On trial until 31.1.2018: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online – English literature and Classical texts

Explore old texts in new ways: Oxford’s scholarly editions provide trustworthy, annotated primary texts for scholars and students.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online provides access to authoritative poetry, drama, and fiction texts from all periods of English literature, as well as other important writings from across the humanities.

OSEO currently includes writers active between 1485 and 1901, plus Classical Latin and Greek authors — from Aeschylus, Austen, Bentham, Catullus, Dickens, and Donne through to Virgil and Wordsworth. It contains over 1,100 scholarly editions — the equivalent of more than 595,000 print pages.

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Trial: BioCyc Database Collection until 28.12

BioCyc Databases  is available in University of Helsinki until 28.12.

The BioCyc databases are divided into three tiers, based on their quality.

Tier 1 databases have received at least one person-year of literature-based curation, and are the most accurate. EcoCyc and MetaCyc have each received more than 20 person-years of curation.

Tier 2 and Tier 3 databases contain computationally predicted metabolic pathways, predictions as to which genes code for missing enzymes in metabolic pathways, and predicted operons.

Funding Sources

The development of BioCyc is funded by NIH grant GM080746 from the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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On trial: 19th century newspapers and the history of indigenous peoples in North America until 27.12.2017

Now you can study Gale’s American 19th century newspapers and the history of indigenous peoples in North America even at Christmas time.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers – a full-text searchable, facsimile-image database – provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America that is of interest to both professional and general researchers. The collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end. Every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in the archive – rural and urban, large cities and small towns, coast to coast, etc. Includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests. Also included are illustrated papers that bring the nineteenth century to life through the drawings of many artists.

Newspapers included are:

New York Herald (NY)

Lynchburg Virginian (VA)

Pacific Commercial Advertiser (HI)

Rocky Mountain News (CO)

Southern Illustrated News (VA)

Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago), Milwaukee Sentinel (WI)

The Bee (OH), The Mountaineer (SC)

Indigenous Peoples: North America is a comprehensive collection on the experience of the indigenous peoples of North America. Enabling exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of native peoples from the sixteenth century well into the twentieth century, Indigenous Peoples: North America illustrates the fabric of the North American story with unprecedented depth and breadth. Comprehensive yet personal, the collection covers the history of American Indian tribes and supporting organizations, meeting a need for historical researchers. Indigenous Peoples: North America provides a robust, diverse, and appealing search experience and enable intelligent inquiry into the culture and heritage of indigenous people.

Indigenous Peoples: North America is sourced from both American and Canadian institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations. The collection also features indigenous-language materials, including dictionaries, bibles, and primers.

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On Trial: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics until 8.12

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics is available in University of Helsinki until 8.12.

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.

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On Trial: GALE Scholar Latin America & the Caribbean until 13.11.

Gale Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean brings together in a single place a  collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video.

The following topics are included: Agriculture, Arts and Letters, Biographies, Business and Economics, Conquest and Exploration, Countries and Civilizations, Environment and Conservation, Government, Politics, and Law, International Affairs, Society and Culture, War and Diplomacy.

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On Trial: Academic Video Online until 30.11.2017

Academic Video Online delivers more than 62,000 multidisciplinary video titles including 17,000 exclusive to Alexander Street. The depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons.

The content is following:

Art & Design


Health Sciences


Literature & Language

Music & Performing Arts

Psychology & Counseling

Science & Engineering

Social Sciences

For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.

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Trial: Interested in the history of China? Translations of the Peking Gazette Online until 1.11

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912.

As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.

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On trial: thousands of business and IT e-books until 19.10.2017





Books24x7 offers access to the complete text of thousands of digitized online books, book summaries, audiobooks, research reports and best practices. The trial includes BusinessPro and ITPro collections.

BusinessPro addresses critical business initiatives, such as, leadership, project management, organizational development, customer relationship management, career development and many other strategic issues.

ITPro covers hundreds of topical areas such as Business Skills for IT Professionals, Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Data and Databases, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Networks and Telecommunications, Operating Systems and Servers, Project Management, Security, Software Design and Development, Web Development and Graphic Design.

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