RE: UMass Amherst Libraries E-Resources

The good Web content for which we pay real money

U.S. Political Stats on Trial

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

U.S. Political Stats from CQ Press provides a data visualization and research tool designed to provide data on Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Presidency.

The trial ends October 22nd, 2014. Annual subscription cost is $5,500. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)

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Times of India (1838-2005) on Trial

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

The Times of India (1835-2005) from ProQuest provides historical access to this major Indian newspaper.

The trial ends November 30th, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) The purchase price is $44,866.

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South Asia Archive on Trial

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

The South Asia Archive, produced by Taylor and Francis, is sourced from the South Asia Research Foundation and includes journals, reports, books, legislation and Indian film booklets. The content covers many subjects:

  • Administration, Development, Industry, Economics and Law
  • Art and Art History
  • Civilization Studies, Religion, Philosophy and History
  • Culture, Society, Cinema and Media Studies
  • Education
  • Indology, Ancient History, Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Politics, Government and Public Policy
  • Science, Technology, Agriculture and Environment
  • Urban Planning, Medicine and Health

The trial goes through October 24th, 2014. Purchase price is $78,000. Please give us your feedback.(UMass NetID login required for UMass App)

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Dance Education DELRdi now on Trial

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

DELRdi, from the National Dance Education Organization, provides indexing of dance education literature and research from 1926 to the present including abstracts of theses, dissertations, journal articles, conference proceedings, etc. from 200+ different publications, more than 150 university dance programs, organizations and individuals. You can search by author, title, keyword and limit by document type, institution, date and more.

The trial goes through October 24th, 2014. Subscription price is $850. Please give us your feedback.(UMass NetID login required for UMass App)

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Libraries Now Subscribe to Rock’s Backpages

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

Rock’s Backpages covers the rock and roll music industry back to the 1950′s with reviews, interviews and articles. You can browse for content by artist, audio (of interviews), genre, publication or writer; or search by keyword.

Note: the Rock’s Backpages homepage has many prompts to subscribe. The UMass Amherst Libraries has a paid subscription for full access to the database; if you have a UMass Amherst NetId to login from off-campus, or you connect on-campus, you do not need an individual subscription.

Questions? Ask Us!

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Historical Digitized British Periodicals Added

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

The Libraries purchased British Periodicals, digitized collections of over 450 British periodicals published between the 17th and early 20th century covering literature, history, science, fine arts and social sciences. These collections are available on the ProQuest platform, and you can search by keyword; author; publication title, subject or editor; place of publication (including Belfast, Calcutta, Glasgow and New York, among others); document type (e.g. advertisement, obituary, poem, recipe) and more.

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

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Arts:Search for Arts Journal Literature, Designer Profiles

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

The Five College Libraries have subscribed to Arts:Search.  Formerly known as Design Inform, Arts Search is a portal to three component databases with design journal indexing and abstracting, art & architecture designer profiles and full-text decorative and fine arts journals.

If you have questions about this resource, Ask Us.

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LexisNexis Courtroom Cast Now Available

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

LexisNexis Courtroom Cast provides audio files of judicial opinions and videos of trials, hearings and oral arguments. You can browse or search AudioCaseFiles or browse videos by cases, witnesses, industries or practices.

Registration with a UMass Amherst email address is required. Ask Us if you have questions.

Posted in Law, New streaming audio, New streaming video | No Comments »

East German Films from UMass Amherst’s DEFA Film Library Now Available

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

The Libraries have purchased the streaming video collection of East German films curated by the Professor Barton Byg of the UMass Amherst Languages, Literatures & Cultures department. The DEFA Collection on the Kanopy platform contains over 100 films (and growing) made by East German filmmakers or about East Germany since 1946.

Please Ask Us if you have questions about using this collection.

Posted in Languages & literatures, New streaming video | No Comments »

BrowZine App Enables Personalized E-Journal Collections

Posted by eleres on September 29th, 2014

The BrowZine app allows you to search and manage UMass Amherst subscription and open access e-journals on your smartphone or tablet. You will need a UMass Amherst NetID and password to register.

If you have questions about using BrowZine, Ask Us.

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