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Bibliography of Asian Studies Star
Citations to western-language monographs, articles, and book chapters relating to Asia and Asian Studies, 1971-present.
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Historical Abstracts Full Text Star
Journal articles, many in full text, and citations to books and dissertations on world history from 1450, published 1954-present.
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JSTOR Star
Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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MLA International Bibliography Star
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920s -
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Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Anthropology Plus
The scholarly literature of archeology and anthropology (biological, physical, linguistic, social and cultural) in several languages, late 1800s to present.
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AnthroSource
The full text of the 32 journals published by the American Anthropological Association, some dating back to the nineteenth century.
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language arts and humanities journals, 1975-present.
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ARTstor
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More than one million digital images of works of fine art, architecture and design.
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ATLA Religion Database
Covers journal articles, essays and book reviews that make up the research literature of all major religious faiths and denominations, 1949-present.
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Biography in Context
Brief biographies from Who's Who and other sources. Current.
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China Academic Journals
A comprehensive index of Chinese scholarly journals, with full text of articles in Section F, Humanities, since 1994.
Language: Chinese
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ChinaMaxx
Almost a million Chinese e-books in all fields of study.
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Columbia International Affairs Online: CIAO
Full-text working and position papers, books, and journals, from international affairs research institutes, 1991-present.
Also known as: CIAO
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David Rumsey Map Collection
Early maps of the Americas, World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania, 1700-1900.
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Dissertations and Theses @ UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst dissertations in full text.
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EHRAF Archaeology
Archaeology books, journal articles, and dissertations describing prehistoric life and archaeological sites across the world, 1983-present.
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EHRAF World Cultures
Thousands of ethnographies originally published as articles, books and dissertations. Its indexing traces social features across cultures, 1983-present.
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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Film Literature Index
Citations to articles appearing in popular and scholarly film periodicals journals from 130 countries, 1976-2001.
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Historical Chinese Newspapers
English-language newspapers published in China. It spans 1832-1953, with most content from 1910-1940.
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International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text: IIPA
Articles in journals covering theater, dance, film, and puppetry, 1864-present.
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International Political Science Abstracts
Citations to articles from international political science periodicals, 1951-present.
Also known as: IPSA
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LexisNexis Academic
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Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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Literature Online
About 350,000 literary works in English: British and American poetry, drama and prose, plus some journals and literature reference sources.
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Literature Resource Center
A large collection of literature reference material, including criticism and author biographies.
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Naver News Library
Four major Korean newspapers: Tonga ilbo 東亞日報 = Dong-A ilbo, 1920-1999; Kyŏnghyang sinmun 京鄕新聞 = Kyunghyang Shinmun, 1946-1999; Maeil kyŏngje sinmun 每日經濟新聞 = Maeil Business Newspaper, 1966-1999; and Han'gyŏre 한겨레 = The Hankyoreh, 1988-1999. Displays in original text, Han�gul version text, and original images.
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PAIS International
Articles, government documents, reports in the fields of public and social policy, political science, international relations 1915-.
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People�s Daily (Ren Min Ri Bao)
Chinese newspaper of record, 1946-present.
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Philosopher's Index
Citations and abstracts for philosophy journal articles and books published in Western languages, 1940-present.
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Science Citation Index Expanded
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language science journals, 1900-present
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Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
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Social Sciences Citation Index
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Provides indexing and citation tracking for journals in all the social sciences, 1900-present.
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Sociological Abstracts
References to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and conference papers on sociology and related disciplines, 1960-present.
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Web of Science
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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WorldCat
The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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Yomidas Rekishikan
Yomidas Rekishikan will be upgraded on October 20, 2014, improving both content and design of the archive.
Japan's largest newspaper, Yomiuri Shinbum, in full text, 1874-present. Includes English edition, Daily Yomiuri, 1989-present.
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Zassaku Plus
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Index to Japanese periodical articles 1868 to present.
Language: Japanese
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