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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.

ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection.
Trial runs November 6, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of over 5,400 seminal books in the humanities and related social sciences. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of enduring, high-quality books in the humanities, reviewed and recommended by scholars, including prizewinners in their fields.

Send feedback to Chris Caldwell


International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1887-2013.

Trial runs May 28, 2019 – August 27, 2019.

The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 features the complete archive of the International Herald Tribune from its origins as the European Edition of The New York Herald and later the European Edition of the New York Herald Tribune. The archive ends with the last issue of the International Herald Tribune before its relaunch as the International New York Times. The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 charts the history of the 20th century from luxury travel and opulent entertainment, to international conflicts, the spread of American culture abroad and globalization.

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Literary Print Culture: The Stationer’s Company Archives, 1554-2007.

Trial runs from March 15, 2019 – June 15, 2019.

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.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Archive.

Trial runs March 15, 2019 – June 15, 2019.

This collection of documents offers insights into the performance practice in the particular space of the reconstructed Globe Theatre. It details the way in which the theatre was constructed as a place of radical experiment. It documents over 200 performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programs, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.

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

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