Trials

Before purchasing a database, it always goes through a trial phase in which it is tested by researchers from the faculty.

Databases currently on trial are listed below. At the end of the trial phase the Faculty Library Committee decides whether or not to purchase the database.

For purchase suggestions of databases and technical issues in trials contact: paul.buschmann@ugent.be.

AM Explorer

  • 10/10/2022 – 02/01/2023
  • Through AM Explorer, you can now search millions of pages of primary sources spanning the 15th – 21st centuries, including a wealth of new content added every year.
  • Award-winning digital resources spanning the social sciences and humanities, developed in collaboration with leading libraries and archives
  • Discover millions of pages of unique primary source content which empower students and researchers to develop critical thinking
  • Powerful digital collections that transform teaching and research on important themes such as: Borders and Migrations, Gender and Sexuality, Global History, and War and Conflict
  • Single point of access through AM Explorer with built-in federated search functionality across all collections
  • Range of additional features to enhance student engagement including Handwritten Text Recognition, Data Visualisation, Video and Oral Histories
During the trial, it is not possible to download PDF files of documents.

Sources Chrétiennes Online

  • 24/11/2022 – 31/12/2022
  • From its inception in 1942, the “Sources Chrétiennes” series (based in Lyon and published by Éditions du Cerf in Paris) has provided critical editions of texts from the first 1,400 years of the Church, accompanied by a French translation as well as an introduction and notes. More precisely, the series consists of editions-with-translations of Christian texts in Greek and Latin, but also in oriental languages, such as Syriac, Armenian and Georgian. Whereas it has always been the series’ mission to make the texts at hand easily accessible for consultation and (linguistic, historical, philosophical and theological) study, “Sources Chrétiennes Online” even expands the possibilities in this regard. Reserving the introduction, apparatus and notes for the printed series, the online database makes it possible to select texts along various criteria and to perform targeted searches both on the source texts and on the French translations that have been and are published in the series.
  • Access: www.brepolis.net  (> Enter databases)