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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Early English Books Online (EEBO) Search guide in HTML format

Early English Books Online (EEBO) is an online collection of early printed works in English, and works printed in England which includes full text facsimiles (images) of over 146,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) and the Tract Supplement.

EBSCOhost Search guide in PowerPoint format Search guide in video format

EBSCOhost includes a variety of databases which provide different sources covering multi-subjects.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection Search guide in video format Search guide in HTML format Mobile device guide Permitted Use

EBSCOhost eBook Collection is a multi-disciplinary collection offering more than 150,000 eBooks. Subject coverage includes Business and economics, Language arts and discipline, Literary criticism, Social science, Technology and Engineering.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (via GALE) Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format Permitted Use

Eighteenth Century Collections Online - Language and Literature module provides access to the digital images of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in United Kingdom during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works the Americas.  Consists of books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more.

Emerald Backfiles Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

Emerald Backfiles provides coverage over 120 digitized titles dating back to Volume 1, Issue 1. Contains more than 68,000 articles, some going back to the 1800s. The content areas include business, management, library and information services, materials science, and engineering.

Emerald Backfiles Additions Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

Provides access to full-text management journals 1994 to 2009. Articles are peer-reviewed across core management disciplines.

Emerald Business Management and Economics eBook Series Collection Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format Permitted Use

Provide access to ebooks in the subject of Business, Management and Economics.

Emerald Management Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

Provides access to latest peer-reviewed management research journals. It contains 175 full-text journal titles with about 85,000 full-text management articles in business and management field.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source (via EBSCO) Search guide in HTML format

Entrepreneurial Studies Source is a rich collection of full-text resources for entrepreneurship and small business research. Many journals are peer-reviewed and are available with no embargo. This database offers more than 120 key periodicals, 140 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.


The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database provides access to educational-related literature. It provides users with online access to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents dating back to 1966.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (via EBSCO) Search guide in PowerPoint format Search guide in video format

This database was created the authoritative bibliography European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750. It indexes European works written before 1750 that relate to the Americas. A wide range of subject areas are covered; natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

Factiva Search guide in HTML format

Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs in English and in Chinese.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO) Search guide in PowerPoint format Search guide in video format

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database contains over 25,000 information segments appropriate for the research needs of middle and high schools students.

Gale ebooks Search guide in PDF format Permitted Use

Gale ebooks, formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library, is a collection of digital handbooks, encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Provides full-text of biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors all time periods including novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.

Gale Literature: LitFinder

LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including full-text poems, poem citations and excerpts, short stories and novels, essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, speeches, and plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series

Scribner Writers Series delivers online access to numerous Scribner publications. More than 2,000 original scholar-signed biocritical entries, including concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.

Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

Twayne's Author Series offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. This online series features the content that comprise three print series United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.

GreenFILE (via EBSCO)

GreenFILE is a database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covers topics ranging global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and more.

Grove Music Online (via Oxford Music Online) Search guide in HTML format

Grove Music Online provides online resource for music research including more than 60,000 signed articles written by over 6,000 music scholars around the world.

Handbook of Pragmatics Online Search guide in HTML format

Provides up-to-date information on research in the field of linguistic pragmatics, conceived as the interdisciplinary (cognitive, social, and cultural) science of natural language use. (Please request login information at Services Counter)

Hong Kong Economic Times newspaper (經濟日報) which is a digital version of the daily print newspaper. Access to the last 30 days of the newspaper and the content of back to 2005 are available.

Hong Kong Tax Library Online (via Prime Tax) Search guide in HTML format

Combines and cross-links Hong Kong Tax Manual and Hong Kong Revenue Legislation which is a comprehensive and fully searchable annotated compendium of Hong Kong tax legislation and case law.

HSUHK Business Translation Index

The HSUHK Business Translation Index is a web-based multilingual terminology management project. Building on our expertise in translation, business and journalism, the project aims to provide the public with one-stop access to up-to-date and reliable translations of business terms and buzzwords.

Human Resource Management Online (via Alexander Street Press) Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

Human Resource Management Online maps 4,000 learning items to the modern human resource management syllabus. It includes training videos, instructual films, case studies, text book chapters, research reports, sample business documents, and self-assessments.

Humanities Source (via EBSCO)

Humanities Source database offers access to more than 1,100 active full-text journals and magazines in different subjects. The database features articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays and more.

INFORMS PubsOnline

14 highly specialized scholarly journals provide readers with easy access to the latest publications in the field of operations research and management sciences. Full text articles are available 1998 onward.

International Business Online (via Alexander Street Press) Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

International Business Online maps 4,000 learning items to the modern international business syllabus. The collection includes textbooks, book chapters, cases well-known case providers like the Kellogg School of Management, corporate training videos, sample business documents and research reports.

iRead eBook Search guide in PDF format Mobile device guide Permitted Use

iRead eBook provides access to over 5,600 Traditional-Chinese ebooks covering subjects such as Business, Management, Finance, Literature and Fiction, Design and Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Language, Science, Social Sciences, Computers,etc.

JSTOR Search guide in HTML format Search guide in PDF format

JSTOR provides full-text online access to back file of scholarly journals in the collection of Arts & Sciences, Asia Collection, Business & Economics, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics as well as Lives of Literature. Ebooks with multidisciplinary academic titles from university presses and scholarly publishers are also available in this platform.