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A-Z database list K-P

This page lists the databases available at SOAS, with titles beginning with the letters K-P; 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
Kdatabase
Contains journal articles and e-books on Korean history (modern and contemporary); including archive documents during the Japanese colonial period and the U.S. military government, and reference resources on North Korea.  
Kdatabase

URL

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

Description
Contains journal articles and e-books on Korean history (modern and contemporary); including archive documents during the Japanese colonial period and the U.S. military government, and reference resources on North Korea. This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various 

Download/e-mail/print/reference software
Print available. 

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation. 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Kikuzō II Visual 聞蔵IIビジュアル [朝日新聞オンライン記事データベース]
A newspaper database for Asahi Shinbun, containing the national edition and local editions. Three weekly magazines, Aera, Asahi Gurafu, and Shūkan Asahi, and an annual new-word dictionary Chiezō, Who’s Who Database, and Historical Photo Archive are also available. 
Kikuzō II Visual 聞蔵IIビジュアル [朝日新聞オンライン記事データベース]
URL

On-campus: http://database.asahi.com/library2e/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://database.asahi.com/library2e/

Access

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus. Limited access for 3 users at a time among 5 consortium member libraries. 

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 in Japanese

Description

A newspaper database for Asahi Shinbun, containing the national edition and local editions. Three weekly magazines, Aera, Asahi Gurafu, and Shūkan Asahi, and an annual new-word dictionary Chiezō, Who’s Who Database, and Historical Photo Archive are also available.

Dates covered

朝日新聞 (Asahi Shinbun): August 1984 to the present date
朝日新聞縮刷版 (Asahi Shinbun Shukusatsuban) = Asahi Shimbun Compressed Edition:  1879~1984
アエラ(Aera): August 1984 to the present date
アサヒグラフ  (Asahi Gurafu): 1923 to 1956
週刊朝日(Shukan Asahi): August 1984 to the present date
知恵蔵: The latest edition
歴史写真: 1930s to 1945

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Download/print available

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Off-campus use
KISS [Korean-studies Information Service System]
Contains scholarly articles mainly in Korean, published in some 3,500 journals from 1,200 research institutions in Korea. Covers all subjects in social sciences, humanities and natural sciences. 
KISS [Korean-studies Information Service System]
URL:

On-campus: http://kiss.kstudy.com/

Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://kiss.kstudy.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

Full-text.

Description

Contains scholarly articles mainly in Korean, published in some 3,500 journals from 1,200 research institutions in Korea. Covers all subjects in social sciences, humanities and natural sciences.

Dates covered

1945 to the present date; 1st issue to the latest issue.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/print available.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
KoreaA2Z
Collection of primary sources and reference materials, including Chosŏn Wangjo Sillok [朝鮮王朝実録], EncyKorea (updated digital edition of Han’guk Minjok Munhwa Taebaekkwa Sajŏn [한국민족문화대백과사전]) and dictionaries. 
KoreaA2Z

URL
On-campus: http://www.koreaa2z.com/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.koreaa2z.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
Full text and visual material 
 

Description
Collection of primary sources and reference materials, including Chosŏn Wangjo Sillok [
朝鮮王朝実録], EncyKorea (updated digital edition of Han’guk Minjok Munhwa Taebaekkwa Sajŏn [한국민족문화대백과사전]) and dictionaries.

This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various
 

Download/e-mail/print/reference software
Print available.
 

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation.
 

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Off-campus use
Korean History & Culture Research Database
Contains excavation reports, and articles on history, archaeology, anthropology, literature, and folklore in 3,000 volumes of publications from 76 organizations. 
Korean History & Culture Research Database

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

Description
Contains excavation reports, and articles on history, archaeology, anthropology, literature, and folklore in 3,000 volumes of publications from 76 organizations.

This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various 

Download/e-mail/print/reference software
Print available. 

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Kpjournal
30,000 articles from 18 academic journals on science in North Korea. 
Kpjournal

URL
On-campus: http://www.kpjournal.com/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.kpjournal.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
Full-text. 

Description
30,000 articles from 18 academic journals on science in North Korea.

This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various  

Download/e-mail/print/reference software
Print available. 

