eTrials - Trials & Test of New eResources

The Library offers trials of new databases and electronic resources to allow faculty, students and staff the opportunity to examine their suitability. Feedback from trials is used to inform possible purchase decisions. Depending on the feedback obtained, and the cost involved, some of these databases and electronic resources may be added to the UMass Dartmouth Library collection. Quoted descriptions are taken from vendors' descriptions made available through the product or on the vendor's web site.

Send comments on content and usability to Susan Raidy-Klein, Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian. All feedback received will be reviewed by library's Collection Development committee.


  • Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS): Access via the Passwords Page

WRDS is a research platform and business intelligence tool provides access to data, analytics and computing infrastructure across multiple disciples including accounting, banking, economics, finance, marketing and statistics. Its research databases draw from general and specialized sources such as S&P Capital IQ, NYSE, HIS Global Insight and OptionMetrics.  Library support for research and data queries is available from business librarian Lorraine Heffernan lheffernan@umassd.edu or Ext. 8670. Please send comments & evaluations to Sue Raidy-Klein, Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian sraidyklein@umassd.edu. Trial access expires May 31, 2017.