It’s that time again. This marks the eighteenth year for the Illinois State Library’s free trial database program, Try-It! Illinois. Users of over 5,000 Illinois ILLINET libraries are allowed trial access to numerous databases.
Illinois residents request a user name and password from their library or through the Try-It! Illinois website. Do not publish passwords.
The database trials help the state library to know which databases users want. The Try-It! Illinois trial period lasts from 1 October to 30 November 2017.
Here is a small sampling of this year’s databases.
African-American History Online
American Indian History Online
Armed Conflict Database
Digital Sanborn Maps Geo Edition
FOLD3 Library Edition
Historic Map Works Library Edition
Historical Chicago Defender (1909-1975)
Historical Chicago Tribune (1849 – 1992)
Historical New York Times (1851 – 2012)
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Full Text
Latino American Experience
MyHeritage Library Edition
National Survey of State Laws
Newspaper Source Plus
Newspapers.com Library Edition
ProQuest Communist Historical Newspaper Collection
ProQuest Religious Magazine Archive
Public Record Electronic Database
Rosetta Stone (I’m learning Irish!)
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, & the Law
No affiliation with an Illinois library? Take a peek at libraries that you are affiliated with to learn if they offer database trial programs.