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ACM Digital Library  (D|S)

Type: Article
Subject: Computer Science
Language: English
Description: ACM Digital Library is the world’s most comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic literature covering computing and information technology.

American Society of Plant Biologists

Type: Article
Subject: Plant Biology
Language: English
Description: Two subscribed journals with scholarly recognition: Plant Physiology and Plant Cell. One new open access Plant Direct.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (Trial) (Hosted by: ProQuest | EBSCO)

Type: Article
Subject: Architectural
Language: English
Description: It 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.

arXiv.org (D|O)

Type: Article
Subject: Business | Economics | STEM
Language: English
Description: Open access collection contains over one million e-prints in business finance, statistics, quantitative biology, physics, and other STEM fields.

Association Unlimited (S)

Type: Encyclopedia
Subject: N/A
Language: English
Description: A source of information about associations, professional societies, and organizations.

Botanical Society of America

Type: Article
Subject: Plant Biology
Language: English
Description: One subscribed journals with scholarly recognition: American Journal of Botany.  One open access journal Applications in Plant. One informal communication published three times a year Plant Science Bulletin.

Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) (O)

Type: Encyclopedia
Subject: Biology
Language: English
Description: The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life.

Business Expert Press (BEP) (D|S)

Type: eBook
Subject: Business
Language: English
Description: A collection of academic and practical ebooks that cover various topics in the business fields including accounting, finance, information system, marketing, and supply-chain management, etc.

Business Insights: Global (D|S)

Type: Article | Case Study | Report
Subject: Business | Economics
Language: English
Description: A database with access to comprehensive learning materials, including company profiles, investment and brokerage reports, SWOT reports, case studies, and research articles.

CNKI Journal – 中国知网 (S)

Type: Article
Subject: General
Language: English | 中文
Description: The database is the largest and continuously updated Chinese journal database in the world and provides access to full text articles in most fields of business, natural science, engineering technology, agriculture, philosophy, medicine, humanities and social sciences, etc.

CollegeOpenTextbooks.org (O)

Type: General
Subject: General
Language: English
Subscription: Course tool that is in the public domain or has been open-licensed by the copyright holder to permit re-use without asking permission.

CS-MAR (S)

Type: Data | Report | Statement
Subject: Business | Economics
Language: English | 中文
Description: WKU subscribes to two databases: China listed non-state-owned enterprise database and China listed firm’s corporate social responsibility research database.

Digital Loeb Classical Library (D|S)

Type: eBook
Subject: Classic Literature | Greek & Latin Literature
Language: English
Description: More than 520 and still growing volumes of the Greek and Latin classical heritage in the database are represented with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations.

Directory of Open access Books (DOAB) (O)

Type: eBooks
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: DOAB is a service of OAPEN Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague. DOAB is being developed in close cooperation with Lars Bjørnshauge and Salam Baker Shanawa (director of SemperTool), who were also responsible for the development of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). SemperTool develops and maintains DOAB system.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (O)

Type: Article
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

EBSCO eBook Collection (D|S)

Type: eBook
Subject: Arts & Humanities | Business | Economics | Social Science | STEM
Language: English
Description: A collection of ebooks that covers various topics in the fields of business, economics, humanities, social science, and STEM.

EBSCO EconLit (D|S)

Type: Article
Subject: Business | Economics
Language: English
Description: The database offers full text for hundreds of scholarly journals including the American Economic Association journals with no embargo. It provides links to full text articles in all fields of economics.

Emerald eBooks Collection (D|S)

Type: eBook
Subject: Business Management & Economics | Social Sciences
Language: English
Description: Emerald eBooks Collection features high impact and topical research bringing together over 2,000 books in two key fields, Business Management & Economics and Social Sciences.

Emerald eCase Collection (D|S)

Type: Case Study
Subject: Business
Language: English
Description: The collection contains over 1,500 real-world case studies on a wide range of industries and disciplines from international business schools.

Emerald eJournal (D|O|S)

Type: Article
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: The collection covers more than 300 scholarly journals in varieties of subjects in the fields of business, education, management, social science, Engineering, and Computer Science; it also contains open access ebooks and journals.

Europeana Collections (O)

Type: General
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: Europeana Collections provides access to over 50 million digitised items – books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for. It dedicated thematic collections on art, fashion, music, photography and World War I contain galleries, blogs and exhibitions to inform and inspire.

