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Scientific Style and Format

We have trial access to Scientific Style and Format, a valuable reference guide from the Council of Science Editors until July 31, 2015. It should be a helpful tool for anyone writing scientific papers.

This eighth edition "has been fully reflect today’s best practices in scientific publishing," and the online edition is fully searchable and browseable to easily find the information authors, editors, students, and faculty need about general style conventions, special scientific conventions, or citation and references.

The best way to browse from main parts to specific chapters and down to detailed sections is from the table of contents on the Welcome page, whereas the introduction to and overview of the the whole thing is on the Home page.

We'll have access to this until the end of July, and we very much appreciate any feedback any faculty or students can offer us.


Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876

From March 5 until April 5, 2015, we have trial access to Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876, the largest collection of fully searchable 18th- and 19th-century Caribbean newspapers, with more than 140 titles from 22 islands, providing valuable primary sources for research on colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and related topics.

We have trial access until April 5, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.



From February 26 to March 31, 2015, we have trial access to, a statistics portal integrating data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, it provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest.

We have trial access until March 31, 2015, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.


American Antiquarian Society Collections

From March 5th through May 4th, we have trial access to two of EBSCO's subject-specific collections from the American Antiquarian Society, Periodicals of the British Empire and its Colonies, 1702-1879 and Periodicals of the American West, 1779-1881.

The former presents full text "literature of the British Empire, specifically focusing on colonial North America. Many of the periodicals were printed in Europe, Canada or appear as publications reissued in America. A few titles come from Asia." The collection "provide scholars with a unique insight into the colonies' complex relationship with European home countries as they developed their own identity in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."

The latter "draws from the publications that created the literary and cultural traditions of the Young America and Manifest Destiny movements" and "provides scholars with a unique snapshot into the ideas that fueled America's westward expansion."

This trial will be active until May 4th, so please explore these intriguing troves of historical primary sources, and let us know what you think.



From February 11 until May 8, 2015, we have trial access to the online version of Science, the prestigious and popular peer-reviewed general-science journal, whose articles consistently rank among the world's most cited research.

This trial will be active until May 8th, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.



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