Information Services

E-Resources trials

The Library regularly arranges trials to new resources. Publishers are usually willing to provide trial access to allow us to use and evaluate a resource before making a decision about purchase.


Current trials

The services listed below are currently available for a trial period. They are listed by trial closing date.  Your feedback is important and helps to inform decisions about future subscriptions.

Please tell us what you think of the current trials using the feedback form (secured)


Research Methods Primary Sources

Access information:

Access on and off campus


Research Methods Primary Sources is an online learning tool for primary source literacy that can be used in classroom-based and online teaching, as well as for independent study. It provides the practical tools needed to understand and interact with primary sources and includes case studies, learning tools and practice sources.

Trial ends:


  Click here to provide trial feedback


ScreenOcean Reuters News Archive

Access information:

Access on and off campus. Choose Login via UK Federation. Registration is required. Follow the registration link for details.


Reuters Screenocean: a free six-month trial to the Reuters News archive “Screenocean”, one of the world’s oldest, largest and most renowned video archives. Reuters Screenocean Archive for Education gives staff and students at subscribing institutions unlimited access to over 1m clips to download and use in student films, video essays and coursework. The clips range from 1895 to the present day, covering all genres from historic newsreels to current affairs, with approximately 150 clips added each day. Students can also share course work which uses the footage non-commercially online, and at exhibitions, events and festivals to promote their work. The trial subscription is available until the end of July 2022 and provides authenticated access to staff and students.

Trial ends:


  Click here to provide trial feedback


Expired trials

Expired trials are listed on a separate webpage. 



Privacy statement

Information about you: how we use it and with whom we share it

The information you provide will be used by the Library to support purchase decisions on trialled e-resources.

We will use the supplied information to contact you should there be any queries or problems with eg access issues, platform feedback.

We will use your e-mail address to alert you if the trial has resulted in a purchase/subscription.

We are using information about you because your feedback supports business cases for new e-resources and is part of our contractual obligation.

Further queries
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact Elize Rowan, Content Acquisition & Access Manager []

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