Secondary Library

Resources by Subject : Individuals and Societies

 

 

Books
ISF Library Catalog You can borrow up to 7 books (besides textbook) from The Clifford C. F. Wong Secondary Library.
HK Public Library Catalog Each registered reader can borrow a maximum of 8 books from the Hong Kong Public Libraries.
Gale eBooks Off campus access requires ISF login

Gale eBooks is a nonfiction ebook collection. It covers multidisciplinary content published by authoritative publishers, delivered through a user-friendly platform.

ProQuest Ebook Central Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“This is a collection of authoritative and scholarly English e-books from world-renowned publishers/university presses, covering the subject fields of business & economics, humanities, science & technology and social sciences.” (ProQuest Ebook Central)

 

 

Databases

Britannica School Access via the given link does not require manual login.

Encyclopedia tailored for secondary students, to support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.

Digital Commons Networks Free access

It “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.” (Digital Commons Networks)

Directory of Open Access Journals Free access

The “database contains over 16 500 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.” (About DOAJ)

Gale In Context: Biography Off campus access requires ISF login

“Discover the world’s most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale In Context: Global Issues Off campus access requires ISF login

“Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints Off campus access requires ISF login

“Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.” (Gale Product Menu)

 

Gale In Context: U.S. History

 

Off campus access requires ISF login

“Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale In Context: World History Off campus access requires ISF login

“Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media Off campus access requires ISF login

“Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale Reference Complete Off campus access requires ISF login

“Gale Reference Complete enable users to access millions of pages of primary sources, e-reference and periodical content on Gale’s superior platforms designed to streamline the student and researcher workflow.” (Gale Reference Complete)

Google Scholar Free access

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. (About Google Scholar)

Hong Kong Journals Online Free access

“Hong Kong Journals Online (HKJO) is a full-text image database providing access to selected academic and professional journals, both in English and Chinese, published in Hong Kong. Titles included in this database cover a wide range of disciplines including law, medicine and education, with some dating back to 1872. There are also more than 491,290 images in the database.” (HKJO)

JSTOR Access with ISF login

Covered “more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.” (About JSTOR)

OmniFile Full Text Mega Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“OmniFile Full Text Mega is a full-text database of essential publications for research across many disciplines, including art, education, humanities and technology. In addition to full text, it provides indexing and abstracts for thousands of publications.” (OmniFile Full Text Mega)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Off campus access requires ISF login

“Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.” (Gale)

PLOS One Free access

PLOS ONE is an inclusive journal community. The database covers subject areas across science, engineering, medicine, and the related social sciences and humanities.

ProQuest eLibrary Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

eLibrary covers more than 11,000 editor-created Research Topics pages deliver the essential elements on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and much more. Editor’s Picks and Trending Topics make it easier to explore appropriate subject matter and get started. Researchers can access primary and scholarly sources, and all content is in 100% full text. 1,700+ magazines, newspapers, transcripts and digitized reference book content, more than seven million images, maps, websites, videos and interactive simulations, all expertly curated by ProQuest editors. (eLibrary)

Science Direct Register for free, login for more options of filter

It covers journal articles on subjects such as humanities, business and accounting, economics and finance, psychology, and social sciences.
Choose “Open access” from Access type for free resources. Check the tutorial to learn how to conduct an Advanced Search.

Springer Open Free access

Open access of academic journals and e-books covering a broad range of subjects, including Business, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Social Sciences, … etc.

 

Periodicals and Newspapers

Gale OneFile: News Off campus access requires ISF login

“Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines Off campus access requires ISF login

“Access the most searched magazines across Gale OneFile focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues.” (Gale Product Menu)

The Economist Click here to see the password
The New York Times Click here to see the password

The New York Times is a daily newspaper based in New York City, and one of the world’s great newspapers.

Sociology Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“Sociology Review makes the latest research relevant and accessible to A-level students. It clarifies essential concepts and analyses the issues of today in an A-level context. Each article is signposted with exam relevance, and regular exam features support students to achieve the best grades.” (Sociology Review Magazine Archive)

South China Morning Post Accessible within the campus
Time Magazine Click here to see the password
WiseSearch Accessible within the campus (select “IP Access”)
 

 

Statistics

Australia
Canada
China
Europe
France
German
Hong Kong
India
Russia
United Kingdom
United States
 

Free access

Statistics or yearbooks from governments or regions.

 

International Energy Agency: Data and statistics  

Free access

Contains data on energy supply, consumption, indicators for many countries.