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation. 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
KRpia
Korean language e-book database including reference resources (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guidebooks, and bibliographies). 
KRpia
URL

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

Description

E-book database including reference resources (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guidebooks, and bibliographies). Contents can be searched by author, title and keyword, as well as browsing by subject: Philosophy, history, religion & mythology, social sciences, arts, literature, history, Korean culture, natural flora and fauna, science, and oriental medicine.

Dates covered

Various

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/ Print available

Note

Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation.

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Off-campus use
KSI e-book
Provides 4,500 full-text e-books in humanities, social sciences, natural and medical science, arts and physical education, etc. 
KSI e-book

URL
On-campus: http://ebook.kstudy.com
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://ebook.kstudy.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
Full-text. 

Description
Provides 4,500 full-text e-books in humanities, social sciences, natural and medical science, arts and physical education, etc. This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various 

Download/e-mail/print/reference software
Download/Print available. 

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation. 

On-campus use

Off-campus use
LawAfrica
A database which provides access to selected full text case law for East Africa (including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania).  
LawAfrica
Access

Available only to SOAS staff and students. On-site and off-site access with a username and password available on request.

Username and password

Available on request from Gerry Power (Subject Librarian for Law) gp11@soas.ac.uk tel. 0207 898 4155, or from Electronic Services electronic@soas.ac.uk

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text but also includes a digest of civil cases does index a range of journals for which it provides only a bibliographic record.

Description

A database which provides access to selected full text case law for East Africa (including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). It includes the following areas to search:

  • LawAfrica Law Reports (LLR) is a comprehensive database of reports from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Includes decisions from the Supreme Court of Uganda, The Court of Appeal of Uganda, the Court of Appeal of Tanzania and the Commercial Court in Tanzania, The Court of Appeal in Kenya and the Commercial Court in Kenya. Various decisions from the other high court levels are included. The database is updated on a weekly basis
  • Digest on Civil Case Law & Procedure deals with cases arising from judicial review and constitutional matters.
  • The East Africa Law Reports (EALR) contains full text of the latest and most important decisions from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and landmark decisions from the COMESA Court of Justice (Lusaka, Zambia) covering 1957-2010.
  • East Africa Court of Appeal Reports (EACA) holds decisions from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania from 1934 – 1956. The reports comprise of cases compiled by Puisne Judges and Magistrates, a Registrar of the High Court and a Registrar of the Court of Appeal for Eastern Africa.
  • East Africa Protectorate Law Reports (EAPLR) covers the protectorates of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania from 1909 to 1933. They consist of cases determined by the High Court of Mombasa, the Appeal Court at Zanzibar, and by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, on appeal from that Court. They also contain appendices containing notes on native customs, Appeal Court rules, legal practitioners rules, High Court rules and circulars.
Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download and print pdf cases are available.

More information

About LawAfrica
About LawAfrica Online Collection
Contact LawAfrica

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LawnB  
A legal information service. Includes a collection of South Korean legal resources, court reports, administrative data, articles from law journals and newspapers, e-books, directories.  
LawnB  

URL
On-campus:  http://london.lawnb.com
Off-campus: http://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://london.lawnb.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
Full-text. 

Description
A legal information service. Includes a collection of South Korean legal resources, court reports, administrative data, articles from law journals and newspapers, e-books, directories.

This resource is part of E-Korean Studies.  

Dates covered
Various 

Download/e-mail/print/reference software
Print available. 

Note
Subscription is partially supported by the Korea Foundation.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Lexis Library
A legal database provides access to selected full text case law, legislation and journal articles from the UK, EU, US and other selected jurisdictions. Also provides access to local and national UK newspapers. 
Lexis Library
Access

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

Full text or bibliographic

Full text.

Description

A legal database which provides access to selected full text case law, legislation and journal articles from the UK, EU, US and other selected jurisdictions worldwide. Contains:

  • UK case law (1865 onwards) and legislation (1267 onwards)
  • EU case law (1954 onwards) and legislation (1952 onwards)
  • Comprehensive coverage of United States and Canadian legal materials
  • Includes legal materials for Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brunei and Singapore
  • Provides access to international materials (includes treaties and agreements)
  • Contains over 1,000 Journals and Law Reviews published worldwide
  • Current Awareness – abstracts and indexes of legal and regulatory events in the UK and EU
  • Also includes Halsbury’s Laws of England providing a comprehensive narrative statement of the law of England and Wales.
  • Provides access to local and national UK newspapers.
Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download, e-mail, print are available.

