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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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Collection of databases in history, government, geography, and culture.
Available through Friday, November 30, 2018. Send feedback to pgstreby@umflint.edu.
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Scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with thousands of peer-reviewed journals. monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
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Full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies
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Population, housing and economic census data from ongoing surveys including American Community Survey.
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Research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines, from academic journals and trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings.
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The largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, architecture and architectural design. Strong international coverage, art journals, magazines and books, detailed indexing and abstracts, and thousands of images.
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Articles on noteworthy individuals from antiquity to the present. Searchable by various criteria.
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Provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. With these summaries, professionals and students can keep up with the latest information in the business world and learn more effectively.
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Comprehensive guide to English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. The collection contains over 730 Caribbean focused scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books.
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Full text coverage for scholarly journals published in Central and Eastern European countries. This multidisciplinary, multilingual database offers full text.
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Scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
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Provides articles from thousands of journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Covers early childhood through higher education, including specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
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Provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles.
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Consumer health information on topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.
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Scholarly full text journals in many medical disciplines. Also covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
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Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.
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Valuable full-text database covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It provides full text, indexing and abstracts for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities
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Collection of primary source documents, images, and narratives detailing the impact of the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 on 50 cities.
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A multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It is one of the only full-text databases that focuses exclusively on Jewish studies.
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Legal self-help and reference books. Includes downloadable forms for all 50 states.
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Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for hundreds of popular and high school magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and over 500,000 photos and maps & flags.
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Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides thousands of general reference publications, reference books, and primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 500,000 photos, maps & flags. Updated daily.
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Over 800 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles, and more than 850,000 television and radio news transcripts.
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Hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content.
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Resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
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Full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students learn about a variety of topics, like endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.
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Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.
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Combined access to Chemical Abstracts CAPlus, Registry, CASREACT, CHEMLIST, CHEMCAT databases, and Medline. See More info for important login information.
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Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans
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Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, this full-text resource offers scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs

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