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In addition to commenting below and directing comments directly to the selector librarian listed with each resource, you can also send comments on any of these resources to carmelita-pickett@uiowa.edu.

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China Data Online – Trial ends 17 June 2015

China Data Online includes China Statistical Databases, China Census Databases, and China Spatial Data Service (China Geo-Explorer). It provides easy access to the various statistical yearbooks published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, comprehensive statistics, and Census data of economy and population at national, provincial, city, county, and even township levels.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

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Open Book Publishers – Trial ends 22 May 2015

Open Book Publishers books are published in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions, but they also include a free online edition that can be read via their website, downloaded, reused or embedded anywhere. Founded in 2008 by a small group of academics at the University of Cambridge, they have grown into an international network of scholars who believe that it is time for academic publishing to become fairer, faster and more accessible.

Please send additional comments to Carmelita Pickett.

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CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks Database – Trial ends 12 June 2015

The CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CSYD) is a unique digital repository of statistical and census data published officially by the mainland Chinese government. The database includes:

  • All-China Economic and Social Sectors Yearbooks (191 total titles)
  • Provincial and Regional Yearbooks (102 total titles)
  • City, Prefecture and County Yearbooks (162 total titles)

Chinese interface

English interface

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

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Cambridge Archive Editions – Trial ended 15 May 2015

Cambridge Archive Editions Online presents a wealth of historical reference materials which otherwise would remain unknown, difficult to access, or fragmentary. Considered collectively, this body of documents represents many thousands of original documents of the National Archives (UK) represented in facsimile, including numerous maps, on the national heritage and political development of many countries. The value and discoverability of this content is enhanced immeasurably through CAE’s document-level citations and rich indexing. For many years CAE has specialized in the history of the Middle East, Russia and the Balkans, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia, and China and the Far East. Now, through collaboration between Cambridge University Press and East View, these materials are made searchable and accessible as never before in e-book form.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

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Routledge Handbooks Online – Trial ends 8 June 2015

Routledge Handbooks Online brings together the world’s leading scholars to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities, while at the same time providing an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today.

Please send additional comments to Ericka Raber.

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60 Minutes: 1997-2014 – Trial ended 18 May 2015

The 60 Minutes: 1997-2014 online collection provides 350 hours of high-definition video from television’s most preeminent news program, including hundreds of segments not available anywhere else in the world. This resource also includes 175 hours of bonus segments from the popular CBS News program Sunday Morning.

Please send additional comments to Rob Van Rennes.

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Digital Theatre Plus – Trial ended 3 April 2015

Digital Theatre Plus is an online library of filmed music, theatre, dance and opera performances from around the world, accompanied by extensive study resources such as exclusive backstage interviews and study guides.

Please send additional questions to Stephen Sturgeon.

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ScienceDirect Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences – Trial ended 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 ended 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 ended 31 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.