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Trials of New Resources

Current trials

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native publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files that were previously unpublished; includes fifty-four volumes from the 18th and 19th centuries with many prominent writers and nations covered in depth, in addition to photographs from Edward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

Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 & Series 2 (1/8/16 - 2/8/16)
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. 

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.                          

Previous trials

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.

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.

Sage Stats (10/12/15-11/12/15)
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

U.S. Political Stats (10/12/15-11/12/15)
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.

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.

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online (7/15/15 - 8/16/15)
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.

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.

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.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (4/16/15 - 5/16/15)
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.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO) (4/17/15-5/31/15)
Largest collection of business journals in the world. Includes market, industry, and SWOT reports. 1886 to present. Content Lists: Journals and Magazines, Other Sources, Subject Title List

China Core Newspapers (CCND) (4/8/15 - 5/8/15)
(Social Science and Humanities Series: Series F, G, H, and J)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 

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

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

Policies and Laws of China (4/9/15 - 5/24/15)
(1949 – onward)
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Over 761,801 records of Chinese laws, regulations, and policies at both national and regional levels. Also includes judicial cases and interpretation. Updated monthly.

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.