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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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ComDisDomehttp://libguides.utk.edu/databases/34641240

Trial runs from August 7, 2017 – October 6, 2017.

ComDisDome is an indexing and abstracting tool covering the communications disorders literature, with focus on speech-language pathology and audiology. In one convenient location, the database will quickly identify and connect you to reliable information from multiple sources in your field, including journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area.

Please send feedback to Melanie Allen melanie-allen@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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Gale Interactive: Chemistry. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/34722052

Trial runs from August 8, 2017 – November 7, 2017

Gale Interactive: Chemistry covers the topic in depth and is aligned to the scope and sequence of introductory college classes, including an interactive periodic table, reactions, and chemical processes. Engaging, interactive models bring science to life, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry, supporting university coursework. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content for further understanding.

Please send feedback to Teresa Berry tberry0@nullutk.edu

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Gale Interactive Human Anatomy. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/34719576

Trial runs from August 8, 2017 – November 7, 2017

Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research.
Appropriate for students in 1st and 2nd-year Human Anatomy college courses.

Please send feedback to Melanie Allen melanie-allen@nullutk.edu

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Health Policy Reference Center. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/34694054
Trial runs from August 9, 2017 – November 7, 2017

The Health Policy Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of health policy and related issues offering cover-to-cover content from more than 300 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with health policy and closely aligned topics. This includes complete coverage of more than 250 full-text titles. The database also offers tens of thousands of additional highly relevant articles, selected from thousands of industry publications.

Please send feedback to Melanie Allen melanie-allen@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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Orbis. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35525739

Trial runs from September 6, 2017 – October 7, 2017.

Orbis is a global dataset for public and private company information. It allows researchers to access financials, ownership structures, patents, board members, and more in one standardized resource.

Please send feedback to Judy Li judyli@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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Zephyr. http://libguides.utk.edu/databases/35529223

Trial runs from September 6, 2017 – October 7, 2017.

Zephyr is the most comprehensive database of M&A, IPO, private equity, and venture capital deals. Not only are researchers able to track large public deals they are able to track private to private and cross border deals as well.

Please send feedback to Judy Li judyli@nullutk.edu

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