eTrials - Trials & Test of New eResources

The Library offers trials of new databases and electronic resources to allow faculty, students and staff the opportunity to examine their suitability. Feedback from trials is used to inform possible purchase decisions. Depending on the feedback obtained, and the cost involved, some of these databases and electronic resources may be added to the UMass Dartmouth Library collection. Quoted descriptions are taken from vendors' descriptions made available through the product or on the vendor's web site.

Send comments on content and usability to Susan Raidy-Klein, Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian. All feedback received will be reviewed by library's Collection Development committee.


  • Art Source is an art research database that covers a broad range of subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It features full-text articles, including more than 210 unique full-text journals, indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books and more. International in scope, Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch and is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.

    Please send your comments about the content and/or usability of Art Source to Sue Raidy-Klein sraidyklein@umassd.edu and Allison Cywin acywin@umassd.edu
    • Trial: Ends February 1, 2016

 

  • PolicyMap (TRF) is an web-based US national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with varied applications. Useful for research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography, among others.  Users can leverage thousands of US data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level, as well as create custom regions, for their research and studies.  PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and pre-built reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites.