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A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.


New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Albany Business Review (Personal Account)
Create a personal (free) account to access content on the website of the Albany Business Review.

Use the Registration Link to initially create your free account.

After your account is set up, use the Link to ABR Site to login and access content.

ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Compass / Digital Library: Provides access to books; papers; journal articles; and manuals and special technical publications. ASTM covers a broad range of engineering disciplines. (Registration Link) This link opens in a new window
Register for a free account.
Follow the link on this guide. Then...
Enter your email address
Verify your email by entering the 8-digit code sent to your inbox
Set a password for your account & click "Confirm" to complete set-up

After you have you account set, you can go directly to and sign in to access the site.
Bloomsbury Video Library This link opens in a new window
Bloomsbury Video Library launches with the Arts and Humanities Collection (formerly known as Artfilms). With an international range of content across the visual arts and performing arts, film, history, and more, this collection features exclusive indie films and shorts, avant-garde performances, interviews with renowned writers, artists, choreographers, performers and practitioners, documentaries on an international range of themes, traditions, and historical figures, and much more.

To support libraries of all sizes and specialisms, the following smaller thematic subsets of the Arts and Humanities Collection are also available:

Film and Media
History and Culture
Visual and Applied Arts
Part of Digital National Security Archive: This collection brings together more than 2,000 documents concerning the relationship between the United States and China, with an emphasis on the 1969-1998 time period. The documents include memos, cables, and studies concerning U.S. diplomatic relations with China, records concerning the U.S.-PRC security relationship, documents related to the economic and scientific association with the PRC, and intelligence estimates and studies concerning the PRC's foreign policy objectives, military capabilities, and internal situation.
Daily Gazette (Schenectady) This link opens in a new window
Current members of the Union College community can register for free access to the Gazette's website.

1. Go to []
2. Enter your email address.
3. You will be directed to this page:
4. Check your email inbox and spam for an email activation link:
5. When you click the link you will be asked to activate your account:
6. Click the activate account button, this will forward you to your profile page where you can set your password, log out from website, and then log back in.
7. Your account will then be set for accessing our content - you will also receive a morning email with a link to that day's replica e-Edition, you can unsubscribe from this email list at any time.
Human Rights Studies Online This link opens in a new window
...a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more.
Materials Science Collection This link opens in a new window
Materials Science Collection is an interdisciplinary full-text and A&I collection to support researchers studying materials and materials related concepts. Coverage crosses multiple specialties in materials science from engineering, nanoscience, construction, ceramics and much more. Content includes scholarly journals, trade and industry titles, conference proceedings, dissertations, technical reports, and other sources of gray literature.

Coverage: 1965 - current
An archival collection comprising the backfiles of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive), spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy.
Times Union (Personal Account) This link opens in a new window
Schaffer Library has an agreement with the Times Union for members of the Union College community to create a free account to access the newspaper's website. To get started:
1 - Go to
2 - Select Account/Create an Account
3 - Use your Union College email address and create a password
4 - Check your email for a verification email

Once your account is created, you can use your login for the website or TU's mobile apps.
UN Comtrade This link opens in a new window
The United Nations Comtrade database aggregates detailed global annual and monthly trade statistics by product and trading partner for use by governments, academia, research institutes, and enterprises. Data compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division covers approximately 200 countries and represents more than 99% of the world's merchandise trade. Information can be extracted in a variety of formats, including API developer tools for integration into enterprise applications and workflows. Subscribers receive access to additional functionality to improve efficiency and specificity.