Archive for the 'Trial Resources' Category

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II Trial

August 13th, 2013

Trial access is provided to Ethnographic Video Online : Volume II at the link below up to 31 August 2013:


Please inform your users of this trial and encourage feedback to be sent to


Building on the foundational content in the first volume, Ethnographic  Video Online: Volume II introduces archival material while also focusing on the state of the discipline today. Current issues such as environmental crises, refugee migration, and endangered languages are well documented, and every sub-discipline of anthropology are represented, including cultural, linguistic, applied, social, visual, urban, medical, and physical anthropologies, as well as archaeology.

Black Abolitionist Papers Trial

August 13th, 2013

Trial access is now provided to Black Abolitionist Papers here:


This collection documents the efforts of African American activists in their international effort to abolish slavery in the United States.  Covering the period 1830-1865, the 15,000-item collection records the full impact of African American efforts to oppose slavery by displaying the writings and publications of the activists themselves.


Access is available up to 11 September 2013.


Please send feedback to


London Review of Books trial

July 29th, 2013

Trial access has been arranged up to 11 October 2013 to the London Review of Books to encourage feedback on the appropriateness of a subscription to the online version for Cambridge users.

Please add feedback to the recommendation here:


Access LRB online here:

(For off campus access click on the federated access option.)


Trial access to: American Periodicals

July 1st, 2013

Trial access has been arranged to American Periodicals from 1 – 31 July 2013, a collection of digitized peridodicals comprising the American Periodicals Series Online, published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century; and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries, spanning the nineteenth century through the dawn of the twentieth century, containing labour, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles.

The trial can be accessed on and off campus here:

Please send your feedback on the trial to


Trial access to Sage Research Methods

June 21st, 2013

Trial access has been arranged to Sage Research Methods until 31 July.  Interest in Sage Research Methods will be across all disciplines, as researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.

Access to the trial on campus is via the URL here:


of off campus via the URL here:


Please send your feedback on the trial to

Trial access to Digital Karl Barth Library

June 21st, 2013

Trial access is available to the Digital Karl Barth Library until 30 June.

The Digital Karl Barth Library features the entire corpus of Barth’s Gesamtausgabe – currently comprising of 42 volumes of theological writings, lectures, letters, sermons, and interviews. As additional print volumes of the Gesamtausgabe become available they will be added to the collection. Also included is Barth’s magnum opus, the fourteen-volume Kirchliche Dogmatik.

The trial can be accessed at  To obtain the username and password to access the trial for Cambridge users please send a message to

Trial access to Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project

June 21st, 2013

Trial access is available to the Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project until 30 June.  Just now the works included are Comment dire and Stirrings still but the BDMP is intended to grow with the digitizations of The Unnamable (2013); Krapp’s Last Tape (end of 2013);  Molloy (2014);  The radio plays (2015);  Watt (2015?) ;  Malone Dies (2016);  Waiting for Godot (2017);  Endgame (2017) .

The trial can be accessed on campus here:

or off campus here:

Please send feedback on the trial to

Drama Online Trial now available off campus

March 8th, 2013

The trial access to Drama Online (see is now available also off campus.


Go to

Click on “Log in” at top right of the home page.

On the Log in box that appears, click on “Log in via your institution” and proceed with the Shibboleth Raven authentication steps.

Corpus Montaigne Trial

February 22nd, 2013

Trial access is provided from 4 to 22 March incl. to the “Corpus Montaigne” from Classiques Garnier.

The Corpus comprises all the works published in Montaigne’s lifetime and after his death by his daughter-in-law Marie de Gournay, all the editions published from the 16th to the 20th century, their annotation and critical apparatus, and also the best editions of the complete works in Italian, English, German and Spanish.

It contains all the different editions of the works of Montaigne in the 16th and 17th centuries, offering:
• the diplomatic editions in text-mode, exact copy of the printed originals (several typographical fonts were created to this end)
• the critically established text, in text mode (correction of abbreviations and misprints, critical editing of the text)
• modernised editions (modernised spelling)

The corpus also contains some twenty editions of the works of Montaigne edited in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with their complete critical apparatus.

The Corpus Montaigne trial can be accessed at:

or off campus at


Feedback on the trial should be sent to

Data Citation Index – trial extended

November 30th, 2012

Following initial technical difficulties setting up access to the Data Citation Index, the University Library has agreed an extension to the trial.

The trial will now run until 14th December 2012.


This new index can be accessed from the “Select a Database” tab in Web of Knowledge. 

Access Web of Knowledge from the eresources@cambridge A-Z listing or go to


Data Citation Index can be used to discover research data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation.

  • Discover international repositories and their deposited data studies, data sets, using the Thomson Reuters value add indexing
  • Navigate between related records within a repository
  • Link to the repository record to access the deposited data
  • See how data connects to scientific literature published in journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Coverage of social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences and arts and humanities


More information about the Data Citation Index is available at:

A video presentation about the product can be found here:


Please send your feedback on the trial to

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