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Current Electronic Resources Trials

Furman University Library is currently hosting the trials listed below. If you have any questions please get in touch with Outreach Services. You may recommend a trial or provide us with feedback using the boxes on the left.

  • Academic Video Online: Premium
    Academic Video Online: Premium is comprised of content from 26 full video collections and 8 discipline clusters. The collection builds off of the multidisciplinary focus of VAST: Academic Video Online, Alexander Street's flagship video product that provides a selection of key content from more than two dozen best-selling video collections.
    This trial is available through April 7, 2014.
  • Anatomy TV
    The main focus of Anatomy TV content is normal muscle function. The core of the product is a collection of interactive 3D animations that you can move and manipulate with your mouse. Multi-media content includes:

    - Lateral flexion of the trunk
    - Rotation of the trunk
    - Respiration
    - Opening/Closure of the lips
    - Retraction of the angles of the mouth
    - Elevation/Depression of the eyebrows
    - Elevation/Depression of the TMJ
    - Elevation/Depression of the hyoid bone
    - Contraction of the pelvic floor
    - Flexion/extension of the IP joints of the hand
    - Gross motor animations.

    This trial will be available through April 28, 2014.
  • Drama Online
    This collection features the pre-eminent plays and scholarly works from the Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber lists, to form a major collection of some of the most studied, performed and critically acclaimed plays from Aeschylus to the present day.
    As well as providing extensive content, Drama Online uses XML technology to provide interactive features such as:
    - Character Grids - characters, scenes and the relative size of roles
    - Part Books - users can select only the lines of a given character
    - Note taking and bookmarking tools
    - Easy to use interface giving instant access to cross-searchable content

    This trial is available through June 9, 2014.
  • Everyday Life and Women in America C1800-1920 (Adam Matthew)
    Everyday Life & Women in America, c1800-1920 is rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature, offering vivid insights into the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures. It comprises thousands of fully searchable images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes. Please note that the PDF download options are not available during trials.
    This trial is available through April 25, 3014.
  • First World War (Adam Matthew)
    This resource showcases primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps. Please note that the PDF download options are not available during trials.
    This trial is available through April 25, 2014.
  • Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange (Adam Matthew)
    This project focuses on fifteen significant commodities whose stories are often intertwined. Each commodity is documented through a wide range of manuscript materials, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, ephemera, objects and rare books so that the student can explore the origins of the commodity, their first uses, the trade that developed and the ways in which these items were marketed and consumed.
    The project touches on themes of exploration and discovery; imperialism and attempts at monopoly; trade Wars; translocation and economic geography; slavery; mass production; luxury; taste; and the evolution of global branding.
    Please note that the PDF download options are not available during trials.
    This trial is available through April 25, 2014.
  • London Low Life (Adam Matthew)
    London Low Life brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London, inviting students and scholars to explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century’s greatest city. From salacious ‘swell’s guides’ to scandalous broadsides and subversive posters, the material sold and exchanged on London’s bustling thoroughfares offers insight into the dark underworld of the city.
    Includes full color maps, cartoons, sketches and a full set of the essential Tallis’ Street Views of London for the study of London architecture and commerce. Also included are George Gissing's London scrapbooks from the Pforzheimer Collection, containing his research for London novels such as New Grub Street and The Netherworld. Please note that the PDF download options are not available during trials.
    This trial will be available through April 25, 2014.
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 (Adam Matthew)
    Music, Politics, Fashion, Youth Culture – the period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society. There was the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation. All around the world there were challenges to authority.
    This source includes original archival material – manuscript, typescript and ephemera – from key libraries in Britain and America –
    - Changing Lifestyles, 1950-1975
    - Youth Culture; Student Protests
    - Popular Culture; TV; Music; Movies
    - Civil Rights; Women’s Liberation; Minority Groups
    - The Space Race
    - Consumerism; Credit Cards; Computers
    - Vietnam War; Nuclear Disarmament
    Please note that the PDF download options are not available during trials.
    This trial is available through April 25, 2014.
  • U.S. Political Stats
    With U.S. Political Stats you can see and analyze data and statistics about the U.S. government and political process. This tool includes comprehensive election returns, congressional floor votes, Supreme Court decisions, plus presidential performance and economic indicators, as well as diverse demographics.
    This trial is available through April 6, 2014.

