We are pleased to let you know that the OSU Libraries are conducting a trial of ACLS Humanities E-Book. The trial will run through June 30, 2008.

This electronic resource includes 1700 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected for their continuing importance to students and scholars. In summer 2008, and every year thereafter, HEB will be adding 500 titles to the collection.

The project includes both in-print and out-of print books and adds 500 titles a year. It is a collaboration of the American Council of Learned Societies, various constituent members of the ACLS and nearly 95 publishers.

Areas include: Comparative/World, Africa, America, Asia, Latin America, Europe (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern), the Middle East, Byzantium and the Mediterranean, and Australasia/Oceania, plus Women’s studies, of the Native Peoples of the Americas, and history of Economics, Science and Technology, Archaeology, Art History, Folklore, Religion, Musicology, and Political Science.

Lists of titles can be found online at: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/titlelist.html

This site allows for simultaneous multi-user access; individual books can be added to e-reserve; and you can link from a syllabus to books/chapters. If we subscribe, a cataloging record for each book in the collection will appear in our catalog with a link to the online text.

To try the site, go to: http://www.HumanitiesEBook.org

Although searching and browsing are always unrestricted, to access the full text you will need to use a login and password. Please contact your Subject Librarian</a for the login and password information.

Please let us know what you think of the site and whether you would like us to subscribe. Comments can be submitted on the Database Trial Evaluation Form.

A trial of the London Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 has been set up and will run through May 29, 2008.

The Times Digital Archive is a full-image online archive of every page published by The Times [London] from 1785-1985. The text within the images is fully searchable at the article level. Users can easily search news articles, obituaries, advertising and classifieds — virtually everything that appeared in the newspaper. Results are displayed at the article level and users may view the article — or the full page upon which it appeared.

Comments on this trial can be submitted through the Database Trial Evaluation Form.