Trial Databases

The resources listed below are currently open for testing by USEK Faculty, Staff and Students.

Depending on the feedback obtained, and the cost involved, some of the databases may be added to our electronic resources collection.

Please send us your comments by filling in a Trial Feedback Form .

To access these trial databases from off-campus, you must log in by using your USEK ID and Password. For more information, please check our off-campus access section .

License agreements and copyright laws govern the use of USEK Library’s electronic resources. Library users must limit their use to non-commercial, educational or personal research purposes, and prohibit unauthorized access by others outside of the University community.

Users may NOT systematically download, distribute or retain substantial portions of the licensed content.

Available databases

Oxford Reference Premium
(Trial available until December 16, 2017)
Oxford Reference is a reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. As you browse through Oxford Reference, you may find results that range from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects.

Grove Art Online
(Trial available until December 16, 2017)
Grove Art Online is an art encyclopedia covering both Western and non-Western art. The content of Grove Art encompasses all aspects of visual culture. In addition to the vast number of entries on the visual arts, Grove Art features a host of exceptional learning resources that organize the content for use in art and art history classrooms.

Oxford Dictionaries
(Trial available until December 16, 2017)
Oxford Dictionaries Premium is the home of Oxford Dictionaries' premium language resources for English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.