What's on trial?
The Library regularly trials electronic resources and databases throughout the year. You can help us make decisions about what databases we purchase by participating in these trials and providing feedback to us.
We are interested in response time, journal coverage, percentage of full text articles, design of interface, ease of printing and downloading. Your assistance in evaluating new electronic resources is greatly appreciated.
Please note that in some cases you will need to contact a Research Librarian for a username and password to access the database trial. Currently subscribed databases
Current Database Trials
SciVal is a solution that enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends. It offers an integrated modular platform that allows you to view and compare any desired research entities such as institutions, countries, self-defined research topics and researcher groups.
N.B. You can login using your Elsevier credentials to access SciVal. If you do not have one, please click here to register.
Thomson Innovation is a database offering global patent content with new enhanced global patent authority (DWPI data), with comprehensive English language coverage across Asia. It provides editorially enhanced patent literature with the Derwent World Patent Index. Making this data available in a database
form provides the user with the capability to search, analyse and collaborate efficiently.
McGraw-Hill clinical sports medicine collection – ON TRIAL
The Clinical sports medicine collection includes the fourth edition of the Brukner & Khan's clinical sports medicine covering fundamental principles in sports medicine. In addition, 50 video on procedures such as footexamination, hip injections and basic biomechanical assessment are integrated
within the text. Contents are searchable and links to video are also available for use.
Science of Synthesis (SOS)
Science of Synthesis (SOS) provides critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to-date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry. The electronic version of Science of Synthesis gives access to the full-text methods and experimental procedures in the Science of Synthesis series (including up-to-date methods and special topics) and Houben-Weyl (PDFs with a text-searchable table of contents). It is a browser-based interface with search functionality and interactive table of contents. It is also a chemical information tool.
Access: Access is available both on and off campus.
Trial ended 30 September, 2016
China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals (1817 – 1949)
A collection of 17 English-language periodicals published in, or about, China during a period of over 130 years, extending from 1817 until 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded. This corresponds to the periods of the late Qing Dynasty and the Republican Era (1911-1949), when China experienced radical and often traumatic transformations from an inward-looking imperial dynasty into a globally engaged republic with modern approaches to politics, literature, education, public morality, and intellectual life.
Access: On and off campus access for Macquarie University staff and students.
Trial ended 30 September, 2016
Proquest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers
Proquest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers contains full text and full-image articles from African American newspapers: Atlanta daily world (1931-2003), Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago defender (1910-1975), Cleveland call & post (1934-1991), Los Angeles sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam news (1922-1993), Norfolk journal & guide (1921-2003), Philadelphia tribune (1912-2001), and the Pittsburgh courier (1911-2002). For most titles, the collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue, cover to cover, in downloadable PDF files.
Access: Both on and off-campus
Trial ended 19 September, 2016
APA Style Central - ON TRIAL
APA style CENTRAL is designed specifically to facilitate a mastery of APA Style. It provides the tools and instructional means for creating properly formatted citations and papers while also supporting learning throughout all stages of the research and scholarly writing processes, from idea generation to publication. It also provides tools to help students to create properly formatted reference and papers.
- Creates a personal account to access "Research" and " Write" modules on the APA Style Central platform.
Access: available both on and off campus.
Trial ended 13 September, 2016
Biomedical & life sciences lectures (HSTalks)
The collection provides immediate access to online seminar style talks presented by many of the world’s leading experts (including a number of Nobel Laureates.) The speakers cover a range of topics in biomedicine and life sciences.
OnePetro is a unique online library of technical documents and journal articles for the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, providing access to over 160,000 items with contributions from 18 publishing partners.
Access: Both on and off-campus
Trial ended 31 August, 2016
Ft.com – Financial Times online version
A digital replica of the printed Financial Times, FT.com is an international business and finance news web site that is associated with the London based financial newspaper, Financial Times. The website provides access to global news, multimedia, instant insight for comment and analysis as news unfolds.
Contents are searchable and fully optimized with a wide range of phones and tablet devices.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments
This database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. It provides information about behavioral measurement instruments, including those from Industrial Organizational Behavior and Education. Records contained in HAPI provide information on questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques and more.
Access: available both on and off campus
Trial ended 21 July 2016
Owned and developed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a source of engaging and inspiring content from leading engineers and technologist in academia and industry. A definitive collection of engineering video content worldwide, it features 24/7 access to more than 6500 videos of: seminar from select universities and research institutions worldwide, contents providing unique teaching and coursework material for lectures, interviews with leading experts from industry and academia, lectures and presentations from all major IET events and bite-sized content including news, product demonstrations and showcases.
