Explore LGBT Life with Fulltext

LGBT Life with Fulltext from Ebsco covers 120 journals, magazines and newspapers and 150 monographs significant to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and culture. Read articles from The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, Tangents, Washington Blade, and many more. You can search by author, people, topic, date and image subjects.

If you have questions about using LGBT Life with Fulltext, contact Anne L. Moore, Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Studies Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-6888.

Explore Product Launch Analytics

Product Launch Analytics provides detailed, searchable data on many consumer products, from food, beverages, personal care, household, pet care and more. Find product ingredients, nutritional value, product innovation, packaging, countries where available and other details. You can search or browse, and run comparative analysis reports.

If you’d like to learn more about this resource, contact Mike Davis, Business Reference Librarian, at 413-545-6822

Explore ProQuest Historical Newspapers

The Libraries have purchased the digitized and searchable versions of the following newspapers on the ProQuest platform:

These newspapers from historically black communities provide primary source coverage of cultural, political, social, athletic and economic events of their time. You can search each individual newspaper or across newspapers by keyword, author, dateline, document type and more to retrieve scanned images of the newspaper pages.

If you have questions about these sources, contact Isabel Espinal, Afro-American Studies Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-6817. Isabel has created a short video guide to the newspapers.

Explore ProQuest Entrepreneurship

To find scholarly articles, conference proceedings, trade publications, start up plans and other literature that covers the theoretical and practical aspects of starting and developing a new business, ProQuest Entrepreneurship is an excellent place to start. Coverage includes a wide range of subjects from angel investors to franchisees, home businesses, entrepreneurial finance and business incubators. You can search broadly or limit by date, NAICS code, company, location, source type, market segment and more.

If you have questions or feedback, contact Mike Davis, Business Reference Librarian, at 413-545-6822.

Explore Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

Did you know that female falcons are larger than males? Or that polar bears can outrun caribou on the Arctic tundra? Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is an authoritative source of fascinating details about all kinds of animals, including birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals, etc. Organized by taxonomic hierarchy, the online source is readily searched by keyword or browsed. Each entry covers scientific and common name, physical characteristics, reproductive biology, behavior, feeding ecology and diet, and much more. Color photographs and charts complete the descriptive pictures.

While you’re browsing Grzimek’s, keep an eye on the Libraries’ nesting peregrine falcons. Enjoy!

Explore Sustainability Watch

Within the past several months the UMass Amherst Libraries have added the Sustainability Watch database from Ebsco. You can browse or search for over 220 summaries of topics from airline emissions to climate change policy in Australia, carbon trading, green cleaning products, light rail, and smart metering. Each summary provides a basic overview of related issues and has a list of references. You can focus your search by geography, NAICS code, ticker symbol, publication date and more.

If you’d like to know more about Sustainability Watch and how to use it, contact Madeleine Charney, Sustainability Studies liaison, at 413-577-0784, or ask a librarian.

Explore Inspec for Electrical Engineering Literature

The Inspec index of articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and other scholarly works covers physics, electrical engineering, electronics, controls, information technology and manufacturing back to 1898. Produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Inspec is available on the Ebscohost platform. You can search by keyword, subject, author, or title and limit by date, publication type, language and more. From the indexing and abstracts you can link to full-text where available through UMLinks.

If you have questions about using this resource, contact Paulina Borrego, Electrical and Computer Engineering liaison, at 413-545-7891.

Explore Social Sciences Abstracts

Social Sciences Abstracts is a good starting place to identify scholarly literature in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, political science, sociology, cultural studies, and gender and sexuality studies. It provides indexing and abstracts for over 625 English language journals published in the United States since 1983. The UMass Amherst Libraries subscription to Social Sciences Abstracts is on the Ebscohost platform. Full-text from the article abstracts can be obtained through the UMLinks menu.

If you have questions about this resource, contact Steve McGinty, Social Sciences Research Services Librarian, at 413-545-1871 or Ask a Librarian.

Explore GREENR

The Libraries recently added a subscription to GREENR, a compilation of journal articles, encyclopedia entries, web sites and case studies on the environment, energy and natural resources. You can browse by topic or geography, or search by keyword, author, person, company, etc. GREENR includes audio and video clips, as well as newswires and blog entries and you can identify these through the Advanced Search.

GREENR is paid for with the Libraries’ Sustainability Fund. Contact Madeleine Charney, Sustainability Studies Liaison at 413-577-0784 with your questions or comments.