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Yearbook of International Organizations Online – Trial ended 17 Dec 2013

Yearbook of International Organizations Online: Since its foundation in 1907, the Union of International Associations (UIA) has been committed to a sustainable and long-term collection, analysis and dissemination of detail information on global civil society bodies and networks (organization contact details, origins, relations, members, bibliography, biographies, events, statistics, etc.), on world problems and the strategies advocated to deal with them, the values guiding such initiatives, and on the different understandings of human potential from which these values derive. Links within and between these databases form yet another layer of information worth exploring – and visualizing.

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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume II – Trial ended 1 January 2014

The second volume of the award-winning online collection Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels adds extensive coverage of the pre-Comics Code era horror, crime, romance, and war comics that fueled the backlash leading to one of the largest censorship campaigns in US history. Selections include works by visionaries such as Alex Toth, Boody Rogers, Fletcher Hanks, Steve Ditko, Joe Kubert, Bill Everett, Joe Simon, and Jack Kirby, along with essential series such as Crime Does Not Pay and Mister Mystery. Volume II also contains tens of thousands of pages of non-mainstream, post-code comics and secondary materials from around the world, including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, England, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Korea, Japan, and more.
For customers who also are trialing or subscribing to Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume I, you will see content for both of these collections at the above URL.

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online – Trial ended 20 November 2013

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Very Short Introductions – Trial ended 15 November 2013

Very Short Introductions is an exciting new online resource, offering scholars and students OUP’s premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross-searchable, and highly accessible format. Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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Social Explorer – Trial ended 9 November 2013

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. An invaluable repository of information, the site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000.

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Social Work Reference Center – Trial ended 30 June 2013

Social Work Reference Center includes care sheets, patient information, and images usable in all clinical settings – including hospitals, elder-care centers, and mental healthcare facilities. All evidence is rigorously evaluated and topics are updated as evidence changes.

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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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Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online – Trial ended 15 May 2013

The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies. The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur’ān to appear in a Western language.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online includes direct access to 62 Early Printed Western Qur’āns Online and the Electronic Qurʾān Concordance, a unique online finding aid for textual research.

Includes the Qurʾān Concordance (under “Other editions”) and Early Western Korans Online.

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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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