Adam Matthew databases provide access to electronic books in history, international affairs, literature and related subjects. The Library currently has access to the following modules;
- American History Module I / Module II
- Confidential Print: Middle East
- Empire Online
- Shakespeare in Performance
The fundamental components of the ACM Portal are an enhanced version of the ACM Digital Library plus an extended bibliographic database, consisting initially of more than a quarter-million citations of core works in computing. These works are of all types (journals, proceedings, books, technical reports, theses, among others), and from all the major publishers in the discipline. The ACM Portal provides an Online Guide to Computing Literature and a “reading room” for ACM’s own literature in the ACM Digital Library. (adapted from, “About the ACM Portal” by John White on the ACM website)
ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications provide full-text access to all titles published by ACS from first issue to the present (except Journal of Chemical Education).
The ACS Symposium Series Online database provides full-text access to e-books in agriculture, food chemistry, organic and polymer chemistry, chemical education, materials science, and related subjects from 1950 to present, published by American Chemical Society.
The ARTFL project provides access to two databases (for sites outside of North America). The first is a database of French literature, FRANTEXT. The second is access to an online version of the Encyclopédie Diderot, “a complete on-line version of the first edition of Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie”. Access is in French, via the Institut National de la Langue Française.
African Journals Online is a service to provide access to African published research and increase world wide knowledge of indigenous scholarship.
Alexander Street Music and Dance Online provides access to audio recordings, video, musical scores, liner notes, biographies, full-text music reference materials, and images in the Alexander Street Press music databases.
- Classical Scores Library
- African American Music Reference
- American Music
- Classical Music Reference Library
- Classical Music Library
- Classical Music in Video
- Dance in Video
- Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
- Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
- Jazz Music Library
- Opera in Video
- Popular Music Library
- Contemporary World Music
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Proceedings database provides full-text access to meeting papers published by the (AIAA).
Provides full text access to American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society journals subscribed to via the ANKOS library consortium.
Provides full text access to American Physical Society journals subscribed to via the ANKOS library consortium.
A Composite Autobiography and A Comprehensive Name Index for the American Slave “Between 1936 and 1938, the WPA Federal Writers’ Project hired field workers to collect the life histories of former slaves. Transcripts for 2,000 interviews, from seventeen states, were then compiled by the Library of Congress. In 1972, George Rawick assembled the Library’s collection-over 10,000 typescript pages-in The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. In 1997, the collection was indexed by Howard Potts for A Comprehensive Name Index for The American Slave. Now, the collection and the index are available together for the first time in an online, searchable database.” (from the Greenwood Publishing website)
Annual Reviews Online is a comprehensive collection of critical review articles for the literature in various scholarly disciplines, and provides access to 33 journals in full-text for the biomedical, physical and social sciences.
ArchNet is an online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world. The goal of ArchNet is to provide an accessible server, images, Geographic Information System and Computer-Aided Design databases, a searchable text library, bibliographical reference databases, online lectures, curricular materials, papers, essays, and reviews, discussion forums and statistical information. Access is free, but you must register first.
AATA Online is a comprehensive database of more than 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.” Users must register first, but this is a free service. (from the AATA website)
ARTstor provides access to more than 1.4 million images in art, architecture, the performing arts, anthropology and related subjects.
ArXiv is an e-print service in the field of physics, mathematics, non-linear science and computer science. ArXiv is a fully automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers.
ASME Digital Library provides full-text access to journals in engineering from 1990 to the present, published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals provides bibliographic information for journal articles in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, city planning, archaeology and related disciplines.
Balance of Payments (IMF E-Library)
Beck-eBibliothek provides access to electronic books in public law, civil law, criminal law, and related subjects.
Beck-Online Die Datenbank is a German-language, full-text database, providing access to German legal resources, statutes, cases, commentaries and journal articles.
An online publisher of medical and biological journals. The research articles in all journals are “open access”. These articles are immediately and permanently available online without charge.
Some reviews or paper reports require a subscription.
BMJ Journals database provides full-text access to 22 journals published by the British Medical Association.
Bloomberg (Only Available in Reference Room)
Bloomberg provides access to current and historical financial data, economic indicators, company profiles, industry and market news. You can only access the Bloomberg database at dedicated
terminals in the Reference Room of Main Campus Library during opening hours.
Braintrack is a worldwide University-Index on the Internet. It contains Internet-Addresses of Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges and other higher educational institutions all over the world.
Chisum on Patents is an electronic book on patent law in 28 volumes published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender.
Celex is a primary resource for European Community Law. The database lets you search the full-text in 11 official languages of legal acts, regulations, treaties, directives issued by the European Union institutions and bodies. It also includes preparatory documents and the case law of the European Court of Justice.
CEPR Discussion Papers is research made available quickly in order to generate comment and suggestions for revision or improvement. Papers may have been presented at conferences or workshops already, but will not yet have been published in journals. Over 3000 Discussion Paper Abstracts are currently available online. Also, all Discussion Papers published since the beginning of 1999 (i.e. from no.2050) are available as electronic (PDF) files.
