups of national scope. Provides contact information and descriptions; searchable by subject.
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Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local
A comprehensive list of American organizations, associations and non-profit membership groups of regional or local scope. Provides contact information and descriptions; searchable by subject.
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Environmental Resource Handbook
Directory of groups, places, services, and events useful for environmentalists.
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Essential Science Indicators
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Performance indicators of Web of Science core journals based on 22 research fields.
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Europa World Year Book
A very useful encyclopedia and directory of the world's countries. Substantive coverage of government, demographics, history, and much more. Current.
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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 and Television Literature Index with Full Text
Reviews from magazines and journals, 1914-present.
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Films On Demand
Streaming collection of educational videos and historical newsreels . To create playlists and link to course pages, see FAQ.
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Five Colleges Archives and Manuscript Collections
Finding aids for archives and manuscripts at Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Foundation Directory Online
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Comprehensive search for grants, grantmakers, and grant recipients.
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Gale Databases
A list of Gale databases to which the library subscribes. Content is available as mp3 audio files.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of several hundred current subject encyclopedias.
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General OneFile
Articles from a very wide variey of magazines, trade journals, and scholarly journals, 1980 - present.
Also known as: InfoTrac OneFile
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Global Road Warrior
Travel guide with an emphasis on logistics and business etiquette.
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GovSearch
A directory of federal, state, municipal and county government personnel, officials, offices and programs.
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Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes Through World History
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Guide to Reference
American Library Association's guide to reference material.
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HathiTrust
Academic library partnership providing searching and downloading of public-domain books and specialized services for text mining projects.
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Humanities International Complete
Journal articles in archaeology, classics, cultural studies, arts, philosophy, history, linguistics, and literature, plus literary magazines, 1975-present.
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IngentaConnect Table of Contents Search
Tables of contents of 27,000 scholarly journals, with links to full-text when available. TOC Alerts service provided. Generally, latest 3 to 5 years.
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International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Articles, with bibliographies, from experts on all aspects of the social sciences. Current.
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iPOLL
A vast collection of opinion polls.
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Journal Citation Reports
A tool that measures the comparative impact of scholarly journals, 2003-present.
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JSTOR
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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Kanopy
Over 6,000 educational and feature videos available across disciplines.
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Massachusetts Newsbank
Amherst Bulletin, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Springfield Republican, Greenfield Recorder and six more Western Mass papers, most mid-90's to present.
Also known as: Western Massachusetts Newspapers
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MEF Films Online
Educational films on current issues from the Media Education Foundation.
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Monthly Catalogue of US Government Publication
Provides references for all US government publications from 1895-June 1976. Post-1976 publications indexed here.
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New York Times Online
Click here to register with your UMass email, or to login.
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
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Oxford English Dictionary
Online version of the irreplaceable OED, for word definitions, usage, and etymologies.
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Oxford Reference Online
Entries from over 100 Oxford University Press subject and language dictionaries, guides, and concise companions.
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Project Muse
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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Project Muse EBooks
Several hundred online university press books on film, performing arts, and politics and policy, 2012. Downloadable by chapter in pdf.
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ProQuest Congressional
Hearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, Executive Branch docs to 1932, and the Serial Set.
Also known as: LexisNexis Congressional
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ProQuest Databases
A list of links to the ProQuest databases to which UMass Amherst Libraries subscribes.
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ProQuest Social Science Journals
Citations and some full text for a diverse collection of journals, some 1920's-present.
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ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection
A combination of several of the vendor's databases related to the social sciences, some in full text.
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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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RefWorks
Citation management software.
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RoperExpress Datasets
Opinion survey data files for secondary analysis, from Gallup, ABC, CBS, AP, Pew, Harris, and elsewhere.
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Sage Journals
More than 645 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine, 1999-present.
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Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans
Guide to non-governmental educational financial aid.
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ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst
A repository for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Amherst community. Call Marilyn Billings at 545-6891 for information.
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Social Explorer
Maps illustrating Census data from 1790 to 2010, with recent community,religion, and carbon emissions data.
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Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
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Springer Extra Materials
Video and data files and other material supplementing some books published by Springer. Search by ISBN.
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Statistical Abstract (ProQuest)
Statistics from U.S. agencies on population, society, trade, the government, and much more, 2013-present. This for-profit version continues Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1878-2012.
Also known as: ProQuest Statistical Abstract
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Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistics from U.S. agencies on population, society, trade, the government, and much more. Compiled from 1878-2012, when it ceased. Older years at HA 202 S84. Privatized (current) version above.
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Statistics Sources
Lists citations for the sources of statistical information.
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Turnitin
Checks for plagiarism by comparing submitted papers to the Internet, some journal articles and previously-submitted papers. Click the link for passwords and more information.
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Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory
Comprehensive listing of periodicals.
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Underground and Independent Comics
Thousands comic books and graphic novels in printable pdf, from 1943 to present.
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Westlaw Campus Research
Legal encyclopedias, law reviews, and legal treatises; case, statutory, and regulatory law; newspapers and magazines; business data, 1980's-present.
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WestlawNext
Same content as Westlaw Campus Research (see above) with different user interface.
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WorldCat
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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Zassaku Plus
Requires Japanese language and input/display capability.
Index to Japanese periodical articles 1868 to present.
Language: Japanese
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