Database Trials

Library database trials provide temporary access to new resources so that the Brandeis community can try out a resource and evaluate its content, functionality, and value. These trials are time sensitive, lasting on average up to 30 days. We encourage the Brandeis community to utilize these trials and provide feedback.

If you would like to suggest an e-resource for purchase, trial, or to add to the wishlist, please submit via the E-Resource Request Form below. Questions? Please contact

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Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary

A comprehensive English-Yiddish dictionary, including many regional and dialectal variants.

Trial ends: March 31, 2020

Please let us know your feedback on this resource by filling out this trial evaluation form. (Note: Login to your Brandeis account before clicking on the link.)

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RILM Music Encyclopedias

A collection of 54 encyclopedias in full text, including volumes published between 1775 and 2019. The content of this multilingual collection spans the most important disciplines and subject areas of historical musicology and ethnomusicology.

Trial ends: March 15, 2020

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Black Short Fiction and Folklore

Brings together thousands of works of short fiction, from early folktales to contemporary works, written by authors from Africa and the African diaspora. Materials come from literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors, and represent an astounding range of traditions that begins with early African oral traditions and extends through to modern hip-hop.

Trial ends: February 29, 2020

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