Before purchasing a database, it always goes through a trial phase in which it is tested by researchers from the faculty.

Databases currently on trial are listed below. At the end of the trial phase the Faculty Library Committee decides whether or not to purchase the database.

For purchase suggestions of databases and technical issues in trials contact:


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