Contact your subject librarian with any feedback on resources currently being trialed or questions you might have.

Current Trials

Krokodil (East View, 10/15 - 11/15/18)
The Krokodil Digital Archive (Крокодил) is a full-text searchable archive of the satirical magazine published in the USSR and Russia from 1922-2000 (reinstated 2005-  )

Age of Exploration (Adam Matthew, 5/3-5/31/18) 
Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration.

Rotunda  (University of Virginia Press), including Presidential Recordings Digital Edition (5/20-6/17/18)
Rotunda was created for the publication of original digital scholarship along with newly digitized critical and documentary editions in the humanities and social sciences. The collection combines the originality, intellectual rigor, and scholarly value of traditional peer-reviewed university press publishing with thoughtful technological innovation designed for scholars and students.



    Previous Trials

    African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (4/16/15 - 5/16/15) Purchased 2015.
    African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes papers from more than 35 states, features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.

    Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922 (4/16/15 - 5/16/15)
    This unique online resource provides researchers with more than 12,000 printed works. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature, and culture.

    American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 (3/31/2017 - 4/28/2017)
    This digital archives contains the following:
    -Internal documents such as memoranda and committee reports.
    -Correspondence from clients, members of the board of directors, government bureaucrats, attorneys, and other sources.
    -Materials relating to local organizations affiliated with the ACLU, plus records of hundreds of organizations with which the ACLU had supportive or adversarial relations, such as the Friends of New Germany and the DAR.
    -Legal briefs and newspaper clippings.

    BrowZine (5/22/17 - 6/22/17)
    A platform for browsing, reading, and creating collections of online journals from Amherst's collection and open access titles. Create your own bookshelf, create alerts for new issues, and sync across devices.

    Business Source Complete (EBSCO) (4/17/15-5/31/15) Purchased 2015.
    Largest collection of business journals in the world. Includes market, industry, and SWOT reports. 1886 to present. Content Lists: Journals and MagazinesOther SourcesSubject Title List (3/1/2016- 4/25/2016)
    Comprehensive online collection of francophone publications in the social sciences and humanities. More than 400 journals and 5,000 ebooks are available from Belgian, Swiss, and French academic publishers. 

    Cairn International Edition (3/1/2016 - 4/25/2016)
    An English-language platform where abstracts and selected articles from key journals on are translated from French into English.

    Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online (7/15/15 - 8/16/15) Purchased 2015.
    A fully searchable version of our print edition that also includes 80 old-spelling texts for comparison, 550 contextual documents, 88 essays, several hundred high-quality images, 100 music scores, details of more than 1300 stage performances, and a cross-linked bibliography of over 7000 items. Other archival materials include a Literary Record, a recently-discovered diary of Jonson’s walk to Edinburgh in 1618, ten letters written to Jonson, essays on writings dubiously ascribed to Jonson, and additional collations to Jonson’s non-dramatic verse as it is reproduced in 550 scribal manuscripts.

    China Core Newspapers (CCND) (4/8/15 - 5/8/15) Purchased 2015.
    (Social Science and Humanities Series: Series F, G, H, and J) 
    *Note: click IP login on the left-hand sidebar on the screen to get full access to the trial
    Selected articles from hundreds of mainland Chinese national, regional and local newspapers, including current issues and back issues, covering economics, law, education, and other related issues. Major national, regional, city and industry newspapers are included, as well as those aimed at youth, families, workers, political party affiliates and women.

    China Legal Knowledge Database (CLKD)  (4/8/15 - 5/8/15)
    *Note: click IP login on the left-hand sidebar on the screen to get full access to the trial
    Includes the following:

    • Chinese Laws and Regulations (1949 -- )   500,000 records of law, administrative rules and regulations, judicial interpretations, local regulations and orders, court rules
    • Cases and Commentaries (1979 --)     230,000 records of civil cases, criminal cases, administrative cases, arbitration awards
    • Secondary Sources (1994 --)  1.5 million records of law reviews and journals, dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, newspapers, bulletins and gazettes, yearbooks and reference works

    China Local Gazetteers (post-1949) (4/9/15 - 5/24/15)
    *Note: “Amherst College” should appear in upper right-hand corner of screen
    Covers 31 provinces and autonomous regions, over 27,678 volumes; geographic and historical records including general surveys, economics, development, public health, etc. 

