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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

  • Overton

    The world’s largest searchable index of policy documents, guidelines, think tank publications and working papers. You can use it to find policy documents in your area of interest or to see the policy impact of your research or any given researcher or scholarly article.

    Trial ends: 12 Jul 2022

  • Nature Synthesis

    Nature Synthesis covers all areas of chemical and materials synthesis, publishing works based on organic, inorganic, organometallic and materials chemistry. The journal aims to publish research in all areas of synthesis, both from academia and industry.

    Trial ends: 31 Jul 2022

  • Nature Reviews Psychology

    Nature Reviews Psychology is a journal publishing accessible and topical review, perspective and comment articles across psychological science, its applications and its wider societal implications.

    Disciplines include clinical psychology, cognition, developmental, neuropsychology, cognitive science, psycholinguistics, social psychology and more.

    Trial ends: 31 Jul 2022

  • What Everyone Needs to Know

    Oxford University Press hosts this eBook collection on complex current events. Each volume takes an event or complex issue and offers a balanced authoritative primer aimed at a wide readership.

    Trial ends: 1 Jul 2022

  • Gallup Analytics

    Gallup Analytics is a subscription-based platform that houses more than a decade of international public opinion data from more than 160 countries and areas and nearly a century of U.S. national data.

    Powered by the Gallup World Poll and other public opinion and survey research, Gallup Analytics provides subscribers with unprecedented access to internationally comparable, broad coverage, in-depth research, with trend lines on important measurements of human development.

    Trial ends: 24 Jun 2022

  • Nature Aging

    Nature Aging is interdisciplinary and covers topics related to other nature journals such as nature cell biology, nature genetics, nature human behaviour, nature immunology, nature metabolism, nature medicine and nature neuroscience.

    Trial ends: 31 Jul 2022

  • Nature Reviews Methods Primers

    Nature reviews methods primers includes research from life and clinical sciences, materials science and drug discovery as well as research on the socioeconomic implications of Cancer.
    This covers analytical, applied, statistical, theoretical and computational methods used in the life and physical sciences.

    Trial ends: 31 Jul 2022

  • Nature Computational Science

    Nature Computational Science is a multidisciplinary journal covering use of computational techniques and mathematical models in a range of science subjects including Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, and data analysis from disciplines such as health, climate science, bioinformatics, computational physics and cosmology.

    Trial ends: 31 Jul 2022