Library Resources

Electronic Databases


Knovel is a web-based application that integrates trusted technical information with optimized search for engineers and interactive data analysis tools. Adamson University subscribes to thirteen (13) technical references consisting of Three Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Eight (3,238) book titles.

eSCRA Online Subscription

Complete Decisions from 1901 to the Present. Online Library, Always Updated and Available. Search and Browse Modes Makes it Fast and Intuitive. Smart Searching through Intelligent Fields. True Cite Technology gives you the same look and feel as the book. Allows you to cite cases fast and easy.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library. There are One Hundred Thirty Nine (139) titles available for the following subjects; Business, Education, Law, Library Science, Literature, Medicine, Nation and World, Social Science and Technology.

Science Direct

ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering science, medical and technical (STM) journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and over 11,000 books. There are currently more than 10 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year with archives that reach as far back as 1823.


EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete)

EBSCO offers more than 375 full-text and secondary research databases and over 420,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. EBSCO also provides point-of-care decision support tools for healthcare professionals and organizational learning resources for training and development professionals.

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. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.


InfoTrac College Edition, an Online Research and Learning Center, offers over 20 million full-text articles from nearly 6,000 scholarly and popular periodicals. Articles cover a broad spectrum of disciplines and topics- ideal for every type of researcher. Professors and students can gain access to the online database 24/7 on any computer with Internet access.


Filipinas Heritage Library Link

LibraryLink is a one-stop resource center for Filipiniana resources. It aims to provide one search engine or point of entry for researchers and students who are doing research on Filipiniana.

Open Access

Ways to enrich library collection especially its online databases through gifts or donations have been made. To date, the following can be accessed by AdU students for free:

ABC Chemistry

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research articles in the broad field of analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. Some of the subjects covered are the development of instruments for mass spectrometry, metal omics, ionics, and the analytical characterization of nano- and biomaterials. The journal was first published in 1862 under the name Fresenius’ Journal of Analytical Chemistry. In 2002 the journal was renamed to Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) publisher of 260+ peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, alongside specialist journals, such as Retrovirology and BMC Genomics. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication.

Chan Robles Virtual Law Library

The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library contains full text of Philippine laws, statutes and codes, Supreme Court decisions, foreign constitutions and laws as well as thousands of links to worldwide Internet legal resources as well as general Internet guides, search tools and other sites of interest which you may find useful for legal, government, business and educational research.

Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ)

DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.


Health Research and Development Information Network (HERDIN) database is the national health research repository of the Philippines. HERDIN database provides quick and easy access to more than 50,000 citation and bibliographic information from published (Philippine health research journals, conference/convention proceedings, International databases and publications) and unpublished (research institutions research projects and reports, thesis and dissertations) health researches in the country.

The LAWPhil Project

Philippine laws, statutes, jurisprudence, presidential decrees, executive orders, administrative orders, lawyers' tools and other legal materials available through the net as initiated by Arellano College.

NIST Data Gateway

This provides easy access to NIST scientific and technical data. These data cover a broad range of substances and properties from many different scientific disciplines. The Gateway includes links to selected free online NIST databases as well as to information on NIST databases available for purchase. Links are also provided to information on NIST Standard Reference Materials and NIST Calibration Services available for purchase.

Philippine E-lib

It is a collaborative project of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), University of the Philippines (UP), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Funded through the e-Government Fund of the Philippine Government, the project hopes to provide for the information needs of all sectors of society in a convenient, affordable, and efficient way of delivery.

Philippine Journals Online

It is an expanding collection of academic journals that are made accessible globally through a single Web-based platform. It is hosted by C&E Publishing, Inc., a premier educational publisher in the Philippines and a leader in the distribution of integrated information-based solutions which include e-learning products, library automation and interactive media systems, and online library resources containing databases, e-books, and online journals.

PubMed Central

(PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).