Access: available both on and off campus via IP address authentication
Treasury of Linguistic Maps
Trial ended 10 July 2016
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library non-biblical texts
Trial ended 13 July 2016
China academic journals - economics & management database
This collection provides full-text access to hundreds of core journals covering economics & management in general, economic reform, trade economy, tourism, enterprise economy, investment, market research and information, finance and tax, management science, market research and service economy, etc. All together, these journals allow users to get a complete understanding of China’s economical and social development, and support cross-disciplinary analysis.
Trial ended 6 July 2016
MethodsNow features step-by-step instructions for analytical and synthetic methods in areas like pharmacology, HPLC, food analysis, natural product isolation analysis and water analysis. Coverage includes synthetic preparations from highly respected journals, e.g. Organic Letters, Catalysis Letters, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, etc.
Access: To access Methodsnow, you will need to Register for a Scifinder account using your Macquarie University email address. You will then be sent an email with instructions for completing the registration process. After completing the registration, you can log in to Methodsnow using the "Trial Now" link on the right.
Trial ended 17 June 2016
Informit Edu TV
Trial ended 30 May 2016
Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities
Cabell’s is a searchable database of academic journals which indexed journals covering a wide range of disciplines providing detailed and vital submission information on peer reviewed journals. It is an independent platform which enables academics and researchers to evaluate and select the most appropriate outlets for their work. It includes information from topics characteristics, style/formatting guides, review process details and acceptance rate.
Trial ended on 2 May 2016
Trial ended on 25 March 2016
Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3e
The third edition of this multi-volume Encyclopedia of Management is revised and updated to chart the major developments that have occurred in: digital technologies; ethics and governance-related issues; innovation; emerging markets; organisational networks; and new avenues of sustainable business growth. Access to online edition is via Wiley Online Library offering browsing by table of contents or articles by topic, as well as the ability to expand and follow references and view author indices.
Trial ended on 29 February 2016
HeinOnline - Animal studies: law, welfare, and rights
This is a collection of works related to the background and evolution of the basic rights of animal and is a new addition to HeinOnline. It features works on basic rights of animals, moral responsibility, evolution of animal rights, higher law rights for animals, animal rights movement, wildlife protection, and more. Access is via HeinOnline platform and contents are searchable and downloadable.
Trial ended on 31 January 2016
Global Health is a bibliographic and full-text database of public health research and practice with specialty on community health and disease prevention, epidemiology, infectious diseases, nutrition & dietetics, parasitology and infectious diseases. It provides access to community and international level research information on various aspects of human health and disease including communicable diseases (including HIV/AIDS), tropical diseases, parasitic diseases & parasitology - medical entomology, human nutrition, community & public health, as well as medicinal and poisonous plants. The majority of information is in the form of journal articles, however the database also includes information from conference proceedings, books and grey literature. Non-English language papers are translated. The database is hosted on OVID platform.
Trial ended on 6 November 2015
WestlawNext is an international online searchable legal research database providing full text access to case law, statutes, adminstrative materials, annotated reports, law reviews, current affairs, etc from Hong Kong, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, European Union. WestlawNext has an improved search engine and an iPad app.
Trail ended on 10 October 2015
SAGE Video is a platform for streaming higher education focussed video in the social sciences arena. SAGE Video combines originally commissioned material with licensed videos in the areas of Education, Media & Communications, and Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Trial ended on 24 July, 2015
Brill Chinese-English Dictionary Online
Brill's Chinese-English Dictionary Online offers a comprehensive resource for classical and medieval Chinese. This new online resource presents a practical lexicon of 8,300 characters, covering the period between 500 B.C. and 1000 C.E. The Dictionary assists users in interpreting historical characters as used in classic and contemporary texts and settings. Users can easily search this resource by the 140 base radicals and the number of added strokes.
Trial ended on 28 July, 2015
Science of Synthesis
Science of Synthesis is your online synthetic methodology tool for the most reliable chemical transformations available! It is the ONLY resource providing full-text reviews of organic and organometallic transformations as well as experimental procedures.
Written by chemists for chemists, SOS provides expert recommendations from over 1,750 contributors as well as unique insights into the scope and limitations of synthetic methods.
Trial ended on 31 July, 2015
SAGE Research Methods Datasets
SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets that can be used to support the teaching and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from larger national and international data sources, cleaned and reduced in size and complexity for teaching and self-study purposes, perfect for researchers learning a new method or brushing up on an old one.
Trial ended on 3 July, 2015