New Database Trials

Did you know we’re evaluating a trial database called HistoryMakers, an African American video oral history collection (through April 16)?  Also, we now have two more trials available:  for some specific primary sources on African American history, from Gale Archives Unbound (through the end of April); and a third, also through the end of April, for Swank Motion Pictures. 

As the description on the trial page notes (, the Swank trial includes trailers but doesn’t include any copyrighted films; it’s just a way for us to test the interface.  However if we adopted it, we would be able to license a limited number of feature films at a time for coursework, as we’ve seen high demand for streaming movies for classes.  We’d love to receive your feedback on any of these databases; there’s a form available on the trial page.

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