On Trial: ASTM COMPASS until 24.12


ASTM COMPASS is the Portal for Standards which includes ISO-standards and Book of Standards from different subject areas like Water and Environmental Technology, Medical Device and Services, Nuclear, Solar, and Geothermal Energy, Electrical Insulation and Electronics, Iron and Steel Products and Textiles.

ASTM COMPASS also includes journals, Proceedings of ASTM International, ASTM Bulletin and ASTM member magazine Materials Research & Standards from 1961 to 1972.

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On Trial: APA Style CENTRAL until 23.12


APA Style CENTRAL combines sophisticated learning and teaching tools, writing and content processing technology, and full integration of APA’s Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Everyone—including students, faculty, researchers, and librarians—who needs to learn about, use, or teach APA Style and who is engaged in the research and writing processes will reap the benefits of this electronic suite of integrated services and tools.

Frequently asked questions about APA Style CENTRAL access, accounts and functionality:

APA Style CENTRAL has been optimized for FireFox, Chrome, and Safari for MAC OS.

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Trial: eDuke Books Scholarly Collection until 31.12


eDuke Books includes eDuke Books and Duke University Press Journals Online.

eDuke Books Scholarly Collection is a large ebook collection about 2,300 titles within humanities, social sciences and mathematics. It is included ebooks from the following subject areas:

– Classics
– History
– Latin American Studies
– Jewish Studies
– Literary Studies
– Geography
– Mathematics
– Medicine & Medical Humanities
– Music
– Art, Art History
– Performance Studies / Theater Studies
– Film & Television Studies
– Political Science
– Religious Studies
– Sociology
– Psychology
– Education

Duke University Press Journals ONLINE includes 50 ejournals in mathematics, humanities and social sciences.

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On trial: new Asian studies e-resources in AsiaPortal






Several Asian studies resources are now on trial in AsiaPortal. Of special interest are South Asia Archive and NKnews.

South Asia Archive contains books and journals on various subjects ranging from culture to medicine from the 18th to the 20th century.

NKnews is a news and intelligence service concentrating on North Korea. The service contains tools for analysis, which, for instance, make it possible to track the North Korean leaders.

Other trials are the Chinese Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) net Database and Social Sciences Journals Database from Renmin university and the Japanese Fuzoku Gaho Magazine.

N.B. If the AsiaPortal link first directs back to the AsiaPortal front page, just click the link again to gain access.

Please give feedback on the trials on AsiaPortal’s web page (feedback button on the left)!

South Asia Archive

The South Asia Archive is a searchable digital archive of diverse material, mainly primary resources, from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. Focusing on South Asia, the Archive contains both reports, rare books, and journal runs. The documents in the Archive reflects the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post-colonial India in fields including:    culture & society, industry & economy, science, technology & medicine, urban planning & administration, politics & law.

The material is sourced from collectors and archivists in India by the South Asia Research Foundation.

On trial until 4 November 2016.


An independent, privately owned specialist site focused on North Korea. Content includes access to selected newspapers and journals, news aggregator, intelligence analysis, expert surveys, in-depth articles, and tools and data about North Korea.

On trial until 1 November 2016.

Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) net Database

The Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) net Database includes research report databases and special databases. The platform provides series of information products including DRC Report, Macroeconomic Report, Finance China, Industry Economic Report, Financial and Economic Database-Statistical Database for Various Industries and so on, in all 36 bibliographic databases and 56 statistical databases. In Chinese.

On trial until 30 November 2016.

Social Sciences Journals Database from Renmin university

Social Sciences Journals Database from Renmin university includes full-text access to journals in the areas of political and social sciences, law, philosophy, economics and management, literature and arts, education, history, cultural information, media and others since 1995. In Chinese.

On trial until 30 November 2016.

JKBooks Fuzoku Gaho

On request, we have a new trial to Fuzoku Gaho. Fuzoku Gaho was the first graphic magazine produced in Japan, and is also known as a major journal source for the research of customs and social mores.

The magazine was published from 1889 to 1916 and contains a total of 518 issues covering content pertaining to social and cultural trends and conditions in the Edo, Meiji and Taisho periods, customs, history, literature, things/objects and affairs, geography (regional and world), war and disasters.

Fuzoku Gaho is a part of JapanKnowledge and will be available on trial via the Library section of JapanKnowledge from 15 October.

Please note: the trial is available from 15 October until 14 November 2016.

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On Trial: Global Patents Reference Center 31.12.2016 asti

Global Patents Reference Center contains full text of more than 52 million patents as well as citations for more than 98 million patent records from more than 100 patent authorities around the world.Updated monthly this database content from established patent search services, ensuring that researchers have the most up-to-date patent information available.

Subjects include aircraft & aviation, biotechnology, computer science, electronics, energy, engineering, food science, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and technology.

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Newspapers from around the world – ProQuest Newsstand on trial until 30 April

ProQuest Newsstand database offers unparalleled access to the full text of more than 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world. Major newspapers include The Guardian, Le Monde diplomatique, El Pais, Observer, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and many others.


You can search a single title by using Search for library resources box on the Library’s website. All titles can also be found in NELLI and HELKA.

Database is on trial until 30 April 2016.

If you have any questions, we are glad to help with those: e-library[at]helsinki.fi