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Trial Databases

The Library periodically receives online resources from publishers / information providers for free trial use.  Users are welcome to forward their comments regarding the usefulness and value of these resources on their studies, teaching and research to the Library.

The following electronic resources are on trial. Please send your comments to or fill in our E-Resources Trial Feedback Form

E-Database Title
Expiry Date
Merriam-Webster UnabridgedMerriam-Webster Unabridged is the largest, most comprehensive American dictionary built on the foundation of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged and is the best source of current information about the English language. Currently it contains more than 476,000 vocabulary entries, 350,000 example sentences, 200,000 verbal illustrations, 500,000 definitions enhanced with quotations from written sources such as New York Times, Times Magazine to quotes from celebrities like David Leonhardt, Dana Stevens, Anthony Doerr, and Lady Gaga.

Note: This resource is currently limited to on-campus access only.

31 July 2020
EmbaseEmbase (Excerpta Medica Database) is a biomedical research citation database of drug and medical information. It contains over 30 million bibliographic records & abstracts, including articles from MEDLINE® indexed journals, plus over 2,700 additional journals published in 90 countries.21 July 2020