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Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
AccessEngineering
Provides electronic access to over 280 books in the major areas of engineering such as: biomedical, chemical, civil, communications, construction, electrical, energy, environmental, green/sustainable, industrial, material science, mechanical, nanotechnology, and optical engineering.
AccessMedicine
Full text, graphics, images and illustrations of the most recent editions of medical reference books from McGraw-Hill, including access to USMLEasy, an online testing service to help prepare students for Step 1 and Step 2 USMLE exams.
AccessScience
Science reference materials with access to all the articles, fully illustrated, from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, and the latest Science News headlines, biographies, and more. Containing full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications, including more than 3,100 peer-reviewed publications.
AccessSurgery
Is an integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around the ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) mandate for a Core Curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context.
Advanced Placement Source
Designed to meet the extensive needs of high school students enrolled in various AP courses, Advanced Placement Source™ offers a world of knowledge for students who seek to achieve academic excellence.
ALA E-Book Collection
Provides electronic access to over 150 books in the field of library and information studies in all types of libraries, functions and specializations; in subject areas such as Academic Libraries, Automation, Bookmobiles, Censorship, Children’s Library Services, Ethics.......
An-Nahar Newspaper Archives
ANAIS (An-Nahar Archives and Information System) gives you access An-Nahar Newspaper archives from 1984 to present (with 2 months delay).
  1. Open an individual account by clicking on "new subscriber" and fill in the required information.
  2. Your username will be automatically generated.
  3. Carry out your search and locate the required article.
  4. Request the full-text article needed through the Serials Department - Issam Fares Library Learning Center.
Annual Reviews
Analytic reviews in 32 disciplines within the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.
Art Source
Is a bibliographic database providing full text for an international array of peer-selected publications (since 1997), covering the visual arts and related subjects. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.
ASTM Digital Library
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Standards and Engineering Digital Library includes online access to all standards, journals, books, manuals and symposia papers published by ASTM. The standards cover a broad range of engineering disciplines (aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering). Standards are searchable by keyword or standard number.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Provides information on topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. Coverage areas include: Bible, archaeology, and antiquities; human culture and society; church history, missions, and ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; and theology, philosophy, and ethics. Languages covered: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and other. The records include: journal article records, essay records from multi-author works, and book reviews.


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BMJ Journals
A broad range of medical specialties and more than 20 titles
Brill Dictionary of Religion
A comprehensive multi-media reference source covering the different theologies and doctrinal declarations of official institutionalized religions as well as a multiplicity of other religious phenomena, and gives equal consideration to other religious phenomena and practices as well.
Brill Middle East & Islamic Studies Journals Online
A collection of 25 online journals published by BRILL Publishers, covering the following subjects: Islamic law, architecture, history, civilization, literatures and languages, Arabic calligraphy, Qur’anic and Hadith studies, Sufism, studies of modern Islam, women and gender issues, Abbasid Caliphate, and Middle Eastern -Western dialogue. Access is available from 2000 to present.
Business Source Complete
Provides full text for nearly 3,300 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than 1000 peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 300 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922.


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Cairn Revues
A comprehensive database of French periodicals published in France and Belgium. The collection includes journals in the fields of history, literature and linguistics, psychology, sociology, political science, education, and economics.
Cambridge Journals Online
Provides online access to 220+ peer-reviewed journals from Cambridge University Press (CUP) published in collaboration with leading societies. Subject coverage includes science and technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences.
Chemical Sciences Article Repository
Chemistry specific repository through which users can access the Royal Society of Chemistry's open access articles and integrated data in a single place
Choice Reviews Online
(the internet version of the monthly print magazine, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries). Directed toward academic librarians and faculty as a resource for collection development and scholarly research. It covers more than 50 sub-disciplines spanning the humanities, science and technology, and the social and behavioral sciences from 1988 to present.
ClinicalKey
An online search tool designed to provide answers to clinical questions. ClinicalKey combines MDConsult, FirstConsult, and Procedures Consult into one complete clinical information tool covering every medical and surgical specialty. It includes journals, books, practice guidelines, patient education, drug information and MEDLINE citations and abstracts from PubMed. ClinicalKey pulls the latest abstracts and information daily, so searches provide the most current information on a given topic.
Columbia Gazetteer of the World - Online 
Geographical places and features.
Columbia International Affairs - Online (CIAO)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.
Credo Reference
an online collection of over 500 high-quality reference books: encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and books of quotations, as well as subject-specific titles covering a range of subject matters, such as art, business, literature, and science. It includes Almanacs, Biography and Genealogy, Dictionaries and Thesauri, Encyclopedias, Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers, Multi-Subject material, Quotations, Speeches and Transcripts and Statistics and Datasets.
Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL with Full-Text)
A comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 580 journals indexed in CINAHL with full-text coverage dating back to 1981.