More information

Quick start guide

LexisNexis provides customer support:
Phone: 0845 370 1234
e-mail: contentsupport@lexisnexis.co.uk

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Lexis: Middle East Law
Lexis: Middle East Law is a legal database which provides access to legislation, case law, commentary sources and current awareness for the Middle East. 
Lexis: Middle East Law
Access

Available only to SOAS staff and students, with SOAS id and password.

Description

Lexis: Middle East Law is a legal database which provides access to legislation, case law, commentary sources and current awareness for the Middle East. Documents are available in English and Arabic. It contains:

Legislation Sources
-UAE Federal Laws
The main state wide legislation of the UAE in consolidated form in English with Arabic attachments.
-UAE Emirate Laws
The laws of the 7 individual Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, RAK, Fujeriah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain) in consolidated form in English with Arabic attachments
-UAE International Treaties
The international agreements, treaties and agreements of the UAE with other states and international bodies in consolidated form in English with Arabic attachments.
-DFSA Administered Laws
The legislation governing the operation of financial services activities in the DFSA within the DIFC in Dubai
-UAE Official Gazettes’ Index
A browsable listing of UAE and Emirate legislation

Case Sources
-UAE Federal Cases – Key cases from the UAE Federal Supreme, Dubai Court of Cassation and Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation
-Gulf Freezones Law Reports – Law reports of the QFC and DIFC courts

Commentary Sources
-Getting the Deal Through UAE
-Q&A answers on the practical approach to key legal areas including Arbitration, Corporate Governance, Oil and Construction
-UAE Intellectual Property Rights Code
-UAE Annotated Commercial Code
-UAE Official Gazettes’ Index
-Freezones in the UAE
-Doing business in the UAE

Current Awareness Sources
-Middle East News Analysis
-DFSA News
-Middle East Newspaper Index
-International Tax News
-UAE Official Gazettes’ News

More Information

About Lexis: Middle East Law http://www.lexismiddleeastlaw.ae/

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Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts (LLBA)
Index covering the latest developments in the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. 
Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts (LLBA)
URL

[On-campus] http://search.proquest.com/llba?accountid=16710
[Off-campus] http://search.proquest.com/llbashell/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

Description

LLBA is an index to technical reports, bibliographic citations and graphs (journal articles, books, book chapters, reports and dissertations), covering the latest developments in the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Full-text or bibliographic

Bibliographic

Subject areas

Linguistics and Language studies.

Dates covered

1973 - Current

Download/e-mail/print/Reference software

Download, e-mail, print facilities are available. It is also possible to create search alerts.

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LLMC Digital
LLMC Digital is a database of full-text legal and law-related publications. It includes books, journals, law reports, legislation, government publications and other documents.  
LLMC Digital
URL

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

Access

Available to all users on-campus and to SOAS staff & students off-campus with SOAS ID and password. 

Description

LLMC Digital is a database of full-text legal and law-related publications. It includes books, journals, law reports, legislation, government publications and other documents. The coverage varies with each title, although most of the content dates from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Note that unless a title is marked "Available Online", only bibliographic information will be available, not the full text

It contains the following collections:

United States Federal Government, States and Territories & Anglo-American Collections

Both Federal and State materials are covered, including:

  • US Supreme Court Reports
  • Official Edition (1790-1996)
  • the US Code (1925-1990s)
  • First series of West's regional Reporters (1880s-1925).

 

Foreign Jurisdictions

Provides material for selected countries including:

  • United Kingdom
  • The English Reports (1378-1865) and individual series of nominate reports
  • UK official publications about other countries (will be listed under the names of the respective countries)
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • South Africa

 

Multi-Jurisdictional Subject Collections

Includes titles covering British Empire studies, canon law, military law, comparative law, Roman law and legal philosophy

International Law and Organisations Collections

Includes monographs and titles covering legislation, Treaties and case law

More Information

LLMC Digital http://www.llmc.com/

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Manupatra
Manupatra includes information, news, annual reports and legal materials for a variety of subjects (including Arbitration, Company law, Human Rights, Environmental law and Intellectual Property). It also includes case laws of the Supreme Court and High Courts of India across all subjects, orders of tribunals and commissions, Central Bare Acts (including various States Acts) and rules, regulations, schemes and orders.  
Manupatra
URL 

http://www.manupatrafast.in/LoginSwitch/IPRedirect.aspx

Access

Available to all Library users on-campus. 

