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Trial databases and new electronic resources : Trial databases


The Library offers trials of new databases or e-resources to allow students and staff the opportunity to evaluate their suitability and use. Feedback from trials is used to inform possible purchase decisions.

To help us make the right choices we arrange access to new electronic resources on a trial basis. We encourage you to use them and provide us with feedback.

Go direct to the database trials for:


Faculty of Business and Law

Faculty of Health

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Optics InfoBase

The Optical Society (OSA) publishes optics and photonics content, covering a variety of disciplines including physics, engineering, biomedical, telecommunications and energy. OSA provides conference papers from across 800 meetings in the Optics category.

To access the topical conference proceedings (not major meetings: OFC, CLEO or FiO) visit and click on the conference of interest by year or name.

Trial ends 16.04.2021

Please provide feedback by emailing your comments to the below trial champion. You may like to consider the following points when reviewing this resource.

  • Relevance to your area of interest
  • Ease of use of the database
  • Search functionality

For further information please contact Deirdrie Gregory.

Subjects: All guides, Teaching & learning support for academics
Tags: new, resources, trials