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Dean's Book Course, Spring 2009   Tags: comcol, commonwealth_college, dean's_book_course  

Find information on topics related to this semester's reading, Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway.
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Search for articles, books, and more

Over 300 research databases are available through the UMass Amherst Libraries. Here are a few that will be especially useful for researching topics related to this semester's reading, Monique and the Mango Rains.

  • Academic Search Premier
    A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
  • ebrary
    Search the contents of over 41,000 scholarly books. Jump right to the portions that deal with your topic, or read through the books right on your screen.
  • Five Colleges Libraries Catalog
    Search the collections of UMass and the Four Colleges: books, journals, DVDs, dissertations, and more.
  • PubMed
    National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database of citations to medical journal articles (including midwifery and public health), with links to UMass-subscribed full text.
    Find articles, books and more in the fields of nursing and allied health--including midwifery.
  • GenderWatch
    Reports and articles from magazines and scholarly journals concerning masculinity, feminism, homosexuality, and gender roles.
  • Social Sciences Abstracts
    Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
  • CAB Abstracts
    Source for journal articles and other material on land use: agriculture, forestry, biotechnology, agricultural economics, tourism, nutrition, etc., 1910-present.
    News stories from a full range of local newspapers from all over the African continent, 1997-present.
  • Google Scholar
    Easy to search like Google, but returns only scholarly articles, books, dissertations. Look for "Get Full Text Via UMLinks" links next to some article titles.
  • Full list of library databases
    Browse the Libraries' 300+ research databases by subject or alphabetically.


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