New and Updated Databases April 2016

The following databases and e-resources have been recently changed or added to KU Libraries' collections. A list of database trials is also available.

New to Databases A-Z

Access World News (Upgrade from America's News)

African American Newspapers Series II - 1835-1956

Cambridge Companions Online (Upgrade from Cambridge Companions to Music)

Human Rights Studies Online

International African Bibliography Online (IABO)

Iskusstvo kino Digital Archive

Life Magazine Digital Archive

Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-2012)

Theatre in Video Volume 1

Theatre in Video Volume 2

Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Updates to Databases A-Z

Title changes / URL changes / Platform changes:

Screen Studies Collection - replaces Film Indexes Online as the cross search interface for American Film Institute Catalog (AFI), Film Index International (FII) and FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database on the ProQuest platform effective 04-01-16.

EMIS (Emerging Markets Information service) - URL change effective 04-04-16.

BioOne Complete - replaces BioOne.1 and BioOne.2 and is comprised of all journals in these two databases.  The URL did not change.


Canceled Databases

Please refer to the Libraries' Budget Update page to review resources identified for non-renewal.


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