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)


HNP Louisville Defender

Access information: Access on and off campus.



The Louisville Defender is a weekly newspaper founded in 1933 and has been one of the main Black newspapers in the local Louisville area, and is an excellent source for coverage on issues affecting African Americans. The newspaper played an integral role in the fight for integration in the 1960s. At present this resource covers the years 1951-1981 but subsequent years will be added in the next few months.

Trial ends: 20/10/22
  Click here to provide trial feedback by Ancestry

Access information: Access on and off campus. Link above will take you to our password page, please scroll down to entry.



Supplied by ProQuest, Library Edition is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers, including “New York World”. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

Trial ends: 21/10/22
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Ogonek Digital Archive (1923-2020)

Access information: Access on and off campus.



Ogonek (Огонёк, Spark) was one of the oldest weekly magazines in Russia, having been in continuous publication since 1923 until it ceased publication in 2020. It was one of the most influential shapers and reflectors of the public character of the Soviet culture. The Ogonek Digital Archive (1923-2020) contains all obtainable published issues from 1923 on. The archive features full page-level digitisation, complete original graphics, and searchable text, and is cross-searchable with other East View digital resources.

Trial ends: 21/10/22
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Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: Bates Visual Guide is a video-based resource designed to support patient care skills development. The resources cover physical examination, communication and interpersonal skills, and clinical reasoning skills.
Note: Trial subscription until 31st Jul 2023. Please complete a trial feedback form if you would like the Library to continue to subscribe to this resource.

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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