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Database Trials Page

The UTK Libraries has obtained a short trial period for each of the databases or services listed below.  Your evaluation will be important in our decision to acquire these databases for the Libraries.  Please email your comments to the librarian associated with each database.


17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection.
Trial runs from March 22, 2017 – June 20, 2017.

The 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection features London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols. This collection charts the history of the development of the press in England and provides invaluable insight into 17th-18th century England. Held at the Bodleian Library, this collection spans the years 1672 to 1737 and complements the titles and issues found in 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers. The collection includes over 280 primary titles of newspapers and periodicals and about 300 pamphlets and broadsheets.

Please send feedback to Chris Caldwell

Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda.
Trial runs from March 8, 2017 – June 8, 2017.

Socialism on Film documents the communist world from the Russian Revolution until the 1980s. The digitized film covers all aspects of socialist life from society, war, culture, the Cold War, memory and contemporaneous views on current affairs. Footage includes documentaries, newsreels and feature films. Geographically the films deal with the Soviet Union alongside significant groupings of material on Vietnam, China, Korea, the German Democratic Republic and Eastern Europe, Britain, Spain, Latin America and Cuba.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Please send feedback to Steven Milewski

Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-
Trial runs from March 6, 2017 – June 5, 2017.

Primary-source collection of ca. 45,000 fully-searchable documents from the Casa de las Américas in Havana, documenting the culture and cultural relations of Revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Covers almost 60 years of cultural relations between Revolutionary Cuba and abroad.

Please send feedback to Kenya Flash

SAGE Video.
Trial runs from March 1, 2017 – April 27, 2017.

SAGE Video is a series of online collections developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners, including many of SAGE’s own authors and academic partners, to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs within the social sciences.

This trial allows the user access to the Criminology & Criminal Justice and Sociology video collections.
Please send feedback to Steven Milewski

EBSCOhost Audiobook Collection.
Trial runs from March 1, 2017 – May 29, 2017.

EBSCO Audiobook Collection trial offers a sampling of twenty-three titles. The sample is taken from EBSCO’s extensive collection of content including best-selling fiction and non-fiction, award-winning children’s and young adult books, and more.
After downloading the EBSCO Audiobooks app from iTunes or Google Play, the audiobooks can be downloaded on any of the following devices. The audiobooks cannot be downloaded to PC or Mac.
• Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8 or higher.
• Android phone or tablet running Android version 5 or higher.
For additional information, see Audiobook Collection help
Trial runs from March 1, 2017 – May 29, 2017. Please send feedback to Chris Caldwell

Race Relations in America.
Trial runs from February 9, 2017 to May 9, 2017.

Race Relations in America is a collection of primary source material focusing on race relations across three pivotal decades in the struggle for civil rights in the United States. Based at Fisk University from 1943-1970, the Race Relations Department was a forum enabling leading figures within the Civil Rights Movement to engage in a national discussion with community leaders on the challenges of overcoming prejudice and segregation. Its aim was to identify problem areas in race relations and develop courses of constructive action, under the leadership of the eminent sociologist Charles S. Johnson.
Correspondence and administrative material accompany photographs, sound recordings and transcripts of speeches delivered at the Annual Race Relations Institutes. Excellent survey material, featuring interviews, field worker reports, statistics and analyses, allows topics such as housing, employment in industry, the labor movement, school desegregation and church integration to be explored.
This resource enables the exploration of the struggle for civil rights in America through the eyes and work of sociologists, activists, psychologists, teachers, ministers, students and housewives, while showcasing the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Department’s staff and Institute participants, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Send feedback to Steven Milewski


Digital National Security Archive
Trial runs from February 8, 2017 to May 10, 2017.

This archive presents a vast, expertly curated, comprehensive collection of significant primary source documents, arranged in collections that are central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.

From the award-winning, nongovernmental National Security Archive, this resource consists of expertly curated, and meticulously indexed, declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present. Each collection is assembled by foreign policy experts and features chronologies, glossaries, bibliographies, and scholarly overviews to provide unparalleled access to the defining international issues of our time.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges

Visual History Archive.
Trial runs from January 13, 2017 to April 13, 2017.

The USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 53,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996. Also being added to the Archive are collections of Holocaust testimonies recorded and owned by other organizations, such as Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) Holocaust Center, and a consortium of nine Canadian archives, which represent the Canadian Jewish experience across Canada.

Information to get started:

– Although, it works best on Internet Explorer, VHA is compatible with the Firefox browser on a PC and with the Safari browser on a Mac; however, you will need to install some extra software for Firefox and Mac compatibility. Please see Systems Requirements on the Login screen.
– First time users must register to create a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password each time you login. For more information on how to search on this database, click the “User Guide” under the Help tab at top of page.

Please send feedback to Ken Wise

Detroit Free Press, 1923-1999 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers).
Trial runs from January 9, 2017 to April 9, 2017.

The first daily newspaper in Michigan covers the years 1923-1999.

Please send feedback to Anne Bridges

Trial runs from January 9, 2017 – April 8, 2017.

Geofacets is designed to search for, and extract, maps, sections and other geographically referenced geoscientific data from a very large and growing volume of published content. The interface is both interactive and intuitive, using a combination of a GoogleEarth map-based browser and a text-based search tool to capture georeferenced data and images that can then be collated into an interpretation. Search results are presented as thumbnail images with links to their corresponding read-only PDFs, full text (for subscribers) and pay-per-view (e.g. via Science Direct), and selected maps can be gathered for use in GIS software.

Please send feedback to Greg March


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