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A-Z database list: H-J

This page lists the databases available at SOAS, with titles beginning with the letters H-J; 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
Hague Academy Collected Courses
Searchable full text of all volumes from the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. Coverage back to 1923 with several new volumes added each year. Not compatible with tablets or smartphones.  
Hague Academy Collected Courses
URL

https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://nijhoffonline.nl [on or 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.

Full-text or bibliographic
Full-text

Description
The Collected Courses Online is the electronic version of the longstanding book series on international law: Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law.

The Hague Academy of International Law, founded in 1923, is the prestigious international institution for the study and teaching of public and private international law and related subjects.

The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. They are given by the most prominent legal specialists in the world. 

At least seven new volumes are added every year. 

Dates covered
1923 to present

Download/e-mail/print
Printing and downloading are available. There is no e-mail function.

Software requirements
Not compatible with tablets or smartphones. Viewing full documents, downloading and printing only available on PC, laptop or Mac.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
History Culture Series   
Contains photographs. Subjects cover archaeology, art history, and history. 
History Culture Series   

URL
On-campus: http://www.hisculture.co.kr/
Off-campus: http://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.hisculture.co.kr/

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. 

Full-text or bibliographic
Full-text and visual material 

Description
Contains photographs. Subjects cover archaeology, art history, and history.

This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various 

Download/e-mail/print/reference software 
Print

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation. 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
HeinOnline
Collection of full-text legal research including a law journal library of US and some UK and international titles, over 1,000 textbooks, and US primary materials. 
HeinOnline
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.

Full-text or bibliographic

All articles are full-text.

Description

Collection of full-text legal research including a law journal library of US and some UK and international titles, over 1,000 textbooks, and US primary materials.

Dates covered

Date range varies according to journal title, earliest 1875 and latest one year ago.

Download/e-mail/print

Printing and downloading are available. There is no e-mail function.

Software requirements

As all HeinOnline articles are images of journal pages there are special software requirements for printing. To print you will either need an Adobe Acrobat Reader (note all on-site computers have this software), for a free download go to: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html  or the HPrint programme which is available from the HeinOnline website

More information

HeinOnline FAQ
The HeinOnline Blog

On-campus use

Off-campus use
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
Access to over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 onwards.  
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
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 over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. Including the following collections:

  • 18th century (1688-1834)
  • 19th century (1801-1900)
  • 20th century (1901-2003/04 session)
  • Hansard (1803-2005)

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download and export to reference software (EndNote. ProCite, Reference Manager) are available.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Index Islamicus
Bibliographic database of books and journal articles published about Islam or the Muslim world since 1906. 
Index Islamicus
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

Index Islamicus is by far the most important bibliographic database of books and journal articles published about Islam or the Muslim world since 1906, in Western languages (including Russian) only.

Full-text or bibliographic

Bibliographic.

Subject areas

Index Islamicus covers the whole field of Islamic studies, pure science and technology alone being excluded (but the history of Muslim science is included).

Dates covered

1906 to present .

Download/e-mail/print

Download, e-mail, print facilities are available. 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
A multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in approximately 540 legal journals published worldwide. 
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
URL

On-campus - http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=iflp
Off-campus - http://heinonline.org/HOL/WAYFless?entityID=https%3A%2F%2Fidp.soas.ac.uk%2Fentity&target=http%3A%2F%2Fheinonline.org%2FHOL%2FIndex%3Fcollection%3Diflp

Access

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

Full-text or bibliographic

Bibliographic.

Description

A multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in approximately 540 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia.

Dates covered

Coverage from 1985 onwards.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

E-mail, print and download available.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Index to Theses
Index of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. 
Index to Theses
URL

On-campus: http://www.theses.com/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.theses.com/

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.

Full-text or bibliographic

Bibliographic, with abstracts where available.

Description

Index to Theses contains bibliographic details for theses accepted for MPhil and PhD degrees by the universities of Great Britain and Ireland and the Council for National Academic Awards from 1716 to date.

