Reference Resources

An Index to The Torch and other UMass Dartmouth Serial Publications

The Torch is UMass Dartmouth’s student newspaper.  It has been published weekly during the fall and spring academic terms since 1965.  It was known in its first years as the SMTI Torch, and later as the SMU Torch.  This index is a work in progress, and when completed, will cover the years 1965 to the present.  Other student and staff publications will be added as well, starting with the Observer, 1991-2003.  This is an index only.  To request a scan of a particular article from the original papers, please contact the Archives and Special Collections at 508-999-8684 or email the UMD Archives.

Biography in Context

(GALE) - an online biographical reference database in the fields of literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, history, current events and the arts. Biographical information on over one million people throughout history, around the world. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, The

(Blackwell Reference Online) - is a leading sociological reference source featuring 1800+ entries written from an international perspective. The encyclopedia includes introductions to sociological theories and research, definitions, explanations of key concepts, and major topics covering both classical and contemporary developments in sociology.

Books & Authors

(GALE) - Search or browse genre fiction, nonfiction, and author biographies. Search or browse by period, theme or age group and broaden or narrow searches by author, title, series, awards and other criteria. Also, inlcudes an "if you like" feature.

BooksinPrint.com

Contains over 3.5 million title records with 165,000 records on publishers, distributors, wholesalers and book agents. It also includes information on award winners, bestsellers, over 500,000 full-text reviews and inventory data from 19 well-known wholesalers.

Britannica Online

(Britannica) - The electronic version of the encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and more!

Cabells Directories Online

(Cabells) - directories of publishing opportunities in business related areas. Each Directory helps you select those journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript. The index in each Directory helps you match the characteristics of your manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes, the type of review process, acceptance rate and number of external reviewers. Information on Guidelines, Style, format, etc.

Choice Reviews Online
(ACRL/ALA) - An valuable source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.
 
CQ Global Researcher

(CQ) - Modeled after CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher provides students with reports covering global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. The reports are written by journalists and cover current world issues. NOTE: CQ Global Researcher ceased publication in 2012. As of June 21, 2013 reports previously only available in CQ Global Researcher can now be found in the CQ Researcher database.

CQ Researcher

(CQ) - is a collection of reports on controversial issues of current significance. The reports offer topic overviews and background information, opposing viewpoint essays, and much more. The database contains reports dating back to 1991. NOTE: Beginning on June 21, 2013 access to reports previously only available in CQ Global Researcher have been added to this CQ Researcher database.

CQ Weekly Online

(CQ) - offers weekly analysis of news from Capital Hill as well as Congressional roll call votes. CQ Weekly claims it is “the choice of 95% of members of Congress.” Nevertheless, its articles are written in lay language and are easily understood by those of us living outside the beltway. The database contains information dating back to 1983.

Credo Reference

(CREDO) - is an interactive content resource that includes encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, quotations and subject-specific works. It provides images, sound files, animations, videos and a unique network of cross-references that connect relevant information across the whole library.

Criminal Justice

(ProQuest) - A comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online

(Gale) - Cross-search two or more of Gale's literature archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online. Search biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

(Gale/InfoTRAC) - a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

GovEngine.com

(GovEngine, Inc. a non-profit organization) - provides organized links to federal, state and local government sites.

GPO Federal Digital System (FDsys)

(US GPO) - covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Subjects covered include finance, business, demographics, agriculture, medicine, public health, and more.

ICPSR (The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

ICPSR is the world’s largest online archive of social science data, supplying data files for use with statistical software such as SAS, SPSS and Stata. If you have questions about ICPSR, please contact our ICPSR Official Representative, Dr. Heidi Berggren, athberggren@umassd.edu.

Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition ~ 2009 ONLY ~

(Thomson Reuters) - EXCEL File for 2009 only of the JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology for the year 2009 ONLY. All of the data that you see for journals and subject categories come from journal data published in 2009. If you search for a particular journal, you will see the 2009 data for that journal, including -- The number of articles published in the journal in 2009, the number of citations to that journal from articles published in 2009, and the Impact Factor calculated from 2009 data, and so on.

Literature Criticism Online

(GALE) - Cross-search two or more of Gale's literature archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online. Search biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

(EBSCO) - From the Buros Institute, contains descriptive information and critical reviews of new and revised tests from all of the the Buros Institute's Yearbooks (1935-present). The database covers more than 2,200 commercially-available tests in categories such as personality, developmental, behavioral assessment, neuropsychological, achievement, intelligence and aptitude, educational, speech & hearing, and sensory motor. Each entry includes test name and classification; author(s); publisher, publication date; price; time requirements; score descriptions; levels; and intended populations. (Updated every six months)

NetLibrary

(NetLibrary) - is a diverse collection of eBooks (electronic books) that may be "checked out" to read online. You may browse and preview all the eBooks, but to check out a book to read online, you will need to know your UMass Dartmouth Library barcode number. The barcode number is located on your Umass Pass if you've registered with the library.

Oxford Art Online

(Oxford Univ. Press) - Oxford Art Online offers access to an authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources.. Through a single gateway users can access—and simultaneously cross-search—an expanding range of Oxford’s art reference works: Grove Art Online, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford Companion to Western Art, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.

RefWorks

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases.

USA.gov

A centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state and federal government agency websites.

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