Trial databases

The Library trials databases to get feedback on them from the University community and assess whether they should be added to the Library’s collection.

The database trials on the Library website are in line with the Collection Development and Management Policy.


We welcome your comments. Please feel free to send any feedback about our database trials to your subject librarian or the collection policy and development team.

Recommending resources

If you know of a resource you would like us to trial, please feel free to make a recommendation or talk to your subject librarian.

Current trials

  • IUPAC Standards Online


    Internationally-binding standards and recommendations for chemistry and related fields created by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

  • SAGE Research Methods Data Visualization


    Resources to support visualising research data. Watch videos of experts discussing the fundamentals of good design, practice creating your own visualisations, get tips and design inspiration from Expert Insights, and explore a range of visualisation tools.

  • Jazz Collection


    Over 250 programs in video-on-demand, a mix of recent concerts and festivals, and archives, as well as some documentaries.