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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 :
SourceDatabase nameTitle
Online databaseDirectory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ)(i) A case study of digital humanities in government / Joseph Wicentowski
(ii) A contrastive study on metadiscource elements used in humanities vs. non humanities across Persian and English / Gholam Zarei and Sara Mansoori
(iii) Dynamic maps in humanities computing / Martyn Jessop
(iv) Truth and conversation / Maciej Witek
(v) Introduction concepts : representations and evolution / Philip van Loocke
(vi) Making a difference / Peter Lipton
(vii) A method for producing graduate level scholars in classical performance / Natthakan Bunsiri, Surapone virulrak and Akom Sangiemwiboon
(viii) Classical studies around the world: an overview of its courses and programs in occidental region / ahmad Rizal Mohd Yusof et. al
Online databaseJSTOR(i) Response: the humanities-the mixed big / Armstein Donald
(ii) Standards for reporting on humanities-oriented research in AERA publications: American Educational Research Association / Educational Researcher
(iii) Editorial: a national humanities foundation / F J P
(iv) The humanities / Arberg Harol, Grove Richard, Morrison jack and Hoffa Hallan
(v) The plight of the humanities / Maxwell M David
(vi) ERIC/RCS report: what every humanities teacher should know / Ladevich Laurel
(vii) Humanities and human development / Martha C Nussbaum
(viii) The current state of support for the humanities / Robert M Lumiansky
(ix) Political education: relevance of the humanities / Richard Pring
Open access journal Global Ethics Network
International Journal of Science and Research
Oxford University Press
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.
AbstractionAccentAgriculturalAgriculture--Economic aspects--Malaysia
Agriculture wasteAnimalsAnthropology--Moral and ethical aspectsArt appreciation
ArtsAsian theatreAtmosphere--Popular worksAtmospheric chemistry
Behavioral geographyBiogeographyCastingConfucion philosophy
CinematographyCitizenship--Study and teaching--MalaysiaCivics--Study and teaching--MalaysiaCivilization--History--Textbooks
Classical studiesClimate and weatherClimatology--Popular worksCommunication
CultureCultural geographyCreative artsCreative ability
Creative thinkingCreative writingCreative writing--Psychological aspectsCreative writing--Social aspects
Creative writing--Study and teaching--Theory, etc.Critical thinkingCultural thinkingCultural studies
EarthEarth sciencesEarth sciences--Statistical methodsEarth sciences--Textbooks
Economic activitiesEconomic geographyEconomicsEditing
Environmental policyEnvironmental protectionEnvironmental sciences--TextbooksEnglish language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
Fine artsFolk music--MalaysiaFolk music--United States--History and criticismFolk songs, Malay--Malaysia
GeographyGeography--EncyclopediaGeography--PeriodicalsGeography--Study and teaching--audio-visual aids
Geography--Study guidesGeomaticsGeomorphologyGlaciology
GrammarHistoryHindu philosophyHuman behavior
Human ecologyHuman geographyHuman migrationHumanities literature
Humanities--PhilosophyHumanities--Political aspects--United StatesHumanities--Study and teachingHydrology
IdeologyIncome tax--MalaysiaIndustrial relationsIntelligence level
International relationsIslam--EducationIslam--Essence, genius, natureIslamic calligraphy
Islamic philosophyLandformsLanguage and genderLanguage and literature
Language arts (Elementary)Language and societyLawLife nature
LiteratureLiterature--Theory and philosophyLiterary stylisticsLingua franca
