Explore the library

This page lists the databases available at SOAS.

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 email 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 Room E10/Level E), Monday to Friday 10am-4pm.
  • E-mail electronic@soas.ac.uk
  • Phone 020 7898 4163/4141

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Description

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Academic Search Premier

A multi-disciplinary full text database containing full-text for more than 4,500 journals.

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Access World News

Access World News is a web-based news resource featuring more than 1000 newspapers from around the world. Updated daily, it includes both current and archived content.

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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.

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Africa-wide Information

A collection of over 40 Africa related databases; including: Databases include Index to South African Periodicals, Ibiscus, Media Africa, and NAMLIT.

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Africa Yearbook Online

Covers major domestic political developments, foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Saharan Africa.

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African Studies Companion Online

Contains over 1800 entries covering guides and resources for African Studies. Many entries describe and evaluate resources and many link directly to the internet.

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Afrobarometer

Afrobarometer is an independent, non-partisan research project that regularly measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in more than 30 African countries.

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Al-Ahram Digital Archive

The Al-Ahram digital archive provides a comprehensive collection of this 1875-founded Arabic newspaper, including such features as full page-level digitization, complete original graphics, and searchable text.

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allAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com is an Africa related news archive; with content from over 100 media organizations.

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AnthroSource

Full-text access to 32 anthropology journals published by the American Anthropological Association.

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Arabbarometer

The first wave of the Arab Barometer began in 2006/07 with the first round of surveys administered in seven countries. An eighth country was surveyed in 2009.The eight countries included in the first round of the Arab Barometer are Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Bahrain, Algeria, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Yemen. In 2010/11, second wave Arab Barometer surveys were conducted in eleven Arab countries. Although it was not possible to conduct a second wave survey in Kuwait and Bahrain, five new countries were added to the Arab Barometer. The second wave of the Arab Barometer thus included surveys in Algeria, Morocco, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Tunisia, and Egypt. The third wave of the Arab Barometer was released in 2014. Countries included in this wave are Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.

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Archival sound recordings

Free access to over 12,000 recordings; including African Writers' Club, David Rycroft Africa recordings, Klaus Wachsmann Uganda recordings.

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Area studies: China and Southeast Asia

A varied array of records of traders, travellers, missionaries and diplomats, from the mid-seventeenth century to the late twentieth century, offering Western perspectives on all aspects of Chinese culture and society. For off campus access click the link and choose the UK access management federation to log in

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Art full text and abstracts

Full-text plus abstracts and indexing of an international range of Art related journals.

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Arts and humanities citation index

Index covering the core scholarly journals for arts and humanities; covering over 1,144 journals. Accessed via the Web of Science/Knowledge.

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Art Sales Catalogues Online

The Art Sales Catalogues Online (ASCO) publication offers easy access to complete historical art sales catalogues for the period 1600 to 1900. Lugt's Répertoire Online database has been included in this publication and serves as the "entrance gate" to the catalogues. The content is being updated every year.

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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.

 

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Asiabarometer

The Asian Barometer Survey (ABS) is an applied research program that aims to gauge public opinion on issues such as political values, democracy, and governance across Asia. Our regional survey network encompasses research teams from 13 East Asian states (Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia), and 5 South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal).

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Asian Newsstream

This database provides access to more than 60 of the most respected national and regional sources of news and current affairs information in Asia and the Far East.

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Audit Analytics (Europe Module)

Provides detailed categorizations of issues for tracking and analysing public company disclosures related to audits, compliance, governance, corporate actions, and federal litigation. Contains comprehensive research on over 150,000 active audits and more than 10,000 accounting firms. In most cases, data dates back to fiscal year 2000. If you are not registered already, please complete the registration form via this link https://wrds-www.wharton.upenn.edu/register

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AWRS Arab World Research Source

Arab World Research Source is a dedicated resource of scholarly journals, quality magazines, trade publications, industry profiles, country reports, market research reports and conference papers published in the Arab World and/or about the Arab World. The database offers full text for over 300 full text publications, including nearly 200 scholarly journals, as well as 85 full text titles in Arabic Language. This resources reaches across all major subject disciplines, including business, economics, science, technology, humanities and sociology, and includes key publications from renowned universities in the Arab World.

