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The following databases aren't currently available to cross-search within the EBSCO Discovery Service .

A full list of the subscription databases SOAS subscribes to is available from: A-Z Databases

Title Description Links
Africa Bibliography
Africa Bibliography is an authoritative guide to works in African studies published under the auspices of the International African Institute annually since 1984.
Africa Bibliography
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

Bibliographic with full-text linking through CrossRef and Google Scholar.

Description

Africa Bibliography records publications on Africa, principally in the social and environmental sciences, development studies, humanities and arts. Some items from the medical, biological and natural sciences are included. This online version brings together records collected since the bibliography's foundation. It features bibliographic records comprising books, journal articles and chapters classified and searchable by region, country and subject.

Dates covered

Features digitised content from 2004 to the current volume, with further volumes back to 1984 published subsequently.

Download/e-mail/print

E-mail. Facility to export records to reference software.

More information

Guide to the Bibliography

On-campus use

Off-campus use
allAfrica.com
AllAfrica.com is an Africa related news archive; with content from over 100 media organizations.
allAfrica.com
URL

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

AllAfrica.com is a news archive containing over 900,000 articles from about 130 media organizations, AllAfrica.com’s own reporting team, NGOs, governments and international institutions. About 1000 articles are posted daily.

The site is browsable by region/country and topic. The advanced search provides further options such as specifying time periods, publishers and categories.

Languages

Available in French and English language versions.

Dates covered

1996 to current.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

E-mail and print .

Further information.

Site guide
Content providers

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Archival Sound Recordings
Free access to over 12,000 recordings; including African Writers' Club, David Rycroft Africa recordings, Klaus Wachsmann Uganda recordings.
Archival Sound Recordings
URL

On or off-campus: http://sounds.bl.uk/

Access

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

Username and password

SOAS id and password to login on or off-campus.

Description

Free access to 12,000 recordings (3,900 hours); including:

  • 400 popular music tracks (mostly British bands from the 1930s to 1990s)
  • African Writers' Club (250 hours on art, literature, music and politics)
  • Art and design interviews (e.g. Denys Lasdun, Eduardo Paolozzi, Paula Rego)
  • David Rycroft Africa recordings (music and poetry, mainly from Southern Africa)
  • Klaus Wachsmann Uganda recordings (1,500 recordings from 26 culture groups)
  • Oral history of jazz in Britain (with musicians, promoters and label-owners)
Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Recordings can be played using the site's in-built player or a media player of your choice. The recordings can also be downloaded in MP3 format (for teaching, learning and research only).

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Orbis Bank Focus (formerly Bankscope)
Orbis Bank Focus contains detailed financial information for more than 29,000 to 38,000 banks worldwide, including accounts, ratios, ratings, ownership and news. You can use it to analyse data, compare banks, and download charts and graphs.
Orbis Bank Focus (formerly Bankscope)
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

Bankscope is a global database of 30,000 banks' financial statements, ratings and intelligence. Information includes:

  • Detailed financials - statements are in multiple formats including a new universal format to compare banks globally
  • Interim data
  • Ratings, and rating reports, from FitchRatings, Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Capital Intelligence
  • Country risk and country finance reports
  • Stock data for listed banks
  • Directors and contacts
  • Original filings/images
  • Detailed bank structures
  • Economic country profiles and outlooks
  • Business and related news
  • M&A deals and rumours
Dates covered

Orbis Bank Focus has up to 8 years of detailed accounts for each bank.

Download/e-mail/print

Orbis Bank Focus allows exporting to other software programmes, including spreadsheets, databases, word processors and ACSII formats.

More information

Orbis Bank Focus help or email info@bvdinfo.com

On-campus use

Off-campus use
pkulaw 北大法宝
English translations of Chinese laws and regulations, judicial cases, legal news and gazettes.
pkulaw 北大法宝
URL

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

Access

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

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

Non-required

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text

Description

The database provides access to full-texts of English translations of Chinese laws and regulations, judicial cases, legal news and gazettes. It also allows users to search and browse the table of contents of leading law journals.

There are also notes and hyperlinks to all the related laws, regulations, cases and law review articles. The notes and links are in Chinese language.

Dates covered

From 1949 to the present.

