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Frontier Life – Trial ends 7 October 2016

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement, and Colonial Encounters is a digital collection of primary source documents that helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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Colonial America, modules I & II – Trial ends 7 October 2016

Colonial America will make available all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.*

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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HSTalks: The Business and Management Collection – Trial ends 31 December 2016

The Business and Management Collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia. All lectures and case studies are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programmes.

Please send additional comments to Kimberly Bloedel.

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Ethnic NewsWatch INCLUDING HISTORY COLLECTION – Trial ends 23 September 2016

Ethnic NewsWatch includes journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

(NB: The UI Libraries currently has a subscription to Ethnic NewsWatch without the historical content.)

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Newspapers.com – Trial ended 20 August 2016

Newspapers.com Library Edition offers full page newspaper images with searchable full-text for millions of pages of newspapers, including many Iowa newspapers.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

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Safari Tech Books Online – Trial ended 17 August 2016

Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing over 41,717 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users.

Please send additional comments to Ericka Raber.

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UN Comtrade — Trial ended 31 July 2016

UN Comtrade is a repository of annual international trade statistics and relevant analytical tables provided by over 200 countries, detailed by commodity and partner country to the United Nations. All values are converted in US dollars and metric units; the statistics coverage dates as far back as 1962.

NB: This trial allows users to retrieve up to 2 million records in a single query.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

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African American Newspapers Series 2, 1835-1956 – Trial ended 16 July 2016

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 complements and expands on African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998. The more than 60 newly available newspapers in Series 2, all written for or by African Americans, enable students and scholars to make new discoveries regarding the lives of African Americans as individuals, an ethnic group and Americans.

Please send additional comments to Stephen Sturgeon.

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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam — Trial ended 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.

Please send additional comments to Rachel Carreon.

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Oxford Classical Dictionary – Trial ended 18 June 2016.

Oxford Classical Dictionary contains 6,000 full-text online articles from the print 4th  edition as well as newly commissioned and updated entries.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.