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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.


Detail Inspiration.

Trial runs from August 27, 2018 – September 27, 2018

Detail Inspiration is an image and reference database with thousands of projects from DETAIL Magazine. Each project is accompanied by DETAIL project documents, which can be downloaded as PDFs. Search filters include building type, material, construction and location.

Send feedback to Chris Eaker.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World.

Trial runs from September 1, 2018 – October 15, 2018.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World is an annual reference publication in print and online that provides statistics and other information on the living languages of the world. An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 7,097 known living languages, the Ethnologue is intended to be used as a catalog that provides summary data of identified languages. Information comes from numerous sources and is confirmed by consulting both reliable published sources and a network of field correspondents.

Send feedback to Allison Sharp

New Oxford Shakespeare Online.

Trial runs August 13, 2018 – October 13, 2018

The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare’s works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. The online edition comprises the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), and the Authorship Companion, integrating all of this material on OUP’s high-powered scholarly editions platform. This unique online edition provides the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies bringing the content of all three print volumes together as one powerful resource, and is a part of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO).

Send feedback to Chris Caldwell

Oxford Handbooks Online.

Trial runs September 19, 2018 – December 19, 2018.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Scholarly Research Reviews is an outstanding collection of the best Handbooks in 14 subject areas. One of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contain in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.
Each subject area within Oxford Handbooks Online is guided by the careful stewardship of an Editor in Chief and world-class Editorial Board who bring together the world’s leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking on a range of major topics. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research. The articles review the key issues and major debates, and provide an argument for how those debates might evolve.

Send feedback to Molly Royse

Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Digital Edition.

Trial runs from September 18, 2018 – October 18, 2018.

The Rotunda Digital Edition of Grant’s papers is based on the original letterpress volumes of Grant’s papers, edited by John Y. Simon. This edition, wrote the New York Times, “helped cement Grant’s place as a literary memoirist and not just a war diarist . . . [and] changed the nature of documentary editing.” The Rotunda edition contains the content of the original thirty-one print volumes edited by Simon, including all editorial annotations, introductory essays, and appendices, as well as an additional volume of supplementary documents completed by John F. Marszalek. This fully searchable online archive is interoperable with other Rotunda titles, including those in its new Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction collection.

Send feedback to Molly Royse


Trial runs from July 26, 2018 – October 26, 2018

PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. Create and share compelling maps, download data, compare data across locations, generate on-the-fly reports, run analytics and upload your own data. Access tens of thousands of indicators from hundreds of authoritative sources.

Send feedback to Steven Milewski
Screen Studies.

Trial runs August 22, 2018 – November 24, 2018.

Screen Studies is a dynamic digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving-image studies. It comprises an exceptional collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history. Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs. It is an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.

Send feedback to Alan Wallace.

Taiwan Academic Classics (TAC).

Trial runs August 3, 2018 – November 3, 2018.

Taiwan Academic Classics platform offers an outstanding selection of Chinese studies titles in the humanities and social sciences from a uniquely Taiwanese perspective. The federated search platform of TAC incorporates full-text searchable Web access to core journals in the humanities and social sciences from 1928 to the present with ancient compilations from China’s earliest Dynasties. Published by United Digital Publications Company Ltd., TAC is vital for finding early, hard-to-find scholarly articles from Taiwan and China.

The titles included in this trial are:

Taiwan Journals Search (1967- present) online access to 250 humanities & social sciences journals, including Sinica Sinoweb, UDP’s collection of 14 authoritative journals from Academia Sinica

Zhuanji Wenxue (1962- present) acclaimed as the ‘journal of record’ for Chinese history

Modern China magazine (also called Modern China Database) published by the Chinese Kuomintang from 1977 through 2005

Ancient Books
Taiwan Wenxian Congkan (Encyclopedia of Taiwan) (1958-1972) over 500 early books chronicling China’s local history, society and culture since the Ming and Qing dynasties, in full-text/full-image format available exclusively from UDP

Taiwan Wenxian Congkan Continuation (Encyclopedia of Taiwan Continuation) Includes subsequently uncovered new historical records (additional books, archives and literature) gathered since the release of the original edition. Content included in the earlier publication is excluded except in cases where a newer edition adds value

Bioadian Gujin Tushu Jicheng (Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China) 64 canonical texts once reserved for the royal court and now considered seminal classics of early Chinese literature and culture.

Send feedback to Allison Sharp.

Thieme MedOne Education.

Trial runs September 5, 2018 – December 5, 2018.

The trial includes access to medical education content including the Base Collection of 95 textbooks, review books, and test-prep titles in addition to the renowned Atlas of Anatomy (by Gilroy)

Send feedback to Melanie Allen


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