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 acastaff@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

Nursing and Mental Health in Video: A Symptom Media Collection

Alexander Street https://search.alexanderstreet.com/nmhv 18/11/18


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

SAGE Psychiatry Journals



19th American Century Drama

Thompson Henry


De Gruyter Rights, Action and Social Responsibility Collection

De Gruyter


Kanopy Kanopy 10/11/17
Independent Voices   30/03/17
Canadian Theatre Review   25/03/17
Drama Online: additional video content - subscribed to Globe on Screen   18/12/16
APA Style Central   02/11/16
America's Historical Newspapers Enquiry   18/10/16
Digital Theatre Plus   03/10/16
Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library Adam Matthew 30/08/16
InterUK-Vet Mark Allen Group 30/08/16
Eighteenth Century Drama   13/07/16
The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991   07/07/16
SAGE video   30/06/16
Wageningen Academic Publishers E-Books and E-Journals   16/05/16
The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H Jacobs   15/04/16

Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

Adam Matthew 15/04/16





Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004


IA reporter 



BioOne 01/06/15

British Newspapers parts III & IV

Gale Cengage 13/04/15

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) Online

ICLR 30/04/15

Education Research Complete

EBSCO 12/03/15

Ethical Corp

Ethical Corp  07/02/15
Human Rights Law Collection Bloomsbury  31/12/14
Hart Collection Bloomsbury  31/12/04

British Online Archives

Microform Academic Publishers  12/12/14

Early European  Books Online 1-4

ProQuest 31/10/14
 Punch Historical Archive Gale  15/10/14

Journal Citation Reports
Essential Science Indicators

Thomson Reuters  30/09/14

 Environment Digimap

Edina  31/07/14

 Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

Proquest  20/07/14

 Academic Video Online

Alexander Street Press 30/06/14

 World Market Intelligence

World Market Intelligence 08/06/14

 Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Cengage  31/03/14

 Institute of Civil Engineers

ICE Publishing 23/03/14


APA  22/03/2014

 National Geographic Virtual Library

Gale Cengage 28/02/2014

CountryWatch Database

CountryWatch Inc  10/02/14

 Chatham House Online Archive, Module 1, 1920-1979    

Gale Cengage 05/02/14

 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Series A

Royal Society Publishing 31/12/13

 Proceedings of the Royal Society - Series B

Royal Society Publishing 31/12/13

 Cambridge Books Online

CUP  02/12/2013

British History Online

Institute of Historical Research 15/11/13
Web of Knowledge - additional trial content Thomson Reuters 31/10/13
Key Note Key Note October 2013

Daily Mail Historical Archive

Gale Cengage 25/10/13
ebrary Academic Complete e-books - subscribed (now ProQuest Ebook Central) ProQuest  
Sustainable Organization Library Greenleaf Publishing 01/09/13
Brill's Medieval Reference Library Online BrillOnline 31/05/13
Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003 Gale  29/05/13

PastMasters: Women Writers

Intelex  10/05/13

Drama Online - subscribed


Mintel - academic Oxygen
Mintel - GMN (Global Market Navigator)

Mintel 24/04/13 

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering & Computer Science and Colloquium Digital Library of Life Science. This includes all available Computer & Information Sciences titles.

Morgan & Claypool 31/03/13

Mass Observation Online III - subscribed

Adam Matthew 10/04/13
Orlando Cambridge University Press 08/04/13
Passport Euromonitor International 08/04/13
MarketLine Advantage Informa 01/04/13
Routledge Performance Archive  Routledge 28/03/13 
Partridge Slang Online Routledge 26/03/13 
UKPressOnline Digitorial Ltd / UKPressOnline 07/03/13
Digital Theatre Plus Digital Theatre Limited 20/02/13
Chandos Library and Information e-books Chandos 04/02/13
Oxford Bibliographies Online OUP  31/12/12
Promotional access to selected journals ISPG Nesli2 Deal  31/12/12
Stem Cells Translational Medicine AlphaMed Press  31/12/12
Promotional access to selected proceedings/journals Royal Society  14/12/12
Nature Geoscience Nature Publishing Group  04/12/12
ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) ACLS  30/11/12
Medici TV MUSEEC SAS  12/11/12
Digital Theatre Plus Digital Theatre Ltd  07/11/12
Bridgeman Art Bridgeman Education  10/10/12
Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals c1685-1835 Adam Matthew  08/10/12
Churchill Archive - subscribed 'til end of 2013 Bloomsbury  
American National Biography Online 2012-2013 (ANB Online) OUP  07/09/12
African American Studies Centre 2012-2013 OUP  07/09/12
Social Explorer OUP  06/09/12