Search tips

The database can be searched in either English, Chinese (simplified only)

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download, e-mail and print are available.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
China Doctoral/Masters Dissertations (CDMD) 中国博士/ 硕士学位论文全文数据库
Masters theses (1999-2012) and doctoral dissertations (2000-2012). Access is limited to 3 external users at a time using a particular computer in the library premises. SOAS students and staff only from computers off-campus
China Doctoral/Masters Dissertations (CDMD) 中国博士/ 硕士学位论文全文数据库
URL

On-campus: https://oversea.cnki.net

Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=https://oversea.cnki.net

Access
Access is limited to 3 users at a time. 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 is available to subscribed content. A small percentage of the articles are images which can be converted to text-based articles by using the OCR button. Bibliographic citations are available free of charge for the entire CNKI database.

Description
The database, with English language interface, provides full-text access to Chinese journals, many of which include English abstracts.

Over 15 million articles from approximately 1,200 journals within the four subscribed series which are: Literature/History/Philosophy (F), Politics/Military affairs/Law (G), Education/Social Sciences (H) and Economics (J).

Dates covered:
From 2000 onwards.

Download/e-mail/print /reference software

Download, e-mail and print are available. Citations can be exported to End Note or Ref Works software.

Search tip

The best result is gained by searching with terms in Chinese.

Special requirements

All articles are available in PDF format so you will need Acrobat Reader version 5.X or higher with simplified Chinese font , or alternatively download CAJ Viewer to view or download the articles.

Please use Microsoft IE to input Chinese characters and choose a GB or Unicode encoded font.

More information

Additional information is readily available by clicking on the link to the CAJ Bibliographic Database, 'Librarians Corner,' or other parts of this page.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
China Maxx (中文集献)
China Maxx is the European mirror site of Superstar Digital Library (超星数字图书馆). It is a full-text database of e-books purchased from China. Titles such as: 四库全书存目, 四库禁毁书丛刊,四库未收书刊辑 totalled 2,000 volumes,  are in the database. Four early twenty century periodicals such as 新青年 & 妇女杂志,are also included. Important Chinese culture and historical data, such as上海市文史资料,山东省文史资料 &  北京文史资料 in 1, 700 volumes together with over 200 volumes ebooks have been  purchased. Internet Explorer browser required and Simplified Chinese GB code.
China Maxx (中文集献)
URL

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

Access

Description

China Maxx is the European mirror site of Superstar Digital Library (超星数字图书馆). It is a full-text database of e-books purchased from China. Titles such as: 四库全书存目, 四库禁毁书丛刊,四库未收书刊辑 totalled 2,000 volumes,  are in the database. Four early twenty century periodicals such as 新青年 & 妇女杂志,are also included. Important Chinese culture and historical data, such as上海市文史资料,山东省文史资料 &  北京文史资料 in 1, 700 volumes together with over 200 volumes ebooks have been  purchased.

Currently the ebooks in this database are limited. They are organised into subject folders. They are searchable .

Technical Requirements

Internet Explorer required.
Simplified Chinese GB code

On-campus use

Off-campus use
China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CSYD) 中国经济社会发展统计数据库
This database provides comprehensive and continuous official statistics. It is in both Chinese and English language and covers various survey data. On-campus use

Off-campus use
Chinese Theses and Dissertations Services (Taiwan) 中文電子學位論文服務
Consists of theses and dissertations information from Taiwan higher education institutions after 2004. At present, this database contains theses and dissertations mainly from Taiwan universities, including National Taiwan University, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, National Tsing Hua University and National Taiwan Normal University, with over 27,000 bibliographic citations and 16,500 theses in full text. Subject coverage includes humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, applied sciences, medicine and life sciences. The best result is gained by searching with terms in traditional Chinese. All articles are available in PDF format so you will need Acrobat Reader version 5.X
Chinese Theses and Dissertations Services (Taiwan) 中文電子學位論文服務

Chinese Theses and Dissertations Services (Taiwan) 中文電子學位論文服務

URL

On-campus: http://www.airitilibrary.com/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.airitilibrary.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 is available to subscribed content.

Description
Consists of theses and dissertations information from Taiwan higher education institutions after 2004.  At present, this database contains theses and dissertations mainly from Taiwan universities, including National Taiwan University, National Taipei University of Technology, Tapei National University of the Arts, National Tsing Hua University and National Taiwan Normal University,
with over 27,000 bibliographic citations and 16,500 theses in full text.  Subject coverage includes humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, applied sciences, medicine and life sciences.

Download/e-mail/print /reference software
Download, e-mail and print are available.

Search tip
The best result is gained by searching with terms in traditional Chinese.