Description

Manupatra includes information, news, annual reports and legal materials for a variety of subjects (including Arbitration, Company law, Human Rights, Environmental law and Intellectual Property). It also includes case laws of the Supreme Court and High Courts of India across all subjects, orders of tribunals and commissions, Central Bare Acts (including various States Acts) and rules, regulations, schemes and orders.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full text

Dates covered

Various

Download/e-mail/print

E-mail and print facilities are available.

On-campus use
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
An online version of the print Encyclopedia of Public International Law that was published between 1991 and 2001. MPEPIL includes 1,700 articles and is searchable or can be browsed by subject/author.  
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
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

This is a fully updated online edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law published in print between 1991 and 2001. It is a comprehensive work, with articles covering the central and essential topics in international law. It includes search functionality and click-through cross references to other Encyclopedia entries as well as related content in the online service Oxford Reports in International Law.

More Information

About Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (http://www.mpepil.com/about)

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Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (MECAS)
Bibliographic database, which provides access to a wide range of material relating to the study of the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. 
Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (MECAS)
URL

On-campus
Off-campus

Access

Available to all library users on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students only, with SOAS id and password. 

Full-text or bibliographic

Mostly bibliographic, with links to full-text via SFX.

Description

MECAS is a bibliographic database, which provides access to a wide range of material relating to the study of the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Coverage includes the following fields:

  • political affairs & law
  • international relations
  • economic affairs: business & industry
  • cultural heritage, arts & humanities
  • society & social welfare
  • ethnic diversity & anthropology
  • significant religious events & movements
  • recent history (1900 - present) & archaeology
Areas covered

Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Dates covered

1900 and earlier, to present.

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Download, e-mail, print and export to reference software. 

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Mideastwire.com
Mideastwire.com offers a daily newsletter of concise, translated briefs into English from the Arabic and Persian media, including the top newspapers, some satellite TV and radio. For off-campus access send an email from your SOAS email account to info@mideastwire.com  On-campus use

Off-campus use
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working papers
Full text access to working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)  On-campus use

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Naver News Library [Naver 뉴스 라이브러리]
Newspaper database. A digital archive for Tonga ilbo[東亞日報], Kyŏnghyang sinmun  [京鄕新聞] and Maeil kyŏngje sinmun [每日經濟新聞].  
Naver News Library [Naver 뉴스 라이브러리]
URL

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

Full-text.

Description

Newspaper database. A digital archive for Tonga ilbo[東亞日報], Kyŏnghyang sinmun  [京鄕新聞] and Maeil kyŏngje sinmun [每日經濟新聞]. Keyword search is available. Advanced search allows by choosing categories among eight subjects (e.g., politics, economy) and 25 document types (e.g., news articles, advertisements)

Dates covered

東亞日報  [Tonga ilbo] : 1920-1999
京鄕新聞  [Kyŏnghyang sinmun] : 1946-1999
每日經濟新聞  [Maeil kyŏngje sinmun = Maeil Business Newspaper] : 1966-1999

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Download/e-mail/print not available.

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Nikkei Telecom 21
Japanese news and business information. 
Nikkei Telecom 21
URL

On-campus: http://www.nikkeieu.com/t21/trial/soas.html
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.nikkeieu.com/telecom/en/soas.html

Access:

Any Library user from computers on-campus. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus. Access for one user only at a time. 6 pm JST to 5 am JST (23 hours a day)

Authentication

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

Username and password:

Not required.

Full-text or bibliographic:

Full-text.

Description:

Nikkei Telecom21 (Academic Package) is a group of comprehensive business database services offered by Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

The service consists of:

  • News: Real-Time Nikkei newswire service (Japanese and English)
  • Full Text Article Search: Nikkei’s 4 main newspapers and news (Japanese and English)
  • Market & Economic Indicators: Stock Indices, exchange rates, bond pricing and other economic indicators (Japanese)
  • Company Search: Company profiles and financial information (Japanese)
  • Who’s Who Search: Personnel information in business (Japanese)
Dates covered:

Nikkei Japanese news from 1876 to1961 and from 1975 to date. Nikkei English news from 1983 to date.

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Print is available.

