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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.

Epigeum: Avoiding Plagiarism

Description: The ability to avoid plagiarism is an essential skill for all university students. Many cases of plagiarism are unintentional, but they can still prevent you from achieving success in your studies and be a cause of significant stress. This engaging course will teach you key skills, such as how to correctly cite, reference and paraphrase other people's work, and will better equip you to avoid intentionally or unintentionally plagiarising.

Trial ends 15 September 2014
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Description: A vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource for students, faculty, and staff looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, project management, social media, and a wide range of other topics.

Trial ends 19 September 2014
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Description: Access the world’s largest specialised online archive of engineering and technology content with IET.tv.

IET.tv features over 4,500 video presentations from a range of IET events, lectures, seminars and conferences as well as other organisations’ events and expert interviews. Lecturers also frequently use IET.tv content to include in their coursework.

Available on 15 channels (8 dynamic IET technology channels and 7 informative and engaging free to views channels) aimed at the academic and research, corporate and practising engineer, this world-leading video content covers core engineering and technology topics.

IET.tv video content includes:

  • Lectures and presentations from major IET events
  • Product demonstrations and showcases
  • Interviews with experts from industry and academia
  • Research seminars from universities and research institutions


  • Streaming live or on-demand
  • Slides synchronised with video and audio
  • YouTube channel access
  • Tablet and mobile ready, new for 2014
  • Fast access to content with slide sorter navigation
  • A range of content types: lectures, presentations, conferences, seminars

Trial ends 30 September 2014
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IEEE English for Engineering

Description: IEEE English for Engineering is an online course that develops communication skills and specialized English language knowledge for engineers and technical professionals. This engaging series of highly interactive online modules will help to communicate more confidently and effectively in English.

Engineering professionals are highly skilled and knowledgeable in engineering and technology. However, some engineers who speak English as a second language may experience difficulty in professional communication skills. This can make it impossible to publish in major journals, participate in international conferences, or communicate effectively with other professionals.

IEEE has partnered with Cambridge University Press to develop a program of online English instruction for engineers and other technical professionals to address this need. Topics include:

  1. Listening
  2. Speaking
  3. Reading
  4. Writing

Trial ends 6 October 2014
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Access Medicine: LANGE Educational Library - Basic Science

Description: A comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge from the best minds in medicine. This database provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships; helps residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care; enables faculty to create, track, and report their students’ progress through a curriculum tool that eases workflow; and allows practicing physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge to ensure the best patient outcome.

Trial ends 17 October 2014
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China, America and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange

Description: Explore an extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps document this fascinating history.

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

Trial ends 21 October 2014
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