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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."

Conference Board Research Collection, The

(Conference Board) - research is a searchable Collection of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. Proprietary, nonbiased research includes studies of F500 companies on business trends, leadership decisions, performance excellence, corporate governance, HR, productivity, CRM and more. Full-text coverage from 1998 to date.Economics material includes topline US and global economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions.

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 Abstracts

(EBSCO) - contains comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminal justice and criminology and related disciplines.

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.

Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

(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.

Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR)

(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.

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.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to open access, peer-reviewed journals. The database contains 12,000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Collection

(ProQuest) - "Is published in association with a growing international network of information centers monitoring over 5,000 serial publications, books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and limited distributions literature."

eBook Academic Collection

(Trial through June 15th) contains more than 100 subjects related to high-interest disciplines, including business, humanities, medicine, technology and many more. 

Ebook Central

(Trial through June 30th) is an extensive collection of multidisciplinary e-books from university and scholarly publishers along with reviews, recommendations and research tools. 

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.

Education Database

(ProQuest) - seaches full-text journals in education and related fields.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale OneFile)

(Gale) - 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.

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

(Oxford) - 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

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

Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile)

(Gale) - A collection of periodicals and reference content supporting environmental studies. 

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)

(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.

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