 

 

 

Websites

Civic Exchange Research Reports Free access

Contains local “public-policy research related to a wide range of themes, including air quality, biodiversity, climate change, green finance, mobility and transport, walkability and urban, waste, water security, and wellbeing and social.” (Civic Exchange Research Reports)

Infoplease Free access

It is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records.” It provides factual information on an array of topics, including current events, pop culture, science, government and history. (About Us)

Business Insights: Global Off campus access requires ISF login

Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies. (Gale Product Menu)

Business Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“This A-level magazine provides exam-ready case studies specially written for students, explanations of key topics using recent business events, and expert exam advice.” (Business Review Magazine Archive)

Economic Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“Economic Review provides articles which make recent academic research accessible for A-level students, apply economic theory to real-world situations and sharpen students’ skills. Exam-style questions and step-by-step analysis of past questions help students to boost their grades.” (Economic Review Magazine Archive)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Free access

The Data web page provides data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. The Countries web page provides financial data and publications for each country.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Free access

This Data web page covers statistics on development, economy, energy, finance, health, society, … etc. Browse by topic/country or search by keywords.

World Bank Open Data Free access

It provides global development data and allows you to search by keywords or browse by country, topic, or indicator. You can explore more Data Types (Time series, Microdata, and Geospatial) from the Data Catalog.

World Trade Organization (WTO): Documents and resources Free access

This web page brings you to WTO-published agreements, statistics, video, audio, analysis of economic research, … etc.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies Off campus access requires ISF login

“Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.” (Gale Product Menu)

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy Off campus access requires ISF login

“Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers, and corporate interests.” (Gale Product Menu)

Geography Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“This A-level magazine provides topical articles by experts in the field, specifically written to help students gain the highest grades. It includes up-to-date case studies, and regular features designed to improve students’ exam and fieldwork skills, along with ideas and tips for the NEA.” (Geography Review Magazine Archive)

Geospatial Information Section Free access

United Nation website that provides maps and geographic information.

MapMaker Interactive Free access

Register for free. Sign in to produce maps from various categories such as food, water, population, economy, energy, environment, political boundaries, etc.

National Geographic Education Resource Library Free access

Over 4,000 encyclopedic entries distributed in various grade levels.

National Geographic Virtual Library Off campus access requires ISF login

Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism’s most trusted name in exploration and discovery. (Gale Product Menu)

United Nations (UN) Free access

UN aims at maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. (What we do)

The website offers UN-related web streaming, television programmes, audio news programmes, photos, news articles, … etc. (News and Media)

Gale In Context: World History Off campus access requires ISF login

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources. (Gale Product Menu)

Gale In Context: Biography Off campus access requires ISF login

Discover the world’s most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content. (Gale Product Menu)

Modern History Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“Modern History Review brings new perspectives on key A-level topics from leading historians, puts history in a real-world context and helps students to hone their analytical skills. Each article is tagged with precise reference to the A-level specifications and includes questions and glossaries.” (Modern History Review Magazine Archive)

Ergo Free access

Ergo is an open access philosophy journal accepting submissions on all philosophical topics and from all philosophical traditions. This includes, among other things: history of philosophy, work in both the analytic and continental traditions, as well as formal and empirically informed philosophy. (Ergo)

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Free access

“IEP provides open access to detailed, scholarly, peer-reviewed information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.” (About the IEP)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Free access

An encyclopedia that provides 1600 entries about Philosophy.

A-Level Law Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“A-level Law Review includes studies of recent cases students can use in the exams, in-depth explanations of key topics, and step-by-step exam guidance.”
(A-Level Law Review Magazine Archive)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Free access

CIGI is an “an independent, non-partisan think [tank with an objective and uniquely global perspective . . . [with] research programs focus on governance of the global economy, global security and politics, and international law” (About CIGI).

Global Health and Human Rights Database Free access

“Developed by Lawyers Collective [a public interest service provider in India] and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, in collaboration with a worldwide network of civil society partners, the database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments” (About the Database)

Additional links and open databases available on the Resources web page.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Free access

The Data web page provides data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. The Countries web page provides financial data and publications for each country.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Free access

This Data web page covers statistics on development, economy, energy, finance, health, society, … etc. Browse by topic/country or search by keywords.

Political Database of the Americas Free access

It covers “political processes, national constitutions, branches of government, elections, political constitutional studies and other subjects related to the strengthening of democracy in the region” (About the PDBA)

Politics Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“This A-level magazine provides up-to-date articles specifically written for politics students, covering UK, US and global politics, political ideas and thinkers. Coverage of current events allows students to add depth to exam answers, exam-focused features help them to get the most out of the articles, and there is support for getting to grips with key political ideas and thinkers.” (Politics Review Magazine Archive)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute – Databases Free access

“SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.” Their databases provides data of arms transfers, arms industry, military expenditure of each country, and more. (About SIPRI)

World Trade Organization (WTO): Documents and resources Free access

This web page brings you to WTO-published agreements, statistics, video, audio, analysis of economic research, … etc.

Psychology Review Magazine Archive Click here to see the password

“Psychology Review provides articles by experts in the field written specifically for A-level students, up-to-date discussion of research, and support for examination and skills.” (Psychology Review Magazine Archive)

PubPsych Free access

Free access to academic journals and other items pertaining to psychology.