Archive for the ‘Trials’ Category

Free access to Archaeology, Conservation and Heritage journals from Maney publishing until 26th April

April 14, 2015

Publishers Maney have made available 43 of their Archaeology, Conservation and Heritage titles for two weeks until 26th April. These are open access and there is no need to use any special logins, so enjoy! Titles accessible at this time include Textile History, Brontë Society Transactions and Studies in Conservation. Access these journals here.


Trial to AMED – Allied and Complementary Medicine Database

March 24, 2015

At the request of Health and Community Studies, we have set up a trial to AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database). AMED is an “alternative medicine database designed for physicians, therapists, medical researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments. Contained in this database are basic bibliographic records for relevant articles from hundreds of journals. Abstracts are also included for many records, dated back over 17 years.”

The trial will be available until April 17th and can be accessed via this link. It is available both on- and off-campus. For off-campus access to this trial, you will need to choose the “Select region” option and find the University of Bolton on the resulting list.

We hope that you find this useful, and do send us any feedback you may have!

Trial to Cambridge Journals Online

January 20, 2015

We currently have trial access to Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) from now until the end of February. CJO is a collection of 300 peer-reviewed journals published by Cambridge University Press. The trial is available at and is available both on and off-campus. Please send any feedback about CJO to the Electronic Resources Librarian

Trial to Routledge English Historical Documents

November 17, 2014

We are currently trialling Routledge English Historical Documents, a collection of annotated documents on British history. The aim of English Historical Documents, which was conceived during the Second World War and was first made available in 1953, to preserve important historical documents in perpetuity. Included in this resource are treaties, statutes, declarations, official proceedings, sermons, newspaper articles and letters, among other types of sources.

The trial is available until 17th December 2014, and can be accessed here. On-campus, there is no need to login. Off-campus, just login with your usual Bolton network ID when prompted to do so.

Please send any feedback to the Electronic Resources Librarian.

Trial to Berg Fashion Library available

November 11, 2014

We have signed up for a trial to the Berg Fashion Library. The trial will be available for the next three months. The Berg Fashion Library “is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world.”

To access the trial, visit and login with username gratisuser311 and password onlineaccess311. Please send any feedback to the Electronic Resources Librarian. Thank you!


Trial to Literary Encyclopedia

April 24, 2014

We have set up a trial to Literary Encyclopedia until June 15th. Literary Encyclopedia is an online literary reference resource, publishing biographies of over 7,000 writers, descriptions of nearly 32,000 works (including philosophical and scientific) and descriptions of literary topics and events. All information included within the resource have been commissioned and checked by around 50 specialised editors. In addition, Literary Encyclopedia is a research project in its own right, aiming to describe as many neglected and marginalised works as possible.

To access Literary Encyclopedia on-campus, visit this link: If you wish to use this is resource off-campus, then you can create your own account as long as you use a e-mail address.

If you have any feedback on the resource, or would like any further information, please get in touch with the Electronic Resource Librarian.

New: trial to Drama Online

March 31, 2014

We currently have a 60-day trial to Drama Online, a resource that can used in the study of drama as well as literature. A searchable collection of resources that is growing continually, the resource includes student editions, first-night versions of plays, the Arden Shakespear series, modern classics as well as ancient plays and a number of major foreign works in translation. It also offers annotations, synopses and surveys of theatres.

The trial is available until 31st May, and can be accessed here. Login with your normal Bolton Network ID and password to access the trial, and if you have any feedback, please get in touch with the Electronic Resources Librarian.

Trial to Encylopaedia Britannica Academic Edition

February 10, 2014

New! We currently are trialling Encylopaedia Britannica Academic Edition Online (until 7th March). This is a searchable, online version of the Encylopaedia Britannica, and includes access to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The trial is available via and is only available on campus. Do have a look, and send any feedback to the Electronic Resources Librarian.

Trial to Palgrave Connect

November 1, 2011

The Library is currently trialling Palgrave Connect, an e-books service which enables access to e-books on a wide range of topics.

The following collections are available as part of the trial:

Business & Management Collection 2000-2002

Business & Management Collection 2009

Business & Management Collection 2010

Business & Management Collection 2011

Economics & Finance Collection 2009

Economics & Finance Collection 2010

Economics & Finance Collection 2011

History Collection 2002-2003

History Collection 2010

History Collection 2011

 To browse all the titles that are available during the trial, click here.

Palgrave Connect will be available until 1 December 2011. The trial is only available on-campus and is therefore only available to University of Bolton members. Your views on this trial are welcome, so please send any comments to the Electronic Resources Librarian.

Free parliamentary records between now and the General Election

April 26, 2010

In the final few days leading up to the UK General Election on 6 May, Justis is offering free access to its online resource of parliamentary records. To access the free resource, go to and click on the “Register as a Personal User” button, taking note of the username and password provided by the site. Once personal registration has been completed, you’ll have access to the resource until 6 May.

Justis provide legal databases to which students and staff at the University of Bolton have access. To find out if these resources could help you with your studies or research, visit the Subject Resources page for Law and follow the “Databases” link.