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ScienceDirect Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences – Trial ends 24 March 2015

The Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences contains trusted, peer-reviewed, comprehensive content from ScienceDirect’s reference works as curated by an editorial board led by Editor-in-Chief, Michael Caplan. It is designed for faster, more relevant browsing within the subject and beyond, with featured articles for quick, clear overviews, subject hierarchies to put everything in context, and guidance to lead researchers to related knowledge.

Please send additional comments to Janna Lawrence.

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North China Herald-Trial ends March 24th

The North China Herald is the prime printed source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to 1940s. No other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety. The fully text-searchable North China Herald Online will be one of the primary resources on a period which continues to shape much of China’s world and worldview.

Please send comments to min-tian@uiowa.edu

 

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Passport – Trial ends 20 March 2015

Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform, which analyses the industry in countries around the world. It monitors industry trends and gives strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for  products across all key countries.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.

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Japan Times Archives (1897-2013) – Trial ended 28 February 2015

The Japan Times Archives includes every issue of the newspaper published between 1897 and 2013 — “an English-language version of the first draft of Japan’s modern history.”

Please send additional comments to Chiaki Sakai.

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Transplant Library – Trial ends 30 June 2015

The Transplant Library provides easy access to high quality, evidence-based information on all of aspects of solid organ transplantation. The Library includes all randomized controlled trials from the earliest record, including many congress abstracts and selected, good quality systematic reviews from 2008. RCTs published from 2004 have been given a methodological quality rating.

Please send additional comments to Janna Lawrence.

 

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North American Indian Drama – Trial ends 21 March 2015

North American Indian Drama brings together the full text of more than 250 plays American Indian and First Nation playwrights from the 20th century. Many of the plays are previously unpublished or hard to find, and together they provide a wealth of vivid dramatic material that is often overlooked or inaccessible.

Please send additional comments to Stephen Sturgeon.

 

 

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Value Line LibraryElite – Trial ended 23 December 2014

Value Line provides reliable, unbiased information, with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.

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Human Rights Studies Online – Trial ended 25 January 2015

Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database sharing documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

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Aluka Collections – Trial ended 15 December 2014

 World Heritage Sites: Africa is made up of 20 sub-collections and more than 57,000 objects, linking visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. The collection includes photographs, 3D models, GIS data, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, images of rock art, excavation reports, manuscripts, traveler’s accounts, historical and antiquarian maps, books, articles, and other scholarly research.

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The collection consists of more than 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral histories, and speeches.

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.

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Chosun Ilbo Archive and Donga Ilbo Archive – Trial ended 17 January 2015

Chosun Ilbo ArchiveFull-image reproductions of Chosŏn Ilbo (1920-current) in pdf format. This database is searchable by keywords, journalist/writer names, and issue date and so on. Issues after 1990 are full text searchable.

Donga Ilbo Archive: Full-image reproductions of Tonga Ilbo = Donga daily (1920-current) in pdf format. This database is searchable by keywords, journalist/writer names, and issue date and so on. Issues after 1990 are full text searchable.

Please send additional comments to Chiaki Sakai.