Database Trials

  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    Trial ends August 14, 2019. Provide feedback to Wendi Kaspar, Coordinator of Policy Sciences & Economics Library or fill out a short survey.
    This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito.
    Encompassing over 5,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.
  • Rock's Backpages
    Trial ends August 31, 2019. Provide feedback to Tom Sullivan, Business Librarian, or fill out a short survey.
    Username: RBP@ALA
    Password: ALArock5
    Rock's Backpages is the world's biggest archive of music journalism and pop writing of the last 60 years. Comprising of almost 40,000 articles, the RBP library aggregates the work of more than 720 of the finest writers across all popular-music genres from rockabilly to hip hop, via R&B, country and electronica (EDM). The RBP library also includes in excess of 650 exclusive audio interviews with music legends from Jimi Hendrix to Kate Bush, via Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain. The library features over 6,500 artists, from Elvis Presley to Beyonce.