Human Rights Studies Online collects videos and texts on over 35 human rights violation and atrocity crime events between 1900 and 2010, from the Holocaust to Chile-Pinochet Regime, Ottoman Empire and Armenia, the Troubles of Northern Ireland, Cambodia and more. Documentation includes contemporary personal accounts; contemporaneous media coverage, government, NGO and court reports; selected works of art and literature; and documentaries, interviews, essays, monographs and articles.
You can browse the collections by event, theme, discipline perspective, or subject, place, organization and more. Simple and advanced search options provide many filters and limits using the extensive metadata and indexing.
The trial goes through January 17th, 2015. Purchase price for Human Rights Studies Online is $29,000, or we can pay an annual subscription fee of $3,703. Please tell us what you think about this collection.
The Libraries now subscribe to PolicyMap, a tool for mapping income, housing, quality of life, federal guidelines and other data. You can generate reports, chart tables, and create 3 layer maps.
This is a multi-disciplinary tool. Ask us if you’d like assistance using it.
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.
The Libraries have activated the following reference databases under the ProQuest and Chadwyck Healey names. You may find each resources in the UMass Amherst library catalog or listed in the Libraries’ Research Databases listings:
If you would like assistance using any of these sources, contact a reference librarian.
The Libraries now have a subscription for Social Explorer, a database with historical census data and demographic information from the 1790-2000 U.S. Censuses, American Community Survey, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study, and the 2002 Carbon Emissions Data from the Vulcan Project. You can select data and generate maps to display it, or read the information in report form.
For assistance using this resource, contact a librarian.
Social Explorer provides historical census data and demographic information from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study, and the 2002 Carbon Emissions Data from the Vulcan Project. You can select data and generate maps to display it or read the information in report form.
The trial runs through October 15th. Contact Steve McGinty, Social Sciences Bibliographer, at 413-545-1871.
AtoZ World Culture overviews of 175 countries, with information on climate & geography, demographics, political system, history, money, communications, travel, culture (including business), and maps & flags. The standard interface is an alphabetical list by country name, but you can also search for keywords.
this database trial ends November 1st, 2010. Please send comments to Steve McGinty, Social Sciences Bibliographer, at 413-545-1871.
Hispanic American Religious Cultures covers many topics related to Hispanic American religious practices within the context of American society. You can do a keyword search within the publication or browse through the table of contents.
For assistance using this reference source, contact a librarian.
In the interest of promoting open government, Data.gov offers a tool for searching and retrieving data produced by the Executive branch of the Federal Government. You can browse for data sets by category or government agency, and you can search raw data by keyword, category or agency. Data sets are also featured, for example the Airline on Time Performance and Causes of Delay from the Department of Transportation, and the DataFerret, “an online anyalytically oriented, self-service tool designed todeliver a wide variety of population, health, economic, geographic and housing information about the United States.”
The Interuniversity Consotieum for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan is a depository for raw data sets in the social sciences. Users have to set up an individual “My Data” account using a UMass email address while on campus, and cant then use this account login for access from anywhere. You can search for data, or browse by subject, country or other countries.
GreenFILE covers multidisciplinary research on the interaction between humans and the natural environment, including the topics of green building, pollution, recycling, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. It offers abstracts and indexing for scholarly, government and general interest publications, as well as full-text for open access titles.
For assistance using this database, contact a reference librarian at 413-545-0150.