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Electronic Database Trials

UNLV Libraries patrons have temporary access from the UNLV campus to the databases listed below.

**You may not be able to access these from off-campus.**

The Libraries arrange trial access to electronic resources that are under consideration for a subscription. Librarians review databases for addition to the collection twice per year and your comments are very valuable in this selection process. Please let us know what you think of the resources by filling out the comments form.

If you have any questions about these products or would like to recommend a product for a future trial please contact a Subject Librarian.


Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK. The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental building block for political, social and economic research.

The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.

The documents in Confidential Print: Africa begin with coastal trading in the early nineteenth century and the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa. They then follow the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence. Together they cover the whole of the modern period of European colonisation of the continent from the British Government’s perspective.

Note: All documents can be viewed in your web browser, but PDF downloads are not available during the database trial.

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Trial ends January 5, 2015


Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange

This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.

Note: All documents can be viewed in your web browser, but PDF downloads are not available during the database trial.

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Trial ends January 5, 2015


Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

This resource is designed as an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period, between 1490 and 2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social-justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.

Note: All documents can be viewed in your web browser, but PDF downloads are not available during the database trial.

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Trial ends January 5, 2015


Video Project Digital MediaHub

MediaHub is a platform offering access to digital image, video and audio collections. It provides access to three major multimedia archives of TV news, documentary films, still images and classical music. The platform includes:

  • Digital images for education - over 56,000 images and 600 hours of film which covers world, UK and local events during the last 25 years. Sources include the AP Archive, Getty Images, ITN, Design Council, just to name a few.
  • News Film online - 3,000 hours of digitized news stories from the ITN/Reuters archives. Sources include the complete Gaumont and Paramount newsreels, from 1910 and 1934.
  • Film and Sound online - Over 2,000 items, comprising 17 separate collections of digitized film and sound, including Imperial War Museum film footage, and scientific content from the Wellcome Library and the Biochemical Society. The archive also includes over 50 hours of classical music recording from the Culverhouse collection.

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Trial ends December 22, 2014


 

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