The CRCnetBASE database provides access to books in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computer science, materials science, nanotechnology, business, information technology and related disciplines.
Enables searching across “think-tanks” and research centers for information on international affairs. Includes access to the full text of working papers, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and books from 115 contributing institutions.
CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service)
CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, is a free service provided by OPOCE(Official Publications of the European Communities) as an activity of the FP6 Programme “Structuring the European Research Area”. The database includes full-text official information for the implementation of the EU research Framework Programmes.
Cairn.info provides access to French language journals in humanities and social sciences.
Cambridge Journals Online includes approximately 100 full text journals in a range of subject areas, published by Cambridge University Press.
The mission of Theses Canada is to acquire and preserve a comprehensive collection of Canadian theses at the National Library of Canada.
Provides links to accurate and recent information on cancer. The site is sponsored and administered by the National Cancer Institute, the United States federal government’s “principal agency for cancer research”.
ChemWeb.com was launched in April 1997. It is now the largest online community of chemists in the world.
The Dare programme is a joint initiative by all the Dutch universities and the National Library of the Netherlands, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). DARE includes 47,000 academic articles and other digital resources, including bibliographic information, full text materials, and audio and video files.
Digital Magazine Portal provides access to Turkish electronic journals. You can access dMags from any computer, smartphone or tablet which is connected to the internet or you can use the application to download (dMags Network-iOS, Android) and read digital magazines offline.
The E-Duke Books Scholarly Collection provides full-text access to electronic books in social sciences published by the Duke University Press.
The E-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection provides full-text access to Duke University Press journals in humanities and social sciences.
Ebrary Academic Complete provides full-text access to electronic books in business, economics, information technologies, education, history, political science, international relations, linguistics, literature, art, law, engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, genetics, medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion, philosophy and related disciplines.
EBSCOhost includes several databases under its umbrella, which can be searched simultaneously or individually. These include:
Art Source provides access to over 630 academic journals, more than 220 e-books and over 63,000 images in art, architecture and related subjects.
Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is a multidisciplinary database featuring access to full-text scholarly articles from more than 5,300 full text periodicals and other sources, covering the social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, etc. The database goes back as far as 1865, with the majority of titles as full text.
Book Index with Reviews:
Book Index with Reviews includes bibliographic and full-text book reviews. It provides reviews of nearly 4 million book titles, both fiction and non-fiction, and more than 800,000 full text searchable reviews, 450,000 music titles, 200,000 DVD, over 650,000 tables of content, over 90,000 first chapters. This database can be used to find books by author, topic, popularity, and so on.
Business Source Complete:
“Business Source Complete is a full-text business database, providing access to over 10,000 scholarly business journals and other sources. It is a comprehensive database for full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS (Management Information System), POM (Production and Operations Management), accounting, finance and economics. Business Source Complete provides indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886. ”
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. It contains collected knowledge on traditional engineering challenges & research, and is a resource for research concerning the business and social implications of new technology. CASC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,470 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 660 periodicals. Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, new technologies, and social & professional context. Research is aided by the inclusion of searchable cited references for key journals.
ERIC is the primary repository for educational literature. Covers a broad range of topics in that area and so could be worth looking at even if you aren’t necessarily looking for education as a topic. Includes access to free electronic (PDF) texts and 708 full-text ERIC journals.
Produced by the American Economic Association, EconLit provides citations and some abstracts to the international literature on economics since 1969. “EconLit covers a broad range of document types published world-wide, including journal articles, books, and dissertations, as well as articles in collective works, such as conference proceedings and collected essay volumes. The database also includes Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics from the Cambridge University Press database, Index of Economic Articles in Journals & Collective Volumes and the full text of the Journal of Economic Literature book reviews. EconLit topics include economic development, forecasting, and history; fiscal theory; monetary theory and financial institutions; business finance; public finance; and international, labour, health care, managerial, demographic, regional, agricultural, and urban economics; country studies, and government regulations.” (from the ECONLit website)
Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,772,000 records from more than 1,660 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,094 active core titles) as well as more than 100 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 600 journals, including many of the most used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. Additionally, Environment Complete provides full text for more than 100 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, etc.
Family Studies Abstracts:
Family Studies Abstracts contains abstracts of the most important current literature in the Family Studies. Family Studies Abstracts covers such critical areas as: adolescence, childhood, courtship and marriage, ethnic and cross-cultural relations, family economics, family relations, family services, gender roles, individual relations, life cycles, adulthood and aging, reproduction issues, separation and divorce, sexuality, theory and method.
Nursing/Academic Edition: Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. This database also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated twice a week.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete is a full-text database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This comprehensive database contains more than 470,000 records from 500 titles, with coverage going back to the early 1960s.
