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Use the lists in the All Database Types drop-down menu to find primary sources including newspaper articles, images, videos, data, and historic collections. See our Primary Source Timeline to browse a selection of primary source databases organized by coverage dates and locations.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
An archive of every issue of The Japan Times published from 1897 to 2020. The Japan Times is a daily newspaper reported in English on various aspects of Japanese society. Coverage: 1897-2020 (new content added annually), contains primary sources. Full-text.
JoVE provides science videos for research and education. Educational videos enhance teaching of science concepts and laboratory methods. Dickinson's access includes JoVE Science Education and JoVE Core collections. Coverage: varies. Full text. Extended trial available through December 31, 2021.
Scopus is a curated abstract & index database that links researchers to scholarly literature across a wide variety of disciplines. As a citation database, Scopus also provides tools for users to discover and analyze the connections between research. Researchers can find related documents by shared references, authors, and keywords; identify subject experts; track citations over time for a set of authors or documents; and assess trends in search results. Coverage: 1788-present.