Met Opera On Demand

This collection from New York’s Metropolitan Opera provides performances on video from 1977 to present, some in high-definition. Also included are more than 300 audio-only recordings of live performances dating back as far as 1936. Can be searched by title, composer, vocal artist, and conductor. A synopsis and optional subtitles are provided for each opera; program notes and other supplementary materials are available for some. Flash player required for videos, which means videos will not display on iPads or iPhones. Library access to this collection does not include the iPad app that is available to individual subscribers.

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Trial expires: Friday, May 23, 2014

Dictionary of American Regional English

This resource was on trial and has been acquired by the Baylor Libraries.

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections

Access e-books from American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, Clay Minerals Society, Geological Society of America, Geological Society of London, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, University of Wyoming, SEPM—The Society for Sedimentary Geology, Society of Economic Geologists, and Society of Exploration Geophysicists using the GeoScience World interface or a mobile app. Download chapter PDFs. Browse by title.

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Trial expires: Saturday, May 31, 2014

ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection

Covers all of the social sciences with deep coverage of sociology and politics, and extending to criminal justice, education, linguistics, and language behavior. Offers abstract and indexing files on over 14,000 titles, totaling around 15 million records. This is combined with more than 1,800 full-text scholarly journals and other sources including full-text dissertations, SSRN Political Science Research Network working papers and most recently added, sociology videos from INTELECOM. ProQuest.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Makes available Parliamentary papers from the 18th to the 21st century (2010/12 – 2012/13 sessions). Includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers with supplementary material back to 1688. Provides detailed indexing and full text searching of images along with downloading capability. Content for the current century is on a regular release schedule from current sessions of Parliament. Included in this trial is the 19th century collection which can be accessed beyond this trial and is listed in the Electronic Resource Database under the same title. Proquest.

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Trial expires: Saturday, April 12, 2014

ProQuest International Datasets

Provides aggregated global macro-economic and demographic datasets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms on a national or sub-national (city, state, or province) level. Users can compare data from multiple sources and share their findings. ProQuest.

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Trial expires: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Statistical Abstracts of the World

Provides statistical data or citations to data from approximately 40 national governments’ statistical abstracts as well as compendia issued by international organizations and research firms. This resource works similarly to ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. and includes data that is not easily found elsewhere. Full text options for accessible data include PDF files, GIF formatted tables, and Excel spreadsheets. ProQuest.

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Trial expires: Saturday, April 12, 2014

British Literary Manuscripts Online

Provides a digital archive featuring manuscripts dating from c. 1120 to 1900. Includes hundreds of thousands of pages of poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence and other manuscripts from the Medieval era through the Victorian era. Provides an intimate look into the lives and works of more than 1,000 authors and delivers insights into the culture and context surrounding centuries of British Literary achievement. The two parts — British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance and British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660–1900 – can be searched as a whole or individually.

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Trial expires: Monday, March 24, 2014

Dictionary of American Regional English (Digital DARE)

Represents the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco and has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. The digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity. Includes browsing by region as well as alphabetically, audio of original DARE field recordings, maps illustrating regional distribution, and a bibliography of over 12,000 sources cited in the dictionary.

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Trial expires: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology. Volume 1, Theory and Research and Volume 2,  Applications and Training

Volume 1 presents the best science and best practice within this cross-cutting perspective of psychology. It is covering theory and research, comprises chapters concerning conceptual and professional issues, ethnic minority research and methods, individual differences, social and developmental process, and community and organizational perspectives.  Volume 2 present the best science and best practice within this cross-cutting perspective of psychology. It is focusing on applications and training, includes chapters covering historical and professional perspectives; stress, adjustment, and positive psychology; diagnosis and assessment; psychopathology; clinical interventions; applied and preventive psychology; and training and supervision.

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