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Bibliography of Asian Studies

Index of Western language monographs, journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and anthologies on all parts of Asia published since 1971.

 

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BoardEx (UK)

A continuously growing global leadership database containing the most accurate and comprehensive global board and relationship intelligence, collected and curated over 20 years. The database covers board members, non-board members, C-suite executives, senior leaders and professional advisors. Enables users to perform statistical research on business leaders to understand trends in leadership, management, diversity and inclusion, governance, compensation, and networks. If you are not already registered, please complete registration form via this link https://wrds-www.wharton.upenn.edu/register/

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Bridgeman Education

Bridgeman Education is an online educational image resource to use in learning, teaching and scholarly research. Available on and off campus to SOAS students and staff only.

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Brill Online Reference Works

Access to reference works: Brill's New Pauly, Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, Encyclopaedia of Early Christianity, Encyclopaedia of Islam, Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Encyclopedia of Sikhism and Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān.

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Brockelmann Online in English

This online publication is the English translation of Brockelmann's famous Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL). Brockelmann's work offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period.

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Bungei Shunju Archives 文藝春秋アーカイブズ

Bungei Shunjū is regarded as one of the most popular and influential literary magazines in Japan. This Archives provide full-texts of 323 issues between January 1, 1923 (Taisho 12) to December 1, 1950 (Showa 25). Around 90,000 pages of essays, fiction, and articles by over 4,000 authors and contributors are available. You can search headlines in article titles, publication, year and month, author and the body of articles.

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Business Source Premier

Access to over 2,000 journals covering business, marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. BSP also contains detailed company profiles for the world’s 10,000 largest companies. This includes SWOT analysis, in addition to company history and key employee information- perfect for finding company case studies.

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Cambridge Core

Access to 500+ e-books from Cambridge University Press and access to over 200 scholarly journals with bibliographic information and abstracts; also provides full-text access, free-of-charge, where SOAS subscribes to the journal.

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Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online (CHO) provides access to the complete Cambridge Histories series, and some titles in the New Cambridge Histories series, comprising 270 volumes in all, published since 1960 and covering over 15 different disciplines.

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Census data - United Kingdom

Census.ac.uk is the web portal for the ESRC Census Programme. The Programme makes available census data from the UK censuses conducted in 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011. Further information see link http://census.ukdataservice.ac.uk/use-data/guides.aspx for guides

 

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China Academic Journals (CAJ) 中国期刊全文数据库

Full-text access to over 1,000 Chinese language journals; in the subscribed series: Literature/History/Philosophy (F), Politics/Military affairs/Law (G), Education/Social Sciences (H) and Economics (J). 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

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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

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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.

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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.

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China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980

Based upon manuscript sources from SOAS Library Special Collections and and the British Library, this database provides access to a variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from 1793 to 1980.

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Chinese e-books via CNKI

Over thousands Chinese ebook you are able to preview for free from CNKI webpage. To access our purchased ebooks please click "My library"

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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

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Chosun Ilbo Archive 조선일보 아카이브

Newspaper database for Chosun Ilbo with coverage from 1920 to the present date.

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CiNii [サイニィ] = NII論文情報ナビゲータ

Provides bibliographical citations of Japanese scholarly journals published in Japan with over 15 million bibliographic records including approx. 4 million full-texts. User guide via this link http://ci.nii.ac.jp/info/ja/articles/quickguide.html

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Communication and Mass Media Complete

Indexing for over 1000 journals, with 300+ in full-text; covering communication, mass media, and other related fields. Some titles date as far back as 1915; but most cover the current 10 years.

