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For list of online databases according to a specific subject, please click here OR please refer to any of the Information Desks (available on every floor) for a printed list.


Academic Source Premier

Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,500 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,250 journals in the collection.

Subjects: Economics, Engineering, Human Science, Medical, Science

ACM Digital Library

ACM Digital Library is a collection of citations and full text from Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.
Contents: Full text journals and articles

Subjects: Engineering, Information & Communication Technology

A-to-Z List of Journals

A-to-Z List of Periodicals provides a single, comprehensive online list of journal titles available in the online databases subscribed by IIUM Library. With it, users can quickly locate and link to journals of interest.
Contents: List of journals and links to journals? page

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, General, Human Science, Information & Communication Technology, Language, Law, Medical, Science

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. It contains more than 440,000 thousand entries surveying over seven hundred American and international journals that include scholarly, popular periodical literature, publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design

Business Source Complete

Business Source Premier is a business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials. It provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business.

Subjects: Economics

CINAHL Plus with Fulltext

CINAHL® Plus with Full Text contains comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 750 journals indexed in CINAHL. Of those, 426 are not found with full text in any version of AcademicSearch?, Health Source® or Nursing & Allied HealthCollection?. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. The database also provides full text for 220 books/monographs. With full text coverage dating back to 1937, CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for tool for all areas of nursing and allied health.

Subjects: Medical

Classification Web

Classification Web enables access to the full text of the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) schedules. This product is powered by a MARC-record-based database management program. It is the same tool that is used by Library of Congress cataloging staff in their daily classification activities.
Access: Log-in password required

Subjects: Information & Communication Technology


CLJ Law features Malaysian cases, legislations, legislative forms, articles from MCLJ publications, practice notes and directions from the superior courts, etc.
Access: Log-in password required

Subjects: Law

Construction & Building Abstracts (CBA)

CBA is the source of civil engineering and building journal abstracts on the web. Over 115 top worldwide journals are scanned, covering a wide range of subjects including: civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering; architecture; planning; building and the built environment; materials and energy. The total number of articles indexed is over 100,000, dating back to 1985, with about 7,000 articles added every year.
Contents: Abstracts of journal articles

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Engineering, Law

Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences

Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences is a new selection guide and a virtual community based on an effective use of online systems and to describe its potential impact on library collection development.Doody's Core Titles organizes the evaluation of core titles that are identified and recommended by content specialists associated with Doody's Book Review Service and library selectors. A scoring mechanism is used to create the selection of core titles, similar to the star rating system employed in other Doody Enterprise products and services.It is an authoritative, comprehensive, timely, and reliable list of book and software titles that represent essential knowledge needed by professionals or students in a given discipline in the health science.
Access : Log-in password required

Subjects: Medical, Science


EconLit is a comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature, produced by the American Economic Association. It includes coverage of over 400 major journals as well as articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers licensed from the Cambridge University Press Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics.

Subjects: Economics

Emerald Management Xtra Plus with Backfiles

EmeraldFulltext is a collection of over 42,000 articles from over 100 management journals, with full text archives dating back to 1994 and abstracts back to 1989. This database covers all major management disciplines from marketing, human resources management, library and information management and quality to operations management and more.
Contents: Full text journal articles

Subjects: Economics, Human Science, Information & Communication Technology

Engineering Village 2

Engineering Village 2 is a web-based information service that offers a wide range of resources for information specialists, professionals, and researchers working in the applied science and engineering fields. Compendex, the main feature of EV2, is a bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing references and abstracts to over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. Online coverage is from 1969 to the present.
Contents: Bibliographic data and abstracts to resources

Subjects: Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, Science

Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP covers all academic disciplines. It comprises of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles, of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed, in all disciplines with more than 20 years of back file coverage.
Contents: Full text journals and articles

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Human Science, Information & Communication Technology, Language, Law, Medical, Science

Global Market Information Database (GMID)

Euromonitor International?s Global Market Information Database is an online business information system providing business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. It offers integrated access to statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources with international coverage of 205 countries.

