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.

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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.

PolicyMap – Trial ended 20 April 2019

PolicyMap is an online (no software installation needed) U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for college students and faculty. It is used in undergraduate and graduate curricula and research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography, among others. Users can leverage thousands of U.S. data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level, as well as create custom regions, for their research and studies.

Please send additional comments to Brett Cloyd.

Credo InfoLit Modules – Trial ended 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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Red Book Online – Trial ended 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 ended 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].

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Medieval Family Life – Trial ended 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.

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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 – Trial ended 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 ended 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.

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