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Trial Databases

Trial databases arranged in order of end date (earliest to latest):


Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture: The Oliveira Lima Library

Trial Expires: February 10, 2015

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Originally the personal library of the Brazilian diplomat, historian, and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima--the Oliveira Lima Library--has long been regarded as one of the finest collections of Luso-Brazilian materials available to scholars. Tthis collection turns the spotlight on Latin America’s largest and most influential power, covering topics such as colonialism, the Brazilian independence period, slavery and abolition, the Catholic Church, indigenous peoples, immigration, ecology, agriculture, economic development, medicine and public health, international relations, and Brazilian and Portuguese literature.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

Trial Expires: March 14, 2015

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Produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.

Contemporary World Music

Trial Expires: March 14, 2015

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Delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.