Databases A-Z


Search for databases from the below alphabetical list, a brief introduction to each of the databases and search guides by Subjects or Formats are available.

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Academic Journal Database (CNKI) Search guide in HTML format

(Former title : China Journal Full-text Database & Century Journals Project) Academic Journal Database (CNKI) provides access to over 8,720 journals published in China. Library has Series F : Literature/History/Philosophy (1915+), Series G : Politics/Military Affairs/Law (1994+), Series H : Education/Social Sciences (1915+), Series I : Electronics/Information Sciences (1994+), Series J : Economics (1994+).

Academic Search Ultimate (via EBSCO) Search guide in HTML format

Academic Search Ultimate is a multi-disciplinary database provides full-text for more than 10,000 journals, with nearly 9,000 peer-reviewed titles. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.

Airiti Library Search guide in PowerPoint format

Airiti Library is a search platform, combining the academic resources of both Taiwan and Mainland China, features full-text scholarly contents covering academic journals, dissertations, and conference proceedings.

Alexander Street Press - Business & Economics Search guide in HTML format

The Complete Business and Economics Package includes four collections which are Business E-books Online, Business Education in Video, Human Resource Management Online and International Business Online including textbook, book chapters, cases, corporate training videos, sample business documents and executive-oriented research reports.

American Economic Association Search guide in PDF format

American Economic Association is a platform to access the AEA journals. The available titles include the American Economic Review (AER), The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) 1999, and Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) since 1987, and the four New Journals (AEJ: Applied Economics, AEJ: Economic Policy, AEJ: Macroeconomics and AEJ: Microeconomics) 2009 forward.

Apabi – China Digital Library Search guide in PDF format Mobile device guide Permitted Use

Apabi - China Digital Library is a Chinese multidisciplinary e-books collection covering a variety of subjects, including business, management, economics, history, literature and politics. It includes encyclopedias, government reports and Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries on many subjects.

Art, Design and Architecture Collection (via ProQuest) Search guide in HTML format

The Art, Design & Architecture Collection is a comprehensive survey of current publications in the fields of visual and applied arts. This collection includes the specialist indexes ARTbibliographies Modern (covering modern and contemporary art), Design & Applied Arts Index (for all aspects of design and crafts), and International Bibliography of Art (covering scholarship on western art history), together with a complementary collection of current full-text journals, Arts and Humanities Full Text.

Audiobook Collection (via EBSCO) Search guide in video format Search guide in PDF format Permitted Use

EBSCOhost Audiobook Collection provides access to over 300 audiobooks with subjects in English language, poetry and more. Listen to samples on the database, and download selected audiobooks to listen on mobile device.

Books24x7 - FinancePro Search guide in HTML format Permitted Use

FinancePro is an ebook collection which offers access to hundreds of titles covering numerous financial topics, including: Accounting, Auditing, Operations Management, Risk Management, Consolidation and Mergers, Econmics Influences, Venture Capital, Credit and Loans etc.

Books24x7 - ITPro Search guide in HTML format Permitted Use

ITPro provides hundreds of ebooks on technology topics including Business & Culture, Certification & Compliance, Desktop & Office Applications, Enterprise Computing, Graphic Design & Multimedia, Oracle Technologies, IBM Technologies, Networks & Protocols, Programming Language, Software Engineering and Web Programming & Development etc.

Brill Online Books Search guide in HTML format Permitted Use

This collection provides access to ebooks mainly in Social Sciences, Asian studies, Language & linguistics.

Britannica Academic

Britannica Academic is a consolidated searchable collection of authoritative references, including Encyclopedia Britannica brief articles, Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary and thesaurus, magazines and periodical, images, videos, websites and the Britannica book of the year.

Britannica ImageQuest Search guide in HTML format

A collection of over 3 million images from some of the best collections in the world, including The Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, the Science Photo Library, Ingram Publishing and other trusted image sources. All are rights cleared for noncommercial, educational use. Each photo or illustration comes with complete metadata, including the source, the copyright holder, a caption, and keywords.

