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The First World War: Personal Experiences – Trial ended 30 April 2013

The First World War: Personal Experiences contains digital images of a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, objects, and a wealth of visual sources. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.

Supplementing the primary sources is a wealth of secondary resources including interactive maps, 360° panoramas and walk-throughs of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System, the Memory Wall, In Their Own Words feature, scholarly essays, a slideshow gallery, chronology and glossaries.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.

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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980 – Trial ended 30 April 2013

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan consist of the British Government’s files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980. The files in this collection cover these events from the standpoint of British officialdom. In addition to high politics, the papers in the files cover such issues as economic and industrial development, trade, migration, visits to South Asia by British politicians and by South Asian politicians to Britain and elsewhere, education, administrative reorganisation, conflict over language, aid, political parties, agriculture and irrigation, and television and the press.

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.

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Education Source – Trial ended 26 June 2013

As the complete source of education scholarship, Education Source covers all levels of education—from early childhood to higher education—as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

Developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson, and including many unque sources that were never previously available, this database covers scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers.

Please send additional comments to Dottie Persson.

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Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II – Trial ended 28 May 2013

Building on the foundational content in the first volume, Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II introduces high-value archival material while also focusing on the state of the discipline today. Current issues such as environmental crises, refugee migration, and endangered languages are well documented, and every sub-discipline of anthropology will be represented, including cultural, linguistic, applied, social, visual, urban, medical, and physical anthropologies, as well as archaeology.

The collection includes contemporary films from partners such as ZED, the BBC, and RAI, as well as targeted content from Documentary Educational Resources and key archives including the Grenada Centre of Anthropology at the University of Manchester.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.

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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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WordsAnalytics – Trial ended 15 March 2013

WordsAnalytics is a search and analytic web portal for SEC filings. WordsAnalytics treats each paragraph of an SEC filing as a separate document, enabling one to quickly search by keyword or phrase or other criteria. There are more than 1,000 pre-programmed search strings.  One may also search a current filing of a company and use a “Compare” or “Finding similar paragraphs” tool to learn of revisions from the previous filing.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.

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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

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.

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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.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

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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.

Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.

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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.

Please send additional comments to Leo Clougherty.