Resources - Online Databases

Library databases provide access to resources across a wide spectrum of topics and subject areas. Accessing from the library website will ensure that you have full access to the subscribed databases.

These databases provide access to published information sources. Example: academic journal articles, conference proceedings, government publications, reports, scholarly magazines, newspaper, encyclopedias, journal and other resources.
Note: * Please go to this link for the username and password


Online DatabasesDescriptions
1.Academic Search Complete
Designed specifically for academic institutions, Academic Source Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,900 full-text periodicals, of which more than 6,800 are peer-reviewed journals.
2.Art & Architecture CompleteAs a leading database for the study of art and architecture, Art & Architecture Complete was designed for use by a diverse audience that includes art scholars, artists, designers, college students and general researchers.

Subject coverage is vast as well.  Art & Architecture Complete covers a wide variety of pertinent subjects, including antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design and much more.
3.Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals @EBSCOhostOffers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration.
4.BMJ Best Practice

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Best Practice is a completely new concept for information delivered at the point of care. It has the combination of latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion  presented in a step-by-step approach, covering diagnosis,prognosis, treatment and prevention. It also provides a second opinion in an instant. Best Practice contains information relating to over 10,000 diagnoses, more than 3,000 diagnostic tests and over 4,000 diagnostic and treatment guidelines. It incorporates a full drug formulary for quick checking of prescription guidance, and patient leflets to support treatment options. It contains internationally renowned Clinical Evidence - incorporatinhg the evidence from relevant systematic reviews into Best Practice articles. Resources include references and images incorporated into the text as well as separately available.
5.BMJ.comThe BMJ Group flagship general medical journal, published since 1840, is updated daily online, weekly in print and on the iPad. It publishes rigorous and accessible material to help doctors and medical students in daily practices, learning and international debate on health. It consists of scientific studies and reviews, educational papers, papers commenting on clinical, scientific, social, political and economic factors affecting health.
6.BMJ Journals CollectionBMJ Journals division publishes over 40 journals across a broad range of medical specialties, public health, and evidence-based journals to support the research and current awareness needs of clinicians and researchers across a diverse range of specialties. It mainly consist of clinical titles, which have linked references from free access to full text of cited articles hosted by HighWire Press. There are free additional materials online such as tables, references, videos and images that are BMJ Journals also publish BMJ Case Reports – the largest online repository of peer-reviewed medical cases in the world, providing an educational resource for health care professionals everywhere with 3,000 published case reports from more than 70 countries.
7.BMJ OnExamination
Year 1- Year 3*
Year 4 - Year 5*
The leading provider of online exam preparation, helping over 167,000 healthcare professionals to pass their exams. Part of the British Medical Journal Group, onExamination provides online revision resources to support you and your career, whatever stage you are at. They offer revision questions for: MRCP, MRCGP, Medical Students, MRCOG, PLAB exams.

Click HERE for BMJ OnExamination Voucher Code Redemption Guide.
(Voucher Code can be obtained from the link at the top page)
8.Business Source Ultimate @EBSCOhost
Business Source Ultimate works for students like a solid business plan – it offers an unprecedented wealth of peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business that spark discussion on future developments and changes in the business world. In addition to accessing essential full-text journals, business students can delve into case studies, country economic reports and company profiles, as well as interviews with executives and analysts – the key players whose roles they are studying to fill.
A collection of more than 74,000 videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency, adds a new dimension to student research. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, the collection covers a wide variety of topics.
Through the Company View feature students receive detailed company information on finances, subsidiaries, products, employees and industry specifics for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies.
The Content in Context feature allows students to investigate a company through contextual access to related information including:
  •     Case studies
  •     Industry profiles
  •     SWOT analyses
  •     Books/Monographs
  •     Articles from business journals, magazines and trade publications
  •     Market research reports 
  •     Product reviews
  •     News articles
  •     Country reports
ClinicalKey™, The World’s first clinical insight engine, is the fastest and most trusted way to search for relevant clinical information. ClinicalKey creates clinical Smart Content by mapping searchable resources to a taxonomy classifying the meaning of terms in the content, EMMeT (Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy).
ClinicalKey gives you access to Elsevier’s current medical and surgical content including:
> First Consult
> Top journals
> Best-selling medical and surgical books
Thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and much more content across 12
  distinct content types.

ClinicalKey also provides access to selected third-party journals and content sources, guideline information, Elsevier and third-party published patient education, fully-indexed MEDLINE and fully indexed clinical trials.
10.Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. With numerous  journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study ,it is a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.

Offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).

