The library regularly arranges database trials.

We welcome your feedback on any of our trial databases which will help us to evaluate and improve services.

Please note that in some cases you will need to contact the siber@ptsl staff for a username and password to access the database trial.


1. SAGE Humanities and Social Sciences + Material Science and Engineering 

   Humanities and Social Sciences Package
The Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Package provides access to 729 journals, including leading international peer-reviewed titles, many of which are ranked in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018). SAGE offers more choices—all on one familiar platform—to better suit the demands of your consortium members for SAGE journal content.

The HSS Package includes the following:

·        Access to 729 journals, encompassing over 576,000 articles
·        Over 55% of the package content is ranked in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)
·        Complimentary access back to 1999, where available, while a current subscription is maintained
·        COUNTER-5 compliant usage statistics

Materials Science & Engineering Collection

This collection includes access to 81 peer-reviewed international journals, including the celebrated Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, encompassing over 99,000 articles. Together, these titles form a core part of any engineering collection. For more information on purchasing the IMechE journals individually or as a smaller package..

Materials Science & Engineering Collection covers such subjects as Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials, Built Environment, Composites and Polymers, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoengineering and Nanotechnology, Power and Energy, Risk and Reliability, Robotics, Sports Engineering, Systems and Control Engineering, Textiles and Transportation Engineering: Aerospace, Rail, Automotive, and Maritime.


2.  SAGE Research Methods  

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

With SAGE Research Methods, researchers can explore their chosen method across the depth and breadth of content, expanding or refining their search as needed; read online, print, or email full-text content; utilize suggested related methods and links to related authors from SAGE Research Methods‘ robust library and unique features; and even share their own collections of content through Methods Lists. SAGE Research Methods contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and “Little Blue Book” series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and specially commissioned videos. 


·       Qualitative Evaluation

·       The SAGE Handbook of Regression Analytics and Causal Inference

·       Factorial Survey Experiments


·       Qualitative Research: Tracing Informal Remittance Systems in Indonesia

·       Social Sustainability in Biodiesel Production: Brazil and Timor-Leste


·       Boxplots and the UK Living Cost and Food Survey (2010): Household Expenditure and Internet Access 


·       An Introduction to Econometrics

·       Statistics (tutorial series)


You can download the full title lists for:

  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Books & Reference – Excel
  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Datasets Part 1- Excel
  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Datasets Part 2 – Excel 
  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 1 – Excel
  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2 – Excel
  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Cases: Medicine and Health – Excel
  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Video – Excel   
  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research & Academic Skills Video – Excel
  • 2020 SAGE Research Methods Video: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, & Digital Methods – Excel.
For off campus access, please contact: 03-8921 5848
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3. IGI Global

Search the complete collection of chapter and article abstracts from IGI Global’s expanding portfolio of over 4,500+ reference books and 185+ scholarly journals that are featured in IGI Global’s award-winning InfoSci®-Books, a collection of 4,500+ e-books with nearly 100,000 chapters and over 1,000,000+ reference citations, and InfoSci®-Journals, a database of nearly 25,000+ peer-reviewed articles sourced from 185+ scholarly journals that are featured in prestigious indices including Web of Science and Scopus.
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4. Statista

Founded in 2007 and based in Hamburg, Germany, Statista operates a statistics and data portal, registered under the website, that provides access to statistics and studies on over 80,000 topics and areas of interest, categorized into 22 industry sectors with approximately 600 markets and industries. This “infographic” database collects, evaluates, and publishes key statistics on relevant subjects, providing users with a comprehensive overview of available data on a specific topic, with source data for some subjects extending from the early 20th century to the present.

The statistics platform has become an integral part of the academic sector. More than 25 million students, lecturers, and researchers already trust in the comprehensive content of one of the biggest statistics portals worldwide. Be it valid data for term papers & theses, for daily tasks in research & teaching, or as a research tool in libraries, the Statista database always provides you with the content you need.

Trial until 15 Aug to 15 Sept 2020
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