Business E-Books Online (via Alexander Street Press) Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format Permitted Use

Business E-books Online provides access to 500 of the best-known textbooks and reference materials in business education the most recognized names in business education, including David Cooperrider, Edgar Schein, Charles Manz, and Kim Cameron and the majority of works were published in 2011 or later.

Business Education in Video (via Alexander Street Press) Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

Business Education in Video features corporate training, case studies, executive interviews, expert lectures, instructional films, and documentaries on Globalization, Operations & Logistics, Management, Marketing, Finance, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Business, Negotiations, Ethics, Cross-cultural communication and Technology.

Business Insights: Global (via GALE)

Gale Business Insights: Global combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. It uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment.

Business Source Ultimate (via EBSCO)

Being an upgraded version of the popular database Business Source Complete, Business Source Ultimate offers more comprehensive full-text access of journals published in disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting economics and finance.

BYU Corpora: British National Corpus (BNC) Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

The British National Corpus (BNC) was originally created by Oxford University press in the 1980s - early 1990s, and it contains 100 million words of text a wide range of genres (e.g. spoken, fiction, magazines, newspapers, and academic).

BYU Corpora: Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) contains more than 520 million words of text (20 million words each year 1990-2015) and it is equally divided among spoken, fiction, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic texts.

Cabell's Directories Search guide in HTML format

Cabell's Directories help researchers by providing the publishing information on more than 8,500 scholarly journals across 11 disciplines since 1978. Currently, the Library provides access to the Business set covering Accounting, Economic & Finance, Management and Marketing.

Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics Search guide in PDF format

The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics collection offers thousands of comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres, written by experts and designed for student readers. For the author Companions, each writer is placed in literary and historical context; their major works are analyzed, either in separate chapters or grouped according to theme, and their influence on later writers assessed.

Cambridge Core Search guide in PDF format

Cambridge Core is the home of academic content from Cambridge University Press. It covers the former Cambridge Books Online & Cambridge Journals Online.

Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) (via WRDS)

The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates, mutual funds, and real estate data.

China and the Modern World: Hong Kong, Britain and China 1841–1951 (via GALE) Search guide in video format

China and the Modern World is a series of digital archive collections sourced from preeminent libraries and archives across the world. Digitized from the British Colonial Office records grouped under the CO 129 Series titled "War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Hong Kong, Original Correspondence", this collection is an essential primary source archive for researching the history of Hong Kong in the context of Modern China and the British Empire in Asia. It relates to Hong Kong as a British colony between 1841 and 1951, and provides detailed information on the political, military, social, economic, and external development of Hong Kong.

China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CNKI) Search guide in PDF format

(Former title : China Statistical Yearbooks Database) It is a large-scale database integrating statistical resources, data analysis, multi-dimensional statistical indicators, quick retrieval and research support.

Chinamaxx digital libraries Search guide in HTML format Permitted Use

Chinamaxx digital libraries house a large collection of digitized Chinese publications since 1949. Currently, the Library has access to more than 130,000 ebooks in two main collections, Language and Linguistics, and Literature.


This platform covers products of journals, theses, proceedings, newspapers, yearbooks, patents, standards, achievements, books, ancient books, monographic serials, and featured journals.

Communication Abstracts (via EBSCO) Search guide in PowerPoint format Search guide in video format

Communication Abstracts covers communication-related articles, reports, papers, and books a variety of publishers, research institutions, and information sources world-wide.

Communication Source (via EBSCO) Search guide in HTML format

Communication Source is a comprehensive resource on the market for communication research. Communication Source was developed from a merger of high-quality EBSCO databases, Communication and Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstracts, and includes many unique sources not previously available in other databases. The database provides more than 670 full-text journals and coverage dating back to 1900. Contents include Communication, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Discourse, Speech-Language Pathology, Media Studies and other fields relevant to the discipline.

CSMAR Solution

CSMAR Solution research database provides data on the China stock markets and the financial statements of China's listed companies. Includes 16 series and 84 databases.

CultureGrams (via ProQuest) Search guide in video format

CultureGrams is an online reference database which goes beyond basic facts and figures on more than 200 countries, with up-to-date reports detailing daily life and culture, history, customs and lifestyle from an insider's perspective.