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Collection of Handwritten Materials by Japanese Modern Literary Writers - 近代文学作家自筆資料集

This database contains about 480 handwritten materials by more than 60 writers who have led the modern Japanese literature, such as Kyoshi Takahama, Soseki Natsume, Ogai Mori, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Shiki Masaoka, Haruo Sato, and Takashi Nagatsuka. The original materials are held by Kyoshi Memorial Museum. The database also includes handwritten letters, postcards, illustrations and the final chapter of Soseki Natsume's "I Am a Cat" It is a valuable historical material that allows users to see the lively modern Japanese literary scene

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Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

Archives Direct is a suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, Kew - the UK government's official archive. The Confidential Print series originated out of a need for the Government to preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices since 1820’s.

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Contemporary Japan Online

Published from Tokyo under Japanese editorship before, during, and after WWII (1932 - 1954), Contemporary Japan is unique in its even-handed treatment of the Japanese view. Described as 'a relative beacon of rationality in chaotic and confusing times', Contemporary Japan was published by the semi-official Foreign Affairs Association of Japan

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Critical Collective

It is a digital archive as well as an art magazine dedicated to build knowledge in the visual arts in India and South Asia. Its purview is from ancient Indian art to the present as it covers early, medieval, modern and contemporary practices in India. Over 30,000 words of archival and current writing to be updated Each month. Further information is available from the http://www.criticalcollective. in/Contact.aspx

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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.

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DBpia

Korean language database of 1,200 scholarly journals covering a wide range of subjects including humanities, social sciences, and engineering. Dates cover First issue to the most recent issue. First issue to the most recent issue.

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Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese & Japanese Ancient Books 雕龍: 中日古籍全文資料庫

Provides full-text access to a number of collections of pre-modern writings, including the Daozang 道藏, Daozang jiyao 道藏輯要, Sibu congkan 四部叢刊, Xu sibu congkan 續四部叢刊, Yongle dadian 永樂大典, and Siku quanshu 四庫全書.

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Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

This resource comprises both the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (DDB) and the CJKV-English dictionary (CJKV-E) for Sinitic characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political and intellectual history.

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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.

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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.

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Early European Books

A comprehensive digitized collection of rare books and incunabula, 1450-1700. The database includes over 30,000 works.

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Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)

Access to over 100,000 electronic books covering Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences subjects. SOAS students and staff only.

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EBSCOhost

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

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EconLit with full text

EconLit (Economic Literature Index) is an index of journal articles, books, dissertations and conference papers, relating to economics. Plus full text for more than 500 journals.

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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.

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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.

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eJournal and eBook Finder

The most complete listing of SOAS' eJournal and eBook titles.

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EMIS (Emerging Markets Database)

Comprehensive database for research into economics, finance, and international business in over 125 emerging markets. Research and analytical data, time-sensitive and hard-to-find news, reports, profiles, peer comparisons and more are available for companies, mergers & acquisitions, industries, countries, and macroeconomic themes. Reports available in multiple languages. There are a number of video tutorials on the platform which may be useful for new users.

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Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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

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Ethnographic Video Online

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

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Ethnologue

Ethnologue has listed every recognized language that is still in use today. Through SOAS subscription to the Ethnologue, you can access the profiles on every language and country.

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Eurobarometer

Eurobarometer (EB) survey series is a unique programme of cross-national and cross-temporal comparative social science research. Since the early seventies representative national samples in all European Union (EU) (formerly the European Community (EC)) member states have been simultaneously interviewed in the spring and autumn of each year.

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European and World Values Surveys

The European Values Surveys and World Values Surveys series was designed to enable a cross-national, cross-cultural comparison of values and norms on a wide variety of topics and to monitor changes in values and attitudes across the globe.

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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.

