Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam — Trial ends 25 July 2016

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam is a research database focusing on modern Islamic theology and tradition. The online text resource details Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works, rare documents, and important articles by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices. Content represents a wide range of Islamic thought, bringing together such key thinkers as Muhammad Abduh, Fethullah Gülen, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Bediüzzaman Said Nursî, Abdolkarim Soroush, and Rifā‘ah Rāf‘i al-Ṭahṭāwī.

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Codices Vossiani Latini Online – Trial ends 24 May 2016

The Codices Vossiani Latini Online publishes all 363 codices which form the world-famous Latin part of Vossius’ manuscript collection held at Leiden University Library. The Codices Vossiani Latini count a large number of early medieval manuscripts (a whopping 76 Carolingian manuscripts dating from before 900), including major sources of many classic texts. The 363 codices in all comprise 40,278 openings, resulting in 84,266 images, including covers and flyleaves.

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World’s Fairs — Trial expires 26 April 2016

World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions showcases a diverse range of primary source material to represent the origination and planning of fairs, the experience of visiting them and the physical, cultural and political legacies they leave behind. With content from hosting and participating countries from every continent, imperial history, race and national identity are key themes. World’s fairs were also some of the first examples of mass events where millions attended and were entertained by the theatres, performers and amusement rides that went on to shape popular culture.

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United Nations iLibrary – Trial ends 30 June 2016

United Nations iLibrary includes publications, journals and series comprising facts and expertise on international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics. In future releases, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.

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Voxgov – Trial ends 16 April 2016

Voxgov, first launched for subscription access in January 2014, is a unique “discovery platform” which aggregates a broad range of official and ephemeral information resources issued by individual representatives and organizations from all branches of the U.S. Federal Government, and links that content to publicly accessible government documentation.

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Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 – Trial ends 22 March 2016

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 uses material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, to present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.

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EBSCO Digital Archives, various – Trial ends 15 April 2016

African American Historical Serials Collection features more than 170 unique titles related to African American life and culture, including approximately 60,000 pages of searchable primary source content such as reports and annuals from African American religious organizations and social service agencies, and African American periodicals, as well as extensive coverage of African American religious organizations, churches and institutions

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States.

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 2 presents thematic content focusing on the evolution of Hispanic civil rights, religious thought, and the growing presence of women writers from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Rare and relevant books and newspapers – including rare anarchist newspapers – are presented in their original form.

Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1918 addresses the beliefs, practices, theology, spirituality, and history of Islam. Content includes biographies of the Prophet Muhammad, works comparing Christianity and Islam, key theological and philosophical texts (including the Quran), relevant mystical and spiritual works, and texts surveying the history of Islam.

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