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Factiva

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Dow Jones's Factiva.com is a premier business and general reference resource with a broad collection of sources that reach across disciplines from business and current events to communications and technology, politics, foreign policy, and more. Factiva.com combines more than 28,000 sources to give users access to premium content from 159 countries in 22 languages. This broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on every business issue. Factiva.com gives users the power to monitor current news, track industry developments and global market activity, and research a global company.

Trial Ends: 10/17/2018.

Questions about Factiva? Contact Jonathan Torres, librarian for Business.

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Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

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Covering not only North America, Frontier Life includes primary source documents related to exploration and cultural encounters between Europeans and indigenous peoples in Africa, South America, and Australia and New Zealand. Includes mainly 18th and 19th century materials drawn from libraries and museums around the globe. Covers themes such as land and property rights, industry and technology, women's history, agriculture, and the natural world.

Trial Ends: 10/15/2018.

Questions about Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters? Contact Joshua Youngblood, librarian for History.

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Colonial America, modules I - IV

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When complete, Colonial America will make available all 1,450 volumes of the Colonial Office (CO 5) series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies, making it a uniquely rich resource for all historians of the period. Includes topics such as American Indians, the American Revolution, trade and taxation, and diplomatic relations with the Dutch, French, and Spanish governments and colonies.

Trial Ends: 11/12/2018.

Questions about Colonial America, modules I - IV? Contact Martha Anderson, librarian for World Languages and Literatures.

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World's Fairs

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Through official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts, this resource covers world expositions from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos. Includes interactive site plans and detailed histories of each fair.

Trial Ends: 11/30/2018.

Questions about World's Fairs? Contact Joshua Youngblood, librarian for History.

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Global Commodities

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Brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. Includes commodities such as

  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Cotton
  • Fur
  • Opium
  • Oil
  • Porcelain
  • Silver and Gold
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Timber
  • Tobacco
  • Wheat
Global Commodities addresses thematic areas such as health and welfare, advertising, politics and empire, transportation, and exploration and empire.

Trial Ends: 11/30/2018.

Questions about Global Commodities? Contact Joshua Youngblood, librarian for History.

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CLCD: Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

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A comprehensive guide to pre K - 12 books and other media. Search by criteria such as lexile measure of scholastic reading level, grade or age, fiction or nonfiction, and other measures. The Local Collections Services (LCS) module allows enriched searching and analysis of the UofA Children's Collection.

Trial Ends: 11/10/2018.

Questions about CLCD: Children's Literature Comprehensive Database? Contact Laura Cameron, librarian for Education.

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State Papers Online, 1509-1714

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Offers digitized versions of British documents, together with the various calendars, or detailed abstracts, of those documents. This segment offers papers of the Secretaries of State and other offices from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne, and covers international relations through diplomatic correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators.

Trial Ends: 10/5/2018.

Questions about State Papers Online, 1509-1714? Contact Joshua Youngblood, librarian for History.

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Colonial State Papers

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Colonial State Papers integrates two important research tools as one service:

  • Collection CO 1 from The National Archives, full name: Privy Council and related bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers.
    Contains thousands of papers that were presented to the Privy Council and the Board of Trade between 1574-1757, and which relate to England's governance of, and activities in, the American, Canadian and West Indian colonies.
  • The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739
    An essential bibliographic tool providing over 40,000 descriptive records. The Calendar covers not only CO 1, but also documents from many other collections relating to the colonial past.
Bringing them together in this way combines the searchable metadata of the Calendar with the full-colour digital reproductions of the original CO 1 documents.

Trial Ends: 10/21/2018.

Questions about Colonial State Papers? Contact Joshua Youngblood, librarian for History.

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Ergonomics Abstracts

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Indexes journal articles, books chapters and conference proceedings in the areas of ergonomics and human factors. Covers fields such as physiology, psychology, biomechanics, and occupational health.

Trial Ends: 9/15/2018.

Questions about Ergonomics Abstracts? Contact Laura Cameron, librarian for Education.

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