Friday, April 23, 2010

Two More Database Trials

UVM currently has trial access to two resources of possible interest: Early American Imprints, Series 1: Evans Digital (1639-1800) and Cambridge Histories Online.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from one of the most important collections ever produced on microform, this resource is based on Charles Evans’ “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement. The collection includes more than 36,000 printed works,including advertisements, bibles, broadsides, charters and by-laws, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, travelogues, and more. This is the digitized version of the collections the library currently owns on the wretched/dreaded microopaque cards in the Microforms Room. Trial access will run through May 31, 2010.

Cambridge Histories Online is an online collection of scholarly texts on many areas of history: U.S., world, language, English, Irish and American literature, music, religion, etc. N.B. The following titles may be of particular interest: Cambridge History of American Literature, Cambridge History of English Literature, Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature, Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Cambridge History of the English Language. Trial access will run through May 23, 2010.

You may also find a link to these resources on the Library Home page --> Find --> Database Trials.

To provide feedback, either contact me or submit your "Comments" on the Database Trials page.