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Trial databases

The libraries would appreciate any feedback you may have on these resources. Depending on the feedback obtained and the cost involved, some of these databases may be added to the LAU Libraries Electronic Resources collection. Send your input to the InfoCommons Librarian via e-mail at

Any username/password provided to users to access resources are strictly confidential and are not for distribution or sharing or public posting. It is the sole responsibility of each user to ensure that they use these products for individual, noncommercial purposes. Acceptable use forbids downloading contents of entire issues of a given journal title.

  • Bloomsbury Education eBooks Collection

    Bloomsbury  Collections delivers online access to scholarly books across the humanities and social sciences. LAU Libraries have a trial to the Education collection only.

    On trial basis from February 01, 2017 till February 28, 2017

  • Encyclopedia of Social Work

    Encyclopedia of Social Work trial gives access to hundreds of articles providing students, scholars, and practitioners with a digital guide for a lifetime of social service. This resource offers the authority and reliability of the classic Encyclopedia of Social Work reference work in a user-friendly online platform.


    On trial basis from February 13, 2017 till March 31, 2017

  • Oxford Classical Dictionary

    Oxford Classical Dictionary trial provides access to over 6,000 full-text online articles from the print 4th edition as well as newly commissioned and updated entries.

    On trial basis from February 13, 2017 till March 31, 2017

  • Oxford Medicine Online

    Thie trial provides access to the home of Oxford’s prestigious medical publishing, bringing together over 800 titles into a single cross-searchable resource - a valuable part of every medical professional’s training, development and information needs.


    On trial basis from February 2, 2017 till March 31, 2017

  • Oxford Research Encyclopedias

    The OREs offer long-form overview articles written and edited by leading scholars and researchers, addressing both foundational and cutting-edge topics across the major disciplines. Oxford University Press is developing this program in response to a growing need for reliable information to be used at the start of serious research on an unfamiliar topic.

    Designed to inform academic research at all levels, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias will be a constantly growing and evolving reference source. Each subject goes beyond the basic facts to contextualize topics within existing scholarship and help pave the way to deeper engagement and inquiry.

    On trial basis from February 8, 2017 till March 31, 2017

  • Sage Business Cases

    SAGE Business Cases is the first discipline-wide digital collection tailored to library needs. These cases bring business to life - inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success.

    On trial basis from February 8, 2017 till April 30, 2017

  • Sage Research Methods (SRM)

    SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. 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. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

    SRM Libguide would be most helpful for you all: SAGE Research Methods LibGuide

    On trial basis from February 8, 2017 till April 30, 2017

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