Recently Ended Trials

  • Acceda Noticias
    Provides convenient access to the complete electronic editions of more
    than 90 Spanish-language newspapers published in major U.S. cities from Florida to
    California. It also includes tens of thousands of current and archived full-text articles
    from other news sources from across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador,
    Mexico, Peru and Spain.
    This trial was available through March 18, 2014.
  • Access Business News
    Features years of backfiles for business publications.
    Researchers can use this archived information to study an organizations’ performance
    through annual or quarterly financial results, compare forecasts and strategy versus
    execution, uncover trends and identify emerging market opportunities and even follow
    the careers of individuals in the world of business.
    This trial was available through March 18, 2014.
  • Access Military, Government & Defense
    Offers extensive coverage of the Armed Forces and U.S. federal government,
    as well as military and defense news, issues, strategies, careers and lifestyles,
    pay and benefits, training, law, equipment, technology and much more.
    This trial was available through March 18, 2014.
  • Access U.S. Newswires
    A full-text collection of current and archived articles offering unprecedented
    depth and breadth for research on many different topics.
    This trial was available through March 18, 2014.
  • Access World News Research Collection
    Find diverse global, local, regional, and national perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, and web-only content. Also included are the following Access Modules: Business News, U.S. Newswires, Military, Government, and Defense, and Acceda Noticias. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface.
    This resource is now available on our All Databases page at: http://libguides.furman.edu/alldatabases
  • African American Historical Serials Collection
    The African American Historical Serials Collection, was developed in an effort to preserve serials related to African American religious life and culture, and features 173 publications spanning from 1829 through 1922. This collection includes periodicals, newspapers and magazines, in addition to reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions.
    This trial was available through October 30, 2013.
  • AMA Manual of Style Online
    The AMA Manual of Style Online offers the full text of the 10th edition with extensive search and browse options, policy updates made in real time, an SI conversion calculator, learning and training resources, monthly commentary, and more. The trial was available through February 16, 2014.
  • Ambrose Digital
    Ambrose Digital offers over 500 streaming educational videos including science and history topics.
    Features include: high definition streaming, mobile device availability, closed captioning.
    Topics include the nervous system, climate and atmospheric meteorology, the history of western art, and classical European composers.
    This trial was available through December 16.
  • America''s Newspapers - South Carolina Titles
    Provides the electronic editions of more than sixty South Carolina newspapers including the Charleston Post and Courier, The State (Columbia), and the Greenville Examiner.
    This trial was available through March 18, 2014.
  • America's Newspapers - United States
    America’s Newspapers provides the electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.
    This trial was available through March 18, 2014.
  • Archives Unbound Asian Studies Collection
    Archives Unbound is a collection consisting of the digitization of microfilm collections from Gale and Primary Source Media. Includes documents ranging from the Pan Pacific Southeast Asia Women’s Association (USA) 1950-1985 documents to Records of the U.S. State Department Classified Files on Japan at War and Peace, 1930-1949 to The Minutes of the Shanghai Municipal Council, 1854-1943.
    This trial was available through January 1, 2014.
  • Books 24/7
    Books 24/7 is an aggregated collection of ebooks offering multiple concurrent user access intended for use as a text-book alternative. This resource allows professor to post persistent URLs to link books, chapters or pages into Moodle.
    Users can create a virtual library, bookmark and annotate frequently referred-to books, export citations in Chicago, MLA or APA styles.
    This trial was available through October 31, 2013.
  • BrowZine iPad Application
    BrowZine is a tablet application that lets you browse, read and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available through the Furman University Libraries. This allows the user access to e-journals, from publishers including ACM, ACS, Wiley, Oxford, Pallgrave, Taylor and Francis, and many more, in one place.
    • Browse titles by subject to easily find journals of interest
    • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
    • Be alerted when a new issue of a journal is published
    • Save articles in your personal library.
    - See more at: http://thirdiron.com/
    This trial was available from September 13-October 13, 2013 and can now be found on our All Databases Page at http://libguides.furman.edu/alldatabases
  • Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966
    Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966 includes documents issued by the British Government between 1834 and 1966. From coastal trading in the early nineteenth century, through the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa, to the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence, the documents in Confidential Print: Africa cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent. Please note that the PDF download options are not available during trials.
    This trial was available through April 1, 2014.
  • Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)
    The digital Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) offers reference searching and interactive browsing by region, quotations with a complete bibliography extending from the seventeenth century through the twenty-first, and maps illustrating where words were collected. This trial was available through February 14, 2014 and can now be found on our All Databases Guide.
  • Euromonitor Passport
    Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. Passport connects market research to your company goals and annual planning, analyzing market context, competitor insight and future trends impacting businesses worldwide. And with 90% of our clients renewing every year, companies around the world rely on Passport to develop and expand business opportunities, answer critical tactical questions and influence strategic decision making.
