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Wall Street Journal (via ProQuest)

Until May 31 July 17, 2020, we have trial access through the ProQuest platform to the Wall Street Journal, covering from 1980 to the current day. 

This access is currently part of a trial of the ProQuest newspaper package U.S. Major Dailies, which also includes the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, encompassing the 1980s through same-day coverage.

Please let us know if you find it valuable.

New York Times (via ProQuest)

Until May 31 July 17, 2020, we have trial access through the ProQuest platform to the New York Times, covering from 1984 to the current day. 

This access is currently part of a trial of the ProQuest newspaper package U.S. Major Dailies, which also includes the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, encompassing the 1980s through same-day coverage.

Please let us know if you find it valuable.

Cambridge Core eBooks

Until May 31, 2020, Cambridge University Press is providing online access to over 700 textbooks covering many different subject areas, plus hundreds of ebooks in three collections:

  • Cambridge Companions, with strong coverage of language, literature, philosophy, and culture.
  • Cambridge Histories, with dozens of titles each in categories about not only American, Asian, European, and global history but also histories of aspects of literature, music, theatre, philosophy, and political thought.
  • Cambridge Elements, which "provide a dynamic reference resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners" on a wide array of topics.

Please let us know if you find these valuable.

Coronavirus Research

The Coronavirus Research Database from ProQuest is a new cross-disciplinary resource in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 so that researchers can search and discover very relevant full-text articles, dissertations and other content from key publishers in one place.

The Coronavirus Research Archive from Taylor & Francis makes relevant research articles free to access in order to support the global effort to diagnose, treat, prevent COVID-19. This content will be updated regularly as more content is published. Taylor & Francis is also offering free access to several of its books relevant to the topic.

The Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak content from Wiley Online Library is also free to access "in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research in this disease and similar viral respiratory infections." This content is also updated regularly as more content is published. In addition to articles related to the current outbreak, Wiley is also making a collection of journal articles and book chapters on other coronavirus research freely available

Access to these will be ongoing, though we feature them here for your further attention while they are so relevant.

Academic Video Online

Until May 27 June 7, 2020, we have trial access to Academic Video Online, which delivers almost 70,000 videos covering such subjects as business, counseling, theatre, sports and exercise science, feature films, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to this platform. A few especially notable collections include:

There are many more collections there as well, about education, social work, business, film, and much more, so please explore it and let us know what you think. To judge the value of this as a possible addition to our library subscriptions, it's essential that we hear your judgment. Please let us know what you think.

Performance Design Archive

Until May 27 June 7, 2020, we have trial access to the Performance Design Archive, which features 100,000 pages of primary and secondary resources, including sketches, photographs, technical drawings, monographs, articles, and dissertations.

To judge the value of this as a possible addition to our library subscriptions, it's essential that we hear your judgment. Please let us know what you think.

Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection

Until May 27 June 7, 2020, we have trial access to Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection, which presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through 150,000 pages of exclusive periodicals, reference materials, books, dance notation, photographs, choreography notes, personal papers, correspondence, and other archival materials.

To judge the value of these as possible additions to our library subscriptions, it's essential that we hear your judgment. Please let us know what you think.

Dance Online: Dance in Video

Until May 27 June 7, 2020, we have trial access to Dance Online: Dance in Video, which offers 900 hours of content in modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and more, with many major dance companies and performers, as well as instructional materials covering basic and advanced ballet techniques, including jumps, turns, pirouettes, barre work, pointe technique, and more.

To judge the value of these as possible additions to our library subscriptions, it's essential that we hear your judgment. Please let us know what you think.

Drama Online

Until May 31, 2020, we have trial access to Drama Online, which offers a wealth of scripts, videos, audio, and books of context & criticism and about theatre craft. The plays are all browseable by playwright, genre, and period, as well as by title. 

Also of interest might be the video series PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z.

You also probably want to take advantage of the videos in the left-hand column about how best to use the platform.

Please give this a try while we have it, and please let us know what you think. We can only judge the value of these trials when we hear your own judgment.

Social Explorer

Until May 31, 2020, we have trial access to Social Explorer, a data visualization and mapping tool providing easy-to-use location analysis tools that allow users to create in-depth data maps, reports, and presentations drawing on robust data on demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime and more from a variety of sources.

Among data sources included are the Decennial Census, American Community Survey (ACS), County Business Patterns, Population Estimates, LEHD, FBI Uniform Crime Report, American election results, Religious Congregations and Membership Study, UK Census, Eurostat, World Development Indicators, and more, many available at detailed geographic levels. Users can also add their own data for visualization.

** OFF-CAMPUS USERS SHOULD FIND THE WTAMU-SPECIFIC POP-UP IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THE SCREEN AND CLICK ON EITHER BUTTON IN THAT. **

Training webinars are available three times each week. Anyone can easily register online. (If none of the listed times work, please let us know.)

To judge the value of this as a possible addition to our library subscriptions, it's essential that we hear your judgment. Please let us know what you think.

 

Junior Library Guild and Lightbox

Until May 31, 2020, we have free access to hundreds of ebooks for elementary, middle school, and high school students from Junior Library Guild and over a thousand interactive nonfiction ebooks from Lightbox that come with activities and quizzes. 

Please let us know any thoughts you have about this.

ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies

Until May 31 July 17, 2020, we have trial access to the ProQuest newspaper package Major U.S. Dailies, which offers from the 1980s up through same-day coverage of

Please let us know if you find it valuable.

Project MUSE

Until at least May 31, 2020, Project MUSE is currently providing free access to many of their ebooks, in addition to our normal full-text access to all of Project MUSE’s journal coverage. We also have many of these ebooks through EBSCO, though each platform has its advantages.

Please let us know any thoughts you have about this.

Harvard Business Publishing Collection

Until June 4, 2020, we have trial access to EBSCO's Harvard Business Review Press eBook Collection, which has over 650 ebooks from one of the world’s leading publishers of business content.

Please let us know if you find it valuable.

IGI Global

Until June 8, 2020, we have trial access to IGI Global's searchable collection of 224 journals and 5,240 reference works from this publisher of scholarly research in computer science, information technology, education, business, healthcare, government, and much more.

Please let us know if you find it valuable.

Flipster

Until June 30, we have trial access to Flipster, a convenient, user-friendly interface for over 1,800 magazines available while connecting through our link or downloaded to the free Flipster app (then viewable offline). Download the app for Apple iOS or for Android.

Included are many magazines about sports, family, business, entertainment, news & politics, and much more, with such titles as The Atlantic, The Baffler, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bitch, Bust, Christianity Today, Commonweal, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, GQ, Mother Jones, The Nation, National Geographic, National Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, New York Review of Books, People, Popular Science, Reason, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Texas Observer, Time, Vogue, Washington Monthly, The Week, and Wired, among many others.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

JSTOR

Until June 30, 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR is providing us access to approximately 39,000 of their eBooks. Many of these we also have through EBSCO; many others we don't. Various users may prefer the interface and functionality in one platform or the other.

Until December 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR is also providing us access to a much greater number of their journals. JSTOR offers complete full-text coverage from the very first issue of each of its journals but excluding the most current 2-5 years. We own permanent JSTOR access to approximately 880 journals. This temporarily adds approximately 1,731 others, many of which we have substantial, if incomplete, coverage through other platforms. 

Please let us know any thoughts you have about this.

Patrologia Latina

Until June 30, 2020, we have trial access to the Patrologia Latina Database, "an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. The database contains the complete Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes. Migne's column numbers, essential references for scholars, are included."

Please let us know if you find it valuable.

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