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The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation – Trial ended 24 June 2013

The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation is a uniquely valuable resource for historians, theologians, political scientists, and sociologists studying the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Twentieth Century Religious Thought – Trial ended 24 June 2013

Twentieth Century Religious Thought is a multivolume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers, from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century.

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New World Cinema: Independent Features & Shorts, 1990-Present – Trial ended 1 June 2013

New World Cinema: Independent Features & Shorts  includes over 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films.

All films were presented at major film festivals, many were nominated for awards, and many have won major awards. Films include the Oscar®-nominated Twilight Samurai, directed by Yôji Yamada, and Oscar®-nominated The Scent of Green Papaya, directed by Tran Anh Hung. Collectively the films in the database have won more than 1,000 awards.

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Silent Film Online – Trial ended 1 June 2013

Silent Film Online brings together films which together represent the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Carefully curated with Alexander Street Press’s Video Advisory Board, the database covers silent features, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s.

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Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II – Trial ended 28 May 2013

Building on the foundational content in the first volume, Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II introduces high-value archival material while also focusing on the state of the discipline today. Current issues such as environmental crises, refugee migration, and endangered languages are well documented, and every sub-discipline of anthropology will be represented, including cultural, linguistic, applied, social, visual, urban, medical, and physical anthropologies, as well as archaeology.

The collection includes contemporary films from partners such as ZED, the BBC, and RAI, as well as targeted content from Documentary Educational Resources and key archives including the Grenada Centre of Anthropology at the University of Manchester.

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Asian Studies in Video – Trial ended 22 April 2013

Asian Studies in Video is an online streaming video collection of narrative feature films, documentaries, and shorts. With Asian voices addressing Asian issues, and through works selected by Asian film experts, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights. Its themes—such as modernity, globalization, national identity, female agency, inequalities in opportunity amid social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity—are central to any meaningful discussion of Asian culture.

More than 75 percent of the films stream exclusively in Asian Studies in Video, and more than 60 percent are award winners. Twenty-four countries across the region are represented, with a strong concentration on China, India, Iran, South Korea, and Southeast Asia.

NB: Passcode is uiowaasiv

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Twentieth Century Religious Thought – Trial ended 12 April 2013

Twentieth Century Religious Thought will be a multivolume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century.
It will cover the major strains and new directions in religious questioning that have often altered the very framework of given traditions. In addition to studying scholars’ ideas separately, researchers will be able to explore broader schools of thought to examine how different theories, denominations, faiths, and political and cultural groups have intersected, differed, and influenced one another. Central topics in Volume I will include Protestantism, Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Lutheranism, liberation theology, systematic theology, dialectical theology, and theocentric theology.

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Early Encounters in North America – Trial ended 3 April 2013

Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Particular care has been taken to index the material so that it can be used in new ways. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.

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South and Southeast Asian Literature – Trial ended 16 March 2013

South and Southeast Asian Literature is a searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials that will shed additional light on the rich literary heritage and emerging traditions of this region.

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.

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Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II – Trial ended 25 January 2013

Building on the foundational content in the first volume, Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II introduces high-value archival material while also focusing on the state of the discipline today. Current issues such as environmental crises, refugee migration, and endangered languages are well documented, and every sub-discipline of anthropology will be represented, including cultural, linguistic, applied, social, visual, urban, medical, and physical anthropologies, as well as archaeology.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.