Database Trials EXTENDED until October 11th

The following database trials have been extended until October 11th.  Please email us if you’d like to access any of them!

  • Business Source Complete is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  • Civil War Primary Source Documents from The New-York Historical Society presents unique manuscript material chronicling all aspects of the American Civil War from warfare on land, at sea, in hospitals and prison camps, and reactions and impressions of the War from the home front. The collection, comprised of over 110,000 pages, focuses on the War as it was fought from 1861 to 1865 and represents both Northern and Southern perspectives. It also contains important contextual documents leading up to War and after its conclusion. Curated by experts at The New-York Historical Society, these historical documents represent decades of collection and preservation.
  • Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The extensive collection includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
  • Engineering Source offers more than 3000 full text titles in engineering, computer science and related areas. It is designed for corporate reference customers, and will be offered as a standalone database, or in conjunction with EDS.
  • Humanities Source is designed to meet the needs of students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. The collection includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews. Coverage in Humanities Source includes worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
  • L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Its subjects are Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy. With over 810,000 records, L’Année philologique includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Trial

We currently have a trial for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) until October 19th.  It contains the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors. It is overseen by academic editors at Oxford University, UK, and published by Oxford University Press.

The ODNB now includes biographies of more than 58,600 men and women who died in or before the year 2009—plus 504 ‘Theme’ articles for reference and research.

If you are interested in gaining access to ODNB, please contact us at 256-824-6529 or via email.

Music Online trial until October 12th

We have access to database Music Online from Alexander Street Press until October 12th.  With Music Online, Alexander Street Press aims to provide the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web. Music Online brings together, on a single cross-searchable platform, the entire suite of Alexander Street Press music products.  Music collections within this collection include:

  • African American Music Reference
  • Classical Music Reference Library
  • The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
  • Classical Scores Library: Volumes I and II
  • Dance in Video
  • Opera in Video
  • Classical Music in Video
  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Smithsonian Global Sound
If you are interested in accessing this database, please contact us at 256-824-6529 or via email.

Database trials during September

We have trial access to the following databases until September 30th.  Please contact us at 256-824-6529 or via email if you would like access.

  • Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine Archive: Over 40 years of in-depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics and unique insights into innovation, history, science, technology, the arts, and culture are accessible in an integrated, intuitive display.
  • Artemis: Literary Sources:  Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies across several centuries.
  • National Georgraphic Virtual Library:  This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

Database Trials until September 30th

We have access to the following databases until September 30th.  Please contact us at 256-824-6529 or via email if you would like to access any of them.

  • Business Source Complete is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  • Civil War Primary Source Documents from The New-York Historical Society presents unique manuscript material chronicling all aspects of the American Civil War from warfare on land, at sea, in hospitals and prison camps, and reactions and impressions of the War from the home front. The collection, comprised of over 110,000 pages, focuses on the War as it was fought from 1861 to 1865 and represents both Northern and Southern perspectives. It also contains important contextual documents leading up to War and after its conclusion. Curated by experts at The New-York Historical Society, these historical documents represent decades of collection and preservation.
  • Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The extensive collection includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
  • Engineering Source offers more than 3000 full text titles in engineering, computer science and related areas. It is designed for corporate reference customers, and will be offered as a standalone database, or in conjunction with EDS.
  • Humanities Source is designed to meet the needs of students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. The collection includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews. Coverage in Humanities Source includes worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
  • L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Its subjects are Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy. With over 810,000 records, L’Année philologique includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian.

 

Proquest Statistical Abstract Trial for February

For the month of February we have a trial The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, which is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country. In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense. Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical Abstract was eliminated in November. ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries.

For more information on how to log into this trial, please contact us at erefq@uah.edu.

National Geographic Trial until December 20th

We currently have a trial subscription to National Geographic Magazine Archive from 1888 to 2012!  National Geographic magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment.

The National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface. With standard library features and functionality common to all Gale Digital Archives, National Geographic Magazine Archive is a powerful tool for finding and reading through the 100+ years of impactful articles found in this archive.

