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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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Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35801015

Trial runs from September 13, 2017-December 13, 2017.

Apartheid South Africa makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion, and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980.

These previously restricted letters, diplomatic dispatches, reports, trial papers, activists’ biographies, and first-hand accounts of events give unprecedented access to the history of South Africa’s apartheid regime. The files explore the relationship of the international community with South Africa and chart increasing civil unrest against a backdrop of waning colonialism in Africa and mounting world condemnation.

Please send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu.

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Church Missionary Society Periodicals, 1804-2009. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35808879

Trial runs from September 13, 2017 – December 13, 2017.

Church Missionary Society Periodicals features publications from the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the South American Missionary Society and the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society (CEZMS) between 1804 and 2009. Available in two modules.

Module 1 of Church Missionary Society Periodicals features publications from the Church Missionary Society and the South American Missionary Society between 1804 and 2009. With publications ranging in period, style and focus, this resource aims to offer a global view of missionary activity across three centuries and to facilitate research within a vast range of disciplines.

Module 2 focuses on the publications of CMS medical mission auxiliaries, the work of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society among women in Asia and the Middle East, newsletters from native churches and student missions in China and Japan, and ‘home’ material including periodicals aimed specifically at women and children subscribers. Articles, often in the form of letters authored by missionaries abroad, are enhanced by detailed illustrations and photographs of their surroundings, the mission community and the people among whom they worked.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu.

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Communist Historical Newspaper Collection, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (1917-2013). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37302459

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018

Collection of Communist American and British papers: The Daily Worker (1936-1958); The Ohio Socialist (1917-1919); People’s Daily World (1986-1990); People’s Weekly World (1990-2013); Sunday Worker (1936-1958); The Toiler (1919-1922); The Worker (1922-1924); New York; and The Worker (1958-1968); London.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu

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Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35807458

Trial runs from September 13, 2017-December 13, 2017.

Confidential Print: Africa provides scholars with unprecedented electronic access to the United Kingdom’s Colonial, Dominion, and Foreign Offices’ confidential correspondence relating to Africa between 1834 and 1966. This important new resource will provide researchers with a searchable collection of scores of official documents covering almost the entire period of European conquest and colonization of Africa.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu .

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Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker im WWW. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/36401869

Trial runs from October 15, 2017- December 15, 2017

The Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker series has been published since 1981 and covers the work of more than thirty authors. The texts included in the Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker range from early German writing to the works of major authors of the nineteenth century, including historical, philosophical, theological, political and art history texts. Collections of essays, speeches and other non-literary material add context and background. Scholars can follow the political and intellectual debates at the heart of Europe in the nineteenth century, for example, by reviewing texts relating to the theory of the state and the church or the theory and history of war. The Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker was completed in 2004.

Send feedback to Margaret Casado

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Early European Books: Printed Sources to 1700. (EEB). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37306218

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018.

Early European Books provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources, regardless of language, as well as works published further afield.

Building upon and complementing Early English Books Online (EEBO), Early European Books is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials. However, books in English or printed in the English-speaking world that are already represented in EEBO are not omitted from Early European Books where they form an integral element of the predominantly non-Anglophone collections that have been made available for digital capture.

This trial provides access to all eleven collections that comprise the Early European Books database

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu

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Education Magazine Archive. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37310233

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018

Education Magazine Archive provides access to the full-digitized backfiles of 26 major magazines and trade publications in the field of education, dating from the early 20th century through to the 21st.

In addition to its core relevance to research in the history of education, this newly-accessible content will open up fresh opportunities for research in numerous other fields, including social history, childhood studies, psychology, sociology, and politics.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu

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EVGeoCloud. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37428610

Trial runs from November 6, 2017 to December 15, 2017.

EVGeoCloud is a web-based platform that provides easy online access to geospatial data spanning a spectrum of services from Web Mapping Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS) as well as internet browser-based platforms and custom applications.

Please send feedback to Eric Arnold .
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Global Plants. https://libguides.utk.edu/37632679

Trial runs from November 14, 2017 — December 31, 2017.

JSTOR Global Plants offers access to botanical resources from dozens of herbaria, libraries, museums and other research institutions. The database includes plant type specimens from herbaria around the world, scientific research articles and correspondence dating back hundreds of years, and full-text books and reference works on botany.

Send feedback to Donna Braquet

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John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37315371

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018.

This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Housed in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the John Johnson Collection is widely recognized as one of the most important collections of printed ephemera in the world and generally regarded as the most significant single collection of ephemera in the UK. It contains a wide array of rare and unusual materials, which has remained largely unknown to scholars and researchers.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu

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Literary Print Culture: The Stationer’s Company Archives, 1554-2007. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35760808

Trial runs from September 13, 2017 – December 13, 2017.

Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive, 1554-2007 showcases a diverse range of material from the archive of the Stationers’ Company archive including:
• Constitutional Records
• Court Records
• Membership Records
• Financial Records
• Trade Records
• General Administrative Records
• Charities and Property Records

The Stationers’ Company Archive is one of the most important resources for understanding the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, the establishment of legal requirements for copyright provisions and the history of bookbinding. Explore extremely rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century in this invaluable resource of research material for historians and literary scholars. A vast and unique collection of primary source documents, this collection is widely regarded as one of the most important primary sources for studying the history of the book as well as publishing history, the history of copyright and the workings of an early London Livery Company.

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

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MapVault. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37437212

Trial runs from November 6, 2017 to December 15, 2017.

MapVault is East View Geospatial’s (EVG) raster map library delivered as a streaming file service through a web application. Offering dozens of authoritative data sources together in one platform, this service delivers immediate access to the world’s most extensive commercially owned geospatial library comprising hundreds of series, and different themes such as Topographic, Geological, Aeronautical, Nautical, Tourist and Thematic.

