Trial access to over 500 eBooks from the Gale Virtual Reference Library


We are currently trialling access to the Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook Collection which is running until 31st March 2014.

All titles can be searched via the Library catalogue or you can download a pdf with a complete list of all titles and links: GVRL eBook trial titles

What is the Gale Virtual Reference Library?

Gale Virtual Reference Library offers access to a range of eBooks as well as trusted, authoritative reference works. It hosts a number of award-winning titles across 18 subject areas, including Art, Environment, History, Law, Science and Technology. Updated in 2011 in line with user feedback, functionalities now include:

  • Eye-catching book covers to engage users
  • An interactive online book experience with two-page view and page flipper
  • Cross-search and browse within your collection
  • User interface available in 34 languages
  • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology in 19 languages
  • 24 hours unlimited and simultaneous access
  • On-demand, machine-aided content translations into 14 languages

Your feedback is really important

We only have access to these eBooks for a limited period of time so if you find one that is really useful then please let us know and we may be able to add it to stock permanently.

Video tours and more information

To access a short guided tour please visit

 To download search tips click on the links below:

If you have any questions or problems accessing any eBooks then please let us know:


New databases from Proquest

Proquest Central.  Subjects and collections include:



Health and Medical

Science and Technology

Social Science and General Reference

Arts Premium

Ebrary Academic Complete. Over 80,000 full text books, unlimited access, all searchable in Summon, covering:

Business database trial – Euromonitor

EuromonitorInternationalLogoWe have a trial of Passport GMID, from Euromonitor International until 15/02/13. Click here to access the trial.

This is a database that is a global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers.

A Passport GMID subscription includes:

  • Millions of internationally comparable market statistics on industries, countries and consumers
  • 1,000s of full text market reports, company reports and country reports
  • Expert Euromonitor analyst comment on emerging industry trends, country trends and consumer trends
  • Powerful data analysis functions allowing users to customise data for specific needs

Midwifery database trial – Intermid

Until 11/02/13 we have a trial of the database Intermid. Access details are available by clicking here.

intermid is the online archive of peer-reviewed articles from the British Journal of Midwifery, the UK’s leading clinical journal for midwives and the African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. The site contains all articles published in the journal since 1996. These include clinical reviews, professional articles and in-depth research on all aspects of midwifery training and practice.