Trial Databases

Trial Databases

The UO Library has trial access to the databases listed below. As part of the evaluation process, we would like to receive comments from library patrons about the usefulness of these databases. Comments can be submitted in the box at the bottom of the page. When you select the link for the database, the database will open in a new window, allowing you to easily return to this window to submit comments.

To access these trial databases from off-campus, you must log into the UO VPN Client software

Below are the trial databases currently available, listed in alphabetical order:


CQ Almanac

Authoritative analysis on the major legislation and actions of congress for each year since 1945. Unique data on the voting patterns of Congress members provide insight into the legislative process and history of the institution. Users can follow the history of a policy issue with the Policy Tracker tool which links reports on the same issue for almost 70 years.

Expires December 15, 2014

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CQ Congress Collection

A data-rich research and reference tool that provides historical analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, interest groups, and their interactions in crafting public policy.

Expires December 15, 2014

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CQ Voting and Elections

A database of elections data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical materials to help researchers investigate and understand voting and elections in America from 1789-present.

Expires December 15, 2014

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Dictionary of American Regional English

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)—representing the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco—has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will greatly benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.

Expires January 08, 2015

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Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III, Indigenous Voic

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III complements the preceding volumes by expanding the geographic coverage of the series into Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as offering indigenous perspectives and voices historically left out of traditional anthropological study. The role of the traditional ethnographer is changing and Volume III is the only academic collection in the world to offer a comprehensive resource of documentaries, feature films, and shorts made by (and often for) indigenous people who allow us inside their world view, interpret their history, and analyze their culture.

Expires January 03, 2015

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GeoScienceWorld

A comprehensive Internet resource for research across the geosciences, built on a database of peer-reviewed journals and integrated with GeoRef.

Expires December 31, 2014

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Japan Times Archives (1897-2013)

For the first time ever, the archives of The Japan Times have been made available in digital format. The digital archives, are searchable and include every issue of The Japan Times published between March 1897 and 2010.

Expires January 09, 2014

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Kikuzo II Visual

Contains over 5.8 million full-text articles from: 1) The Asahi Shinbun newspaper (1879-present); 2) AERA weekly magazine (May 1988-present); 3) Shukan Asahi weekly magazine (news section only). Also includes the Historical Photo Archive, which offers approximately 10,000 historical photographs of the period between the 1930s and 1945 which is accessible within Kikuzo II Visual. The Archive contains photographs taken in Asia (Manchuria, Vietnam, Pacific Ocean Islands, etc.) and Europe (Germany, England, etc.) from the 1930s and throughout the Second World War period.

Expires December 31, 2014

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ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion is a new cloud-based information literacy solution for student researchers and educators. Aligned both to ACRL Information Literacy and Common Core English Language Arts standards, Research Companion provides a framework and foundation for information literacy instruction. It easily guides students through the research process and helps them develop their critical thinking and information literacy skills.

Expires December 15, 2014

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RIPM Online Archive

Founded in 1980, the Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals/Répertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM) is one of four international cooperative bibliographic undertakings in music, alongside Le Répertoire international des sources musicales (RISM), Le Répertoire international de littérature musicale (RILM), and Le Répertoire international d’iconographie musicale (RIdIM).

Expires June 30, 2015

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Yomidas Rekishikan

Yomidas Rekishikan is an archive service of 12 million items from every issue of The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper since its first issue in 1874. The archive is divided into sections: the Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras section contains high-quality scans of the articles as they appeared in the original print editions during these periods. The Heisei Era section presents articles in a convenient text view, as well as a clipping view of the original article. The Japan News section catalogues articles which have appeared in our English publication. The Contemporary Who’s Who allows searching by individuals to retrieve their biographical data as well as articles which pertain to them. And finally, the Regional Sections feature allows searching of stories which appeared in our various regional editions.

Expires January 05, 2015

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Created by pjt on Jul 16, 2012 Last updated Dec 11, 2014