New Database Trials

The Library currently has trial access to a range of research databases, a selection of which are listed below. All database trials can be accessed via the Library Catalogue, and from the E-Resources@the University of Melbourne blog, where you can also leave comments about the database.

CAB Direct (New platform)

The CAB Direct platform has been updated and relaunched. You can now try the platform by searching CABI’s abstracting and indexing databases CAB Abstracts (covering the world’s applied life sciences literature) and Global Health(dedicated to public health) on CAB Direct. CABI has worked with development partners from across academia and industry to develop the next generation of the CAB Direct platform. Designed around the way researchers work, CAB Direct has completely new features to help you get more out of the literature, a more intuitive user experience, and has a new look and feel. Trial ends 30 November 2016.


EMIS (Emerging Markets Information Service) aims to provide easy access to critical business information and research on the world’s emerging markets. It provides a unique blend of analysis, data and news on:

  • 1.3+ million companies, including financial data, reports and industry rankings;
  • 250+ industry sectors, including statistics and forecasts;
  • 125+ emerging markets, including macroeconomic analysis and country ratings.

In addition, there are a range of tools to analyse and compare the data. All data points are exportable into Excel for further analysis. All content is licenced from macroeconomic experts, renowned industry research firms and authoritative news providers. This is combined with EMIS’s own company research to offer a multi-faceted view of each emerging market. The EMIS interface supports 15 languages and offers a translate function into 24 languages for all news articles in HTML. Trial ends 30 September 2016.

China Government Gazettes

The China Government Gazettes full-text database (CGGD) is a comprehensive collection of government gazettes, bulletins, announcements and proclamations. It contains national and local laws and regulations from Chinese government departments at all levels and is updated frequently. Trial ends 14 October 2016.