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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

American Indian Newspapers.

Trial runs October 18, 2018 – January 10, 2019.

American Indian Newspapers aims to present a diverse and robust collection of print journalism from Indigenous peoples of the US and Canada over more than 9,000 individual editions from 1828-2016.
Representing a huge variety in style, production and audience, the newspapers include national periodicals as well as local community news and student publications. This digital collection provides exciting research opportunities into a range of subjects from an Indigenous perspective, including the civil rights era and American Indian Movement (AIM), education, environmentalism, land rights and cultural representation.

Send feedback to Shaina Destine

Bloomsbury Cultural History.

Trial runs November 13, 2018 – February 16, 2019.

Comprising curated and illustrated reference works alongside extensive eBook and image collections, Bloomsbury Cultural History presents essential content within a single, fully cross-searchable platform. As a digital reference tool, it provides students, researchers, and scholars with exclusive digital access to Bloomsbury’s Cultural Histories eBook series. The Cultural Histories series presents an authoritative survey of history on a wide range of subjects from ancient times to the present. Each topic covers Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age. Thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can gain a broad overview of a period or can follow a theme throughout history.

Send feedback to Chris Caldwell

As of 16 November 2018, off-campus access is not currently working.

British History Online (BHO).

Trial runs October 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019.

British History Online (BHO) is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and includes Ireland from the time of the Norman invasion in 1169 up to the creation of the Free State in 1922.

British History Online is particularly concerned with texts relating to the British history and includes the countries that are currently part of the United Kingdom. Additionally, it contains materials from Britain’s colonial history and materials relating to British diplomacy abroad. The collection focuses primarily on the period between 1300 and 1800, but has texts relating to everything from Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain to the twentieth century.

Send feedback to Shaina Destine

Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H Jacobs.

Trial runs September 26, 2018 – November 25, 2018.

This database is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history. It spans more than four centuries and includes over two million pages.

Send feedback to Allison Sharp

Henry Stewart Business and Management Journals Collection.

Trial runs September 21, 2018 – December 21, 2018.

Henry Stewart Publications is a leading publisher of vocational journals that support employability and career development. It specializes in journals which combine contributions from senior practitioners and respected consultancies with applied research from leading academics in the field.

Henry Stewart journals are known as a teaching resource due to their case studies and vocational articles. Henry Stewart Publications publishes 20 journals in the following subject areas: Digital; Finance; Marketing; Management; and Real Estate/Property:

MARKETING: Henry Stewart Publications Marketing Journals
• Applied Marketing Analytics;
• Journal of Brand Strategy
• Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy
• Journal of Digital & Social Media Marketing
• Journal of Data Protection & Privacy
• Journal of Digital Media Management
• Journal of Education Advancement & Marketing

MANAGEMENT & REAL ESTATE: Henry Stewart Publications Management & Real Estate Journals
• Journal of Airport Management;
• Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning;
• Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement;
• Management in Healthcare
• Corporate Real Estate Journal
• Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation
• Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal

FINANCE: Henry Stewart Publications Finance Journals
• Journal of Digital Banking;
• Cyber Security Journal;
• Journal of Financial Compliance;
• Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems;
• Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions;
• Journal of Securities Operations & Custody

Send feedback to Teresa Berry

LGBT Magazine Archive.

Trial runs October 16, 2018 – December 15, 2018

A searchable archive of major periodicals devoted to LGBT+ interests, dating from the 1950s through to recent years. Includes the archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. Includes the pre-eminent US and UK titles – The Advocate and Gay Times, respectively. Chronicles more than six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community. In addition to LGBT/gender/sexuality studies, this material also serves related disciplines such as sociology, political science, psychology, health, and the arts. Some publications may contain explicit content.

Send feedback to Donna Braquet

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 17 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 – November 13, 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

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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