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Free Databases in Black History, Early English Books and Historic Annual Reports

Kelvin Smith Library has free trial access to several research databases from ProQuest, a leading information provider. Please feel free to use these resources during the trial period and let us know your opinion of their quality, content, searchability and if and how they can assist you in your research, teaching and learning. Send comments to askalibrarian@case.edu


Black Studies Center
Black Studies Center is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion. At its core is Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience™, a series of topical studies help define the development of Black Studies as an academic field. The Black Studies Center gateway makes it cross-searchable with the historical backfiles of The Chicago Defender, as well as current scholarly journals from International Index to Black Periodicals
This trial runs through 09/16/2006.

To log in to your trial, go to:
http://trials.proquest.com/ptc?userid=1956958
Your password is: blackberry

Two other databases have trials that extend through September 30, 2006. No password is required.

Historical Annual Reports
The corporate annual reports of the past are a rich source of information for scholars in business, economics, and history. ProQuest Historical Annual Reports offer invaluable information on companies, including financial performance, key officers, competitors, and market trends. Coverage will include over 800 companies with reports dating back as far as 1845.

EEBO (Early English Books Online)
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

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