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Free Database Trials

The University at Buffalo Libraries welcomes and utilizes the free trial offers vendors will occasionally give to UB. These trials are time sensitive lasting, on average, up to 30 days. We encourage the UB community to utilize these free trials and respond back to us with your comments on the products. Please Note: Trial databases are available from on campus only.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Date Posted 5/20/2016

The Ancestry Library Edition interface closely mirrors the features and functionality of the home version or private-subscription A powerful search engine, new search features, tools, and limits, and reconfigured results pages and image viewer, Ancestry Library Edition is designed to meet the needs of a diversity of researchers. The Library Edition offers thousands of databases and nearly 9 billion indexed names from key collections spanning the 14th century to present day, such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; Family Trees (over two billion names in public trees), the Map Center containing more than 10 million names from historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection.


ProQuest Policy File

Date Posted 5/4/2016

Policy File (part of the ProQuest Politics Collection) leads users to material from top domestic and international think tanks.


ProQuest Politics Collection

Date Posted 5/4/2016

This collection provides access to Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, which indexes hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals. ProQuest Political Science, which gives users access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources. PAIS International provides selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources, including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more.