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New / Trial Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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More than 1,600 documentary films from distributors including Bullfrog, Icarus, Women Make Movies, and more. Coverage: Varies. Full text. Extended trial available through July 31, 2022.
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Provides access to U.S. Industry Reports (NAICS) and U.S. Industry iExpert Summaries. Coverage: varies. Full text. Extended trial available through December 31, 2021.
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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.
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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.
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Provides access to the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook. Full Text.
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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.
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