Special requirements
All articles are available in PDF format so you will need Acrobat Reader version 5.X

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Chosun Ilbo Archive 조선일보 아카이브
Newspaper database for Chosun Ilbo with coverage from 1920 to the present date.
Chosun Ilbo Archive 조선일보 아카이브
URL

On-campus: http://srchdb1.chosun.com/pdf/i_archive/
Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://srchdb1.chosun.com/pdf/i_archive/

Also accessible through KISS on/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.

Full-text or bibliographic
Full-text.

Description
Newspaper database for Chosun Ilbo.

Dates covered
1920 to the present date.

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

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Dacheng Old Journal full-text database 大成老旧刊全文数据库
A collection of 7,000 periodicals, 130,000 issues and 1.3 million articles, which were published from 1840 to 1949 in mainland China. Many of the periodicals are rare and unique during late Qing Dynas. Most journals may not have the complete run of issues. Subjects covered include philosophy, economic, politics, military, industry, agriculture, transportation, literature ,history, geography , astronomy and astrology.
Dacheng Old Journal full-text database 大成老旧刊全文数据库
URL

http://laokan.dachengdata.com/ [on-campus]
https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://laokan.dachengdata.com/ [off-campus]

Description

It includes a collection of 7,000 periodicals, 130,000 issues and 1.3 million articles, which were published from 1840 to 1949 in mainland China. Many of the periodicals are rare and unique during late Qing Dynas. Most journals may not have the complete run of issues. Subjects covered include philosophy, economic, politics, military, industry, agriculture, transportation, literature ,history, geography , astronomy and astrology.

On-campus use

Off-campus use
Eikon (including Datastream)
Please contact libenquiry@soas.ac.uk to gain access to Eikon/Datastream remotely, specifying the date and time that you require access. Access to key financial data for both developed and emerging markets; statistics on equities and equity indices, company fundamentals, bonds, international macro data, interest and exchange rates, commodities and derivatives; a comprehensive time-series of up to 50 years for 175 countries and 60 markets; in total more than 255 mil time series data. Available for SOAS Staff and Students only.
Eikon (including Datastream)

Access
Available for SOAS staff and students only. Access is on-campus via a computer on Level E (ground floor) in the Library, daily 9.00am-10.00pm.

Booking is required - 3 hour sessions only, to make a booking visit the Library Enquiry Desk, call  020 7898 4163 or e-mail libenquiry@soas.ac.uk

Description
Eikon is the largest and most renowned historical financial database with more than 255 million time series data. Information includes:

  • Real time market data news
  • Equities – over 100,000 active equities (plus another 100,000 inactive) for 100 developed and emerging markets, and with over 200 fields
  • Company Fundamentals – fundamental data and financial ratios for all developed and many emerging markets, across 79 markets
  • Unit and Investment Trusts – unit trust coverage for 11 countries, including the top five European Funds Markets – complete coverage of UK Investment Trusts
  • Equity Indices –over 280,000 indices with extensive coverage of market indices for 68 countries; Equity index and constituent data for major index suppliers (such as MSCI, FTSE, S&P); Global Equity Indices span over 30 years of daily frequency covering 55 markets; also coverage of third party bond indices (such as JP Morgan, Citygroup, Barclays Capital)
  • Bonds – over 230,000 active bonds, 220,000 warrants, certificates and convertibles, and 500,000 fixed income securities
  • Macroeconomic Data – nationally sourced indicators for 118 markets and another 130 with comparable data from international sources (e.g. Eurostat, IMF, OECD)
  • Commodities – more than 77,000 live spot prices, including agricultural, energy and metal prices
  • Interest and Exchange Rates
  • Derivatives – excellent futures coverage across 34 countries, with history as back as 1976; options database covers 2,000 active contracts for over 490,000 live series

Dates covered
Dates vary by data category and country/market - starting from as far back as 1950s for major economies - annual, monthly, weekly or daily (when available) frequency - Updated continuously

Download/e-mail/print
All data can be downloaded easily using the Advance for Office (AFO) Add-in in Excel

More information
Eikon Short User Guide
Eikon Trainning

On-campus use

Off-campus use
VLe-Books
Access to over 2,000 e-books. To download e-books from VLe-Books platform you need to install Adobe Digital Editions to your computer. On-campus use

Off-campus use
Digital National Security Archive (Asia & Middle East)
Created in collaboration with the National Security Archive, this database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.
Digital National Security Archive (Asia & Middle East)
URL

On or off-campus: https://search.proquest.com/dnsa?accountid=16710

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

Created in collaboration with the National Security Archive, this database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Topics include:

  • The Vietnam War
  • The Korean War and aftermath
  • Foreign relations with China, Japan and the Philippines
  • Reactions to the Iranian Revolution
  • The Iran-Contra scandal
  • The Soviet War in Afghanistan
  • The build-up to the first Gulf War
  • Terrorism and U.S. Policy, 1968-2002
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction from WW2 to Iraq

This database is sub-divided into collections. To find out more about which collections we currently hold a subscription to click the glossary .

