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Academic Video Online: Premium

Description: Academic Video Online: Premium is Alexander Street's most comprehensive video subscription. Launched in 2013, this expansive resource comprises the full content of streaming video collections and bonus discipline clusters, and grows by 7,000 titles each year. The trial includes access to the individual collections with almost 50,000 titles available, by clicking on “View Your Collections” after logging in.

Trial ends 22 August 2014
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Renmin University of China’ Social Sciences Databases

Description: Renmin University of China Social Sciences Databases is an ultra-large database, consisting of 5 sub-databases. The sub-databases are《复印报刊资料全文数据库》(Digitized Contemporary Newspapers & Journals Full-text Database)、《复印报刊资料专题目录索引数据库》(Digitalized Contemporary Journal Materials’ monographic catalogue index database)、《中文报刊资料索引数据库》(Contemporary Chinese Newspapers & Journals Index Database)、《中文报刊资料摘要数据库》(Contemporary Chinese Contemporary Newspaper & Journals Abstract Database)、《专题研究数据库》(Monographic research databases). The database features diversity of contents, containing the full-text database selected and edited by experts, scholars and academic leaders according to the academic standards, as well as index database concerning the information of various disciplines of humanities and social sciences.

Trial ends 31 July 2014
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Fashion Studies

Alexander Street Press resources in Fashion Studies feature materials on the history of fashion, costume, and clothing, including significant programs and documentaries on designers, fashion shows, textiles, garments, and accessories. Students, teachers, and researchers can explore the evolution of designers, styles, and trends from the 1970s through today while reviewing the changes in the industry and the influence of society evolution.

Trial ends 2 August 2014
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Communication Source

Description: Communication Source features full text for more than 800 titles, including over 600 active full-text titles and 150 full-text titles not found in other EBSCO academic databases. A premier research database for Communication Studies, this comprehensive resource offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources previously not available.

Trial ends 3 August 2014
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Media Education Foundation videos collection

Description: The films in the Media Education Foundation (MEF) Collection encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. With a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture, MEF films are especially well-suited for use in Women's Studies, Sociology, Race Studies,Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology courses.

Trial ends 6 August 2014
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Smithsonian Collections Online: World’s Fairs and Expositions, 1840 – 1940

Description: From their beginning in 1851, World Fairs and Expositions were momentous events within their host cities as well as for the millions of people who travelled from different parts of the globe to attend them. This new digital collection from the archives of the Smithsonian Institute presents all printed and other contemporary materials concerning World Fairs and Expositions between 1840 and 1940 for the first time. In one sense this Collection can be looked upon as a History of Inventions, as it offers detailed documentation and commentary with regard to exhibits at World Fairs and Exposition and as it tracks the progress of technology through this hundred-year period. This Collection also, however, can be researched from cultural and cross-cultural perspectives, given that nations from all corners of the globe were showcasing themselves at these events. The actual materials that have been digitised for this archive include: The Books of Fairs Microfilm (174 Reels), Official Histories of the events; Exhibition Programmes and Catalogues; commemorative accounts, visitors’ guides, descriptive accounts, promotional materials for the events, and more. Fairs and Expositions held in Australia, together with Australian Exhibits at other Fairs and expositions in other parts of the world, feature in this Collection.

Trial ends 29 August 2014
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Smithsonian Collections Online: Trade Literature & Merchandising, 1820 - 1923

Description: This Collection consists of the trade catalogues, sell sheets, printed lists, promotional materials and ephemera produced by companies in several core industries in Manufacturing and Transportation throughout the nineteenth century. It allows a researcher to examine issues such as the development of machinery, changing tastes and styles in furniture and cars, the History of Marketing and Management, and the correlation between progress in technology and national identity. This Collection illustrates the Smithsonian vision for Valuing World Culturesinsofar as Industrialization and the Consumer Revolution were experiences undergone throughout all of the western world, not just America (home to the Smithsonian Institute). This collection highlights the global trade literature experience and will appeal to researchers, students, and scholars in History, Politics & Government Urban Studies, Social Sciences, American Studies, Sociology, Science & Technology, Economics and Business.

Trial ends 29 August 2014
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Database of Modern Chinese Newspapers

Description: Modern Chinese Newspapers Series is an ultra-large database, consisting of 5 sub-databases, includes the contents of Shanghai News (Shun Pao)《上海申报》(1872-1949)、Central Daily News《中央日报》(1928-1949)、The Taiwan MinPao《台湾民报系列》(1920-1932)、Taiwan Daily《台湾日日新报》(1898-1944)、Taiwan JIHO《台湾时报》(1898-1945). It covers Chinese historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents from the late Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China.

Trial ends 31 August 2014
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Librarian Janet, 2 months ago

How do you register for the ePlatform demo? Asks if administrator or individual.  When I click on individual, it offers a dialog box to Recommend ePlatform to someone else. Is the trial supposed to let you download a book?

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