Database Trials

The Library occasionally arranges trials of database products, to evaluate their suitability for purchase. If you would like to suggest or arrange a trial, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Current Trials

CSMAR is a comprehensive database of Chinese stock returns; covering all companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges.

You will be asked to login. Please use these details:

  • Username: waikatonz
  • Password: waikatonz
  • Trial ends 13 April 2018. Feedback please to Clive Wilkinson ( Please include the name of the trial.

    The world's leading Performing Arts DVD distributor brings you an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand!

    Key features include:

    • Over 2925 full-length videos, available anytime, anywhere
    • Create custom clips: edit and add them to individual playlists
    • Subtitles available in over 5 languages
    • Search videos by category, role, composer, artist, production personnel, work, venue or festival
    • Access pre-defined video chapters and other points of interest including individual arias and scene breaks
    • View video as Full Screen, 2/3 Screen or 1/4 Screen
    • Videos stream at 700 Kbps (standard quality) and 2 Mbps (high quality)
    • Libretto/text included when available
    • Compatible with both PC and Mac

    You will be asked to login:

    Username: WaikatoMM

    Password: WaikatoMM

    Please note the trial is limited to three simultaneous users. Please always log-out properly by clicking the red “LOGOUT” button located at the Manual Bar at the top of the screen

    Trial ends 31 March 2018

    Feedback please to Anne Ferrier-Watson ( Please include the name of the trial.

    Founded in 1967 in Switzerland, Trans Tech Publications Inc. keeps up to date with and endorses the latest trends in academic publishing. The editorial and publishing processes are supported by our own online management and publishing system integrated into the Scientific.Net website.

    The trademark, Scientific.Net, was created by the company and represents one of the largest web resources providing high-demand content focused on science and engineering themes. Each year thousands of new academic publications enrich the Scientific.Net collection. It includes academic journals and book series that publish regular and special issues, volumes, conference proceedings, and monographs.

    Trial ends 31 March 2018

    Feedback please to Cheryl Ward

    Broken link or problem accessing a database?
    Let us know through the Electronic Access Problem Form.