APU E-databases

The library subscribes to a range of e-databases across various subject areas that are relevant to our academic programs and research activities. They are available exclusively for APU staff and students, and can be accessed from the campus and remotely using your APKey. E-databases are bound by various licensing arrangements between the service provider and the university. Hence, the accessibility level to the content may differ from one database to another.


Currently, the library is subscribed to the following e-databases. You are encouraged to refer to the guides provided for each database to learn how you can access and make the optimum use of them. You can also contact your school’s liaison librarian or send us a help-desk request if you want to know more about using the databases.

Access Engineering

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


It provides seamless access to authoritative and regularly updated engineering reference information from renowned resources like Perry’s Handbook for Chemical Engineers and Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers. It comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts and delivers information in an interactive format. 

You must create a personal account (‘register’ on the top-right panel) within the database to print, save and organize your searches.

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ACM Digital Library

The full-text collection of all ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) publication includes journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines and newsletters. The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database provides table of contents, abstracts and reviews of papers exclusively on the field of computing.

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APA PsycArticles®

An APA PsycArticles is a must-have for any core collection in the social and behavioral sciences, applied psychology, health, theory, research, providing access to 119 journals, including its flagship publication, American Psychologist®. It boasts about 225,000 full-text, peer-reviewed articles by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. The APA PsycArticles Database is updated bi-weekly, to ensure users are connected to highly cited articles revealing the latest psychological findings. The journals in this database are covered from the first volume published dating back to 1894.

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CLJ Law (Current Law Journal)

As Malaysia’s leading legal information provider, CLJ Law databases contain a vast pool of legal information. The database includes cases, articles, practice notes, legislative forms, precedents, sample agreements, and legislation.

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  • Industrial Law Reports
  • Judgments from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Malaysia (from 1981 to date)
  • Practice Notes and Directions from the Superior Courts from 1945 to date
  • Syariah Reports
EBSCOhost Academic Collection

EBSCOhost Academic Collection offers access close to 210, 000 of multidisciplinary e-books. It is available for download (borrowing) for a limited period of time.


In addition to this, EBSCO recently made the “EBSCO eBooks Open Access Monograph Collection” available for our users. The collection has been curated in collaboration with university presses and scholarly open access publishers such University of Michigan Press, Taylor & Francis and Temple University Press.

You must sign up for a personal My EBSCOhost Account to be able to download e-books. You may not need one if you want to access the book and use the platform’s built-in reader to read the books.

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Emerald Insight

Emerald Insight is a comprehensive database which provides highest quality peer-reviewed research articles in the field of business and management, accounting, human resource etc.


The subscription includes Emerging Market Case Studies, an online collection of peer-reviewed teaching cases focusing on business decision making and management development through key emerging markets. Cases are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies, offering local perspective with global appeal.


Browse over hundreds of full-text e-books from the recently added Emerald Business, Management and Economics eBook Series Collection.

When you are at Emerald Insight main page, click on the “My Product” tab to view the collection list of journals, e-books and case studies that APU library subscribes to. Next to each of the listed collection, you can select the “Details” to open the specific collection. You can then search for materials within that collection directly.

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IEEE Xplore®

IEEE Xplore includes top-ranked journals and technology research that is cited in patents three times more often than any other publisher. With more than 5 million full-text documents, IEEE Xplore is your gateway to more than 30% of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, electronics, and computing. Our subscription includes:


Proceedings Order Plans (POP) Online – Full-text access and unlimited download to over 210,000 conference papers from 100 of IEEE’s most important conference series, backfile to 2017. This includes Computing and Processing conference proceedings.


STEM25 Journals Collection – Full-text access and unlimited download to 25 IEEE periodicals / journals including IEEE Computer Magazine, with complete backfile for individual titles in this collection.

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The ProQuest platform hosts multidisciplinary full-text content containing scholarly journals, books, video & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more. In addition, it also provides you with information management and workflow tools and functionality integrated into the platform, like the ability to cite results in numerous citation styles, save as a PDF or other document formats, save searches, etc.


We subscribe to three major databases listed under ProQuest, namely: ABI/Inform Collection, Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Collection and Business Market Research Collection. ProQuest has also made some open access contents available through their Coronavirus Research database and Publicly Available Content Database.

ABI/INFORM Collection

The most comprehensive database which comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business, and economics periodicals such as the Economist.

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  • Business
  • Economic Conditions
  • Corporate Strategies
  • Finance

Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Collection

The database branches out to three databases which are Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database, Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Index, and Computer Science Database. This resource provides full-text titles and in-depth A & I (Abstracts & Index) coverage from the world’s advanced technologies, aerospace and computing sciences and related disciplines.

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Business Market Research Collection

Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources:

  • Hoover’s Company Profiles – covering 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more.
  • Ox Research – succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance.
  • US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports – covering global industries in depth.
  • Snapshots Series – market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries.

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  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Politics
  • Market Research
SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is a database that concentrates on various aspects of doing research by providing relevant research tools and methods. It comprises of more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books. The database allows you to choose the subject or discipline you belong to and brings you the relevant research resources you would need based on your subject / discipline selection you have made.

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ScienceDirect provides authoritative and full-text publications in scientific and technical fields for research. Navigate across a broad array of high quality journal articles for up-to-date developments impacting your field of study.

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SpringerLink offers access to around 2,000 full-text journal articles and hundreds of open access e-books from multi-disciplinary fields. Most titles are available from 1997 to current.

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UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The UNWTO Elibrary is an information source offering an unparalleled coverage of research and information in the area of tourism. The UNWTO Elibrary contains books, journals and statistical reports by country and by indicator.

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