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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of published ethnographies, seminal texts, memoirs, contemporary studies and archival material covering human culture and behavior around the world.

Trial dates: 11 March - 10 May 2021
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Explore 120,000 pages of fully cross-searchable literature from 1930s to the present from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, with strong Indigenous and female representation. In-copyright fictional and poetry works are paired with author interviews, documentaries, scholarly writings, and other multimedia.

Trial dates: 29 March - 28 May 2021
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Understand today’s world through primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera related to significant border areas and events from the 19th to 21st centuries. Covers environmental, financial, political, and cultural impacts of migrant populations and borderland across Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

Trial dates: 29 March - 28 May 2021
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One person in seven experiences disability - discover the story of this community and its contributions through this addition to the scholarly record of periodicals, interviews, memoir and more from around the world.

Trial dates: 29 March - 28 May 2021
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Explore 600+ authoritative sources for small business students and owners, mapped to four key stages: plan, fund, start, and manage. Includes the Business Plans Handbook, eBooks, periodicals and directories.
For complementary tools see Plan Builder (Gale Business), also on trial.

Trial dates: 2 March - 30 April 2021
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Classic and contemporary video ethnographies, documentaries and shorts from every continent, introducing and contextualizing hundreds of cultural groups and practices around the world.

Includes Vol. III: Indigenous Voices made by and for indigenous people and communities.

Trial dates: 11 March - 10 May 2021
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Study worldwide human rights violations and atrocity crimes of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Comprehensive primary and secondary materials provide historical context and analysis through video footage, images, reference works, government and NGO archives and documents.

Trial dates: 29 March - 28 May 2021
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Walk through this step-by-step guide to starting, managing and growing a business or non-profit. Plan Builder introduces key entrepreneurial concepts for beginners as well as online planning tools and templates for advanced business owners. For complementary reference sources see Entrepreneurship (Gale Business), also on trial.

Trial dates: 2 March - 30 April 2021
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Access over 4000 sources worldwide including passenger lists, UK censuses, civil registration indexes, convict records, British Army WWI pension records and directories, and more.

Note: for a limited time during the ongoing coronavirus situation, Ancestry Library Edition will be available from home to Victorian residents with a State Library membership.
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  • Primary sources
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Engage with fully searchable collections of primary sources relating to sexuality and identity. Comprises LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Parts I and II; Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century and International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture featuring Australian periodicals from 1970s-2000s.
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Engage with rare and unique sources from 1450-1945 tracing the development of the modern, western world through the dynamics of trade and wealth.
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Browse a compilation of rare and unique archival collections covering a wide range of fringe political movements from 1900s to 2010s.
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Discover worldwide causes, effects, and responses to World War II refugee crises and displaced persons through 700,000 pages of manuscript records sourced from the National Archives of UK and USA, the British Library, World Jewish Relief and more.
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