Alumnae Library
Debra Gomes
Associate Director & Head of Library Technology


Participating in Our Database Trials

Database trials provide temporary access to new electronic resources that are under consideration for a library purchase/subscription.

Please help us evaluate the content and functionality of each resource by filling out our evaluation form. Your feedback is very important to us and we appreciate the time you have taken to help us evaluate these products.

If you have questions or would like to recommend a product for a future trial, please contact Debra Gomes or Anthony Fonseca


Trials for 2016

1.PrepSTEP™ is a dynamic online platform that includes, tests, eBooks, and supplemental materials for self-guided study.  Resources cover skill-building in English, math, science, workplace skills, careers, occupational licensing exams, basic computer skills, and more. IN ORDER TO ACCESS ALL FEATURES OF THIS RESOURCE YOU MUST LOGIN USING THE FOLLOWING USERNAME AND PASSWORD:  The trial ends February 26, 2016.

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2. Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. It includes 1 million statistics from over 18,000 sources, over 60,000 topics in 20 multidisciplinary categories and 10,000 studies & reports from third parties.  The trial ends February 19, 2016.


Completed Trials for 2015

1. ArtStor Digital library offers instant access to 1.8+ million images and the tools for education and research. Options provided for images include: viewing, printing, downloading, exporting, and saving as an image group. ArtStor has also worked with vendors to provide copyright permission for images to be used in publications. The trial ended June 2, 2015.

2. Shared Shelf is offered through ArtStor and offers Faculty and Staff the opportunity to add their digital collections.   These collection will be searchable through the ArtStor Digital Library. Please contact Tony Fonseca for access to this resource.  The trial ended June 2, 2015.

3. ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) includes 4,315 full-text, cross-searchable books (both in-print and out-of-print)  in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. 300-500 titles are added every year.   The trial ended July 18, 2015.


Completed Trials for 2014

1. Research Monitor is a business reference database, which provides research on industries, countries and consumers worldwide.   It includes key issues influencing the country and business environment, statistics, analysis of industries, market sizes and forecasts, information on leading companies, and global trends. The trial ended March 30, 2014.

2. Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks (Taylor & Francis Group) offers instant access to the world's premier Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Built Environment, STM and Law eBook content — from renowned imprints such as Routledge, Psychology Press and Focal Press. The trial ended May 16, 2014.