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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Please check out the database trials available from MCL.


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 31, 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.


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.


Statista provides access to data from over 18,000 sources consisting of statistics, studies, and reports relating to your search.  In addition, infographics are available for download, data can be exported using Excel, and industry reports are available.  Popular topics are highlighted.
until April 30, 2015
No Username or Password Required.


Last updated March 11, 2015.