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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.


 

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17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30489801

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 ccaldwell@nullutk.edu.

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American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30609869

Trial runs from March 22, 2017 – June 20, 2017.

This important collection of papers from the American Civil Liberties Union spans the majority of the twentieth century, from 1912 to 1990. This archive focuses on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Please send feedback to Molly Royse mroyse@nullutk.edu.

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Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959- http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30113493

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 kflash@nullutk.edu

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Digital National Security Archive http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/29284320

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.

Please send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu.
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Digitalia Film Library. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30944134

Trials runs from April 7, 2017 – July 5, 2017.

Digitalia Film Library is a Multilanguage, multinational film library of streaming videos. The library includes Spanish, French, other European and Eastern European language films as well as North and South American films. Asian films will be added soon. Digitalia’s objective is to select documentaries and films to create collections by genre and country.
Please send feedback to Margaret Casado casado@nullutk.edu

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Digitalia Hispánica. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30943829

Trial runs from April 7, 2017 – July 5, 2017.

Digitalia Hispanica is a global academic database containing ebooks and ejournals in the Spanish language. The comprehensive Spanish language collection of 12,000+ ebooks contains titles ranging from Arts and Literature to Science and Technology. New content is added every year from Spanish speaking countries and Latin American publishing companies
During this trial, users can download on loan 5 documents at a time for 20 days. Because this is a multi-user service, several users can download the same document at the same time without waiting on another user to return it.

NOTE: To download a document, a personal account must be first created in Digitalia. In addition, Digitalia requires Adobe Digital Editions software to view the documents.

Please send feedback to Margaret Casado casado@nullutk.edu

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EBSCOhost Audiobook Collection. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30077126

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

Please send feedback to Chris Caldwell ccaldwell@nullutk.edu.

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Making of Modern Law. Trials, 1600-1926. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30609908

Trial runs from March 22, 2017 – June 20, 2017.

Based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York, this database offers online access to these important collections.

Please send feedback to Molly Royse mroyse@nullutk.edu.

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Race Relations in America. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/29316290

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 smilewsk@nullutk.edu

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SAGE Video. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/26088595

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 smilewsk@nullutk.edu.

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Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30174916

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 smilewsk@nullutk.edu.

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State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part 3: State Papers Foreign, Western Europe. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/31390658

Trial runs from April 24, 2017 – June 20, 2017.

State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 Part III includes the State Papers series relating to France, Dunkirk, Portugal, Spain, Malta, the Italian States and Rome, Genoa, Tuscany, Venice, Savoy and Sardinia, Sicily and Naples, as well as supplementary records of the Levant Company in Aleppo and the Aleppo consulate. It also includes the Royal Letters and Treaties series.

Please send feedback to Molly Royse mroyse@nullutk.edu.

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Women’s Issues and Identities. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/30609930

Trial runs from March 22, 2017 – June 20, 2017.

Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, Women’s Studies Archive provides a history of the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. Through a variety of documents such as diaries, letters, photographs, news clippings, organizational records, and journals, it presents a record of the issues that have affected women, societal contributions, social status, and women’s movements.
Women’s Issues and Identities is the first collection within the Women’s Studies Archive module.

Please send feedback to Molly Royse mroyse@nullutk.edu.

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