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OCLC FirstSearch
Access to WorldCat Database (the OCLC Union Catalogue) - a cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by more than 71,000 libraries around the world. 
OCLC FirstSearch
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

Searchable databases providing bibliographic information for books, and journals, Web-based articles, and audio and video recordings.
Dates covered

Vary according to database, earliest date is 1000BC (WorldCat), latest is current year.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

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

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Oriana
Oriana is a comprehensive database of over 10 million companies across the Asia-Pacific region. It combines data from various sources with software for searching and analysis.  On-campus use

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Oxford Art Online
Access to the entire 'Dictionary of Art' (34 volumes); also includes access to 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. 
Oxford 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

Oxford Art Online provides web access to four Oxford art reference publications: 

  • Grove Art Online
    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.
  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
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Download, e-mail and print.

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Oxford Bibliographies Online - Buddhism, Hinduism & Islamic Studies
Online subject bibliographies for Buddhism, Hinduism and Islamic Studies. Combining a research level encyclopedia and the traditional bibliography. The bibliography includes selective lists of citations to useful print and online resources as well as narrative guides. 
Oxford Bibliographies Online - Buddhism, Hinduism & Islamic Studies

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism, Hinduism and Islamic Studies

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

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

Description
Gives access to the Oxford Bibliographies Online for Buddhism, Hinduism and Islamic Studies which combine the content of a research level encyclopaedia with a subject bibliography.

Users can search an individual bibliography or any combination of the three. The resources can be either browsed or searched with specific terms (basic and advanced search levels). Where bibliographic references are quoted, SFX links allow the user to locate the work in SOAS or another library, or link to WorldCat. Tables of Contents let users “jump” to an appropriate section of an article. The database gives citations for articles (MLA and Chicago styles)

Users can create a “My OBO” which allows users to sign in and create a personalized list of citations with their own notes and annotations.

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Articles can be printed or e-mailed

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User guide and site help

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Oxford Islamic Studies
Access to a wide range of materials relating to Islam, including: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Oxford History of Islam. 
Oxford Islamic Studies
Oxford Islamic Studies Online

URL on-campus: http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/
URL 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.

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Full-text

Description

OISO provides a comprehensive scholarly coverage of the full historical, geographical, religious and socio-cultural development and presence of Islam from its origins to the present day.

Coverage includes the following fields:

  • Quranic Studies (two scholarly translations and a linked concordance of the Qur’an are available to browse and search)
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Theology, Philosophy, Ideology
  • Arts and Culture
  • Society
  • Geography
  • Government, Politics and Islamic Law
  • Institutions, Organizations, Movements
  • Science and Medicine

Areas covered

All regions where Islam has a presence.

Dates covered

From pre-Islamic times (to 610 A.C.) to present.

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E-mail, print and export to reference software.

Further information

Further information, user guide and site help are available from the pop-up help page.

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Oxford Journals Online
Access to a range of journals, with bibliographic information and abstracts. Also provides full-text access, free-of-charge, where SOAS subscribes to the journal.   On-campus use

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Oxford Language Dictionaries Online: Chinese-English; English-Chinese
Currently featuring over 220,000 words, phrases, and translations from the Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary (Third edition), plus tools and resources  On-campus use

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Oxford Music Online
Collection of music reference works; including: The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music. Choose 'Log in via your home institution' for off-campus access.  
Oxford 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

Oxford Music Online is an integrated music resource on the web, including:

  • Grove Music Online, 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.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music
  • The Oxford Companion to Music
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Oxford Reference Online
A collection of over 100 reference titles, for a wide range of subject areas; including: language, art & architecture, history, literature, politics & social sciences, religion & philosophy, economics & business, law. 
Oxford Reference Online
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

Oxford Reference Online is a collection of over 100 reference titles. It covers a wide range of subject areas: language, general reference, art & architecture, classics, history, literature, military history, mythology & folklore, performing arts, politics & social sciences, religion & philosophy, economics & business, law, science & medicine.

Titles include: The Concise Oxford Dictionary, The Oxford Dictionary of Art, A Dictionary of World History, A Dictionary of African Mythology, A Dictionary of Asian Mythology, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics, A Dictionary of Buddhism, Oxford Dictionary of Islam, A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, A Dictionary of Economics, A Dictionary of Business, A Dictionary of Law.

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Print and e-mail available.

