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).

    Trial ends: 31 Dec 2021

  • CNKI Books Online

    eBooks published by CNKI, a key national research and information publishing institution in China. The collection includes books in Chinese and English that cover multiple subjects such as science & technology, religion, politics, law, and healthcare.

    Trial ends: 29 Nov 2021