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last updated: 4/15/2014

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.



The GeoRef database, established by the American Geosciences Institute in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. The database contains over 3.5 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.

Trial Period: 3/11/2014 - 7/1/2014

Feedback should be directed to Lou Malcomb ( by July 1, 2014



SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Research Methods Cases and

SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.


Visit the Tutorials page for demos and tips:


Trial Period: 4/11/2014 - 5/26/2014

Feedback on this trial should be directed to Lou Malcomb ( by May 26, 2014




Papers is a reference manager application that can be used to collect and organize research materials in a variety of formats include email. This trial provides free access to use Papers for Mac and Papers for Windows on up to three computers at the same time.


Trial Period: 4/9/2014 - 7/31/2014

How to get started

1. Download Papers:

2. Activate Papers:

  • Instructions on how to join this trial should automatically show up if you are within the institute’s network (or access it via a VPN connection).
  • If you do not see instructions, enter the site license key PX-IHUT-UPAT-ITAF-URER in the 'Activate Papers’/‘Enter serial number' sections that you find under the Help/Activate menu options on Papers for Windows and Papers for Mac respectively, and follow the instructions.
  • You will see your individual license key (eg. P3-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx) at the end of the activation procedure. You will also receive your license key in an email, and it is shown in 'About Papers'.
  • Papers is automatically activated on the computer that you use to sign up on the trial. If you wish to use Papers on other computers (you can activate it on three computers at the same time — indifferent if it is Mac or PC) you can do so by using your individual license key.

3. Please send feedback to

4. Want more information about Papers?

In case you would like more information about Papers visit:

Need support?

In case you have any questions feel free to contact the Papers support team. This is possible within Papers itself through the Help menu or visit our support website. For some useful videos with explanations we recommend




ClinicalKey provides access to Elsevier's current medical and surgical content including: First Consult, Top Journals, Best-selling medical and surgical books, and thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and content across 12 distinct content types.

Trial Period: 4/4/2014 - 9/5/2014

Feedback should be directed to Jian Liu ( by September 5th, 2014


Art Source,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=asu

Database featuring full-text articles, indexing and abstracts for journals, books and more. International in scope, Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch and is designed for use by art scholars, designers, students and general researchers.

Trial Period: 3/6/2014 - 5/4/2014

Feedback should be directed to Kristina Keogh ( by May 4, 2014




Biblioboard Library is a digital collection that explores books, images, articles, audio and video throughout history. The collection is varied and includes everything from Ancient Egypt to 90's Punk Rock. Current partners include the British Library, Louisiana State Museum and Wake Forest University.  In addition to the desktop, it is available for the iPad, Android, Nexus, Galaxy, Nook and Kindle Fire.

UserID:  indianau

Password:  bloomington1


NOTE:  The "Library" field should be left at the default "none".


For access via tablet devices, download the app following these links:   iPadAndroidNexusGalaxyNookKindle Fire HD.


Please direct any feedback to Chanitra Bishop (

last updated: 4/15/2014