Electronic Resource Trials

This page serves as a way for the Library to receive feedback from you about proposed new products. Budgetary restrictions make it impossible for us to acquire all of the electronic resources that we try out so your input is helpful in determining our priorities.

Trials are listed chronologically by expiration date.

Last updated November 12, 2014



  • WindowsWear PRO

    Trial Period:  7/15/2014-4/15/2015


    Preferred browsers:  Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. 

    Browser not recommended:  Internet Explorer

    Top designers, retailers, brands, vendors, and universities use WindowsWear PRO http://pro.windowswear.com for competitive research, inspiration, and trends on the world's fashion visual displays and marketing strategies. WindowsWear PRO covers the windows of the world's fashion capitals including New York City, Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, L.A., Hong Kong, and more, and has subscribers from around the world.  Glamour says it's "the Google Earth of store windows" and WWD says it "allows merchandisers to keep tabs on global fashion trends in real time". 

    Watch a demo @ http://www.windowswear.com/trends/windowswearpro-english-demo

    Feedback should be directed to Kristina Keogh (kmkeogh@indiana.edu) by April 15, 2015


  • IBISWorld: US Risk Rating Collection, US Business Environment Profiles, Global Collection

Trial Period: 8/28/2014-12/31/2014


US Risk Rating Collection: Risk Rating Reports score the difficulty of operating conditions in 700 industries over the coming 12 to 18 months. 

US Business Environment Profiles:  These reports contain 2-3 pages of data and analysis on over 300 key economic, demographic and consumer indicators which impact industries.

Global Collection:  Global Reports offer industry reports focused on performance in key regions like Europe, Asia, the Middle East and more.

Feedback should be directed to Christina Sheley (cmwilkin@indiana.edu) by December 31, 2014.


  • Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index

Trial Period:  11/12/2014-12/19/2014


Frick Art Reference Library Index to Periodicals provides access to journals published from the mid-1850’s through the late 1960’s. Periodicals indexed in Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index are international in scope and represent Western European and American fine arts and some decorative arts from the 4th-19th centuries.  It provides retrospective coverage of numerous European and Russian journals that do not appear in other indexes.

Feedback should be directed to Kristina Keogh (kmkeogh@indiana.edu) by December 19, 2014.


  • Grand Tour Collection

Trial Period: 11/18/2014-12/16/2014


The Grand Tour includes the travel writings and works of some of Britain’s greatest artists, writers and thinkers, revealing how interaction with European culture shaped their creative and intellectual sensibilities. It also includes many writings by forgotten or anonymous travelers, including many women, whose daily experiences offer a vivid insight into the experience and practicalities of travel over the centuries.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during this trial.

Feedback should be directed to Angela Courtney (ancourtn@indiana.edu) by December 16, 2014.


  • Nineteenth Century Online: Archive Collections 1-12

Trial Period: 11/7/2014-12/6/2014


Nineteenth Century Collections Online is the result of partnerships between Gale and almost 100 libraries to preserve and digitize content for academic research. It covers a wide range of content covering the “long” nineteenth century and beyond. Nineteenth Century Collections Online unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource of over 100 types of primary source documents.

Feedback should be directed to Angela Courtney (ancourtn@indiana.edu) by December 6, 2014.


  • Ethnographic Video Online, Vol. III

Trial Period: 10/15/2014-12/6/2014


Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III contains contemporary documentaries, ethnographic films, narrative feature films and shorts with a strong emphasis on indigenous issues and perspectives for the geographic coverage area of Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand.

                Feedback should be directed to Moira Marsh (molsmith@indiana.edu) by December 6, 2014.


  • GeoScienceWorld eBooks Collections

Trial Period: 10/10/2014-11/30/2014


GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections is the first nonprofit, multi-publisher eBooks platform dedicated to the study of the earth sciences. It includes more than 1,000 earth science titles from 9 leading society publishers and a cross-search feature with facets that allows users to search across eBooks, all 45 journals in GSW journal platform, and all GeoRef records.

Feedback should be directed to Jian Liu (jiliu@indiana.edu) by November 30th, 2014.


  • Digital Theatre Plus

        Trial Period: 10/28/2014-11/28/2014


Off Campus Login:

User ID:  trial@indiana.edu

Password: indianab121

This resource contains productions, interviews, documentaries and written learning resources to provide access to the theatre world. By revealing the world of the rehearsal room, dressing room, backstage and beyond, our documentaries and interviews introduce theatre as a vibrant, exciting art form through a familiar and accessible medium.  

Feedback should be directed to Angela Courtney (ancourtn@indiana.edu) by November 28, 2014.


  • Criterion Collection/Janus Films Complete Collection

Trial Period: 10/23/2014-11/23/2014


The Criterion Collection and Janus Films has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and remain committed to publishing the defining moments of cinema by building a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films including the work of such masters of cinema as Renoir, Godard, Kurosawa, Cocteau, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Fuller, Lean, Lang, Dreyer, Eisenstein, Ozu, Buñuel and Powell.

               Feedback should be directed to Monique Threatt (mthreatt@indiana.edu) by November 23, 2014.


  • Incidence and Prevalence Database (IPD)

Trial Period: 10/16/2014-11/16/2014


The IPD is a source for worldwide incidence, prevalence and other epidemiological information including 4,500 diseases and procedures.  It offers a look at the world’s published hard data (fully vetted) for incidence, prevalence, cost, risk factors, symptoms, morbidity, mortality, comorbidities, and health issues.

Feedback should be directed to Jian Liu (jiliu@indiana.edu) by November 16, 2014.