The AUK Library supports research, teaching and learning needs of the AUK community through information resources, expertise, and innovative services.
  • Academic Search Ultimate
    Academic Search Ultimate​ is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
  • Access Global NewsBank
    This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface.
  • Anthrosource

    Anthrosource is the premier online portal serving the research, teaching and practicing needs of anthropologists. An online service of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource offers access to more than 100 years of anthropological knowledge.

    AnthroSource provides current content from AAA's diverse portfolio of 32 anthropological publications which includes journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters.

  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek Archive
    EBSCO's Bloomberg Businessweek Digital Archive provides researchers with full-text content on business management, marketing, labor, finance, and economic policy. With coverage starting from the magazine's first issue, the Bloomberg Businessweek Digital Archive represents the world's only complete digital version of the Businessweek backfile from 1929 through 2000.
  • Business Source Ultimate
    Business Source Ultimate is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
    CIAO is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. CIAO is also a widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Communication & Mass Media CompleteTM (CMMC) provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.
  • Education Research Complete
    This database offers a robust collection of full-text education journals. It is a bibliographic and full-text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Education Research Complete covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. The database provides indexing and abstracts for thousands journals, as well as full text for over one thousand journals. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. This database also includes full text for hundreds of books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference papers.
  • Emerald
    Emerald is a global publisher providing you with the highest quality, peer-reviewed research. With over 40 years' experience, Emerald manages a portfolio of over 290 journals. Featuring journals that are indexed by Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Scopus, content is selected for original contribution to the subject field, as well as practical relevance to policy making and future inquiry.
  • Engineering Source by EBSCO
    Engineering Source is the premier database for professionals and researchers across all engineering disciplines, including biomedical, civil, electrical, mechanical, environmental and software. It includes hundreds of full-text engineering journals, magazines and trade publications, plus books, conference papers and more
  • ERIC
    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.
  • Forbes Archive
    Forbes Digital Archive is the world's only complete digital version of the Forbes backfile, with content from 1917 through 2000. The fully searchable full-text archive provides analysis on business leaders, politics, entertainment, technology, communication, culture, and style.
  • Green File
    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
  • Humanities International Complete (HIC)
    It provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals.
  • IEEE Computer Society
    IEEE Computer Society Digital Library is the premier collection of technical periodicals, conference publications and articles in the world of computing. It contains 26 peer-reviewed periodicals, 4,100+ conference publications archived from 1995, and 200,000+ computing articles and papers.
  • JoVe Lab for Science Education

    JSTOR is a not-for-profit serivce that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content on a trusted digital archive of more than one thousand academic journals and one million primary sources. JSTOR archives and provides access to archival and current issues of more than 1,400 scholarly journals acroos more than 50 academic disciplines.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. Across the globe, LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 legal, news and business sources.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
  • Literature Online
    Literature Online is a leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 350,000 works of literature with huge resources of criticism and reference. The full text of over 341 current literature journals can be accessed through the renowned literary index, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL).
  • McGraw Hill AccessEngineering

    AccessEngineering is an award-winning engineering reference and teaching platform that delivers world-renowned, interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools.  

    AccessEngineering prepares students to solve real-world problems, makes curriculum planning and delivery easy for faculty, and helps professionals find relevant information faster, driving increased ROI.