Idealonline provides access to electronic journals in medicine, physical sciences, literature, history, art, engineering and related subjects.
Humanities International Complete:
Humanities International Complete provides full-text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index more than 2,000 journals and 2 million records plus unique full text content. The database includes full-text for 670 journals. Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. Humanities International Complete is an essential collection for libraries looking to provide comprehensive coverage of the humanities with full-text content.
Kids Search is designed for elementary school students. It searches by keyword or by topic, and has a friendly, graphically-rich design that is both powerful and fun to use. Kids Search makes it easy for students to search such subjects as arts and music, animals, geography, health, math, science, social studies and sports.
Legal Collection access full-text for nearly 250 of the law journals and covers legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor and human resource law, environment and much more.
Legal Online Kütüphane database provides full-text access to journals and electronic books in law.
LexisNexis Academic provides full-text access to over 6000 information-sources of news, business, economics, and law. This database includes news transcripts from newspapers, radio and television, as well as company reports, country profiles, court decisions and reference.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text indexes nearly 690 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 220 journals and a dozen full-text monographs including Handbook of Electronic & Digital Acquisitions (2006), Library/Vendor Relationships (2006), Journals of the Century, etc. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
Over 7,100 titles are included; of these, over 4,400 are currently indexed. The entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of the periodicals’ scopes, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on how many articles and book reviews the periodicals publish each year, as well as how many are submitted.
Produced by the Modern Language Association, the MLA International Bibliography provides citations to articles, monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies and other formats in the fields of literature, language, linguistics and folklore. Coverage begins in 1963 and continues to the present. The MLA also includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals, which provides addresses, advertising rates, and information about submission for publication for over 3700 periodicals regularly covered in the Bibliography.
MasterFILE Complete, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 1,730 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines, including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,400 titles.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full-text for five national (U.S.)and 20 international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), and The Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selected full text for more than 335 regional(U.S.) newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, The Daily News (New York), and The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
The Palgrave Macmillan Journals database provides access to journals in humanities, social sciences, business, and related subjects.
Peter Lang provides access to e-books in the fields of Social Sciences, Art and Humanities.
Professional Development Collection:
Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high-quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Full text information in the Professional Development Collection dates as far back as 1965. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals.
produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), provides full-text access from 1894 to the present for 60 psychology journals, 49 published by the APA itself and 11 by allied organizations. Areas covered include general psychology, as well as applied, clinical and theoretical psychology. PsycARTICLES is available through EBSCOhost.
produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is an electronic serial of book reviews featuring full-text reviews of current scholarly and professional books in psychology. The database also contains critiques of popular films and trade books from a psychological perspective. More than 36,000 reviews are included, dating back to 1956.
is a bibliographical database produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), containing over 2 million references and abstracts of articles, books, book chapters, dissertations and reports in psychology and related disciplines from 1887 to the present. PsycINFO is available through EBSCOhost.
The Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection:
The Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database providing nearly 575 full-text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.
Race Relations Abstracts:
Race Relations Abstracts provides abstracts of periodical articles about race and race relations; and covers issues relating to discrimination, education, employment, health, politics, law and legislation.
Regional Business News:
“Regional Business News is a collection of full text newswires which incorporates news information from all over the world. Included in this database are A&G Information, Africa News Service, Inter Press Service, Resource News International, South American Business, M2 Communications, PR Newswire, Business Newswire, Canadian Corporate News, News Bytes News Network and Phillips Business Information Highlights. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. In order to maintain the most current collection of news, this database contains the most recent 30 days of information from each of these wire sources. Several hundred articles are added to Regional Business News database each day.” (from EBSCOhost, “About the Database”)
Religion and Philosophy Collection:
Religion and Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. This database offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the database. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
SAGE Research Methods database provides access to more than 750 books, journal articles, reference resources and instructional videos in the field of research methods.
The Serials Directory provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains nearly 212,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.
Urban Studies Abstracts:
Urban Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
The Economist Historical Archive provides full-text access to a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2003.
EdITLib database provides full-text access to journal articles, conference proceedings, e-books and seminars in Educational Technology and E-Learning.
The E-print Network reveals a wealth of valuable research mainly in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, computer and information technologies and other disciplines. All this content, close to 20 million pages of full text, is available to users at no charge.
Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides a bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966 and more than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004). (Registration is required.) (For access to ERIC full-text journals use ERIC via EBSCOhost.)
The Eur-Lex database covers the legal information on the European Union: Official Journal (L and C series, full-text), treaties, legislation, legislation in preparation, case-law, parliamentary questions, documents of public interest, enlargement. This collection is updated daily.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) includes full-text access to books in English from 1473-1700. Many subject areas, including English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science are represented in the collection.
A part of the Economist Intelligence Unit, this website includes reports and news pertaining to business in the electronic/internet sense.
