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1Find an article
Read journal articles to get up-to-date information on your area of research. Click on the sources below to search for the e-journal titles/articles :
 
SourceDatabase nameTitle
Online databaseEmerald Management(i) Strategic planning directions of Malaysia's higher education: university autonomy in the midst of political uncertainties by Morshidi Bin Sirat
(ii) Ethnicity, inequality, and higher education in Malaysia by Viswanathan Selvaratnam
(iii) An investigation on PMS attributes in service organisations in Malaysia by Amizawati Mohd Amir, Nik Nazli Nik Ahmad and Muslim Har Sani Mohamad
(iv) Crime and economic conditions in Malaysia by Muzafar Shah Habibullah, A.H. Baharom
 
Online databaseJSTOR(i) Infant mortality and socioeconomic development: evidence from Malaysian household data by Julie DaVanzo
(ii) Recent fertility trends in West Malaysia by Lee-Jay Cho, James A. Palmore and Lyle Saunders
(iii) Ethnicity, inequality, and higher education in Malaysia by Viswanathan Selvaratnam
(iv) Public and private provision of higher education in Malaysia: a comparative analysis by Roy Wilkinson and Ishak Yussof
(v) A new model for financing public colleges and universities by Darryl G. Greer and Michael W. Klein
 
 
2Find a book (subject classification)
The library catalogue (MyCatalogue) tells you what the library owns. Use the following Library of Congress Subject Headings or appropriate keywords. 
 
Statistic -- CoursesStatistics -- Higher Education -- MalaysiaStatistic -- Overseas universitiesStatistics -- Periodicals
Statistic -- Privates universities and collegesStatistic - Polytechnics and community collegesStatistic -- RaceStatistics, Vital -- Periodicals
 
3Find print sources
A selected list of books on Malaysian Statistical available in the library's collection to help you get started on your research :
 
Call NumberTitleCall NumberTitle
General Collection
HQ796 S755 2007A statistical snapshot of the 18 year old Malaysian adolescent / Fatimah Hashim and Lihanna Borhan (eds.)SC LA1238 P429Perangkaan pengajian tinggi Malaysia = Statistics of higher education of Malaysia / Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi
Reference Collection
Items in this collection do not circulate and are to be used in the library only. From MyCatalogue, it can be identified by the notation REF on their Call Number. The following are a few of the Construction Management related reference books available at Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Library.
Dictionaries
REF HD9715 M2 MDS 2003Malaysia. Jabatan Perangkaan. Penyiasatan industri pembinaan = Survey of construction industries, 2003SC HA1791 P426Perangkaan penting = Vital statistics Malaysia / Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia
REF PE1591 D545 1993Dictionary of synonyms and antonymsREF PE1628 O98 2005Oxford dictionary of English (revised edition) / Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson (eds.)
REF PL5125 K15Kamus Inggeris Melayu Dewan : an English-Malay dictionaryREF QA276.14 U71 2004A dictionary of statistics
REF LA1238 P426Perangkaan sepintal lalu pengajian tinggi di Malaysia 2005 : Malaysia pusat kecemerlangan pengajian tinggi di peringkat antarabangsa / Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia
 
4Find online databases
 
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iBooks24x7
iiEbscohost Business Source Complete
iiiEBSCO e-books Business with Academic Collection
ivDirectory of Open Access Books
vDirectory of Open Access Journal
viEmerald Management
viiJSTOR
viiiMcKinsey Quarterly
Refer our Reference Librarian at 604-2180 159/2180 169 for the login-ID to view the full-text article.
 
5Find e-book sources
 
Database nameE-book Title
Books24x7(i) Takaful investment portfolios: a study of the composition of Takaful Funds in the GCC and Malaysia by Abdul Rahman, Khalil Tolefat and Mehmet Asutay
(ii) Asia Pacific financial markets in comparative perspective: issues and implications for the 21st Century by Thomas A. Fetherston and Jonathan A. Batten
(iii) Governance, risk and compliance handbook : technology, finance, environmental, and international guidance and best practices by Anthony Tarantino
(iv) International financial reporting standards desk reference: overview, guide, and dictionary by Roger Hussey and Audra Ong
 
Ebrary(i) Doing business 2015: going beyond efficiency by World Bank
(ii) Islamic finance handbook : a practitioner's guide to the global markets by Morgan Andrew Tebbutt
(iii) International debt statistics 2014 by World Bank
 
6Internet sources
Below is a selective list of Internet sources related to Legal Sources. The list is incomplete. We welcome suggestions to expand it.
 
