Newspapers and Magazines
Black newspapers and magazines
* Note: ProQuest databases “Unavailable between 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28th and 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 1st, 2015.”
Other newspapers and magazines
Boston Public Library (BPL) and the Massachusetts Board of Library
Commissioners (MBLC) offer all Massachusetts residents remote access to
proprietary databases. This includes historical newspapers, government information, and geneaology sources.
Connect to databases for Massachusetts residents at http://www.bpl.org/electronic/.
The Digital Media Lab is on the 3rd Floor of Du Bois Library. It is a multimedia production space designed to support students working on course-related multimedia presentations, projects and portfolios.
The Digital Media Lab has specialized production areas including a green screen room for doing chroma-key videos, two sound booths for recording audio, a media viewing room for collaborations and presentation practice, and a flexible workspace with rolling desks and chairs to accommodate individual and group work. The lab has 27” iMac workstations and dual monitor PCs with the full range of multimedia software needed to produce video, interactive presentations, 3-D animation, and music composition.
During staffed hours, students can receive individual instruction, sign up for workshops, and check out audio and video equipment. Note: Equipment check-outs and returns can also be made at the Circulation Desk on the lower level of the library.
For more information or to arrange a tour, contact:
Jeanne Antill 413-545-6959
Dennis Spencer 413-545-8675
Use a citation manager, such as RefWorks to keep track of your research.
Put all your references in RefWorks, create quick and easy bibliographies, build your knowledgebase.
1. Set up your account by clicking on the RefWorks link on the library homepage. From the RefWorks info page, choose "RefWorks Login & New Account Set up." From the login page, choosse "New to RefWorks? - Sign up for an Individual Account." Note: You get to choose your own username and password - make them easy to remember!
2. Get your book citations into RefWorks
Books from UMA WorldCat (a huge combined catalog that includes UMass books)
Books from the Five College Catalog
3. Get your journal article citations into RefWorks
Most databases have a way to export citations into RefWorks directly.
4. Print out your bibliography
1. Click on Bibliography from the menu toolbar.
2. Select Output Style (APA, MLA, etc.) .
3. Select Format a Bibliography from a List of References
4. Select File type to Create (HTML, Word, or text file)
5. Select the Folder from which the citations are to be taken.
6. Click Create Bibliography.
7. Follow the instructions for viewing the file. Remember to save the document before closing.
Be sure to check the list for accuracy!
If you need more help or info on RefWorks, check out the FAQs.