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Foundation Directory Online Now Available

Posted by eleres on 30th May 2014

The Libraries have added a subscription to the Foundation Directory Online, a comprehensive source for grants, grantmakers, and grant recipients. You can conduct keyword searches of news, grantmakers, RFPs, companies, nonprofit literature, grants and more.

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

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New Oxford Bibliographies for Cinema & Media Studies and Communications

Posted by eleres on 29th May 2014

Oxford Bibliographies for Cinema & Media Studies and Communications provide introductions to subjects in each discipline and annotated citations for general overviews, reference works, journals, histories, interviews, biographies and more. You can browse by subject or search for keywords in citations, authors, sub-headings and sources.

If you’d like more information or have questions about these reference works, Ask Us!

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Peace Research Abstracts Added to Collections

Posted by eleres on 15th May 2014

Peace Research Abstracts from EBSCOHost covers international affairs, psychology and other disciplines as they relate peace and conflict resolution. Indexing and abstracting coverage goes back to 1964.

If you have questions about using this research tool, Ask Us!

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Global Industries, U.S. Business Environments Added to IBISWorld

Posted by eleres on 15th May 2014

IBISWorld has two new components: Global Industry Reports and U.S. Business Environment Profiles. Coverage of financial, manufacturing, mining, retail, telecommunications and many other industries is now international in scope. Global Industry Reports include an industry definition, major players, supply chain and related industries, a glossary and additional resources. U.S. Business Environment Profiles include consumer behavior and demographic reports which affect U.S. industries.

Ask Us if you have questions about these resources.

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Coverage Added to ProQuest Congressional Collections

Posted by eleres on 7th May 2014

The Libraries have added coverage to the following  ProQuest Congressional Collections:

  • Congressional Hearings, 2011-2013
  • Congressional Record, 1998-2001
  • U.S. Serial Set II, 2012-2013

These complement previously purchased date coverage for these collections, as well as Bills & Laws, Legislative Histories, House & Senate Documents and other collections.

If you have questions about using these collections, Ask Us!

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Berg Fashion Library Now Available

Posted by eleres on 2nd May 2014

Berg Fashion Library collects images and encyclopedic coverage of dress and fashion. You can browse by time period back to the 17th century, or place. You can search books and journals by author, title, publication date, etc. and images by object type, date and designer or manufacturer. The Library also includes several lesson plans.

If you’d like help using Berg Fashion Library, ask us!

Posted in Art & architecture, Cultural and Area Studies, New online reference source | No Comments »

MarketLine – A New Source for Market Data, Reports

Posted by eleres on 2nd May 2014

MarketLine present business data for companies, industries and geographic areas, all of which you can browse. You can also search for these and case studies, company news and financial deals. Industry reports include market outlook, data and segmentation; a “five forces analysis” of buyer power, supplier power, new entrants, substitution threats and rivalry; and leading companies. Company reports address the business overview; history; key officer biographies; locations and subsidiaries; SOT analysis; competitors; and major products and services.

If you’d like assistance using Marketline, ask us.

Posted in Business, Data Sets, New online reference source | No Comments »

New Trial for Public Documents Masterfile

Posted by eleres on 4th April 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 4th April 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.

Posted in Education, New online reference source | No Comments »

All Accessible Archives Collections Now Available

Posted by eleres on 4th April 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.

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