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The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society
Featuring more than 13,500 works published between 1860 and 1922, this fully searchable collection offers printed items addressing all facets of the Civil War and its aftermath.  These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include broadsides, lithographs, maps, books, pamphlets, photographs, political cartoons, stereographs, and more.  Coverage extends throughout the Civil War and well beyond into the postwar periodTrial ends May 10.

The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society
This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years; it addresses every facet of American slavery. These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera; among them are a large number of invaluable Southern imprints.  Trial ends May 10.

Digital National Security Archive
Created in collaboration with the National Security Archive, this database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Trial ends May 1.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)
Trial ends April 26.

CQ U.S. Political Stats
U.S. Political Stats is a visualization and manipulation tool for finding data on Congress, Supreme Court and the Presidency with facts and figures on performance, economic and population indicators. Trial ends May 5.

CQ Press Library, includes (trial ends May 5):

  • Congress Collection, a data-rich research and reference tool that provides historical analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, interest groups, and their interactions in crafting public policy.
  • CQ Almanac, analysis on the major legislation and actions of Congress for each year since 1945.
  • CQ Researcher, a database of reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923.
  • CQ Weekly, a weekly news magazine featuring reporting on public policy, politics, Congressional legislation, and elections extending back to 1983.
  • Voting and Elections Collection, a database of elections data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical materials to help researchers investigate and understand voting and elections in America from 1789-present.
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