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Benezit Dictionary of Artists Purchased

New Acquisition

Benezit

The Libraries have purchased the Benezit Dictionary of Artists from Oxford University Press. This source offers artist biographies, auction records, exhibition histories, museum listings, bibliographies, images of artists signatures and monograms, and links to external websites of research value. On the Oxford Art Online platform with Grove Art Online, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Oxford Companion to Western Art, these sources can be searched individually or all together.  

If you have questions about using this resource, contact Peter SternHumanities and Fine Arts Research Services Librarian, at 545-3967.

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Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 Added

New Acquisition

Caribbean Newspapers2

The Libraries have purchased the Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 archive from Readex. With 66 newspaper titles from 22 islands published between 1718-1876, this archive provides history of the Atlantic slave trade, Colonial history and New World slavery.

If you have questions about using this resource, contact Peter Stern, Humanities and Fine Arts Research Services, at 413-545-3967.

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Japan Times Archives Now Available

New Acquisition

Japan Times

The Libraries have purchased the Japan Times Archive. The database includes digitized issues of The Japan Times, The Japan Advertiser, The Japan Times & Mail, The Japan Times and Advertiser (Morning ed.), Japan Times and Advertiser (Evening ed.) and the Nippon Times since March 22nd, 1897.

If you'd like more information about using this resource or assistance using it, contact Sharon Domier, East Asian Studies Librarian, at 413-577-2633.

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Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity. LBGTQ History and Culture since 1940.

New Archival Collection

Human sexuality

The Libraries have purchased the "Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity. LBGTQ History and Culture since 1940" from Gale Publishing. The archive is an extensive collection of historical records, newspapers, government publications, reports, etc. covering personal experiences, policies, activism, gay rights, health and the worldwide impact of AIDS and much more. Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990.

If you have questions or would like assistance using this resource, contact Anne Moore, liaison librarian for Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Studies, at 413-545-6888.

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ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library Added

New Acquisition

ASTM

The Libraries have added the complete ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library to our collections. The Digital Library includes 1,500+ e-books, 8 e-journals, conference proceedings, and more than 12,500 active standards and 39,900 historical standards covering a broad range of engineering disciplines.

If you'd like more information about this resource, contact Maxine Schmidt, Engineering Liaison Librarian.

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Data-Planet Cancelled

The Libraries has cancelled our subscription to the Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference and Data Sets databases. The use of these databases didn't warrant continued subscriptions costs, and we have several other sources of data sets.

If you have questions about obtaining and using statistics and data, please contact us.

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Labor and Employment Law Library Cancelled

The Libraries have cancelled our subscription to the Labor and Employment Law Library due to rising cost, lack of demonstrated need for curricular support and lack of usage data provided by the publisher.

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Trial for Scientific Style and Format

Scientific style and format

The Libraries have a trial for Scientific Style and Format from the University of Chicago Press. This reference tool has information on manuscript preparation and markup, sample correspondence, editorial office practices, and a citation quick guide for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields.

The trial goes through July 31st, 2016. Please give us your feedback (UMass NetID required for login).

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Publishers Weekly Digital Archive on Trial

The Libraries have a trial for Publishers Weekly Digital Archive. This collection includes scanned pages of the publication between January 18, 1872 - September 28, 2015.

The trial goes through April 11th, 2016. Please provide your feedback (UMass NetID required for login).

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Trial for Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876

Caribbean Newspapers

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876, is on trial from Readex. The collection includes Colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, New World Slavery and more through 18th and 19th century Caribbean newspapers.

The trial goes through April 29th, 2016. Please send us your feedback (UMass NetID required for login).

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