Dates covered

Publication dates range from 1945 to present.

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/ e-mail/ print/ save to reference software and personal workspace available

Software requirements

Acrobat Reader software needed to view documents. Acrobat software installed on most computers in SOAS. If you are off-site, visit the Adobe website for a free download.

Further assistance

https://nsarchive.chadwyck.com/help/homepage.jsp

Note

The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library, located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., which provides unprecedented public access to declassified government documents obtained through extensive use of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Off-campus use
Duxiu 读秀
Duxiu 读秀 covers Chinese publications from the early 1930s to the present. It retrieves content from various formats including Chinese ebooks.
Duxiu 读秀
URL

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

Description

Duxiu is a huge content-based database composed of 600,000,000 full text pages, with very
flexible searches (full-text, books, articles, theses, web pages, newspapers).

Searching using the full text filter, you can read (and print) most articles. Sometimes there is
a limit of what you can access at one time, but you can follow up with searches for the words
at the end of those pages, etc.

Searching using the book title filter, you can read a limited number of pages directly on-line,
but in many cases you can then email to yourself 50 pages or 1/5th of the book (whichever is
less) at a time.

Some of the books can be purchased by the library for perpetual access; if you think we
should purchase a recent book as an e-book, please notify the China librarian. These will be
available from Chinamaxx.

Technical Requirements

Internet Explorer required.
Simplified Chinese GB code

On-campus use

Off-campus use
EIU CountryData
EIU CountryData contains over 280 variables, divided into the following major categories: Gross domestic product, Fiscal and monetary indicators, Demographics and income, Foreign payments, External debt stock, External debt service, External trade, Quarterly, and for some countries, Monthly indicators. Covering 150 countries, this powerful database contains more than a million individual data points-covering over 280 series and running from 1980 to 2008. Updated monthly. On-campus use

Off-campus use
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
Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)
Access to over 100,000 electronic books covering Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences subjects. SOAS students and staff only. 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. Access to this database is via Access World News by clicking 'all databases' menu at the top of the page. 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. Available to SOAS staff & students only, with log in on & off campus. [To access all of the language versions click on 'GTA China (CSMAR)' to the left.]
GTA China (CSMAR)
Access

Available to SOAS staff and students only, with log in on & off campus.

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
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
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] https://search.proquest.com/ibss?accountid=16710
[Off-campus] https://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 .

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Off-campus use
Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search (朝日新聞クロスサーチ)
"KIKUZOU II Visual" is renewed as "Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search." It is the largest newspaper article database in Japan. This database contains full-text articles from the Asahi Shimbun ( 朝日新聞, since 1945), AERA weekly magazine (since 1988), Shukan Asahi weekly magazine, an annual new-word dictionary Chiezō, Who’s Who Database, and Historical Photo Archive.
Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search (朝日新聞クロスサーチ)
URL

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

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 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

Download/e-mail/print/reference software

Download/print available

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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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Off-campus use
Lexis: Middle East Law
Lexis Middle East Law is a legal database which contains a mixture of full text & summary coverage of legislation, case law, commentary & legal news from (in order of comprehensiveness): UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Dubai, Turkey, Bahrain, DIFC, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Sharjah, QFC, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Morocco . Available to SOAS staff & students only. To obtain a username and password e-mail electronic@soas.ac.uk
Lexis: Middle East Law
Access

Available only to SOAS staff and students. To obtain a username and password e-mail electronic@soas.ac.uk or visit the Library Enquiry Desk.

Description

Lexis Middle East Law is a legal database which contains a mixture of full text & summary coverage of legislation, case law, commentary & legal news from (in order of comprehensiveness):

UAE
Saudi Arabia
Qatar
Oman
Kuwait
Dubai
Turkey
Bahrain
DIFC
Abu Dhabi
Egypt
Sharjah
QFC
Lebanon
Jordan
Iran
Iraq
Libya
Morocco

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

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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

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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 [on-campus]

https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.manupatrafast.in/LoginSwitch/IPRedirect.aspx [off-campus]

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Available to all Library users on-campus, and SOAS students & staff off-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.

