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Trial Databases

The Library is able to set up trials for new databases. The trial period runs from October 15 through November 15. Each trial is accompanied by a feedback survey. User feedback is one factor in purchasing decisions. 

Want to suggest a database for trial? Contact your liaison librarian

CURRENT TRIALS (October 1-31)

Rolling Stone Archive (ProQuest), 1967-current
The backfile of Rolling Stone, from its launch in 1967 to the present. One of the most influential consumer magazines of the 20th-21st centuries, it initially sought to reflect the cultural, social, and political outlook of a generation of students and young adults. It has been a leading vehicle for rock and popular music journalism, as well as covering wider entertainment topics such as film and popular culture. Major journalists and authors to have contributed include Hunter S. Thompson, Patti Smith, and Tom Wolfe.

Musical Periodicals Database (ProQuest), 1884-current
This database provides indexing and abstracts for several hundred international music periodicals from over 20 countries, plus full text for more than 140 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes over 1.3 million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication. Some complete journal runs are included, with indexing back to 1874. Covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition.

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