Malay language--Examinations, questions, etc.Malay language--Study and teachingMalay language--Study and teaching (Higher)Malay literature
Malay poetry--Translations into EnglishMoral developmentMalaysia--Economic conditionsMalaysia--History
Malaysia--History--Study and teachingMalaysia--Politics and governmentMalaysia--Social conditionsMalaysia--Social conditions--Study and teaching
MorphologyMusicMusic appreciation--Music collectionsMusical criticism
Music in educationMusic theoryMusic--Instruction and studyMusic--Malaysia
Music--OriginMusic--PerformanceMusic studiesNatural history--Periodicals
OceanographyOriental literaturePaintingPalaeogeography
PedologyPerceptionPerforming artsPhilosophy
PhoneticsPhycisal geographyPhysical geography--Handbooks, manuals, etc.Pidgins and creoles
PlaysPoetryPolitical geographyPolitical systems
PopulationPopulation geographyRecreational activitiesRegional geography
ReligionReligious ethics--Comparative studiesReligions--TextbooksRivers
Rocks and mineralsSculptureSemanticsSocial geography
Social anthropologySocial traditionsSoilsSounds
Southeast Asia--Religion--HistorySouthern Min dialects--PoetrySpatial behaviourSpatial interaction
Speech communitySpeech varietyStylisticsSyntax
Theatre--RealismThought and thinkingTourismTourism--Asia, Southeastern
Tourism--Study guidesTourism--TerminologyTransportationUniversities and colleges--Southeast Asia
Urban systemsUrban geographyVisual artVisual art technology
Wayang kulitWestern philosophies  
3Find print sources
A selected list of books on Humanities available in the library's collection to help you get started on your research :
Call NumberTitleCall NumberTitle
General Collections
B105 T54 C433 2012Thinking critically/John ChaffeeBD21 H811 2000Thinking through philosophy: an introduction / Chris Horner and Emrys Westacott
BF408 K64 2012Steal like an artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative / Austin KleonBE408L576 2006On creativity: awakening the creative mind / Leo Ann Mean
BF441 C851 2011Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument / Stella CottrellBF723 C5 A295Pemikiran logikal dan kritikal / Abdullah Hassan
BF723 C5 A2952Teknik berfikir: konsep dan proses - 15 cara berfikir untuk menjana idea-idea kreatif / Abdullah HassanBJ52 C769 1999Morality and cultural differences / John W Cook
BJ1012 S524 2012The fundamentals of ethics / Russ Shafer-LandauBJ1188 W927World religions: UNIVersal Peace global ethics
BL48 S322 2013Evolutionary religion / J L SchellenbergBL80.3 H791 2012Religions of the world / Lewis M Hopfe
BR115 M827Beloved / Toni MorrisonCB69 A237 2012World civilizations / Philip J Adler and Randall L Pouwels
CB69 F452 2006Landmarks in humanities / Gloria K FieroDS597.2 K33 2010Kenegaraan Malaysia / Ruslan Zainuddin, Mohd Mahadee Ismail and Zaini Othman (eds.)
DS597.2 P398Pengajian Malaysia: panduan pelajarDS595.9 M236 2003Malaysian studies: nationhood and citizenship / Nazaruddin Haji Mohd Jali et. al.
DS753.6 C48 T161 2009Cheng Ho and Islam in Southeast Asia / Tan Ta SenG63 E56 2004The encyclopedia of world geography: a country by country guide / Graham Bateman and Victoria Egan (eds.)
G76 E38 2009E-learning for geographers: online materials, resources and repositories / Philip Rees et. al.G131 B973Geography: A-level and AS Level / David Burtenshaw
G155 A1 R685 2013Tourism operations and management / Sunetra Roday, Archana Biwal and Vandana JoshiGB54.5 N1743Earth science: the world we live in / Samuel N Namowitz
GF41 I61 2008An introduction to human geography: issues for the 21st century / Peter Daniels et. al. (eds.)GF50 E17 2005Ecosystems and human well-being: multiscale assessments volume 4 / Doris Capistrano et. al. (eds.)
