Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

Research Databases

Database Name Description
Sage Journals Online ?
EBSCO Academic Search Complete ?
EBSCO Business Source Complete with Business Searching Interface ?
EBSCO Business Regional News ?
EBSCO Communication & Mass Media ?
EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts ?
EBSCO Teacher Reference Center ?
CIAO:Columbian ?
Aluka ?
ACM Digital Library ?
ACM Digital Library Master SIG ?
Daily Subsistence Rates (UN) ?
UNdata (UN) ?
Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (UN) ?
EIU country profiles/reports ?
Chronicle of Higher Education ?
Global Development Finance (GDF) Online (World Bank). ?
World Development Indicators (WDI) Online (World Bank). ?
World Bank e-Library ?


Online References

Reference Name Description
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online ?
Encyclopaedia of Islam Online ?
Oxford English Dictionary ?
Oxford Reference Online Premium ?

 Free e-books on the web


Sage Journals Online

Sage Journals Online (SJO) provides access to over 560 academic journals in the disciplines of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, and Medicine.  Full text PDFs are available from 1999-present, and access to citations is available from 19th century-present.  Note: currently not available off-campus.

CIAO: Columbian International Affairs Online

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

CIAO is also widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features like the analysis of a bin Laden recruitment tape with video.

All sections of CIAO are updated monthly.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications

including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

This scholarly collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields.

Academic Search Complete offers critical information from many sources unique to this massive collection. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. Academic Search Complete is updated daily and available via EBSCOhost

Business Source Complete(EBSCO)

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full-text content.

Business Source Complete exceeds all other databases available in terms of its premium content of peer-reviewed, business related journals. Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.

In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Complete is the overwhelmingly superior database for full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, faculty seminars (videos), and more.


Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.

CMMC offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).CMMC contains a sophisticated Communication Thesaurus and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable cited references for peer-reviewed journals covered as "core").

In addition, CMMC features over 5,400 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information, and covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. To further develop and enhance this database, EBSCO has established two working groups of expert advisors represented by leading librarians, bibliographers, and professionals in the areas of communication and mass media.

Business Regional News (EBSCO)

Regional Business News is a supplemental database for customers of Business Source Complete. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional US and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for more than 80 sources.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 330 journals and nearly 30 full-text monographs including Handbook of Electronic & Digital Acquisitions, Library/Vendor Relationships, Journals of the Century, etc.

Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

The thesauri in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts™ with Full Textincludes 6,800 terms, 2,700 of which are preferred terms.

This database also includes author profiles. Customers can review information on 5,000 of the frequently indexed authors, such as which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles, and in which publications the author has been published.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts (not full text) for 280 periodicals, 96% of which are peer-reviewed.

Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.


GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.

Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 600,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 6,300 records.




MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.




ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

Daily Subsistence Rates (UN)

Daily Subsistence Allowance Rates (DSAR) are determined by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) on the basis of the latest data on prices for single rooms at good commercial hotels and meal costs.

UNdata (UN)

Statistical resources of the UN System.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (UN)

The Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 55 tables, comprising over 100 indicators, of monthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, industrial production indices, price indices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade, finance and national accounts. For more than 80 years, the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics has been published by the United Nations Statistics Division and previously by the League of Nations. The statistics appearing in the Bulletin are obtained by the Statistics Division of the United Nations and the international statistical services from official sources in the countries. International sources for the Bulletin include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Civil Aviation Organization, International Civil Service Commission, International Labour Office and the International Monetary Fund.

EIU Country Profiles/Reports

The Economist Intelligence Unit is a leading provider of country, industry, and management analysis. It continuously assesses and forecast the political, economic and business climates of the following countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States of America.  Reports for each of these countries are updated each month.

ACM Digital Library

The ACM Digital Library is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibligraphic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles and currently consists of:  300,957 Full-text articles, 2.0+ Million Pages of full-text articles, 20,000+ New full-text articles added each year, 42+ High Impact Journals with 2-3 new journals being launched each year, 270+ Conference Proceedings Titles added each year, 2,000+ Proceedings Volumes, 9 Magazines (including the flagship Communications of the ACM, the most heavily cited publication in the field of computing), 37 Technical Newsletters from ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs), 3,000+ Video files, and 342 Audio files.

ACM Digital Library Master SIG

Includes the master file of the ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs), featuring hard-to-find conference proceedings papers and newsletter articles from all of the ACM's 39 SIGs. [1954-Present].

The Chronicle of Higher Education

It includes daily reports about news in higher education, a guide to the academic resources on the Internet, updates on legislation affecting higher education, new federal-grant competitions. (Available via EBSCOhost, Full text: 01/08/1999 to present with a 1Month delay).


JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over 1,000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles. Beginning in 2011, current issues for more than 150 journals will be available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.

Additional collections include valuable primary source content complementary to the academic journals and monographs. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. The content is expanded continuously with a current emphasis on international publications as well as pamphlets, images, and manuscripts from libraries, societies, and museums.



Aluka is an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. The word ‘ aluka’ is derived from a Zulu word meaning ‘to weave’, reflecting Aluka’s mission of joining together in a single place resources from around the world. In the languages of northern Namibia, the word has a complementary meaning of ‘to return’ or ‘to repatriate’, again reflecting the idea that through modern technology dispersed materials can be made accessible in their place of origin.

The Aluka Digital Library includes a wide variety of high-quality scholarly materials contributed by Aluka’s partners, ranging from archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides. By aggregating these materials online, the Aluka collections link materials that are widely dispersed and difficult to access, opening up new opportunities for research, teaching, and broader public discussion. One of Aluka’s primary objectives is to provide African scholars and students with access to scholarly materials originally from Africa, but now out of their reach.

Global Development Finance (GDF) Online (World Bank).

GDF Online offers external debt and financial flow data for the 136 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System. The time series for 217 indicators run from 1970 to 2003, with contractual obligations data until 2013. The indicators include external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructurings, and scheduled debt service projections.

World Development Indicators (WDI) Online (World Bank).

WDI Online offers the World Bank's comprehensive database on development data, covering more than 600 indicators, 208 economies, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection of development data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators for more than forty years, 1960 to 2004, where data are available.

World Bank e-Library

World Bank e-Library is an online, fully cross-searchable portal of over 4,000 World Bank documents. The collection consists of over 1,600 World Bank publications and over 2,400 Policy Research Working Papers, plus each new book and paper as they are published.

Encyclopaedia of Britannica

It covers World History, Science and Math, Literature, Philosophy, and more from ancient times to today.

Encyclopaedia of Islam

The EI looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. It contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps, and more.

Oxford English Dictionary

The OED is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium, an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 500,000 words.

Oxford Reference Online Premium

This new Premium collection includes authoritative quick-reference titles, scholarly articles and quotations.