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ebrary (see ProQuest Ebook Central)
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection
Multi-disciplinary collection contains over 120,000 eBooks titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter from various leading publishers.
Education Research Complete
Collection of full-text education resources; around 1,400 journals and more than 500 books.
Emerald eJournals Online
A multi-disciplinary database that provides online access to all the journals published by Emerald Publishing. Subject coverage includes engineering, general management, human resources, marketing, information management, library and information services, applied science, technology and education...
Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS)
Peer-reviewed cases published by Emerald and dealing with decision-making and managerial development in emerging market regions of Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East offering local perspectives with global appeal. EEMCS includes subjects such as international business, entrepreneurship, account, finance and tourism.
These are teaching cases which aim to solve business problems, and offer practical application to real scenarios and encourage critical thinking.
Faculty members access to teaching notes: please email serials@balamand.edu.lb
Encyclopedia of Bioethics
3rd ed., 5v, 2004
Ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Suitable for general reference and research. It consists of the online equivalent of the printed Encyclopedia as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Book of the Year, World Atlas and links to websites selected by Britannica editors. Besides topical articles, it includes maps, photos, illustrations, videos, and multimedia clips.
Encyclopedia of Christianity online
A comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia presenting the history and current state of the Christian faith in its rich spiritual and theological diversity around the world.
The encyclopedia describes Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context, taking into account other religions and philosophies. It includes all 5 volumes of the print edition of 1999-2008.
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information
3v, 2002
Spectrum of communication, from careers to information technologies.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
3v, 2003
Food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines
Encyclopedia of Islam
“…[it is] an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live. It embraces articles on distinguished Muslims of every age and land, on tribes and dynasties, on the crafts and sciences, on political and religious institutions, on the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities.” [Publisher’s site]
Encyclopedia of Population
2v, 2003
Demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines, includes: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries; low fertility rates and problems of old-age support.
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion
2v, 2003
Interactions, contradictions, and tensions between science and religion: historically and in contemporary life.
Encyclopédie Universalis
French online encyclopedia. Access to 33000 encyclopedia articles, 2400 illustrations, 6700 authors, 520 videos and 800 minutes of sound and music.
Environmental Encyclopedia
3rd ed., 2v, 2003
In-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues.
ERIC
Provides a database of journal and non-journal education literature for K-12 teachers, school administrators, education faculty, school psychologists and education students. This database contains more than 1.3 million citations and more than 323,000 full-text documents going back to 1966. More than 110,000 full-text non-journal documents (from years 1993-present) are included in the database.


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Forbes Digital Archives
Contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive of Forbes, beginning with its first issue in 1917 and ending in December 2000.


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Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce
2v, 2002
World of Internet commerce and the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community.
Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
5v, 2002
Topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases ..., as well as the roles of all major health professionals.
Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
2nd ed., 2001
Spectrum of psychology, including notable people, theories and terms, landmark case studies and experiments.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Access to a variety of Thomson Gale reference material.
Google Scholar
Google Scholar for scholarly materials such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available freely across the web.
Getting full text on campus via Google Scholar:
If University of Balamand has a subscription to the content, you will automatically see a "Full-Text @UOB Library" link that will connect you to the full text.
GreenFILE
A research database of scholarly general interest titles, as well as government document reports, focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond; offering a perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.
Grove Art Online


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IEL: IEEE/IEE Electronic Library
Archives of publications (journals, conference proceedings, and IEEE/IEE Standards) from 1988
Index Islamicus
An index of international literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world from 1906 to present. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. It is produced by the Islamic Bibliography Unit at Cambridge University Library.
International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers
4th ed., 4v, 2000
Legendary films, actors, actresses, directors, writers, and other production artists: detailed essays and commentary by experts.


