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Databases Newly Subscribed by UM Library: General Subjects, and Law (2008/02/20)

Dear All,

Greetings and welcome to the second semester!

In order to support faculty members and students in their teaching, learning and research, the Library has recently subscribed to a number of databases. The following (a total of 12 databases) mainly cover the areas of general Subjects, and law.

I. General Subjects
A) E-Books

# E-Books on ScienceDirect -- It is affiliated with the existing database ScienceDirect and provides online access to over 130 titles of books mainly for computer science and psychology.

Moreover, some additional e-books have been subscribed for the following collections --
# Gale Virtual Reference Library -- It is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This collection provides access to over 200 titles with more than 100 titles newly added.

# NetLibrary -- It provides access to the digital version of books from a broad range of subject areas such as business, economics, electrical engineering, environment and ecology, ethics, philosophy, political science, and writing guides, etc. This collection is newly added with 133 titles and thus provides access to over 1,200 titles.

B) E-Journals
# Academic OneFile -- It provides peer-reviewed, full text articles from the journals and reference sources with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

# Academic Search Complete -- It provides more than 5,500 full text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals, and also offers indexes and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals.

# General OneFile -- It is a source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, economics, education, health care, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, technology, and many general interest topics. 

# -- It is an authoritative bibliographic database of information about more than 300,000 serials from around the world including academic and scholarly journals, peer-reviewed titles, newspapers and other serials in all subject areas. Access to this database is limited to 5 concurrent users.

II. Law
# Criminal Justice Periodicals -- It is a collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. 

# Westlaw International -- It is an online research service, offering the collection of legal and regulatory information and providing access to case law, legislation, law reviews, treaties, and directories.
Note: Due to the security settings with some Internet browsers, you may need to click the link “Continue to Westlaw International” before use.

# -- It is a searchable database of source documents related to international trade law; with full text reports for WTO and other international organizations.

# 北大法意 --

# 北大法寶 --
注意:先選擇中文法規或(及)英文法規,再按“IP登錄”。 -- It provides English-language version of the subscribed legal and regulatory documents in China. The full text articles of the law journals and other resources are not included.

You may use the links provided in “Databases” on the Library's homepage or directly access their websites via the campus network for your search. Please let us know at if there is any problem encountered in use.

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