Database Trial

Database Trial

Encyclopaedia Islamica Online

Trial Period: 10/30/2008 to 3/31/2009

This volume of Encyclopaedia Islamica is the first of a projected 16-volume publication, consisting of an abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dairat al-Maarif-i Buzurg-i Islami, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. One unique feature of this work of reference lies in the attention it gives to Shii Islam and its rich and diverse heritage, which makes it complementary to other encyclopaedias. In addition to providing entries on important themes, subjects and personages in Islam generally, it offers the western reader an opportunity to appreciate the various dimensions of Shii Islam, the Persian contribution to Islamic civilisation, and the spiritual dimensions of the Islamic tradition.

Early English Books Online

Trial Period: 10/7/2008 to 11/7/2008

This database contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. It includes about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Libraries possessing this collection find they are able to fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements of graduate scholars - from their desktop! - in many subject areas, including: English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.

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Information Services Latin America

Trial Period: August 2008 ~ December 2008

Monthly publication provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. and British media coverage on Latin America.

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