    China Economic Statistics  (4/9/15 - 5/24/15)
    (1949 to present)
    *Note: “Amherst College” should appear in upper right-hand corner of screen
    Time-series records on macro-economic data, industry and sector data, regional data; over 10,000 indicators; comparative analysis between cities and visual presentations offered 

    Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969 (9/28/16 - 10/26/16) Purchased 2017.
    The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices, consisting of of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan.

    CQ Researcher Archive 1923 - Present (10/12/15-11/12/15)
    Content and analysis on newsworthy social and political issues. Published 44 times a year, providing single-topic, 13,000-word reports, covering topics in public policy, law and civil liberties, international affairs, economics, health, education, the environment, and technology.

    Demographics Now For Libraries: Business & People (3/1/2016 - 3/28/2016)
    Comprehensive database offering a wealth of consumer and business information.

    EIU Country Reports and CountryData (5/7/15-5/31/15) Purchased 2015.

    *Note: Open this "getting started" documentation to access user name and password login information (Amherst College login required)

    Research and analysis of 197 countries includes reporting and forecasts of political and economic trends and events. Quarterly forecasts are available for major economies. 

    Early European Books (10/1/16 - 12/31/16)
    Diverse array of works printed in Europe from the 15th-17th centuries, largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials. Full-color, high-resolution (400 ppi) facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in the collection is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts (more details).

    Foreign Affairs (2/1/18 - 3/2/18) The leading magazine for analysis and debate of foreign policy, economics and global affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 (9/28/16 - l0/26/16) Purchased 2016.
    Utilising the significant collection of diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles, students and researchers can explore a decade that included the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution.

    Gale Primary Sources Databases (9/7/16 - 10/4/16) Purchased 2016.
    This trials portal provides access to Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBT History & Culture since 1940 and Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920.

    Historic Map Works
    One of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 200,000 antique and historic maps. It provides unprecedented access to high-resolution, full color maps spanning hundreds of years that help researchers trace the "residential genealogy" of families and locations over time.

    Indigenous Peoples: North America Archive (3/1/2016 - 3/28/2016)
    The archive includes extensive monograph, manuscript, newspaper, periodical and photograph collections.

    Iskusstvo Kino Digital Archive (11/1/17 - 12/1/17)
    The Iskusstvo Kino Digital Archive captures the complete run (1931 to present) of this esteemed monthly publication. Each issue has been scanned and edited by hand on an article‐driven platform so users can toggle between text and image, making it possible to view multiple pages of the same article.

    Japan Times Archive (11/25/15-12/31/15)
    Prominent English-language newspaper in Japan, includes every issue published from 1897-2014.

    The Japan Chronicle (11/30/15-1/5/16)
    English-language newspaper based in a port city (Kobe), with issues available published from 1900-1941.

    Kino-zhurnal A.R.K. (11/1/17 - 12/1/17)
    Published by the of the Association of Revolutionary Cinematography, this magazine is where Russian/Soviet groundbreaking directors expounded on their art, reflecting the dynamic era of 1920s Soviet Russia. New theories simultaneously pushed the limits on and aligned with Soviet thought on film montage, and debate in the pages of the journal led to novel methods of movie editing and directing. The painter Kazimir Malevich also contributed, describing his views towards cinema as an art form.

    Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 & Series 2 (1/8/16 - 3/18/16) Purchased 2016.
    Provides more than 35 fully searchable newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries from Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere between 1805 and 1922. 

    LGBT History and Culture Digital Archive (3/1/2016 - 3/28/2016) Purchased 2016.
    With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. 

    Making of the Modern World, Parts I & II (3/1/2016 - 3/28/2016) Purchased 2016.
    An online library that documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth that shaped the world from the last half of the 15th century to the early 20th century.

    Mango Languages (9/19/16 - 12/1/16)
    Mango Languages is a language learning database that includes over 70 world languages, 22 customized ESL courses, 22 full-length featured films and over 30 specialty courses.  

    NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay (ends 1/31/16, subs. begins on or before 2/1/16)
    Current editions of world-wide newspapers in full color, full page format. Includes 60 day backfile and keyword search across all titles and entire backfile.       

    North American Indian Thought and Culture (1/27/16 - 3/26/16) Purchased 2016.
    Autobiographies, biographies, native publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files that were previously unpublished; includes fifty-four volumes from the 18th and 19th centuries with many prominent writers and nations covered in depth, in addition to photographs from Edward Curtis.  