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JSTOR
is a journal archive which holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. New titles and disciplines are being added regularly. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, the so-called "moving wall" between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.


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Knovel
A searchable database of full-text books, references, handbooks and data sets in engineering and technology from over 50 international publishers and professional societies through one single interface. Subjects covered are:
1. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
2. Civil Engineering and Construction materials
3. Computer Hardware Engineering
4. Electrical and Power Engineering
5. General Engineering and Engineering Management
6. Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering
7. Electronics and Semiconductors.


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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Bibliographic database on subjects such as librarianship and information management and more.
Literary Reference Center Plus
A full text database that combines information from major reference works, books, and literary journals.
This resource includes plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; literary criticism articles; author biographies; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; author interviews; and images of key literary figures.
Lippincott's Advisor
Lippincott's Nursing Advisor Evidence-based online is a reference at the point of care database. Includes diagnosis/treatment tools, care planning, patient teaching and quality and safety initiatives.
Lippincott's Procedures
Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills provide detailed descriptions of procedures that allow users to identify the procedure they need quickly and easily. Each entry provides complete instructions, preparation guidelines, implementation steps, special considerations, documentation, and references. Video clips are included to clarify complex procedures. Faculty members can have a procedure's test or skills checklist evaluation assigned to assess their students.


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Medline
Bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 medical and biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries.
MLA Directory of Periodicals
Contains information on over 6,000 journals and book series that fall within the scope of the MLA International Bibliography. Entries list editorial addresses, contact info, frequency of publication, descriptions of scope, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, links to online content, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on the number of articles and book reviews published each year, as well as how many are submitted.
MLA International Bibliography
Produced by the Modern Language Association of America, and consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, modern language, linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts. It provides access to scholarly research journals, monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and dissertations.


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Nature
UOB libraries subscribe to Nature journal only.
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
Publishes latest medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.
Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus provides coverage of national and international news from U.S. and international newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts.
Newswires
Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.


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OVID Journals: Search and/or Browse
all 2793 journals available through OVID.
Oxford Art Online
Provides access to Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Includes image partnerships with ARTstor, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Images for College Teaching, Art Resource, Artists Rights Society and numerous international art galleries and artists.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the history, development and changes in the English language over the last 1000 years.
It covers words from across the English-speaking world and offers a guide to the definition, date of originality, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.
Updated Quarterly.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.
Oxford Journals Online
Multidisciplinary academic journals from Oxford University Press (OUP) covering a broad range of subject areas such as life sciences, mathematics & physical sciences, medicine, social sciences, and humanities.
Oxford Reference Online
More than 100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books.


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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems from American and English authors, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements, and techniques with audio recordings, videos and teaching guides.
Points of View Reference Center
A balance of materials from all viewpoints designed to provide students with series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. The Guide to Critical Analysis enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.
Project MUSE
A joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library; provides full-text articles of 500+ scholarly journals from more than 120 publishers in the field of humanities, social sciences and arts.
Disciplines covered: literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Proquest Central
Multidisciplinary full-text database which provides access to more than 15,000 publications. Covers current and international content in over 160 subject areas such as: business and economics; medical and health; news and world affairs; science; education; technology; humanities; social sciences; psychology; literature; law; and, women's studies.
PQ Central is composed of a number of individual databases that can be searched individually or collectively, including ABI/INFORM global; ABI/INFORM trade & industry.
Proquest Dissertation & Theses
Bibliographic information for doctoral dissertations and master's theses of authors from over 1,000 U.S. graduate schools and universities since 1861. You can order dissertations directly online with your credit card.
ProQuest Ebook Central
A database with thousands of full-text digital books. The electronic books collection covers a broad scope of subject areas from over 200 leading academic publishers.
Note: by creating a personal account, you may download ebooks to your computer or portable device in PDF format. Download a chapter or limited number of pages to a permanent file, or download the whole book for a limited period of time (Adobe Digital Editions is needed).
PsycARTICLES
A full-text database of journals published by APA and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality, and more.
Pubmed@UOB
Pubmed is provided by the US National Library of Medicine and it gives access to Medline, the database of indexed citations and abstracts to medical, nursing and allied health journal articles. Pubmed@UOB allows to link directly from Pubmed to the UOB Libraries full-text online collection.