 
General Information2015 Index of Economic Freedom
Measures economic freedom of 184 countries including Malaysia based on trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom, and property rights.
Bank Negara Malaysia
Compilation of Malaysia key economic, financial variables and macroeconomic statistics.
Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)
Provides statistics on occupational accidents.
Department of Statistics Malaysia
Premier government agency under the Prima Minister's Office entrusted with the responsibility to collect, interpret and disseminate latest and real time macro statistics (growth, prices, labour market, trade, balance of payments, population, and more) in the monitoring of national economic performance and social development.
Department of Fisheries Malaysia
Provides annual update statistics concerning the fishing industry in Malaysia.
Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister's Department Malaysia
EPU statistics consist of four main sub-topics namely Malaysian Economy in Figures, Latest Economic Indicators, Published Time Series Economic Statistics and Social Security Network.
Malaysian Economy in Figures
Provides information relating to Malaysian economic development. It is useful for foreign investors and businessmen. The statistical data is obtained from the Economic Planning Unit, Ministry of Finance, Statistical Department and Bank Negara Malaysia and others.
Social Safety Net - e-kasih and Social Welfare Department
A service provided by the government or state concerning Welfare, Health Care and others to identify specific groups to be given aid.
Malaysia Facebook Statistics
Is a social media analytics platform which provides statistics about Malaysia Facebook demographics. Allows brands to measure, compare, and contrast the success of their social media campaigns with competitive intelligence.
Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)
Provides Malaysia's monthly, quarterly and annual trade statistics covering Malaysia's monthly, quarterly and annual trade statistics covering Malaysia's export and imports by commodities or countries. Detailed data is accessible from the United Nations Commodity Trade Database.
Malaysia Institute of Statistics
A non profit organization set-up to promote the proper practice, propagation, and dissemination of statistical knowledge for the benefit of society.
Malaysia Labour Market Reports and Statistics
Provides statistical information on the various types of Malaysian labour and human resource market.
Malaysia's Trade Statistics
Monthly, quarterly and annual trade statistics covering Malaysia's export and imports by commodities or countries.
Malaysia Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MyGDI)
This portal allows users to explore, view and access the implementation of MyGDI, initiatives and its related applications.
Malaysia Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS)
Provides statistics and accident characteristics involving motorcycles in Malaysia.
Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)
Provides forecast of Malaysia economic activity through Business Conditions Index (BCI) and Consumer Sentiment Index (CSI).
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
Provides manufacturing sector investment approval statistics.
Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Provides comprehensive and current data on the performance of the agro-food sector.
Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism
Provides domestic trade statistics.
Ministry of Education
Provides latest trends and development in Malaysian education system.
Ministry of Finance
Provides information on budget speech, economic data, tax incentives by sector and yearly estimates of federal's government's revenues.
Ministry of Higher Education
Provides comprehensive statistics concerning Malaysian higher education institutions.
Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
Provides Malaysia's monthly trade performance statistics of major products.
Ministry of Rural and Regional Development
Provides social and economic statistics related to Orang Asli development.
Ministry of Transport Malaysia
Provides traffic statistics of aviation, maritime, land and rail sectors.
Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
Provides statistics on Malaysian women, family and community
Ministry of Works Malaysia
Provides statistics on different types of roads in Malaysia.
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Provides statistics on Malaysia youth population and their involvement in sports at tertiary level.
Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities
Provides a quantitative insight to the commodity and plantation industry. These statistics are compiled by the relevant agencies within the Malaysian commodity and plantation industry.
myGov Portal
Monthly usage statistics services provided in myGov Portal.
National Cancer Council
Provides Malaysian cancer statistics.
Prime Minister's Office
Provide economic-related topics on Malaysian economy in figures, latest economic indicators, economic statistics and social security network.
Published Time Series Economic Statistics
Provides a collection of economic statistics in Malaysia. It can also be a source for economic studies.
International OrganisationsAidData: Open Data for International Development
An initiative that aims to :
(a) increase the impact of development assistance by making aid information more transparent and accessible to a wide range of stakeholders, and
b) improve the quality of research on aid allocation and aid effectiveness
AidData provides a searchable database of nearly one million past and present aid activities around the world, aid information management services and tools, data visualization technologies, and research designed to increase understanding of development finance.
Arab Monetary Fund: Statistics
Includes statistics for balance of trade, cross exchange rates, economic indicators, foreign trade, money and credit, and national accounts for the 22 members of the Arab Monetary Fund.
BASEIND (BAsic Social and Econonic INDicators) Database
BASEIND provides data on 256 socio-economic variables under 17 categories for the 57 organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member countries dating back to 1970.
