The TCU Library is currently trialing several databases. Check them out here or on the database trials page, and let us know your thoughts.
Social Explorer Trial ends: 4/2/2017
Creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. An invaluable repository of information, the site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. Users can customize, save, print, and email maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations.
Coverage dates: 1790 – present.
AtoZ Maps Online Trial ends: 4/30/2017
Contains 145,000 royalty-free maps that can be downloaded and printed. Collection includes both antique and contemporary maps. Geographic coverage is from the world down to the US city level. Special maps include climate, geology, ecology, war, and history. Add-ons include country flags, quizzes and puzzles, and teaching tools.
Coverage dates: Varies.
Readers Guide Retrospective 1890-1982 Trial ends: 5/25/2017
Electronic version of an essential print reference, provides indexing for millions of articles in over 500 leading magazines. Includes peer-reviewed and consumer publications. Key finding tool for many 20th century publications where indexing did not begin until the 1980s.
Coverage dates: 1890-1982.
HeinOnline Trial ends: 9/1/2017
HeinOnline is the world’s largest fully searchable PDF image-based, government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase.
Coverage dates: Late 18th century to present.