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enlightenedAcademic Databases

An academic database refers to a repository of extensive academic data, research outcomes, and related literature. These databases typically encompass scholarly journals, conference papers, theses, professional reports, books, etc., covering a wide array of disciplinary studies. Academic databases offer a convenient and efficient means for researchers, students, and other professionals to search for and access the latest and most relevant information pertaining to their research domains.

enlightenedHow to Search Academic Databases ?

You can follow these steps:

  1. Identify your needs: Understand the topic or research area you want to query.
  2. Choose appropriate databases: Based on your topic or field, select one or more relevant academic databases. Some databases are single-discipline, while others are interdisciplinary. Commonly used academic databases include EBOCOhost, ProQuest, JSTOR, etc.
  3. Access the database website: Click on the database name to access the academic databases purchased by the institution.
  4. Conduct keyword searches: In the database's search bar, enter keywords, phrases, or topics relevant to your research.
  5. Review abstracts for filtering: In the search results, use abstracts to select literature for reading.
  6. Download full texts: Within the campus domain, you can download electronic full texts for further reading.

enlightenedBefore you begin...

  • The following electronic resources must be accessed within the campus domain, such as connecting to the USC's Wi-Fi or visiting a computer lab, in order to download the full text for free.
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  • When accessing the database, try to switch to your preferred language first. Usually, there are plenty of language options available.
  • If you need to query two or more databases that happen to belong to the same platform, you can select multiple databases at once on the retrieval page under "Change Databases" or "Choose Database" options, enabling a comprehensive search in one go.
  • Note: Please abide by the copyright law when using electronic resources, and users who violate it should take full responsibility.

Core Databases


yes ABI/INFORM Collection  subj.:business﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

yesAcademic Search Premier (ASP) subj.:multi-disciplinary﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞[Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

This multi-disciplinary database provides active full text for more than 3,100 journals, including active full text for nearly 2,750 peer-reviewed journals.

yesHospitality & Tourism Complete, HTC  subj.:hospitality and tourism﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞[Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

It covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.

yesDDC   subj.:multi-disciplinary full-text dissertations and theses

Digital Dissertations Consortium (DDC) was established in 2001, the consortium consists about 110 members and it's hosted by the Department of information Technology Services, Academia Sinica of Taiwan. Our mission is to help academic institutions obtain the most comprehensive, diverse, and relevant multidisciplinary full-text dissertations and theses in a fair way. Now the DDC members are not only from Taiwan but also from Hong Kong.

yesERIC  ﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞subj.:education  [Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and research. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Content includes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.

yesScienceDirect Online (SDOL)  ﹝platform:ScienceDirect﹞ subj.:multi-disciplinary  [Advanced Search]  [More Tutorials for ScienceDirect]

SDOL provides more than 2,000 electronic journals with full text and bibliographic information including abstracts, covering topics such as agriculture, biology, biochemistry, genes, molecular biology, immunity, microorganisms, chemistry, chemical engineering, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and computers. Science, earth and planetary sciences, engineering, energy, technology, environmental science, materials science, mathematics, physics, astronomy, management, accounting, psychology, business, economics, econometrics, finance, social sciences, arts and humanities, etc.


Other Databases


yesAccounting, Tax & Banking Collection ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

This database contains essential publications for information about the financial services industry, including accounting, tax, banking, and industry trends.This database brings together global scholarly journals with other key resources for access to reliable information in this continuously evolving area of study. Quickly locate precise results from sources ranging from current news to professional and academic journal articles covering the trends and history influencing important accounting, tax, banking, and financial issues of the day.

yesApplied Science & Technology Source  ﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞[Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

Applied Science & Technology Source offers extensive coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines by combining high-quality databases from both EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson. This premier resource offers full text for almost 1,200 journals, citations to millions of articles. The content within Applied Science & Technology Source derives from numerous sources, including leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings.

yesAsian & European Business Collection ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

This database provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe, including academic journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazines. Find information on companies, economies, markets, international trade, and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.

yesBusiness Market Research Collection‎ ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.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; OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance; US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports - covering global industries in depth; and Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries.

yesCanadian Business & Current Affairs Database‎ (CBCA)  ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