Eldis Regional and Country Profiles
Links to hundreds of authoritative sites for developing countries, in the areas of: agriculture, environment, poverty, education, gender, health and population, governance, trade, economics, aid, microcredit, and security.
EuroStat: Statistical Office of the European Communities
EuroStat is the primary source for most statistics on the European Union.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Provides statistics on the annual production of aquaculture and fisheries commodities.
General Data Dissemination System (GDDS)
International Monetary fund (IMF) provides information on economic, financial and socio-demographic data disseminated by countries participating in the GDDS.
Global Health Atlas
WHO's Communicable Disease Global Atlas is bringing together for analysis and comparison standardized data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. The analysis and interpretation of data are further supported through information on demography, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors.
Global Health Observatory (GHO)
Compile and verify major sources of health data, provide easy access to country data and metadata, and present scientifically sound information in user-friendly formats. It covers global health priorities such as the health-related Millennium Development Goals, women and health, mortality and burden of diseases, disease outbreaks, health equity and health systems.
Index of Economic Freedom
Measures economic freedom of 184 countries including Malaysia based on trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom, and property rights.
International Finance Corporation
These reports provide data on the ease of doing business with 185 economies. It ranks each location, and recommend reforms to improve performance in each of the indicator areas. Selected cities can compare their business regulations with other cities in the country or region.
International Labour Organization (ILO)
ILO databases provide extensive labour statistics data for over 100 indicators and 165 economies.
International Minerals Statistics and Information
Provides timely statistical data on mineral commodities in various countries.
International Trade and Tariff Data
WTO provides extensive access to world trade and tariff data.
Internet World Statistics
This site provides Internet usage and population statistics for 233 countries in easily viewable formats. World-wide, regional, and national statistics are available. There are some commercial links at this site.
Official Statistics on the Web: OFFSTATS
Provides list of web sites offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official or similar "quotable" sources, especially those that provide both current data and time series. In the country lists, these are mainly web pages provided by statistical offices, central banks and government departments and agencies, whereas the topics list is comprised of links to the statistics pages of international organizations and associations and a few commercial sites.
NationMaster.com : Religion Statistics
Various categories of religious statistics, by country and region. Many stats are also illustrated with charts and maps.
NZSTATS (New Zealand Statistics Sources)
This database provides access to Internet, database and print sources for data specifically about New Zealand. Web links are arranged by subject.
Penn World Tables
Provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries/territories for some or all of the years 1950-2010.
Population Reference Bureau
Provides comprehensive data sheet information on 20 population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries.
RFE : Resources for Economists on the Internet
This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economist, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are described.
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Present annual core indicators, statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific which includes country-level data related to demography, migration, education, health, poverty, gender, employment, economy, government finance, employment, transport, and environment. The database also includes aggregate data for the world, major geographic regions, ESCAP subregions, income groupings of ESCAP members, ESCAP LDC countries and ESCAP LLDC countries.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations focal point on trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development. Data collected from national and international sources for almost all economies of the world. Most of the time series cover long periods, with some dating back to 1948.
UNICEF Statistics
UNICEF offers a database of statistics related to the welfare of children, which can be searched by country or region. The site also offers world maps with data mapped, and the entire database can be downloaded.
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Provides collection and data dissemination of its 194 Member Stats on a wide range of themes including agriculture, crime, education, employment, energy, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts population, refugees, tourism, trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
US Census Bureau's International Database
Provides a long range population forecast out to 2050 for many countries, including Malaysia, that are useful for studying demographic change (includes age breakdowns).
World Bank
Provides high-quality national and international statistics and maintains a number of macro, financial and sector databases.
World Development Indicators 2012
World Development Indicators 2012 is a compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people's lives.
World Health Statistics
Present the most recent health-related statistics for its 194 Member States.
 
7Find newspapers article
Newspapers provide current news on matters of general interest. You may need to do further searching on your topic using detailed sources.
 
NoFree e-Newspaper
iAgenda Daily
iiBerita Harian Online
iiiHarian Metro
ivMalay Mail Online
vNew Straits Times Online
viThe Star Online
viiThe Sun Daily
viiUtusan Online
 
8General information
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