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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:

JSTOR Security Studies

JSTOR Security Studies is a digital repository of scholarly resources focusing on violence and conflict in international relations. This is a collection of aggregated content incorporating journals, defense newsletters and magazines in addition to think tank “grey literature” and ebooks. Additional content types going forward could also include government documents, a real time news feed, datasets, aggregated blogging content and videos. We are striving to make this a truly global product with perspectives on security related issues represented from all regions of the world. Although English is the predominant language of publication within the collection, other languages will be featured as well including French, German, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.

The collection will feature content that is both robust and unique. A wide assortment of disparate resources will be organized in a way that makes sense and bundled onto a single platform providing for many if not most of the user’s research needs under one roof. Content will be curated, tagged and updated on a regular basis.

The product will also feature a superior search tool based on faceted browsing and working in tandem with a discipline-specific thesaurus to facilitate content discoverability. Users will be able to search by either content type or topic.

Submit comment about this database here.

Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive

Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the popular sports magazine dating from its very first issue in August, 1954 through December, 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.

Published by Time Inc., the magazine has aimed to chronicle the weekly events in the world of sports. Each issue originally focused on more upper-class sporting activities such as polo and boating, but in the 1960s the magazine expanded its focus to include the increasingly popular professional sports of baseball, football, and, eventually, basketball.

Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture.

Access expires: 04/16/2018

Submit comment about this database here.



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