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New / Trial Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
New
Pamphlets, images, and monographs, from the mid-16th to early 20th centuries.
New
Declassified government documents covering the espionage activities of the U.S. intelligence community during the Cold War.
New
Over 5,000 primary documents covering British history from 500-1914. The documents are indexed and full-text searchable.
New
Documents from the British Foreign Office for the history of the Middle East during the 1970s and early 1980s.
New
British newspaper.
New
Original manuscript material, comprising diaries, letters, maps, sketches, and official and private papers from the National Library of Scotland.
New
English-language Japanese newspaper.
Trial
Interactive language learning. Includes over 70 modern and ancient languages.
Available through Friday, April 7, 2017. Send feedback to pgstreby@umflint.edu.
New
Digitized version of the Detroit Free Press, 1831-1999.
New
Celebrated British magazine of humor and satire. This resource provides insight into the politics, culture, and society of the 19th and 20th centuries.
New
Linguistic maps detailing the distribution of languages, dialects, words, and grammatical features.
New
Covers U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Middle East.
New
Allows users to find, visualize, and compare data on Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Presidency.
New
Chinese-language texts. (Currently requires a login even on campus.)

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Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy
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