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Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall – Trial ends 31 January 2016

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall video streams classical music concerts, current and historic, to your tablet, smartphone, smartTV or PC.  Features the orchestra under the baton of famed conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, and Herbert Karajan. Includes interviews with conductors & soloists and program notes.

The first time you use Digital Concert Hall you must register, then log in to subsequent sessions.

Please send additional comments to Katie Buehner.

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SAGE Research Methods Cases — Trial ends 24 October 2015

SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of hundreds of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to support teaching and learning in research methods. Each case is written to help students understand the often abstract-feeling methodological concepts by seeing how methods have been used in actual projects.

Please send additional comments to Ericka Raber.


IPA Source – Trial ends 14 October 2015

IPA Source was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.

Please send additional comments to  Katie Buehner.


Ambrose Digital – Trial ends 2 November 2015

Ambrose Digital offers over 500 streaming video titles, including 37 BBC Shakespeare plays as well as documentaries covering a wide range of subject areas. Videos are closed-captioned and playable on mobile devices.

Please send additional comments to Lisa Martincik.


Kizuko II Visual for Libraries – Trial ends 30 Oct 2015

Kikuzo II Visual, an online commercial database of the Asahi Shimbun, was widely refurbished in April 2010. By adding image data of the pages printed during the Meiji, the Taisho and the early Showa periods, it became one of the largest newspaper databases of Japan, and presently contains more than 13 million items of the articles and the advertisements of the paper since its first issue in 1879. Full-text searching is available for post-1985 articles.

This trial can accommodate two (2) simultaneous users.

Please send additional comments to Chiaki Sakai.


Four Russian resources from Brill — Trial ended 16 September 2015

Imperial Russia’s Illustrated Press Online

Mass Media in Russia Online, 1908-1918 (Parts 1 and 2)

Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online

Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters Online

Please send additional comments to Ericka Raber.


Kanopy streaming Latin American Studies Collection – Trial ended 31 July 2015

The Latin American Studies Collection on the Kanopy platform comprises 199 videos including documentaries.

Please send additional comments to Lisa Gardinier.


Cabell’s – Trial ended 12 August 2015

Cabell’s is an interactive, searchable database which covers 18 distinct academic disciplines and contains information about more than 11,000 journals. Through continued partnerships with major academic publishers, journal editors, scholarly societies and accreditation agencies, they provide accurate, up-to-date details about academic journals to more than 750 universities world-wide.

Please send additional comments to Ericka Raber.


South Asia Archive – Trial ended 26 June 2015

The South Asia Archive contains both serial and non-serial materials, including reports, rare books, and journal runs from noteworthy, rare publications.

Please send additional comments to Min Tian.


China Data Online – Trial ended 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.