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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.

HBS Select Case Study Collection

TRIAL PERIOD: JUNE 10, 2024 - JULY 29, 2024

Harvard Business School Case Studies is a platform offering real-world scenarios and commentary that cover issues related to the dynamics of business.

Business Source Ultimate

TRIAL PERIOD: JUNE 10, 2024 - JULY 29, 2024

This platform offers access to active full-text journals, including many peer-reviewed publications. It includes various business topics, such as current trends, historical information, and global perspectives. It provides researchers with business journals such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and MIS Quarterly.

Recently Expired Trials

Newspaper Archive by Storied

TRIAL PERIOD: May 7, 2024 - June 6, 2024

Users can explore family history and discover key historical events with, a large online newspaper archive. NewspaperArchive provides more than 400 years of historical newspaper content. Users can search through digitized pages, names, with new pages every month.

Universal Database of Russian Medicine and Public Health Periodicals (UDB-MED)

TRIAL PERIOD: January 21, 2024 - February 21, 2024

This resource provides full-text access to approximately 75 of the leading medical and health periodicals in Russia. Most of the publications are from Meditsina, a major Russian medical publisher. Other publishers included are Dinastiia, Remedium, Russkii vrach and Velt. The research database covers such problems as public health, infectious diseases, general practice, pharmacology, pediatrics, nursing, skin diseases, etc.

Global Census Archive

TRIAL PERIOD: February 6, 2024 - March 2, 2024

This resource provides a single platform experience to explore the world’s census publications: all countries and regions, the complete depth of published census materials, including original census publications in e-book form, as well as modern tabular data in Excel format and GIS files for advanced users.

Sage Business Cases

TRIAL PERIOD: February 15, 2024-March 16, 2024

This digital collection of business cases provides faculty, students, and researchers with access to  authoritative cases from over 120 countries. Sage curates interdisciplinary cases on in-demand subjects such as entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, social enterprise, and more.


Scopus AI

TRIAL PERIOD: February 29, 2024 - March 29, 2024

This search tool within the Scopus resource is powered by generative AI that draws from metadata and abstracts within Scopus published since 2013. It synthesizes the abstracts of relevant documents into referenced summaries in seconds. 

ProQuest History Vault: American Jewish Congress Records 


This resources provides access to the records of the American Jewish Congress from the holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society. This represents the seven series within the collection, covering the history of the American Jewish Congress, the proceedings of its governing committees, the files of the Executive Directors, and the records of the organization's national conventions. 

Znamia Digital Archive

TRIAL PERIOD: March 14, 2024 - April 13, 2024

This archive covers over nine decades of  Znamia (Знамя, Banner), an esteemed Soviet/Russian “thick journal” (tolstyi zhurnal). This monthly publication has been a platform for literature, critical analysis, philosophy and political commentary. Originally launched in January 1931 under the name LOKAF (Локаф), an acronym for the Literary Association of the Red Army and Navy, the journal was officially rebranded as Znamia—which translates to ‘Banner’ in English—in 1933. It has been a venue for showcasing the works of preeminent authors such as Anna Akhmatova, Alexander Tvardovsky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Konstantin Paustovsky, Yuri Kazakov, and Yuri Trifonov. In the era of Perestroika, beginning in 1986, it evolved into one of Russia’s most widely read literary journals and served as a herald of the Perestroika movement.

Material ConneXion Insights

TRIAL PERIOD: April 25, 2024 - May 3, 2024

The Insights add-on to the existing Material ConneXion resource contains trends, forecasts, information, and education on all things materials. With new content added every week, this resource provides information at the forefront of sustainability and innovation. 


ProQuest History Vault: Bexar Archives - Colonial Archives of Texas during the Spanish and Mexican Periods, 1717-1826

TRIAL PERIOD: April 5, 2024 - May 5, 2024

This archive includes series of official documents detailing the military, civilian and political life of the Spanish province of Texas and the Mexican state of Coahuila, collected between 1717 though 1836 in San Antonio de Bexar. It is a primary source for the study of colonial Texas and covers the early years focusing on the settlers from the Canary Islands, religious matters, and relations with Native Americans. The 19th century content details the friction along the Texas-Louisiana border, Anglo-American incursions, smuggling and the troubles over Indian raids and atrocities, and records the Mexican revolution of 1810 with its counterpart in Texas plus the Gutierrez-Magee invasion of 1812-1813,  the battle of Medina in 1813, the Champ D'Asile incident in 1818, Dr. Long's expedition in 1819, the coming of Moses Austin in 1820, the Mexican independent regime in 1821, the Fredonian Rebellion in Nacogdoches in 1827, and, finally, the independence of Texas in 1836.


Chernobyl Newspapers Archive

TRIAL PERIOD: April 8, 2024 - May 7, 2024

This resources provides access to three previously unavailable local newspapers — Prapor peremohy, Tribuna Energetika, and Trybuna pratsi — published in towns in the exclusion zone and its immediate vicinity. The newspapers Prapor peremohy and Trybuna pratsi provide researchers with an opportunity to explore the larger socio-cultural and historical context of the regions affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Tribuna Energetika, published under the aegis of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, provides insight into the everyday life of the power plant and the city of Pripyat. It includes coverage of the operation of the power plant, its construction and expansion operations, as well as the life of the community of workers and specialists stationed there. Together these three publications offer researchers unique access to important lesser-known primary sources from the era, providing essential information for study of the social background and history of the Chernobyl disaster.

Psik: E-Library for Hebrew Books and Journals

TRIAL PERIOD: April 8, 2024 - May 7, 2024

This ebook platform offers a collection from various major Israeli publishers, with a focus on non-fiction and academic publications. 


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