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FT.com

Full, unlimited access to FT.com through desktop and mobile devices, with 60% more content than the print newspaper, and access to the FT online archive. Create your account using this FT/SOAS single sign on link https://sso.ft.com/sso/auth?entityID=https%3A%2F%2Fidp.soas.ac.uk%2Fentity and your SOAS email address. Please note FT.com terms of use https://help.ft.com/help/legal/education-licence-terms-and-conditions-20180503/ in particular section 4 on use of content and IPRs. FT.com content should not be copied and pasted, forwarded or downloaded. Only links to articles should be shared

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Free Movement

Updates, commentary, training and advice on immigration and asylum law. Limited access. Please contact electronic@soas.ac.uk for login details. Available to SOAS staff and students only.

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FUNAMBULIST Magazine

The Funambulist is a digital and printed bimestrial magazine dedicated to examine the politics of space and bodies. To obtain a a username and password e-mail electronic@soas.ac.uk

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Gale Online Reference Library

Access to online versions of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism and Encyclopedia of Religion.

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Globalbarometer

This project represents the largest, most careful and systematic comparative survey of attitudes and values toward politics, power, reform, democracy and citizens' political actions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Arabic region. It is based on a common module of questions contained in regional barometer surveys.

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Google Scholar for SOAS

Add SOAS to your 'Library links' in Google Scholar to include links to SOAS' subscription e-resources via check for full text link.

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GreenFILE

Bibliographic database covering environmental issues such as: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling.

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Grove Art Online - Oxford Art Online

The gateway to Oxford’s art reference works, including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Choose 'Log in via your home institution' for off-campus access.

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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 and off campus.

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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).

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Gunsho Ruiju 群書類従 (Classified Collection of Japanese Classics)

A collection of Japanese literary classics and historical records dating from the late 9th century to the beginning of the Edo period (1600−1868). Subjects include art, geography, history, law, literature, music, politics, religion, and sociology.

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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.

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Heritage of the Printed Book Database (HPB)

The Heritage of the Printed Book Database (previously called the Hand Press Book Database) is a steadily growing collection of files of catalogue records from major European and North American research libraries covering items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455-c.1830) integrated into one file. This makes it possible for information to be retrieved in one single search across all files.

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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Access to over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 onwards.

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Index Islamicus

Bibliographic database of books and journal articles published about Islam or the Muslim world since 1906.

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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

A multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in approximately 540 legal journals published worldwide.

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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.

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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

Bibliographic database covering the social science; with comprehensive coverage for Economics, Sociology, Politics and Anthropology.

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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.

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International Energy Agency data

Access to International Energy Agency data: CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion, Coal Information, Natural Gas Information, Electricity information, Oil Information, Energy Prices and Taxes, World Energy Statistics and Balances, Renewables Information, Energy Technology Research and Development Database.

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IMF data

Access to International Monetary Fund (IMF): Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS), International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and World Economic Outlook (WEO).

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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

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International Social Survey

Download data from the International Social Survey. Special topics have included: the environment; the role of government; social inequality; social support; family and gender issues; work orientation; the impact of religious background, behaviour and beliefs on social and political preferences; and national identity. Participating countries vary for each topical module.

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ISI Web of Science/Knowledge

Access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index.

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Japan Chronicle

Full-text version of English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902 – 1940). Please, use either Firefox or Google Chrome web browser to access this resource.

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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.

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The Japan Times Archives

An archive database of The Japan Times from March 1897 to December 2017.

 

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The Japan Times Online

The web version of The Japan Times covers 1999 to present.

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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.

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JSTOR Alumni Access

SOAS Library is providing free access to JSTOR for SOAS Alumni.

 

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JSTOR

Access to 1000s of academic journals, as well as 12,000+ e-books from from leading publishers such as Princeton University Press, Yale University Press, MIT Press, and Harvard University Press.

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Kanopy

Kanopy is a video-streaming service giving access to over 8,000 award-winning documentaries, foreign language films, feature films and TV series. Subject coverage includes the Arts, Anthropology, History, Religion & Philosophy and Regional Studies.

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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.

