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A-Z database list: E-G

This page lists the databases available at SOAS, with titles beginning with the letters E-G; for other databases use the letter navigation on the left or go to the A-Z database homepage

On-campus access is automatic for most databases; and many can be accessed off-campus using your SOAS id and password (the same as you use for SOAS e-mail and computers). Off-campus access is only available to SOAS students and staff; and is available only where there is a link for 'off-campus use'.

If you need help with any of the databases you can:

  • Ask at the Library Enquiry Desk (Ground floor/Level E), Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
  • E-mail electronic@soas.ac.uk  
  • Phone 020 7898 4146
TitleDescriptionLinks
Early European Books
A comprehensive digitized collection of rare books and incunabula, 1450-1700. The database includes over 30,000 works.  On-campus use

Off-campus use
Early Western Qurʾāns
62 titles in Arabic, Latin, German, French, English, Dutch, Hebrew. The collection includes Korans and Koran translations, printed between 1537 and 1857.  On-campus use

Off-campus use
ebrary
Pilot project providing access to over 40,000 electronic books covering Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences subjects, including 10,000 Business & Economics books. SOAS students and staff only.   On-campus use

Off-campus use
EBSCOhost
Access to over 10,000 e-journals on a wide range of subjects. Includes specialist databases for business & economics, media, languages and social sciences. 
EBSCOhost
URL

On-campus
Off-campus

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Description

Searchable databases of journal articles and news reports with access to the full text of thousands of scholarly journals. Consists of several separate databases, including:

Academic Search Premier offers full- text access to more than 4,500 scholarly journals (including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles) covering social sciences, humanities, education, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. In addition to the full-text the database also offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,300 journals in the collection.

Business Source Premier offers full- text for more than 2,300 journals. Covers a range of business related disciplines including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Communication and Mass Media Complete offers indexing and abstracts for more than more than 640 journal titles titles; and includes includes full-text for 326 journals. 

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text and Bibliographic.

Dates covered

Varies for each title. Some titles offer coverage from 1975 onwards; most cover the current 10 years. 12-18month embargo periods are enforced for some titles. 

Download/e-mail/print

Download, e-mail, print facilities are available.

More information
Further information, training and tutorials are available from the EBSCO support site
On-campus use

Off-campus use
EconLit with Full Text
EconLit (Economic Literature Index) is an index of journal articles, books, dissertations and conference papers, relating to economics. Plus full text for more than 500 journals. 
EconLit with Full Text
URL

On-campus
Off-campus

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password

User names and passwords

Only required for off-campus access; available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password

Full-text or bibliographic

Bibliographic with full text for more than 500 journals.

Description

Part of EBSCOhost, a gateway to several online databases. EconLit (Economic Literature Index) is an index of journal articles, books, dissertations and conference papers, plus full text for more than 500 journals, including the American Economic Association journals with no embargo (American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, and Journal of Economic Perspectives). This database also contains many non-English full-text journals in economics & finance.

Dates covered

1969 to present

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

All available, can export records to reference software (EndNote).

More information

List of indexed journal titles

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)
Access to key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative. Including World Development Indicators, OECD, ILO, IMF and UN data.  
Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)
URL

On or off-campus

Access

Access is only available to SOAS staff and students and requires a SOAS id and password to login on or off-campus.

Description

Access to key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative. Including World Development Indicators, OECD, ILO, IMF and UN data.

ESDS consists of:

  • ESDS Government - large-scale government surveys, such as the Labour Force Survey and the General Household Survey
  • ESDS International - multi-nation aggregate databanks, such as World Bank, and survey data including Eurobarometers
  • ESDS Longitudinal - major UK surveys following individuals over time, such as the British Household Panel Survey
  • ESDS Qualidata - a range of multimedia qualitative data sources
Download/e-mail/print /reference software

All data can be downloaded.

Further Information

ESDS user guides

On-campus use

Off-campus use
e-Korean Studies (EKS) 한국학 데이터베이스
EKS provides access to some 1,400 periodicals, 6,000 e-journals and 5,000 e-books and reference materials. Covers all academic disciplines.   On-campus use

Off-campus use
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online (EALL Online) comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics and deals with all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic). 
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
URL

On Campus
Off campus

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Description

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online (EALL Online) offers more than 500 entries on all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics and deals with all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic).
This unique collaboration of over 300 scholars from around the world, including eminent contributors from SOAS, is overtly interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches.

It is bound to be the standard reference work for students and researchers in the field of linguistics, Arabic literature but also Islamic studies and other related fields as Arabic plays a pivotal role in the Islamic sciences (e.g. jurisprudence, Qur'anic exegesis) and is doubtless the most powerful symbol of Islam.
The online edition is cross-searchable, cross-referenced and updated twice a year.


Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text.

Dates covered

Started in 2009.

Download/e-mail/print

Print (via browser).

More information

see EALL Product Information (http://www.brillonline.nl/subscriber/uid=1415/entry?entry=eall_eall-prefaces)

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Ethnographic Video Online
The largest resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior. Over 1200 streaming films. Global in scope, it contains footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures, and is particularly rich in its coverage of the developing world.  
Ethnographic Video Online
URL

On-campus 

Off-campus 

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS ID and password.

Description


Searchable database of ethnographic film

Wherever available, videos include accompanying field notes, liner notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, study guides, and other context-enhancing, full-text materials.

Included are works by world-famous pioneers in the field, including Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North); John Marshall (The Hunters, the entire Kung Bushman Series, A Kalahari Family); Jean Rouch; Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson; Robert Gardner (Dead Birds, Rivers of Sand); Timothy Asch, Patsy Asch, and Napoleon Chagnon (the complete Yanomamo Series, The Ax Fight); and Asen Balikci.

