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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
Academic Search UltimateAcademic Search Ultimate is a multi-disciplinary research database that provides more than 4,700 full-text periodicals, among which 4,100 are peer-reviewed journals. In addition to academic journals and magazines, it also includes current videos from Associated Press, books, reports, conference papers and government documents that can meet the needs of scholars in nearly every academic discipline.30 Sep 2021
Active ReadingActive Reading is an interactive learning tool for developing reading skills, including prediction, vocabulary strategies, inference, skimming, topic sentences and more. It comes in six levels from elementary to advanced, with 10 units in each level. Each unit consists of a video introduction, controlled practice, comprehension exercises and concludes with a freer activity which expands on the topic.11 Oct 2021
Clear Pronunciation 1 (Sounds)Clear Pronunciation 1 (Sounds) helps learners recognize and pronounce the 43 English phonemes: vowels, consonants and diphthongs. It includes audio, video clips together with interactive activities which provide a consistent model for learners to drill and practice pronunciation in a real-world context.11 Oct 2021
Clear Pronunciation 2 (Speech)Clear Pronunciation 2 (Speech) helps learners put together the 43 sounds of English in a natural speech. It provides a wide range of accent and pronunciation models to helps learners recognize and accurately produce word stress, sentence stress, connected speech and intonation.11 Oct 2021