Trial available 5/1/12–6/1/12
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AskART is an online database containing over 200,000 artists. From its inception the focus was on American artists from the early 16th-Century through the present. However, in January of 2007 the database expanded to include international artists’ auction records.
Our website welcomes collectors, gallery owners, researchers, appraisers, museum and library personnel, artists, insurers, scholars, art aficionados — anyone with interest in two and three-dimensional original fine art. We offer extensive biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references, along with International artists’ auction records and images. Over 6,000 museums and dealers are also referenced. As a member of AskART, one has complete access to information about the artists’ biographies, auction records, financial graphics, magazine ads pre-1998, and images.
Take a tour: http://www.askart.com/AskART/help/artists_tour.aspx?artist=21592
Trial available 5/1/12–5/31/12
Weekly newspapers on Canadian politics and government affairs.
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Trial available 4/27/12–5/28/12
This collection from Adam Matthew features Manuscript Collections from the National Library of Scotland.
There is a growing interest in the history of South Asia. India has played a crucial role in global trading networks for centuries and was central to the story of Empire. More recently it has emerged as a vibrant democracy and a major economic power.
The National Library of Scotland has wonderful collections documenting this history from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 to the granting of independence for India and Pakistan in 1947.
The sources are extremely varied ranging from the papers of key East India Company representatives and colonial officials to records of daily life in Agra, Bombay, Lahore, and Madras. There are original Indian manuscripts containing histories and literary works, as well as accounts of wars, discussions of Indian Nationalism and papers of tea and coffee planters.
The collection is particularly strong for the 18th and 19th centuries and will be of interest to scholars studying:
* Social history
* Urban history
* Trade and economic development
* Travel and antiquities
* Indian politics
* The growth of Nationalism
* Empire and World History
* There are also important sources covering Pakistan,
Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Malaysia and Singapore.
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Trial available until May 4, 2012
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The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema is illuminated in this collection of popular movie periodicals. Not only does it include chief magazines such as Cinema Reporter (1943–1965) and Cine Mundial (1954–1955), it also features extremely rare copies of El Cine Gráfico from 1935 and of the weekly El Mundo Ilustrado (1902–1910). The true extent of the popularity of Mexican film is illustrated by Cinelandia (1931–1947), which was published in Hollywood both in Spanish and in English. This collection also includes dozens of film flyers, which were distributed on the streets to lure people into the cinema. Finally, for the first time this collection gives access to the personal scrap books of Fernando de Fuentes (1894–1958), one of the leading Latin-American filmmakers to this day. These volumes contain reviews, movie stills, programs, and advertisements, shedding a unique light on the career of this pioneering director.
Trial available April 5 — June 30, 2012
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Érudit is the only North-American dissemination platform of scholarly and cultural journals in French language. Érudit is a platform whose mission is to promote and disseminate research and culture. Érudit is a non-profit corporation and an inter-university consortium of the Université de Montréal, Université Laval, and Université du Québec, which has operated in the area of digital publishing since 1998.
Trial available April 4 to May 3, 2012
A brief overview:
Data aggregation platform with statistics, facts, and market data
More than 60,000 topics of information – useful to students of all academic fields
Over 10,000 public and private sources of information
All statistics can be directly downloaded in JPG, Excel, and PowerPoint formats
All data prepared according to academic citation standards, with links to the original source for further research
Trial available until May 15, 2012
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Trial available 3/27/12–4/23/12
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ProQuest Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws.
ProQuest® legislative histories are comprised of fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. These include the full text of the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law.
Legislative histories may be used to discover the legislative intent behind a specific law and to aid in the teaching of legislative process to law school and main campus students. The histories also offer insight into laws of general interest to Political Science, Government, and U.S. History students, as well as to students preparing for careers in public health, education, business, or any other discipline subject to Federal regulation.