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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
(1834-1922). This collection of Foreign Office files explores the history of Persia (Iran), Central Asia and Afghanistan from the decline of the Silk Road in the first half of the nineteenth century to the establishment of Soviet rule over parts of the region in the early 1920s. Comprised of correspondence, intelligence reports, agents’ diaries, minutes, maps, newspaper excerpts and other materials, this collection offers insights not only into the impact of Great Power politics on the region, but also the region’s peoples, cultures and societies.
Alternate Name(s): CNKI
1994- present. China Academic Journals (CAJ) is a continuously updated Chinese journal database. The database covers academic journals published in mainland China.
To begin your search, click on Journal Navigation on the home page and choose your subject. Though the entire platform can be searched, includes full text access to Series F containing over 800 Literature/History/Philosophy titles.
Languages: Chinese, Korean, English.
Trial access ends Feb. 9, 2023
The Latin American Weekly Report provides a behind-the-scenes briefing on all the week’s key developments throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The 16-page report provides what is important, why it is important, and where it is leading each week.
Sage Explorer provides a portal to all Sage resources, including: Video, Research Methods, Ebooks, Business Cases, CQ Press Library, CQ Researcher, Data Planet, Campus and Business Skills that provide learning skills and research methods covering critical skills and research methods that can be applied across all stages of academic study.
Davidson College has access to Sage Explorer through December 2023.
Alternate Name(s): NYT
NYT Academic Pass. Includes access to the website and mobile apps and NYT archives from 9/18/1851-12/31/2002.
NEW subscribers to NYT can visit to create an account (register). Type in the school's name and follow the instructions based on your location (on or off campus). If you encounter an error message, email
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