It combines full text and indexed content from all four subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). The content comes from a broad range of Canadian sources, with the majority of content in English and hundreds of thousands of full-text articles in French. The resource includes millions of full-text articles and records from 1933 to current, providing an ideal research environment for those interested in Canadian current events, business, science and technology, medical, humanities and the arts, and hundreds of topics.CBCA is updated daily with full-text and bibliographic content.

yesDesign & Applied Arts Index (DAAI)  ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

DAAI is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. An indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners worldwide, DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture. DAAI contains more than 212,000 records, with around 1,200 new records added in each monthly update.

yesThe GQ Archive   ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

The backfile of GQ – one of the longest-running, most influential men's magazines – from its launch in 1931 (as Apparel Arts), with ongoing addition of new issues.The backfile of GQ magazine, from its launch in 1931 (as Apparel Arts) to the present. One of the longest-running, most influential men's magazines, GQ expanded its initial focus on fashion to cover general men’s-interest subjects. The digital archive makes available a wealth of editorial content and photography, providing essential insights into the 20th/21st-century history of fashion, popular culture, masculinity, and society.

yesGreenFILE ﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞[Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,000,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 15,000 records.


Including:Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)、Early English Books Online (EEBO)、Early American Imprints (EAI)、The Making of the Modern World (MOMW)、Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) Collection 1-5 、Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections (CLC)、Oxford Journals Archives (OJA)、Times Digital Archives (TDA)、Springer Online Journal Archives (SOJA)、The Economist Historical Archive(EHA)、Times Literary Supplement Centenary Archive(TLSCA)、The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 (MOML), Trials 1600-1926 (MMLT), U. S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978 (SCRB) 及PAO Collection

yesInCities Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Nature Science & Social Science Collection ﹝platform:Clarivate﹞

InCitesTM Journal Citation Reports®(Perpetual License)

yesJSTOR ﹝platform:JSTOR﹞

 We collaborate with the academic community to help libraries connect students and faculty to vital content while lowering costs and increasing shelf space, provide independent researchers with free and low-cost access to scholarship, and help publishers reach new audiences and preserve their content for future generations. Arts & Sciences I~IV Collection.

yesNature Archive: 1987-1996 

Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.

yesNAXOS Music Library  <only 5 use online>


yesOmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)  ﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞[Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition™ is a full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed.

yesOpenDissertations  ﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞[Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select colleges and universities from around the world. Providing researchers with citations to graduate research across a span of time, from the early 20th century to the present, this database will continue to grow through regular updates and new partnerships with graduate degree-granting institutions.

yes Oxford Music Online 

Grove Music Online is with many new additions coming from two new print volumes: The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd Edition) and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2nd Edition) World Scholars and experts from all over the world are constantly reviewing and updating existing content and actively contributing. In addition to literature, there are also many resources for classroom teaching, including a chronology of major events.

yes Professional Development Collection  ﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞[Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

yesProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I‎ (PQDT) ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day.

yesSociology Database ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

Sociology Database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including relevant titles from related fields such as social policy, social care, social services, social anthropology, gender studies, gerontology, social psychology and population studies. It includes hundreds of full-text scholarly journals, as well as dissertations and other sources.

yesThe Serials Directory ﹝platform:EBSCOHost﹞[Basic Search]    [Advanced Search]   [More about EBSCOhost - Tutorial]

The Serials Directory™ provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. This database contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.

yesThe Vogue Archive ( Vogue magazine (US edition)) ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

The Vogue Archive contains the backfile of Vogue magazine (US edition), spanning the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.* Issues are scanned from cover to cover, with article/page feature pages, advertisements, covers and fold-outs included, with rich indexing enabling users to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

yesWall Street Journal Asia  ﹝platform:ProQuest﹞ [Basic Search]   [Advanced Search]   [More about ProQuest platform training]

Comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available from the world's leading financial newspaper through the ProQuest database.The first issue of The Wall Street Journal was four pages long and sold for two cents. Today, the paper is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.

yes WGSN EDU Program 

WGSN is the world's leading consumer trend forecaster. Our accurate forecasts provide global trend insights, expertly curated data and industry expertise to help our clients understand consumer behaviour and lifestyles, create products with confidence and trade at the right time.