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:

The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922

This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years. Long awaited in fully searchable form, The American Slavery Collection addresses every facet of American slavery—one of the most important and controversial topics in U.S. history. These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera; among them are a large number of invaluable Southern imprints.

Expires May 10, 2014

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The PBS Video Collection

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface.The diverse subject matter of the included films makes this an important collection for the study of history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.

Expires May 24, 2014

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Plunkett Research Online

Industry trends, market research and trends organized in 32 industry research centers. Find statistics, industry data, company contacts, organizations, market trends and more. Also, see the new research center for job seekers.


  • Username: orbis
  • Password: trial


Expires April 30, 2014

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Index of Hebrew Periodicals

The Index to Hebrew Periodicals (IHP) is a multi-disciplinary bibliographic indexing project covering articles from Hebrew periodicals, collections, and some monographs. With an interface in Hebrew and English, IHP delivers content from 1977 in Hebrew, English, and other languages.

The database currently contains over 850,000 items, including:

  • The Index to Hebrew Periodicals – IHP
  • The Eretz Israel Database - EID
  • The Tel-Hai Index to Hebrew Newspapers –THIHN
  • Bar-Ilan Indexing Project – BIIP
  • The IHP thesaurus


Expires May 4, 2014

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