Trial Databases

The UO Library has trial access to the databases listed below. As part of the evaluation process, we would like to receive comments from library patrons about the usefulness of these databases. Comments can be submitted in the box at the bottom of the page. When you select the link for the database, the database will open in a new window, allowing you to easily return to this window to submit comments.

To access these trial databases from off-campus, you must log into the UO VPN Client software.

Below are the trial databases currently available, listed in alphabetical order:


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z





a+t Online

a+t research group was founded in 2011 and is made up of the journalist Aurora Fernández Per and the architect Javier Mozas. Its aim is to spread their research on collective housing, density, mixed uses and public space.

Access expires: 02/28/2021

Submit comment about this database here.

ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication

The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication provides students, researchers, educators, and librarians with the instruction and advice they need to master the art of scholarly communication. The new Guide covers all instructions from previous editions of The ACS Style Guide - completely updated and modernized - as well as a wealth of brand new chapters covering everything from preprints, Open Access, machine-readable data, and much more.

Access expires: 3/31/2021

Submit comment about this database here.

Adam Matthew Archive Direct Collections

The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental buildin g block for political, social and economic research.

The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.

  • Confidential Print: Africa

    The documents in Confidential Print: Africa begin with coastal trading in the early nineteenth century and the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa. They then follow the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence. Together they cover the whole of the modern period of European colonisation of the continent from the British Government’s perspective.

  • Confidential Print: Middle East

    This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Beginning with the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, the documents trace the events of the following 150 years, inc luding the Mi ddle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia , the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Access expires: 2/15/2021

Submit comment about this database here.

AIP COVID-19 Content

AIP Publishing has identified a collection of research articles relevant to infectious diseases, epidemics, computational epidemiology, and pandemics, and made them free to read.

Submit comment about this database here.

American Association of Pediatrics COVID-19 Pediatric Collection

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our everyday lives, we recognize the sacrifices you are making on behalf of us all. We understand that your time is valuable. To assist you in your important work, a new OPEN ACCESS COVID-19 Pediatric Collection has launched.

Submit comment about this database here.

American Society for Microbiology COVID-19 Research Registry

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is committed to connecting your institution’s pat rons to the science they need and want, with the launc h of the COVID-19 Research Registry. The last few weeks h as seen COVID-19 scientifically connect the world in ways no one could have ever imagined. Access to relevant and time ly information is the key to the breakthrough that will end this global pandemic.

Submit comment about this database here.




Brill COVID-19 Resources

More than 30 leading STM publishers have committed to making all of their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications immediately accessible.

At Brill we have opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research.

Submit comment about this database here.




CEPIEC Chinese Databases

Access expires: 6/30/2021

Submit comment about this database here.


This platform aims to fight against the epidemic as soon as possible, and to facilitate the wide spread of research achievements across China and the world. It divides the research results of COVID-19 into 6 stages: Pathogeny, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis and Nursing.

Submit comment about this database here.

COVID-19 Official Directives, Guidance & Resources

This site is designed to help you easily find and access Directives, Guidance, and Resources from Official Government sources in the United States. Coverage includes:

  • Federal
  • States
  • Select Municipalities
  • US Territories

Submit comment about this database here.




Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index (DELRdi)

The Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index (DELRdi) is an index of literature and research from 1926 to the present that informs teaching, learning, and future directions of research in the field of dance education. It contains extensive descriptions of several thousand literary works including theses, dissertations, journal articles, conference proceedings and other documents from over 200+ different publications, more than 150 university dance programs, many organizations, government agencies, and individuals. In addition to providing basic citation information, the DELRdi provides detailed descriptive information on the methodology, techniques, and characteristics of the literature documented in the index. Full text of a document is included when permission is granted by the copyright holder.

Access expires: 02/28/2021

Submit comment about this database here.







FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database

The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) brings together institutions dedicated to rescuing and preserving films. FIAF's editorial staff, along with its Affiliates, produces the International Index to Film Periodicals which offers in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals. This database contains FIAF's “Treasures from Film Archives”; a detailed index of the silent-era film holdings of archives from around the world, a selection of Reference volumes and the linked full-text of over 60 journals.

Access expires: 03/01/2021

Submit comment about this database here.













JSTOR Plants & Society Collection

Plants & Society is a diverse collection focusing on the historical, cultural, aesthetic, and environmental implications and uses of plants by people. This interdisciplinary resource will include academic journals, research reports, and primary sources. Key thematic topics will include:

  • Ecology & Conservation
  • Horticulture, Gardens & Landscape
  • Plant History & Exploration
  • Useful Plants & Agriculture

Submit comment about this database here.

JSTOR Public Health

To help support the JSTOR community during this challenging time, we and our participating publishers have made 26 newly released Public Health journals available for free access through June 30, 2020. Topics addressed include Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Equity and the Culture of Health, Aging, Bioethics, and Health Promotion.

Access expires: 06/30/2021

Submit comment about this database here.




Karger COVID-19 articles

Karger is making all published Coronavirus / COVID-19 articles freely available until the end of 2020, in order to support current research initiatives and community health.

Submit comment about this database here.


KinoDen, Kinokuniya Digital Library is a cloud-based digital library service provided through the Internet. It was launched in 2018 with academic Japanese ebooks including recent titles.

Access expires: 3/18/2021

Submit comment about this database here.







Mary Ann Liebert COVID-19 articles

Liebert has made, and will continue to make, all of their COVID-19 research content available for free.

Submit comment about this database here.

McGraw Hill Medical COVID-19 content

The AccessMedicine channel for the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Submit comment about this database here.




National Emergency Library

Announcing the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Submit comment about this database here.

