Tests & Trials

The following products are all in a test stage by the AU Libraries. This does not mean that the library currently owns the product or that the library intends to buy the product; however, we do appreciate your comments and questions regarding our test products and each listing includes a comment contact so that you can tell us your opinion.
Please note that most test products are not available off-campus.

J.P. Morgan Research
Cross search: ProQuest
The database features thousands of analyst reports covering over 3,000 global companies and all industries. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Coverage is 2011 to current with a one week embargo. Lengthy reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets.   Trial period: 04-Sep-2014 - 03-Nov-2014
ProQuest Central
Cross search: ProQuest
This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.  
Trial period: 10-Sep-2014 - 03-Nov-2014
ProQuest Research Companion
Multimedia-based learning modules and interactive tools focused on the key information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.  
Trial period: 10-Sep-2014 - 03-Nov-2014             
Please contact your Library Subject Specialist for access to the following trials

EBSCOHost Research Databases

Trial period: 1-Oct-2014 - 31-Oct-2014
  • Communication Source

Communication Source is the most comprehensive resource on the market for communication research. Communication Source was developed from a merger of high-quality EBSCO databases, Communication and Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstracts (formerly published by Sage), and includes many unique sources not previously available in other databases. Communication Source offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to Communication, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Discourse, Speech-Language Pathology, Media Studies and other fields relevant to the discipline.

  • Humanities Source

Humanities Source is designed to meet the needs of students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. The collection includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews. Coverage in Humanities Source includes worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

  • Education Source

Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The collection provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

  • Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1

The Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture. “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project” – from which the collections draws its content, is the largest national project ever to locate, preserve and disseminate Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form since colonial times until 1960. Created under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, founder and director of Arte Público Press, the oldest and largest publisher of U.S. Hispanic literature in the U.S., the collection accurately conveys the creative life of U.S. Hispanics, and sheds new light on the intellectual vigor and traditional values that have characterized Hispanics from the earliest moments of this country's history through contemporary times.

  • The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers

The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers presents manuscript, book, and newspaper content in the areas of Hispanic American civil rights, religion, and women’s rights ranging from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. The database features over 250,000 pages of manuscript content, over 100 newspaper titles, and over 400 books. The collection draws its content from the “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project” that seeks to gather lost or rare documents and publications pertinent to Hispanic history and culture. 

  • America: History & Life with Full Text 

America: History & Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.

  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Historical Abstracts with Full Text is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. This authoritative database provides indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. With over 800,000 records and access to the full text of more than 349 journals and more than 120 books, Historical Abstracts with Full Text is unmatched in its scope and breadth of historical and related social science literature.

Flipster - Digital Magazine Newstand
  • Top magazines
  • Simple sign-in – no additional accounts needed
  • Easily browse online magazines by category
  • Multiple online or offline access options available
  • Zoom in for easy readability

Rosetta Stone Library Solution

  • 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests
  • 50 hours of foundational instruction
  • Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more

Gale Databases    Trial period: 1-Oct-2014 - 31-Oct-2014

The Financial Times Historical Archive

The complete searchable facsimile run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper, from 1888 to 2010 with additional annual updates.

Archives Unbound

Includes Key Primary Source Material for the Study of Alabama History:

  • Integration of Alabama Schools and the US Military, 1963
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt & Race Relations, 1933
  • Black Nationalism & the Revolutionary Action Movement
  • Civil War in Words & Deeds
  • African-America, Communists, & the National Negro Congress, 1933-1947
  • Federal Surveillance of African-Americans, 1920-1984
  • Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress
  • Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League
  • Bush Presidency and Development and Debate Over Civil Rights Policy & Legislation
  • Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama
  • Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activist
  • FBI Surveillance of James Forman and SNCC
  • Fight for Racial Justice & the Civil Rights Congress
  • Powers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement
  • Ralph J. Bunche Oral Histories Collection on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party: Papers of James and Esther Cooper Jackson

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Last Updated: Oct 14, 2014