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Biography (Gale 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.

Biological Science Database

(ProQuest) - Provides access to a wide range of biology topics. The database includes just under 400 journal titles, with more than 325 available in full text.

BIOSIS Previews

(Thomson Reuters) - the world's most comprehensive reference database in the life sciences. It covers original research reports and reviews in biological and biomedical areas.

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.

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.

Boston Globe

(ProQuest) - 1980+

Britannica Library Reference Center

(Britannica) - The electronic version of the encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and more!


is an easy-to-use tool for browsing academic journals. You can use the web version and/or download the app on your iPhone or Android device. More details on the library website

Business (Gale OneFile)

(Gale) - A collection of business journals, and trade and international publications.

Business Market Research Collection

(Proquest) - "Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources: Hoover's Company Profiles - covering 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more; OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance; US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports - covering global industries in depth; and Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries."

Business Source Complete

(EBSCO) - a comprehensive business database that contains full text peer-reviewed academic journals covering all aspects of business and management, accounting and finance and economics. It includes scholarly journals and more than 1600 full text trade journals and general business magazines. Find financial data, industry reports, SWOT analyses, company profiles, market research reports, and more.

Cabells Directories Online

(Cabells) - This subscription service features a database of deceptive and predatory journals in all fields of study, and a database of "verified, reputable journals", with details about those journals' acceptance rates and invited article percentages in business related areas. Metrics information is included. 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, and likelihood of acceptance.

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD)

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a repository of small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing the results of over half-a-million x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses this is a unique database of accurate 3D structures.  CSD provides a comprehensive and retrospective coverage of the published literature. The CSD is continually updated with new structures and with improvements to existing entries. The CSD System also comprises software for database access, structure visualisation and data analysis, and structural knowledge bases derived from the CSD. Use the CSDS Information for Access page to request more information about the full PC-based CSD Software system (database, software and additional components). To use the web-based version use the UMassD WebCSD link.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (CBCA)

(ProQuest) - Comprehesive coverage of entire Canadian Business & Current Affairs databases. Information is present from all areas including: current events, business, education, science and medicine, arts, law, academia, and lifestyles, all with a Canadian focus. Full text is available within these areas.

Canadian Newsstream

(ProQuest) - Formerly Canadian Newsstand, Canadian Newsstream provides access to the full text of nearly 300 newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including The Globe and Mail

Career & Technical Education Database

(ProQuest) - Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum.

Career Transitions

(Gale) - Career Transitions provides guidance and essential activities for job seekers and those investigating new career options, including students, soon to be graduates, and adults new to navigating the modern job market.


(Thomson Reuters) Checkpoint is a web-based tax research database. It contains US federal, state and local tax law information including cases, codes, regulations and news updates.

Chicago Tribune

(ProQuest) Chicago Tribune (Jan 1, 1989 -Present); Chicago Tribune Pre-1997 Fulltext (Jan 1, 1985 - Dec 3, 1996)

Choice Reviews
(ACRL/ALA) - An valuable source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text

(EBSCO) - Provides indexing and abstracting for nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 560 journals indexed in CINAHL. The database contains 600,000 full-text articles dating back to 1937, as well as searchable cited references, legal cases, clinical innovations. critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. Areas covered by the database include nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

Cochrane Collection, The

(EBSCO) - provides access to high quality evidence-based research that support clinical and health management decisions. The database collection consists of multiple databases that can be searched separately:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)- Contains full text, peer reviewed systematic reviews, as well as protocols, focusing on the effects of healthcare. Reviews are prepared according to strict protocols and utilize existing evidence-based data. Systematic reviews are updated as new information becomes available.
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) - Gathers records of publications based on randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials. CENTRAL records offer bibliographic information and sometimes abstracts of the publications, but not the full-text. Also includes reports of controlled trials themselves.
  • Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) – A bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials, including bibliographic data and sometimes a summary of the article itself. Useful for those preparing systematic reviews.
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers – Clinician-focused resource providing answers to clinical questions based on the evidence found in Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
ComCat (Commonwealth Catalog)

(Auto-Graphics) Request books, dvds, and music from hundreds of libraries statewide. The catalog is a  great place to search for popular books, dvds, and music. Make a request and it will be delivered right to UMass Dartmouth for quick pickup.

Communication Source

(EBSCO) - includes coverage of more than 1,000 core titles and features full text for more than 600 active periodicals. The database offers abstracts, indexing and full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields.  It includes a subject-specific thesaurus and searchable cited references. 

Computer Science Database

(ProQuest) - "Search top computing journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet."