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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:

Accessible Archives

Accessible Archives, Inc. was founded in 1990 with the goal of utilizing computer technology to make available vast quantities of archived historical information, previously furnished only in microformat, hard copy form or as images only. In pursuit of this vision, primary source material has been selected to reflect a broad view of the times, and has bee n assembled into databases with a strict attention to detail allowing access to specific inf ormation with pinpoint accuracy. Our online full-text search capability and digital imagin g permits the user to search and manipulate this information in ways never before possible.

Access expires: 11/14/2018

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Germanistik Online Datenbank

Germanistik is the central international journal on the study of German Language and Literature, including peripheral fields. Now, Germanistik is also available as an accumulated online database. Thus, 50 years of German philology - the history of the discipline both systematized and critically reviewed in more than 60,000 abstracts - are available online and fully searchable.

Altogether, approximately 350,000 monographic studies, collected volumes and journals from the areas of literature, theatre studies, media studies, cultural history and linguistics are made accessible bibliographically.

The online edition provides extensive indexing and factual coverage for every entry to quickly supply users with information on the content of the respective book or article. The database provides a category-specific and detailed search providing differentiated and convenient access to authors, editors, article and review writers, titles, reviews and publication years. From its 20th year (1979) onward, Germanistik also provides keywords. All relevant data is cross-linked.

The database will be continually expanded to include all new annual volumes containing about 8,000 new entries each.

Access expires: 11/30/2018

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We have full access to journals and the ‘America bundle’ of ebooks.

OpenEdition brings together four platforms dedicated to electronic resources and academic information in the humanities and social sciences.

OpenEdition Books is a web platform for books in the humanities and social sciences. More than half of them are available in Open Access.

Access expires: 02/08/2019

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Political Science Complete

Designed specifically for students, researchers and government institutions, this full-text database covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

Access expires: 12/31/2018

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

These historical newspapers provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Subjects Covered: History, News, Genealogy, Homework Help, Historical Newspapers

Access expires: 11/18/2018

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