database trials

TRIAL: SimplyMap

We now have trial access to SimplyMap:


SimplyMap is an Internet-based mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables. Professional mapping applications take over 20 hours of training to use, but we have designed SimplyMap to be incredibly user friendly - most users are up and running with less than 10 minutes of training.

TRIAL: CQ Press Political Reference Suite

We now have trial access to the CQ Press Political Reference Suite.

The collection includes 28 titles including:
Congress and the Nation Series, The New York Times on the Supreme Court, A to Z Series, Political Handbook of the World, The Contemporary Middle East, Political History of America's Wars, Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, Supreme Court Yearbook Series, Encyclopedia of Indian Policy and Law, The Supreme Court Compendium, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, Vital Statistics on American Politics

National Hispanic Heritage Month, free databases

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, through October 15, Alexander Street is offering free access to select full-text, online collections for libraries. Explore poetry, short stories, folk tales, novels, memoirs, non-fiction, and plays in both Spanish and English from Latino writers around the world.

Access these collections now through October 15:
Latino Literature<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?AlexanderStreetPress/8727703eba/4d73fb691c/b41dc0d12d>

TRIAL: AP Image Database


AP Images is a research tool that gives you unlimited access to photos, audio clips, graphics and text articles of the Associated Press.

Some of what you can experience on AP Images:

  • Photos - There are more than 5.5 million photographs from 1825 to today (up to the minute), with about 3,000 new photos added every day.

  • Graphics - There are more than 180,000 graphics, including maps, timelines, logos and graphs.

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