database trials

TRIAL: IMD World Competitiveness Online

We now have a one month trial to IMD World Competitiveness Online.
Available here:

World Competitiveness Online allows you to:
-       Analyze a country’s competitiveness performance over time, up to 18 year time series are available
-       Select a group of countries to benchmark, view results in tables or charts
-       Any combination of countries, criteria and years is possible
-       Download the results in Excel or CSV for your own research

TRIAL: Films on Demand

We now have trial access to several collections of Films on Demand content.
These collections include the Master Academic Collection, Career & Technical Education Collection, Nursing Bideo Collection, and the Archival Films & Newsreels Collection.

Films Media Group is the leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. Films Media Group serves the education community through its four brands: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.

TRIAL: Encyclopaedia of Islam Online

We now have a trial to the Encyclopaedia of Islam Online:

“The Encyclopaedia of Islam is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live.  The online version includes both the second edition (“EI2”) AND the third edition (“EI3”).”

TRIAL: WiseNews Academic

We now have trial access to WiseNews. Through the 4th of December, via username and password access. 

According to its site, WiseNews provides company and industry news from a range of newspapers, magazines, journals and newswires from the Greater China region.  Updated daily, WiseNews contains full text reports of Chinese media from Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.  Also contains regional titles focused on business, finance and industry news.

To obtain the username and password, contact ballm AT


We now have 2-week trial access to Pivot, from COS/RefWorks/ProQuest.

Access is available via IP, on campus:

Pivot assists researchers and faculty in discovering funding opportunities while supporting collaboration in research. Pivot allows research developers to quickly discover funding opportunities and collaborate with their colleagues. Designed for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.