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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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Kotobarabia: Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers Collection – Trial ended 16 December 2013

Kotorabia is a compendium of early works of an astounding variety of disciplines from important Arab writers, spanning fields from feminism and social theory, to classics of literature, history, and the sciences. Includes works by the Four Imams of the Sunni Sect, the Al Azhar Modern Sheikhs; various authors of the Modern Arab Enlightenment, and rare works by the former Egyptian royal family.

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ACO Music Data & Analysis – Trial ended 6 December 2013

ACO Music Data & Analysis is a new database which measures the impact of music on society and culture.  It enables evidence based research across all genres of music from pop to classical, jazz and world music going back 60 years which means that scholars can look at trends over time. Using statistical analysis, for the first time researchers can find evidence to test and demonstrate their theories about the impact of music on society.

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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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SAGE Research Methods – Trial ended 13 December 2013

SAGE Research Methods links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

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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.

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British Online Archives (BOA) – Trial ended 10 November 2013

British Online Archives has a wide range of items to interest those researching territories colonised by Britain including: America, India, Africa, the West Indies, New Zealand, Australia and Melanesia. Documents include records made by the East India Company and the records of missionaries from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The collection contains a range of sources that relate to both politics and history, these range from the Parliamentary Labour Party papers and the Anti-fascist newsletters of the International Transport Workers’ Federation to the records of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and on to The British Union of Fascists’ newspapers and secret files.

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.