17 July 2017
The Library is currently trialling the following databases.
1) Is the information relevant and useful? How will you use it in your work?
2) Is it easy to find what you need? What did you think of the way the information is set up, and how the search works?
3) Did you have any technical problems? If so, what were they?
Dingxiu Ancient Books database 鼎秀古籍全文检索数据库 - trial available until 30th September 2017
Dingxiu is a full-text search Ancient Chinese book database. The collection materials from private collectors and research organizations in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Its cover the periods from Xian Qin 21BC to Minquo
广泛收录中国大陆及港澳台地区公共机构、私人藏家、 研究机构及博物馆所藏历代古籍资源， 特色古籍采录海外所藏中国古籍，尤以日本、韩国数量最多。
版本包含稿抄本、刻本、石印本、铅印本、活字本等均有收录。 在版本选择时，尤以同类版本中保存良好的为先，要求书籍品相好， 避免虫蛀、漫漶情况。
SCC Online - trial available until 30 September 2017
It is a full text database of, primarily, Indian case law & legislation but it additionally covers case law from many other countries including:
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malaysia and Thailand
Full details of coverage at the web site
You will need to set up a personal username/password on the login screen before using for the first time.
Oxford Handbooks Online: Political Science Collection - Trial available until 31st July 2017
Containing expert, peer-reviewed essays on key topics- useful for student essays and dissertations, and act as a base for independent research. The series brings together the world’s leading scholars to review the key issues in Politics, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research. The Oxford Handbooks are "a responsive resource with the hallmark of quality".
Policy & Politics - Trial available until 26th August 2017
Is a world-leading journal that is committed to advancing our understanding of the dynamics of policy-making and implementation. By exploring the interplay between political actors, governing institutions and policy issues, the journal contributes to theories of the policy process. By reflecting on the evolving context in which these interactions occur, it provides critical insights that are timely and fresh. Policy & Politics has an international reputation in the fields of political science, public administration and social policy.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Korea Times (1956 - 2016) - Trial available until 4th August 2017
Note: currently limited coverage only available: 1956-1963 and 1971-1989
The archive database for the Korea Times, which is the oldest English daily newspaper in South Korea.