[Post by Heather Murphy]
In 2019, the University Library secured trial access to the ProQuest “Access and Build Program” giving faculty, staff, and students at Illinois the ability to search 115 electronic resources. Over the years, the Library supported this evidence-based acquisition program, ProQuest added new databases, and the Library used accumulated credits to purchase those that demonstrated the most use. These multidisciplinary resources spanned the humanities, music and the arts, the social sciences, and some scientific disciplines, and each resource available through the ProQuest Access and Build program was marked in the Library’s catalog as being available on a trial basis. Continue reading “Trial Access to ProQuest’s Electronic Resources Concluding August 2022” →
For the next three years, the Library will provide full access to all of ProQuest’s primary source collections and titles, including some really major collections such as Early European Books Online, newspapers to which we haven’t previously had access (eg, the Jerusalem Post), more installments of British Periodicals, several Civil War-related collections, and ALL of Proquest’s primary source materials digitized from microfilm in their “History Vault,” including labor history collections, Confidential State Department files, INS records, Margaret Sanger’s papers, and much, much more. Please see the complete list at https://www.library.illinois.edu/hpnl/history/proquest-trials/ –there are collections of interest to most fields of history, as well as the arts and humanities more broadly, the social sciences, and some scientific disciplines. In addition to manuscript and printed materials of all sorts, there are streaming videos and recorded sound collections.
Continue reading “Access to 115 digitized primary source collections from ProQuest” →
Now through the end of the semester, we have a trial subscription to the Philosophy Documentation Center E-Collection.
Please send feedback to Celestina Savonius-Wroth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently running a trial to the post-1922 issues of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (we currently own 1874-1922). Trial covers the years 1923-2003.
Index Religiosus (International Bibliography of Theology, Church History, & Religious Studies) is now on trial through February 20, 2017.
Continue reading “Trial: Index Religiosus” →
TRIAL OVER. Now through December 3rd, we have a trial to Ancestry.com Library Edition.
Thousands of documentaries–both feature length films and television programs–about history, religion, philosophy, and many other subjects. The collection also includes entertainment films and television series. To find history documentaries, browse under Subjects > Social Sciences.
Online access to 11 previously-microfilmed archival collections, from the NAACP’s “Special Subject Files” series. Covers the years 1912 to 1972. More information.
Online access to 24 previously-microfilmed archival collections. The Branch Files are selected from the archives of the NAACP’s regional branch offices, and cover the years 1913 to 1972. The Youth Files were selected from the NAACP’s Youth Department, and cover the years 1919 to 1965. More information.
For the first time ever, the Library is able to provide access to all articles, images, videos, audio files, blogs, and user-generated content from the New York Times website (NYTimes.com). Explore 19 sections, 35 blogs, 15 video channels, full-color facsimiles of today’s front page from every New York Times print edition (New York, National, Europe, and Asia), as well as a host of additional content, most of which was was previously unavailable through the Library’s subscription. Users must first register from a campus computer, using a valid @illinois.edu email address. If you’re on campus now, click here to claim your free Pass, or Contact us if you have any questions. The video to the left demos some of the features of this new resource, and provides step-by-step instructions for claiming a Pass.