This page includes full-text databases about EU Taxation and Customs Union: BTI (Binding Tariff Information), ECICS (European Customs Inventory of Chemical Substances), QUOTA (Tariff quotas and ceilings), TARIC (Integrated Community Tariff), TRANSIT (Transit Customs Offices, MRN Follow-up Information), VIES (VAT Information Exchange System).
The Electronic Library of Mathematics contains online journals, article collections, monographs, and other electronic resources in the field of mathematics. All material is in electronic form and access is generally free.
EMANI, now offers free access to 100 mathematical journals from various publishing companies. As well as digitally produced journals, these also include retro-digitised journals, such as Mathematische Annalen, which has been published by the scientific publishing company Springer-Verlag since 1869.
Electronic Media Catalog on the web contains a listing of serials produced electronically (non-print, non-microfilm) and available in EBSCO’s title database, including serials available on the Internet and CD-ROM.
Elsevier E-books purchase includes books published between 1995 and 2007 in chemical engineering, computer sciences, engineering, material science, mathematics, and physics and astronomy; between 1995 and 2010 in molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, finance and psychology and pre-2007 as well as between 2007 and 2010 in business, management, hospitality and tourism. These e-books can be accessed through the same interface as ScienceDirect journals: http://www.sciencedirect.com/ In order to read the full-text of these e-books, please select “Browse by Subject” and then click on any book title that has an accompanying green icon. Alternatively, the e-books can be accessed individually by searching the library online catalog (BLISS).
Emerald publishes the world’s widest range of management and library & information services journals, as well as a strong specialist range of engineering, applied science and technology journals.(from Emerald web page)
EndNote Web is a bibliographic management software and may also be described as a reference management software. It can be used to prepare bibliographies for articles. This program can be used via the Web of Science Database.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online is the electronic version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica which has been published since 1768. It covers more than 300,000 web-sites, 118,000 articles, 2000 video clips, sound files, animations, photographs, drawings, maps and flags. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus are also available through this database.
The Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics provides full-text access to a comprehensive collection of knowledge in engineering and related subjects. The Encyclopaedia of the Qurân Online (BRILL)
Ergonomics Abstracts Onlineis a bibliographical database, containing abstracts of journal papers, books, reports and conference proceedings for the following fields: ergonomics, job design, occupational health, psychology, physiology, biomechanics, engineering, architecture and environment.
Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID) is a full-text database which provides economic news, marketing reports, statistics, company profiles and various other sources of information on countries, consumers and industrial companies. It is a basic resource for those interested in business, economics, marketing, customer behavior, statistics and tourism.
A news database service. It provides access to Dow Jones and Reuters Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. Articles are available from more than 4,000 Reuters and Dow Jones journalists worldwide – just minutes after the news appears in real-time services. Factiva also offers access to more than 900 non-English sources and tracks news on more companies than are publicly listed on all the global stock exchanges combined, with over 300,000 company codes. NOTE: Not recommended for use with NETSCAPE browser.
FirstGov for Science provides a gateway to information resources at United States government science agencies. It contains reliable information resources selected by the respective agencies as their best science information. Two major types of information are included-selected authoritative science Web sites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials. (The specific content varies by database.) The Web pages and the databases can be searched individually or simultaneously from the search page. There are also a number of teaching resources available. (from the FirstGov for Science website)
Full text of U. S. patents from 1976 to the present, searchable by keyword or by patent number. Images are accessible in either PDF or TIFF format.
The GATT Digital Library provides access to documents and information of and about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), an organization that promoted international commerce and the reduction of trade barriers among member states from 1947-1994. This digital library was created in a partnership between the Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). (Free Registration Required).
Global Books in Print is a database of English language book, audio and video titles. This database provides publisher information and can help verify whether a title is still in print. In addition, some titles include links to full text reviews. The database also includes brief biographies for over 6,000 authors.
Contains statistical data for the 138 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. The database covers external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring, and scheduled debt service projections. Results can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change, and charted. Data can also be exported in standard formats like Excel.
Global Financial Data is a source for historical stock market, financial and economic data unavailable from any other online source. The GFD Database includes over 8500 current and historical data series covering over 200 countries that have been collected from original sources.
Some 40 periodical titles have been selected from a very comprehensive list. It contains a diversity of subjects such as trade unions, religion, health, culture, and gender.
HeinOnline a major legal full-text database from U.S. It also includes some journals from Canadian, UK, Australia and New Zealand. It provides access to back issues of journals HeinOnline has four major collections: the Law Journal Library, the Federal Register Library, the Treaties and Agreements Library, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library.
Stanford University Library’s HighWire Press is an online publisher for scholarly journals focusing primarily on science, technology, and medicine. It supports and produces scores of journals from professional societies and commercial publishers. Many of the journals hosted by Highwire make online full-text articles freely available only after a certain time (embargo periods).
