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Science Reference Center

(EBSCO) - a general science oriented database with full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

(US Govt.) - United States government science cross-agency portal. Search for full text documents and reports of U.S. agencies.

SciFinder Scholar®

(CAS) - As of June 30, 2011, the UMass Dartmouth Library access to SciFinder Scholar will be via the web version only, the client version has been discontinued; SciFinder Scholar web access is limited to current UMassD students, faculty, and staff. UMassD users are required to register via our Science Librarian, Liz Winiarz. Questions? Contact Liz Winiarz, email, x8696. 

SciFinder Scholar® from American Chemical Society, is the search interface to the Chemical Abstracts and MEDLINE databases. It provides subject coverage that includes the chemical aspects of astronomy, biology, education, engineering, economics, geology, history, mathematics, medicine, and physics.


(EBSCO) - offers coverage of all subdisciplines of sociology, including anthropology, criminal justice, political science, social work and social psychology. The database includes full text for more than 300 journals, 545 books and monographs, and 6,711 conference papers.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

(S&P) - a comprehensive financial information database with complete, full-text information from nine Standard and Poor's publications, including the Industry Surveys, Stock Reports,Monthly Investment Review, Register of Corporations: Public & Private, Register of Executives, and Stock Reports: Closed End Funds.

Teacher Reference Center

(EBSCO) - provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines. Provides coverage on key educational topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science and math standards and more.

Textile Technology Complete

(EBSCO) - from the Institute of Textile Technology provides international coverage of the literature of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production, processing and related subjects including journals, books, conferences, theses, technical reports, trade literature, and other material acquired by the Institute's library. Coverage includes the various aspects of textile science research, the production, processing, automation and management systems of these operations, as well as the major resources from the apparel, home furnishings, flooring, and polymer industries.

TRAIL Technical Report Archive & Image Library

A searchable digital collection of unclassified U.S.A. federal technical reports issued prior to 1975. These federal reports have been digitized to ensure their availability after the agency responsible for producing them ceased.or changed responsibilities.


(U.S. Dept. of Transportation) - Transportation Research Information Services (U.S. Dept. of Transportation)- a bibliographic database that contains over half a million records of published transportation research including technical reports, books, conference proceedings and journal articles. If the item you want is not in full text (or if you must pay for the full text), use the library's interlibrary loan service (under "get" on the library homepage) to request the copy.

U.S. History In Context

(GALE) - contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a portal environment.

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

Wall Street Journal

(ProQuest) - The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news. (See Asian & Europe Wall Street Journal below)

Wall Street Journal (Asian)

(ProQuest) - Daily business newspaper focusing on Asia and the Pacific Rim from The Wall Street Journal. Comprehensive coverage of Asian stock markets, companies, politics, and other major news.

Wall Street Journal Europe

(ProQuest) - The business newspaper focusing on Europe from The Wall Street Journal. Comprehensive coverage of European stock markets, companies, politics and other major news.

Web of Science

(Thomson Reuters) - Web of Science (Science Citation Index) traces the references at the end of each paper published in a broad collection of 8000 journals in science and engineering. Use this database most efficiently to discover who has cited a paper written in the past. Our library's subscription covers the references from papers published since 1999.

Women's Studies International

(EBSCO) - covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

World History In Context

(GALE) - contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a portal environment.

(OCLC) - UMassD's version with access to UMassD materials and a database of millions of bibliographic records describing library materials in many media. It includes the catalog records of the holdings of more than 9,000 member institutions, mostly in the United States and Canada. WorldCat includes both records of books and other materials that can be requested on interlibrary loan and of rare, specialized, and unique materials, including rare books, theses, dissertations, manuscripts, and sound and video recordings that libraries are unable to lend through interlibrary loan.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

(ProQuest) - "The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy". (Buildson the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI 1984-2000)