LRLR encourages Faculty to recommend a database for purchase. All completed database recommendation forms will be sent to the Library Acquisition Librarian, who will contact the requestor and begin a formal review and possible trial. A trial allows the library to evaluate the database and gather valuable feedback from the trialled users in order to make an informed purchasing decision.     

Timeline for library database acquisition process: 


There are two rounds of database open trial for each academic year.

The budget planning in May for next fiscal year will consider both trial results from 1st round (Oct.-Nov. for Autumn semester) and 2nd round (Mar.-Apr. for Spring semester).     

Please complete the information by filling the online form and then click on 'Submit'. Your recommendation, together with your name, status, department and email address, will be emailed directly to the acquisition librarian.