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.

Access World News
Rated one of Library Journal's Best Databases for 2014.  Offers access to more than 500 million news articles from 8,000-plus sources, from Afghanistan's Hindokosh News Agency (Kabul) and Zimbabwe's Financial Gazette (Harare) to the Anniston Star (Alabama) and the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne). This collection features not just newspapers but also broadcast transcripts, blogs, video, and web-only content from news organizations. About 100,000 articles are added daily to the ever-growing database, which has material dating back to the 1980s.
Trial ends:  May 12, 2014

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

The newspapers and pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available. The 1,270-title collection includes a wide range of pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period, covering more than 200 years of accounts from newspapers from England, Ireland, Scotland and a handful of papers from British colonies in the Americas and Asia.
Trial ends:  May 1, 2014

Eighteenth Century Collections OnlineEighteenth Century Collections Online
An online collection of English and foreign language books, pamphlets, broadsides and other ephemera published in the U.K. and the Americas between 1701 and 1800.
Trial ends:  May 1, 2014

American Indian Histories and Culture

American Indian Histories and Cultures
The wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.
Trial ends:  May 12, 2014

Digital Theatre Plus
Streamed videos of leading British theatre productions and associated learning resources. Includes new drama as well as Shakespearean and classic plays.  Includes additional content such as documentaries on specific aspects of theatre making and interviews with the production teams behind each show.  Also includes detailed study guides on the plays. 
Trial ends:  April 25, 2014

Black Thought and Culture: African Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

Full text. From Alexander Street Press, non-fiction works by African-American leaders and others who have dealt substantially with issues of race in America. Includes books, essays, articles, speeches, letters, interviews, and other materials, some of which have not previously been published. About Black Thought and Culture.


Maintained by Laura Crain