Library Collections/Online Resources

The Library has multilingual and multi-format collections that are relevant to the academic programmes and research of the University. The Library also provides access to electronic resources including online databases, e-books, e-journals, e-magazines and e-newspapers.

Open Shelf Collection
All materials in this collection can be borrowed by library patrons. Most of the materials are related to the courses taught in the University. There are also fiction and light reading materials.

Red Spot Collection
Most of the materials in this collection are compulsory or recommended reading materials which can be borrowed for two hours or overnight.

Reference Collection
All materials in this collection are non-circulating which serve as reference tools in the library only. This collection consists of encyclopedias, dictionaries, enactments, acts, company annual reports, etc.

Serials Collection
This collection consists of academic journals, leisure reading magazines, local newspapers, etc. E-version of this collection is accessible via the Library homepage, while printed version is only for reference in the library.

Past Year Examination Paper
A collection of past year examination papers is available for reference and accessible through UTAR Portal.

Special Collection
This is a collection of valuable, rare and fragile materials which consists of Rare Books collection and the Chinese in Southeast Asia collection. This collection is kept in the Special Collection Room located on the 2nd floor of the Main Library, Kampar Campus. All materials in this collection are non-circulating and only for reference in the library. Patrons can access to the Special Collection by approaching our librarian at the Reference Desk.

Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies (TRCCS)
The TRCCS was established at the UTAR Library in 2013, in collaboration with the National Central Library of Taiwan (NCL). It is located on the 3rd floor of the Main Library, Kampar Campus. The Centre houses an impressive collection of books pertaining to Chinese and Taiwan studies, donated by the NCL. All materials in this centre is non-circulating and only for reference in the library.

Online Databases
Subscribed online databases available for access are ScienceDirect, EBSCOhost Business Source Complete, CNKI, IEEE Xplore, ClinicalKey, JSTOR, Emerald Journals Collection, SAGE Journals and many others.

E-books available for access are subscribed e-books and purchased e-books from various publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, SAGE, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley and many others.

All subscribed e-journals and e-magazines including Nature, AAA Science, Times Higher Education and many others are accessible through the Library homepage.

Open Access Resources
The Library also provides links to many reliable open access resources including open access databases, e-journals, as well as e-books.

Dissertations and Theses Collection
The dissertations and theses of UTAR postgraduate students are available online at the UTAR Institutional Repository. This collection also consists of selected final year projects of undergraduate students.

Case Studies
These case study articles are intended for internal reference, specifically for the purposes of teaching and learning.