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Trials to electronic resource collections available to SU users
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Database Trials

Trials made available to the SU community will be aggregated here and made available both on and off campus when possible.  Database trial periods are listed after the database name.  Quoted descriptions are taken from vendors' descriptions made available through the product or on the vendor's web site. Please feel free to rate or comment about these resources, as your opinions will assist us as we make future acquisitions decisions.  

Some trials are posted together on one page after you click our link; simply choose yours from the list.

If you have comments about or suggestions about these trials please contact Lori Northrup,

Consider the following as you plan to send Lori your comments or questions: 

Is this database useful to you in your own research? 

Would it be useful and promoted by you to your students? 

Did you find the interface easy to use? 

What did you expect to find in this resource that you are not finding? 

Would you like to see a webinar about this trial resource?

  • Mango Languages - until 09/18/2014
    Please share your feedback and level of interest by contacting Lori at the above address.
  • IBISWorld
    The United States' most comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings

Expired Trials for the 2014 Academic Year

  • Academic Search Complete - until 09/30/2013
    Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
  • Civil War Primary Source Documents - until 09/30/213
    Civil War Primary Source Documents from The New-York Historical Society presents unique manuscript material chronicling all aspects of the American Civil War from warfare on land, at sea, in hospitals and prison camps, and reactions and impressions of the War from the home front. The collection, comprised of over 110,000 pages, focuses on the War as it was fought from 1861 to 1865 and represents both Northern and Southern perspectives. It also contains important contextual documents leading up to War and after its conclusion. Curated by experts at The New-York Historical Society, these historical documents represent decades of collection and preservation.
  • Education Source - 09/30/2013
    Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The extensive collection includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
  • Engineering Source - until 09/30/2013
    Engineering Source offers more than 3000 full text titles in engineering, computer science and related areas. It is designed for corporate reference customers, and will be offered as a standalone database, or in conjunction with EDS.
  • FAITS and SMP Databases - until 09/30/2013
    Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies, FAITS, is a . . . comprehensive, online computer and communications reference library for the academic community. This dynamic, feature-rich tool, will be a benefit to educators, administrators, researchers, students, IT staff, and others.