Features over 5,400 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information, and covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database.
11.Comprehensive Toxicology      Platform for high quality peer-reviewed full-text publications in science. Knowledge of the effects of chemical and physical agents on biological systems has led to an increased understanding of normal cellular functions and the consequences of their perturbations. Contents updated and revised to reflect developments in toxicology research. Premier resource for toxicologists in academia, medicine, and corporations.
12.Computers & Applied Sciences Complete @EBSCOhost EBSCO’s Computers and Applied Sciences Complete (CASC) covers the 1960s to present, with at least some titles indexed as far back as 1956. Indexing and abstracts are provided for over 2,000 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources, with full text for more than 1,000 titles. As of this review, about 1,420 of the journals are listed as peer reviewed by EBSCO. According to EBSCO, the subject coverage of CASC focuses on research and development, engineering challenges, and business and social implications of technologies. EBSCO also offers Computer Science Index, which appears to be a subset of CASC focusing on academic journals and scholarly materials.



Online DatabasesDescriptions
1.Emerald Management Plus 
*Access to full content is not available at the moment until further notice
Emerald is a global publisher linking research and manages a portfolio of over 295 journals and over 2,500 books and book series volumes.
The collection features over 80,000 articles from over 200 titles in fields such as Education, Engineering, Library Studies, and Marketing. At the end of 2014 Emerald had 58 journals and 3 Book Series ranked by Thomson Reuters (ISI) and over 100,000 researchers, academics and authors have contributed to Emerald content since 1994.
2.Education Source @EBSCOhostThis massive file offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, and encompasses an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks and more.

As the complete source of education scholarship, Education Source covers all levels of education—from early childhood to higher education—as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
3.Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience   
Leading platform for high quality peer-reviewed full-text. Understand pathological conditions such as addictions, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and autism. The encyclopedia should be of interest to an audience involved in many areas of human and animal behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, including neurologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, physiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, geneticists, nutritionists and ingestive behavior scientists, sensory scientists and social researchers. Includes many entries on the advances in our knowledge of the neurobiological basis of complex behavioral, psychiatric, and neurological disorders.

Covers important research in all areas of behavioral neuroscience. Topics range from neuroethology and learning and memory, to behavioral disorders and psychiatric diseases.
4.Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (Second Edition)             
This is an authoritative, valuable and comprehensive encyclopedia, which outlines all aspects of nutrition. It contains the basic aspects of nutrient metabolism, psychological aspects of nutrients and energy requirements in different population groups, measurement of dietary intake, associations between diet, lifestyle and disease, clinical application of nutrition, issues in food processing, food choice and eating behaviour, nutritional guidelines and public health policies, food labelling.

Articles on carotenoids, food fortification, fructose, legumes, tea, tuberculosis and vegetarian diets are US government works in the public domain and are not subject to copyright. Volume 1 covers topics from acids to dietary fibre, volume 2 deals with dietary guidelines to hypoglycaemia, volume 3 looks at topics from the immune system to a comprehensive section on pregnancy and volume 4 continues with the topic of pregnancy, right the way through to zinc

Researchers, students and professionals, from both the academic and corporate environment including nutritionists, clinical nutritionists, dieticians and allied health workers, as well as university/medical school and public libraries and managers and lawyers within the food industry, will find this a valuable reference.
5.Encyclopedia of Neuroscience  
Comprehensive: includes more than 10,000 entries with keynotes, in-depth essays and reviews on 43 topic fields. Explores all areas of the discipline in its focused entries on a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other related areas of neuroscience.

Detailed introductory chapters to each of the 43 topic fields ranging from the fundamentals of neuroscience to fascinating developments in the new, inter-disciplinary fields of Computational Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy.
6.Encyclopedia of Virology
(Third Edition)                                 
Includes information about all known species of viruses infecting bacteria, fungi, invertebrates, plants and vertebrates, as well as descriptions of related topics in virology such as antiviral drug development, cell- and antibody-mediated immunity, vaccine development, electron microscopy and molecular methods for virus characterization and identification.

Covers biological, molecular, and medical topics concerning viruses in animals, plants, bacteria, and insects. It also covers the effects of viruses on the immune system, the role of viruses in disease, oncology, gene therapy, and evolution. Economic importance of virus diseases of cereals, legumes, vegetable crops, fruit trees and ornamentals, and new approaches to control these diseases. General issues such as the origin, evolution and phylogeny of viruses are also discussed in the history of virology.
7.Entrepreneurial Studies Source @EBSCOhost
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. The database also includes videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.
Students can use Entrepreneurial Studies Source for their entrepreneurial assignments or case studies ranging from solo projects to major entrepreneurial undertakings. Because many of the full-text journals are unique to the database, it makes an excellent complement to Business Source Ultimate.
8.eResources@Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM)National Library of Malaysia (Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia) allows access to its electronic resources. Kindly register at

Registered users can access all types of e-collections such as e-books, journals, magazines, audio books and etc.

