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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(NB: The UI Libraries currently has a subscription to Ethnic NewsWatch without the historical content.)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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Indian Claims Insight – Trial ended 1 Jan 2016

Indian Claims Insight allows users to research the history of U.S. Indian claims from 1789-present. Unique compiled docket histories provide legal researchers with the ability to quickly search the full text of all content related to each claim, which can be narrowed on-the-fly to pinpoint a topic. The compilation includes not only court documents, but also cited treaties, related congressional publications, and maps to facilitate the ability of researchers to fully understand the specifics of each case without leaving the docket history page.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

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The Cecil Papers – Trial ended 13 June 2014

The Cecil Papers are a privately held archive, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son, Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). The database offers full-colour images digitised directly from the original Cecil Papers manuscripts at Hatfield House Archives.

Please send additional comments to Stephen Sturgeon.

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ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World – Trial ended 13 November 2013

The Statistical Abstracts of the World is a collection of the statistical abstracts of approximately 40 countries.  These will be both individually searchable, and cross searchable.

Please send additional comments to Rob Van Rennes.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States – Trial ended 29 March 2013

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013 online edition is a significant enhancement over the Census Bureau’s online version:

  • Line-item access to tables
  • Updated monthly instead of annually
  • Table-specific capabilities for narrowing results by source, data date, subject, type of data breakdown
  • Available as a stand-alone or as a fully integrated part of ProQuest Statistical Insight—with discounts available to current customers
  • Edited by ProQuest’s team of statistical experts

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

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Black Abolitionist Papers – Trial ended 22 November 2012

Black Abolitionist Papers is the first primary source collection to comprehensively detail the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the massive, international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

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Early European Books – Trial ended 1 April 2012

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.

Please send additional comments to Ed Shreeves.

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Safari Tech Books Online – Trial ended 4 May 2012

Safari Books Online‘s on-demand digital library provides potential access to over 18936 technology, creative, and business books from leading publishers.

Please send additional comments to Ed Shreeves.

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