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Kluwer Arbitration

Full text database covering a huge range of materials on international commercial arbitration including: major works, such as the Handbook on Commercial Arbitration & the Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration; over 100 books; 10 journals; international conventions; domestic legislation from around the world; Bilateral Investment Treaties; international & domestic case law; rules of international and domestic arbitration organisations.

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Korean History and Culture Research Database

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

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The Korea Times

The Korea Times is the oldest English daily newspaper published in South Korea which started in November 1950. This archival database provides all published contents including advertisements from 1956 to 2016.

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KRpia

Korean language e-book database including reference resources (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, guidebooks, and bibliographies).

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KSI e-book

Provides 5,400 full-text e-books in arts and humanities, social sciences, and others. The books can be read by clicking the [본문읽기] button. Note: Please ignore the prices which are for purchasing printed books only.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Maisaku 毎索

毎日新聞 (Mainichi Shinbun - The oldest Japanese newspaper covering 1872 to present). The Mainichi (English newspaper archives covering June 2008 to present)

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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.

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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.

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Meiji Japan

A collection of manuscripts for the study of Meiji society, culture, ethnology and education from the papers of Edward Sylvester Morse (1838-1925). Edward Morse was one of the first American to live in Japan teaching science at the Imperial University of Tokyo. Morse made notes on subjects as diverse as shop signs, fireworks, hairpins, agricultural tools, artists’ studios, music, games, printing, carpentry, the Ainu, gardens, household construction, art and architecture . The collection includes correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, archaeology field work and publications.

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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.

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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

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The Mint Magazine

The Mint is the magazine for Promoting Economic Pluralism (PEP), a registered charity set up in 2016 to open up economics education, research and application to a broader range of perspectives. The Mint provides a space for a range of perspectives on understanding economies presented in an engaging and accessible format which is generally absent from journal articles due to the requirements of that format. Please follow the on/off campus link and register your account using the SOAS email address.

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Migration to New Worlds: The Century of Immigration

Set against a backdrop of colonial expansion, industrial progress and global conflict; Migration to New Worlds tells the stories of individuals and families who risked everything to build new lives in North America and Australasia between 1800 and 1980. This includes unique primary source diaries, correspondence, photographs, oral histories and journals narrate the vivid realities of ocean travel and life in adopted homelands. Organisational correspondence, government proceedings, shipping company papers and records of advocacy groups provide key context to migrants’ everyday struggles.

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Mobilizing East Asia Online

Mobilizing East Asia offers a selected range of essential English-language newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and books published in East and South-East Asia from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s. Content includes developments in 1930's Manchuria, the Second World War years in Japan and China, the communist revolution in China and its aftermath, and the nascent Cold War. Please, use either Firefox or Google Chrome web browser to access this resource.

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Music Online: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Full-text online version of the 10 volume work on world music; with more than 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working papers

Full text access to working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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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].

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Nikkei Telecom 21

Japanese news and business information, containing Nihon Keizai Shinbun (日本経済新聞) since 1876, company profiles and financial information, and personnel information. Nikkei English News and Nikkei Asian Review from [スペシャルコンテンツ].

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NK News

News website about North Korea.

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NK News Pro

News and data analysis tools including the North Korea Leadership Tracker, the Ship Tracker, Leading Indicators and KCNA Watch (Rodong Sinmun, Pyongyang Times, Naenara News. Uriminzokkiri periodicals, and charts and data).

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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.

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OECD data

Access to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Education Statistics, Globalisation, Main Economic Indicators, Main Science and Technology Indicators, Quarterly Labour Force Statistics, Social Expenditure Database, International Development, International Direct Investment Statistics, International Migration Statistics, International Trade by Commodities Statistics, Services Statistics, National Accounts, STructural Analysis Database.

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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.

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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.

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Overton

Overton is the world’s largest collection of policy documents, parliamentary transcripts, government guidance and think tank research. We collect data globally from 180+ countries and in many different languages. There are over 5.5M documents indexed in Overton, and hundreds of new documents are added each day. Please click the link to create your account.

