Databases of the National Library of Myanmar (Yangon)


ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)

Search a complete database comprising full-text business periodicals and news sources from ABI/INFORM Global, Dateline, and Trade & Industry.


Accounting,Tax & Banking Collection (ProQuest)

Bringing together global scholarly journals and other key resources this collection cover the trends and history influencing important accounting, tax, banking, and financial issues of the day.

AGRICOLA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture)

 The AGORA programme, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. 

 AGORA provides a collection of up to 15,500 key journals and up to 48,000 books in more than 115 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world. AGORA is one of the five programmes that make up Research4Life: AGORA, HINARI, OARE, ARDI and GOALI. 


American Doctoral Dissertations (Proquest)

American Doctoral Dissertations, is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Links to full-text where available. 


ARDI - Research for Innovation

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry, aims to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries. By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to: reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and support researchers in developing countries in creating and developing new solutions to technical challenges faced on a local and global level.

Currently, over 100 publishers provide access to around 30,000 journals, books, and reference works for 120 developing countries and territories through ARDI.


 Art, Design and Architecture Collection (ProQuest)

 This collection includes the specialist indexes ARTbibliographies Modern (covering modern and contemporary art), Design and Applied Arts Index (for all aspects of design and crafts) and the International Bibliography of Art (covering scholarship on Western art history), together with a complementary collection of current full-text journals, Arts and Humanities Full Text.

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) (Proquest)

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with more than 13,000 new entries being added each year. Full coverage begins in 1974 when the first volume was digitised, but entries date back to the late 1960s. ABM is the premier source of information on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography since its invention. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends. The coverage of ABM is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. ABM is used by students and researchers around the world to pinpoint publications and writings relevant to their area of study. Its extensive classification system and comprehensive abstracts make it an ideal source for information on artists, art movements, art history and theory, design, photography, and crafts.

Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)

This full-text journal database has been created to complement databases including ARTBibliographies Modern, Design and Applied Arts Index, British Humanities Index, MLA International Bibliography and Philosophers Index. Users can link directly from citations in these indexes to the corresponding full-text articles.

Open-access archive for 1,665,576 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.


Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Agreement Database (APTIAD)

Online database of trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region contains information on all preferential agreements within the region, an agreement-country matrix, and an advanced search engine allowing to locate agreements by country, agreement name, status, scope, WTO notification status, and keywords.


Asian & European Business Collection (Proquest)

Offering detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. Includes full-text coverage of news stories, country information and statistics and political, economic, social, and business profiles.

Audiovisual Library of International Law

The research library contains links to other web-based resources providing international law-related materials. The library is divided into four components: resources relating to treaties; materials concerning the jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals; access to selected UN publications and repositories; and selected scholarly writings in international law.


Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (ProQuest)

Comprehensive tool for research in architecture, urban design, historic preservation, and urban planning history.


Biology Database (ProQuest)

Providing access to a wide range of biology topics from approx 400 titles, with more than 325 available in full text.


BioMed Central Journals

233 peer-reviewed open access journals,  including access to Arthritis Research & Therapy, Breast Cancer Research, Genome Biology and journal of biology. Covering all areas of Biology and medicine.


British Periodicals (ProQuest)

Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century.


Career & Technical Education Database (ProQuest)

Focusing on vocational information, this database includes over 750 titles, with more than 650 available in full text.


Computing Database (ProQuest)

 Covering over 450 titles, dating back to the early 1990's, the database includes full-text from scholarly journals, trade publications and consumer titles. Includes product reviews.


Continental Europe Database (ProQuest)

Contains ongoing full-text academic journals published by scholarly organizations and educational institutions in many European countries, including France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal. Subject areas include business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.


Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest)

Covering U.S. and international criminal justice journals this database provides research support in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.


CTBTO Legal Resources

A collection of legal texts, agreements, national implementation measures, and other documentation relating to the work of the The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).


East & South Asia Database (ProQuest)

Full-text academic journals published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in many East Asian and South Asian countries. Subject areas covered include business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.


East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest)

Ongoing full-text academic journals published in East and Central Europe. Covers business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities


 ECLAC Repository

Provides access to more than 35,000 ECLAC publications in digital format, ranging from the first publication of ECLAC in 1948 to the most recent ones. All documents are available in full-text.


