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Current list of resources being trialed at Yale University Library

About E-Resource Trials

The following databases are being evaluated by Yale University Library on a trial basis. Decisions to acquire databases at the conclusion of the trial period are contingent upon availability of funds, appropriateness to the collection, and user feedback. To provide feedback on a currently active trial, use the feedback form.

Index to Active Trials

urbanNext Lexicon

TRIAL PERIOD: May 8, 2023 - June 9, 2023

This resource is a curated database of multi-format content about contemporary urban environments. It contains case studies and current research. It uses a search engine and weekly topics to allow users to engagingly navigate and stay up to date with current architectural theories and practices

Recently Expired Trials

Shiryō Sanshū: Kokiroku hen (Heian, Kamakura, Nanbokuchō) = 史料纂集 古記録編 平安・鎌倉・南北朝

TRIAL PERIOD: February 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023

This resource supports research in Japanese history and culture, collecting historical materials which were converted to modern-style Japanese script (reprint) for ease of use. It consists of an ancient records and ancient documents sections and covers many genres across different eras, from ancient to early-modern times, as well as diaries of Imperial Court nobles, warriors, and Buddhist and Shinto priests. 


Book Review Digest Plus

TRIAL PERIOD: January 3, 2023 - March 3, 2023

This resource provides access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines.


Harvard Business Publishing eBooks 


TRIAL PERIOD: January 30, 2023 - March 30, 2023

This collections provides access to ebooks focusing on areas of business, entrepreneurship, professional development, management, and emotional intelligence.


BAR Digital Collection

TRIAL PERIOD: March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023

This ebook collection provides access to academic archaeology titles, covering all periods from prehistory, through classical archaeology, to 20th century archaeology around the globe. These are presented in data rich monographs, edited collections of paper, excavation and site reports and conference proceedings.

Cabell's Journalytics Medicine & Predatory Reports

TRIAL PERIOD: March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023

This resource provides access to a medical journal catalogue with citation-backed metrics that help track discipline relevance, attention and the types of conversations that stem from a specific journal.  It is an information hub about journals and acts as a standard for journal quality. It also includes data on predatory publishing practices. It displays information on how to identify predatory titles and offers a comprehensive report of violations uncovered during each journal's evaluation. 


Cabell's Predatory Reports 

TRIAL PERIOD: March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023

This database provides information on 16,000 open access and commercial predatory journals.


ProQuest One Academic

TRIAL PERIOD: February 6, 2023 - March 31, 2023

This tool brings together four multi-disciplinary products, allowing access to the world’s largest curated collection of journals, ebooks, dissertations, news and video.

Latinx Thought and Culture: The NPR Archive, 1979-1990

TRIAL PERIOD: February 23, 2023 - April 24, 2023

This resource showcases two radio programs: the Spanish-language weekly Enfoque Nacional (1979-1988) and and the English-language daily Latin File (1988-1990). These programs focused on Latinx issues related to politics, sociology, human rights, the arts and more with interviews of key figures and news reporting by a new generation of Latino/a journalists at the time. This content is available in a searchable database as digitized audio with transcripts. 


Encyclopedia of Christianity Online 

TRIAL PERIOD: March 27, 2023 - April 25, 2023

This resources describes modern-day Christian beliefs and communities in the context of 2000 years of apostolic tradition and Christian history. It is ased on the third, revised edition of the critically acclaimed German work Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon. It includes all 5 volumes of the print edition of 1999-2008. It looks outward beyond Christianity, considering other world religions and philosophies as it paints the overall religious and socio-cultural picture in which the Christianity finds itself.

Vocabulary for the Study of Religion Online

TRIAL PERIOD: March 27, 2023 - April 25, 2023

This resource offers an overview of critical terms in the study of religion(s). This dictionary in English covers a broad spectrum of theoretical topics used in the academic study of religion, including those from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences.


History of Religiosity in Latin America Online 

TRIAL PERIOD: March 6, 2023 - April 30, 2023

This resource provides access to the publications of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that deal with local devotions and syncretist rituals, religious iconography and poetry, and the pastoral campaigns of the various churches and sects, which remained unnoticed until the early 1960s. At that time, Ivan Illich began to collect them in the CIDOC Library of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Under the care of Valentina Borremans the collection grew, and is still growing vigorously after having become part of El Colegio de México. Reproduced from a wide range of libraries throughout Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, this vast and invaluable collection is now available in fully searchable digital format for the first time. This collection was scanned from micrform (48,000 microfiches and 12 reels).


Performance Design Archive Online

TRIAL PERIOD: April 6, 2022 - May 6, 2023

This resource covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including, scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, makeup, and more. It features primary and secondary resources, including sketches, photographs, technical drawings, monographs, articles, and dissertations. This includes videos which contain introductory and in-depth coverage of all topics related to contemporary design and scenography and instruction and demonstration from design faculty at the University of California, Irvine.



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