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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Emerson Library Database Trials

 The trials below are being evaluated by Emerson's librarians, faculty, staff and students.

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  • Silent Films Online
    A collection of renowned works from the silent era, these films date from the 1890s through the 1930s and feature luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Edison, DW Griffith, and many more.
  • Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels
    Online access to nearly 2000 comic books, many obscure and long out-of-print, and featuring work by masters of the underground and alternative comic industry.
  • Digital Theatre Plus
    Experience the thrill of live theatre brought directly to your teaching space
    Watch high quality films of leading theatre productions
    Discover how plays are brought to the stage in interviews with the creative teams
    Learn about interpretive choice through detailed analysis of play texts
    Teach key plays with stimulating and relevant support
  • Very Short Introductions from Oxford
    Username & Password: flo-trial

    Very Short Introductions are a series of guides to a variety of sujects (nearly 500) each under 200 pages in length. This database provides access to all of them. in ebook format.
  • VAST - The Video Library from Alexander St. Press
    VAST: Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web. It’s Alexander Street’s flagship video subscription, bringing together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips) and growing by more than 400 titles per month, VAST includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.

    VAST covers the following areas and more: art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, feature films* (including contemporary world cinema and silent films), psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, and women’s studies. The range of subjects covered continues to grow.
  • Business Expert Press
    A collection of nearly 200 ebooks in business, industry analysis, and marketing.
  • SimplyMap Geographic Economic data
    Click on "Sign in as Guest" (lower right) to access the trial. SimplyMap provides geographic data analysis, including sales figures and consumer use figures from both Neilsen Claritas (compare to SRDS) and Simmons Local. Under Help (top right screen after sign-in) see tutorial videos to explain features.
  • Arts & Humanties Full Text
    Full text access to 500 journals dedicated to arts, literature, and humanities topics.
  • Design & Applied Arts Index
    This database is a source of information for all aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability. Covers journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.
  • International Bibliography of Art
    Subject coverage

    European art since late antiquity
    American art since the colonial period
    Global art since 1945
    Fine art in all media
    Decorative arts and antiques
    Museum studies and conservation
    Archaeology and material culture
    Folk art
    Architectural history

Other trials

Ovid provides trial access to the public of a selected resource each month. These resources vary. Please note the name of the database when providing feedback. A sign-in form is required to access this resource.


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