Archive for the ‘Trials’ Category

Gale History and Culture

February 11, 2009

The library is currently offering a one-month trial to Gale History and Culture via the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale History and Culture. Titles included in the trial are: Latin American History & Culture; International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences; New Encyclopedia of Africa; New Encyclopedia of Africa; Encyclopedia of India; Scribner Library of Modern Europe; Encyclopedia of Russian History; Encyclopedia of African-American History & Culture; Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

The trial is available until 6 March 2009. To access the trial, login to OpenAthens first, then when prompted, enter your name, institution and e-mail address.


Trails to resources

October 14, 2008

The library has recently arranged trials to two services that may be of interest to both staff and students. The first is to the electronic book platform Dawsonera, which makes available a number of electronic books that may not be available through other electronic book services. Note that not all books available on Dawsonera are available during the course of the trial.


Dawsonera can be accessed at

Username: bolchristine

Password: mercedes 


The trial to Dawsonera is available until 6.11.08


The library has also arranged a trial to A-N the Artists Information Company, a service that exposes the “diversity and complexity of artists’ practice … providing an inspiring critical space to research, analyse and debate contexts for practice now and in the future.”


A-N the Artists Information Company can be accessed at

Username: bolt0003

Password: 848003


The trial to A-N the Artists Information Company is available until 30.11.08


If you have any feedback about either of these resources, just leave your comments here.