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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Art Song Transpositions This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): sheet music, ast
Contains art songs transposed into a variety of keys. Users have unlimited downloads of the songs already in the database, unlimited transpositions of repertoire in the database, and the option to request a song to be added to the database.
Funding Institutional This link opens in a new window
Funding Institutional sources data on active funding opportunities, awarded grants and funder profiles and combines it in such a way that, whatever role you play as an institutional stakeholder, you can apply it directly to your work, responsibilities and workflows. Registration is mandatory for all users. How to register:

  • Click on the above link "Funding Institutional"

  • In the new browser tab, click on SIGN IN in the top tight corner

  • Click on "Sign In via your institution"

  • Enter “Northern”, click on “Northern Illinois University”

  • Enter your NIU email alias (, Continue

  • Note: Email addresses ending in, and non-NIU email addresses will not work.

  • After a confirmation email from "Elsevier Identity" has been received (check "Junk" folder if you didn’t get anything), click on “Get Access”

Voting Rights & Election Law {Hein} This link opens in a new window
This collection is devoted to the electoral process: how elections are conducted, the strategy and controversies of political campaigns, how votes are counted, and who is allowed to vote. It contains content on historical and more recent elections, as well as elections conducted both in the United States and from around the world.