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
Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive

Previously inaccessible in streaming format, this collection features more than 1,100 hours of edited Caribbean television programs along with unedited footage.

Nov 22, 2016
Disability in the Modern World

This database will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.

Nov 22, 2016
Enhanced Electronic Grammars Online

Comprehensive descriptions of languages from around the world. Through this unique online resource, full grammars are made available together in an interlinked and semantically-annotated format, allowing granular access to the grammatical data and enabling cross-language research of several grammars at the same time. Focus on small and endangered languages stimulates new insights on human language.

Nov 29, 2016
Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement, and Colonial Encounters

Through a large array of unique documents, this multi-archive collection captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. It ranges across the various colonial frontiers of North America before touching on the settlers of Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Oct 24, 2016
Gallup Analytics

Access to selected Gallup data from the U.S. and worldwide; topics include economic, well-being, and political data since 2005. Limited to 5 simultaneous users.

Dec 31, 2016
IUPAC Standards

A database of standards extracted from the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Nov 15, 2016
Latin American News Digest

A Washington, D.C. based publication dedicated to expanding the reach of news coverage and analysis produced by Latin American media. The Digest provides English summaries of selected Latin American news articles and links to the full content in Spanish. Approximately 100 newspapers are included.

Feb 15, 2017 is an Internet-based news service that employs a team of translators around the region to gather important stories from and about the Middle East. Established in Beirut, Lebanon in June 2005, covers news from all 22 Arab countries, Iran, and the Arab media Diaspora generally.

Oct 31, 2016 World Collection

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s. 3,000+ news titles from the U.S. and around the world.

Nov 8, 2016
Treasury of Linguistic Maps Online

Presents linguistic maps selected from various atlases and other publications that have been published over the years by De Gruyter Mouton and other De Gruyter imprints. All maps have been scanned in high-resolution for maximum quality and enriched with detailed metadata. Has specific search functionalities (e.g. category/subdiscipline, language described in the map, geographical location, period described). The initial release version contains 2,000 enriched maps.

Nov 29, 2016