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 Press 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 October 29, 2014

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CQ Press Congress Collection

Congress Collection provides historical analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, interest groups, and their interactions in crafting public policy.

Expires October 29, 2014

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CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection

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 October 29, 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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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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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels. Here are the works of artists both celebrated and overlooked, alongside interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.

Expires December 01, 2014

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Created by pjt on Jul 16, 2012 Last updated Oct 24, 2014