Libraries

Database Trials

The WIU Libraries are currently considering the purchase of new electronic databases. WIU users are encouraged to join librarians in evaluating these databases. Please send any comments or suggestions to Jeff Matlak.


Exact Editions Literature Magazine Collection
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Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
The Literature Magazine Collection provides the full text to over 500 issues of eight English Literature Magazines. The following titles are included: Granta, Literary Review, The London Magazine, Magma Poetry, Mslexia, PN Review, The Poetry Review and Slightly Foxed. Content includes poetry from the most renowned English language poets, reviews, literary essays and commentary.
Duration:
Through October 5, 2017
Exact Editions MUSEUMSETC COLLECTION
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Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
MuseumsEtc is an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh and Boston. Their curated collection of electronic books for museum and gallery professionals shares best practice globally, addressing contemporary issues in a practical, authoritative and innovative way. The trial includes access to 63 titles.
Duration:
Through October 5, 2017
Films On Demand: Master Academic Package
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Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
Films On Demand: Master Academic Package provides access to nearly 27,000 streaming video titles. The content includes documentaries, newsreels, archival films and Broadway plays. A large number of content providers are included: A & E Networks, HBO, the BBC, National Geographic, ABC News, PBS, Scientific American and a wide variety independent producers.
Duration:
Through September 20, 2017.
Films On Demand: World Cinema Collection
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Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
Films On Demand: World Cinema Collection provides streaming videos of 486 films from around the world and in numerous languages. Films are from all eras, including films from Hollywood's golden Era and more recent independently produced films.
Duration:
Through September 20, 2017.
HeinOnline Government Politics Law Collection
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Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
The Government, Politics & Law collection from HeinOnline contains more than 80 million pages of content across 80,000 titles and 195,000 volumes. HeinOnline bridges the gap in history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,300 periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of journals, the database also contains the Congressional Record bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, constitutions for every country in the world, classic books from the 18th & 19th centuries, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register and CFR from inception. The following databases compose this collection. Descriptions can be found at the search interface. Brennan Center for Justice Publications at NYU School of Law Code of Federal Regulations Federal Register Library Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) History of International Law Law Journal Library Legal Classics Religion and the Law U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection U.S. Code U.S. Congressional Documents U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals U.S. Federal Legislative History Library U.S. Presidential Library U.S. Statutes at Large U.S. Supreme Court Library U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library Women and the Law (Peggy) World Constitutions Illustrated
Duration:
through December 31, 2017
University Press Scholarship Online
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Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
University Press Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library which offers quick and easy access to the full text of over 20,000+ academic monographs in 31 subject areas covering the humanities, social sciences, medicine, and law from 25 leading university presses including Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, Cornell University Press, the University of California Press and The University of Illinois Press. UPSO offers an unparalleled research tool, making disparately published scholarship easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single online platform. Research that previously would have required a user to jump between a variety of books and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through the UPSO search engine.
Duration:
Through November 10, 2017