New England Journal of Medicine COVID-19 Resources

To help you provide trustworthy resources to your patrons, we have created this reference web page containing links to all freely available Covid-19 content from the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Journal Watch, NEJM Resident 360, and NEJM Catalyst. In addition to access to original research and other relevant articles, you will also find links to education resources, NEJM multimedia, and teaching resources as well as online journal club discussions hosted every two weeks by NEJM Resident 360, a benefit of your institution subscription.

Submit comment about this database here.




Ohio State University Knowledge Bank

For the duration of this crisis, all Ohio State University Press University Libraries’ Institutional Repository, The Knowledge Bank monographs, and the linguistics textbook language files, will be open and free to use.

Submit comment about this database here.

Open Edition (Expanded Access)

Participating publishers on the list has opened up their content to users.

Submit comment about this database here.

Oriental Economist Digital Archives

The Oriental Economist was a monthly English magazine launched in 1934 (Showa 9) to commemorate the fortieth year of the founding of Toyo Keizai Inc. (Toyo Keizai Shimposha). This was in the age of the rise of nationalism, when the principle of international cooperation was obscured in the shadows and Japan had just withdrawn from the League of Nations in March of the previous year, 1933

Access expires: 2/28/2021

Submit comment about this database here.





PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. From the classroom to the boardroom, thousands of organizations trust PolicyMap to find the right data for their research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.

Note: Users will need to go to "Create Account" to access all features of the new platform

Access expires: 3/18/2021

Submit comment about this database here.

ProQuest Coronavirus Resources

ProQuest has announced the launch of a Coronavirus Rese arch Database in response to the rapi dly growing need for authoritative co ntent related to the novel coronaviru s (COVID-19). The new cross-discipl inary resource enables researchers to search and discover full-text ar ticles, dissertations and other content from key publishers in one place.

Submit comment about this database here. Coronavirus Method Development Community is a centralized platform for creating and sharing research methods.

Note: Account will need to be created

Submit comment about this database here.




Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV EDU initiative

A streaming video channel founded by Quincy Jones, dedicated to jazz, soul, funk, and world music. Over 1000 videos, including live concert footage, documentaries, interviews, and archival footage. Descriptions for each video are written by journalists and music experts. Additional features include playlists curated by musical luminaries such as Chick Corea and Quincy Jones.

Access expires: 09/30/2021

Submit comment about this database here.




RCNI (Royal College of Nurses) COVID-19 Resources

To support the nursing commu nity RCNi have developed a dedicated COVID-19 resourc e centre that is completely free to access for all nurses and frontline NHS staff working with coronavirus patients.

Our COVID-19 resource centre is a great way for nurses to k eep up to date with the latest news and developments on COVID- 19 and what it means for nursing practice. It includes peer-rev iewed evidence-based articles and e-learning modules which addre ss some of the areas of care that COVID-19 patients may require, as well as resources designed to help staff stay well during this demanding and stressful period.

Submit comment about this database here.

Royal Society COVID-19 Collection

This special collection comprises some papers likely to be relevant to the outbreak.

Submit comment about this database here.




SAGE Coronavirus Research

This collection includes the latest medical research from SAGE related to the vi rus as well as top social and behavioral research t o help individuals, communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences.

Submit comment about this database here.

Slovo Kyrgystana Digital Archive (DA-SKYR)

Established in 1925 in what the Kara-Kirghiz Autonomous Oblast in the RSFSR was then, Slovo Kyrgyzstana (called variously Batratskaya Pravda from 1925-1927, Krest’ianskii put’ from 1925-1927, and Sovetskaia Kirgiziia 1927-1991) is a Russian-language newspaper that served as the official party organ of the Central Committee of the Kirghiz SSR throughout its Soviet existence. It has been published independently since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. At its peak the newspaper claimed a circulation of 123,000 copies and was the most important media organization disseminating Communist party’s official stances and directives. Currently it is being published by-weekly covering both national and international affairs, culture, economics, environmental issues, healthcare, religion and other important issue of concern.

Access expires: 03/10/2021

Submit comment about this database here.

Sustainable Development Goals Online (SDGO)

Taylor & Francis’ Sustainable Development Goals Online collection is a carefully curate d interdisciplinary collection of digital cont ent mapped to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Online colle ction includes more than 12,000 of the most im portant and relevant book chapters and journal articles, published under the Routledge and C RC Press imprints, in an online library coveri ng all 17 SDGs. The collection also features n ew multi-format teaching and learning resources, including core essays, presentations, videos, case studies, teaching guides, and lesson plans.

Access expires: 11/29/2021

Submit comment about this database here.




Taiyō 太陽

Taiyō (太陽; meaning The Sun in English) was a Japanese literary and general interest magazine that existed between 1895 and 1928 which covered the Meiji and Taishō eras. The magazine was published in Tokyo, Japan. It is a significant publication which contained mostly literary criticism, samples of Japanese literature and translations of international authors. The magazine was one of the publications of Hakubunkan that made it well-known in the country.

Note: Users will need to login at JapanKnowledge to access Taiyō.  Limit two (2) simultaneous users

Access expires: 3/31/2021

Submit comment about this database here.










Wiley COVID-19 Research Resources

It’s in these times of crisis where communities come together even more. As a publisher of trusted health science, we’ve made the relevant research articles, book chapters and entries in our major references freely available below, in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research in this disease and similar viral respiratory infections. Our approach is to use the world-class information we have available to directly improve health and to support the virtual efforts of healthcare practitioners globally. We are continually monitoring the developments and we will update the content of this page periodically.

Submit comment about this database here.