Subjects: Economics

IEEE Xplore

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore is an online delivery system providing full text access to the technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) publications.
Contents: IEEE full text serials and articles

Subjects: Engineering, Information & Communication Technology

ILOLEX : Database of International Labour Standards

ILOLEX is a trilingual database containing ILO (International Labour Organization) conventions and recommendations, ratification information, comments of the Committee of Experts and the Committee on Freedom of Association, representations, complaints, interpretations, General Surveys, and numerous related documents.

Subjects: Economics, General, Human Science, Law

Index Islamicus

Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. It is produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, established to transmit knowledge about Islamic and Middle East studies, which have traditionally been part of the curriculum of SOAS. Records included in the database cover almost 100 years of publications on the world of Islam.

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, General, Human Science, Information & Communication Technology, Language, Law, Medical, Science

International Financial Statistics Online

The IFS Online system is based on the IFS CD-ROM Browser product, and many of the functions are quite similar. IFS Online provides the same data coverage as the IFS Browser product. The database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas and includes all series appearing on the IFS Country Pages; exchange rate series for all Fund member countries, plus Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles; major Fund accounts series; and most other world, area, and country series from the IFS World Tables.
Access: Log-in password required

Subjects: Economics, General

Islamic Finance News

Islamic Finance news provides insightful and intelligent editorial coverage from around the world, helping you stay ahead. Industry professionals and leading academics contribute via non-biased, educational and up-to-date country and sector reports, giving you first-hand knowledge and understanding of the Islamic finance markets and instruments from the specialist?s point of view.
Access: Log-in password required

Subjects: Economics

Journal Citation Report (JCR)

Journal Citation Reports is the only source of citation data on journals. It includes virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and the social sciences. Moreover, it shows the relationship between citing and cited journals in a clear, easy-to-use framework. Journal Citation Reports (JCR )can show:
Most frequently cited journals in a field
Hottest journals in a field
Highest impact journals in a field
Leading journals in a field
Related journals in a field
Citation characteristics for a subject category

Subjects: General


LawNet is an online library of Malaysian laws that contains the authoritative text of the Laws of Malaysia. It is a website of PNMB-LawNet, an Internet Division of Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (PNMB), catered for practising lawyers, legal advisors, academicians, law students as well as people who have a daily need to refer to Malaysian laws.

Subjects: Law

LexisNexis® Academic

LexisNexis® Academic provides full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, financial, legal, medical, and general reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.
Contents: Full text documents

Subjects: Economics, General, Law, Medical

LexisNexis® Total Research System

LexisNexis® Total Research System is an integrated search service that applies the precision of LexisNexis searching capabilities and the exclusive authority of Shepard?s® to existing internal pleadings, depositions, memos, deal documents and motions together with cases and codes, news and business sources, and analytical content all through the familiar® user interface.
Contents: Full text documents

Subjects: Law

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Total Access Collection

This is a complete collection of over 200 journals that cater to the intensive medical information needs. It brings LWW's highly respected titles, from essential core journals to specialized resources in such areas as nursing and bioscience. LWW Total Access Collection is accessible via YourJournals@Ovid.
Contents: Full text journals

Subjects: Medical

LISA : Library and Information Science Abstracts

LISA : Library and Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. LISA currently abstracts over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.

Subjects: General, Information & Communication Technology

Malaysian Legal Alert

Malaysian Legal Alert or MLA is a comprehensive weekly electronic alert service on Malaysian legal developments. MLA monitors and gathers information from over 150 local and foreign sources, all major legal developments in Malaysia (in summary form) including cases, legislation, guidelines and updates from regulatory bodies, news, events, books, journals, articles, resources, products and services. For selected items, MLA provides access, via hyperlink, to the full text of the original document.
Access: Log-in password

Subjects: Law

MASTICLink : Online Science & Technology Database

MASTICLink holds the largest single source of information available in Malaysia on local S&T human resource, research projects, and facilities and equipment. The information is provided by individuals and organisations from various government agencies, institutes of higher learning and research institutes.
Access: Log-in password required

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, Medical, Science


A service in healthcare and medical science publishing, MD Consult operates a family of electronic information resources that meet the clinical content needs of physicians and other health care professionals.
Contents: Full text of selected journal articles, clinics, books, news, etc.

