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The libraries would appreciate any feedback you may have on these resources. Depending on the feedback obtained and the cost involved, some of these databases may be added to the LAU Libraries Electronic Resources collection. Send your input to the InfoCommons Librarian via e-mail at

Any username/password provided to users to access resources are strictly confidential and are not for distribution or sharing or public posting. It is the sole responsibility of each user to ensure that they use these products for individual, noncommercial purposes. Acceptable use forbids downloading contents of entire issues of a given journal title.

  • Birkhäuser Building Types Online

    Building Types Online is a full text database from Birkhäuser, it is an online resource for teaching and practice of architectural design. BTO is a large international collection of contemporary buildings: housing, schools, libraries, office buildings, museums, sacred buildings, industrial complexes and other building types, and comprises currently approx. 5000 drawings and 2000 photos. 

    You can search or browse 850+ building case studies from around the world and around 120 thematic articles. Case studies include drawings and photographs, often with highly detailed vector-based plans.

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    On trial basis from March 28, 2017 till April 30, 2017

  • Bloomsbury Education eBooks Collection

    Bloomsbury  Collections delivers online access to scholarly books across the humanities and social sciences. LAU Libraries have a trial to the Education collection only.

    On trial basis from February 01, 2017 till February 28, 2017

  • Confidential Print: Middle East

    This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Beginning with the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, the documents trace the events of the following 150 years, including the Middle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia, the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    * Please note that download options are not available during trials.

    On trial basis from From March 3, 2017 till April 30, 2017

  • De Gruyter eJournal

    About De Gruyter: With a history going back over 260 years, De Gruyter is one of the longest established publishers in Germany.

    De Gruyter has a diverse and high-quality journal program, offering more than 900 journals covering 28 subject areas.

    De Gruyter brings content from prestigious scientific societies:

    International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Mineralogical Society of America, German Mathematical Society

    (DMV), European Optical Society (EOS), Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), International Federation

    of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine,

    Societas Linguistica Europaea (The Linguistics Society of Europe), and British Association for Islamic Studies.

    On trial basis from March 30, 2017 till May 31, 2017

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

    This collection is an essential resource for understanding the events in the Middle East during the 1970s.

    It addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia.

    * Please note that download options are not available during trials.

    On trial basis from From March 3, 2017 till April 30, 2017

  • Nano Online

    nano Online - The one-stop-shop for nano-science - offers a comprehensive coverage of the subject area nano science and technology. This database allows for easy access to research results from a cross section of disciplines active in this area - including physics, chemistry and materials science as well as engineering and medicine. 

    The database includes more than 1,200 entries (an equivalent of more than 17,000 print pages) from journals and books as well as Open Access content. Annual updates of more than 200 entries (about 2,000 print pages) will supply state-of-the-art research results.

    On trial basis from March 28, 2017 till April 30, 2017

  • Sage Business Cases

    SAGE Business Cases is the first discipline-wide digital collection tailored to library needs. These cases bring business to life - inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success.

    On trial basis from February 8, 2017 till April 30, 2017

  • Sage Research Methods (SRM)

    SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

    SRM Libguide would be most helpful for you all: SAGE Research Methods LibGuide

    On trial basis from February 8, 2017 till April 30, 2017

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