Trial Databases

Note:  Trial databases generally are not available through SLU Proxy Access.  To use these trials you must be on campus.

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Databases & Other Resources


African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, from Readex provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience from 35 different states.  Topics include life in the Antebellum South; the spread of abolitionism; growth of the Black church; the Emancipation Proclamation; the Jim Crow Era; the Great Migration to northern cities, the West and Midwest in search of greater opportunity; rise of the N.A.A.C.P.; the Harlem Renaissance; the Civil Rights movement; political and economic empowerment and more.
until March 14, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


Apartheid South Africa, 1948 - 1980, from Adam Matthews, provides access to British primary documents from the National Archives, UK, on the apartheid Governments of South Africa. 
Note:  PDF download options are not available during trials.
until March 15, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


Archives Unbound: Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes (1944-1949). From the U.S. National Archives, this resource is the digitized version of the microfilm, Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials.  Provides documentation of the investigation and prosecution of war crimes by Nazi concentration camp commandants and other personnel.  Documents include correspondence, trial records and transcripts, interrogation reports, trial exhibits, photographs of atrocities, newspaper clippings, pamphlets , and more.
Trial runs February 10 through February 24, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


Data-Planet Statistical Data Sets with EASI Data.  Search across federal, state, local, and privately collected statistics from banking to Zillow real estate data....EASI data is included in this database as a trial.  After logging into this database select EASI analytics 2012 or 2013 from Data Sources in left-hand column.
until February 28, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context includes the  At Issue, Contemporary Issues Companion, Current Controversies, Information Plus Reference, and Opposing Viewpoints series along with some magazines providing information on today’s most visible controversial issues such as legalized marijuana, gun control, terrorism, prostitution and human trafficking, and more.
until March 10, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


Oxford Bibliographies Online is a suite of discipline-based subject modules that provide scholarly overviews of topics in the social sciences and humanities.  Each entry is a selective, peer-reviewed guided tour through the key literature of a subject created by experts in that topic.  All citations are linked through to SLU’s collection via OpenURL.  To get started, visit the Help Section.
until March 8, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


PolicyMap is a US-National web-based Geographic Information System used to understand communities and the data associated with them.  With easy-to-use menus, PolicyMap is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level.  See You Tube for some video instructions to get started.
until February 28, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers consist of the following 8 newspapers plus the Chicago Defender, to which SLU already has access.  Search all of them or just one by using the database selection tool at the left top of the screen.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World (1931 - 2003) 
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Cleveland Call and Post (1934 - 1991)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel (1934 - 2005)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1922 - 1993)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier (1911 - 2002)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893 - 1988) 
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921 - 2003)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Philadelphia Tribune (1912 - 2001)

For additional information please see About ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
until March 8, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


Scientific Style and Format Online, 8th edition, CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, from University of Chicago Press is available for your use and evaluation.  Check out the Citation Style and Formate Quick Guide for examples of how to cite the most commen materials such as journals, books, patents, dissertations, newspapers, and online materials of many types.
until February 28, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


Last updated February 18, 2015.