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Vogue Archive – Trial ended November 2, 2011

The Vogue Archive is complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

Pleases send additional comments to Tim Shipe.


ProQuest History Vault: Black Freedom 2 – Trial ended October 19, 2011

The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Personal Papers of African Americans and Records of Civil Rights Organizations.
Covering 1895 to 1992, the second module in this collection focuses on the experiences of individual African
Americans, as told through diaries, personal correspondence and more. In addition, it includes important
records from a number of organizations including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. Topics covered
include: agriculture, education, the economy, religion, politics, race relations, and more.

Please send additional comments to Ed Shreeves.


ProQuest Statistical Data Sets – Trial ended June 30, 2011

ProQuest Statistical DataSets is a Web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy access to more than 14 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets within an easy-to-use interface. With this dynamic new tool, you can scan the contents of the collection, select subjects and variable of interest, and view your data in side-by-side tables and charts.

The product is completely interactive and results are instantaneous. Each time a user clicks on a new element, the elements that are shown in the display area are updated, and a new table, chart, and/or map appear.

Please send additional comments to Dave Martin or Brett Cloyd.


ProQuest Legislative Insight – Trial ends June 30, 2011

ProQuest Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws.


ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition — Trial ended April 23, 2011

ProQuest’s Sanborn Maps Geo Edition (1867-1970) is a geo-referenced version of the Sanborn collection for the US, already purchased and available at

The Geo Edition provides digital access to thousands of large-scale maps of American towns and cities, searchable by address and GPS coordinates. These maps can be saved in either JPEG or Geotiff format (the latter retains its georeferencing and can be added to a GIS program such as ArcGIS).

For help using this product, see MSU’s handy guide at

Please send additional comments to Mary McInroy.


ProQuest Environmental Science Collection – Trial ended Feb 20, 2011

ProQuest Environmental Science Collection provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. It includes the subject areas of: Agriculture, Air pollution, Control technologies, Endangered species, Energy, Environmental design, Environmental education, Environmental law and policy, Environmental safety, Geophysical and climate change, Global warming, International environmental policy, Land use and pollution, Marine pollution, Noise pollution, Population, Population studies, Radiological contamination, Resource management, Solid and toxic waste, Sustainability, Toxicological effects, Transportation, Waste management, Water pollution, and Wildlife/Biodiversity as well as full-text to Environmental Impact Statements.

Please send additional comments to Kari Kozak.


Times of India historical newspaper archive – Trial ended 9 October 2010

The Times of India was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India.Today this historical newspaper serves researchers interested in studying colonialism and post-colonialism, British and world history, class and gender issues, international relations, comparative religion, international economics, terrorism, and more.

In its pages, The Times of India illuminates key historical events such as the Sepoy Mutiny, which lead to British rule in India; the formation of the Indian National Congress; and the rise of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement. It captures the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan, the war over the Kashmir region, and the creation of Bangladesh. It reports on the assassinations of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi; the Bhopal industrial disaster, which resulted in thousands of deaths; and the rise of Pakistan as a nuclear power. And, it provides coverage of sports, the Indian film industry, and other stories of everyday life.

[Please scroll to the bottom of the page and select "ProQuest Historical Newspapers Times of India (1838 – 2001)."]

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.


Sanborn Maps GeoEdition — Trial ended August 30, 2010.

ProQuest’s Sanborn Maps Geo Edition (1867-1970) is a geo-referenced version of the Sanborn collection for the US, already purchased and available at
The Geo Edition currently contains geo-referenced Sanborn maps from 20 large US cities (none in Iowa, closest is Chicago). Geo-referencing the maps enables layering of the same location from earliest to latest Sanborn map. Within this program, the geo-referenced Sanborn maps can be superimposed over the modern street, satellite, and hybrid layers found in Google maps.
Searching is available by address or GPS coordinates. Geo Edition maps can be saved in either JPEG or Geotiff format (the latter retains its georeferencing and can be added to a GIS program such as ArcGIS).
By the end of 2010, ProQuest plans to complete the georeferencing for the other city / town maps from states represented by the 20 initial cities. After that, work will begin on georeferencing maps from all remaining states, but no state-by-state time table exists.

Please send additional comments to Mary McInroy.