Date: 2020-11-19

 eJournals - Databases





The IEEE Xplore is a powerful database in scientific and technical field, published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and other publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides access to over 3 million full-text materials from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. There are also more than 2 million documents in HTML format. The IEEE Xplore has 170+ journals, 1,400+ conference proceedings, 5,100+ technical standards, around 2,000 eBooks. Approximately 20,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.



EBSCO Host is one of the leading providers that provide access to a huge number of academic resources, including scholarly journals, ebooks and other publications, as magazines, newspapers, trade collections. VGU has obtained the one-year license for full access to the following databases in EBSCO:

- Academic Search Premier

- Engineering Source

- Business Source Premier



Science Direct (SD) is Elsevier’s leading database for academic communities. It comprises full-text scientific, technical and health publications with updated documents to keep users informed in their fields. SD conveys over 3,800 journals and more than 35,000 book titles. Currently, we can access resources from SD from 1995 to 2006.



ProQuest Central is the largest, multidisciplinary, full-text database in the market today, totaling over 170 subjects, making the database the broadest research resource in the world.



SpringerLink is the world's most comprehensive online database of scientific, technological and medical journals, books and reference works. There are over 9 million scientific documents in the collection.



Gale (from Cengage Company) General OneFile covers the fields of  Economics, Social Science, Natural Science, etc. With Gale OneFile, we are able to update news around the world and the regions, and enrich ourselves with specialised knowledge in our working areas.

  • Link for access: Gale General OneFile (no password required when accessing Gale OneFile on VGU campus. Accessing Gale OneFile from home needs password. It was sent to your emails).
  • How to use Gale General OneFile:

Search by Keywords:

or Browse the specific titles

On the search result page, there will be helpful tools (as "translate, audio, citation, result filter, fulltext download, save to Drive/MS, etc.") that can be utilised for your convenience and reference. 


Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. It embodies nearly 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 450 teaching cases. Disciplines covered by Emerald are accounting & finance, economics, education, management, library,. Resources are available only for 2007.



MathSciNet® is an electronic publication offering access to an easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. MathSciNet® contains over 3 million items and over 1.7 million direct links to original articles.



OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development its books,  papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. OECD themes cover development, economics, finance & investment, science & technology, transport, urban, rural & regional development, education, energy, environment, etc.


Web of Science (previously known as Web of Knowledge) is a scientific citation indexing database originally produced by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) that provides a comprehensive citation search, citation mapping and citation reports. It gives access to multiple databases that reference cross-disciplinary research, which enable in-depth exploration of specialized sub-fields in any disciplines. (Source: Web of Science)



Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus has smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. (Source: Scopus)





MIT OCW (Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content.

OCW is open and available to everyone permanently.

This source of reference is very helpful for both educators and students.



AGORA (set up by FAO and major publishers) enables developing countries to gain open access to an outstanding collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and social sciences. AGORA provides over 6,100 journals and 5,800 e-books.

  • Link for access:  AGORA (accounts provided via emails)
  • How to use AGORA: Guide



OARE (managed by UNEP, Yale University and over 60 publishers) provides access to up to 6,500 journals, over 18,000 e-books, and up to 60 other information resources in a wide range of disciplines relating to environment.



ARDI (Access to Research for Development and Innovation) is coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization together with its publishing partners. ARDI provides access to up to 5,100 journals, up to 19,000 e-books, and up to 20 other information resources in diverse fields of science and technology.

  • Link for access: ARDI (accounts provided via emails)
  • How to use ARDI: Guide (Guides at the bottom of the page)



IMF (International Monetary Fund) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.



Open Knowledge Repository provides free access to the knowledge in economic and social sectors, and development practice, education, etc.

Open Data supports free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.



Ingenta is the largest supplier of technology and related services for the publishing industry.  IngentaConnect is multidisciplinary, academic and professional database, providing millions of article citations and electronic full text articles.


8. Vietnam Journals Online (VJOL)

VJOL is an open Vietnamese scientific journal database that covers all disciplines. It embodies over 60 journals in the database.The relevant journals for VGU include Vietnam Journal of Mechanics, Vietnam Economic Management Review, Communications in Physics, ASEAN Journal on Science and Technology for Development, Advances in Natural Sciences.

  • Link for access: VJOL


        9.  DOAJ

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains over 9000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities. (Source: DOAJ)

  • Link for access: DOAJ


        10.  ROAD

ROAD, the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources, is a system given by the ISSN International Centre with the support of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO.  ROAD provides a free access to a subset of the ISSN Register (such as bibliographic records, journals, conference proceedings and academic repositories. Its primary purpose is to provide a single access point to a wide range of scholarly resources published worldwide and freely available.

  •  Link for access: ROAD


          11  Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work (Source: Digital Commons Network)


         12.  OAIster

OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access digital resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors. Additionally, the OAIster records are included in search results for those libraries with WorldCat Local and WorldCat Local “quick start”. (Source: OAIster)


         13.  FreeFullPDF

The aim of is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific journals, theses, posters and patents. All scientific subjects are covered and all content are freely available in PDF format. was developped by KnowMade SARL. KnowMade is a Technology Intelligence company specialized in the research and analysis of scientific and technical information. (Source: FreeFullPDF)


         14.  WorldWideScience

WorldWideScience is a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. (Source: WorldWideScience)


         15.  INASP Resources

The Journals Online (JOLs) project from INASP provides useful open access to open online journals from developing countries, such as:


         16.  CORE

CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all. (Source: CORE)

  • Link for access: CORE


         17.  BASE

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. (Source: BASE)

  • Link for access: BASE