Libraries

Database Trials

The WIU Libraries are currently considering the purchase of new electronic databases. WIU users are encouraged to join librarians in evaluating these databases. Please send any comments or suggestions to Jeff Matlak.


American Antiquarian Society Series 1
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
Presents more than 500 periodical titles dating from 1691 through 1820. Almost every 17th- and 18th-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published before 1821. Subject strengths include: Afro-Americana, Agriculture, Children's literature, Education, Eighteenth-century imprints, Leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, Medicine, Religion, Science, Technology, The Trades and Women's literature
Duration:
through 2/1/2017
American Antiquarian Society Series 2
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 presents over 1,000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837. Series 2 represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.
Duration:
through 2/1/2017
American Antiquarian Society Series 3
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 presents over 1,800 titles dating from 1838 through 1852. Series 3 reveals a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities.
Duration:
through 2/1/2017
American Antiquarian Society Series 4
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4 presents over 1,200 titles dating from 1853 through 1865. While the Civil War is a key focal point of Series 4, it also features a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans -- both leading up to and during the war. News from the battlefront is found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter found in Series 1-3 (e.g., science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women's fashion, family life, and religion).
Duration:
through 2/1/2017
Art Index Retrospective
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
This archival database features high-quality indexing of historical literature on a variety of art topics from the years 1929 to 1984. Chronicling over half a century of art literature, it covers fine, decorative, and commercial art. Art Index Retrospective contains hundreds of titles from feature articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, exhibition listings, conference reports, anthologies, and editorials.
Duration:
until March 17, 2017