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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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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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ReferenceUSA -and- Onesource – Trial ended 28 February 2013

Find both databases on this site.

ReferenceUSA is the nation’s premier source for business and consumer research data.  Powered by Infogroup data, the database is updated monthly and contains detailed information on over 15 million companies and over 260 million consumers.  Every record can be exported into spreadsheets and contains accurate latitude and longitude coordinates.   The resource is ideal for entrepreneurship activities, students seeking employment, marketing projects, GIS mapping efforts and demographic research.

OneSource Global Business Browser  provides comprehensive, updated information on industries and companies within the US and around the world.  The resource lives up to its name in that it aggregates data from all the top business providers (Infogroup, Hoovers, Datamonitor, Freedonia, Kompass, Mergent, etc.) and puts them into one, easy-to-use database.  Whether you’re looking for executive names & biographies, in-depth industry reports, international business locations or SWOT analyses—OneSource has it and more.

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GeoScienceWorld — Trial ended 15 February 2013

GeoScienceWorld is the only nonprofit collaborative of earth science librarians, researchers, and publishers, delivering 42+ digital journals (and growing) from global publishers.  The back file goes from 2000-Present, although most of the publishers additional make access available to a much deeper back file for free with the subscription.  GeoScienceWorld is fully integrated with GeoRef.

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Global Commodities – Trial ended 30 November 2012

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange provides a vast range of visual, manuscript and printed materials sourced from over twenty key libraries and more than a dozen companies and trade organisations around the world. These original sources will help scholars to explore the history of fifteen major commodities and to examine the ways that these have changed the world.

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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.

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Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism – Trial ended 23 November 2012

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions. Its essays are original work written by the world’s foremost scholars on Hinduism. The encyclopedia aims at a balanced and even-handed view of Hinduism, recognizing the divergent perspectives and methods in the academic study of a religion that is both an ancient historical tradition and a flourishing tradition today.

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Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922 – Trial ended 31 October 2012

Afro-Americana, 1535-1922, is created from the Library Company’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection—an accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history. These 12,000+ essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.

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The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection – Trial ended 31 December 2012

The Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection provides immediate access to over 1,500 online seminar style talks containing the latest research, developments as well as the fundamentals presented by the world’s leading experts including a number of Nobel Laureates.

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PrivCo – Trial ended 27 August 2012

PrivCo, Private Company Database, a database with extensive information about over 30,000 major private companies, is now available via a trial.  As their site notes, “PrivCo is the premiere source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.” PrivCo does its own unique research that provides data which goes far beyond what has previously been available about privately owned companies.

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