Subjects: Medical, Science

Micromedex 2.0

MICROMEDEX provides a comprehensive healthcare information. In over 9.000 facilities and more than 90 countries the bases are relied upon to prove current, accurate information on drugs, diseases, toxicology alternative medicine and patient education. MICROMEDEX meets the specific needs of the healthcare industry by delivering information through a variety solutions including intranet, internet, handled devices, and point-of-care integration. Selected MICROMEDEX database: DRUGDEX , POISINDEX System, DRUG-REAX System and Kinetidex System ((CD-ROM) version).

Subjects: General, Human Science, Medical, Science

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online

This database presents each month current economic statistics for most of the countries and areas of the world. In addition, a selection of tables that are updated less frequently than the regular monthly tables, is included. These tables present annual and/or quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments. MBS Online presents the full content of the most recent issue and is available at least three weeks in advance of the printed version.
Access: Log-in password required

Subjects: General

Mosby's Nursing Consult

Mosby's Nursing Consult offers a single destination for the busy nurse. Easily search to seamlessly find information very quickly.

Subjects: Medical, Science

Mosby's Nursing Skills

Mosby?s Nursing Skills is an online skills and procedures reference system from Elsevier, publisher for Mosby and Saunders, the world leader in nursing information With online functionality that requires no manual, upgrades or institutional system integrations, Mosby?s Nursing Skills offers the most comprehensive combination of skills and multimedia content available. Over 830 skills from leading reference works in nursing are available.

Subjects: Medical, Science

News & Image Banks

NIB or News & Image Bank is an online newspaper archival service, which offers archived news articles, photographs, and PDF copies of newspapers published by The New Straits Time Press (M) Berhad, NSTP. The newspapers archived in NIB are: New Straits Times (including Life & Time, Streets, Learning Curve, Niexter, Supplements, Property, Tech & U), New Sunday Times, Business Times, Berita Harian, Berita Minggu, Harian Metro, Harian Ahad, Sunday Mai, Malay Mail & Weekend Mail.
Access: Log-in password required

Subjects: General

Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS)

ODS is a system for storing and retrieving United Nations documents. It comprises of the full text of United Nations parliamentary documents (including resolutions and decisions) issued at United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations Office in Geneva since 1993 as well as at the United Nations Office in Vienna since 1997. Older UN documents are added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.

Subjects: General


PapersInvited is a multidisciplinary alerting service for calls for papers for upcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals. It is designed for researchers - primarily graduates and faculty, as well as researchers in corporations and government departments. It is especially useful for academics that are looking to present their work and ultimately get it published in the subsequent conference proceedings. PapersInvited is also relevant for undergraduates and includes a section specifically on student competitions and awards.

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, General, Human Science, Information & Communication Technology, Language, Law, Medical, Science

Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA)

PROLA is an archive of online copy of Physical Review back to 1893, Physical Review Letters back to 1958, and Reviews of Modern Physics back to 1929. The majority of the collection consists of scanned images of the printed journals available as either GIF images or as PDF files.

Subjects: Engineering, Science

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Fulltext

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Fulltext represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities in North America and from around the globe. The database includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S.dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. The full text of more than 1.9 million of these titles is available in paper, microform, and electronic (if subscription allows) formats. Institutional subscribers to ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Full-Text receive online access to the complete file of dissertations in digital format starting with titles published from 1997 forward.

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Human Science, Information & Communication Technology, Language, Law, Medical, Science

ProQuest Education Journals

ProQuest Education Journals gives users access to over 700 top educational publications, including nearly 600 of the titles in full text. Image articles include all the charts, tables, diagrams, and other graphical elements often used to enhance the editorial value of articles that focus on education topics. ProQuest Education Journals covers not only the literature on primary, secondary, and higher education but also special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.

Subjects: Education

ProQuest Health & Medical Complete

ProQuest Health & Medical Complete has over 1,050 publications with more than 650 available in full text and of these, over 450 include MEDLINE® indexing. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others. The database includes all charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to medical research.

