RE: UMass Amherst Libraries E-Resources

The good Web content for which we pay real money

Historical Chicago Tribune (1849-1990), South China Morning Post (1903-1995) on Trial

Posted by eleres on April 17th, 2014

We’re offering trials to two ProQuest Historical newspapers through May 2, 2014:

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PBS Video Collection on Trial

Posted by eleres on April 4th, 2014

PBS Video Collection offers hundreds PBS production documentaries and series covering history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events on the Alexander Street Press platform. You can browse by title, people, disciplines, series or search with these limits.

The database trial ends May 17, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)

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A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology on Trial

Posted by eleres on April 4th, 2014

A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology contains sheet music from antiquity through the romantic era, with extensive contents for the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque. The music is fully indexed and searchable by composer, title, style period, genre, nationality, language, and more.

This database trial ends June 30, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Annual cost is $1,000.

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New Trial for Public Documents Masterfile

Posted by eleres on April 4th, 2014

Public Documents Masterfile brings together 19 sources of U.S. government information and provides indexing for current and historic documents covering public policy, physical sciences, technology, agriculture and the social sciences. You can search by keywords or limit by source, author, SuDoc number and date.

If you’d like assistance using this resource, contact Barbara Morgan, Law Librarian, at 413-545-6850. The trial goes through May 2, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Annual cost is $3,995 or one-time purchase is$32,000.

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New Cabell’s Educational Publishing Directories

Posted by eleres on April 4th, 2014

You can now search Educational Curriculum & Methods and Educational Psychology & Administration Publishing at Cabell’s Directories. These discipline specific directories, through Cabell’s Institutional Publishing Activity Index, provide a tool for comparing institutional publishing while recognizing differences in institutional resources dedicated to supporting publication.

If you’d like assistance using these directories, contact Steve McGinty, Education Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-1871.

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All Accessible Archives Collections Now Available

Posted by eleres on April 4th, 2014

The Libraries have expanded its Accessible Archives subscription to include American County Histories, Civil War documents, newspapers such as Godey’s Lady’s Book, The Lily, The Pennsylvania Gazette, and other texts such as Twelve Years a Slave. You can search across collections or within individual ones and limit by publication type and date. If you’d like assistance with this resource, Ask Us.

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DRAM Added for Streaming Music, Archives

Posted by eleres on April 4th, 2014

DRAM provides liner notes, essays and streaming music from independent producers and sound archives of American folk, opera, contemporary classical, experimental, jazz and other musical genres. You can search by album title, liner notes, blogs, documentation and more, or browse by composer, performer, instrument and label.

Ask us if you’d like assistance using this new resource.

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PolicyMap, a New Data Visualization Tool

Posted by eleres on April 4th, 2014

The Libraries now subscribe to PolicyMap, a tool for mapping income, housing, quality of life, federal guidelines and other data. You can generate reports, chart tables, and create 3 layer maps.

This is a multi-disciplinary tool. Ask us if you’d like assistance using it.

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Subject Compilations of State Laws Online Added

Posted by eleres on March 18th, 2014

Subject Compilations of State Laws, an index of articles, books, court opinions, and other publications that compare state laws, is now available online. You can browse by subject or search by keyword, title, author, cases or court. Many citations have full-text links. If you’d have questions about using this resource, ask us.

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Trials for 3 Resources on the Ukraine

Posted by eleres on March 18th, 2014

The Libraries have on trial from East View Information Services three databases covering the Ukraine:

All trials will continue through April 17th, 2014. If you have questions about using any of these resources, please ask us.

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