10 February 2013 by Julie Biando Edwards
The library has a collection of trial databases available to UM students, faculty, and staff throughout February.
- Black Studies Center (Trial access through 2/28/13)
Primary and secondary sources for Black or African American studies—including the only periodical resource focused exclusively on African and African American studies and the full Chicago Defender newspaper from first issue to 1975.
- Black Studies in Video (Trial access through 4/4/13)
A signature Alexander Street Press collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.
ProQuest African American Heritage (Trial access through 2/28/13)
Groundbreaking digital resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects to a community of research experts.
- ProQuest Civil War Era (Trial access through 2/28/13)
Comprehensive, full-image primary source materials cover a vast range of topics that led to the abolitionist movement and emancipation.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers (Trial access through 2/28/13)
The complete story with nine full-image titles that are and cross-searchable with other ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Civil War Era, and with the Black Studies Center.
- Slavery and the Law–History Vault (Trial access through 5/1/13)
This History Vault module includes Petitions to State Legislatures, with virtually all extant legislative petitions on the subject of race and slavery, Petitions to Southern County Courts, collected from local courthouses and providing some of the most revealing documentation in existence on the functioning of the slave system, and State Slavery Statutes, a master record of the laws governing American slavery covering 1789–1865
You can find these databases on the Databases A-Z page of the Library website, on the Trial Databases tab. For more information about how to use these databases in your teaching and research, please contact your liaison librarian. If you have questions about these databases in general please contact Julie Biando Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.