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Trial & New Databases

The following are being evaulated for the Libraries' collections, or have been recently added. Feedback is appreciated. All trials are for on-campus use only unless indicated otherwise.
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Located on data computer in the Government Documents area. Restricted to current BU faculty & students only. Use requires registration. Bloomberg is a major global provider of 24-hour financial news and information, including real-time and historic price data, financials data, trading news and analyst coverage, emerging market data and more.
The Third Edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam is an entirely new work, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. It is published in five substantial segments each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century and of Muslim minorities all over the world. Trial ends on June 5, 2017. Send feedback to Ed Shephard
A collaboration of the world’s leading documentary filmmakers in several academic disciplines including: Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Sociology, and more . The catalogue offers hundreds of acclaimed documentaries, fresh off the festival circuit, including numerous Oscar and Emmy nominees and represents a films that were never accessible via streaming before. Trial expires on June 1, 2017. Please send feedback to Nancy Abashian.
A global patent literature database containing over 100 million patents and applications. It enables IP and business intelligence discovery, analysis, and visualization of patent and non-patent material and integrates IEEE Xplore full-text content for seamless access. Trial ends on June 24, 2017. Send feedback to Aleshia Huber