Resources Under Evaluation (Trials)

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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 carmelita-pickett@uiowa.edu.

Mergent Intellect – Trial ends 1 December 2017

Mergent Intellect is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Coupling Mergent’s expertise in developing products for the reference marketplace with D&B®’s private company database, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

Please send additional comments to Kimberly Bloedel.

Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015 – Trial ends 7 December 2017

Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015 facilitates research into Marxism and Socialism as alternative visions of organizing society. These newspapers represent the voice of Communism, Socialism, and Marxism in the English-speaking world. This collection contains 836 issues comprising 29,941 pages and 17,586 articles.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

Bloom’s Literature – Trial ends 26 November 2017

Bloom’s Literature provides more than 800 classic works of literature selected from Professor Harold Bloom’s literary canon, including the essential works of the most important authors
in world history and literature. Also includes the Shakespeare Center: the plays, plus content about all things Shakespeare.

Please send additional comments to Amy Chen.

POLITICO Pro – Trial ended 26 July 2017

POLITICO Pro is a premium policy news and information resource designed specifically to keep students, faculty and researchers on college campuses in lock-step with the unprecedented pace of developments in our current political climate.

A large and expert policy newsroom of 114 reporters provides universities real-time, interdisciplinary policy news and the ability to interact/consult with students and faculty via email on critical political developments as they are happening. POLITICO’s resource offers broad and granular coverage along 16 unique industry areas: Healthcare, Technology, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Education, Financial Services, etc.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume I, Christianity – Trial ended 1 August 2017

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume I shares diverse perspectives on Christianity. It gathers the seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century and incorporates voices from previously marginalized groups, including key feminist scholars.

Please send additional comments to Rachel Carreon.

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, (1959- ) – Trial ended 9 June 2017

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations is a primary-source collection of ca. 45,000 fully-searchable documents from the Casa de las Américas in Havana, documenting the culture and cultural relations of Revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Please send additional comments to Lisa Gardinier.

Gallup Analytics – Trial ended 30 April 2017

Gallup Analytics is an online platform that provides subscribers with access to nearly a century of U.S. data and a decade of global tracking data known as the Gallup World Poll. Gallup Analytics allows subscribers to use this wealth of primary data in their work like never before. The online platform includes new data and historical trends at the country, state and U.S. city levels. All trends are easily searchable and exportable. Subscribers can view data by demographic categories, compare results across geographies to develop and report findings, including direct citations of Gallup’s work.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.