Contemporary works in the collection include films from the most innovative ethnographic documentary-makers world-wide

Contains footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures, and is particularly rich in its coverage of the developing world.

Includes RAI’s six-part series from Central Television, Strangers Abroad. Films in the series include Margaret Mead’s Coming of Age, Franz Boas’s The Shackles of Tradition, and Bronislaw Malinowski’s Off the Verandah.

And many other films from such publishers as: Documentary Educational Resources (DER); RAI; Filmakers Library; Asia Pacific Films; Bullfrog Films; Berkeley Media; ZED (France).

Content

Streaming Video and some full-text documents

System requirements

Audio and video resources are accessible with Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher.

Dates covered

The earliest film was made in 1922, the most recent in 2012.

Download/e-mail/print

Video content is only available for streaming.

Accompanying text documents may be printed or saved.

More information

Further information and guidance is available from their help pages.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Family Law Online
A database for researching Family Law material. Includes Family Law Journal, Family Law Reports, Child & Family Law Quarterly, International Family Law Journal. 
Family Law Online
URL

On-campus
Off-campus

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Description

A database for researching Family Law material - it searches the following sources:

  • Family Law Journal from 1999 onwards
  • Family Law Reports from 1980 onwards
  • Child and Family Law Quarterly from 1995 onwards
  • International Family Law Journal from 2003 onwards
  • Legislation - all major UK family law enactments

 

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download and print are available.

More information

Tutorials http://www.familylaw.co.uk/fl-video-tutorials

Quick Start Guide

http://www.jordanpublishing.co.uk/system/uploads/attachments/0003/5861/FL_Online_Brochure_2011_FINAL.pdf

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1974 - 1996
The United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence.   On-campus use

Off-campus use
Gale Online Reference Library
Access to online versions of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism and Encyclopedia of Religion. 
Gale Online Reference Library
URL

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/soas?db=GVRL [on/off-campus]

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students.

Username and password

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password

Description

Online versions of:

  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Robert E. Buswell, Jr., ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004. 982 pp. 2 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion. Lindsay Jones, ed. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 10735 pp. 15 vols.


Both reference works can be searched or browsed.

Print/e-mail/save/export
All articles can be saved, e-mailed, downloaded and references exported to reference software. 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Full-text online version of the 10 volume work on world music; with more than 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.  On-campus use

Off-campus use
Google Scholar for SOAS
Add SOAS to your 'Library links' in Google Scholar to include links to SOAS' subscription e-resources via SFX.  On-campus use

Off-campus use
GreenFILE
Bibliographic database covering environmental issues such as: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling. 
GreenFILE
URL

On-campus
Off-campus

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.

Description

Part of EBSCOhost, GreenFILE offers information on environmental issues such as: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling.The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Full-text or bibliographic

Bibliographic, with full-text where freely available.

Download/e-mail/print

Download, e-mail, print facilities are available.

More information

Further information, training and tutorials are available from the EBSCO support site.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Grove Art Online
Collection of art reference works; including Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Choose 'Log in via your home institution' for off-campus access.  
Grove Art Online
URL

On-campus: http://www.oxfordartonline.com/
Off-campus: click here

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password

Description

Part of Oxford Art Online Grove Art Online provides 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 over 40,000 links to important art images in galleries and museums around the world.

Oxford Art Online also provides access to:

  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Download/e-mail/print

Download, e-mail and print.

More information

FAQs

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Grove Music Online
Collection of music reference works including: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Choose 'Log in via your home institution' for off-campus access.  
Grove Music Online
URL

On-campus: http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/
Off-campus: click here

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password

Description

Grove Music Online is the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition; 29 volumes), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition; 3 volumes). It is updated annually. It also provides over 3,000 links to related sites, illustrations and sound examples.

Grove Music Online is part of Oxford Music Online and also provides access to:

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music
  • The Oxford Companion to Music
Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download, e-mail and print.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Gujin tushi jicheng 古今圖書集成
First published in 1726 and with complete original text and illustrations, the 'Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China' 古今圖書集成 chronicles 5,000 years of Chinese art, literature, culture and science. Browse and search the entire 1934 edition--all 64 volumes--online in full text, every character (Chinese - full form).   On-campus use

Off-campus use
GTA China (CSMAR)
Access to the China Stock Market Series and the China Listed Firms Research Series available in English, and both traditional or simplified Chinese. [To access all of the language versions click on 'GTA China (CSMAR)' to the left.]  
GTA China (CSMAR)
URL

On-campus

http://hk.gtarsc.com/  (Simple Chinese)
http://tw.gtarsc.com/   (Traditional Chinese)
http://us.gtarsc.com/   (English)

Off-campus

https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://hk.gtarsc.com/ (Simple Chinese)
https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://tw.gtarsc.com/ (Traditional Chinese)
https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://us.gtarsc.com/ (English)

About

Access to the China Stock Market Series and the China Listed Firms Research Series available in English, and both traditional or simplified Chinese. GTA is a leading global provider of China financial market data, China industries and economic data. The Stock Market Data includes end-of-day prices, volume and computed comparable prices of all A shares and B shares companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange from 1990 to present. China Corporate Research Series provide detailed information on listed companies’ finance and behaviour. Data mainly derive from periodic and ad-hoc announcements from listed companies, including financial statements, financial ratios management information, shareholder information, corporate behaviour and analyst forecasts.

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Off-campus use