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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription. We look forward to hearing your input on the trial databases below. New databases will appear on this page for approximately two months.
Throughout the 19th century, pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day. 19th Century British Pamphlets contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in research libraries in the United Kingdom.
Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications. Includes coverage of issues involved in America’s ongoing conversation on race, also provides authoritative coverage of historic changes such as Barack Obama’s election and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Feedback should be directed to Scott Libson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 30, 2022.
Comprehensive and authoritative database for legal information, containing all laws and regulations and related legal information promulgated by the Chinese central government and most local governments since 1949.
Data analysis resource for social science researchers and students. Includes access to 13.5 billion U.S. and international datasets from over 90 sources. Users can manipulate datasets, compare multiple indicators and sources, chart trends over time, and map data on a single interface, as well as create customizable visualizations of the data.
Access to primary and secondary legal content. Scope of coverage includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules and more from all 50 states and all federal jurisdictions. Tools include type-ahead, suggested terms list, the interactive timeline.
This resource supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature. With its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author or text.
Access to a range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.
Access to wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of sustainability. The subjects of resilience and sustainability are explored broadly, covering research on environmental stresses and their impact on society.
INDIVIDUAL USER ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO DOWNLOAD DATA. SELECT "MORE INFO" FOR INSTRUCTIONS. Developed by Educational Testing Service and comprised of 12,100 English essays written by speakers of 11 non-English native languages as part of an international test of academic English proficiency, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Go to: https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/login
Select “Create a new account”
Review the Terms and Conditions and click “Accept”
Fill out the New User Registration > be sure to enter “Indiana University” in the Organization field
The Libraries’ will receive a notice to confirm the status of the registrant; the registrant will receive a notice once they have been recognized as a member of Indiana University
Navigate to “Downloads”, and initiate a download of Penn Parsed Corpora of Historical English to your personal computer
Username and password required for access. See Reference Department for login information. Allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources, including RDA: Resource Description and Access. RDA provides a comprehensive set of guidelines and instructions on resource description and access covering all types of content and media.
PLEASE NOTE: INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ACCESS. Provides access to the first level of Rosetta Stone courses for 30 different languages.
First time users will need to register using their IU email address.
Users can learn various languages through programs that have them interact through spoken dialogue, text and photographic images at their own pace. Users may also take interactive tests with speech recognition software to measure their progress and practice listening, speaking, and writing through a variety of exercises.
Spanish (Latin America)
Covers the primary literature of all areas of chemistry, medicine, and other areas. PLEASE NOTE: First time users must first register from a computer on campus via this registration page. After that you can access the database from anywhere. https://proxyiub.uits.iu.edu/login?url=https://origin-scifinder.cas.org/registration/index.html?corpKey=E7983A13-86F3-F014-1123-75C57FFF9014
Walk in users (non-commercial only) allowed at IU Libraries reference desks. Contact the Sciences Library at email@example.com for username/password and any questions. Access to the CAS content collection, patent documents and step-by-step synthetic procedures and methods.
Access to volumes 1-9 of Fuat Sezgin's Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums (GAS), the largest bio-bibliography for the Arabic literary tradition, particularly renowned for the history of science and technology in the Islamic world.
Feedback should be directed to Akram Habibulla (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 19, 2021.
Definitive critical edition of the works of Charles Sanders Peirce
The Writings of Charles S. Peirce -- A Chronological Edition contains the definitive critical edition of Peirce's writings. Edited by Nathan Houser et al. Indianapolis: Peirce Edition Project, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 1976-. To be complete in 30 volumes.