Category Archives: Trial Databases

New Trial Database! Counseling and Therapy in Video

filmThe library has just obtained trial access to the following Alexander Street Press collections, available until June 30th.  If you have any comments, please let us know what you think!

Counseling and Therapy in Video:  The largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives in these collections allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.


Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts:  Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works is a searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material.

New Trial Database–The Gerritsen Collection

We’ve recently added a new trial to our collections.  The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs!  This collection is a great source of Women’s History primary source material.  According to the publisher:

“This database is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country’s feminist movement on other countries and their movements. The Gerritsen Collection also provides immediate access to many primary sources from around the world that were previously available only in a limited number of rare book rooms.

Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch physician and feminist who, along with her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting information on women’s issues in the late 1800s. Overall, the collection contains more than 4,500 publications from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, and continental Europe.”


Let us know what you think!

Gale Digital Collections Trial (historical and primary sources)

We have a new trial database –  Gale Digital CollectionsWe will have access to these collections until February 28, 2013.  The collections contain a wide variety of historical items and primary source material.

“Gale Digital Collections makes rare, previously impossible-to-access printed matter viewable in a digital format. From the 1100s to the 2000s; from the Wild West to the Far East; from culture and business, to politics and war, to religion and government.”

To access them from the library’s website, click on the Articles & Databases tab (top right), click on G from the alphabetical listing, then click on Gale Digital Collections. (You will need to log in with your Pipeline username and password from off campus.)

BrowZine iPad App

BrowZine graphicThe Burritt Library is a beta partner for BrowZine, an app for iPad that lets you easily find, read, organize and share scholarly journals from Open Access publishers, including BioMed Central.

To download BrowZine to your iPad  and to help ThirdIron develop what will become the final product – please go to  Or, visit the Apple App store and search for “BrowZine.”
During the beta period we will be dynamically updating features and adding new content.  You may occasionally find software bugs, see design changes, and notice new content.  If you find problems, have suggestions, or see something you like, we hope you will let us know by using the feedback button in BrowZine, visiting ThirdIron’s Contact Us page, or sending them an email at

Trial Databases for February

February is the month of romance, and to show our affection for the CCSU community, we are pleased to offer trial access to some fabulous online collections through the beginning of March! Check out the Vogue Archive, which contains the full contents of Vogue magazine (US edition) with full color page images from the first issue in 1892 to the present. This month we’re also featuring trial access to two amazing collections from Alexander Street Press, VAST: Academic Video Online and Music Online. Finally, for lovers of our feathered friends, we’re delighted to offer trial access  to Birds of North America Online, which provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

Our trial offerings may be accessed from the library website: Databases

While it’s not Godiva, we hope you enjoy these just the same!


Take a Digital Collection for a Test Drive!

Electronic resource vendors and publishers typically offer libraries an opportunity to try before we buy. We have four products available on a trial basis through early November: CREDO Reference, Early English Books Online, PsycTESTS, and Library Music Source. User feedback is an important criterion for selection, so please send any comments (good/bad/indifferent) to me at or feel free to add your comments to this post.

Links to access are on the library website. Enjoy!

Morningstar Investment Research Center

The Morningstar Investment Research Center is available to CCSU faculty, students, and staff for the entire spring 2011 semester!  It features data and analysis on over 11,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and more than 1,000 exchange traded funds. Plus, the database boasts a comprehensive Help and Education Center, Portfolio X-Ray and robust screening tools.

Celebrate National Library Week!

ng_nlw_button_stacklogo1Gale and Proquest have both announced complimentary access to selected databases during National Library week, April 11-17, 2010.  Information and links to access are included below.


Some good stuff here:

  • Archives Unbound — a vast new resource of topically-focused, cross-searchable digital collections of historical documents
  • Career Transitions — a new electronic resource offering a comprehensive guide to career change
  • Global Issues in Context — this online resource offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance
  • GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) — a new electronic resource offering authoritative reference content on the environment, energy, economic development and natural resources
  • Grzimek’s Animal Life — an interactive, media-rich online resource, with information on more than 4,000 species


  • CultureGramsTM explore the world’s cultures with local experts that document the history, customs, government, and daily life in multimedia reports on over 200 countries.
  • eLibrary(R) this easy to use resource brings together content about in-demand subjects from millions of multimedia-rich, global resources.
  • ProQuest(R) African American Heritage brings together records critical to African American family history research and connects users to a community of research experts.
  • ProQuest Historical NewspapersTM – Black Newspapers experience history firsthand via continuous runs of the following full-image titles: The Baltimore Afro-American, Chicago Defender, Los Angeles Sentinel, and New York Amsterdam News.

Proquest Research Databases – Trial access!

Greetings! Those of you in and around Library Land already know that we regularly arrange for trial access to new research databases. Doing this offers you, our library patrons, a chance to check out the content and “kick the tires” as it were… I’m excited to announce that we’re kicking off the academic year in high style with two great offerings from Proquest: Dissertations & Theses (Full-text Dissertations!!!) and Accounting & Tax Standards. Trial access will be available through September 25th. Please tell us what you think!