Subjects: Human Science, Medical, Science

ProQuest Social Science Journals

ProQuest Social Science Journals provides access to a variety of scientific journals. The database includes over 480 titles, with more than 260 available in full text. It provides information on hundreds of topics, including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, international relations, etc.
Contents: Full text journals and articles

Subjects: Economics, Education, General, Human Science


PsycARTICLES is a source of searchable full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 40,000 articles from 56 journals - 45 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1985 to present.
Contents: Full text articles

Subjects: Education, Human Science, Medical


PsycINFO, from the American Psychological Association (APA), contains more than 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from nearly 2,000 periodicals in more than 25 languages.
Contents: Citations and summaries of resources

Subjects: Education, Human Science, Medical


ScienceDirect contains science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Full text are for the print counterpart of journal titles subscribed by IIUM Library plus some others acquired on complimentary. Apart from online reference works, handbooks and book series, ScienceDirect offers journal collection (non-full text) of over 2,000 titles. In addition, the Backfiles program offers the ability to search a historical archive of over 6.75 million articles directly from your desktop, back to Volume 1, Issue 1. The collections contain 4 million articles prior to 1995, and 2.75 million articles from after 1994.

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Economics, Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, Language, Medical, Science


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It's designed to find the information scientists need. It offers :15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers, over 1000 Open Access journals, 500 conference proceedings, over 600 trade publications, 33 million abstracts, results from 386 million scientific web pages, 21 million patent records from 5 patent offices, links to full-text articles and other library resources. Scopus also includes the historical material published by American Chemical Society (back to 1879), the Springer archive (back to 1869) and is loading the archives of Elsevier (back to 1823), Institute of Physics (back to 1874), American Physical Society (back to 1893), American Institute of Physics (back to 1939), Royal Society of Chemistry (back to 1841), the journal Nature and 100% coverage of Medline

Subjects: General, Human Science, Medical, Science


SpringerLINK Online Journals is an electronic journal data source from Springer (includes Kluwer) in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities and economics etc.

Subjects: Human Science, Information & Communication Technology, Medical, Science aka Ulrich's Periodicals Directory provides serials information published worldwide, like bibliographic data and current price, on more than 240,000 regularly and irregularly published magazines, newspapers, e-journals, newsletters, monographic series, and their publishers.

Subjects: Architecture & Environmental Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, General, Human Science, Information & Communication Technology, Language, Law, Medical, Science

United Nations Treaty Collection

This is a collection of treaties and subsequent treaty actions registered with and published

Subjects: General, Law


UpToDate is a comprehensive evidence-based clinical information resource available to clinicians on the Internet, personal computer and PDA. It is designed to get clinicians the concise, practical answers they need when they need them the most - at the point of care. The topic reviews are written exclusively for UpToDate by clinicians for clinicians - nearly 3,000 clinicians serve as authors. The contents are comprehensive yet concise and it's fully referenced.
Access: IP authenticated i.e. log-in through the IIUM library webpage.
Contents: Fulltext articles, topic reviews and evidence-based clinical information resources
Subjects: Allied Health, Dental,Medical,Nursing,Pharmacy

Subjects: Medical

Westlaw International

Westlaw International is an online research tool for the international legal community. Westlaw International enables legal professionals to retrieve cases, statutes, and other documents from Thomson Legal & Regulatory 's library of legal, news, and business materials.

Subjects: Law

Wiley Online Library

Contents: Full-text journals, e-books, protocols and references (subscribed titles only).
Subjects: Business, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Life Sciences,Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine & Nursing, Physics & Astronomy, Polymers & Materials Science
List of subscribed journals Click here!

Subjects: Medical, Science


YourJournals@Ovid is a subset of the larger Journals@Ovid database that is limited to only the journals to which IIUM Library subscribes. It contains the full text and graphics of every full text journal subscribed. Every Journals@Ovid subscriber gets access to all of the tables of contents, bibliographic citations, abstracts, and references in the entire database.

Subjects: Medical