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A-R Editions' Online Music Anthology
Database trial ends June 30, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Annual cost = $1,000
A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology is an extensive collection of examples designed expressly for music history courses.
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Alexander Street Press Engineering Case Studies Online
Database trial ends June 30, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
Engineering Case Studies Online has hundreds of hours of video and thousands of pages of textual resources, covering the most frequently taught and seminal engineering case studies and failures.
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Armed Conflict Database
Database trial ends April 6, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
The Armed Conflict Database (ACD) monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.
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BrowZine
Database trial ends April 18, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Annual cost = $6995.00
BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines. BrowZine is available through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon/Kindle stores for Android tablets.
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Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)
Database trial ends April 17th, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
DARE is different from other dictionaries in that it does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on the regional aspects of our language, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another.
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LGBT Thought and Culture
Trial ends April 27, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Purchase price is $29,000
LGBT Studies provides students and researchers across disciplines a multi-content perspective on the LGBT political, cultural and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. It provides key resources of interest to students and researchers in sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, political science, gender studies, cultural studies, and religious studies.
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PBS Video Collection
Database trial ends May 17, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
The Alexander Street Press PBS Video Collection has hundreds of documentary films and series covering the fields of history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events.
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ProQuest Historical Chicago Tribune (1849-1990)
Database trial ends May 2, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Cost=$47,000
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the eighteenth century.
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881-1990)
Database trial ends May 2, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
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ProQuest Historical South China Morning Post (1903-1995)
Database trial ends May 2, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Cost=$42,000
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the eighteenth century.
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Public Documents Masterfile
Database trial ends May 02, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.) Annual=$3,995, one-time=$32,000
Public Documents Masterfile makes quality primary research easier. It enables a single search for indexes and records for over 200 years of U.S. Federal government information.
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Statistical Publications of the Ukraine
Trial goes through April 17th, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
Statistical data on key economic, social, and environmental trends and developments in Ukraine published by the State Statistical Services of Ukraine.
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Ukraine Parliamentary Election 2012
Trial goes through April 17th, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
Ephemera and primary source material documenting the contentious Ukrainian Rada elections of October 28, 2012
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Ukranian Publications
Trial goes through April 17th, 2014. Please give us your feedback. (UMass NetID login required for UMass Apps.)
Newspapers and magazines of Ukraine (UDB-UKR) including publications in Russian, Ukrainian, and English.
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UpToDate
Please contact Beth Lang or dbhelp if you have difficulty accessing this resource.
UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions.
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