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Contemporary Black Biography Now Online

Posted by eleres on 10th October 2013

Contemporary Black Biography provides biographical profiles of people with African American and/or black heritage across nationalities and professional fields. You can browse entries in 104 volumes or the index, or search across the series.

If you have questions or would like assistance, contact a librarian.

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Import Genius: What’s Shipped In

Posted by eleres on 19th September 2013

The new database Import Genius collects logs of shipping containers moving around the world. You can search by product, importer, shipper, vessel, container number, port, date, etc. and see all the parties involved in trade. You can create maps of the movements of products by consignee and shipper and export  or email results of your searches.

To use Import Genius you must create an account with a UMass email account. For assistance using this resource, contact Mike Davis, Business Reference Librarian at 413-545-6822.

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Global Plants is Here and Growing

Posted by eleres on 19th September 2013

Global Plants is a growing database of images, naming structures, locality and country, collector and collection of plants from over 300 herbaria around the world. Related materials, such as correspondence, diaries and paintings from plant collectors, reference sources, articles, maps and more are presented with each entry. You can browse by taxonomy, resource type, geography, herbarium or collection, and you can search by keyword, title, biological classification and more.

Global Plants is produced by the Global Plants Initiative and hosted by JSTOR. If you have questions about this resource or would like assistance using it, contact Madeleine Charney, Sustainability Studies Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-0784.

Posted in Environmental Resources, New online reference source, Plant & Soil Science | No Comments »

Digital National Security Archive now Available

Posted by eleres on 10th July 2013

Digital National Security Archive includes 40 collections of declassified government documents covering Afghanistan, Chile, Cuba, Iraq, Japan, and many other countries, as well as policy makers such as Henry Kissinger and U.S. Presidents Truman, Carter, Bush and Obama, and topics like nuclear non-proliferation and terrorism. You can browse through the collections, or search documents, chronologies, glossary or bibliographies.

For assistance using this new resource, contact a librarian.

Posted in History, New online reference source, Political Science | No Comments »

Film & Television Literature Index, America: History & Live, and Historical Abstracts now with full text

Posted by eleres on 10th July 2013

The Libraries has upgraded its subscriptions to include full-text with the following indexes:

  • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text – includes indexing and abstracts for over 380 journals and magazines and full-text from 120 of them, film reviews from Variety going back to 1914, and broad subject coverage of film and television production and history.
  • America: History and Life with Full Text – covers history and culture of Canada and the United States back to 1955 with indexing of 1,700 journals and full-text of 200 journals and 100 books.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text – covers the history of the world with indexing of over 1,800 journals and full-text of 349 journals and 129 books since 1955.

If you have questions or comments about any of these resources, contact a librarian.

Posted in Film Studies, History, New online reference source | No Comments »

New! Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels

Posted by eleres on 6th June 2013

Over 350 primary source adult comic series and graphic novels and literary criticism about them are now available in Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels. You can search by keywords, subjects or title, and browse by character, genre, series and title, subjects and more.

If you have questions about using this new resource, contact a librarian at 413-545-0150.

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New Reference Sources for Biology, Chemistry

Posted by eleres on 17th May 2013

The Libraries have added Current Protocols in Bioinformatics and the Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry to our online reference collection. If you have questions about using these sources, contact Maxine Schmidt, Biology Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-6739.

Posted in Biology, Chemistry, New online reference source | No Comments »

Statistical Abstract of the United States Now From ProQuest

Posted by eleres on 26th March 2013

In 2012 the U.S. government ceased publication of its revered (by librarians, at least) source of census and commerce data, the Statistical Abstract of the United States which it had been publishing in one form or another since 1878. The information provider ProQuest has picked up the title and is compiling the data from mostly government agencies for ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. beginning in 2013. Thirty sections with hundreds of tables include a wide variety of data covering Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces; Elections; Geography and Environment; Arts, Recreation and Travel; Foreign Commerce and Aid; Education and much, much more. You can browse, search and apply filters to view the tables of data.

For assistance using this reference source, contact a librarian.

Posted in Data Sets, General & interdisciplinary, New online reference source | No Comments »

Career Insider Database Now Available

Posted by eleres on 8th March 2013

The Libraries now have a subscription to Career Insider, a collection of tools for those researching and managing career information. You can search for companies and industries, and review profession overviews, sample cover letters and resumes, internship profiles and career advice.

If you have questions or would like assistance using this resource, contact a reference librarian.

Posted in Business, General & interdisciplinary, New online reference source | No Comments »

Dissertations & Thesis Now Available with Full-Text

Posted by eleres on 21st February 2013

The Libraries has expanded its subscription to Dissertations & Thesis to include the full-text of dissertations produced since 1997 and a sampling of older graduate thesis. Coverage is multidisciplinary and indexing of works goes back to 1861. Most dissertations and theses from North America are included, as well as some from Europe and Asia. You can download the full-text as a PDF file.

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