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Trial Databases

Trial databases arranged in order of end date (earliest to latest):



American History, 1493-1945

Trial Expires: November 18, 2014

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An essential online resource for students and scholars. This primary source collection traces the progress of American history and extensively covers the major themes of the period from colonization and settlement through the revolution, expansion, politics, slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction, to World War II. *** Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Met Opera on Demand: Student Access

Trial Expires: November 21, 2014

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Access to more than 500 Met performances, including more than 75 past performances from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series as well as more than 400 classic full-length video and audio performances.

Loeb Classical Library Online

Trial Expires: October 17, 2014

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This digital platform is an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Trial Expires: November 5, 2014

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This digitized collection of the entire archive of British House of Commons Parliamentary Papers is the definitive collection for accessing British Governmental archives.

Caribbean Newspapers: Series 1, 1718-1876

Trial Expires: November 28, 2014

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Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection will provide students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, politics and daily life. Featuring more than 140 18th- and 19th-century titles, this unique resource is essential for researching Colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, and many other aspects of the cultures and societies of the West Indies.