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New / Trial Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world
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Primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Includes newspapers, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, and posters.
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Searchable, full-text grammars from diverse language groups, enabling cross-linguistic queries.
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Content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
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This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s.
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Collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.
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Online archive of the UK newspaper The Independent from its inception to 2012.
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Archive of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, periodicals and photographs on native North Americans.
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Complete archive of American newspaper published in Paris.
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Reports from over 300 active think tanks, research organizations, and advocacy groups.
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Online data and mapping tool for the United States.
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Illustrated primary source documents portraying commercial tastes, consumer trends, domestic consumerism, and life and leisure in America, 1850-1950.
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Comprehensive database of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty, covering 1793-1912.
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Full text of hundreds of contemporary newspapers from across the U.S. including the Detroit Free Press and Detroit Free Press.

Proxy string

If you are denied access to an online resource provided by the Thompson Library, it might be because there is no proxy string in the URL. You can attach the following (including the equals sign) to the front of the URL and try again:

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=

Example:

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3162256   (not accessible off campus)

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3162256   (accessible off campus)

If you still cannot gain access, please contact a librarian. It's helpful if you have the the error or denial-of-access page in front of you when you contact us.

DOI: If you have a DOI (digital object identifier) for an article, but not a complete URL, add this to the beginning of the DOI:

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/

Example:

10.2307/3162256 (DOI without a URL)

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3162256 (working URL)

You can also visit the DOI link resolver at http://dx.doi.org/ and enter the DOI to get a working URL. You will still need to add the proxy string if you're off campus.

EZProxy Bookmarklet

The EZProxy bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the Thompson Library’s EZProxy server. If the page you are visiting is one that the library has a subscription for, and you're presently off-campus, then you should get you immediate access to the resource once you've logged in with your uniqname and LAN password.

How Do You Add It?

There's a different method for different browsers:

Firefox: Right-click on the following link, then select the "Bookmark This Link" option:
Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy
Internet Explorer: Right-click on this link
Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy
Select the "Add to Favorites..." option. You may be warned that you are adding a link which may be unsafe. While some links like this may be unsafe, we believe this one is safe. You can click whichever option is required to continue.
Safari and Google Chrome: Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar:
Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy

Once you've added this bookmark to your web browser, selecting it will attempt to reload your current page through the Thompson Library's EZProxy. If it's a resource that your UM-Flint affiliation gets you access, you'll pass through a login screen and be granted access to it. Otherwise, you'll get the same page you started with.

Please let us know how well the EZProxy bookmarklet works.

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