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RefWorks Discontinued June 30, 2019

Please Note: ASU Library’s institutional subscription to RefWorks will be discontinued on June 30, 2019. In addition, no new RefWorks accounts will be available after December 31, 2018. For more information about the RefWorks transition, please visit the RefWorks Transition page:

New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
American Indian Newspapers includes newspapers produced by a range of Indigenous Nations in the United States and British Columbia from 1828 to 2016. The newspapers include national periodicals as well as local community news and student publications. Highlights from Arizona include the Ak-Chin O'odham Runner, Navajo Times, and Hopi Action News.
Note: This is a trial resource and access is available from February 13-March 15, 2019.
This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
Note: This is a trial resource and access is available until March 20, 2019
Eighteenth Century Drama features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play submitted for license between 1737 and 1824, as well as hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays.
Note: This is a trial resource and access is available until March 20, 2019
The Eighteenth-Century Journals Portal provides access through a single interface to digitization of selected English-language scholarly journals and newspapers from the years 1699-1835.
Coverage: 1980 – current
Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This product provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. All titles are cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform allowing researchers easy access to multiple perspectives, resources, and languages on the topic they are researching.
  • Open Access
Open source database of terrorism events from 1970 forward. Published by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland.
Public Note: To download records, either on or off-campus, the Pro platform requires a user to create an account with ASU email address. The records are sent to this email address.
GuideStar Pro provides access to information on millions of nonprofit organizations. Users can search, compare, and analyze organizations, filtering by size, revenue, location, and other features.
Note: This is a trial resource and access is available until March 20, 2019
This collection is sourced from the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, and allows access to a vast and unique collection of primary source documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century.
When the Studies in Imperialism series was founded the emphasis was laid upon the conviction that ‘imperialism as a cultural phenomenon had as significant an effect on the dominant as on the subordinate societies’. With well over a hundred titles now published, this remains the prime concern of the series. Cross-disciplinary work has indeed appeared covering the full spectrum of cultural phenomena, as well as examining aspects of gender and sex, frontiers and law, science and the environment, language and literature, migration and patriotic societies, and much else.

Conditions of Use

Electronic resources are owned by independent providers and are protected by copyright and other laws. They are provided for ASU students, faculty, staff and library users only. ASU is not responsible for the content, format, accuracy or availability of electronic resources.

You must:

  • Use the resources for personal, educational or research purposes only
  • Check the provider's website for permitted uses and restrictions
  • Comply with restrictions on use, copying, reproduction, distribution and alteration

You must not:

  • Systematically or programmatically or massively copy any of these resources
  • Distribute these resources beyond ASU faculty, students and staff
  • Sell or otherwise make commercial use of the resources
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