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Trial databases and new electronic resources


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.

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Faculty of Arts and Education

The Boston Herald Archive 1848-1992

The trial comprises of the following:

  • Historical issues - May 1848-April 30 1992
  • Text archive - July 26 1991 - current.
  • Image Edition - 2018 to current

Publisher`s description: The Boston Herald captured the city’s transition from a regional manufacturing hub to an international centre of trade and commerce. The Herald offers accounts of local and regional issues as they unfolded, along with uniquely New England perspectives of national and international events. Providing this historical archive as part of the most comprehensive news resource in the world creates a seamless continuum of coverage from the 19th century to today.

Trial ends 22.09.2023

Please provide feedback by emailing your comments to the below Scholarly Services Librarian. 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 Brad Adams

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 under electronic resources licences refer to the copyright wiki