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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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China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) is the largest database that covers products of Chinese Academic journals, theses/dissertations, conference proceedings, newspapers, and yearbooks. From a single platform, you can cross-search several subsets and explore resources in various subjects. The access to all CNKI databases will end on Dec. 31, 2020. Please contact Julie Wang with any concerns or questions.
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A comprehensive guide covering evidence-based knowledge needed to balance pharmacological risks and benefits for breastfeeding mothers.
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Documents the ACLU’s legal battle to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in thirteen Southern states. Consists of case files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, etc. and offers a primary source perspective on civil rights issues from voting rights to the dismantling of the Jim Crow system. The papers of the ACLU's Southern Regional Office offer researchers a unique view of the inner workings of the ACLU's regional offices and the organizations with which the ACLU collaborated such as the NAACP.
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The Medical Letter, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases in its newsletter. Trial ends December 31, 2020. Please send feedback to Neyda Gilman
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Digital archive spans 1974-1990 and offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, comprising 57 issues, 860 articles, and nearly 2,000 pages. Also features full page-level digitization and complete original graphics. Trial ends November 13, 2020. Please send feedback to Jean Green
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Provides access to high definition streaming video of world-class productions and unique archival material offering significant insight into theatre and performance studies.
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Provides a window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America that is of interest to both professional and general researchers. With 1.8 million pages available, the collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century's end. Major newspapers stand alongside those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, and the Confederacy.
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Examines the history of public health and the policy debates that ensued in the delivery of services at the national, state, and local levels during pivotal times in history.
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Chronicles the plight of refugees and displaced persons across Europe, North Africa, and Asia from 1935 to 1950, bringing together over 590,000 pages of pamphlets, ephemera, government documents, relief organization publications, and refugee reports that recount the causes, effects and responses to refugee crises before, during and shortly after World War II.
This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba. Trial ends December 21, 2020. Contact Jean Green with feedback.
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Statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, industries, consumer goods, and much more Trial ends December 16, 2020. Send feedback to Elizabeth Brown.
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Contains major historic texts dating from from 300 to 800 A.D. translated into English. The collection is organized into topical volumes.
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Primary source database comprising the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century as well as the Hansard parliamentary debates. Trial ends December 6, 2020. Please send feedback to Jim Galbraith
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Connects archival collections concerning women’s history from across the globe and from a wide range of sources. Focuses on the evolution of feminism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and provides materials on women’s political activism, such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, and socialism, and on women’s voices, from female-authored literature to women’s periodicals.
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