Tangible Resources

The library has a rich collection of tangible books, reference materials, music CDs, learning CDs, movies, documentaries, kindles, newspapers, periodicals, magazines etc. and online resources.

a) Books- AUW library has more then 27000 tangible books covers various disciplines specially Language, Literature, Social Science Studies, Arts, History, Science, Mathematics, Technology, Health, etc.

b) Reference Materials- AUW library has a lots of reference materials i.e. Dictionaries, Atlas, Almanacs, Maps, Guide books, Thesaurus, Multilingual Dictionaries, Encyclopedia etc. such as Longman Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary, Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Longman Dictionary of American English, Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary, Merriam - Webster Dictionary, other multilingual Dictionaries like French Dictionary, English- Hind Dictionary, English- Tamil Dictionary, English- Persian Dictionary, Sinhalese- English Dictionary, Collins Chinese Dictionary, English- Khmer Dictionary, Thai language Dictionary, Hindi- English Dictionary, Tamil- English Dictionary as well as Encyclopedia, Britannica, etc. Reference materials are marked with a tag and are only to use in library.

c) Periodicals & Magazines- 20 periodicals are subscribed in both Bengali and English.

d) Newspapers- 8 daily national & one weekly local newspapers in both Bengali and English.

e) Audio Visual Materials- AUW library has 1500 DVDs including documentaries, recreational movies etc.
700 CDs including music CDs, English Language learning CDs.
20 kindles with wi fi connection and number of e-books.

Online Resources

The AUW library subscribes lots of electronic resources covering almost all branches of human knowledge intended to promote scholarly and research activities by the students, faculty members and staff of AUW.

The AUW library is getting full access online journals, e-books, reports etc. from three main platforms like:

  • Research4life
  • Online Archive

INASP/PERI: The library is a member of INASP/PERI consortium, Bangladesh. With an annual contribution to this consortium, university library is getting full access of journals from 34 publishers and EBSCOhost; 3 e-book resources; 5 e-databases. The full views of these resources are as follows:

Publishers (Journals): Through INASP/PERI,AUW library gets journals from the following publishers/resources:

1. EBSCOhost: Through EBSCOhost we can access 12 databases such as Business Source Premier, ERIC, Health Source - Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Newspaper Source, MEDLINE, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Communication & Mass Media Complete, GreenFILE, Academic Search Premier and AHFS Consumer Medication Information.

2. Acoustical Society of America

3. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

4. American Society of Civil Engineers

5.American Astronomical Society

6. American Chemical Society

7. American Institute of Physics Journals

8. American Physical Society

9.Annual Reviews

10.Cambridge University Press - Cambridge Journals Online

11.Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

12. Cochrane Library

13.De Gruyter Journals

14. Edinburgh University Press

15. Geological Society

16. IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology

17. IOP Publishing

18. International Forestry Review

19. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

20. NPG - Nature

21. Optical Society of America

22. Oxford Journals OUP

23. NPG - Palgrave Macmillan Journals

24. Policy Press

25. Project MUSE

26. Royal College of Physicians

27. Royal Society

28. SPIE Digital Library

29. Springer eJournals

30. Taylor & Francis eBestseller Packages

31. University of Chicago Journals

32. Wiley Online Library HSS

33. Wiley Online Library STM

34. Project MUSE books

Research4life: Research4Life is a public-private partnership of the WHO, FAO, UNEP, Cornell and Yale Universities and the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers. Working together with technology partner Microsoft, the partnership's goal is to help to attain six of the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015, reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world. The collective name for three programmers' - HINARI, AGORA and OARE - Research4Life provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. AUW has registered for HINARI; it covers online access to over 8100 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and databases. The full views of the resources are as follows:





Online Archive: JSTOR is an archive of over one thousand leading academic journals across the Humanities, Social sciences, and Sciences. It also includes select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. It covers full text - 1000+ scholarly journals on Sciences, Humanities, and Social sciences from the date they began publishing to a moving point 3 to 7 years ago.

Other subscribed resources are:

  • Beech Tree Publishing
  • Encyclopedia of Earth
  • Financial times
  • Foundation center
  • Global Development Finance
  • GreenFILE
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library
  • Journals of the British Psychological Society
  • Lexis nexis
  • Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
  • Symposium Journals
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • The New York Times
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Wall Street Journal
  • World Bank E-Library
  • World Development Indicators

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