Database Trials

Collection Services
The Library is presently reviewing the following resources as part of free database trial programs.
Several factors influence the selection of new electronic resources, including, but not limited to, cost, licensing agreements, ease of use of the resource, and the importance or value of content. A database trial does not mean that the database will be added to the Library Collection.

The Library welcomes feedback on the need and use of databases by its students, faculty, and staff. Please send your comments to Laura Crain, Associate Director for Collection Services.

Archive Finder
A compilation of information about primary source materials in manuscript and special collections in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Included are records for more than 200,000 separate collections in over 5,000 repositories. Archive Finder offers detailed subject indexing of finding aids, and the database may be searched by collection name, repository, date, geographical location, or subject.
Trial ends:  September 17, 2015

Christian-Muslim Relations Online I (600-1500)
The online version of the first five volumes of the series Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History covering the period 600 to 1500 CE. As a bibliographical history, this resource addresses the encounters that took place throughout the extended Mediterranean basin between the two faiths via texts recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.  Included are introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost. The result of collaboration between leading scholars, CMR Online is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.
Trial ends:  September 12, 2015

Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)
Christian-Muslim Relations Online 2 is a bibliographical history of relations between the two faiths as they are reflected in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other.  CMRO2 allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in the series Christian-Muslim Relations:  A Bibliographical History beginning with volume 6 (Western Europe 1500-1600).  Once complete, it will cover all parts of the world from the year 1500 to 1914.
Trial ends:  September 12, 2015


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