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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Provides biographical details on thousands of modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Includes current writers as well as the most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century and authors from around the world. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The Library has access to: volume 206 (2003)-v.301 (2011).

Access provided by Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Includes the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. Profile sketches are entirely revised and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. Each volume contains approximately 250 writers.

Access provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).

The Library has access to: volume 114 (2003)-v. 209 (2011).
The Electronic Capito Project provides access to the text of letters from and to Wolfgang Faber Capito (c. 1478-1541) which are either unpublished or were published before 1850.
Paleography is the history and study of handwriting. Old scripts can be very beautiful, but sometimes difficult to read. This site presents over 100 carefully selected French manuscripts written between 1300 and 1700, with tools for deciphering them and learning about their social, cultural, and institutional settings.

Note: The "Transcribe" feature on this site is best used in Google Chrome. To practice the transcribe feature you will need to create an account.
GEMMS is a group-sourced online bibliographic database of early modern (1530-1715) manuscript sermons from the UK, Ireland and North America.
Trial runs November 1, 2020 - January 29, 2020.

The Jazz Discography gives you accurate, detailed information on over 420,000 jazz recording sessions in all genres from 1896 to today.

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This site includes two fully-searchable databases containing information from approximately 170 prompt-books for productions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. These productions range from the seventeenth century to the 1980s.
Trial runs from October 2, 2020 - May 31, 2021.

A new version of the primary database for searching the chemical literature. You must register for an account using your utk.edu or utsi.edu email. Visit our SciFinder guide for search tips.
Visible Body
A comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body. Includes: 3D models of anatomical structures and systems, physiology animations, pathology visualizations, illustrations, cadaver images paired with CTI or MRI scans, definitions, pronunciations, learning presentations that use this visual content, and more.

We are subscribing to three of the four products:
Anatomy & Physiology https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/46507538

Human Anatomy Atlas https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/46507102

Muscle Premium https://libguides.utk.edu/databases/46507445

Chrome is the preferred browser but also available on the Edge and Firefox browsers.

Note: the first time you launch, it may take a few minutes to load the products. From the landing page, the icon for the product you are searching will be the active link. After clicking on the icon for the desired product, you need to then click the launch link.

For system requirements see FAQ.
Trial runs August 20, 2020 - December 10, 2020.

Visible Body's Skeleton Premium module provides 'deep dive' into the skeletal system, including hundreds of interactive 3D models, bony landmarks, and animations/illustrations of cross-system anatomy and common pathologies. Available on both computer and mobile devices.

To set up mobile app:
1. Go to the database. Select "Information about mobile access" to the right.
2. Follow the provided instructions for off campus.

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