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ProQuest Environmental Science Collection – Trial ended Feb 20, 2011

ProQuest Environmental Science Collection provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. It includes the subject areas of: Agriculture, Air pollution, Control technologies, Endangered species, Energy, Environmental design, Environmental education, Environmental law and policy, Environmental safety, Geophysical and climate change, Global warming, International environmental policy, Land use and pollution, Marine pollution, Noise pollution, Population, Population studies, Radiological contamination, Resource management, Solid and toxic waste, Sustainability, Toxicological effects, Transportation, Waste management, Water pollution, and Wildlife/Biodiversity as well as full-text to Environmental Impact Statements.

Please send additional comments to Kari Kozak.


Times of India historical newspaper archive – Trial ended 9 October 2010

The Times of India was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India.Today this historical newspaper serves researchers interested in studying colonialism and post-colonialism, British and world history, class and gender issues, international relations, comparative religion, international economics, terrorism, and more.

In its pages, The Times of India illuminates key historical events such as the Sepoy Mutiny, which lead to British rule in India; the formation of the Indian National Congress; and the rise of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement. It captures the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan, the war over the Kashmir region, and the creation of Bangladesh. It reports on the assassinations of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi; the Bhopal industrial disaster, which resulted in thousands of deaths; and the rise of Pakistan as a nuclear power. And, it provides coverage of sports, the Indian film industry, and other stories of everyday life.

[Please scroll to the bottom of the page and select "ProQuest Historical Newspapers Times of India (1838 - 2001)."]

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.


Sanborn Maps GeoEdition — Trial ended August 30, 2010.

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
The Geo Edition currently contains geo-referenced Sanborn maps from 20 large US cities (none in Iowa, closest is Chicago). Geo-referencing the maps enables layering of the same location from earliest to latest Sanborn map. Within this program, the geo-referenced Sanborn maps can be superimposed over the modern street, satellite, and hybrid layers found in Google maps.
Searching is available by address or GPS coordinates. Geo Edition 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).
By the end of 2010, ProQuest plans to complete the georeferencing for the other city / town maps from states represented by the 20 initial cities. After that, work will begin on georeferencing maps from all remaining states, but no state-by-state time table exists.

Please send additional comments to Mary McInroy.