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In addition to commenting below and directing comments directly to the selector librarian listed with each resource, you can also send comments on any of these resources to lisa-martincik@uiowa.edu.

Food and Drink in History – Trial ends 24 December 2019

Food And Drink in History explores five centuries of primary source material documenting the story of food and drink; these materials illustrate the deep links between food and identity, politics and power, gender, race and socio-economic status, as well as charting key issues around agriculture, nutrition and food production. 

Please send comments to Janalyn Moss.

USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) – Trial ends 31 October 2019

USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1983, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the ongoing conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, and anti-Rohingya mass violence. It also includes testimonies about contemporary acts of violence against Jews.

Please send comments to Tim Arnold.

Oxford Clinical Psychology – Trial ended 17 October 2019

Oxford Clinical Psychology provides full-text access to over 300 titles in Oxford’s global clinical psychology publishing program in an integrated online service. Users can search and browse high-quality research and practice information covering a broad range of specialty areas, disorders, and treatment modalities.

Please send comments to Kelly Hangauer.

Oxford Medicine Online – Trial ended 17 October 2019

Oxford Medicine Online is a collection of online medical resources which cover every stage in a medical career, from resources for medical students and junior doctors, to those for senior doctors and consultants. Oxford Medicine Online allows users to browse and search a range of OUP’s online medical textbooks and handbooks from a single location and also offers access to titles from the prestigious Mayo Clinic Toolkit.

Please send comments to Janna Lawrence.

Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies – Trial ended 19 October 2019

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides that combine the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Entries are cross-cultural and international, allowing for comprehension across regions and across time instead of a focus on modern childhoods of the contemporary west. They cover policy and practice appealing to those who view childhood studies as a primarily practice-based discipline.

(Link goes to Oxford Bibliographies Online; please navigate to Childhood Studies subject area.)

Please send comments to Pat Baird.

 

Magazine archives (The Atlantic, Maclean’s, and Vanity Fair) – Trial ends 31 October 2019

The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought.

Maclean’s Magazine Archive, 1905-2015, is a digital collection of the leading Canadian news and general interest magazine. Providing a unique perspective on national and international news and culture, the magazine covers investigative reporting, opinion and analysis on politics, economics, technology and more.

Vanity Fair Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the popular magazine in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format, dating from its very first issue in 1913. 

Please send additional comments to Amy Chen.

Sustainable Development Goals Online (SDGO) – Trial ended 15 June 2019

Sustainable Development Goals Online is a curated library to support the United Nations’ call to action to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice, and protect the planet. It combines a curated library of core SDG-related content from published books and journals, together with new pedagogical and overview materials, to form the world’s biggest dedicated collection on the areas addressed by the SDGs.

Please send comments to Brett Cloyd.

America in World War Two — Trial ended 6 June 2019

America in World War Two: Oral Histories and Personal Accounts uncovers the stories of American military personnel and civilians during the Second World War through their oral histories, correspondence, diaries, photographs, artifacts, and military records. This digital resource offers an insight into the personal experiences of those involved in the conflict, both on the United States home front and on deployment overseas in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, China, Burma and India.

* (Note that PDF download options are not available during trials.)

Please send comments to Janalyn Moss.

EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection – Trial ended 28 May 2019

eBook Academic Collection from EBSCOhost contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. Offering more than 180,000 e-books, this subscription collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Sage Publications and John Wiley & Sons.

Please send comments to Linda Walton.