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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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This UK newspaper collection, which is essential to the study of British history and culture in crucial periods, contains over 150,000 pages of printed text, spanning nearly 100 years of history. Rare news media resources are featured including London Gazette, Post Boy, Tatler, and the Original Weekly Journal. Click here to search this database with other primary source databases.
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Apartheid South Africa makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion, and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980.
These previously restricted letters, diplomatic dispatches, reports, trial papers, activists’ biographies, and first-hand accounts of events give unprecedented access to the history of South Africa’s apartheid regime. The files explore the relationship of the international community with South Africa and chart increasing civil unrest against a backdrop of waning colonialism in Africa and mounting world condemnation.



Please send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@utk.edu

Trial runs from September 13, 2017-December 13, 2017.
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Lists jobs in theater, dance, opera, symphonies, universities, arts councils, performing arts centers, etc. Restricted to students in the UT Theatre and Music departments.
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This resource offers detailed access to the contents of the Birkhauser program on building types. All content is written and selected by renowned authors in architectural design.
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Church Missionary Society Periodicals features publications from the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the South American Missionary Society and the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society (CEZMS) between 1804 and 2009. Available in two modules.

Module 1 of Church Missionary Society Periodicals features publications from the Church Missionary Society and the South American Missionary Society between 1804 and 2009. With publications ranging in period, style and focus, this resource aims to offer a global view of missionary activity across three centuries and to facilitate research within a vast range of disciplines.

Module 2 focuses on the publications of CMS medical mission auxiliaries, the work of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society among women in Asia and the Middle East, newsletters from native churches and student missions in China and Japan, and 'home' material including periodicals aimed specifically at women and children subscribers. Articles, often in the form of letters authored by missionaries abroad, are enhanced by detailed illustrations and photographs of their surroundings, the mission community and the people among whom they worked.



Send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@utk.edu


Trial runs from September 13, 2017 - December 13, 2017.
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This database provides the complete CO 5 files from the National Archives in London, England. These records cover the official correspondence between the Board of Trade & Secretaries of State & the British colonies in North America and the Caribbean. To be completed with 5 modules.
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ComDisDome is an indexing and abstracting tool covering the communications disorders literature, with focus on speech-language pathology and audiology. In one convenient location, the database will quickly identify and connect you to reliable information from multiple sources in your field, including journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area.

Trial runs from August 7, 2017 - October 6, 2017.

Please send feedback to Melanie Allen melanie-allen@utk.edu.
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Confidential Print: Africa provides scholars with unprecedented electronic access to the United Kingdom’s Colonial, Dominion, and Foreign Offices’ confidential correspondence relating to Africa between 1834 and 1966. This important new resource will provide researchers with a searchable collection of scores of official documents covering almost the entire period of European conquest and colonization of Africa.


Please send feedback to Anne Bridges abridges@utk.edu

Trial runs from September 13, 2017 - December 13, 2017.
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The Commercial Pattern Archive database, CoPA, provides a unique tool for researchers and designers to recreate or date clothing from 1868 to 2000. There are several collections from the States, Canada and the UK represented in the database which functions like a Union Catalog of pattern collections
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The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) is the largest corpus of English, and the only large and balanced corpus of American English. COCA, along with other corpora, offers unparalleled insight into variation in English. COCA contains more than 520 million words of text and it is equally divided among spoken, fiction, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic texts.

After accessing COCA, patrons must log in with their own (free) individual account to have full access to COCA.
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This collection is designed to help veterinary and veterinary tech students gain a strong foundation in veterinary anatomy, physiology, and behavior while learning basic veterinary procedures and an understanding of the workplace.
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Gale Interactive: Chemistry covers the topic in depth and is aligned to the scope and sequence of introductory college classes, including an interactive periodic table, reactions, and chemical processes. Engaging, interactive models bring science to life, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry, supporting university coursework. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content for further understanding.

Trial runs from August 8, 2017 - November 7, 2017.

Please send feedback to Teresa Berry tberry0@utk.edu
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Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research.
Appropriate for students in 1st and 2nd-year Human Anatomy college courses.
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Trial runs from August 8, 2017 – November 7, 2017

Please send feedback to Melanie Allen melanie-allen@utk.edu
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The Health Policy Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of health policy and related issues offering cover-to-cover content from more than 300 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with health policy and closely aligned topics. This includes complete coverage of more than 250 full-text titles. The database also offers tens of thousands of additional highly relevant articles, selected from thousands of industry publications.

Trial runs from August 9, 2017 – November 7, 2017.

Please send feedback to Melanie Allen melanie-allen@utk.edu.
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The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) was founded in 1982 to support projects relevant to the history of the Aegean world from the Paleolithic to the 8th century B.C. In 2001, the INSTAP Academic Press was started to help publish projects dealing with the subject of Aegean Prehistory. The Press is a scholarly publisher specializing in the publication of the primary source material from archaeological excavations as well as individual studies dealing with material from the prehistoric periods. All publications are in English.
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Literary Print Culture: The Stationers' Company Archive, 1554-2007 showcases a diverse range of material from the archive of the Stationers' Company archive including:
• Constitutional Records
• Court Records
• Membership Records
• Financial Records
• Trade Records
• General Administrative Records
• Charities and Property Records

The Stationers’ Company Archive is one of the most important resources for understanding the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, the establishment of legal requirements for copyright provisions and the history of bookbinding. Explore extremely rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century in this invaluable resource of research material for historians and literary scholars. A vast and unique collection of primary source documents, this collection is widely regarded as one of the most important primary sources for studying the history of the book as well as publishing history, the history of copyright and the workings of an early London Livery Company.

