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    New / Trial Databases

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    The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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    Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines. An important feature is the full cross-searchability across all the Infobase history databases for an even more comprehensive view of history.
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    Reference essays and literary criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works. Thousands of scholarly and critical books, peer-reviewed journals, and other periodicals. Over 400 full-length videos of classic plays and films.
    Over 2,600 searchable, full-text poems, with corresponding analytical entries. Information on 49,000+ major and minor literary characters. Overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works. Features a comprehensive Shakespeare Center — including the full text of all of his plays. A redesigned “How to Write about” section with improved functionality and special sections covering how to write a good essay.
    • Resource available to TNCC affiliates only.
    • First time user registration required.
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    LearningExpress Library / PrepStep provides users with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill building materials, and career resources available. Over 1,000 online practice tests and tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles. *Requires free registration before use.
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    In order to gain access to the New York Times you must register for access by creating a user account via this link.
    After registering you can access all content from the New York Times.
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    Articles from 1851-1980 are available either in full-text or partial articles. Full-text articles are available for all content post-1980. Full or partial articles are accessible to all visitors.

    In order to gain access, you must first register for an account which you will do via this link.
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    Curated New York Times articles that include lessons and learning outcomes. Coverage for 16 disciplines and especially useful for teaching faculty.

    In order to access the New York Times in Education you must first register using your Thomas Nelson email
    • Full text database. At least a portion, if not all, the material in this database is available full text.
    • Resource available to TNCC affiliates only.
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    The largest online newspaper archive. 9,400+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s, millions of additional pages added every month.
    • VIVA database subscription (Virginia Virtual Library - Statewide consortium)
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    These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Health education and physical therapy are also covered.
    • Full text database. At least a portion, if not all, the material in this database is available full text.
    • VIVA database subscription (Virginia Virtual Library - Statewide consortium)
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    Includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more. For researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.
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