Dates covered

Bibliographic listings from 1716, with abstracts for all entries from 1986 onwards.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Print.

More information

Index to Theses FAQs

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Indiastat.com
Indiastat contains India specific socio-economic secondary level statistical data. Contact electronic@soas.ac.uk for username and password [SOAS staff & students only] 
Indiastat.com
URL

http://www.indiastat.com/

Access

Access restricted to SOAS staff and students only. One concurrent user only.

Restrictions: viewing of 7500 data tables or downloading of 5000 data tables. Access will cease after one of these limits has been reached.

Authentication

Available to SOAS staff and students using password available from the enquiry desk or by emailing electronic@soas.ac.uk.

Full-text or bibliographic

N/A - content is statistical datasets & related news

Description

Indiastat contains India specific socio-economic secondary level statistical data. Sources include reports, statistical publications, policies, other releases of various ministries/departmets of Govt. of India and its states, semi-government departments, autonomous and trade bodies, parliament question-answers and other authentic material. Contents of Indiastat.com are classified in over 30 major sections. These sections are: Administrative Setup, Agriculture, Banks and Financial Institutions, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Companies, Cooperatives, Crime and Law, Demographics, Economy, Education, Electoral Data, Environment and Pollution, Foreign Trade, Forest and Wildlife, Geographics, Health, Houses and Households, Industries, Insurance, Labour and Workforce, Market Forecast, Media, Meteorological Information, Mines and Minerals, Per Capita Availability, Petroleum, Power, Social and Welfare Schemes, Sports, Telecommunication, Tourism, Transport, Urban Areas and Villages.

Dates covered

Dates covered vary according to dataset, starting from 1990 onwards.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

N/A

More information

http://www.indiastat.com/faqs/faqs.aspx#Contents
http://www.indiastat.com/mustsee/navigatesite.aspx

On-campus use

Off-campus use
INET BFA
South African financial reporting database; provides historical and fundamental information on South African and international listed and unlisted companies. Formerly known as McGregor BFA. Available for SOAS staff and students only. You need to register to gain access - please email bc3@soas.ac.uk 
INET BFA
URL

http://www.inetbfa.com/

Access

Available for SOAS staff and students only. You need to register to gain access - please e-mail bc3@soas.ac.uk 

Description

INET BFA is South Africa's leading provider of financial data feeds and analysis tools. Formerly known as McGregor BFA.

Information includes:
Standardised financial statements dating back to 1971, and published financial statements since 1988, covering all JSE listed and delisted companies, as well as parastatals and unlisted companies that have published data.
Get instant access to data on nearly 3 million instruments from 60 global exchanges, including equities, bonds, commodities, derivatives, unit trusts and other exchange traded and interest bearing instruments.
View key economic data from 78 countries: GDP, inflation, repo rates, population, bond yields, money market rates and more.

Dates covered

Database stretches back over 40 years.

Download/e-mail/print

Use Expert for fast, flexible online analysis, or import your own selection of data direct to Excel.

More information

Website: http://www.inetbfa.com/

On-campus use

Off-campus use
IngentaConnect
Access to over 30,000 journals, with bibliographic information and abstracts. Also provides full-text access, free-of-charge, where SOAS subscribes to the journal. 
IngentaConnect
URL

On-campus
Off-campus

User name and password

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

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text, only for journals subscribed to by SOAS (there are over 150 titles available).

Description

IngentaConnect provides access to over 30,000 journals, with bibliographic information and abstracts. Also provides full-text access, free-of-charge, where SOAS subscribes to the journal.

Subject areas

Anthropology, archaeology, architecture, business, economics, education, finance, gender studies, history, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, international relations, religion, sociology, law, urban studies.

Dates covered

Dates vary by title.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

E-mail, print and download and export records to reference software (EndNote) available.

More information

Help pages
Ingenta Blog

On-campus use

Off-campus use
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
Bibliographic database covering the social science; with comprehensive coverage for Economics, Sociology, Politics and Anthropology. 
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
URL

[On-campus] http://search.proquest.com/ibss?accountid=16710
[Off-campus] http://search.proquest.com/ibssshell/shibboleth/?accountid=16710

Access

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

Full-text or bibliographic

Bibliographic, with links to full-text via SFX.

