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Global Commodities Energy Data Visualization Tool from Adam Matthew –trial

Free 30 day access to the Global Commodities energy data visualization tool. From 15th September to 15th October 2014, Adam Matthew is granting free access to the BP Global Energy data visualization tool from Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange. The tool utilizes the latest Statistical Review of World Energy data to allow users […]

Four digital collections trials from Adam Matthew

The following collections are available: American Consumer Culture, 1935-1965 (new) American Indian Histories and Cultures The First World War Portal (part 3: Visual Perspectives and Narratives is new) Global Commodities   The resources will be available at the following URL for the next four weeks (ending on the 13/10/2014):   Please […]

30 day trial: Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)

Gale’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a rich digital collection of primary source material. Rare primary sources, curated by an international team of experts, provide access to important works sourced from leading libraries worldwide. Users will find millions of full-text, fully searchable pages. The trial runs roughly March 18-April 18, 2014. Access via: or […]

Announcing One Week Trial to Proquest Civil War Era Digital Collection

City Point, Virginia, ca. 1865. image from Library of Congress Civil War Photograph Collection. City Point, Virginia, ca. 1865.   Format: Abstract and index, full text, full image, Text+Graphics Media: Electronic/Online Coverage: 1840-1865 Total Sources Covered: 8 newspapers, 2000 pamphlets ProQuest Civil War Era covers a range of topics including the formative economic factors and […]

Black Abolitionist Papers (1830-1865) –Trial until Oct 24 2013

ProQuest’s Black Abolitionist Papers (1830-1865) is a primary source collection detailing the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the massive, international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. The […]

Free Access to Fold3′s Black History Records in February

In honor of Black History Month, Fold3 is providing free access in February to its Black History Collection.  The records, most of which have been scanned from the holdings of the National Archives.  Here is a sample of what is being made available: Court Slave Records for Washington, DC South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills […]

Three new database trials

Readex has offered us trial access through 14 September to two new additions to its digitized newspapers collection, of which we currently own 4 series.  Both can be accessed via the record in the catalog for America’s Historical Newspapers. Series 8 and Series 9 of Early American Newspapers include full runs through 1922 of important, […]

Ethnographic Video Online trial

Maureen Morris, the library’s selector for Anthropology, writes that she has arranged a trial of Ethnographic Video Online from Alexander Street Press (ASP).  This collection contains 608 films (1000 films when completed) and “it covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th […]

Trial access: ATLA Historical Monographs Collection

Kizer Walker, the Library’s Director of Collection Development, has arranged for trial access through 17 Dec. 2010 to the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection. The collection consists of 29,000 full-text titles focused on religion and theology divided into two series.  Series 1 consists of titles from the 13th Century through the 1893 […]