Database Trial: CQ Voting and Elections Collection

19 12 2017

Description (from the vendor)

Find top-quality reference narratives and documents on elections, parties, voter behavior, and campaigns. Extract election results by meaningful characteristics: candidate, office, locality, and race type over time. Access U.S. election results across states with great historical depth and accuracy.

Trial Ends

January 19, 2018

Access

On and off campus

Feedback

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Database Trial: Political Handbook of the World

19 12 2017

Description (from the vendor)

Political Handbook of the World provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country’s government and political party system. …[F]eatures country profiles that include:

  • Key facts: Political status, area, population, major urban centers, official language, monetary unit, heads of government, heads of state, ambassadors, and U.S. and U.N. representation.
  • Government and political history: Historical trends, regime changes, constitutional history, and regional and global policy issues of concern.
  • Current Issues: Headline-making events, trends, controversies, and challenges.
  • Political parties and organizations: Leading and minor parties, quasi-partisan and extra-systemic organizations, alliances, party histories, ideology, and leadership.
  • Legislatures and cabinets: Recent national election results, legislative leaders, cabinet ministers.
  • Communications: Names, circulation, and political affiliation of major national media; news agencies; television coverage and Internet usage.

Trial Ends

January 19, 2018

Access

On and off campus

Feedback

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New Trials to Many Different EBSCOhost Databases

27 10 2017

CUNY is looking at a large number of database trials from EBSCOhost. The trial runs through November 20. Access to them is grouped into three different links on the Trials tab on the library website:

  • Historical Digital Archives, which includes:
    • Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection
    • Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index
    • American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection
  • Magazine Archives, which include individual databases for backfile collections from:
    • Architectural Digest
    • Bloomberg Businessweek
    • Forbes, Fortune
    • Life Magazine
    • People
    • Sports Illustrated
    • Time
  • Ultimates Databases, which includes Sociology Source Ultimate and expanded “Ultimate” versions of databases we already have:
    • Academic Search Complete
    • Applied Science & Technology Source
    • Business Source Complete
    • Humanities Source Complete

Access to these databases is available from on and off campus using the links on the Trials tab of the A-Z databases page. There is a required user name and password that will work for all three sets of databases; those login credentials will be shared in an email to library staff.





Database Trials for Four McGraw-Hill Databases

24 10 2017

Descriptions

Four different databases that feature reference books; some also feature videos, tables, charts, etc.

  • AccessBiomedical Science
  • AccessEngineering
  • AccessScience
  • McGraw-Hill Education eBook Library

Trial Ends

November 30, 2017

Access

On and off campus

Feedback

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Database Trial: Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

3 10 2017

Description (from the vendor)

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research. It is a comprehensive bibliographic and full-text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as full text for more than 120 journals, and 100 books. In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.

Trial Ends

October 29, 2017

Access

On and off campus

Feedback

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Database Trial: UN iLibrary

12 04 2017

Description (from the vendor)

The United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.

More info (pdf)

 

Trial ends

12 June 2017

Access

On and off campus.

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Database Trial: HeinOnline Government, Politics and Law for Academics

5 04 2017

Description (from the vendor)

Coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,400 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase.

More info (pdf)

Trial ends

30 September 2017

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On and off campus.

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Database Trial: Film Platform

3 02 2017

Description

Very large collection of documentary films available for online streaming.

Trial ends

3 March 2017

Access

On and off campus.

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Trial to ForeignPolicy.com

18 05 2016

Description

Contains full text of articles in Foreign Policy as well as original, web-only content.

Trial ends

14 June 2016

Access

On campus only.

Feedback

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Database Trial: Historical Statistical Abstracts of the US (ProQuest Statistical Insight)

15 04 2016

Database description (from the vendor)

Built to find and retrieve statistical content, ProQuest Statistical Insight spans more than 600,000 published tables a year on thousands of different topics. It provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.

Trial ends

11 May 2016

Access

On and off campus access.

Feedback

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