    This trial was available through November 29th.
  • FBIS Daily Reports Annexes (1974-1996)
    FBIS Daily Reports Annexes (1974-1996) offers international views and perspectives on historical events from thousands of monitored broadcasts and publications. Created by the U.S. intelligence community to benefit analysts and policy makers, Annexes were "For Official Use Only".
    This trial was available until July 20, 2013.
  • FBIS Daily Reports Annexes (1974-1996)
    FBIS Daily Reports provides national and local perspectives on topics related to World War II and the Axis alliance, the new Islamic countries of the Middle East, the creation of Israel, the Berlin Wall, colonialism in Africa, apartheid, the Cold War, the Suez Crisis, the beginning of the Space Age, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, East-West interaction and much more.
    This trial was available through July 20, 2013.
  • HeinOnline: The Modern Link to Legal History
    Hein’s premiere online product with more than 90 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 1,800 law and law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline also contains the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700’s, legal classics from the 18th & 19th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936.
    This trial was available through December 9, 2013.
  • ImageQuest
    Simplify and improve your search for images with ImageQuest. Now you can access nearly 3 million images from more than 45 of the best collections in the world. Free of advertising and from trustworthy sources, this resource provides safe and fast access to the highest quality images on all topics. This was be available through February 15, 2014.
  • International Newspapers
    A fully searchable database of full-text electronic news sources from around the world. These sources include news papers, blogs, journals, magazines, news wires, transcripts, and web-only sources. Through more than 10 million current and archived articles, wire services and news translations, it provides international coverage on a wide range of topics, people, issues and events worldwide. Featuring an intuitive, map-based interface and a fast, powerful search engine.
    This trial was available through March 18, 2014.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection
    ProQuest is opening a new avenue for research into the history and culture of China through the digitization of a dozen of the country's most important English-language newspapers. The collection of papers, including North China Herald, The China Press, The China Critic, and the China Weekly Review, provides a primary source chronicle of the country's turbulent transition from Imperial rule to the founding of the Republic. The Chinese Newspapers Collection captures all editions published 1832 through 1953 from cover and cover will be cross-searchable with all ProQuest Historical and Current Newspapers, as well as other historical resources. This trial was available through February 14, 2014.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail (1844-2010)
    The Globe and Mail is Canada’s second largest circulation daily newspaper, and is typically cited as being “Canada’s Newspaper of Record”. The Globe was founded in 1844 by Scottish immigrant George Brown, a liberal who later became a Father of the Confederation. In 1936, The Globe merged with The Mail and Empire and became The Globe and Mail. While the paper was largely known as a general conservative voice of the business establishment, it did have some liberal sway; an editorial in a 1967 issue coined the phrase “The State has no place in the bedrooms of the nation.”
    This trial was available through February 14, 2014.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Toronto Star (1894-2012)
    The Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper and is renowned in North America and around the world for its award-winning journalism, which has included the reporting of some of the world’s most-famous writers, including Ernest Hemingway and Canadian author Pierre Berton. The Toronto Star, which first appeared in 1892, is also well-known for its unique tradition of public advocacy that is based on the belief that a progressive newspaper should contribute to the advancement of society through pursuit of social, economic and political reforms. Throughout its history, the Toronto Star has championed a host of social programs aimed at creating a fair, safe and healthy society for every citizen. These measures included unemployment insurance, old age pensions, universal health care, minimum wages, and workers’ compensation. These causes live today as core values in the hearts and minds of most Canadians.
    This trial was available through February 14, 2014.
  • PsycTESTS
    The PsycTESTS database is organized into 21 indexes and contains 12,000 (and growing) published and unpublished full-text tests dating back to 1910 with most coverage from the last twenty years. PASCAL offered a password protected trial to members through November 22, 2013.
  • Special Ed Connection
    Obtain practical guidance, build professional capacity, and conduct legal/regulatory research regarding Autism, IEPs, Inclusion, LRE, Specific Disabilities and Transition.
    Special Ed Connection allows you to Locate strategies, tools, case law, and federal statutes/regulations relating to special education.
    This trial was available through October 31, 2013.
  • Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video
    Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video is a streaming video collection in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, and exercise adherence, and more. Developed through an exclusive partnership with Healthy Learning, the collection features physicians, exercise scientists, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, registered dieticians, sport psychologists, personal trainers, and health/wellness experts who share information, ideas, and insights on the principles, techniques, and modalities of modern exercise science and sports medicine.
    This trial was available through October 30, 2013.
  • SocINDEX
    SocINDEX offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. This database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus and contains abstracts for more than 1,300 journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, SocINDEX provides data mined from more than 450 "priority" coverage journals as well as over 2,950 "selective" coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources is included. Searchable cited references are also provided.
    This trial was available through April 1, 2014
 

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