Steps accessing the Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM) eResources available at
9.Euromonitor PassportThis online market research tool monitors industry trends and gives you strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for all your products across all key countries. Passport is Euromonitor International's global market analysis software platform, which analyses the industry in countries around the world.

Among Passports subscriptions include unique data sets developed specifically for the industry, complete coverage of all relevant channels and products and long historic and forecast data series, comparable across countries. Passport also provides reports by our local analysts on  the characteristics of each country and presentations explaining regional trend comparisons.
10.Extended Project Teacher Resource Website*Written to accompany the student book Extended Project Student Guide, this online tutor resource provides support for those delivering the OCR Level 3 qualification which allows educators to demonstrate something about their own individuality. This module enhances communication and presentation, planning and time management, and research and independent working with their students as it is assessed on their skills in management of a project, regardless of the actual topic, format or content.

Assessments are done through continuous grading of project management, planning, research, presentation, review and evaluation. This website allows educators to freely design their own project that could be a design, a performance, report, artifact, or dissertation (upon agreement of supervisor) that will help them expand their mind in designing lessons in the future.
11.Food Science Source @EBSCOhostThis extensive full-text database is designed to support the informational needs of the food industry at all levels. It offers cover-to-cover content for thousands of publications all directly dealing with food industry-related issues.

More than 1,000 key food industry and market reports are included, as well as tens of thousands of additional food industry articles, benchmarks and best practices, selected from thousands of trade and industry publications.  Designed for food industry experts and information professionals of all types, Food Science Source offers the foremost full-text collection of food industry-related content available today.


Online DatabasesDescriptions
1.Hospitality & Tourism Complete @EBSCOhostHospitality & Tourism Complete™ covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books. Full-text periodicals include Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Current Issues in Tourism, Hotel & Motel Management, International Journal of Tourism Research, Journal of Leisure Research, Journal of Sport Tourism, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Leisure Sciences, Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Business, Tourism & Hospitality Research, and many more.Sources are both domestic and international in range and scope, with material collected from countries and regions such as Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia.
2.International Encyclopedia of Education                            Audience:
Of interest to Educators and researchers in education of all backgrounds. Readers will include undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, teachers and lecturers, and professionals. The wide coverage will make it an invaluable source of information for scholars and students inside and outside the discipline.
3.International Encyclopedia of Human Geography                The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas. The encyclopedia includes over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world.

This groundbreaking project covers every field of human geography and the discipline's relationships to other disciplines, and is global in scope, involving an international set of contributors. Given its broad, inclusive scope and unique online accessibility, it is anticipated that the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography will become the major reference work for the discipline over the coming decades. The Encyclopedia will be available in both limited edition print and online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy..
4.isurv*Designed to specifically meet the information needs of the surveying industry, isurv is the must have online service for the surveying profession.
isurv is the easiest way to access RICS official guidance online and contains extensive expert practical commentary, legislative guidance, thousands of relevant case summaries and hundreds of ready to use standard letters and forms. Regularly updated, the information is the most up-to-date currently available from the RICS and contains the latest editions of all relevant RICS guidance notes.

isurv is perfect for your day-to-day information requirements but is also designed to help APC candidates complete their APC period to the required standard and is perfect to help you maintain your CPD requirements throughout your career.


Online DatabasesDescriptions
Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.
2.Levels 1 & 2 Project Teacher Resource Website*Written by experts closely involved with the development of the qualification, LEVELS 1 AND 2 PROJECT TEACHER RESOURCE WEBSITE is an accessible and practical resource for teachers of students studying Levels 1 and 2 Project.  Providing invaluable guidance for teachers, printable worksheets and activities for students, and PowerPoints demonstrating key principles of teaching and learning, this resource offers practical support for both educators and student.
Lexis Advance 
Lexis Advance is the prevailing online research platform, with a more powerful search engine, that allows you to access trusted legal information quickly and easily. Refreshingly intuitive and flexible, Lexis Advance is designed with your efficiency in mind. It will give you a simpler, more efficient yet insightful research experience. This is on top of comprehensive coverage of authoritative case reports, legislations, legal journals and commentaries from key jurisdictions.
4.Lexicomp*Lexicomp Online delivers multiple resources in a single online interface designed for ease of use, speed, and concise, point of care information and clinical support tools. Lexicomp Mobile Apps offer convenient access to medication information on your smartphone or mobile handheld device. Referential content is also available as datasets and can be integrated into your EHR and other clinical applications.



