RE: UMass Amherst Libraries E-Resources

The good Web content for which we pay real money

U.S. Political Stats Database Added

Posted by eleres on December 12th, 2014

U.S. Political Stats from CQ Press is a data visualization and research tool for data on Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Presidency. You can browse through data categories such as campaign finances, floor votes, interest group scores and Supreme Court cases; policy categories such as budget & taxation, immigration, veterans affairs, science, technology & communication; and by states and districts. You can also search by keyword and narrow your terms to apply to data, policy or branch categories. The results are displayed in charts or tables, and you can compare data sets.

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

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Grants and Awards Subscription Cancelled

Posted by eleres on December 2nd, 2014

The Libraries have cancelled our subscription to Grants and Awards effective December 1st, 2014.

Posted in Cancellations, General & interdisciplinary | No Comments »

Trial for DigiZeitschriften E-Journals

Posted by eleres on November 25th, 2014

DigiZeitschriften E-Journals archive is a database of core German research journals. The trial goes through 12/23/14. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Collection annual subscription price is $1,900 with a $5,700 one time payment.

Posted in Database Trial, Languages & literatures | No Comments »

Trial for Human Rights Studies Online

Posted by eleres on November 18th, 2014

Human Rights Studies Online collects videos and texts on over 35 human rights violation and atrocity crime events between 1900 and 2010, from the Holocaust to Chile-Pinochet Regime, Ottoman Empire and Armenia, the Troubles of Northern Ireland, Cambodia and more. Documentation includes contemporary personal accounts; contemporaneous media coverage, government, NGO and court reports; selected works of art and literature; and documentaries, interviews, essays, monographs and articles.

You can browse the collections by event, theme, discipline perspective, or subject, place, organization and more. Simple and advanced search options provide many filters and limits using the extensive metadata and indexing.

The trial goes through January 17th, 2015. Purchase price for Human Rights Studies Online is $29,000, or we can pay an annual subscription fee of $3,703. Please tell us what you think about this collection.

Posted in Database Trial, History, Political Science, Sociology | No Comments »

GeoScienceWorld E-Journals on Trial

Posted by eleres on November 3rd, 2014

The Libraries have access to the collection of 46 e-journals included in the GeoScienceWorld E-Journal Collection through November 30th. The journals are published by multiple geological societies, such as Seismological Society of America, Geological Society of London, Geological Society of America, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, and others.

Annual subscription cost to the collection is is $16,900. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)

Posted in Database Trial, Earth Sciences | No Comments »

Trial for Caribbean Literature

Posted by eleres on November 3rd, 2014

Caribbean Literature from Alexander Street Press brings together poetry and fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries written by hundreds of authors from the Caribbean or writing about it. Texts are presented in the original English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. You can browse the collection by author, place or genre, or search language, publisher, date, keyword, race, gender and more.

The trial continues through December 30th, 2014. Purchase price is $29,000 or an annual subscription is $4,106. Please give us your feedback on this resource.

Posted in Database Trial, Languages & literatures | No Comments »

Trial for Digital Sanborn Maps of all U.S. States

Posted by eleres on October 30th, 2014

The Libraries currently offer the Sanborn Maps for New England States. Now, through December 15th, 2014 we have trial access to Digital Sanborn Maps for all U.S. States. Scanned images of indexes and detailed maps are available by selecting state, city and date.

The purchase price for the non-New England states is $49,990. Please give us your feedback on this resource.

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GeoScienceWorld E-Book Collection Trial

Posted by eleres on October 16th, 2014

The Libraries have a trial for over 1,000 e-books on the GeoScienceWorld platform published since since 1926 by groups such as the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Geological Society of America, Society for Sedimentary Geology and others. On the GeoScienceWorld e-book platform you can browse by subject or title, or search by author, title, keyword and limit by date.

The purchase price for the entire collection is $78,541, or we can buy sub-collections by publication date for between $11,000 and $19,000. The trial continues through November 30th. 2014. Please send us your feedback about the GeoScienceWorld e-books.

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Medici.tv on Trial

Posted by eleres on October 14th, 2014

Medici.tv has about 1,500 videos of classical music concerts; opera and ballet performances; composer and artist profiles; and master classes. The service also provides live broadcasts.

The database is on trial through November 10th, 2014. An annual subscription cost is $6,000. Please share with us your feedback on this resource.

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Periodical Archives on Trial

Posted by eleres on October 9th, 2014

The Libraries have trials for two ProQuest archive collections.

  • American Periodicals is a collection of general magazines and specialized literary and professional journals published between 1740 and 1940. Full-text indexing and full color article scans are provided. The collection purchase price is $34,425. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
  • Periodical Archive Online Foundation Collection covers two hundred years of scholarly journals in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Full-text indexing and full color article scans are provided. The collection purchase price is $75,745. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)

The trials go through November 8th, 2014. Questions? Ask Us!

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