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Find information on topics related to this semester's reading, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.
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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, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

  • Academic Search Premier
    A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
  • Five Colleges Libraries Catalog
    Search the collections of UMass and the Four Colleges: books, journals, DVDs, dissertations, and more.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations on world history from 1450 to present, 1954-present.
  • Historical New York Times
    The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.
  • Literature Resource Center
    A large collection of literature reference material, including criticism and author biographies.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920’s -
  • Philosopher's Index
    Citations and abstracts for philosophy journal articles and books published in Western languages, 1940-present.
  • PsycINFO
    Citations and abstracts for psychology journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations, 1800’s-present.
  • PubMed
    National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database of citations to medical journal articles (including psychology), with links to UMass-subscribed full text.
  • 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.


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