    SMP Database - Security Management Practices (SMP) is an expert resource on the Web for learning about how to confront and manage organizational risk, plan for disruptions, deploy network security appliances, employ biometric technologies, safeguard intellectual property, establish security best practices, protect and train students, staff and much more.
  • Humanities Source - until 09/30/2013
    Humanities Source is designed to meet the needs of students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. The collection includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews. Coverage in Humanities Source includes worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database - until 09/30/2013
    As a leader in evidence-based content, JBI’s database on Ovid contains a unique and comprehensive suite of evidence-rich information in medicine, nursing and allied health—helping your faculty and students integrate evidence into their curriculum.
  • L'Année Philologique - until 09/30/2013
    L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Its subjects are Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy. With over 810,000 records, L’Année philologique includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian.
  • Music Online Premium - until 10/12/2013
    the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web; all products are cross-searchable.
    Includes the following:
    African American Music Reference
    American Song
    Classical Music in Video
    Classical Music Library
    Classical Music Reference Library
    Classical Scores Library
    Contemporary World Music
    Dance in Video
    The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    Jazz Music Library
    Opera in Video
    Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
  • Natural Standard - until 09/30/2013
    The Natural Standard Database, now on OvidSP, offers quick access to comprehensive, evidence-based information on complementary medicine topics including herbs, supplements, therapeutic modalities, and special diets. Sections include safety, efficacy, adverse effects, precautions, contraindications, pregnancy and lactation data, overdosing, mega-dosing, and potential interactions with foods, herbs, supplements, drugs and diagnostic tests/labs.
  • Primal Pictures Anatomy and Physiology Online - until 09/30/2013
    With 19 body system modules – complete with clear 3D images, comprehensive text, clinical and case studies, learning objectives and quizzes – APO provides all of the online, supplemental material needed to support a 2-semester anatomy and physiology course.
  • R2 Digital Library - until 09/30/2013
    a market-leading eBook platform for health science collections featuring a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing and allied health eBooks; more than 3,000 health science eBooks from nearly 50 leading publishers. With one of the most extensive selections of Doody’s Core Titles, the R2 Digital Library has the content essential to the modern health science library
  • Scientific American - until 09/30/2013
    the world's premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. Readers turn to it for a deep understanding of how science and technology can influence human affairs and illuminate the natural world.
  • Scientific American Mind - until 09/30/2013
    Behavior, brain science, insights
  • Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive - until 10/31/2013
    This fully searchable, combined archive of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine bring depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics.
    Click the link that says Access Trial after you sign in.
  • Artemis: Literary Sources - until 10/31/2013
    Gale Artemis is a groundbreaking research platform that integrates formerly disparate digital collections to enable innovative research.
    Click the link that says Access Trial after you sign in.
  • CLCD: Children's Literature Comprehensive Database -- until 10/31/2013
    an ever growing online database with over 400,000 reviews, MARC records and related information about children's literature
    User ID: clcd1013
    Password: halloween
  • CRCnetBASE - until 11/15/2013
    instant access to the world's premier scientific, technical and medical references with added support for libraries
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - until 10/31/2013
    More than 7,000 authoritative, full-text titles— from Gale and a host of premier publishing partners—within 18 subject areas.
    Click the link that says Access Trial after you sign in.
  • National Geographic Virtual Library - until 10/31/2013
    National Geographic Virtual Library brings together the entire run of National Geographic magazine with books, maps, images, and videos.
    Click the link that says Access Trial after you sign in.
  • Nature - until 10/31/2013
    the International Weekly Journal of Science
    For access, enter the magicword bulldog when requested.
  • Naxos Video Library - until 10/31/2013
    an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand! ON-CAMPUS ACCESS ONLY
  • Social Explorer - until 10/18/2013
    The current shutdown in Washington is limiting the access that scholars and researchers have to vital materials, including the US Census website. To that end, Oxford University Press and the Social Explorer team will open up access to Social Explorer - the premier US Census demographics website. Social Explorer offers users Census data from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey data from 2005 to 2012.
  • Taylor & Francis Ebooks - until 11/17/2013
    instant access to the world's premier Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law content — from renowned imprints such as Routledge, Psychology Press and Focal Press.
  • VAST: Academic Video Online: Premium -- until 11/16/2013
    Designed to bring the highest-quality video content to the broadest range of subject areas, Academic Video Onine delivers key video that touches on the undergraduate curriculum needs of virtually every department. VAST is growing to more than 20,000 full video titles (not just clips) in 2013 and currently offers well over 9,000 hours of content.
  • BizMiner
    BizMiner produces the most granular industry statistical reports in the market. We offer industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Our market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code.
    UN: samfordu
    PW: bizminer
  • MedCom - until 3/31/2014
    Medcom is the largest producer/distributor of nursing education video programs in North America, and its programs have won over 50 major awards for excellence, including the prestigious Emmy award. Watch videos online about a variety of topics.
    Username: lnorthrup
    Password: lnorthrup
