Periodically, Chesnutt Library gets trial databases on different subjects. This month there are several that you are welcome to try and povide feedback on to Mrs. Evelyn Council firstname.lastname@example.org as to whether or not the Library should pursue purchasing them.
Ancestry Library Edition – Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool created for the library market and provides patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.
Trial period: 21-Feb-2012 – 22-Mar-2012
Black Studies Center – “The HistoryMakers is a video collection of 100 oral history interviews of significant, contemporary African Americans from many disciplines and industries, discussing their life experiences.”
Black Abolitionist Papers – “This collection documents the efforts of African American activists in their international effort to abolish slavery in the United States. Covering the period 1830-1865, the 15,000-item collection records the full impact of African American efforts to oppose slavery by displaying the writings and publications of the activists themselves.”
Black Newspapers – A collection of significant Black newspapers from the United States.
Ambrose Video 2.0 – “Ambrose Video has a collection of more than 1200 video clips and full programs. Streaming for the Middle School, Secondary and College marketplaces. We have an extensive library of award-winning Streaming education materials, in social studies, literature, fine arts and the sciences.”
Plunkett Research, Ltd – Market Research, Industry Statistics, Trends and In-depth Analysis of Top Companies