The links below lead to PowerPoint presentations on how to use the library more effectively. Each PowerPoint presentation will take a few seconds to load, and then it will open as a slide show. When the presentation is over, hit the "Escape" key to return to the LibGuide page.
This is a page designed to help you in your course work. It has tips on doing library research more efficiently, using RefWorks, finding books, and locating articles.
I have summarized the highlights of the class session with a PowerPoint, here.
References to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and conference papers on sociology and related disciplines, 1960-present.
Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
Articles from scholarly journals on Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the US -Mexico border area, and US Hispanics, 1970-present.
Full text policy papers from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.
Countries and their cultures
Information on food, rituals, pastimes, arts, etc. of 200 nations.
RefWorks is a bibliographical management software which will help you organize your citations, articles, books, etc. paid for by the UMass Amherst Library, that the UMass Amherst community can access from the Library website. RefWorks collects, stores, and organizes citations from books, articles from databases, web sites, and other sources. RefWorks automatically converts citations into properly formatted bibliographies
Better than using 3"x5' index cards!