ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER

The multidisciplinary workhorse for undergraduate research papers
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DESCRIPTION


This database is the general purpose, multidisciplinary workhorse for the undergraduate programs at UMass Boston.

The content is superb, it is easy to use, and there are a number of special features. This is the place to start for undergraduate research papers that include a requirement to cite a certain number of scholarly, peer-reviewed articles. It is also an excellent launching point for more advanced papers when you are testing and comparing potential research topics.

Specifically, Academic Searchâ„¢ Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. Academic Search Premier contains unmatched full text coverage in sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Your search results will feature the link resolver that connects you to a library-funded subscription to the journal or to our interlibrary loan office. Remember your service guarantee: we will endeavor to obtain all the materials you need, free of charge.

Look for this logo inside your search results.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: TYPE OF LITERATURE DISPLAY


One of the most useful features of Academic Search Premier is the ability to sort your results by 'type of literature;' after running a search you can click on the left navigation links to sort out the Academic Journals, the Newspapers, the Books, etc. Good academic research and reporting requires sensitivity toward sources and the ability to winnow out the most valuable ones. Depending on your topic, the option to sort results by type of literature can be a lifesaver.

Sort your results by type of literature:
  • Academic Journals
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Books/Monographs



TO LEARN MORE


The vendor of this database, EBSCO, provides a range of tutorials.

For personal assistance with your library research:



UMASS BOSTON AFFILIATIONS


Did you know that almost 1200 articles in this database are authored by UMass Boston faculty? A sampling appears below.

"university of massachusetts boston" on 2008-08-10 04:48 PM