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Resource South China Morning Post (1903 - 1995)
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DescriptionThis historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Trial ends 16th May 2014
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Resource C19 Index
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DescriptionC19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index, Periodicals Index Online and the Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811–1849 to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.7 million books and official publications, 70,000 archival collections and 22.7 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 13 bibliographic indexes, including more than three million records from British Periodicals Collections I and II, together with the expanded online edition of the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (DNCJ).
Trial ends 15th May 2014
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Resource Kotobarabia Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers e-Collection
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DescriptionThis e-book collection includes 5,000 titles from nearly 1,000 important, highly valued Arab thinkers, philosophers, historians, politicians, and theologians in the Arab world. Topics cover feminism, modern medicine, political reforms, including the Orabi Revolution, education, arts, religion, and more. Content is mostly in Arabic.
Trial ends 15th May 2014
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Resource Distribution Maps of Plant Pests
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Trial ends 10th May 2014
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Resource BiblioRossica
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Description BiblioRossica is an ebook platform offering over 10,000 scholarly publications, mostly in Russian, from leading Russian academic presses, including NLO, Indrik, OGI, and Nestor-Istoriia, as well as recent English publications in Russian, Slavic, and Jewish studies from Academic Studies Press and Central European University Press. Subjects cover linguistics, literature, art, history, philosophy, and sociology.
Trial ends 11th May 2014
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Resource Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit
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Trial ends 9th May 2014
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Resource Sinica Sinoweb
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DescriptionSinica Sinoweb provides full text access to the current and back issues of 14 core academic journals published in Taiwan. The archive extends back to as early as 1928.
Trial ends 14th May 2014
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Resource Index Religiosus
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DescriptionThe Index Religiosus is based on two existing bibliographies: the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. These two tools are internationally recognized as essential working instruments for Theology and Religious Studies.
Trial ends 11th May 2014
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Resource Thieme Medicine and Chemistry E-journals
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Trial ends 31st May 2014
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Resource Orlando
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DescriptionA dynamic resource for the study of English literature, women's writing, and cultural history in general. It consists of factual, critical, and interpreted material, with biographical and writing career entries on over 1,000 writers, more than 850 of them British women.
Trial ends 4th May 2014
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Resource Human Relations Area Files (Archaeology)
Human Relations Area Files (World Cultures)
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DescriptioneHRAF databases contain information on present and past aspects of cultural and social life.
Trial ends 24th May 2014
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Resource Genome Biology
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Trial ends 30th April 2014
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Resource Media Education Foundation digital films
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Trial ends 24th April 2014
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Resource Routledge Performance Archive
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Trial ends 18th April 2014
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Resource Teaching Assistant Anatomy
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Trial ends 30th April 2014
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Resource Psychological Experiments Online
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DescriptionPsychological Experiments Online is a multimedia resource that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection pairs 75 hours of audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with 40,000 pages of primary-source documents. It also offers rare materials, including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes and letters penned by the lead psychologist, that shed new light on the studies that have shaped contemporary understandings of key psychological issues.
Trial ends 13th April 2014
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Resource Accessible Archives
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Trial ends 28th March 2014
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Resource Gramophone Magazine
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Trial ends 7th May 2014
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Resource LawinfoChina (Chinese language interface)
LawinfoChina (English language interface)
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DescriptionLawinfoChina offers several comprehensive databases of Chinese laws, regulations, judicial cases, legal news as well as over 100 Chinese government’s white papers.
Trial ends 5th April 2014
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Resource Irish Newspaper Archive
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Trial ends 18th April 2014
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Resource Oxford Scholarly Editions Online
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DescriptionOxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) provides an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities, mainly in the subject area of literature. It consists of more than 280 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1700, including all of Shakespeare’s plays, the poetry of John Donne, and works by John Milton and John Locke. These editions contain over 25,000 different works including more than 300 plays, over 12,000 poems, and more than 12,400 other works.
Trial ends 16th April 2014
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Resource World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online
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Trial ends 14th April 2014
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Resource Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina
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DescriptionThe BTL Online database provides electronic access to all editions of Latin texts published in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana, ranging from antiquity and late antiquity to medieval and neo-Latin texts. A total of approximately 13 million word forms are thus accessible electronically. The user interface allows various and differentiated searches. Classical scholars and ancient historians are provided with a valuable tool for both research and the preparation of teaching at school and university level. Each year, the database is extended by the texts of the newly printed Latin editions of the Bibliotheca Teubneriana.
Trial ends 14th April 2014
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Resource Thesaurus Linguae Latinae
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DescriptionThe Thesaurus linguae Latinae is not only the largest Latin dictionary in the world, but also the first to cover all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D. 31 academies, and scholarly societies from 23 countries support the work of the Bayerische Akademie (Thesaurusbüro München). The database contains all content that is also available in print.
Trial ends 14th April 2014
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Resource Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie Online
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Trial ends 14th April 2014
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Resource AustLit
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Trial ends 24th March 2014
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Resource Historical Abstracts with Full Text
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Trial ends 15th March 2014
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Resource America: History & Life with Full Text
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Trial ends 15th March 2014
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Resource Sustainable Organization Library
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DescriptionOnline collection of approximately 8000 papers drawn from around 600 books and journals in sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management.
Trial ends 3rd April 2014
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Resource Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004
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Trial ends 1st March 2014
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Resource Drama Online
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DescriptionDrama Online is essentially an advanced study tool and digital library of the world's most studied and critically-acclaimed plays, accompanied by a wealth of innovative teaching and performance tools, critical analysis, contextual information, references and practical texts. The publisher is still in the process of uploading all remaining titles from the 2013 title list . There are currently 1,042 titles available and the remainder will hopefully be added by mid-February.
Trial ends 30th April 2014
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Resource Foreign Office Files for China (1919-1937 and 1957-1980)
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Trial ends 28th February 2014
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Resource Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (BDSL)
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DescriptionThis is the online edition of International bibliography of German language and literature, covering books, pamphlets, articles, dissertations and reviews from 1985 onwards. The database is in German.
Trial ends 7th March 2014
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Resource Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur (BLLDB)
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DescriptionThis is the online version of Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLL) , containing most important sources of bibliographical information for general as well as English, German and Romance linguistics from 1971 onwards. Other languages are also covered to a smaller extent. The material covered is international. Subject classification is available in English and German. Search interface can be switched between English and German.
Trial ends 7th March 2014
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Resource Congressional Record 1789-1997
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Trial ends 26th February 2014
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Resource The Irish Times (1859-2011) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958)
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Trial ends 27th February 2014
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Resource South Asia Archive
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Trial ends 31st March 2014
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Resource Churchill Archives Trial
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Description The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history available online for the first time. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill's personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. Unique collection.
Trial ends 28th February 2014
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Resource Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online
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DescriptionSupplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG) is an annual publication collecting newly published Greek inscriptions and studies on previously known documents. Material later than the 8th century A.D. is not included. Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents."
Trial ends 15th February 2014
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