Description

Part of CSA, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is a database of which gives bibliographic details articles and reviews from journals, and chapters from some books dating back to 1951.

Subject areas

Economics, Sociology, Politics, Anthropology.

Dates covered

1951 to current year.

Download/e-mail/print

Download, e-mail, print facilities are available.

More information

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

On-campus use

Off-campus use
International Business Online
International Business Online is a database of textbooks, book chapters, cases, corporate training videos, sample business documents and research reports, produced by Alexander Street Press. Providers of material include the Kellogg School of Management and the Thunderbird Global School of Management.   On-campus use

Off-campus use
International Monetary Fund (IMF) eLibrary Text Collection
The IMF eLibrary Text Collection has over 10,000 documents from 1951 onwards, including periodicals, books and working papers. Available to SOAS staff & students only, on or off-campus 
International Monetary Fund (IMF) eLibrary Text Collection
URL

http://imf-text.mimas.ac.uk/ On or off-campus

Access

SOAS students and staff only, on or off-campus.

Authentication

SOAS id and password - search for SOAS and login with your SOAS id and password. If you are new to the UK Data Service the first time you login you will be asked to complete an additional registration.

Description

The IMF eLibrary Text Collection has over 10,000 documents from 1951 onwards, including periodicals, books and working papers. The collection covers a range of topics including macroeconomics, globalisation, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice and poverty reduction. You can browse the collection by country/region or topic. 

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text

Dates covered

1951 onwards

Download/e-mail/print

Download (PDF, ePub & Mobi formats), e-mail, print facilities are available.

More information

User guide: http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/media/218884/accessing_imf_elibrary_text_collection.pdf 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
ISI Web of Science/Knowledge
Access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index. 
ISI Web of Science/Knowledge
Access

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

Full-text or bibliographic

Bibliographic, with links to full-text via SFX.

Description

Provides access to three multidisciplinary databases. These databases fully index core scholarly journals, and also includes the references cited in the articles:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded covers core scholarly journals for science. It indexes more than 5,900 major journals.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index covers core scholarly journals for social sciences. It indexes more than 1,725 journals.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index covers core scholarly journals for arts and humanities. It indexes 1,144 journals.
Subject areas

Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Computer Science, History, Language, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women's Studies.

Dates covered

Science Citation Index 1981 to current; Social Sciences Citation Index 1956 to current; Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975 to current.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

All available. Can export records to reference software: EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite BibTeX.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
iSinoLaw 中华法律网
A guide to laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China. iSinoLaw has now been replaced by Westlaw China. 
iSinoLaw 中华法律网
ISinoLaw has been replaced by Westlaw China: http://www.westlawchina.com/ [on-campus only]
On-campus use

Off-campus use
JapanKnowledge Lib (ジャパンナレッジ Lib)
A selection of major dictionaries and encyclopaedias, as well as databases for weekly journals and books etc. SOAS has access to the JapanKnowledge +NK. 
JapanKnowledge Lib (ジャパンナレッジ Lib)
URL

On-campus:http://japanknowledge.com/library/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://japanknowledge.com/library/ 

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password. Limited access for 6 users at a time among 8 consortium member libraries.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text

Description

A selection of major dictionaries and encyclopaedias, as well as databases for weekly journals and books etc.

