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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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Vogue Archive – Trial ended November 2, 2011

The Vogue Archive is complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

Pleases send additional comments to Tim Shipe.

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ProQuest History Vault: Black Freedom 2 – Trial ended October 19, 2011

The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Personal Papers of African Americans and Records of Civil Rights Organizations.
Covering 1895 to 1992, the second module in this collection focuses on the experiences of individual African
Americans, as told through diaries, personal correspondence and more. In addition, it includes important
records from a number of organizations including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. Topics covered
include: agriculture, education, the economy, religion, politics, race relations, and more.

Please send additional comments to Ed Shreeves.

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ProQuest Statistical Data Sets – Trial ended June 30, 2011

ProQuest Statistical DataSets is a Web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy access to more than 14 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets within an easy-to-use interface. With this dynamic new tool, you can scan the contents of the collection, select subjects and variable of interest, and view your data in side-by-side tables and charts.

The product is completely interactive and results are instantaneous. Each time a user clicks on a new element, the elements that are shown in the display area are updated, and a new table, chart, and/or map appear.

Please send additional comments to Dave Martin or Brett Cloyd.

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ProQuest Legislative Insight – Trial ends June 30, 2011

ProQuest Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws.

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ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition — Trial ended April 23, 2011

ProQuest’s Sanborn Maps Geo Edition (1867-1970) is a geo-referenced version of the Sanborn collection for the US, already purchased and available at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/sanborn.

The Geo Edition provides digital access to thousands of large-scale maps of American towns and cities, searchable by address and GPS coordinates. These maps can be saved in either JPEG or Geotiff format (the latter retains its georeferencing and can be added to a GIS program such as ArcGIS).

For help using this product, see MSU’s handy guide at http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/content.php?pid=101767&sid=1054316.

Please send additional comments to Mary McInroy.