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New/Trial Databases

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The following databases have recently been added to the library.
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AccessMedicine provides leading McGraw-Hill medical textbooks such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and online teaching tools such as animated anatomy modules and procedural videos. The collection was designed for residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care. A great resource for UMB’s CNHS. Healey Library is interested in receiving feedback about this resource from all our users – not just users from the CNHS.
  • Open Access
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The first ever dataset of evictions in America, going back to 2000. Find out how many evictions happen in your community. There is a scorecard and interactive features. Create custom maps, charts, and reports. Share facts with your neighbors and elected officials.
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HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Coverage dates back to the 1700s.
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A business resource which advertises a 360 degree perspective of companies, industries, countries, and cities accompanied by powerful analytics. It provides comprehensive market data and industry insights. It provides truly global coverage of all major companies, (including private companies) industries, countries and cities. Enhance academic research with access to trusted, timely, and comprehensive data and insight on socio and macro-economics, industry dynamics, and company performance and activities. We are trialing it for a year. Please provide feedback on this trial resource! Trial ends 3/1/2021
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NPX offers the world's largest digital library of scripts by living writers. It is designed and built with the needs of the new play sector in mind. Search the plays by title or author name with filters for play info (length, subject, genre), actors/cast characteristics, narrative attributes, identity of characters (race, ethnicity, gender), and playwright demographics. Please provide feedback on this resource. Trial ends 3/1/2021.
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Covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.
  • Expanded access granted by publisher in response to COVID-19.
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This database combines important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools. The National Theater Archive is included in this collection. Please provide feedback on this trial resource! Trial ends 6/30/2020.
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Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
A comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body. If you are using a mobile device, please download the mobile apps linked on the initial launch screen. We are trialing it for a year. Please provide feedback on this trial resource! Trial ends 6/30/2020.
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