Hiperkitap provides full-text access to more than 10,000 e-books (mostly in Turkish with some English titles) in biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computer science, business, economy, education, technology, engineering, fine arts, architecture, history, philosophy, psychology, religion, political science, language and literature, law, music, health sciences, and related subjects.
America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts together index and abstract over 1,700 journal titles. Journals indexed in America: History and Life are specific to American history. Citations go back to 1964 for select titles. Journals indexed in Historical Abtracts cover a wide range of historical subject matter, and include journals published in many languages, including Turkish journals. Citations for Historical Abstracts date back to 1955 for select titles.
The HukukTürk database provides access to the Supreme Court Decisions, Council of State Decisions, Constitutional Court Decisions, European Court of Human Rights’ Decisions, Turkish Legislations, Turkish Law Bibliography and Official Gazette.
ICPSR stands for the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, located within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The ICPSR database provides access to the world’s largest archive of computerized social science data. Data sets may be requested by e-mailing the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE Xplore provides full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 plus select content back to 1950, and all current IEEE Standards.
Index Islamicus Online provides access to the international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.
The International Nuclear Information System (INIS) is the leading information source for scientific and technical literature published worldwide on the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. INIS maintains a bibliographic database, entitled INIS Database, which currently contains over 2.4 million references with English abstracts from 1970 to the present. The Database is updated weekly.
Provides access to Institute of Physics journals subscribed to via the ANKOS library consortium.
ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index provides access to the most important international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops and conventions in the sciences, social sciences and humanities from 1990 to the present via Web of Knowledge.
EMIS Intelligence Globals provides current, comprehensive country and company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Turkey as well as in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe etc. Arranged by country, this resource includes: country profiles; macroeconomic statistics, forecasts, and analysis; reports on financial markets, companies and industries; exchange rates; analyst reports; and business news.
Social Sciences Citation Index (1980-present):
This gives access to ISI Web of Science which locates abstracts and citation information for articles and working papers in the broad fields of social sciences. Also this database provides individual author or article citation records. (How many times an article has been cited, where it has been cited, who cited the article, etc.).
Science Citation Index (1980-present):
This gives access to ISI Web of Science which locates abstracts and citation information for articles and working papers in the broad fields of science. Also this database provides individual author or article citation records. (How many times an article has been cited, where it has been cited, who cited the article, etc.).
Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1980-present):
This gives access to ISI Web of Science which locates abstracts and citation information for articles and working papers in the broad fields of arts and humanities. Also this database provides individual author or article citation records. (How many times an article has been cited, where it has been cited, who cited the article, etc.).
Journal Citation Reports:
Journal Citation Reports is a database comprising a total of 7500 academic and technical journals published in the fields of science, technology and the social sciences. The database evaluates and compares journals by assessing their citations. It also gives information about the impact factors and the research performance of journals.
The IMF E-Library provides access to the IMF’s statistical resources: Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Government Finance Statistics, and International Financial Statistics.
The IFS database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas and includes all series appearing on the IFS Country Pages. The IFS database provides information on National Accounts, Exchange rates, Interest Rates, Reserves, Government Finance, Exports, Industrial Production, Population, and other international financial statistics.
The International Studies Encyclopedia Online, published by the International Studies Association (ISA), provides full-text access to over 400 peer-reviewed essays in international relations and related subjects.
iThenticate compares scholarly papers with a vast database of more than 20 billion webpages and over 116 million articles, papers and reviews from leading academic journals, proceedings and abstracts, and calculates the percentage of similarity. It is therefore a useful way of checking your work prior to submission for publication.
JSTOR provides access to back issues of journals in the following topics: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. JSTOR does not include current issues or volumes, but includes complete runs of all journals up to two to five years prior to the current date.
JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) provides access in a video format to PubMed indexed journals devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research.
Juris provides access to more than 25 million publications covering judicial decisions, laws, court decisions, contract decisions and precedents in the area of European Union law and German law.
Karger Journals provides full-text access to scholarly journals in medicine and related subjects.
Mevzuat ve Ictihat Bilgi Bankasi provides law and regulations of the Turkish Republic. ( in Turkish only)
Kluwer Arbitration is an online resource for international arbitration research. It provides access to a collection developed in association with primary organizations like International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) working on arbitration.
Access the complete contents of more than 750 Kluwer journals in subjects including science, technology, humanities and law. E-books and e-reference works are also accessible.
Kluwer Law Online database provides full-text access to 21 scholarly journals and 58 reference materials in law and related subjects.
Knovel database provides access to electronic books in engineering and related subjects.
Legalbank database provides access to legislations, regulations, notifications and supreme court decisions.
The Letters of Charles Dickens database provides full-text access to the collected correspondence of Charles Dickens between 1820-1870 from InteLex.
LexisNexis Academic provides full-text access to over 6000 information-sources of news, business, economics, and law. This database includes news transcripts from newspapers, radio and television, as well as company reports, country profiles, court decisions and reference.
Lexpera law database provides access to case law, legislation, contract templates, commentaries, articles and full-text legal books.
