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Articles

1880-2000

Complete runs, though 2000, of major trade & consumer magazines in the US and UK entertainment industry, e.g. Bill Board, Box Office, Variety, etc. Trial ends 4/30/14.

Books & Media

Video & text resources documenting seminal engineering case studies & failures, from the Titanic to the Fukishima nuclear disaster. Trial ends 5/16/1/4.

Streaming Media

Pairs recorded performances from world-renowned dance companies with instructional videos from acclaimed teachers; expands on Dance in Video: Volume 1, showcasing new dancers. Trial ends 5/17/14.

Hundreds of documentary films and series from PBS, including American Experience, Frontline, Great Performances, History Detectives, NOVA, the films of Ken Burn, Michael Wood, etc. Trial ends 5/18/14.

Online Reference Sources

Brings together content, tools, and people interested in plant science, providing foundational content. including plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials. Free access ends 4/30/14.

1980+

Search across reference books such as encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.  English language sources, both online and in print, are included, with keyword and index term searching.

Encyclopedias

1980+

Search across reference books such as encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.  English language sources, both online and in print, are included, with keyword and index term searching.

Primary Sources

Digital library of scholarly resources from & about Africa. I): African Cultural Heritage Sites; II) Landscapes and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa. Trial ends 2/25/14.

Letters, telegrams, reports, treaties, etc. generated by the British Foreign and Colonial offices. Topics range from coastal trading in the early 19th c., the European scramble for Africa, World War II, colonial independence movements to apartheid in South Africa.  Trial ends 4/11/14.

Exploration journals & logs, letters, diaries, government documents, missionary papers, etc. relating to cultural contacts, the literature of empire, religion, race, class, colonialism, imperialism. Trial ends 4/11/14.

Focuses on 15 significant commodities, from chocolate to wine & spirits, each documented through a variety of primary source materials that address the origins of the commodity, first uses, trade, marketing and consumption.  Trial ends 4/11/14.

Contents drawn from the National Archives (UK); documents Britain's relationship with the EEC, Anglo-American ties, the Cold War, decolonization, and issues of public and political morality. Trial ends 3/11/14.