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Massachusetts Special Collections Directory

"A database of over 600 archives and manuscript collections in Massachusetts."

MassChip

Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile(Massachusetts Department of Public Health) - provides data at the city or town level, "to access health needs, monitor health status indicators, and evaluate health programs." One of the two options, Instant Reports, is available from the library's workstations. This option gives basic data at the community level (i.e. smoking in Fall River ). Custom Reports, more detailed, are available only to those who download the MassCHIP client into their own computer-this is not possible in the library.

MathSciNet

Mathematical Reviews on the Web (American Mathematical Society) - "provides searching of over 59 years ofMathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications."

Medline

(EBSCO) - MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.

MEDLINEplus

(National Library of Medicine) - Provided by the National Library of Medicine for the layperson who wants to research health questions. Includes information on specific health topics, full-text publications, dictionaries, newsletters, and directories.

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)

Mergent Online

(Mergent) - a comprehensive global company database, both U.S. public and international public-equivalent companies, includes details on items from SEC filings such as business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock. Financial statements are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies. Search by company name or ticker symbol, or search across all global boundaries to find companies that match specific financial and/or textual search criteria. Use Company Analysis feature to compile reports on selected companies.

Mergent WebReports

(Mergent) - is an online database that allows you to access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

Mintel

Mintel offers market research reports covering US and International marketplaces. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market-share analysis and consumer profiles. Complex demographic issues are broken into easy-to-understand sections, explaining consumer behavior and demonstrating the structure of the market. When you first log on, you will create a user profile that will show you our subscription report areas. Click on a report range to view all reports available.

MLA International Bibliography

(EBSCO) - is an index of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.