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Academic Search Premier
1975 - present   
A multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities
1990 - present   
Indexes conference literature in all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. Includes all cited references captured from indexed articles and supports cited reference search.
Current Contents Connect
1998 - present   
Provides current awareness to complete tables of contents, abstracts and bibliographic information from over 8,500 most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from more than 9,000 relevant, evaluated websites.
Emerald Insight
Provides comprehensive coverage across all management disciplines with over 200 journals in this field.
Essay and General Literature Index
1985 - present   
Provides access to essays in anthologies and collections published in the US, Canada and UK in the field of humanities and social sciences.
HyRead台灣全文資料庫
1974 - present   
Covers over 400 periodicals on humanities, social science, science, applied science, and bio-medicine published in Taiwan.
JSTOR
Includes archives of several hundred well-known academic journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences, dating back to their first issues. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available.
Military and Government Collection
1934 - present   
Offers the full text of nearly 300 periodicals, academic journals and other content on current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government
Project MUSE
Provides access to 400 humanities and social sciences journals.
ProQuest 5000
1923 - present   
Allows users access to nearly all the ProQuest periodical databases and provides in-depth coverage of a wide range of disciplines including business and economics, environmental studies, geography, public administration, social science, political sciences, and more.
ProQuest Social Science Journals
1994 - present   
Includes over  560 titles on hundreds of social sciences topics, including: Addiction studies, Urban studies, Family studies, International relations.
Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest
1950 - 1975   
Contains articles, scanned images of printed materials, audio and visual clips about British and American popular culture in 1950-1975, with artifacts on protests, TV, music, civil rights and much more.
Scopus
1823 - present   
Includes the abstracts and references of 15,000 peer-reviewed journals across different subject disciplines.
Social Sciences Citation Index at Web of Science
1956 - present   
A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Includes all cited references captured from indexed articles and supports cited reference search.
中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI)
1998 - present   
Developed by Chinese Social Sciences Research Evaluation Center, Nanjing University, CSSCI provides citation information of articles in more than 500 Chinese academic journals in social sciences, including economics, history, law, management, political science and more.
中國期刊全文數據庫 China Journal Net (CJN)
1915 - present   
Provides over 8,700 journals published in China, subjects including natural science, engineering, agriculture, philosophy, medicine, humanities and social sciences.
台灣電子期刊服務網 Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services
Includes more than 700 periodicals published in Taiwan. Its subject ranges from humanities, natural science, applied science, medical and life science to social science.
香港中文期刊論文索引 HKInChiP
1980 - present   
CUHK/UGC Access
Public Access
Provides index to 300 Chinese and bilingual periodical titles published in Hong Kong.
萬方數據 WanFang Data
Provides information about China including the full-text of academic journals, proceedings, theses, patents and standards, scientific and technical reports, laws and regulations, and enterprises.
Book Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities
2005 - present   
A multidisciplinary index to 30,000+ scholarly books and book chapters in the fields of Social Science and Humanities. Includes all cited references captured from indexed articles and supports cited reference search.
Journal Citation Reports. Social Sciences Edition
1998 - present   
Contains bibliometric analysis of over 1,400 journals in the social sciences and shows the relative importance of titles within their subject area.
Journal Performance Indicators 
1981 - 1995   
UL Reference Counter
Provides complete publication and citation data on over 10,000 of the world's most-cited journals for journal impact comparison.
Scopus
1823 - present   
Includes the abstracts and references of 15,000 peer-reviewed journals across different subject disciplines.
Social Sciences Citation Index at Web of Science
1956 - present   
A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Includes all cited references captured from indexed articles and supports cited reference search.
中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI)
1998 - present   
Developed by Chinese Social Sciences Research Evaluation Center, Nanjing University, CSSCI provides citation information of articles in more than 500 Chinese academic journals in social sciences, including economics, history, law, management, political science and more.