Please send feedback to Eric Arnold

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Medical Services and Warfare. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/36508917

Trial runs from October 11, 2017 – January 11, 2018

Including material from the Crimean, American Civil War and the First World War, researchers can follow the development of medical equipment and methods across continents, including how governments and medical organizations learnt from each other’s experience (or failed to do so). Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges

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NewsBank Access World News *BETA* https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/36340648

Trial runs from October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017.

BETA trial of new Newsbank Access World News platform. This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface.

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ProQuest History Vault: FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the US 1945-1972.
https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37374142

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018.

FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the US 1945-1972 collection can be found under the American Politics and Society subject area. You can search the material within the subject area or browse by module.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges
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ProQuest History Vault: Immigration: Records of the INS 1880-1930. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37372873

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018.

Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930 collection can be found under the American Politics and Society subject area. You can search the material within the subject area or browse by module.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges
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ProQuest History Vault: New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37377024

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018.

New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies collection can be found under the American Politics and Society subject area. You can search the material within the subject area or browse by module.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges

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ProQuest History Vault: Workers, Labor Unions, and the American Left in the 20th Century: Federal Records.
https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37378593

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018.

Workers, Labor Unions, and the American Left in the 20th Century: Federal Records collection can be found under the Workers and Labor Unions subject area. You can search the material within the subject area or browse by module.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges

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ProQuest Indian Claims Insight. https://libguides.utk.edu/database/37317916

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018.

Indian Claims Insight is a one-of-a-kind research tool that provides researchers with the opportunity to understand and analyze Native American migration and resettlement throughout U.S. history, as well as U.S. Government Indian removal policies and subsequent actions to address Native American claims.

Indian Claims Insight will provide Indian claims researchers with content and workflow solution tools that will allow users to research the history of U.S. Indian claims from 1789-present. Content includes decisions, transcripts, docket books, journals of the Indian Claims Commission, a judicial panel for relations between the U.S. Government and Native American tribes; and related statutes and congressional publications.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu

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Religious Magazine Archive (RMA). https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37317486

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018.

Religious Magazine Archive (RMA) offers archival runs of 18 historical magazines devoted to religious topics spanning the 19th-21st centuries. Each title has a deep backfile of several decades beginning with its first issue, with the earliest content dating from 1845. Coverage terminates by default at 2015.

Popular magazine archives in the field of religion are key primary sources for researchers through which to interpret myriad aspects of 20th-century in fields such the history of religion, theology, sociology, anthropology, international affairs and politics. These popular readership titles provide a unique perspective on the responses of religious groups to the contemporary issues, trends, and events during this period, not only in religious life, but also in wider society, politics, and international affairs. The magazines span a wide variety of religions and denominations, allowing for comparative studies of the responses of each to specific events and issues.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu

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Rights, Action and Social Responsibility. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/33574726

Trial runs from July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017.

Public debates surrounding immigration policy, climate change, international relations, and constitutional and human rights are currently at the forefront of our national discourse. Critical reasoning, supported through academic research, is needed.

As a result, De Gruyter, along with our partner presses, is making freely available books and journal articles across nine topical areas for all students and faculty. Broadening access to this scholarship enables more people to address these issues in an informed manner: it helps us combat false news sources, to consider the nature of truth and ethics, and to understand the struggles of all members of society.

Topical categories: Constitutional History — Dissent, Truth and Ethics — Environmental Studies — Gender Studies — Geo-Politics –Human Rights — Immigration & Urbanism — Islamic Studies — Leadership.

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

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SAGE Business & Management. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35850011

Trial runs from September 14, 2017 – December 14, 2017

Developed in partnership with leading academics and practitioners, the SAGE Video Collection in Business & Management has over 140 hours of curated content. Designed to support teaching, learning and research, the collection caters to different learning styles with exclusive, customizable video content that brings the highest levels of academic credibility, a wide diversity of teaching perspectives and an international representation to a visual format. The collection includes:
– tutorials
– documentaries
– research by leading experts
– practitioner perspectives across the entire discipline.

Please send feedback to Judy Li judyli@nullutk.edu .

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SAGE Business Cases. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35849871

Trial runs from September 14, 2017 – December 14, 2017

SAGE Business Cases brings business to life—inspiring students, researchers, and practitioners to develop their own best practices and reach for professional success. This collection brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships, to meet the needs of business faculty and students internationally.

Send feedback to Judy Li judyli@nullutk.edu .

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SAGE Business Researcher. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35850154

Trial runs from September 14, 2017 – December 14, 2017.

SAGE Business Researcher delivers in-depth, curriculum-oriented issues to launch student inquiry into vital issues in business, management, and economics. Written with immediacy and the rigor of the best explanatory journalism, each report provides deep, balanced, and authoritative coverage on the selected topic and key research, and points students to reliable resources for further inquiry.

Please send feedback to Judy Li judyli@nullutk.edu .

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Women’s Magazine Archive. https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/37269916

Trial runs from November 6, 2017-January 5, 2018

A searchable archive of leading women’s interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st. Consumer magazines aimed at a female readership are critical primary sources through which to interpret multiple aspects of 19th and 20th-century history and culture. Topics covered include family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics, and marketing/media history.

Women’s Magazine Archive 1 provides access to the complete archives of the foremost titles of this type, including Good Housekeeping and Ladies’ Home Journal, which serve as canonical records of evolving assumptions about gender roles and cultural mores. Other titles here focus on narrower topics but deliver valuable source content for specific research areas.

Women’s Magazine Archive 2 features several of the most prominent, high-circulating, and long-running publications in this area, such as Woman’s Day and Town & Country. Collection 2 also, however, complements the first collection by including some titles focusing on more specific audiences and themes.

Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@nullutk.edu

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