This trial expires December 20, 2012.  Please contact us at erefq@uah.edu or  256-824-6529 if you are interested in gaining access to this exciting trial!

 

History Database trials

We have a one month trial to the following history databases through EBSCOhost, check them out and let us know what you think!  This trial will expire November 4, 2012.  Here’s some more information about each one:

Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York from the New-York Historical Society, features over 1500 residential and business directories, organization records, urban guidebooks, and other sources rich in names and places that present a history of the people of New York City from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. New York was long the country’s focal point of industry, trade, commerce and immigration, and this collection features materials that track the city’s inhabitants over time and place, where they lived, where they worked, and what they did. It also includes residential, trade, and occupational directories, membership lists for churches, professional groups, philanthropic and governmental institutions, ethnic organizations, and leisure clubs.

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society, represents a collection of over 30,000 pages of historically unique material from more than 200 orderly books spanning from 1748 to 1817. The collection includes both British and American orderly books, a form of manuscript journals kept by military units containing their orders from higher-ranking officers in addition to other information essential to military operations, dating from the French and Indian War through the War of 1812, with the bulk representing the activities of American forces during the Revolutionary War.

African American Archives provides over one million pages of original historical documents pertaining to the African American experience over several centuries, and is richly-detailed with narratives and quantitative data alike. The earliest materials in this collection come from Essential Records Concerning Slavery and Emancipation from the Danish West Indies (1672-1917).   There are several other slavery-related collections, including letters, account books, annual reports, and news clippings. Files contain detailed narrative accounts of subjects’ activities and include information about families, occupations, and general activities. There are also related manuscripts from the American Colonization Society, an organization best known for its role in establishing Liberia, a colony in Africa for free people of color from the United States.

Please contact us at 256-824-6529 or email us at erefq@uah.edu if you want the login information for these database trials.

 

Trial Access to Business Resources OneSource and U.S. Consumer/Lifestyles available until October 1st

Trial access to ReferenceUSA’s OneSource and U.S. Consumer/Lifestyles is now available and will run until October 1, 2012.

OneSource provides in-depth information on over 18 million global companies and over 22 million global executives.  Through this database, you can access executive biographies, international company profiles, financial information, corporate families, industry research, news, and corporate filings all in the ease of one streamlined business resource.

U.S. Consumer/LifeStyles is a database that contains information about 203 million U.S. consumers that will help you conduct market research.  This tool allows you to identify a target market for a product, study the demographics of a community, and research consumer demand for a new business.  Detailed demographics on consumers include age, marital status, children, ethnicity, political party, income, and years in home, amongst many more.

To access both of these trials, visit our Database A-Z list and click on ReferenceUSA.  You will find them both under “Available Databases.”  Please direct any questions or feedback regarding this trial to http://libanswers.uah.edu or give us a call at 256-824-6529.

Trial to EBSCO Historical Manuscripts Collections until June 4

 The library is very excited to announce a trial to the EBSCO Historical Manuscripts Collections available now until June 4, 2012.  This trial includes access to the following archives:  African American Archives, World War II Archives, and the U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives.   You can navigate between each of the EBSCO Historical Manuscript Collections through the dropdown menu at the top center portion of the screen.

For more information about each of the archive collections, including title lists and content descriptions, please click on the below links.

African American Archives

African American Archives provides over one million pages of original historical documents pertaining to the African American experience over several centuries, and is richly-detailed with narratives and quantitative data alike. The earliest materials in this collection come from Essential Records Concerning Slavery and Emancipation from the Danish West Indies (1672-1917).

U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives

U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives covers case files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which until 1935 was called the Bureau of Investigation (BOI). With over 2.2 million pages of original historical documents, the archives provide a fresh insider’s perspective to the history of this time period.

World War II Archives

World War II Archives contains over half a million pages of original historical documents compiled from collections at the National Archives, offering a wide range of materials chronicling events during the Second World War, providing an in-depth perspective of military activities while also documenting the lives of individual military personnel on land, in the air, and at sea.

If you have any questions or feedback regarding this trial, please let us know at http://libanswers.uah.edu.