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Full text

Dates covered

Various

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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

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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: http://news.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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North China Herald
Full text version of the North China Herald from 1850-1940. Please, use either Firefox or Google Chrome web browser to access this resource. On-campus use

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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 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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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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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
SOAS students and staff can access this resource via the Senate House Library, just register for a membership first via this link https://london.ac.uk/senate-house-library/membership/university-london On-campus use
 
TradeLawGuide
This is a comprehensive database that searches across PDF files of official awards, decisions and other WTO documents.
TradeLawGuide
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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 database for researching World Trade Organization (WTO) material - it searches across various WTO documents such as official awards and decisions. It enables ‘noting up’ which allows the user to:

  • Find all jurisprudence that applies or interprets a legal instrument or provision
  • Determine whether that jurisprudence is still good law
  • Determine what adjudicators have been saying about that jurisprudence


The database is updated daily

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Translation Studies Bibliography
Access to bibliographic database providing descriptive, non-evaluative abstracts for almost all relevant publications in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies.
Translation Studies Bibliography
URL

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Off-campus

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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 and where available it provides cross referencing links to the source materials.

Description

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary database which provides descriptive, non-evaluative abstracts for almost all publications (reviews are excluded) in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies. The latest release gives access to more than 20,000 annotated records.

Subject areas

Translation & Interpreting is considered as a broad field of transfer and mediation, containing aspects of intra- and interlingual translation, adaptation, interpreting, reformulation/rewording, localisation/multimedia translation, language mediation and terminology/documentation.
Dates covered

The TSB intends to have broad coverage of current literature. It was decided to start with the last decade and work backwards in time gradually, in addition to covering new publications.

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The bibliographic records and descriptions are available by e-mail.

More information

http://www.benjamins.com/online/tsb/

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UK Data Service
Formerly known as ESDS, the UK Data Service is a comprehensive source of data, covering key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative. Including World Development Indicators, OECD, ILO, IMF and UN data. On-campus use

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聯合新聞網udn.com
Online newspapers, including: United Daily News, Economic Daily News, Ming Shen Daily News, United Evening News, World Journal and Europe Journal, contents of partner magazines.
聯合新聞網udn.com

URL

On-campus: http://udndata.com/library/

Access
Any Library user from computers on-campus.

Authentication
Available to all Library users on-campus.

Full-text or bibliographic
Full-text is available to subscribed content.

Description
Provides worldwide Chinese readers  online news ; Cover newspapers: United Daily News, Economic Daily News, Ming Shen Daily News, United Evening News, World Journal and Europe Journal, contents of partner magazines.

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Search tip
The best result is gained by searching with terms in traditional Chinese.

Special requirements
All articles are available in PDF format so you will need Acrobat Reader version 5.X

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Westlaw China
Westlaw China has the largest collection of China's primary law, with more than 800,000 laws and regulations since 1949 and over 500,000 cases. [Click 'If you are a Westlaw China subscriber, please click 'Log in'.'] On-campus use

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Yomidasu Rekishikan  ヨミダス歴史館
Full text database of Yomiuri Shinbun (読売新聞) from the first issue in 1874 to the present. Includes the English edition, The Daily Yomiuri, and biographical information on some 2,000 people.
Yomidasu Rekishikan  ヨミダス歴史館

URL:

On-campus - https://database.yomiuri.co.jp/rekishikan/
Off-campus - https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=https://database.yomiuri.co.jp/rekishikan/

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Any Library user from computers on-campus. One simultaneous access only.

Authentication

Available to all Library users on-campus.

Full-text or bibliographic

Full-text in Japanese and English.

Description

Full text database of Yomiuri Shinbun (読売新聞) from the first issue in 1874 to the present. Includes the English edition, The Daily Yomiuri, and biographical information on some 2,000 people.

Dates covered

読売新聞 (Japanese): From the first issue in November 1874 to the present, with local editions starting in Dec. 1986.

The Daily Yomiuri (English): September 1989 to the present.

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Zassaku Plus = 雑誌記事索引集成データベース
Index database for Japanese magazine and periodicals from the Meiji Era to the Present.
Zassaku Plus = 雑誌記事索引集成データベース

URL On-campus: http://zassaku-plus.com/

URL Off-campus: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://zassaku-plus.com/

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Available to all Library users on-campus and SOAS staff & students off-campus.

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Bibliographic

Description:

Index database for Japanese magazine and periodicals from the Meiji Era to the Present.

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Zephyr
ZEPHYR is an information solution containing M&A, IPO and venture capital deals with links to detailed financial company information. Pan-European deals date back to 1997 and North American deals to 2001. On-campus use

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