  • MLA International Bibliography with Full-Text
    "The MLA International Bibliography with Full Text combines the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, and film with full text for more than 1,000 journals, including many of the leading publications in these fields. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA) and international in scope, the bibliography covers scholarly publications from the early 20th century to the present, including journal articles, books, articles in books, series, translations, scholarly editions, websites, and dissertations. The database also includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals and the MLA Thesaurus, a proprietary, searchable collection of thousands of subject terms, and personal names used in indexing the bibliography".
  • Philosopher’s Index
    The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in the fifteen fields of philosophy, published in journals and books since 1940. Records cite journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews. Nearly 680 journals are cited, from 50 countries, in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, Polish and many other languages. Topics covered include: aesthetics, axiology, philosophy of education, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, social philosophy, and the philosophy of religion.
  • Political Science Complete
    It contains full text for more than 530 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product. PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.
  • Regional Business News
    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 80 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
  • SAGE Premier
    The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. Our journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine, allowing libraries to support the varied teaching and research needs of their students and faculty
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.
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  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online
    A search and directory site featuring Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Web's best sites, news, magazines and more. Britannica premium service provides exclusive member access to the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica. Membership also includes access to research tools, thousands of articles.
  • Gale Reference Complete
    Gale Reference Complete provides subscription access to the largest package or primary and secondary sources combining proprietary e-reference content from Gale. JCR-quality periodicals, literary criticism and full text literary works as well as rare primary source content from the vaults of the world's great libraries. This means that every student and researcher will find a rich store of relevant information to enhance their learning and research. Cross-search or browse the contents of over 1700 titles including: Encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources covering all subjects.
  • Gales Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
    Gale Virtual Reference Library offers a collection of premier online references including encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. The collection also includes eBooks on a variety of subjects.
  • International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013
    The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 features the complete archive of the International Herald Tribune from its origins as the European Edition of The New York Herald and later the European Edition of the New York Herald Tribune. The archive ends with the last issue of the International Herald Tribune before its relaunch as the International New York Times. The International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 charts the history of the 20th century from luxury travel and opulent entertainment, to international conflicts, the spread of American culture abroad and globalization.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online (Literature, Classical Studies, and History)
    The collection of Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) is one of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford's scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research. Available collection consists of 86 handbooks in literature, classical studies, and history.
  • Oxford Reference Library
    Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product. It includes titles from different subjects with digitized entries across Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.
  • Sage Reference Library
    Sage Reference Collection is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty.
    It includes an expansive range of SAGE e-Book and e-Reference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.
The Kuwaiti Laws and Decrees Software
The Kuwaiti Laws and Decrees software provides all the Laws and Decrees of the State of Kuwait in English language since the first issue of the Official Gazette and until today.
  • Arabic Collections Online
    Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. ACO currently provides digital access to 7,612 volumes across 4,941 subjects drawn from rich Arabic collections of distinguished research libraries.
  • Bloomsbury Collections
    Bloomsbury Collections
  • Brill E-books
    Brill offers more than 20,000 E-Books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and Human Rights and in Biology, with over 1,000 new titles added each year.
  • Cambridge Archive Editions Online
    Cambridge Archive Editions (CAE) presents a wealth of historical reference materials. The publications represent many thousands of original documents of the National Archives (UK) represented in facsimile, including numerous maps, on the national heritage and political development of many countries. The current collection provides access to the following titles: Records of Kuwait 1899-1971; Arabian Geopolitics 3; Minorities in the Middle East; the Iraq-Kuwait dispute; and the Expansion of Wahhabi power in Arabia 1798 - 1932.
  • Cambridge Core
    Cambridge Core is a brand new platform for Cambridge University Press's academic content. The AUK Library has obtained the Computer Science Ebooks which can be accessed through this platform.
  • De Gruyter
    De Gruyter is an independent academic publisher with a history of over 260 years. The ebook collection covers different subjects but mainly literary studies. It is complemented by the highest quality titles from many international publisher partners such as Princeton, Columbia University Press, Harvard University Press etc. All the titles are DRM free: users can download, print and save eBooks for their own usage. All De Gruyter titles supplied in PDF and ePUB format, which can be downloaded and read on devices like smartphones, tablets, computers, or e-readers.
  • E-Book Central
    E-Book Central contains more than 75,000 eBooks with full text, includes 16 key subject areas from more than 350 publishers. The subject areas are Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Education, Engineering & Technology, History & Political Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary & Area Studies, Language, Literature & Linguistics, Law, International Relations & Public Policy, Life Sciences, Medical, Nursing & Allied Health, Physical Sciences, Psychology & Social Work, Religion, Philosophy & Classics, Sociology & Anthropology.
  • EBSCO E-books
    Electronic books from some of the world's most renowned STM publishing houses, including Springer, Taylor & Francis and Wiley InterScience®. The current package contains about 288 titles in different subjects purchased & owned by the library with unlimited access and an easy platform to use.
  • EBSCO Open Access E-book Collection
    The EBSCO eBook Open Access Monograph Collection is a growing collection of 2,700+ open access books from the world’s most trusted university presses and scholarly publishers. The collection is DRM-free and available at no cost on the EBSCOhost platform, alongside other e-book and database content for library users.
  • Elgar Online
    Elgar online includes all new and original scholarship published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Amongst the authors and editors are 14 Nobel Prize winners and acclaimed series. The available collection covers the subjects of Business and Management, Economics, and Social and Political Science.
  • Humanities E-Book Collection
    ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of over 3,300 books of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twenty learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature.
  • IEEE Ebooks (Wiley & MIT)
    IEEE and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., have partnered to offer you online access to more than 700 eBooks via the IEEE Xplore digital library. This eBooks collection spans numerous content areas, including bioengineering, power and energy, and communication technologies, among other growing areas of research.
  • OAPEN Library
    OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) was developed as a 30-month targeted project co-funded by the EU in its eContentplus-program (2008-2010). The goal of the project was to achieve a sustainable publication model for academic books in humanities and social sciences and to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research in Europe.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
    Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is an online collection of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press. OSO is an essential research resource for student, scholar, and academic alike.
  • Project Muse E-books
    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. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content.
  • Springer
    Springer Link is a full-text database of E- books published by Springer Nature group publishers. The current package includes about 1627 titles in Business, Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, strategic management, law, political science, history, media & theatre. All books are downloadable in PDF or ePub formats.
  • Very Short Introductions (Arts & Humanities)
    Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work.
  • Mendeley Reference Manager

  • ProQuest Research Companion (PQRC)

  • Research Academy

  • Turnitin

  • Ulrichsweb
    Ulrichsweb is an easy to search source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more. It covers more than 900 subject areas. Ulrich's records provide data points such as ISSN, publisher, language, subject, abstracting & indexing coverage, full-text database coverage, tables of contents, and reviews written by librarians.
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