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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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AccessAnesthesiology. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41103516

Trial runs from March 22, 2018 – June 22, 2018

AccessAnesthesiology from McGraw-Hill Medical offers a new approach to anesthesiology reference, research, and curricular instruction – all in one place. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online anesthesiology resource covers the entire spectrum of anesthesiology from the basics to specialty-specific content -– optimized for viewing on any device.

For a quick 10 minute overview of AccessAnesthesiology see: http://youtu.be/tXemx3spVKA?hd=1

Send feedback to Melanie Allen

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Baltimore Afro-American, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (1893-1988).
https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41246439

Trial runs from April 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018

The most widely circulated black newspaper on the Atlantic coast. It was the first black newspaper to have correspondents reporting on World War II, foreign correspondents, and female sports correspondents.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges

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ccAdvisor. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/38269154

Trial runs from November 30, 2017 –June 30, 2018.

The ccAdvisor is a collaborative effort between Choice and The Charleston Company to deliver a searchable, authoritative, peer-reviewed guide to academic databases, websites, and tools. Itself a database, ccAdvisor draws upon the traditions of objectivity and scholarly excellence that characterize both Choice and The Charleston Advisor to create the source for the evaluation and selection of digital resources for libraries.
Because it is a database, not simply an archive of reviews, the information in ccAdvisor will be continuously updated and remain current through round after round of product upgrades and successor versions of standing works.

Send feedback to Teresa Berry
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Cleveland Call and Post, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (1934-1991). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41318770

Trial runs from April 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Founded by Garrett Morgan, inventor of the gas mask and traffic light. Contributors included noted journalists Charles H. Loeb and John Fuster. The newspaper is well known for its support of the Scottsboro trial defendants with letters, clothing, stamps, and donations to the defense fund.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges

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ClinicalKey for Nursing. https://libguides.utk.edu/database/41482291

Trial runs from April 17, 2018 – July 14, 2018.

Full text access to nursing content in books, journals, drug monographs, patient education, multimedia, procedures consult, Elsevier’s clinical skills, nursing scales, Mosby’s evidence-based nursing monographs, clinical updates, core measures, practices guidelines, and lab.

Send feedback to Melanie Allen.

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Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41661204

Trial runs from April 24, 2018 – June 8, 2018

Originally known as the ‘Government Gazettes’, each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal records also include property for sale, probate records and bankruptcy notices. This is the first part of the three part series ‘Colonial Law in Africa’. These items cover the Napoleonic Wars, the Boer War and the First World War. They also cover the abolition of the legal status of slavery.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges.

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Colonial Law in Africa, 1920-1945. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41661461

Trial runs April 24, 2018 – June 8, 2018.

Originally known as the ‘Government Gazettes’, each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal records also include property for sale, probate records and bankruptcy notices. This is the second part of the three part series ‘Colonial Law in Africa’. These records cover the transfer of Southern Rhodesia from the British South Africa Company to colonial rule. A series of legal notices also reveal the impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Tanzania. The Second World War then led to a series of new laws in these colonies.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges.

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Colonial Law in Africa, 1946-1966. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41661808

Trial runs April 24, 2018 – June 8, 2018.

These gazettes contain copies of the laws and ordinances which were introduced in the years they cover. Each item was originally published as the Government Gazette for a colony and year. Their contents include tenders of property, probate records and insolvency notices. This is the third part of the three part series Colonial Law in Africa. These papers cover the Mau Mau uprising, the creation of the first legislative councils and legal changes to transfer power to those councils.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges.

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Dictionary of Natural Products. https://libguides.utk.edu/database/41721547

Trial runs May 1, 2018 – June 1, 2018.

The Dictionary of Natural Products is the only comprehensive source of chemical data on natural products. It provides the busy scientist with fast access to chemical, physical, bibliographic, and structural data on over 139,000 natural products organized into more than 43,000 -virtually every natural product isolated and reported in the literature.

Send feedback to Isabella Baxter.

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In Principio. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41564511

Trial runs April 23, 2018 – May 23, 2018.

Over one million incipits covering Latin literature from the Pre-classical Age to the Renaissance. The collaborating institutes, the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (Paris), the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library (Collegeville, Minnesota), and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris) have a long tradition in building up incipit card files and have complementary files. The electronic database has also been enriched with valuable material from other collections such as the Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi and the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges

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Jacoby Online. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41127101
Trial runs from March 27, 2018 – June 25, 2018.

Jacoby Online is one of the most authoritative resources for the study of fragmentary ancient Greek historians. It includes five bundled products: 1. Felix Jacoby’s seminal Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker: Parts I-III (complete) 2. Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ), a thoroughly revised English edition of Felix Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker: Parts I-III (nearly complete, estimated date of completion: 2019) 3. Brill’s New Jacoby – Second Edition (BNJ2), a revised edition of Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ), now with apparatus criticus, as well as updated bibliographies and revised commentaries (launched in 2016; estimated date of completion: 2026) 4. Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV: Biography and Antiquarian Literature (FGrH IV), a continuation of Felix Jacoby’s work including original Greek texts with translations and commentaries (estimated date of completion: 2027) 5. Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part V: Geography (FGrH V), a continuation of Felix Jacoby’s work including original Greek texts with translations and commentary (estimated date of completion: 2020)
Jacoby Online is updated twice a year.

Send feedback to Molly Royse.

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Los Angeles Sentinel, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (1934-2005). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41321632

Trial runs from April 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018

The oldest and largest black newspaper in the western United States and the largest African-American owned newspaper in the U.S.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges.

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Mango Languages https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/40690764
Trial runs from March 5, 2018-June 5, 2018.

Mango Languages is an online language learning resource that covers over 70 languages. Courses are accessible from a web browser or an app.

Please send feedback to Allison Sharp

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Norfolk Journal and Guide, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (1921-2003). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41325033

Trial runs from April 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018

The only black newspaper to provide on-the-scene, day-to-day coverage of the Scottsboro trial, and was one of the best researched and well written black newspapers of its time.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges

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Philadelphia Tribune, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (1921-2003). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41403040

Trial runs from April 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018

The oldest continuously published black newspaper, is dedicated to the needs and concerns of the fourth largest black community in the U.S. During the 1930s the paper supported the growth of the United Way, rallied against the riots in Chester, PA, and continuously fought against segregation.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges.

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Pittsburgh Courier, ProQuest Historical Newspaper (1911-2002). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41406594

Trial runs from April 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018.

One of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Pittsburgh Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Pittsburgh Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges.

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Rand Daily Mail (1902-1985). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/40719280

Trial runs from March 6, 2018 – June 6, 2018

The Rand Daily Mail, published daily in Johannesburg, is a critically important title that pioneered popular journalism in South Africa. It is renowned today for being the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and contribute to its downfall. Its archives are rich with insight into events related to South Africa’s struggle for freedom and democracy. Rand Daily Mail continued to be popular among progressive readers until it closed in 1985.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges.

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World Politics Review. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/41239819

Trial runs from April 2, 2018 – June 2, 2018

World Politics Review includes multiple areas of study, with thousands of articles in its archives and more than 75,000 words of original content produced each month. This robust and authoritative database covers topics of key relevance to foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs.

Please send feedback to Kris Bronstad.

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