HathiTrust Digital Library (O)

Type: Archive | Article | eBook | Picture | Report
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and access platform providing access to over 10 million volumes of valuable digital resources, including books, archival materials, and articles. Please note that full-text access is provided for reading only, not downloading.

IGI Global Journal & Database (D|S)

Type: Article | eBook | Encyclopedia
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: The database provides valuable resources, e.g. journal articles, encyclopedia, technical reports, etc., in all kinds of subjects. 

JSTOR (D|O|S)

Type: Article | eBook
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: JSTOR database offers more than 60,000 ebooks through DDA model; it also contains open access books and journals. (Note: If you turn-off VPN and load the JSTOR home page again, but still get Kean U. in the top, you must remove the JSTOR cookie from your browser. If you want a demonstration of removing a JSTOR cookie from Chrome, please contact the Library.)

Literature Criticism Online (D|S)

Type: Article | eBook | Encyclopedia
Subject: English Literature
Language: English
Description: The collection contains scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals.

Medical Heritage Library (O)

Type: Encyclopedia
Subject: Medicine
Language: English
Description: The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is an online research, education, and digitization collaborative that provides the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and to strengthen understanding of the world in which we live.

National Academies Press (NAP) (O)

Type: Article | eBook
Subject: Sciences | Engineering | Medicine
Language: English
Description: The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation (NDLTD) (O)

Type: Thesis | Dissertation
Subject: General
Language: All
Description: The digital library archives over five million electronic theses and dissertations around the world.

NRC Research Press – Online Journals (A Division of Canadian Science Publishing) (D|S)

Type: Article
Subject: Science | Engineering
Language: English
Description: The NRC Research Press journals are Canadian Science Publishing’s flagship suite of award-winning international publications. The journals cover a broad range of scientific disciplines and feature more than 2000 articles each year published on a state-of-the-art electronic platform.

Open Access These & Dissertations (OATD) (O)

Type: Dissertation | Thesis
Subject: General
Language: All
Description: The open access collection harvests metadata of open access graduate theses and dissertations from over 1,100 colleges, universities, and research institutions around the world.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (D|S)

Type: Article | Audio | Statistical Data | Video | Websites
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: The database provides valuable resources, e.g. viewpoints, news articles, journal articles, interview videos, etc., on hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana.

PQDT Open (D|O)

Type: Dissertation | Thesis
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: PQDT(Proquest Dissertations and Theses) Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

Proquest Academic Complete (D|S)

Type: eBook
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: A collection of scholarly ebooks (over 140,000 titles) from leading publishers, covering key academic subject areas, including Business, Health Science, Humanities, Social Science, and STEM.

PubMed Central (PMC) (D|O)

Type: Article
Subject: Biomedical & Life Sciences
Language: English
Description: A free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine.

SpringerOpen (D|O) 

Type:  Journal | Book
Subject: Science | Technology | Medicine | Humanities | Social Sciences 
Language: English 
Description: The SpringerOpen portfolio has grown tremendously since its launch in 2010, so that we now offer researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals and books.  

Taylor & Francis Science & Technology Journals (D|S)

Type: Journal
Subject: Biological, earth & environmental food science  | Chemistry  | Engineering computing & technology  | Physics  | Mathematics & statistics
Language: English
Description: Up to now Taylor & Francis Science & Technology journals have more than 540 peer-reviewed high-quality journals and almost 80% of journals were included in Web of Science.

Times Digital Archives, 1785-1985 (D|S)

Type: Newspaper
Subject: N/A
Language: English
Description: It is a complete digital edition of The Times (London).

Type: Archive | Article | Book | Picture | Report
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: UNESDOC is the repository of UNESCO’s institutional memory and a source of high-quality information on UNESCO activities (in education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information), with more than 350,000 titles dating back to 1945.

Westlaw Next (D|S)

Type: Law Materials
Subject: Business  | Economics  | Law
Language: English
Description: It covers international law materials and provides access to the most comprehensive collection of legal information.

Wiley Online Journals (Trial) (D)

Type: Journal
Subject: Science & Technology | Social Sciences & Humanities
Language: English
Description: Wiley Online Journals includes 1,028 scholarly journals of Science & Technology Collection and Social Sciences & Humanities Collection tracing back to 1997. The collections of online Journals covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

World Digital Library (WDL) (O)

Type: General
Subject: General
Language: English | 中文
DescriptionThe World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

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