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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Database Vendor Description Trial Ends
BAR Digital Collection

Collection of 3,700 titles covering all periods from prehistory, through classical archaeology, to 20th century archaeology.

Dec 13, 2023
Bloomsbury Dress and Costume Library

Bloomsbury Dress and Costume Library is the first comprehensive online collection for the interdisciplinary study of dress and costume history, design and making, and offers an indispensable scholarly and educational resource to support the study of dress history, costume studies and costume design.

Dec 6, 2023
Global Census Archive

Find official data and publications issued by the national census authorities of more than 175 countries, from the early 19th century to the present day. Along with access to GCA-PUBS, Duke also has access to Honduras, 2013 GIS sample data on the GCA Platform. The persistent URL for that is:

Note: trial access does not include print or downloading rights.

Dec 31, 2023
Women’s Studies Archive: Female Forerunners Worldwide

This fourth instalment of the multi award-winning Women’s Studies Archive program, Female Forerunners Worldwide, focuses on individual women and organizations around the world who have broken new paths in society through business, social reform, popular culture, health care, and more.

Dec 6, 2023