Electronic Resources

The Electronic Resources provided by the Library includes databases, electronic journals as well as e-books to assist you with your research papers. Most of these titles provide access to full-text articles.

A brief description is provided to help you select which is the best resource for your subject.



Database records normally include an abstract - a short summary of the paper - but not the full text of the article, but increasingly databases incorporate links to the full text where it is available. Documents which are not available locally may be ordered through the Library's Document Delivery service.
For off-campus information, click here

Databases available via EBSCOhost

Academic Search Complete
Business Source Complete
eBook Academic Collection
Education Research Complete
Energy & Power Source Complete
Environment Complete
Regional Business News
Teacher Reference Center
Connection: On-Campus | Off-Campus (University log-in required)
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ABI Inform Complete

Includes important full-text scholarly journals and sought-after titles from the business press as well as key trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.
Connection: On-Campus | Off-campus


eJournals 175
This database provides full-text of articles from 175 ejournals covering management, marketing, business, finance, and engineering.
Click here to direct link to specific ejournal titles.
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NOTE: Choose a specific tutorial, then click the flag icon of desired language
Emerging Market Case Studies
This collection includes peer-reviewed case studies focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets.
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NOTE: Choose a specific tutorial, then click the flag icon of desired language

International Construction Law Review Journal

ICLR journal is the leading authority on construction law, with each issues examining important developments worldwide.
Print edition will be available soon in the Library.
Connection: Requires specific username and password. To access login details, click here.
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OSIRIS provides financials, ownership, news, ratings, earnings and stock data for the world's publicly quoted companies, including banks and insurance firms from over 130 countries.
Connection: On-Campus access (Two concurrent users only) | For off-campus access, contact Library desk.


OxfordDictionaries.com focuses on current English and includes all the main current meanings and uses of words, gathered by analysing and monitoring data from the Oxford Corpus. It’s based on our long history of creating the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionaries, and includes many thousands of new words in regular updates.
Connection: On-Campus access

Passport (Euromonitor International)

Passport is an online market research database used by the world’s top universities, graduate schools and Fortune 500companies to understand the global business environment in a time of rapid change and increased globalization. It features millions of statistics and in-depth reports on 28 industries across 80 markets worldwide, with demographic, macro-and socio-economic data and analysis on consumers and economies in 210 countries.
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ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global

A collection of 3.8 million graduate works including dissertations and thesis, with 1.7 million in full text.
Connection: On-Campus | Off-campus

Sage Journals

The Sage Humanities and Social Sciences package includes full-text access to 526 journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Connection: On-campus | Off-campus | View User Guide (PDF) | View Tutorial

Science Direct Freedom Collection

The Science Direct Freedom Collection contains over 3,800 journals on a high quality articles from Elsevier on different subject collection.
Connection: On-campus | Off-campus

Taylor & Francis Humanities & Social Sciences Collection

Covers current content from over 1,200 peer reviewed academic journals and a back file dated from 1997.
Connection: On-campus | Off-campus

Technology Collection

A multidisciplinary content collection of scholarly and technical material covering advanced technologies, engineering, material sciences, computer sciences and related disciplines. Faculty, graduate, and post-graduate students will find comprehensive coverage from thousands of full-text titles including peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, books/monographs, conference proceedings, reports, newswires, video material, and much more.
Connection: On-Campus | Off-campus

Westlaw Gulf

Over 23,000 laws from across the UAE and 3,000* laws from Qatar. All titles are all searchable in English with links to the PDF of the original Arabic law. View Tutorial
Connection: On-Campus | Off-Campus (Individual username and password required)

Westlaw UK

Over 400,000 case reports and other statutory materials dating back 1220 including over 110 journals and access to abstracts of every article in every English-language legal journal in Europe via the Legal Journals Index.
Connection: Off-campus | View Tutorial

Note: Access to your UK partner universities is not associated with BUiD e-resources. Please go directly to their Virtual Learning Environment.





This service provides access to a selection of e-books listed on the e-catalogue.
Connection: Off-Campus (University log-in required)

  Electronic Thesis & Dissertation

This service will provide you access to BUiD theses and dissertations. Access to this database is allowed to registered BUiD users only.

Click here to access.


Open Access


  Springer Open Access

Fully Open Access Journals


Directory of Open Access Journals.


Book boon offers free e-books and textbooks. Topics include economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.

  The British Council Directory

The British Council Directory of UK ELT Research has been compiled by a team led by Dr Richard Smith at the University of Warwick over two phases of data collection (for 2005-08 research and 2009-10 research). The Directory database now comprises over 1,750 entries, from 66 contributing departments or institutions.

  PKP Open Journal System

Open Journal System offers free service developed by the Public Knowledge Project



Disclaimer: *The University is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.