Digital Library

Who Can Access Databases?

Central Library provides access to a variety of subscribed electronic resources (e-resources) to fulfill teaching and research needs of faculty and students. These resources include books, journals, reference sources, dissertations, images, reports, newspapers and other documents in electronic format in various subscribed databases. Some of these databases contain full text resources while others may contain indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, and citations etc.

The databases subscribed by Central Library are restricted to PSU users only to abide by the licensing agreements. All the authorized PSU users may access and use these databases for educational, scholarly, and research purposes. Offcampus users are required to login using the PSU/University username and password provided by the ITCS. Usage of these databases is strictly governed by local and international copyright laws. Suppliers and publishers of databases have the high-tech ways to monitor and control these databases. Access can be denied in case of inappropriate use. All users are responsible to ensure the fair and non-commercial use of these electronic resources. The licenses agreements vary from publisher to publisher. Please refer to respective publishers and vendors’ websites for licenses, agreements, and terms of use.

General Guidelines for Using Databases

General guidelines and principles in the use of subscribed databases are:

  • It is allowed to send a copy of an article/book chapter to another PSU affiliate.
  • Search results can be saved, copied, viewed, downloaded and printed.
  • Single articles can be saved, copied, viewed, downloaded and printed.
  • Electronic resources can be used for teaching, research and study purposes.
  • The publisher’s version of a particular electronic resource can be shared on LMS.
    Not Allowed
  • Systematic and automatic downloading using robots or any other technology.
  • Printing of full journal issues and volumes.
  • Commercial use of licensed electronic resources.
  • Republishing, reselling and redistributing of licensed contents.
  • Sending, disseminating or posting online the licensed contents to unauthorized users.
  • Mass mailing the licensed contents.
  • Instead of posting the URL, uploading the full texts of e-books, articles or research papers on LMS.

Subscribed Databases at Central Library

ACM Digital Library

  • The Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books.
  • A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers.
  • The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing.
  • A richly interlinked set of connections among authors, works, institutions, and specialized communities. (ACM Digital Library)

Arabic Legal Decisions Encyclopedia

Arabic Legal Decisions Encyclopedia

ASCE Library

The ASCE Library is the worlds largest full-text database of civil engineering research and practical publications. It offers unprecedented online access to more than 145,000 technical and professional papers and 1.5 million pages of content. More than 7,000 papers are added annually. (American Society of Civil Engineers)


EBSCOhost is a multi-disciplinary powerful online reference system. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for the subjects covering all the academic programs of Prince Sultan University. ( EBSCOhost )

Emerald Insight for (E- Journals، E-Books)

Emerald Insight is a global publisher providing the highest quality, peer-reviewed research. The database contains more than 2400 e-books.
Emerald covers the subjects of Accounting, Auditing & Economics, Education, Engineering & Materials Science, Food & Nutrition, General Management, Healthcare Management, HR Management, Information Management Library Collection Development & Management, Library Management & Information Services, Library Technology, Marketing Operations & Production Management, Public Sector Management and Quality Management etc. ( Emerald )

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. One of the most heavily used databases in higher education. LexisNexis Group is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research (CALR) as well as business research and risk management services. During the 1970s, LexisNexis pioneered the electronic accessibility of legal and journalistic documents. ( Nexis Uni database )

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference is a premier online reference product spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press's dictionaries, companions and encyclopedias. ( Oxford Reference Online )

Gulf Legislation Network

Gulf Legislation Network

KSA Lawyer Website

KSA Lawyer Website 

Taylor & Francis Online

Taylor & Francis Online is a journal content platform for the Taylor & Francis Group. The platform gives online access to all journals from Taylor & Francis and Routledge. Taylor & Francis Group publish quality peer-reviewed journals under the Routledge and Taylor & Francis imprints. Using Taylor & Francis Online platform one can browse by subject, or drill down to journal level to find the aims, scope, and editorial board for each individual title. ( Taylor Francis eBooks )