Reference Resources

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.

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 Library Reference Center

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

Criminal Justice Database

(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

(Gale) - Search biographical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Digital Archives Collections - UMass Dartmouth Library Archives and Special Collections

The UMass Dartmouth Library Archives and Special Collections digital archives database features materials drawn from a variety of sources, including the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Archives, the Archives of the Center for Jewish Culture, the UMass Dartmouth Historical Archives, the Howard T. Glasser Archives of Folk Music and Letter Arts, the Papers of Congressman Barney Frank, and the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Archives. Archives staff are contiually adding new materials to these digital collections so be sure to check back frequently.

GovEngine.com

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

govinfo

(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, at hberggren@umassd.edu.

Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition ~ 2010 ONLY ~ (Open with FireFox)

(Thomson Reuters) - EXCEL File for 2010 only of the JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology for the year 2010 ONLY. All of the data that you see for journals and subject categories come from journal data published in 2010. If you search for a particular journal, you will see the 2010 data for that journal, including -- The number of articles published in the journal in 2010, the number of citations to that journal from articles published in 2010, and the Impact Factor calculated from 2010 data, and so on.

Literature Criticism Online

(GALE/Cengage) LCO is database containing resources for literary criticism, biography, and popular commentary from literary resources from pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals. The resources are cross-searchable and provide modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Titles included in the collection are Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.

LUNA

Created and maintained by the College of Visual & Performing Arts Visual Resource Center, LUNA is an online image and multimedia repository for instruction and learning. Developed for the use of UMassD faculty and students, researchers in LUNA can search, retrieve, save, display images, audio, and multimedia files, and export them directly to PowerPoint, Wikis, and UMassD’s myCourses. Including LUNA in Primo provides another avenue to discover these valuable resources.

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)

Oxford Art Online

(Oxford Univ. Press) - "Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single gateway, users can access and cross-search Oxford’s acclaimed, regularly updated art reference works: the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists." 

PsycARTICLES

(EBSCO) - Offers complete access to more than 180,000 full-text articles from more than 100 journals in the psychological sciences, including basic/experimental psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education and school psychology, health psychology, and industrial/organizational psychology. Coverage includes full-text titles from as early as 1894.

RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and citation manager that allows users to create their own personal databases by importing references from text files or online databases. If you're new to RefWorks, you can find more information on our website.

USA.gov

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

WorldCat.org

(OCLC) - Search subscribing libraries' holdings using this free version of WorldCat. NOTE: The holdings of libraries that do not subscribe, such as UMass Dartmouth and UMass Amherst, will not appear in your results. To search UMass Dartmouth holdings, use the Boston Public Library's (BPL) subscription version. The BPL offers free ecards to Massachusetts residents as well as those who “commute to a Massachusetts employer on a sustained and regular basis.” Search the BPL's subscription version of WorldCat