GE170 G666 2006Earth in the balance; ecology and the human spirit / Albert GoreGN270 B584Images of race / Micheal D Biddis
GN281 B618Human evolution: an introduction to the new physical anthropology / J B BirdsellGN387 G146Future of pastoral peoples: proceedings of a conference (1980: Nairobi, Kenya) / John G Galaty
HB871 W395 2012Population: an introduction to concepts and issues / John R WeeksHB139 W873 2013Introductory econometrics: a modern approach / Jeffrey M Wooldridge
HC59.7 W919 2009World development report 2009: reshaping economic geography / The World BankHD30.25 N576 2007Creative problem-solving for Asians: a practical guide to develop your creativity as an Asian / Ng Aik Kwang
HD31 H521 2001Creativity and perception in management / Jane HenryHD45 D897 2007The seeds of innovation / Elaine Dundon
HD53 A182 2006Idealized design: how to dissolve tomorrow's crisis today / Russell L Acknoff, Jason Magidson and Herbet J AddisonHD6961 C518Industrial relations skills for managers: featuring employment law, trade unions and industrial relations / Chen Voon Shian
HD75.6 G786 2012Green economy and good governance for sustainable development: opportunities, promises and concerns / Jose A Puppim de Oliveira (ed.)HD1415.71 S246Agricultural policy in India: growth with equity / J S Sarma
HD2080.6 A6M2Malaysian agricultural HF1025 B794 2009The new introduction to geographical economics / Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen and Charles van Marrewijk
HF5387 L46 2005Moral intelligence: enhancing business performance and leadership success / Doug Lennick and Fred KielHJ4126 G614 2004A practical guide to Malaysian income tax / Goh Chen Chuan
HJ4771.6 A169 2014ACCA paper P6: advanced taxation (Malaysia)HJ70.7 A2 B927 20122013 Budget commentary & tax information / The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
HM107 F527Essays on social organisation and values / Raymond FirthHM216 S838Contemporary social and political philosophy / James P Sterba
HM548 I14 2013Cross-cultural management: a Malaysian perspective / Ibrahim ZahariHM1033 B337 2011Social psychology and human nature / Roy F Baumeister and Brad J Bushman
HN700.6 S524 1986From British to bumiputera rule: local politics and rural development in Peninsular Malaysia / Shamsul A BHV40 T549 2012Human behavior in the social environment: theories for social work practice / Bruce A Thyer, Catherine N Dulmus and Karen M Sowers
JZ1242 K24 2011World politics: trend and transformation / Charles William Kegley and Shannon Lindsey BlantonLA1059 D488 1977Development of higher education in Southeast Asia: challenges for tomorrow / Banphot virasai (ed.)
LB1137 P722 2009Play, creativity and digital cultures / Rebekah Willett, Muriel Robinson and jackie Marsh (eds.)LB1528 L243 2010Teaching English, language and literacy / Dominic Wyse, Russell Jones and Helen Bradford
LB1590.5 N576 2004.Liberating the creative spirit in Asian students / Ng Aik KwangLB2395.35 B858 2011Critical thinking for students; learn the skills of analysing, evaluating and producing arguments / Roy van den Brink-Budgen
LC94 M4 S774 2012Reformasi pendidikan III: pendidikan sivik untuk penyuburan demokrasi / Sri Murniati and Al-Mustaqeem M RadhiLC904 P39Pengajian Islam / Ezad Azraai Jamsari et. al.
