Requests for new online databases need to be made via your Academic Skills and Tutor Librarian. A business case needs to be provided with the following information:
The resource will then need to be trialled, and feedback on the trial will be required to support the business case. Library and Learning will set-up the trial, speak to your Academic Skills Representative about this.
Approval to purchase will be based on this business case, in the context of the existing budget.
If you are approached by a publisher or supplier and you are interested in setting up a trial with consideration to purchase please contact your Academic Librarian and Skills Tutor. Library and Learning Resources will be able to assist with setting up the trial and you need to do this if you want the resource to be considered for purchase by the library. The library budget is forecasted in the previous academic year based on existing and future requirements therefore we need to know your requirements in advance, the library's ability to purchase is always dependent on the existing budget.