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New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Provides hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Coverage: 1681-2005. Full text. Contains primary sources. Trial available through August 12, 2020.
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.
Provides access to nearly every issue of the entertainment news sources Variety Magazine and Daily Variety. Includes articles, ads, front pages, and back covers. Coverage: March 1906 - Present, contains primary sources. Full text. Extended trial available through December 31, 2020.