N66 C239Images and imagination: an introduction to art / Roberta M CapersND1025.8 K54 R439 2007Retrospektif: dunia seni catan Khoo Sui Hoe (the painted world of Khoo Sui Hoe)
ND1025.8 T16 T162 2014A lifetime of drawing: Tan Choon Ghee / Lee Khai (ed.)NX280 F352Introduction to the study of the humanities; adapted for OLI, Hong Kong
NX643 B621 2010A beginner's guide to the humanities / Philip E BishopML240 M629From Liszt to music hall
P90 F981 2014Fundamentals of human communication: social science in everyday life / Margaret H DeFleur et. al.P221 l154 2006A course in phonetics / Peter Ladefoged
P325 S127 2009Semantics / John I SaeedPE1128 A2 C645Teacher's grammar: the central problems of English / R A Close
PE1128 L771 2011Listening and speaking: teacher's handbookPE1116 R47 S888 2010Highly recommended 2: English for the hotel and catering industry / Trish Stoss & Alison Pohl
PE1404 S532How we write: writing as creative design / Mike SharplesPE1408 G644 2009The soul of creative writing / Richard Goodman
PE2751 C514 2009Emergent lingua francas and world orders; the politics and place of English as a world language / Phyllis Ghim-Lian ChewPJ347 L231Asian reader / Madeleine Mattarozzi Laming
PL5070 A228 2012Kaedah pengajaran Bahasa Melayu / Adenan Ayob and Khairuddin MohamadPL5076 S531 20051200 bank soalan topikal PMR: Bahasa Melayu (kertas 1) / Sharifah Abd Rahman
PL5130 M394 1998Kreativiti dan kemanusiaan dalam kesusasteraan / Masuri S NPL5139 C514 2007A tapestry of Baba poetry / Johny Chee
PL5149.82 Y53 2008Postcards from a foreign country / YinPN45 Q7How literature works: the nature of the literary experience / Kenneth Quinn
PN146 J12 2009Getting published: a companion for the humanities and social sciences / Gerald Jackson and marie LenstrupQA76.9 U83 M153 2013UI is communication; how to design intuitive, user-centered interfaces by focusing on effective communication / Everett n McKay
QB631 O612Unit 1: science and planet earth 1 / Mike PentzQC861 S617Composition, chemistry and climate of the atmosphere / Hanwant B Singh
QC981.8 I24 2007Ignition: what you can do to fight global warning and spark a movement / Jonathan Isham Jr. and Sissel Waage (eds.)QE28 L973 2008Foundation of earch science / Frederick K Lutgens and Edward J Tarbuck
QE28.2 O61Plate tectonics: a revolution in the earth sciences / The Open UniversityQE33 T449 2007Earth science and the environment / Graham R Thompson and Jonathan Turk
WE33.2 M3 W726Intermediate statistics: for geographers and earth scientists / R B G WilliamsQL751 A3542Animal behavior: an evolutionary approach / John Alcock
QL751 M2833Introduction to animal behavior / Aubrey ManningQL775 T587Social behaviour in animals / N tinbergen
QL775 W747Sociobiology: the new synthesis / Edward O WilsonS591 B798 2008The nature and properties of soils / Nyle C Brady and Ray R Weil
SF9 K47By-product utilization for animal production: proceedings of a workshop on applied research (1982: Nairobi, Kenya)TK7881.4 F219 2010Designing sound / Andy Farnell
TR892 M553 2013The filmmaker's eye: learning (and breaking) the rules of cinematic composition / Gustavo Mercado
Reference Collections
REF KPG806.5 S615 2004Law of contract: volume I and II / Dato' Seri Visu SinaduraiREF LM3758 M3M697 2007Traditional Malaysian music of Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak / Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin
REF HD9576 P397 2008Penjelasan mengenai subsidi dan bantuan kerajaan kepada rakyat / Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia
Audio-Visual Collections
ML3551 A493 2007American roots music / Asian Association of Open Universities [CD-ROM]MT90 K15 2008Music: an appreciation / Roger Kamien
TD353 W247Hydrology and water quantity control [Diskette]
Serial Collections
SC GC59.72 A191MIMA Bulletin / Maritime Institute of MalaysiaSC G1 N277National Geographic
NilThe Malayan Nature Journal
WOU Course Materials
REF LB1028 LHL221/05 W356 2010LHL221/05 Selection of Asian Literature: course guideREF LB1028 LHG341/05 W356 2013LHG341/05 Tourism and Geography: course guide [electronic resource]
REF LB1028 LHH311/05 W356 2011LHH311/05 Southeast Asian History: course guide
4Find online databases
NoDatabase name
iiEBSCO e-books Business with Academic Collection
iiiDirectory of Open Access Books
ivDirectory of Open Access Journal
5Find e-book sources
Database nameE-book Title
Books24x7(i) The cultural imperative; global trends in the 21st century / Richard D Lewis
(ii) The future of innovation / Bettina von Stamm and Anna Trifilova
(iii) uture storm: the dynamics unlocking the future / William Houston and Robin Griffiths
(iv) Asian values, western dreams: understanding the new Asia / Greg Sheridan
(v) In the middle of the future: Tom Plate on Asia / Thomas Gordon plate
(vi) Fault lines: how hidden fractures still threaten world economy / Raghuran G Rajan
(vii) The new Asian hemisphere: the irresistible shift of global power to the East / Kishore Mahbubani
(viii) When cultures collide: leading across cultures (3rd ed.) / Richard D Lewis
(ix) Handbook of key global financial markets, institution and infrastructure / Gerald Caprio Jr.