Please send feedback to Chris Caldwell ccaldwell@utk.edu.

Trial runs from September 13, 2017 – December 13, 2017.
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Nano provides indexed and structured information on nanomaterials and nanodevices. Access easily searchable nanoscience data, synthesis methods and literature. Combines the key features of a database and an Abstracting & Indexing tool.

Trial ends September 30, 2017.

Please send feedback to Jeanine Wiliamsonjwilliamson@utk.edu.
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Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.

Replaces LexisNexis Academic.
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Orbis is a global dataset for public and private company information. It allows researchers to access financials, ownership structures, patents, board members, and more in one standardized resource.

Trial runs from September 6, 2017 – October 7, 2017.

Please send feedback to Judy Li judyli@utk.edu.
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Search all biomedicine preprint servers using search.biopreprint.



How search.biopreprint works:search.bioPrint
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This database covers a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 battle casualties and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves. It combines continuous runs of regional newspapers, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. Composed of primary source documents that encompass the buildup to and evolution of the war. ProQuest Civil War Era focuses on the entire era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War--enabling researchers to investigate not just the battles, but also the rising tensions that led the country to war.

Access provided by the Tennessee State Library Archive.
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R2 Digital Library has ebooks, videos and downloadable images primarily for nursing, medicine, and allied health.
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A bibliographic research database covering topics on the social, political and economic relations between race and ethnicity. Contains bibliographic records covering areas relating to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of relevance to the discipline.
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Public debates surrounding immigration policy, climate change, international relations, and constitutional and human rights are currently at the forefront of our national discourse. Critical reasoning, supported through academic research, is needed.

As a result, De Gruyter, along with our partner presses, is making freely available books and journal articles across nine topical areas for all students and faculty. Broadening access to this scholarship enables more people to address these issues in an informed manner: it helps us combat false news sources, to consider the nature of truth and ethics, and to understand the struggles of all members of society.

Topical categories: Constitutional History -- Dissent, Truth and Ethics -- Environmental Studies -- Gender Studies -- Geo-Politics --Human Rights -- Immigration & Urbanism -- Islamic Studies -- Leadership.



Trial runs from July 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.


Please send feedback to Molly Royse mroyse@utk.edu.
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Developed in partnership with leading academics and practitioners, the SAGE Video Collection in Business & Management has over 140 hours of curated content. Designed to support teaching, learning and research, the collection caters to different learning styles with exclusive, customizable video content that brings the highest levels of academic credibility, a wide diversity of teaching perspectives and an international representation to a visual format. The collection includes:
- tutorials
- documentaries
- research by leading experts
- practitioner perspectives across the entire discipline.


Send feedback to Judy Li


Trial runs from September 14, 2017 - December 14, 2017.
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SAGE Business Cases brings business to life—inspiring students, researchers, and practitioners to develop their own best practices and reach for professional success. This collection brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships, to meet the needs of business faculty and students internationally.


Please send feedback to Judy Li


Trial runs from September 14, 2017 - December 14, 2017.
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SAGE Business Researcher delivers in-depth, curriculum-oriented issues to launch student inquiry into vital issues in business, management, and economics. Written with immediacy and the rigor of the best explanatory journalism, each report provides deep, balanced, and authoritative coverage on the selected topic and key research, and points students to reliable resources for further inquiry.


Send feedback to Judy Li



Trial runs from September 14, 2017 – December 14, 2017.
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The most comprehensive of all Latin dictionaries, TLL ranges from the earliest texts (~600 BCE) to the 7th century CE, and represents all stages of the Latin language from the archaic to early mediaeval period.
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A small collection of Thieme e-books containing images, videos, and cases in audiology and speech language pathology.
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Our nation, in numbers. Federal, state, and local data from over 70 government sources.
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This database makes available 54,000+ video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. In addition to the Holocaust, oral testimonies are included from the Armenian genocide, 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, etc.

Information for first time users:
- Although, it works best on Internet Explorer, VHA is compatible with the Firefox browser on a PC and with the Safari browser on a Mac; however, you will need to install some extra software for Firefox and Mac compatibility. Please see Systems Requirements on the Login screen.
- First time users must register to create a Username and Password. You will use this Username and Password each time you login. For more information on how to search on this database, click the “User Guide” under the Help tab at top of page.
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Zephyr is the most comprehensive database of M&A, IPO, private equity, and venture capital deals. Not only are researchers able to track large public deals they are able to track private to private and cross border deals as well.

Please send feedback to Judy Lijudyli@utk.edu.

Trials runs from September 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017.
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