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Oxford Bibliographies Online – Buddhism, Chinese Studies, Hinduism, Law and Islamic Studies

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

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Oxford Language Dictionaries Online: Arabic-English, English-Arabic

Currently featuring over 130,000 words and phrases and 200,000 translations from the Oxford Arabic Dictionary, plus extra tools and resources such as tables of Arabic verb conjugations, full forms of Arabic numbers, dates, and years. Vowels in all Arabic text help non-Arabic speakers in pronunciation and comprehension. This up-to-date resource has been designed for both Arabic and English native speakers and includes the latest vocabulary from computing, business, the media, and the arts, across both languages.

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Oxford Handbook Online Classical Studies

The collection aims to cover all major fields and sub-fields of contemporary research into Classical and ancient Mediterranean culture, including new and developing areas of study such as material culture, the sciences, engineering and technology, reception studies, and gender studies, as well as epigraphy, papyrology and art and architecture, Of particular interest to SOAS students and staff will be volumes on Cuneiform cultures, the Byzantine empire, classical Chinese literature, Jewish studies, the Hellenic Age and Roman-era Palestine.

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Oxford Handbook Online History

The Oxford Handbooks Online (History Collection) aims to cover the whole scope of global history from medieval times to the Cold War encompassing diverse themes and methodologies. This is an ongoing series, with further volumes planned and updates and additions being made to existing Handbooks and selected essays appearing in advance of volume publication. This is a very active and evolving research collection

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Oxford Handbook Online Law

The Oxford Handbooks Law Collection 2015, 2016 and 2017 series brings together the world’s leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. The articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

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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.

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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

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Oxford Music Online - Grove 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 - Grove Music Online

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Philosophy in the Islamic World Online

The Philosophy in the Islamic World Online is a comprehensive reference work devoted to the history of philosophy in the realms of Islam. The first volume of the series tackles the history of philosophy in the Islamicate world in its formative period: from its beginnings in the 8th century up to the 10th century AD

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PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.

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pkulaw 北大法宝

English translations of Chinese laws and regulations, judicial cases, legal news and gazettes.

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Practical Action

Practical Action database is a specialist peer-reviewed and evidence-based book and journal database for all those involved in International Development. Comprised of over 700 policy, practice, and research publications that stimulate discussion, strengthen people’s capabilities, and promote sustainable change it is one of the most comprehensive online databases currently available.

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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.

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide.

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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

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Renmin ribao 人民日报

Online version of Renmin ribao 人民日报 (People's Daily) 1946 - 2012

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Indexing and abstracts for scholarly music related material in over 100 languages.

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RISS International (KERIS)

Offers a single search of KERIS Union Catalogue, Korean journal articles, and theses and dissertations. Covers full range of disciplines. Contains non-Korean articles. Can be used as a platform for DBpia, KISS, Korea Scholar, and Kyobo Scholar.

 

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Sage Journals Online

Access to over 400 journals, with bibliographic information and abstracts. Also provides full-text access, free-of-charge, where SOAS subscribes to the journal.

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Scholar 스콜라

Full-text database of academic journals published in South Korea.

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ScienceDirect

Access to a small number of e-journals, mostly relating to development and economics.

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SCC Online

Huge full text database of case law and legislation from India plus case law only from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, US, Canada & a wide range of international courts.

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The Seoul Press Online

The Seoul Press (published 1907-1937) was Japan’s Korean news flagship. Its mission was to validate the natural justice of Japanese imperialism in Korea, and Japan as the redeeming, organising, and modernising force in East Asia. This English newspaper represented the Japanese administration of Korea to the world. The collection includes the years 1907-09 and 1928-37.

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Shen Bao (申報)

Shen Bao (申報), is the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper of pre-1949 China.

 

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Smithsonian Global Sound

An online encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. Including over 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.