Lextenso legal database provides access to the following 21 French journals and their archives.
- Bulletin Joly Bourse
- Bulletin Joly Entreprises en Difficulté
- Bulletin Joly Sociétés
- Cahiers Sociaux
- Flash Defrénois
- Gazette du Palais
- L’Essentiel Droit de la famille
- L’Essentiel Droit bancaire
- L’Essentiel Droit des Assurances
- L’Essentiel Droit des contrats
- L’Essentiel Entreprises en Difficulté
- L’Essentiel Immobilier et Urbanisme
- L’Essentiel Propriété Intellectuelle
- Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage
- Nouveaux Cahiers du Conseil Constitution
- Petites Affiches
- Revue des Contrats
- Revue du Droit Public
- Revue Française de Finances Publiques
- Revue Générale du droit des Assurances
Press Reader provides full-text access to over 1,700 daily newspapers and magazines from more than 92 countries in 48 languages. It also provides access to a 60-day backfile.
The Literary Encyclopedia is an online reference work. It provides access to information in literature, history, philosophy and related subjects.
The Literature Online database provides access to more than 355,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, as well as literature journals, and reference resources.
The Loeb Classical Library database provides access to electronic versions of Greek and Latin texts from the Classical period and Late Antiquity in both the original languages and English translations.
The Maney Online Humanities & Social Sciences Collection provides access to academic journals in history, archaeology, language and literature, philosophy, religion, sociology and related subject.
The Mary Ann Liebert database provides full-text access to peer-reviewed journals in biomedical research, life sciences, biotechnology, clinical medicine, environmental science, engineering, psychology, law, education and related subjects.
MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world’s mathematical literature of the past 61 years.MathSciNet provides active links from reviews to the full text of more than 119,000 online articles in over 190 journals. The number of active links increases by about 20 per day. The links take you directly to the online article which may be at the publisher’s or journal’s Web site or at the Web site of a service such as JSTOR. Access to full articles may be dependent on having a subscription to that journal or service.” (from the MathSciNet website)
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides access to articles in constitutional law and related subjects.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is a comprehensive analytical resource that features peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law.
McGraw Hill Access Engineering provides full-text access to 344 electronic books in engineering and related subject.
Mendeley Institutional Edition is a reference manager tool and academic social network that can help researchers organize their researches, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research for academic institutions. Mendeley is both a desktop application and a web-based application. To begin, click the “join this group” button on the Bilkent University Mendeley Group page. Bilkent University Mendeley Group account offers students, faculty, staff and researchers 5 GB of storage and the ability to create unlimited private groups with up to 25 users per group.
A Turkish legal research database. (In Turkish only)
Morgan & Claypool Synthesis E-Book I-II Collections provide access to electronic books in engineering and computer science.
This database is a collection of working papers where NBER researchers initially report their findings.
Nature Masterclasses provides access to online course in scientific writing and publishing. The course is taught by editors from the Nature journals, contains 15 modules, and covers the entire scientific publishing process from writing a paper to publication. A personal membership is required to use the platform.
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This database provides full-text access to scientific journals in chemistry, physics, molecular biology, genetics, and medicine.
Naxos Music Library is one of the most comprehensive collections of classical music available online. The continually growing collection now contains 140,000 tracks and is benchmarked against the development suggestions outlined in the Music Library Association\’s A Basic Music Library. Naxos Music Library is user friendly with simple and advanced searching options and common (non-proprietary) software requirements.
Nomos Online Premium provides access to electronic books in public law, civil law, criminal law and related subjects.
The United Nations Official Document System (ODS) provides web-based access to United Nations documents, including the full text of all United Nations parliamentary documents and preliminary (masthead) versions of resolutions and decisions
Provides 12.000 full-text books.
The Optics InfoBase provides access to academic journals and conference proceedings published by the Optics Society of America (OSA) in optics, photonics and related subjects.
OverDrive is a digital platform that provides access to a variety of electronic books, audio books, music and videos.
Ovid’s e-journal platform provides access to Arteriosclerosis, Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis: A Journal of Vascular Biology, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology, Cornea, Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Current Opinion in Oncology, Journal of Immunotherapy, Neurology, Neurology Clinical Practice, Neurology Genetics, Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation.
Grove Art Online provides Web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.) with annual additions of new material and updates to the text, plus extensive image links and all the sophisticated search advantages possible with an online reference sources. Grove Art Online has over 40.000 links to important art images in galleries and museums around the world. Grove Art Online is your guide to the artistic traditions of the world`s leading cultures, countries, cities, towns, and regions, covering important archaeological sites, monuments, and buildings. (from the Grove Art Online web site).
Oxford Bibliographies Online database is a reference source that provides access to annotated bibliographies in American literature, British and Irish literature, cinema and media studies, medieval studies, Victorian literature and related subjects.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography holds over 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000. The online edition offers access to the complete text of the first 33 volume Dictionary of National Biography.