ECOLEX This link opens in a new window

ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP. The database includes information on treaties, international soft-law and other non-binding policy and technical guidance documents, national legislation, judicial decisions, and law and policy literature.


EDP Open

EDP Open is the Open Access arm of EDP Sciences, providing access to free content made available from the EDP Sciences platform. Includes journals, conferences and e-books.


Education Database (ProQuest)

Giving users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in ERIC.


EMBASE (Research4life)

Comprehensive pharmacological and biomedical database renowned for extensive indexing of drug information.



The Employment Protection Legislation database (EPLex) of the International Labour Organization provides information on key topics that are regularly examined in national and comparative studies on employment termination legislation.


ERIC Educational Resources Information Center (ProQuest)

Index to journal articles and research reports in education, including citation and abstract information from over 750 educational journals and related documents.



The eTekkatho library contains over 1,700 full text academic resources. This second edition of the library covers education, human geography, physical geography, earth sciences and the environment along with supporting subjects of computer literacy, mathematics and English language. All the resources are selected and described by subject specialists.

EThOS (e-theses online service)

Search over 400,000 doctoral theses from over 120 institutions. Users must register before use. Around 160,000 are available in full text, and of the remaining 240,000 records dating back to at least 1800, three quarters are available to be ordered for paid scanning.


GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information 

GOALI - Global Online Access to Legal Information is a new programme providing free or low-cost online access to legal research and training in the developing world.

Academic and professional peer-reviewed journals, publications and databases in selected subject areas of law from the world's leading academic publishers.


 Health & Medical Collection (ProQuest)

Combines clinical research titles with hundreds of consumer and health administration titles. ProQuest Health and Medical Complete provides in-depth coverage from over 1,780 publications with over 1,550 available in full text and of these, over 910 include MEDLINE indexing.


Health Management Database (ProQuest)

This database is a collection of reliable and relevant resources in the field of health administration, including journals and dissertations.


Hinari - Access to Research in Health Programme

Hinari Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 16,000 journals, up to 63,000 e-books, up to 105 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 120 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.


Humanities Index (ProQuest)

Previously called BHI: British Humanities Index. Index of published literature in the humanities, covering humanities journals and weekly magazines, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK and the United States.


IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (ProQuest)

Index of literature in the social sciences and related subjects. Core resource for Economics.


India Database (ProQuest)

Multidisciplinary resource of full-text, scholarly journals published in India, supporting many subjects, including business, medicine, science, technology, social sciences and humanities.


International Newsstream (ProQuest)

Incorporates the following full text Newsstreams: African, Asian, Australian & New Zealand, European, Latin American and Middle East.


League of Nations Treaty Series

This is a collection of 205 volumes of treaties and subsequent treaty actions registered with and published by the Secretariat of the League of Nations pursuant to Article 18 of its Covenant.


Library Science Database (ProQuest)

Full-text of leading library and information science journals. Providing full-text coverage of 125+ core titles included in Library and Information Science Abstracts


Linguistics Database (ProQuest)

Full-text journals and other sources in linguistics, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA). Covering all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.


Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest)

Ongoing full-text academic journals published in Middle Eastern and African countries. Covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.


Military Database (ProQuest)

Covering topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more. It includes around 550 titles, with more than 400 available in full-text.


Music Database (ProQuest)

Previously titled International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) Full Text. Providing indexing and abstracts for more than 440 international music periodicals, plus full text for 130 journals from 1874 to the present.


Myanmar Manuscripts Digital Library

Access to the 780 palm leaf manuscripts and 5 parabaiks U Pho Thi Library, Thaton, Myanmar via University of Toronto website.


NBER Working Papers

Full text of working papers published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a US-based nonprofit organisation which conducts research into economics, aimed at public policymakers, business professionals and the academic community.


Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest)

Covering healthcare information including nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine. This database features over 715 titles in full-text, abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations.


Official Document System (ODS)

United Nations official document system: provides full text search of documents issued since 1993; resolutions of all principal organs & Security Council plenary documents since 1946. Older documents are added regularly. Includes the Daily Journals of New York and Geneva.