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Oxford Reports on International Law
Oxford Reports on International law brings together a wider range of cases with expert analysis and commentary. It contains coverage of International courts and tribunals, Domestic courts and International ad hoc tribunals.  
Oxford Reports on International Law
URL

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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

Oxford Reports on International law brings together a wider range of cases with expert analysis and commentary. It contains coverage of International courts and tribunals, Domestic courts and International ad hoc tribunals.

In addition, cases are linked together using the Oxford Law Citator, making the process of researching cases easier.

Different modules are included:

-International Courts of General Jurisdiction

  • Covers decisions from the most important and general international courts
  • Covers all contentious and advisory cases from the International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of International Justice


-International Criminal Law

  • Covers decisions from a range of international criminal courts and tribunals:

                        International Criminal Court
                       International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
                       International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
                       Special Court for Sierra Leone

-International Human Rights Law

  • Covers international decisions on human rights from a variety of global and regional courts

 

-International Investment Claims

  • Covers publicly available awards and decisions arising out of international investment arbitrations, and related enforcement or review decisions from national courts

 

International Law in Domestic Courts

  • Covers international law as applied in the domestic courts of around 70 jurisdictions.
More Information

About ORIL http://www.oxfordlawreports.com/about#aboutildc

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law
Cross-searchable full text of over fifty current editions of books on a wide variety of aspects of international law from Oxford University Press. Updated twice a year with additional texts added. 
Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law
URL

On-campus: http://opil.ouplaw.com/home/OSAIL

Off-campus: https://shibboleth2sp.sams.oup.com/

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
Cross searchable full text of over 50 OUP books on a wide variety of topics related to Public International Law. Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law includes all of OUP's leading general texts such as Oppenheim's International Law and Rosalyn Higgins' Problems and Process. It also includes all of the titles in the Oxford Commentaries on International Law series. In addition it includes all titles from the Oxford International Law Library series and other selected authoritative works. Updated twice a year with more titles added. 

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Printing, downloading & emailing of records are all available.

More Information
About Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law
Full list of available titles (March 2014)

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PakistanLawSite
Pakistanlawsite.com is the Pakistan Law Site, an online database of the law of Pakistan from PLD Publishers in Lahore. It presents statutes, rules and cases relating to Pakistan, both federal and provincial. For user id and password e-mail electronic@soas.ac.uk (SOAS staff and students only).  On-campus use

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Periodicals Archive Online
PAO provides access to back-issues of over 80 journals in arts, business, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, politics, psychology, and the social sciences.   On-campus use

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Primary Sources: Western Books on China
A collection of 654 digitised books based on the bibliography by John Lust of all early western books on China to be found in SOAS Library.  On-campus use

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Project MUSE
Access to 200+ from the humanities and social sciences collections of journals. Choose 'UK Federation (United Kingdom)' and 'School of Oriental and African Studies' to login off-campus.  
Project MUSE
Access

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

User name and password

Not required on-campus. Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students, using their SOAS id and password.
Choose 'UK Federation (United Kingdom)' and 'School of Oriental and African Studies' to login.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text, only for the humanities and social sciences collections (200+ titles).

Description

Project MUSE provides access to 200+ journals, with bibliographic information and abstracts. Full text access is only available for the humanities and social sciences collections.

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Print and download available.

Software requirements

Some articles are only available in PDF format which requires a PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Acrobat). Acrobat software installed on most computers in SOAS. If you are off-site, visit the Adobe website for a free download.

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Project MUSE for SOAS Alumni
As part of our subscription SOAS Library is able to provide free access to Project MUSE electronic journals for SOAS Alumni. 
Project MUSE for SOAS Alumni

As part of our subscription SOAS Library is able to provide free access to Project MUSE electronic journals for SOAS Alumni.

Registration (free) with the SOAS Alumni online community is required. Once registered Alumni can go to Project MUSE via: https://www.soasalumni.org/page.aspx?pid=1083 no additional registration is required but Alumni must always access Project MUSE via this link.

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

Further Information
Access URL

https://www.soasalumni.org/page.aspx?pid=1083

Description

Access to 500+ scholarly electronic journals. 

Subject areas

Area and Ethnic Studies, Art and Architecture, History, Language and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Gender, and Sexuality.

Dates covered

Date range varies according to journal title.

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Printing and downloading are available. 

Terms and Conditions 

http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/license_review.html

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
US theses and dissertations database with millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.  On-campus use

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