American University of Beirut

Announcement: New UL acquisitions for 2016


To facilitate research at AUB, the University Libraries are very happy to share with you the following list of 2016 major library acquisitions of electronic resources.

Our complete list of 500 or so major databases can be found at

Thanks to the university administration’s continuous support of the University Libraries, AUB currently owns and provides access to an incredibly large and high-quality collection of library e-resources that very few libraries worldwide and definitely none in the Arab world can match. This finding is based on extensive comparisons with libraries at top universities in the US, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Please encourage your students to make the most of these incredible library resources.

Best regards,

University Libraries

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  • OpenEdition Freemium for Books (about 3,000 French books, including hundreds of chapters on the Middle East and Islamic studies)

  • OpenEdition Freemium for Journals

  • Springer eBooks (all Springer eBooks)

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

  • Arabic Literature of Africa Online (Brill)

  • Bibliography of the History of Art

  • Brill Classic Arabic Texts Online

  • Cambridge Histories Online (complete collection)

  • Christian-Muslim Relations 600-1500 (Brill)

  • Church Missionary Society Periodicals

  • Coptic Gnostic Library (Brill)

  • Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power

  • Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library

  • e-Duke Books: Duke University Press Books Online (complete collection until 2016)

  • Edward Elgar eBooks (complete collection until 2016)

  • Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981

  • Foreign Relations of the United States (Hein Online)

  • Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia (Brill)

  • Handbook of Oriental Studies (Brill)

  • History of Afghanistan (Brill)

  • National Academies Press

  • Oxford Handbooks Online (complete collection until 2016)

  • Palgrave Macmillan eBooks (all of their books from 2016 on)

  • Répertoire de la Litterature de l’art (RILA)

  • Translated Texts for Historians E-Library

  • World Almanac of Islamism

  • World Biographical Information System Online: Arab-Islamic Biographical Archive (WBIS – AIBA)

  • المعرفة (../aboutdbases/marefa.html)


  • Academy of Management Journals

  • Business E-books Online

  • Business Education in Video

  • Edward Elgar eBooks (complete collection until 2016)

  • Human Resource Management Online

  • International Business Online


  • Comprehensive Organic Synthesis (Second Edition)


  • Professional Development Collection


  • Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition

Environmental Health

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Health


  • CAB eBooks (complete collection until 2016)

  • Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology

  • Evidence Analysis Library (EAL)


  • Access Medicine. OBGYN collection

  • Access Medicine. Case files collection

  • Access Medicine. Neurology collection

  • PsychiatryOnline (APA)


  • Handbooks in Psychology (APA)

Databases that will be added in June-July:


  • Cambridge e-books (all 25,000 or so Cambridge University Press eBook collection published up to 2016)

  • De Gruyter e-books (complete collection until 2017). Includes over 10,000 ebooks from:

o   Columbia University Press

o   Cornell University Press

o   DeGruyter

o   Harvard University Press

o   Princeton University Press

o   University of Toronto Press

o   University of Pennsylvania Press

  • University Press Scholarship Online (complete collection until March 2017). Includes over 25,000 “best” books from:

o   Oxford University Press

o   The American University in Cairo Press

o   British Academy

o   University of California Press

o   University of Chicago Press

o   Columbia University Press

o   Cornell University Press – launching in August 2016

o   Edinburgh University Press

o   University Press of Florida

o   Fordham University Press

o   University of Hawai’i Press – launching in November 2016

o   Hong Kong University Press

o   The University Press of Kentucky

o   Liverpool University Press

o   Manchester University Press

o   The University of Minnesota Press

o   The University Press of Mississippi

o   The MIT Press

o   New York University Press

o   The University of North Carolina Press

o   Policy Press

o   Stanford University Press

o   Yale University Press

  • World Scientific e-books (complete collection until 2016)


  • Building Types Online

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

  • Brill e-books Collection (complete collection until 2016)

  • Brill Journal Collection

  • Cambridge Companions (complete collection until 2016)

  • Current Biography Illustrated

  • Early English Books Online

  • Early European Books Online

  • Oxford Classical Dictionary

  • Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

  • Sage Videos

Engineering and Physics

  • SPIE Digital Library

  • SPIE e-books (complete collection until 2016)

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