SOAS has access to the JapanKnowledge +NK, which includes:

[Encyclopedias]

  • Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan
  • 日本大百科全書 [ニッポニカ] (Complete Japanese Encyclopedia [Encyclopedia Nipponica 2001])
  • 日本人名大辞典 (The Biographical Dictionary of Japan)
  • 現代用語の基礎知識 (Encyclopedia of Contemporary Words)
  • 情報・知識 Imidas (Innovative Multi-Information Dictionary)


[Dictionaries]

  • 日本国語大辞典 (Shogakukan Unabridged Dictionary of the Japanese Language)
  • 字通 (Jitsu / Great Dictionary of Chinese Characters)
  • デジタル大辞泉 (Digital Dai-ji-sen Japanese Dictionary)


[Books]

  • 東洋文庫 (Toyo Bunko / The Oriental Library Series)
  • 新編日本古典文学全集[小学館版](Shogakukan Japanese Classical Literature)
  • 江戸名所図会 (Famous Place in Edo)
  • 誰でも読める日本史年表:古代/中世 (A User-Friendly Timeline of Japanese History with Furigana)


[Articles, etc.]

  • 週刊エコノミスト (Weekly Economist)
  • 会社四季報 (Japanese company Handbook)
  • JK Who’s Who
  • NNA:アジア&EU国際情報 (NNA Global Business News from Asia and Europe)


*SOAS does not have access to 日本歴史地名大系 (Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei).

Dates covered

Latest editions only of serial publications: 現代用語の基礎知識, Imidcas, 週刊エコノミスト and 会社四季報.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/print available

On-campus use

Off-campus use
John Johnson Collection
The result of a JISC funded project the John Johnson Collection provides access to 65,000 items drawn from the Bodleian's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.  On-campus use

Off-campus use
JSTOR
An electronic archive of core scholarly journals. Provides access to over 1000 titles. 
JSTOR
URL

On-campus: http://www.jstor.org/
Off-campus: http://www.jstor.org/start-session?entityID=https://idp.soas.ac.uk/entity

Access

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

Usernames and passwords

For off-campus access (SOAS staff and students only).

Full-text or bibliographic

A large amount of full-text for archive issues, with some full-text for current issues. 

Description

An electronic archive of core scholarly journals. Provides access to over 1000 titles. All titles are searchable, and are available from their first issues up to between 2 and 5 years from the most recently published issue. Some titles also offer current content, and there are links to current content from other providers via SFX. 

Subject areas

Include African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture & Architectural History, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Feminist & Women's Studies, Film Studies, Finance, Folklore, History, Jewish Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Linguistics, Middle East Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion.

Dates covered

Date range varies according to journal title, earliest 1800's.

Download/e-mail/print

Printing and downloading are available.

Software requirements

As all JSTOR articles are images of journal pages which can be downloaded as PDF files. To print you will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader, for a free download go to: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

More information

JSTOR help

On-campus use

Off-campus use
JSTOR Alumni Access
SOAS Library is providing free access to JSTOR for SOAS Alumni. 
JSTOR Alumni Access

SOAS Library is providing free access to JSTOR for SOAS Alumni. To access JSTOR you will need to register via the SOAS Alumni Online Community. Once registered, you will be able to read articles online and download or print out PDF files (within the terms & conditions of use).

Registration Instructions [PDF]

For assistance please contact the Library via electronic@soas.ac.uk

Further Information
Access URL

Registration: https://www.soasalumni.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=805

After registration login to 'MyJSTOR' via: http://www.jstor.org/
or via the mobile site for smartphones etc: http://mobile.jstor.org/

Description

JSTOR Alumni have access to archival issues of over 1,000 scholarly journals via JSTOR. All titles are searchable, and are available from their first issues up to between 2 and 5 years from the most recently published issue.

JSTOR also has current issues available for some titles, these are not included as part of the Alumni Access Pilot, but Alumni who are able to visit the Library can access current issues via computers in the Library.

Subject areas

Include African Studies,Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture & Architectural History, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Feminist & Women's Studies, Film Studies, Finance, Folklore, History, Jewish Studies, Language & Literature, Law, Linguistics, Middle East Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion .

Dates covered

Date range varies according to journal title, earliest titles are from the 1800's.

Download/e-mail/print

Printing and downloading are available. 

Software requirements

As all JSTOR articles are images of journal pages which can be downloaded as PDF files. To print you will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader, for a free download go to: http://get.adobe.com/reader/. JSTOR PDF help

Terms and Conditions 

http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp


On-campus use

Off-campus use