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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nursing 312: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

A guide for student research.

Books - including eBooks!

Check out our Books and eBooks page.

Diversity Research Starting Points

Use our specialized library research guides to find scholarly information on issues of diversity and multiculturalism from books, journals, databases, and more.

More Diversity Databases

Find scholarly information on issues of diversity and multiculturalism in these library databases.

Tip for databases

After you've run a search, use the button to retrieve articles or to be taken directly to the Interlibrary Loan request page, so you can order the article if UMass does not have it.

Diversity & Social Science Databases

Nursing Databases

Online Nursing and Health Journal Databases 

IMPORTANT: Accessing databases from off-campus requires log-in with your OIT user and password.

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Introducing RefWorks


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 journal article citations into RefWorks
Most databases have a way to export citations into RefWorks directly.

3. Get your book citations into RefWorks

Books from the UMass Catalog

  1. Within RefWorks, go to the search menu on the left side top and choose "Online Catalog or database"
  2. In the next screen, under "Online Catalog or Database to Search" choose "University of Massachusetts Amherst." If you have a specific title or author, go to the advanced search at the bottom and run your search.
  3. Your results will appear in a separate window or tab. choose the title(s) you want to import to your RefWorks account and click on "Import."

Books from WorldCat (includes UMass books)

  1. Go to
  2. Conduct a search.
  3. Click “Cite” in the on the page for an individual book title.
  4. Choose "Export to Refworks."
  5. Log into RefWorks.

If you need more help or info on RefWorks, check out the FAQs.