KLD Social Ratings Database
1991 - 2010   
KLD created the Domini 400 SocialSM Index (DS 400 Index), which is recognized as the first social investment benchmark. It contains social ratings for the 3000 largest publicly traded US companies with high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings.
Digital Dissertation Consortium = 數位化論文典藏聯盟
Contains the full-text of more than 170,000 full-text dissertations from the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses subscribed by Taiwan and HK consortium members.
Dissertations & Theses @ Chinese University of Hong Kong (Dissertations & Theses@CUHK)
1997 - present   
Includes the full-text of CUHK doctoral dissertations since 1997.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
1716 - present   
Index and abstract to more than half a million theses accepted for higher degrees by the universities of Great Britain and Ireland.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
abstracts 1861 - ; 24 page preview 1997 - present   
Index and abstract to doctoral dissertations and master theses from North American universities as well as from selected non-North American universities.
中文電子學位論文服務
2000 - present   
Includes theses and dissertations from Taiwan.
中國博士學位論文全文數據庫
1999 - present   
Contains doctoral theses from Universities in Mainland China. Full-text access to theses in series (1) Literature/History/Philosophy, (2) Politics/Military/Law, (3) Medicine/Hygiene, (4) Education/Social Sciences, and (5) Economics & Management is available.
中國優秀碩士學位論文全文數據庫
1999 - present   
Contains master theses from Universities in Mainland China. Full-text access to theses in series (1) Literature/History/Philosophy, (2) Politics/Military/Law (3) Medicine/Hygiene, (4) Education/Social Sciences, and (5) Economics & Management is available.
萬方數據. 中國學位論文庫 WanFang Data. Chinese Dissertations Database
Contains doctoral & masters theses from Universities in Mainland China.
airitiBooks
An online ebook platform providing access to over 2,000 Chinese books published in Taiwan. Subjects covered include philosophy, religion, natural sciences, applied sciences, social sciences, history and geography, language and literature, and arts.
Apabi
Over 60,000 e-books.
Cambridge Books Online
1920-present   
Cambridge Books Online offers access to eBooks, covering subjects from all disciplines across science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences.
Chinamaxx 中文集献
1949 - present   
Chinamaxx is a new platform of the Superstar Digital Libraries. It contains over 700,000 Chinese books published in China since 1949 and a few from more earlier years.
ebrary
Provides 40,000 eBooks on Arts, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Sciences, and Social Sciences.
EBSCOhost: eBook Collection
Contains a searchable collection of over 45,000 electronic books in a wide range of subject areas.
Emerald eBook Series
Offers over 100 eBooks in social sciences and business collections.
MyiLibrary
Provides over 3000 ebooks covering all major academic disciplines.
Oxford Scholarship Online
A searchable collection containing the full text of classics and newly published oxford books in mathematics and statistics.
Palgrave Connect
Provides over 1,000 ebook titles in the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business.
SAGE Knowledge
Contains 4,200+ scholarly books, reference works, handbooks, and more in Education, Business and Management, Sociology, Media and Communication, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Politics and International Relations, Criminology, and Geography.
World Scientific. Books
World Scientific eBooks provides 330 ebook titles, covering Asian Studies, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Life Sciences, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Nonlinear Science, Physics and Social Sciences.
五南電子書
Includes 130 Chinese books on humanities, social sciences and sciences which are published by Wu-Nan Culture Enterprise in Taiwan.
讀秀
Duxiu.com allows users to search books, journal articles, newspapers, theses, conference papers, videos and seminar talks published in mainland China. Users can view a portion of searched e-books.
Factiva
A business news information service provides access to nearly 6,500 newspapers, magazines, wire services, and academic and trade journals. It also includes profiles of public companies covering financial data.
Library PressDisplay
Current 90 days   
Offers access to over 1,700 newspapers published around the world in full-colour, full-page format. Provides up to a 90-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.
WiseNews
1998 (varies) - present   
Provides access to newspapers, magazines, journals and newswires published in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Includes all local newspapers.
