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 lisa-martincik@uiowa.edu.

Credo InfoLit Modules – Trial ends 3 August 2018

Credo InfoLit Modules provide ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help librarians deepen the quality of student instruction on research strategies and techniques. InfoLit Modules can supplement existing lessons, provide “one shot” library instructional sessions, and address gaps in classroom or online teaching with 60 high-quality videos, tutorials, and quizzes.

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For this trial, you will have staff-level access and student-level acces

Please send additional information to Lisa Martincik.

Red Book Online – Trial ends 15 July 2018

Red Book® Online is the Authority on Pediatric Infectious Diseases from the American Academy of Pediatrics, providing instant access to pediatric infectious disease solutions not available anywhere else and including reliable and clinically relevant content on more than 200 childhood infectious diseases.

Please send additional comments to Janna Lawrence.

Migration to New Worlds, Module II: The Modern Era – Trial ends 23 April 2018

Migration to New Worlds, Module II: The Modern Era begins with the activities of the New Zealand Company during the 1840s. Sources then lead on to the growth of colonisation companies, activities of immigration and welfare societies, the experience of later generations, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons after the Second World War. [Link leads to full collection; UI Libraries already purchased Module I].

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

Medieval Family Life – Trial ends 23 April 2018

Medieval Family Life contains full colour images of the original medieval manuscripts that comprise these family letter collections along with full text searchable transcripts from the printed editions, where they are available. The original images and the transcriptions can be viewed side by side.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 – Trial ends 23 April 2018.

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power.  This collection of diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles examines in detail conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution, and scrutinizes commercial interests with in-depth analyses of Middle East nations’ economic stability and reviews of international arm sales policies.

Please send additional comments to Tim Arnold.

American History, 1493-1945 – Trial ends 23 April 2018

American History, 1493-1945 comprises over 60,000 primary source documents split across two modules, including correspondence, diaries, government documents, business records, books, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, artwork and maps. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American history and is divided into two modules: Module 1 Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859 and Module 2 Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.

Please send additional comment to Janalyn Moss.

EBSCO Audiobooks – Trial ended 11 January 2018

EBSCO Audiobooks comprises over 80,000 audiobooks from hundreds of publishers. NB: This trial provides only 22 titles.

If this link takes you to the database list rather than directly to the audiobooks site, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the audiobooks trial.

You can find the user guide at https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/eBooks_Audiobooks/Audiobooks/Audiobooks_User_Guide. Fine more information on available subject sets at https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/academic/subject-sets/.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

Migration to New Worlds: The Modern Era – Trial ended 19 December 2017

Migration to New Worlds: The Modern Era charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history. Explore the rise and fall of the New Zealand Company, discover British, European and Asian migration and investigate unique primary source personal accounts, shipping logs, printed literature and organisational papers supplemented by carefully compiled teaching and research aids.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.