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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 Arts and Education

Faculty of Business and Law

Faculty of Health

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Trials of new electronic resources can be arranged by contacting your Scholarly Services Librarian. All trials are arranged and coordinated by the Library Electronic Resources Team.

Please include the following information in your request:

  • Family name, first name
  • Your Deakin email address
  • Your Deakin status, ie Academic staff, General staff, Research student Ph.D./Masters by research, Undergraduate, Other
  • Your school and faculty or University position
  • The electronic resource you would like to trial. Please provide as much information as you have (contact details, URL etc)
  • How important to your research and teaching this product is likely to be
  • Preferred trial start date
  • Any further relevant comments

Deakin University Library provides access to electronic resources for education, research or personal use. Use of the resources is usually governed by licence agreements. For more information about usage rights, refer to the Copyright site.