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DAAI - Design and Applied Arts Index

(ProQuest) - The Design and Applied Arts Index contains over 130,000 annotated references from more than 500 design and craft journals and newspapers published from 1973 onwards, and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc. Research articles are covered, along with topical news items, conference and seminar reports, and book, video and exhibition reviews. DAAI also includes two supplementary databases: Education Directory, an international directory of universities and colleges that offer courses in design and craft subjects, and Periodicals Directory, an international directory of design and craft journals.

DAR: Design Abstracts Retrospective

(DesignInForm) - a retrospective complement to Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI), covering design journals and yearbooks published between 1900 and 1987 AND a unique resource consisting of more than 11,000 profiles of designers, architects, craftspeople, photographers, studios and other institutions.

Design ProFiles

(DesignInForm) - is source of information on 20th and 21st-century designers and design firms. The database includes more than 11,000 names, with 5,000 additional names expected to be added this year. It is not a database of journal articles—use DAAI and DAR for articles—but a source of essentially biographical information with suggestions for (and sometimes links to) further information.

DesignInForm

(DesignInForm) - consists of three databases Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), Design ProFILES (DP) and ReVIEW. DAR is an abstracting and indexing service that aims to cover many of the most important design and applied arts journals and annuals published during the twentieth century. DP is a dictionary of design and designers that includes profiles of every single designer, architect, craftsperson, studio, workshop, etc. whose work is discussed or illustrated in the journals and yearbooks covered by DAR. ReView is an project to digitize many of the most important decorative and fine arts journals published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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.

EconLit

(EBSCO) - from the American Economic Association, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature with citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969. It provides comprehensive information on accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more. Full text of many economics journals can be accessed in ABI/INFORM Global and J-STOR.

Educator's Reference Complete

(Gale/InfoTRAC) - is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

Educators Desk Reference

(Open Access) - is maintained by the Educational Resources Information Center, a part of the Information Institute of Syracuse at Syracuse University. The site includes most of the information formerly included in AskERIC, including a database of over 2000 lesson plans for grades K-12 and high education.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

(Oxford DRS) - Documents the full range of the African American experience during that period from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.

Engineering Village 2

For all areas of engineering – research and development- provides access to Compendex (Engineering Index online) beginning in 1884

Entrez, The Life Sciences Search Engine

(National Center for Biotechnology Information) - Provides access to searching individual databases (such as PubMed, PubMed Central, OMIN, Gene, BLAST) or to searching across all the NCBI databases simultaneously.

ERIC

(EBSCO) - offers access to many full-text journal articles as well as full-text ERIC documents available on Department of Education web site. Students and faculty wishing to conduct advanced searches will likely find this version easier to use than the open access version. Users also have access to some full-text journal articles not available through the Department of Education.

ERIC

(Open Access) - is a "free" web-based version of ERIC sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It contains nearly 1.1 million citations to ERIC documents (ED references) and journal articles (EJ references). ERIC also provides users with access to an increasing number of full-text documents. ERIC includes material from 1966 to the present.

Ethnic NewsWatch: A History

(ProQuest) - is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses. This database contains the retrospective backfile of Ethnic NewsWatch titles with coverage from 1960 through 1989. (Access provided by the MBLC)

Ethnographic Video Online [EVO] - Volume One

(Alexander Street) - brings together over 1,100 anthropological streaming videos. Create clips and playlists that can be used by UMassD classes or study groups. 

Everyday Life & Women in America, c1800-1920

Offers a wealth of primary source material related to women's lives in the US between 1800 and 1920. Searchable images, rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, and broadsides are included. Topics covered include politics, society, race, religion, health, cookery, family life, fashion and beauty, education, work, and farming. Fiction and children's prescriptive literature round out the selections.

Expanded Academic ASAP

(Gale/InfoTRAC) - This database provides citations and full-text access to journals in fields such as astronomy, religion, law, history, psychology, literature, art, sociology, general science, and communications, as well as covering current events.

FIAF Index to Film Periodicals Plus

(ProQuest) Search the foremost academic and popular film journals up to the present day. Many of these key titles are available in full text.

Film Index International

(ProQuest) "is a major information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. With a scholarly, inclusive approach to all areas of film studies - from the very first silent movies, to art house classics or the latest blockbusters - Film Index International provides truly international coverage, indexing films from over 170 countries". (description from the database)

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

General BusinessFile ASAP

(Gale/InfoTRAC) - contains 415+ general business magazine, 315+ full-text publications, focusing on company news, business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries.

General Reference Center Gold

(Gale/InfoTRAC) - This database provides citations and full-text access to magazines covering current events, popular culture, the arts, sciences, sports, and other general topics (includes full-text access to Consumer Reports).

General Science Abstracts

(EBSCO/Wilson) - "covers 167 popular and professional English-language science periodicals as well as the Science section of the New York Times." (H.W.Wilson) - "covers 167 popular and professional English-language science periodicals as well as the Science section of the New York Times."

Global Issues in Context

(GALE) - offers international viewpoints on global issues, topics, and current events.Issue and country portals provide analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and culture issues. Each of these gateway pages include an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Portals include podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.

GovEngine.com

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

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