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Social Science Citation Index

Index to the core scholarly journals for social sciences; covering more than 1,725 journals. Accessed via the Web of Science/Knowledge.

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The Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM)

The Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM) has a large pool of microform and digital collections on historical, political, linguistic, economic, and geographical data and primary source materials not available elsewhere.

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Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS) 台灣電子期刊服務網

TEPS 台灣電子期刊服務網 is an on-line database offering full-text Taiwanese periodicals. Currently TEPS contains more than 700 Taiwan Periodicals of different subjects.

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Taiyō 太陽

Taiyo is considered indispensable for the study of Japan's modern period. It was a comprehensive magazine published by Hakubunkan from January 1895 to February 1928 (a total of 34 volumes, 531 issues). It was Japan's first general interest popular magazine which offered political, military, economic and social commentary, especially known for its literary criticism, Japanese literature, and translation of Western authors.

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Taylor & Francis Online

Taylor and Francis publishes more than 2,700 high-quality, peer-reviewed journals across a broad range of research areas.

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The Times of India (1838-2003)

Provides access to first hand accounts of historical local, regional and national news for publications including The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce and the Bombay Times and Standard. Easily searchable, spanning centuries of historical and political events.

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TradeLawGuide

This is a comprehensive database that searches across PDF files of official awards, decisions and other WTO documents.

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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.

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TRILT: the Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching

Database of over UK television and radio programmes from around 300 UK stations including terrestrial, cable, and satellite television (with regional variations), all national and many local radio stations.

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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.

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UNIDO data

Access to United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Industrial Statistics and Industrial Demand Supply databases.

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U.S. Intelligence on Asia

A collection of declassified US intelligence documents from 1945-1991 on the activities of the American intelligence networks in Asia during the Cold War era, with particular focus on China, North Korea and Vietnam, although other regions of Asia are covered. Please, use either Firefox or Google Chrome web browser to access this resource.

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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.

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The Vogue Archive

A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month.

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Web of Science/Knowledge

Access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index.

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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'.']

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Westlaw International

A legal database which provides access to selected full text case law, legislation and journal articles for the US and other selected jurisdictions worldwide. Access is via Westlaw UK.

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Westlaw UK

A legal database which provides access to selected full text case law, legislation and journal articles from the UK and EU.

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Wharton Data Research Services

Provides subscription to the Audit Analytics and BoardEx databases (for further info both of these are listed as separate entries in the A-Z list). Limited access to a number of other databases is also available. For access please complete the registration form via this link https://wrds-www.wharton.upenn.edu/register/ and login via the WRDS website once your registration has been approved.

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Wiley Digital Archives - BAAS

Wiley Digital Archives is a continuous program of new databases comprised of unique or rare historical primary sources, digitized from leading societies, libraries, and archives around the world, and made accessible in ways that tie directly to research outcomes and educational goals. All Archives are cross-searchable, and contain tools for searching, browsing, analyzing and visualizing primary source content.

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Wiley Online Library

Access to over 500 social science and humanities journals.

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World Bank data

Access to Africa Development Indicators, World Development Indicators and Global Finance Statistics.

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WorldCat

OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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World News Connection Archive

World News Connection archive (1995-2013) is an English-language archive of over one million foreign newspaper articles and broadcast transcripts — methodically translated into English by the US Government — from almost 500 news sources in 130. News from the MENA region and Central Asia & the Caucasus, as well as titles published in United Kingdom such as al-Hayat, Al-Quds al-'Arabi and Al-Ayyam.

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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.

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Young Lives Survey

The Young Lives survey is a long-term project investigating the changing nature of childhood poverty in four developing countries. The study is being conducted in Ethiopia, India (in the Andhra Pradesh state), Peru and Vietnam.

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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.

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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.

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Zetoc

Access to British Library's Electronic Table of Contents for over 20,000 journals and 16,000+ conference proceedings. It includes Zetoc Alert an e-mail alerting service, to enable you to keep up-to-date with relevant new articles and papers.

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