 Online Database of Illustrations by Bagyi Aung Soe is an open-access online database of periodical and book illustrations and covers by Bagyi Aung Soe (1923/24–1990), Myanmar’s trailblazer of modern art, who was also her most prolific illustrator in the twentieth-century. It seeks to conserve the memory of this artistic, cultural and intellectual heritage, to raise awareness of its value and significance, and to foster scholarship on the topic.


 OpenDOAR - The Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR is the quality-assured global directory of academic open access repositories. It enables the identification, browsing and search for repositories, based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.


Performing Arts Database (ProQuest)

Previously entitled International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) Full Text. Covering the arts and entertainment industry-including dance, drama, theatre, performance, opera, film and television.


Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest)

Over 750 historically respected journals in the humanities and social sciences are provided from volume 1, issue 1. Published from 1802 to 2005, across 37 different disciplines, from over 30 countries and in more than 25 languages.


Political Science Database (ProQuest)

Provides full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.


ProQuest Central

ProQuest Central is the largest multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. Over 160 subjects areas are covered including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

Includes millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.


ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Search the historical archive of The Guardian, The Observer and 13 major American newspapers including The New York Times. Click "i" for a full coverage list.


ProQuest News & Newspapers

Searches ProQuest Newsstream and Historical Newspapers databases


Psychology Database (ProQuest)

ProQuest Psychology Journals provides abstracts and indexing for more than 650 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Also includeed are 4,000 full text dissertations representing a range of psychology disciplines.


Public Health Database (ProQuest)

Covering public health literature with access to over 800 publications and over 500 in full-text.


Religion Database (ProQuest)

ProQuest Religion covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many, worldwide religions. In addition, there are many titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.



 A public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO, ILO, Cornell and Yale Universities, the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers and individual international scientific publishers. The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to critical scientific research. Hinari, AGORA, OARE, ARDI and GOALI  are providing researchers in low- and middle-income countries with free or low-cost online access to leading journals and books in the fields of health, agriculture, environment, applied sciences and law.


Research Library (ProQuest)

This database provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 highly-respected scholarly journals, trade publications and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.


Science Database (ProQuest)

Focusing on both the applied and general sciences and with coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1,145 titleswith more than 965 available in full text.

Snapshots (ProQuest)

The Snapshots Series includes over 8,890 market reports across 43 industries in 40 countries, spanning the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America.


Social Science Database (ProQuest)

Offering over 1000 titles with the majority full-text. This database covers core disciplines across the social sciences including sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and features journals from over 50 countries.


Sociology Database (ProQuest)

Covering the international literature of sociology and social work this collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts. Includes hundreds of full text scholarly journals and over 500 recent full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.


Telecommunications Database (ProQuest )

Covering the telecommunications industry and its technology, the database includes over 140 titles, with more than 115 available in full text.


Turkey Database (ProQuest)

Ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published in Turkey. Covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities

U-Book Education Database

Covering Asian literature collection, Children's literature collection (Audio & eBook), Rare books on Asian literature collection. 


UK & Ireland Database (ProQuest)

 Ongoing full-text academic journals published in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities


UK Parliamentary Papers (ProQuest)

Full text of all papers issued by the House of Commons between 1715-present, with supplementary material back to 1688. These are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. Fully searchable digitized images of original documents.



The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) data service brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point.


UNESCO Archives Portal

Gateway to archival resources, projects and organisations, mainly in the UK, providing descriptions, contact details and web links. The portal can either be searched, or browsed by name, subject category or geographical area.


UNESDOC Database

Contains the full text and bibliographic records of documents and publications published by UNESCO since 1945 and bibliographic records of library acquisitions. Covering all areas of its activities: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information.


UNICEF Data: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women

 UNICEF maintains several databases for tracking the situation of children and women globally. The databases include only statistically sound, nationally representative data from household surveys and other sources. They are updated annually.


 UN Legal Publications Global Search

Full-text searchable database for publications of the Office of Legal Affairs Codification Division, including International Law Commission documents and yearbooks, proceedings of diplomatic conferences, summaries of International Court of Justice judgments, reports of international arbitration awards, the Repertory of Practice of UN organs, and the Juridical Yearbook.


 United Nations Treaty Collection

A collection of full-text databases containing treaties deposited with the United Nations.


US Newsstream (ProQuest)

US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring top newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format


 World Bank Open Knowledge Repository

The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.