(x) The rise of the creative class / Richard Florida
EBSCOHost(i) The norton anthology of world religions / Michael Bemis
(ii) The encyclopedia of world religions / Gregory D Alles and Robert S Ellwood
(iii) Britannica encyclopedia of world religions / Wendy Doniger
(iv) "Disrupted" historical trajectories and indigenous agency; rethinking imperial impact in Southeast Asian history / Micheal C Hawkins
(v) Southeast Asian capitalism: history, institutions, states, and firms / Frank B Tipton
(vi) The story of evolution / Joseph McCabe
(vii) Social statistics for a diverse society / Chava Nashmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero
(viii) Improve your writing / Ronald W Fry
(ix) Effective internal communication / Lyn Smith and Pamela Mounter
(x) Roots of the classical: the popular origins of western music / Peter van der Merwe
E-books Centre
(various subjects)
(i) Arts of living: reinventing the humanities for the twenty-first century / Kurt Spellmeyer
(ii) Children, adults and shared responsibilities: Jewish, Christian and Muslim perspectives / Marcia J Bunge (ed.)
(iii) An inquiry concerning the origin of Christianity / Charles Christian Hennell
(iv) The encyclopedia of world religions / Robert E Ellwood (ed.)
(v) Civilization and its contents / Bruce Mazlish
(vi) The future of life and the future of our civilization / Vladimir Burdyuzha (ed.)
(vii) Representation in western music / Joshua S Walden (ed.)
(viii) Approaches to meaning in music / Byron Almen and Edward Pearsall (eds.)
(ix) A history of singing / John Potter and Neil Sorrell
(x) Rhythms of labour: music at work in Britain / Marek Korezynski, Michael Pickering and Emma Robertson
6Internet sources
Below is a selective list of Internet sources related to Humanities. The list is incomplete. We welcome suggestions to expand it.
WebsitesAmerican Council of Learned Societies
American Psychological Association (APA)
BBC News
Bright Hub
Debris and Mudflow Warning System (DMFWS)
How to - discover the expert in you!
Google Scholar
History of India
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia
Nancy Doyle
Contemporary fine art, art instruction, art history, ancestor portraits
Physical Geography
Poets' Graves
SACE Board of South Australia
Socialism Today
The New York Times
The Philosophy of Roger Bishop Jones
World Wide Web Virtual Library
OrganisationsChemical Inspection and Regulation Service
Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)
Islamic Relief Malaysia
Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia
Jabatan Perhubungan Perusahaan Malaysia
Malaysian Care
Malaysian Buddhist Association
Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM)
The National Association of Christian Counsellors Malaysia
Yayasan Kemanusiaan Muslim Aid Malaysia
International OrganisationsAlliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Australian and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA)
Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA)
Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand
Middle East Institute
New Zealand Historical Association
Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia
OER Sites (Search for section on Humanities)ATutor
ComPADRE Digital Library
Flat World Education
Motion Mountain (e-book)
Open Textbook Library
Phet Interactive Simulations
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
NoSubscribed e-newspaper
8General information
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