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The Libraries are testing some new databases, before making the decision to subscribe to them on a regular basis. If any of these look interesting to you, please try them out and let us know what you think. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
Early English Books Online (EEBO) provides digital access to more than 125,000 literary and historical classics printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. Through the Web, researchers can view images that accurately reflect the way the works appeared in their original printed editions. Subject coverage is multidisciplinary, covering literature, history, religion, music, art, science and politics.
Trial access runs through April 10, 2010. Please send questions and comments to: Patricia Mardeusz.
Ethnographic Video Online is a video collection that supports the study of the diversity of human cultures and behavior across the world. The included video is produced by many of the most influential documentary filmmakers; the collection has wide applicability across many disciplines. Historical coverage ranges from the early work of Robert Flaherty in 1922 to the most current anthropological films from every region of the world. This first release includes 254 videos totaling roughly 167 hours, and can be browsed by region, cultural group, people, subjects, date, ethnographer, and more.
Trial access runs through May 4, 2010. Please send questions and comments to: Laurie Kutner.
UVM currently has trial access to 2 full-text collections of historical periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series One
Includes content from most major American periodicals published between 1691 and 1820.
Subject strengths include but are not limited to Afro-Americana, agriculture, children’s literature, education, eighteenth-century imprints, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women’s literature.
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series Two
Includes over 1,000 periodicals published between 1821 and 1837.
Topics covered include: Jacksonian Democracy era — agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.
Trial access will run through June 30, 2010. Please send questions and comments to: Daisy Benson.