中國重要報紙全文數據庫
2000 - present   
Collects full-text newspapers articles from more than 1,000 core newspapers published in mainland China since 2000. .
中國資訊行 INFOBANK
Provides online access to a wide range of current legal business, political and economic information on China. It includes 14 Chinese language databases in business and economic related areas.
CEIC Asia Database
1/F UL Workstation #4
Provides detailed economic and financial statistics on the Asian economies.
China Data Online 中國數據在線
Provides comprehensive and updated information on China’s economic development at national, provincial, city, county, and industrial levels. Also includes Statistical Yearbooks and Census Data.
Global Development Finance
1970 - present   
The World Bank's GDF Online offers external debt and financial flow data for the 135 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition
Provides statistics and quantitative facts about American history, society, economic and political conditions. This is the online version of the 2006 print edition.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
ICPSR provides access to a data archive of more than 500,000 files on research in social sciences. There are 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
International Financial Statistics
1940 - present   
The IMF's IFS Online contains statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance for over 200 countries and areas. Data includes balance of payments, international liquidity, money and banking, exchange rates, national accounts, and more.
KLD Social Ratings Database
1991 - 2010   
KLD created the Domini 400 SocialSM Index (DS 400 Index), which is recognized as the first social investment benchmark. It contains social ratings for the 3000 largest publicly traded US companies with high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings.
Monthly Bulletin of Statistics
Presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world.
OECDiLibrary
1998 - present   
Online access to OECD's publications, including books, journals, series, working papers, and statistical databases.
World Competitiveness Online
1987 - present   
Compiled by the Institute for Management Development (IMD), it provides annual reports on the competitiveness among 57 countries by analyzing economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure.
World Development Indicators
1960 - present   
Statistics form the World Bank's WDI contains more than 800 development indicators.
中國年鑑全文數據庫
1912 - present   
Fulltext access to more than 1,400 yearbooks published in China.
中國教育數據庫
1997 - present   
Data covers higher education, secondary education, primary education, preschool education, special education, work-study schools, and consolidated data of these seven parts, indicators includes school construction area, no. of computers for teaching, the number of students, graduates, staff numbers, full-time teachers, full-time teacher qualifications and so on.
Apabi 工具書庫
Apabi offers e-reference works published in China. Its subject includes Marxist philosophy, literature, military, lingusitics and social sciences in general. Users can search by full-text and picture according to subject or reference type.
Blackwell Reference Online
Contains over 350 reference works in various social science disciplines.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
current   
Covers the complete encyclopedia with illustrations, the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and the Britannica Book of the Year.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides encyclopedias, almanacs and reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Oxford Reference Online Premium
Contains over 150 dictionaries, language reference, and subject reference works on art, architecture, biological sciences, computing science, business, science, English language, social sciences, general reference and quotations, nutrition, etc .
Global Business and Economics in Video
The videos feature case studies, documentaries, interviews, biographies, and lectures that focus on the human side of commerce. These films offer a first-hand look at how the conflict between unlimited demand and limited resources plays out in real life.
Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange
Provides a range of visual, manuscript and printed materials to help scholars to explore the history of the trade of commodities including: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, wine and spirits.
Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest
1950 - 1975   
Contains articles, scanned images of printed materials, audio and visual clips about British and American popular culture in 1950-1975, with artifacts on protests, TV, music, civil rights and much more.

 
 
 
 
Databases by Major Web Gateway


   Blackwell Reference Online
   CUHK Examination Papers Database
   EBSCOhost
   IEEE Xplore
   JSTOR
   OvidSP
   Oxford Reference Online Premium
   Oxford Scholarship Online
   Project MUSE
   ProQuest 5000
   Web of Science
   WRDS
   中國期刊全文數據庫 China Journal Net (CJN)
   萬方數據 WanFang Data
   香港中文期刊論文索引 HKInChiP