New database: DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)

DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books) is a service of OAPEN Foundation. It aims to increase discoverability of academic, peer reviewed books published under open access license. The directory covers various subjects including arts and architecture, business and economics, history and archaeology, languages and literatures, law and political science, philosophy and religion, social sciences and more.
Users can also follow the below steps to access DOAB:
Step 1: Access HKSYU Library Homepage
Step 2: Click “Online Databases”
Step 3: Select “Alphabetical list” or “Subject list”
Step 4: Select “DOAB”
Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library

New databases

Below are the new databases which could be accessed via library website.
1. 中國五十年代初中期的政治運動數據庫 : 從土地改革到公私合營, 1946-1956
中國五十年代初中期的政治運動資料庫 由宋永毅、郭建等海內外學者編輯,美國哈佛大學費正清中國研究中心出版。數據庫有以下特點;
•    內文詳實:包括標有出處的官方檔、指示、公報、內部報告、領袖和首長講話、重要報刊社論等九千多篇。
•    資料龐大:多達近三千多萬字的第一手中文資料,多數文獻作了重新校勘;
•    文獻珍貴:其中40%為中共各級檔案館的內部檔案和文件。僅當年各地有關土改、鎮反和思想改造的絕密調查報告、記錄就達近兩千餘篇;
•    檢索靈活:可用中英文作「主題」,「日期」,「作者」,「標題」,和「關鍵詞」查閱。
2. EBSCO: American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933 – 1955
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 provides electronic access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing twenty-two years of dissertation research and amounting to nearly 100,000 citations, it was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston.
The library has other databases available for HKSYU users, further information can be found here.
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