“The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.” (from the OED website).
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians includes encyclopedia-style entries on musicians, music definitions, instruments, genres of music, etc. The online version covers the equivalent of 29 print volumes and will continue to be updated on a regular basis. For more information on this 2nd edition, please see “A Letter from the Editors”. The previous edition is also available in print in the Reference Room of the Main Library, call number: Ref/ML100.N48 1980.
Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 well-known dictionaries and reference books, plus an Encyclopedia. These references are cross-searchable or searchable by subject and source. The database offers coverage of a broad range of subjects including General Reference, Science and Medicine, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business.
Oxford Reports on International Law database provides access to important decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. The Library currently has access to the following 6 modules;
- ORIL – International Criminal Law
- ORIL – International Human Rights Law
- ORIL – International Investment Claims
- ORIL – International Law in Domestic Courts
- ORIL – International Law in European Courts
- ORIL – International Trade Law
OUP is one of the world’s premier journal publishers. Offers coverage in a wide range of disciplines, including Archeology, Biology, History, Language, Law, and Medicine. Not all Oxford University Press titles are available, but you can access over 150 journals. Click here to see them.
Periodicals Archive Online is a full-text database covering the arts, humanities and social sciences. It contains over 500 journals from 1770 until the 1995, and provides full-text access to over 12 million articles in the fields of history, literature, philosophy, religion, theology, archaeology, fine arts, and psychology.
Periodicals Index Online is a citation database of almost 15 million articles from journals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, going back as far as 1665.
This database contains The Philosopher Index which is published by Philosopher’s International Center and over 200 journals about philosophy that date back to 1904.
The Philosophy Documentation Center provides access to academic journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other publications in applied ethics, philosophy, religious studies, and related subjects.
PhilPapers provides access to scholarly resources in philosophy and related subjects, including books, articles, open access archives, and personal pages.
Project Muse provides full-text access to 389 scholarly journals in the humanities, arts and social sciences.
Project Muse Books Collection provides access to electronic books published between 2010 and 2016 in philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, performing arts and related subjects.
ProQuest Art, Design and Architecture Collection provides access to academic publications, newspapers, books, conference papers, theses and master’s degree final projects in arts, design, architecture and related subjects from 1973 to the present.
- ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
- Arts & Humanities Database
- Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
- International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
Provides access to citations and full text for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. Includes citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward as well as 350-word abstracts written by the author. Citations for master’s theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts.
PubMed, developed by the National Library of Medicine, provides access to bibliographic citations to biomedical journal articles, including MEDLINE, and to additional life sciences journals. The PubMed search allows you quick and easy access to an extensive library of bio-medical literature citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, health care systems, preclinical sciences, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. Bilkent University Library (on or off campus) to link to this resource use : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?holding=itrbullib
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PubMed does not include the full text of journal articles; however, you can access to the full text by clicking the Bilkent University’s icon in the top right corner of the abstract page, if it is available.
PubSpace provides free public access to the peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications resulting from NASA-funded research.
Crimean News Agency is a news agency that provides information exchange about the Crimea and the Tatars and communication about studies in this area. It includes information about social life, religion, economy and politics, tourism, human rights etc. of the Crimea and the Crimean Tatars/Turks, in both Russian and Turkish.
Daily News on all official EU activities from the Spokesman’s Service of the European Commission. The RAPID NG database contains all the Press Releases of the Commission since 1985, the great majority of them in at least two languages (English and French). It also contains Press Releases of some of the other European institutions, including particularly the Council of the Union, Council of Ministers, Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, Economic and Social Commiitte, Committee of the Regions.
Reaxys is a web-based system for searching collection of organic and inorganic chemistry, materials science, environmental health and safety data.
RefWorks is a web-based service that enables a user to create a personal database of selected references either by importing from an online research database or by inputting manually. This database is then searchable, enabling a user to select needed references for a paper and easily generate a bibliography in a given bibliographic style. You must register before using. The Library will be arranging special training sessions about RefWorks, for both students and faculty, in October. Please watch for further announcements.
Rosetta Stone is a language learning tool that enables reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in 30 different languages. How do I log into the Rosetta Stone mobile app?
The Royal Society of Chemistry E-Books provides full-text access to electronic books in chemistry and related disciplines.
The Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing provides full-text access to journals and journal archives in chemistry and related disciplines.
SIAM is a searchable database of full-text journals in applied and computational mathematics, computer science and engineering published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Science Direct provides searches across, and access to, full text journals in the sciences. Currently Bilkent has access to over 1800 of these journals. Included in Science Direct are the titles formerly published by Academic Press/Ideal. In addition, Science Direct is providing a new web search service called Scirus, which searches for valid scientific sites on the web.
Science is interdicipline weekly science journal, presented by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 1883. Science Online has provided access to basic, social, geographical, engineering, medical and life science issues since 1996.
