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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
From February 15 through March 1, we have trial access to all subject sets in the Cabells Whitelist of scholarly journals, a database with "complete contact and publication information, multiple quality metrics, submission experience data, and peer review indicators for over 11,000 verified journals across 18 academic disciplines."

If you're a scholar evaluating what journals are best for publication in your field, you can use Cabells advanced search to select journals within specified disciplines by criteria such as type of peer review, acceptance rate, time to publication, and type of open access.

This trial gives us access to Cabells content for such fields as

• Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Education Management/Administration, Special Education,
• Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Agronomy and Crop Science, Anatomy, Animal Science and Zoology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Insect Science, Plant Science, Soil Science, Environmental Science,
• Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric Science, Physics and Astronomy, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
• Theoretical Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Database Structures and Systems, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Probability,
• Nursing Research & Theory, Practical Nursing, Pharmacology, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Education, Nursing Administration & Leadership,
• Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Family Counseling & Therapy, Psychopathology,
• and many, many more.

We'll have this trial until March 1, so please take a look as soon as you can and let us know what you think. Your feedback is essential for determining its value.
A data set comprised of more than 200 years of annual political, legislative, and economic data from 1815 onward for over 200 countries. Over two million data points, from 196 variables, in easy to use Excel format.
Fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database with ongoing comprehensive coverage of U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 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 federal case law.

From February 9 to March 9, 2018, this also includes trial access to the Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.
From Jan 23 to March 1, we have a trial of Mometrix eLibrary, which offers study guides for such tests as the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TExES ACT, SAT, CLEP, GED, STAAR, and many dozens more in 16 categories such as Nursing, Graduate & Professional, Career, Personal Fitness, Business, and more.

We'll have trial access to this until just February 22, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.

Subscription database for discovering the right songs for auditions, juries, voice lessons, coachings, competitions, and cabaret appearances. With a convenient interface to search by voice type, character age, tempo, voice range, time signature, ease for accompanist, keywords and tags for things such as mood and theme, date, and other descriptive characteristics, it lets users custom-tailor searches with up to 20 different parameters and over 100 descriptive tags to find any of 11,000 titles spanning 150 years of shows.

This database is rich in tools and features for discovering and selecting songs. For copyright reasons, it does not include the sheet music or lyrics of those songs. For the music and lyrics of selected songs, we have approximately 100 musical theatre scores in our catalog in the West Texas A&M University Musical Theatre Collection. Other scores are available through interlibrary loan or may be added to our collection at faculty request.
15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.
In order to have unlimited access to New York Times content at, use this link to create a personal account at no cost to you.
Search for and click the listing for "West Texas A & M University" and then click Create Account and complete the registration fields.
Once registered, patrons will have 364 days of full account access, after which they must re-register their email address
Includes searchable full text of the following newspapers:

The New York Times—1851-2013
Wall Street Journal—1889-2000
Washington Post—1877-2000
Los Angeles Times—1881-1993
The Chicago Tribune—1849-1993
RILM offers "nearly a million bibliographic records" covering musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, instruments, pedagogy, performance, and more, with "in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and detailed abstract texts." This enhanced version includes more than 200 journals, 90 of which are not available online anywhere else.