Trial Databases

Access Global NewsBank (2024 Edition)

Trial period: 29 April 2024 - 31 May 2024

This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

Asian Life in America (Series 1-3)

Trial period: 26 April 2024 - 31 May 2024

The contributions and experiences of Asian Americans are integral to United States history. From 18th-century immigrant communities to 19th-century labor rights to contemporary discourse around social justice, people of Asian descent have helped shape the story of America. Now, researchers across multiple disciplines can explore the perspectives and stories of the Asian American experience—from the early 18th century to today.

BBC Monitoring Summary of World Broadcasts (BBC M SWB): 1939 – 2001

Trial period: 26 April 2024 - 31 May 2024

Recognized as one of the most important historical archives ever assembled, this digital collection offers nearly 70,000 multi-page reports from 1939 to 2001. Scholars and students can gain vital 20th century background and context for interpreting the complexity of today's global events. BBC M SWB is one of our two OSINT (Open-Source INTelligence) sources. BBC M SWB acts as an important foundational record of world history with first-hand, real-time coverage of 20th-century people, places, and global events. It is an essential resource for researchers in a wide variety of disciplines, including history, political science, government, economics, social and cultural studies, and international studies.



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Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports: 1941 - 1996

Trial period: 26 April 2024 - 31 May 2024

The collection been considered by Sinologists as one of the most valuable historical collections on contemporary China due to the significant, critical material unavailable from any other source during a time when China was slowly opening to the world. As it emerged from civil war, progressed to the Cultural Revolution and then opened to economic reform, the FBIS China collection contains the newspaper, short-wave, radio, and television broadcast texts that exist nowhere else. As a result, the FBIS historical archive is essential for understanding issues and events that preceded current issues within Asia.

Global Think Tanks

Trial period:22 April 2024 - 24 May 2024

Global Think Tanks is a living database of research produced by the world’s leading policy experts, think tanks, research centers, IGOs, and NGOs. Access to more than 30 million pages of curated, high quality policy reports, briefs, analyses, working papers, and datasets from 10,000 policy organizations. Global Think Tanks covers many disciplines—agriculture, energy, pharmaceuticals, diversity, crime, librarianship, and much more.

MIT Press Direct eBook Collections

Trial Period: 2 April 2024 - 1 June 2024

MIT Press Direct covers nearly 1,000 tiles in the subjects of Art and Architecture, Biomedical Sciences, Business and Finance, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Design, Education, Environment, Game Studies, Humanities, Information Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, New Media, Philosophy and Social Sciences.

North American City Reports

Trial period:22 April 2024 - 24 May 2024


Trial period: 4 March 2024 - 3 May 2024

Access to over 7,000 magazines and global newspapers in 60 languages from various countries. It covers subjects of Arts, Business, Music, etc.

World Cities

Trial period:22 April 2024 - 24 May 2024

World Cities preserves the full text of surveys, budgets, statistical records, case studies, planning documents, training manuals, policy guidelines, reports, and news from the world’s top 100 cities by population, capital cities with populations greater than 20,000 people, major cities in the Global South, and cities with particular research importance, such as those dealing with climate change, political instability, or rapid growth.

World Dissertation Library

Trial Period: 2 April 2024 - 1 June 2024

It contains over 2,850,000 licensed dissertations and theses in over 100 countries.

World Governments

Trial period:22 April 2024 - 24 May 2024