Electronic Resources Trials

Aberystwyth University libraries request free site trials of resources in response to enquiries by staff and students. We also request trials of new resources that we think may be of interest and use in teaching, learning or research at Aberystwyth University.

See the tables below for details of current or recent trials. Trial access is available on campus. Off-campus access is sometimes available via VPN.

Please email librarians@aber.ac.uk after visiting any of the resource trials, describing briefly how the resource would be of use to you in teaching, learning or research.

Current trials


Publisher URL Trial ends

Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford University Press           https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/                                    03/12/2023


Cambridge University Press https://orlando.cambridge.org/  15/12/2023


Please also let us know if you have found a resource for which you would like us to arrange a site trial, or if you have any other enquiries about these trials.

Although many of the resources we trial are too expensive to consider subscribing to in the first instance

  • you might like to try these resources even if it is only for a limited time
  • publishers may offer more viable pricing models in the future e.g. a single purchase price rather than a recurrent commitment
  • we can gather evidence of interest in a resource to support a case for purchase, particularly where interest is found to be inter-disciplinary.

Recent trials

Resource Publisher Trial ended

Science Technology & Medicine, 1780-1925 - Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Gale Cengage

CAB Reviews

CABI 28/02/2022

Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 

Gale Cengage 13/03/2020


Kanopy.com 29/11/2019

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Alexander Street (ProQuest) 15/11/2019

Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus 16/07/2019

Future Medicinal Chemistry (2018 & 2019 only)

Future Science 31/12/2019