Database Trials

The resources listed below are currently open for testing by Duke University affiliates. Click on title links for access, full descriptions, and user comments.

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Academic Video Online (AVON)

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost.

Jun 30, 2020
African American Communities

African American Communities is a collection of primary sources focusing on race relations across social, political, cultural and religious arenas from 1863 to 1986. Communities covered include Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North Carolina. Sources include pamphlets, periodicals, correspondence, photographs, maps, official records, and in-depth oral histories.

Jun 26, 2020
Digital Theatre Plus

Provides unlimited access to over 1000+ full-length productions and educational resources. Includes documentaries, masterclasses, lectures, study guides, practical workshop guides or encyclopedia entries
Additional info may be found in the Duke Proposal from Digital Theatre:

Apr 20, 2020
Maruzen eBook Library

Maruzen eBook Library (MeL) is an aggregated eBook service for academic, research and educational institutions that MARUZEN-YUSHODO has originally been developing and operating.
MeL has the largest line-up of Japanese academic and educational eBooks and journal backfiles (some current), and is recently expanding its line up of English academic and educational eBooks as well.
Since its inception in 2012, institutions not only in Japan but also those in other countries are rapidly introducing this service.

May 31, 2020
Minguo Newspaper

212 Chinese Newspapers published before 1949

Apr 20, 2020
OSEO Latin Prose Collection - October 2017

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) provides full-text access to over 1,450 editions covering 1,200 years of history straight to your desktop, showcasing their authoritative editorial notes directly alongside the text and enabling advanced search within and between editions.

Apr 25, 2020
RRIMO (Recent Researches in Music Online)

RRIMO offers online access to the Recent Researches in Music series of scholarly edition scores

May 4, 2020
The Database of Chinese TV News

TVM, which collects all the news from more than 200 Chinese television stations, including CCTV and local stations, has collected all of China's news and video information for 11 years since it was founded in 2009.

May 8, 2020
World Cinema Collection

This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, award-winning contemporary films from Global Lens, and films from Africa and the African diaspora from ArtMattan Productions.

May 3, 2020
中华经典古籍库, the Zhonghua Ancient Books Database

A collection of the well-known Zhonghua shuju edited and punctuated standard editions of the Chinese classics. The database currently includes more than 3412 titles, from Zhonghua shuju and other publishers.

May 14, 2020