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Qur'ãnic Studies Online
Qur'ãnic Studies Online is a set of three encyclopedic dictionaries (Dictionary of Qur'ãnic Usage, Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ãn, Qur'ãn Concordance) of Qur'ãnic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history.


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Regional Business News
This database provides full text coverage for business publications; it incorporates coverage of business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students 4v, 2004
Renaissance-era topics: world history, art, literature, economics, and science.


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SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (The)
It is a two-volume series which deal with different areas of action research. Topics covered include: biographies of well-respected action researchers, concepts, epistemologies, ethics, methodologies, organizations and movements, and theories.
Sage Premier
Provides access to more than 500 high-quality scholarly full text journals from the first issue of 1999 onward. Coverage is strong in the fields of communication studies, criminology, education, health sciences, management & organization studies, materials science, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies.
ScienceDirect
Provides full text access to Elsevier ScienceDirect "Freedom Collection," approximately 2240 Elsevier titles from 1995-present.
Science Magazine Online
Access to an archive (1997 to present) of recent articles from one of the best known a peer-reviewed journals for scientific news, commentary and cutting-edge research of scientific research.
Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase
Is a comprehensive collection (20,000+) of downloadable medical illustrations and animations. Contains medical illustrations, animations, and interactive multimedia for 24 body systems/regions and 20 medical specialties. Contains also non-English content with illustrations translated into additional languages (in total, 13 non-English languages).
Scopus
An abstract and citation database from Elsevier which offers a comprehensive coverage of international research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, with links to full-text where available through UOB libraries.
Updated daily, Scopus includes abstracts and cited references of over 20,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. It also includes references of all articles published since 1996.
Shamaa
Is a bibliographic citations database covering publications dealing with the subject of education in the Arab States. It contains records of books, articles, theses and dissertations in Arabic, French and English starting from 2007; some records have abstracts as well.
Springer eBooks
A multidisciplinary ebooks collection from Springer. Subject areas include: behavioral science; biomedical and life sciences; business and economics; chemistry and material sciences; computer science; earth and environmental sciences; engineering; humanities, social sciences; mathematics; medicine; physics and astronomy.
Date coverage: 2016 to Present
SpringerLink
More than 1200 peer-reviewed full text STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) journals from Springer-Verlag publishers. Subjects covered include Architecture and Design, Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy... The green boxes indicates that the full text of the article can be viewed online.
SpringerProtocols
Provides access to peer-reviewed biological and biomedical research protocols compiled from Humana’s book series: Methods in molecular biology, Methods in molecular medicine, Methods in biotechnology, Methods in pharmacology and toxicology, Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of laboratory handbooks, such as The Biomethods handbook, The Proteomics handbook, and the Springer laboratory manuals.


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Taylor & Francis Journals Online
A multidisciplinary database that provides access to full-text articles from 2000+ peer-reviewed journals published by Taylor & Francis including imprints like Routledge, Psychology Press, CRC Press in the addition to the Expert Collection (Expert Opinion and Expert Reviews series).
Subjects covered include humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, medicine, engineering and technology.
Coverage varies by journal title; for some journals, coverage dates back to 1995.
Teacher Reference Center
Journal Information for K-12 Teachers & Librarians (EBSCO): Coverage on key education topics: trade journals, periodicals, and books.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Information on colleges and universities, as well as on-line practice tests and test prep eBooks.


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United Nations Official Document System
Official United Nations documentation.
UpToDate
UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical support tool authored by physicians to help physicians make right point-of-care decisions.


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Wiley Online Library (Journals)
A multi-disciplinary database that includes peer-reviewed full-text articles from 1,500 journals by Wiley and related publishers.
Subjects covered include: business; chemistry; computer science; earth and environmental science; education; engineering; life sciences; mathematics and statistics; medicine and healthcare; physics and astronomy; polymers and materials science; psychology; and social sciences.
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