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Current Database Trials

The Library regularly arranges trials of new databases. Have a look at any of the current trials that are of interest to you and let us know what you think. Your feedback is appreciated.

Clarity English: Practical writing

Description: Practical Writing is designed for Intermediate to Advanced level learners who need to improve their writing for school (essays, reports, taking notes, avoiding plagiarism) and their writing for life (online profiles for applications for a job or a college place, TripAdvisor reviews, Textspeak and so on).

Most units will be useful to all students. Some will be of specific interest to certain students — for example, IELTS candidates will benefit from the unit on writing a report based on a graph (and the unit on "for and against" essays).

Trial ends 18 February 2016
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English for Academic Studies

Description: English for Academic Studies, courses were written by an international team of world-class experts, and in collaboration with 23 prominent universities and the British Council. The courses teaches the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as the alternative thematic way. The five core academic themes: community, knowledge, identity, criticality and autonomy, weaving the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Trial ends 29 February 2016
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Migration into New Worlds *

Description: From government-led population drives during the early nineteenth century through to mass steamship travel, this database contains material recounting the many and varied personal experiences of 350 years of migration. Explore Colonial Office files on emigration, diaries and travel journals, ship logs and plans, printed literature, objects, watercolours, and oral histories supplemented by carefully selected secondary research aids.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Trial ends 5 March 2016
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