ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection Added

The Libraries now subscribe to the Humanities E-Book Collection of over 4,300 e-books from the American Council of Learned Societies. Area and historical topics include African, American, Asian, Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Central European, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, Environmental, European, Jewish Studies, Latin American, Law, LGBT/Queer Studies, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, Native Peoples of the Americas, Science/Technology, Women’s Studies. HEB also encompasses the fields of Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Musicology, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

The collection grows every year. You can consult a current title list. Records for individual e-book titles will be available in the UMass Amherst Library Catalog. If you have questions about this collection, Ask Us!

Dissertations & Theses Goes Global

With our recent renewal of the ProQuest collection we now offer Dissertations & Theses Global which includes more full-text and historical coverage. Graduate works from 700 academic institutions worldwide are added annually. Full-text is available for dissertations added since at least 1997, with many older dissertations also available in full. Citations for some dissertations go back to 1637.

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

Essential Science Indicators a New Resource from Thomson

Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is a new database of performance indicators that ranks the most highly cited authors, institutions, countries and journals from the Web of Science Core Collection in the past 10 years across 22 broad disciplines. ESI also includes “Hot Papers”, the top .1% of papers cited within a discipline in the past two years. You can use this database to identify top researchers or institutions in specific disciplines, trends and hot topics.

If you have questions about using ESI, Ask Us!

Access World News on Trial

Access World News is an extensive source of news from local, regional, national and international printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos back to 1903 where available. Coverage includes 8,268 sources from 150 countries.

The trial continues through July 18, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)

Coverage Added to ProQuest Congressional Collections

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!

Trials for 3 Resources on the Ukraine

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.

PolicyMap on Trial

PolicyMap is a collection of demographic, real estate, city crime rate, health, school, housing affordability, employment, energy, and public investment indicators available on a GIS platform. You can build layers of data and view them by location.

The trial ends March 31st, 2014.  The cost is $8,000 for an annual subscription. Please share your feedback (UMass NetID required for UMass Apps) with us about this resource.

Accessible Archives Collections on Trial

The Accessible Archives platform offers digitized American historical newspapers, county histories, books and a geneology catalog organized into collections by geography, theme (e.g. Civil War, Woman Suffrage) and personal narrative (e.g. Harriet Tubman, Twelve Years a Slave). You can browse by collection and search by keyword with limits by publication type, source and date.

The trial continues through March 25th, 2014. The collections are available for a subscription cost of $3,829/year. Please share your feedback (UMass NetID required for UMass Apps) with us.