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Trial Access: Factiva.com

Dow Jones’s Factiva.com is a premier business and general reference resource with a broad collection of sources that reach across disciplines from business and current events to communications and technology, politics, foreign policy, and more. A broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on every business issue. Factiva.com gives users the power to monitor current news, track industry developments and global market activity, and research a global company. ProQuest has provided a Guide on how to use Factiva.com, at http://proquest.libguides.com/factiva/about.

 

This OSU trial will be available until April 28, 2017. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

 

Trial Access: American West

American West is a digital resource containing the history of the development of the West as well as its enduring legacies. From the earliest, pioneering expeditions that discovered and mapped the West to the growth of industry and settlements, through a range of rare and important documents it is possible to explore the commercial, cultural and social factors that made the West what it was and is. Through Items such as maps, manuscripts, journals, rare printed books, periodicals, photographs and more, the appeal of the ‘wild’ West to explorers, emigrants and workers is brought to life. The development of the popular image of the West can be charted with material depicting the ‘Wild West’ shows, famous outlaws and pioneer personalities, while the clash of cultures that was often a feature of life in the burgeoning United States is represented through a wealth of documents relating to the Mormon exodus and Native American contact. Within this resource you can use the chronology and data maps to discover fascinating facts and events in the history of the American West and view visual resources in searchable galleries.

This OSU trial will be available until March 31, 2017. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Access: American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique view into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. Explore the consequent political, social and cultural impact on American Indian life against the backdrop of an ever-expanding western frontier through many rare original documents, including: manuscripts, artwork, photographs, maps, printed materials and newspapers. Use the fully searchable interactive chronology to discover fascinating facts and events in American Indian history; explore key events and movements across North America with interactive maps; and view visual resources through galleries and exhibitions.

This OSU trial will be available until March 31, 2017. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

New STEM Content in Gale Virtual Reference Library

Because of OSU’s participation in the Statewide Database Licensing Program, new access is now available for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) reference books through Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). Examples of these 36 new K-12-focused titles include UXL Encyclopedia of Science, Achieving Sustainability, and Worldmark Global Health And Medicine Issues. A complete list of titles is available on the Statewide Database Licensing Program (SDLP) web site.

Trial Access: Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape offers access to a variety of materials related to the renowned poet William Wordsworth and his fellow writers such as Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey. Source materials such as working notebooks, manuscripts, travel journals, fine art, maps, and correspondence offer a unique perspective on Wordsworth’s writing processes and the variety of influences that shaped his work. Over 2,500 fine art pieces from the Wordsworth Trust’s fine art collection are also included to provide a visual representation of the natural beauty that inspired Wordsworth’s creativity.

 

This OSU trial will be available until March 31, 2017. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

 

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Thanks to the generosity of OSU Libraries’ donors, we have been able to acquire the online version of Early English Books Online (EEBO).  From the first book published in English in 1473 through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, EEBO contains the full text and images from more than 125,000 titles.  This resource is useful for researchers in English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.  It includes the works of Shakespeare, Bacon, Newton, and many other authors, both famous and obscure.  The materials include prayer books, calendars, royal statutes, musical exercises, broadsides, and pamphlets. Users can search by author (e.g., Chaucer), keyword (e.g., herbal), subject (e.g., Brain—Anatomy—Early works), material type (e.g., Maps), and language (e.g., Algonquin).

Trial Access: World’s Fairs

World’s Fairs covers the history and modern influence of these massive events. Other topics covered include the proliferation of North American exhibitions and fairs around the world as well as the rise of twenty-first century expos. Access to official records, monographs, personal accounts, ephemera, publicity, artwork and artifacts will provide in-depth insight into the World’s Fair phenomenon. A Visual Highlights Gallery and the 360 Objects Gallery provide vivid visual representation of many aspects of each World’s Fair event.

This OSU Trial runs through 3/31/2017

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Access: Victorian Popular Culture

Victorian Popular Culture provides a comprehensive view of American and European popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as some materials dating as early as 1779. A wide variety of topics are explored including Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema. The research experience is enhanced with an Interactive Chronology, A quick-reference glossary with Biographies of key figures and descriptions of key Venues, and a visually striking Images Gallery.

This OSU Trial runs through 3/31/2017

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Access: The First World War

The First World War is a rich resource for learning about the Great War.  Explore a variety of information on personal experiences, propaganda, and the war’s events through such materials as personal narratives, diaries, newspapers, posters, postcards, photographs, printed books, military and government files, ephemera, artwork, personal artifacts and film. Explore Interactive Maps, a multi-faceted Chronology Interface, and an expansive Visual Images Gallery for a rich experience of this complex historical event.

This OSU Trial runs through 3/31/2017

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Access: African American Communities

African American Communities

African American Communities focuses on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious issues. Specific topics covered include racism, discrimination, desegregation, urban renewal and housing, civil rights movements and protests, community integration and artistic expression. Relevant pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth Oral Histories, thematic Image and 360 Object Galleries reveal the African American experience in such places as Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina.

This OSU Trial runs through 3/31/2017

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

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