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Congress Collection, Voting & Elections Added

Posted by eleres on July 17th, 2014

The Congress Collection and Voting and Elections have been added to CQ Press Political Reference Suite. The Congress Collection provides analysis of members of Congress voting records, interest groups and public policy making. You can find policy analysis to topic, vote tallies and descriptions, votes by Congressional Session going back to the 79th Congress (1945), and you can compare voting records of different members.

The Voting and Elections Collection provides data and analysis of elections in America back to 1789. You can browse voting records in primary and general elections by state and year, for example; find candidates and their election results; and compare election results from Gubernatorial, Congressional and Presidential elections.

If you’d like assistance using this rich data source, Ask Us!

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New Manuscripts in Women’s Letters and Diaries

Posted by eleres on July 17th, 2014

Manuscripts in Women’s Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society includes primary source materials written by women from 1750-1950. Published online by Alexander Street Press, the database indexes and provides PDF scans of the full-text documents. You can browse or search by people, place, document type, date and more. Each collection has a full description.

If you’d like assistance using this resource, Ask Us!

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African Newspapers Now Available

Posted by eleres on July 17th, 2014

African Newspapers from the World Newspaper Archive includes colonial newspapers in European and African languages published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You can search by full-text or title, and limit by date, language, place of publication and newspaper title.

If you have questions about African Newspapers, Ask Us!

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More ProQuest Congressional

Posted by eleres on July 17th, 2014

The Libraries have purchased the 1789-1969 Serial Set and Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1932 to add to our ProQuest Congressional collection. The complete Serial Set covers 1789-2013 and includes House and Senate committee reports. Executive Branch Documents is an annotated bibliography and full text of all documents listed in the Checklist of Public Documents 1789-1909, and updated from 1910-1932 with indexing by subjects, names, agency report numbers, and SuDocs Classification.

If you have questions about ProQuest Congressional, Ask Us!

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New PBS Video Collection

Posted by eleres on July 17th, 2014

The PBS Video Collection from Alexander Street Press brings together about 250 PBS documentaries. You can search or browse by people (e.g. Ken Burns, Louis Armstrong, David McCullough) or discipline (e.g. environmental studies, religion & thought, American history).

If you have questions about this resource, Ask Us!

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New African American Music Reference

Posted by eleres on July 17th, 2014

African American Music Reference from Alexander Street Press includes book chapters, essays, images and liner notes covering traditional African American blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel and more. You can browse or search by musical genre, material type (biography, interview, artwork, etc.), people, subject, insturments and much more.

If you have questions about using this resource, Ask Us!

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More Social Science Citation Index

Posted by eleres on July 17th, 2014

We’ve purchased 50 years of additional indexing in the Social Science Citation Index. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection, Social Science Citation Index coverage now includes 1900 – current.

Questions? Ask Us!

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ReferenceUSA Is Back

Posted by eleres on July 16th, 2014

We’ve re-established our subscription to ReferenceUSA, a directory of Canadian and U.S. businesses and residential white pages, as well as U.S. health care providers, job listings and internships, and new businesses. You can also search for consumer lifestyle data, such as apparel, motor vehicles, pets, sports, travel and more, with limits for name, city, and state.

If you have questions about this resource, contact Mike Davis, Business Reference Librarian, at 413-545-6822.

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More Classical Music Library!

Posted by eleres on July 16th, 2014

The Libraries has purchased volumes II and III of the Classical Music Library from Alexander Street Press. The entire library includes over 25,000 unique classical works from medieval times to the 21st century. You can browse or search by composer, genre, time period, instrument performers, titles and more. You select individual tracks to play or establish an account and create playlists to save and play anytime.

If you have questions about using this resource, Ask Us!

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The Nation Now Available Back to 1865

Posted by eleres on July 16th, 2014

The Nation, with issues published from 1865 to current, is now available on the EbscoHost platform. You can browse through specific issues or search by author, article title, geographic place, subject and more. PDF full-text of each Nation article is available.

You can find the Nation (New York, NY, ISSN 0027-8378) through our UMass Amherst E-Journals List. If you have questions about accessing it, Ask Us!

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