Springtime often finds the library setting up database trials — free, limited-time opportunities to try out academic search engines and collections.
We’ve got a few trials in the works. The first two are now live and consist of historical newspaper collections.
Proquest Historical Newspapers provides the full-text (original page images) of major world newspapers from their beginnings until a few years ago. Included in our trial are:
- The New York Times (1851-2009);
- The Globe and Mail (1844-2009);
- The Guardian (1821-2003);
- The Observer (1791-2003);
- The Irish Times (1859-2011);
- The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958); and
- The Scotsman (1817-1950).
Gale NewsVault contains the full text of a number of 17th-19th century British and U.S. newspapers and magazines. This trial lasts only a week, so if you’re interested, try it now!
Yet to come: a trial of a major ebook collection that might give ebrary a run for its money — watch this space for updates.
You can always access all of our current trials by visiting the library homepage and clicking Database Trials (under ‘Conduct Research’).