Online DatabasesDescriptions
1.Malaysia Kini

**For access within campus
Launched on November 20th, 1999, offers daily news and views in English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil, delivering over 37 million page views and 750,000 video downloads per month to over 1.6 million absolute unique visitors (Google Analytics, August 2008).
As of July 2008, Malaysiakini became the most read news website and the most popular Malaysian website. Malaysiakini’s editorial position is built on fast, accurate and independent news, and well informed and diverse views.
Malaysiakini’s Letters section has generated active participation from readers of all races and religions and of various ideological backgrounds, creating an open and well-informed arena of public debate unseen in Malaysia since the 1960s. Discussion on taboo subjects such as migrant workers, AIDS, Islam and racial quota systems has generated a new understanding on these issues.
2.OVID MDOvid MD, the first clinical tool from Ovid, provides quick answers to a physician’s questions based on relevant, current full-text content from Ovid.Ovid MD was designed from a clinical, evidence-based perspective to ensure results are meaningful to a practicing physician. Efficient and easy-to-use, OvidMD’s search is powered by sophisticated technology developed by the experts at Ovid.
3.Oxford Academic Journals

 *Access to full content is not available at the moment until further notice
Publishes well over 230 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations. Provides full-text online access to electronic journals published by the Oxford University Press.

The collection includes over 180 titles covering Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law, including some of the most authoritative journals in their fields. Oxford Journals publishes and develops titles in partnership with the world's most prestigious learned societies.


Online DatabasesDescriptions
1.ProQuest Education CollectionProQuest Education Collection Includes over 1,000 full-text journals relevant to education.
• Complete text and images from journals such as Educational Psychology Review, Exceptional Children, Harvard Educational Review, Higher Education, Journal of Athletic Training, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
• Extensive international coverage in multiple languages.
• More than 18,000 dissertations, unavailable from any other vendor.
• Seamless linking between ERIC index records and full-text journals in the collection.
• Incorporates the thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, providing more than 10,000 main terms and cross-references for consistent classification, helping researchers to focus searches effectively.


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1.SAGE Premier
upgrade from Communication Studies: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
*Access to full content is not available at the moment until further notice
This database includes the full text of 19 peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE and participating societies, encompassing over 12,800 articles and up to 53 years of backfiles.
2.SAGE Research Methods SuiteSAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools.

Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
3.ScienceDirect Freedom Collection
ScienceDirect Freedom Collection is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.

The subscription allows users access to current year + 4 back years (2009-2013). Any backfile articles prior to 2009 are not included in the subscription.
4.Scopus Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Guideline to access and use Scopus --> Scopus Support Center
5.Singapore Master Tax Guide*IntelliConnect® is CCH’s revolutionary online platform that will transform the way that you do research. As professionals, you work hard, you need to work fast, and you expect your information to keep pace. It is vital to your business that you not only have access to all of the information you need, but that you are able to find your answers quickly and easily.

IntelliConnect® is designed to become a part of your everyday business workflow, improving the way you do research by delivering targeted and relevant results. Second username and password is required to access the database.
6.Springer ProtocolsIntroducing the world's most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed life sciences protocols - SpringerProtocols. It includes more than 29,000 protocols, all based on tried and tested resources providing up-to-date comtemporary and alternative versions of each protocol.

Protocols are "recipes" that researchers use to recreate experiments in their laboratory. They provide predefined written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments including bias, safety, equipment, statistical methods on reporting and troubleshooting. Whenever scientific experiments are conducted particularly in medical, biological, and pharmaceutical  research, It is improtant to document the course of experiments precisely so that they can be reproduced by other researchers.

It offers quality, peer-reviewed content  with collaborative web 2.0 features allowing users to leave comments on specific protocols for their peers to benefit from their experiences.
7.Springer Standard Collection Springer Standard Collection provides wide ranges of around 988 Journals titles with access coverage from 1997 until current across Behavioral Science, Biomedical & Life Science, Business & Economics, Chemistry & Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth & Environmental Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Science & Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine and Physics & Astronomy subjects
8.Taylor & Francis Online
Taylor & Francis Online is an online resource platform that connects you to the latest research developments, consisting of over 1,900 journals across 19 key subject disciplines.
Here are the main subject areas you might find useful for your research or teaching:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Science & Technology
9.Tourism Decision MetricsTourism Decision Metrics (TDM) is the most comprehensive dataset of its kind, allowing for a quick analysis of market trends and the outlook for travel and the economy around the world.

It provides access to detailed information for over 180 countries and with over twenty years of historical data and forecasts based on the tested Oxford Economics global macroeconomic model, TDM users can conduct extensive global market analysis in minutes, complete with tables, charts, and maps. It has over 30,000 indicators of tourism activity with details on purpose of trip and visitor spend.



Online DatabasesDescriptions
1.Westlaw Malaysia

Westlaw Malaysia includes cases, legislations, commentaries, journals and current awareness updates for Malaysia, Singapore, UK and India and also covering a particular Practice Area (Personal Injury).


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