Trial Databases

Congress and the Nation

A reference on congressional trends, actions, and political and policy controversies. This award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues in recent American politics.

This trial will end on October 31, 2014. Contact:  Caryl Ward

Eastern Miscellany

The Eastern Miscellany (东方杂志),is a general Chinese publication during the era of Republic of China. The journal was published monthly from 1904-1948 with 44 volumes (819 issues) in total. The database is a fulltext archive of the journal including more than 30,000 articles and 12,000 pictures. The articles were mainly published in Chinese with some in English.

The Eastern Miscellany is great resource for studying modern China from late Qing dynasty, the early republican period, the interwar year, Japanese invasion, and the Civil War between Nationalists and the Communists.

This trial will end on November 17, 2014. Contact:  Julie Wang

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections

Newly launched in June 2014, these collections cover every major discipline in the field of geoscience, over 17,000 chapters from more than 1,050 titles. Collections are sectioned by year: 1926-2014 (all years), 2011-14, 2006-2010, 2000-2005, 1986-1999, and 1926-1985.

This trial will end on November 8, 2014. Contact:  Angelique Jenks-Brown.
Features over 5,000 video presentations from a range of IET events, lectures, seminars and conferences, as well as other organizations' events and expert interviews. Students, researchers, and practicing engineers in academic institutes and corporate organizations can access specialized content from 14 focused technology channels. Topics addressed include Manufacturing, IT, Electronics, Control & Automation, Management, Power, Transport and Communication.

This trial will end on November 21, 2014. Contact: Lee A. Cummings.



Provides access to more than 6,500 videos from major educational film producers and distributors in a wide variety of subject areas. Included are the following popular collections: Criterion Collection, Symptom Media, PBS, Green Planet Films, First Run Features, California Newsreel, BBCActive, NEVCO and German Film.

This trial will end on December 1, 2014. Contact: Caryl Ward

Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon – Niermeyer Online

This concise dictionary of Medieval Latin explores the post-classical Latin language of the Western European Middle Ages tracing the development and use of words. This new ONLINE version features a wider scope, updated material and expanded time span into the 13th century. The search features provide state-of-the art functionality and optimization for mobile devices. 

This trial will end on November 12, 2014. Contact: Ed Shephard 

SAGE Stats

Provides extensive social science data covering geographies within the United States and spans topics such as healthcare, crime, education, employment, religion, and government finances. Visualize and compare thousands of normalized data sets to create new and interesting research avenues. Export data for greater analysis or combine with your own data to create new insights.

This trial will end on October 31, 2014. Contact:  Caryl Ward

Slavic Humanities Index 

The Slavic Humanities Index is a bibliographic database in the field of Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern European Studies. This comprehensive database provides access to important scholarly periodicals published in the region that until now had remained largely unindexed and, therefore, difficult to utilize in research. It includes publications from Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. The index offers a single point of access to bibliographic citations of articles, book reviews and other materials across different disciplines including: history, literature, philosophy, language, linguistics, ethnology, theatre and film studies, cultural studies, borderland studies, and regional studies. Presently, the database includes around 220 periodicals and offers basic and advanced search functions. It can be searched in vernacular languages or by using the Library of Congress and International transliteration systems.

This trial will end on December 17, 2014. Contact: Jean Green

Translated Texts for Historians E-Library

• Comprehensive: 60-volume digital library with over 13,000 pages of translated historical sources.
• Wide-ranging:The translated texts span 300-800AD and have been translated into English from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Georgian, Armenian and Old Irish. The geographic range covers Syria, Arabia, Armenia, Georgia and Egypt in the East; North Africa; major cities of the Roman Empire (Antioch, Alexandria and Constantinople); and Spain, Gaul, Italy, Britain and Ireland in the West.
• Variety of texts:Types of writing include histories, chronicles, letters, annals, formularies, compendia, political speeches, military and theological handbooks, poems, documentary sources, records of church councils, biblical and theological commentaries, sermons, church histories, Christian treatises, Christian and pagan panegyric and polemic, Neoplatonic texts, Lives of saints, bishops and popes.

This trial will end on November 17, 2014. Contact: Ed Shephard 


US Political Stats

An easy-to-use data visualization and research tool designed to provide data on Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Presidency. Draw unique insights and comparisons between interest group scores and election returns, floor votes and demographics, and more. Analyze, compare, and export data in maps, tables, line graphs, bar charts, and pie charts.

This trial will end on October 31, 2014. Contact:  Caryl Ward


Last Updated: 10/22/14