Scirus is a comprehensive internet-based science-specific search engine. Supported by Elsevier. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 450 million web pages, enabling you to pinpoint quickly scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the web, find the latest reports, peer-reviewed articles, patents, pre-prints and journals.
Scopus covers 18,000 publications from 5,000 different publishers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and the social sciences. It provides abstract searching from 1960, and cited reference searching from 1996 to the present. In addition to academic journals, it includes conference proceedings, trade publications, patents, book series and scientific web-pages. Content is updated daily.
SourceOECD was created to fill the gap between the detailed data collected through industrial surveys, and national accounts data. SourceOECD permits the construction of a wide range of industry- and aggregate-level indicators of industrial structure and the evolution of performance (e.g. import penetration, investment per employee, export market shares) and enables modeling exercises at a detailed industrial level.
SPIE Digital Library provides full-text access to articles, conference proceedings and technical papers in optics, biomedical optics, electronic optics, nanotechnology, astronomy and related disciplines from 1990 to the present.
Springer E-Book Collection provides access to electronic books.
Provides access to the electronic versions of the Springer publications subscribed to by the library. The subjects covered include Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and the Social Sciences.
Springer Protocols is the most comprehensive protocol database in biomedicine ad life sciences, consisting of more than 40,000 experimental protocols and the series of Methods in Molecular Biology books.
Swisslex provides full-text access to judicial decisions and academic resources about Swiss law.
Bilkent University Library is pleased to announce the addition of 156 Taylor & Francis E-books to its collection. This Taylor & Francis E-books purchase includes books published in the following subject fields: history, political science, philosophy and media.
Provides citations and some full text to articles on the Turkish economy, and economics in Turkey. Can be searched in either English or Turkish.
Thomas Register is the most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. (from the Thomas Register website) (You need to register first, but the service is free.)
Taylor and Francis Online Journals is the service from Taylor and Francis Publishing. It holds full-text articles of over 1,200 journals from 1997 to the present. The subjects covered range across health science, life and physical sciences, technology, medicine, to arts and humanities, social sciences, business, and education.
Turnitin is a database renowned for its plagiarism detection service. Teachers may submit essays to the Turnitin website which will be compared to both current and archived pages on the internet, millions of student papers previously submitted to Turnitin, and commercial electronic databases of journal articles, periodicals and e-books.
Turcademy provides access to about 2,500 electronic books in law, history, philosophy, psychology, political science, language and literature, education, business, economy, science, engineering, architecture, health sciences and related subjects published by Anı Publishing, Gazi Publishing, Palme Publishing, Pegem Academy and Seçkin Publishing.
ULAKBIM National Databases provides access to bibliographic records of Turkish publications in the following topics: medicine, veterinary, biology, agriculture, engineering and social sciences. Also, it is included TUBITAK Supported Projects Database.
Ulrich’s Periodicals DirectoryT is a bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription.
Access to over 400 free electronic books on a variety of subjects.
German Universities’ student thesis database; most are in German, some are in English.
Westlaw UK database provides access to UK case law, legislation, legal reports, journal articles and EU materials.
Wiley Online Library is the online content service from John Wiley & Sons, Inc., delivering the full text of over 300 scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals. Purchased through ANKOS (Anatolian Library Consortium).
The World Bank e-Library is an electronic portal to the World Bank’s full-text collection of books, reports, and other documents. It brings together in a fully indexed and cross-searchable database, over 1,000 titles published by the World Bank during the past several years, plus every new title as it is published.
WDI Online is a data source on the global economy. It contains statistical data for over 550 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2000 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. Data selection screens are intuitive and easy to use. Results can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change, and charted. There are also data export options in standard formats like Excel.
Published by the International Monetary Fund, the World Economic Outlook (WEO) database is created during the biannual WEO exercise. Selected series that are available in the WEO publication are available on this website.
World of Learning online is the electronic counterpart to the longstanding print reference of the same name. The online version provides a searchable database of over 30,000 universities, colleges, schools of art and music, libraries, learned societies, research institutes, museums and art galleries. Brief descriptions include mailing, phone and fax information, lists of faculty and their specializations, numbers of volumes held and special features for libraries, and important staff and officials.
“World News Connection (WNC) is an online news service, only accessible via the World Wide Web, that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news and information. Particularly effective in its coverage of local media sources, WNC provides you with the power to identify what really is happening in a specific country or region. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.” (from the World News Connection website)
“Zentralblatt MATH is the world’s most complete and longest running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. The MATH Database contains more than 1.8 million entries drawn from more than 2300 serials and journals. The entries are classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification Scheme. Some of the subjects covered are: Pure mathematics (e.g. algebra, logic, topology, geometry, analysis) , probability theory, statistics, mathematical physics, classical, solid and fluid mechanics, numerical mathematics, mathematical programming, theoretical computer science and automata theory…” (from the Zentralblatt MATH home page)