    Open Edition (3/1/2016 - 5/15/2016)
    OpenEdition is a comprehensive portal for online books, journals, academic events and scholarly blogs in the humanities and social sciences. OpenEdition is developed by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cleo), a non-profit public initiative promoting Open Access academic publishing, with the support of the main French research institutions.

    Oxford Handbooks Online (7/9/15 - 8/8/15)
    Scholarly research reviews in 264 handbooks over 14 subject areas, including online-only articles in addition to access to the print content, with thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in that field that reviews key issues and major debates.

    Policies and Laws of China (4/9/15 - 5/24/15)
    (1949 – onward) 
    *Note: “Amherst College” should appear in upper right-hand corner of screen
    Over 761,801 records of Chinese laws, regulations, and policies at both national and regional levels. Also includes judicial cases and interpretation. Updated monthly.

    Romanticism: Life, Literature, & Landscape (3/20/17 - 4/17/17)
    A digital collection of working notebooks, verse manuscripts, and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey, as well as diaries, travel journals, autograph albums, guide books, fine art and maps. [*Please note that PDF downloads are not available during trials from this publisher.]

    Royal Shakespeare Live Collection  (3/20/18 - 4/14/18)
    13 new films in Drama Online Library, featuring  live productions from the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company.

    Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online: Archive Series 1651-1917 (8/12/15-9/10/15)
    The collection contains, among others:political reports, diaries, and summaries produced in the diplomatic posts,reports of military attachés,regular correspondence with the Russian general staff,many maps,drawings.

    Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online: Secret Prints (8/12/15-9/10/15)
    A collection of articles, consisting of descriptions, reports, and treatises, by Russian military and diplomatic staff, and also translations and summaries of works originally published outside Russia, issued by the general staff of the Russian army in order to support existing and potential Russian activities on the Asian continent.

    Sabin Americana Digital Archive Collection (3/1/2016 - 3/28/2016)
    An online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s.

    Sage Stats (10/12/15-11/12/15) Purchased 2015.
    Contains over 10,000 data series—or single data measures over time about U.S. geographies—across 17 high-interest research areas. The data series span as far back as 1969, and are updated on a timely basis. Detailed source information, with links where applicable, are provided for every data series. Sources include:

    • Woods & Poole Economics, Inc.
    • American Medical Association
    • EDGAR Online
    • Americans for the Arts
    • Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies
    • U.S. Census
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation

    South China Morning Post (1903-1995)
    (4/1/2015 - 5/1/2015)
    ProQuest's archive of the South China Morning Post (1903-1995) provides full-image and searchable page views of the English-language publication from Hong Kong. In addition to articles, advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified advertistments are included and fully searchable.

    Sovetskaia Kul'tura Digital Archive (11/1/17 - 12/1/17)
    Kul’tura, as it is known today, is the most important Soviet and Russian publication on culture from 1929 to the present, with reviews of major events in literature, theater, cinematography, and arts. For over 80 years Kul’tura has provided a unique perspective on ever-changing attitudes toward arts and culture in Soviet and Russian societies.

    State Papers Online Parts 1-4 (3/1/2016 - 3/28/2016)
    An online resource for understanding two hundred years of British and European history, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne.

    Stratfor Enterprise (8/25/15-9/23/15)
    Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting, including weekly digests, timelines, and more.

    US Declassified Documents Online Digital Archive (3/1/2016 - 3/28/2016)
    Provides access to a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

    U.S. Political Stats (10/12/15-11/12/15) Purchased 2015.
    Contains over 225,000 data series across 10 distinct political science data categories, aligned with a typical political science curriculum. The data series span as far back as 1982, and are updated on a timely basis in accordance with the collection and publication schedules of original sources. Detailed source information, with links where applicable, is provided for every data series.

    Wittgenstein: Gesamtbriefwechsel (8/19/16 - 9/19/16)
    Ludwig Wittgenstein: Gesamtbriefwechsel/Complete Correspondence contains Wittgenstein's collected correspondence, edited under the auspices of the Brenner-Archiv's Research Institute (University of Innsbruck) by Monika Seekircher, Brian McGuinness and Anton Unterkircher.

    Women Studies Archive: Women's Issues and Identities (3/31/2017 - 4/28/2017)
    Primary source database containing newspapers and manuscripts related to the women’s movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics include: the History of Feminist Theory and Activism; domestic culture; lay and ordained church women; women in industry; women's sexuality and gender expression; women’s education; women’s movement; women’s health and mental health; women and law; women and the control of their bodies; and women’s roles and interactions within society.