    Input these credentials after you log in to the Samford server with your email ID and password.
  • Demographics Now: Business & People - until 3/31/2014
    Find information about people, businesses, and demographic data.
  • Salem Press E-books in Health - until 3/31/2014
    Online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works
    First, sign in with your Samford email ID and password, then click "free trial login" to enter the following credentials:
    Username: naal
    Password: naal
  • Salem Press E-books in History - until 3/31/2014
    A robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets
    First, sign in with your Samford email ID and password, then click "free trial login" to enter the following credentials:
    Username: naal
    Password: naal
  • Salem Press E-books in Literature - until 3/31/2014
    A robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets
    First, sign in with your Samford email ID and password, then click "free trial login" to enter the following credentials:
    Username: naal
    Password: naal
  • Salem Press E-books in Science - until 3/31/2014
    A robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets
    First, sign in with your Samford email ID and password, then click "free trial login" to enter the following credentials:
    Username: naal
    Password: naal
  • Small Business Resource Center - until 3/31/2014
    offers users complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content.
  • Dictionary of American Regional English - until 4/2/2014
    Harvard University Press launched the digital version of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) in January 2014. Digital DARE offers new ways to browse and engage with the text, and includes interactive maps, audio of the original DARE field recordings, and state-of-the-art search and browse capabilities.
  • AdForum Creative Network - until 4/17/2014
    The AdForum Creative Network is a comprehensive library of over 150,000 award-winning advertisements produced worldwide. Watch, listen and read through the catalog of television, web radio, and print ads, as well as individual case studies of high profile works. Agency professionals are uploading over 300 of their newest and best ads each week. This puts AdForum in the unique position to be able to showcase the latest creative work and current trends in advertising.
  • African-American Newspapers, 1827-1988 - until 4/11/2014
    Search by dates/eras, article types, languages, places of publication, and newspaper titles.
  • Book Review Index Plus - until 04/12/2014
    A comprehensive online guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - until 4/18/14
    Reliable one-search access to all important and relevant information about Pre K-12 media of all types, including reviews from respected publications for those professionals who work with Pre K-12 media. Our goal is to connect subscribers with information about books, authors and illustrators around the world, and to connect children and young adults with the books that will make a significant difference in their lives.
  • IET Digital Library - until 05/02/2014
    The IET Digital Library is a global repository of science, engineering and technology focused content produced by the world’s leading international scientific organisation and thought leader – the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Online access to the IET Digital Library unlocks an unsurpassed body of work of more than 100,000 technical papers and around 5,000 book chapters from 1994 onwards for all IET journals, magazines, conference publications and seminar digests.
  • InteLex Past Masters - until 05/09/2014
    definitive editions of the full corpora of the seminal figures in the history of the humanities, including published and unpublished works, articles and essays, reviews and correspondence
  • ProQuest International Datasets - until 04/30/2014
    Aggregated datasets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms, ProQuest International Datasets is a collection of global macroeconomic and demographic statistics powered by DataMarket. Data is taken from multiple sources, enabling users to simply and immediately query and compare data and to share their findings.
  • ProQuest Research Companion - until 4/30/2014
    A one-stop resource that guides high school, community college, and university students through research projects, helping them overcome typical barriers. Easy, intuitive, and informative, ProQuest Research Companion enables students to move through projects such as research papers efficiently, generating better research outcomes and reducing frustration.
  • ProQuest's ARTBibliographies Modern (ABM) - until 04/30/2014
    ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with more than 13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s.
    ABM is the premier source of information on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography since its invention. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends. The coverage of ABM is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artist's books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.
  • ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses Global - until 4/30/2014
    PQDT Global combines content from a range of the world’s premier universities—from the Ivy League to the Russell Group. Through planned additions of content from the U.K. and Continental Europe, PQDT Global is projected to grow to more than 2 million full-text works and 3.5 million A&I records by 2015. This rich, multi-lingual database will add 90,000 full-text works each year, including more than 15,000 works per year from Continental Europe. Coverage: 1743 - present
  • Statista - until 04/26/2014
    the first statistics portal in the world to integrate data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States - until 04/30/2014
    Built to find and retrieve statistical content, ProQuest Statistical Insight spans more than 600,000 published tables a year on thousands of different topics. It provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the World - until 04/30/2014
    Built to find and retrieve statistical content, ProQuest Statistical Insight spans more than 600,000 published tables a year on thousands of different topics. It provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.
  • U. S. Political Stats - until 4/18/2014
    U.S. Political Stats is on an easy to use visualization and manipulation tool for finding data on Congress, Supreme Court and the Presidency with facts and figures on performance, economic and population indicators.
  • World Scientific E-books - until 04/30/2014
    Ebooks from one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region.
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