Welcome to ABACUS

The ABACUS Digital Library – is an initiative by Brickfields Asia College that  aims to reengineer how information is curated and consumed in today’s New Normal. We wanted  our students to engage with our comprehensive study materials without leaving their homes.

ABACUS supports students through the power of information, discovery and learning. Our collections includes eBooks, printed materials and online resources that are available 24/7; accessible on-campus & off-site as well. Search our digital library and start studying now!  Our team of librarians are ready to assist  with your queries related to Library services and resource, so make sure to get in touch.

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What is ABACUS?

ABACUS

With ABACUS, you now have 24/7 remote access to an extensive collection of eBooks, journals, videos, and other great resources on campus at our Libraries or from the comfort of your home. So, whether you’d like to access our library services online or physical, we’ve got your BACk!

Vision

To transform lives through education

 

Mission

In support of BAC’s mission, the library provides services with access to a wide array of digital and physical learning spaces and resources.

E-Resources (Subscription)

Our comprehensive library consists of materials from the most reputable sources and partners

CLJ Law provides online legal database service for subscribers. Their databases include current Malaysian cases, articles, practice notes, legislative forms, precedents, sample agreements and legislations

How to Access CLJ

ProQuest eBook Central is a collection of e-books on a wide range of subjects such as law, business / management, social science, education and many others. Over 200,000 e-book titles subscribed by BAC from renowned publishers such as Sweet & Maxwell, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Routledge, Palgrave MacMillan Education, Taylor & Francis, Hodder Education, Cambridge University Press, and so much more.  

How to Access ProQuest eBook Central

Westlaw Asia is a portal that provides access to multiple products across various countries with a single search. An ideal tool for comparative law research, and a significant time saver, Westlaw also integrates with Westlaw Next for acess to content from Australia, Canada and the US.

How to Access the Westlaw

Westlaw Classic (previously known as Westlaw Next) provides access to a variety of legal information, including federal and state case law, the United States Code Annotated, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, state statutes and administrative codes, and more.

How to Access Westlaw Classic

A market leader in social science and interdisciplinary research, offering a range of formats that focus on applied research, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Content covers Accounting, Finance & EconomicsBusiness, Management & StrategyEducationMarketing and Tourism & Hospitality. 

How to Access Emerald

ProQuest Journals features scholarly journals, and professional journals in business & management, computer science, education and psychology; subscribed by BAC.

How to Access the ProQuest Journal Database

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. 

With access to over 16,000 courses in 7 languages, LinkedIn Learning provides the most relevant and current learning opportunities across business, creative or technology topics.

How to Access LinkedIn Learning

Mendeley Desktop is a free desktop reference management application. It helps you simplify your reference management workflow so you can focus on achieving your goals. With Mendeley Desktop you can: store, organize and search all your references from just one library.

How to Access Mendeley

Lexis Advance is an innovative online research platform that allows today’s legal professionals to access trusted research. Lexis Advance includes Malaysia’s largest and most current case citatory, Casemate Case Citator, a complete legislation solution, unreported judgments and Malaysian law journal reports.

How to Access Lexis Nexis

Over 400 e-book titles from Pearson Education & Cengage Learning; ranging from law, business & management, advertising, psychology, education, computer science & so much more.

How to Access Vital Source eBooks

Cite Ready is a web-based application with desktop-like functionalities. It is across-platform application that allows for easy access to your very own collection of research papers anywhere in the world at any time.

How to Access

Step 1 : Go to https://www.citeready.com/
Step 2 : Click Register & do register using your institution domain email (e.g. studentid@bacstudent.edu.my, studentid@iactstudent.edu.my, studentid@vucstudent.edu.my, studentid@rcstudent.edu.my)

Business Expert Press (BEP) was founded on the proposition that executives and business students need reliable, concise information and guidance from experts across the field of business.

Open Access Journals

Multidisciplinary 

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. 

Science

ScienceOpen provides researchers with a wide range of tools to support their research – all for free.

Multidisciplinary

The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. The DLC provides free and open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations.

Economic and business studies

EconBiz is an academic search portal for journals, working papers, and conferences in business studies and economics. It is provided by the ZBW – German National Library of Economics, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

Science

Elsevier provides free access to archived material in selected Elsevier journals.

Science and medicine

PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health maintain the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval.

Multidisciplinary 

Oxford University Press (OUP) publishes the highest quality journals and delivers this research to the widest possible audience. 

Education

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The availability of records for an issue is dependent on content provided by the publisher.

Social Science

The SSRN, formerly known as Social Science Research Network, is a repository for preprints devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in the social sciences, humanities, life sciences, health sciences, and more.

Multidisciplinary

The first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers.

Science

A pioneer of open access publishing, BMC has an evolving portfolio of high quality peer-reviewed journals including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, specialist journals such as Malaria Journal and Microbiome, and the BMC Series.


Expanding beyond biomedicine into the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering disciplines, BMC now offers a wider portfolio of subject fields on a single open access platform.

Science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences

SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer’s portfolio of 200+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science.

Doctoral theses – Multidisciplinary

E-Theses Online Service is a bibliographic database and union catalogue of electronic theses provided by the British Library, the National Library of the United Kingdom.

Social Science, Arts & Humanities 

Journals published by MDPI are fully open access: research articles, reviews or any other content on this platform is available to everyone free of charge. 

Mathematics and science

arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 2,109,137 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

Multidisciplinary

BASE is a multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources, created by Bielefeld University Library in Bielefeld, Germany.

Computer Science

The dblp computer science bibliography provides open bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings.

Multidisciplinary

JURN is a free online search tool for the finding and downloading of free full-text scholarly works. It was established by David Haden in a public online open beta version in February 2009, initially for finding open access electronic journal articles in the arts and humanities.

Social and behavioral sciences and the humanities

SAGE Open is an open access, peer-reviewed, academic mega journal. It is the “first broad spectrum open access title aimed specifically at the behavioral and social sciences communities”. It was established in May 2011 and is published by Sage Publications.

Science

Semantic Scholar is an artificial-intelligence backed search engine for academic publications developed at the Allen Institute for AI and publicly released in November 2015. It uses advances in natural language processing to provide summaries for scholarly papers.

Open Access Books

Multidisciplinary 

Browse, borrow, and enjoy titles from the National Library of Malaysia digital collection. You need a library card (online registration) to borrow digital titles, place holds, and add titles to your wish list. 

Multidisciplinary

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for open access books. DOAB provides a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited collections published under an open access licence, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

Academic – Multidisciplinary

The MERLOT repository contains learning materials categorized into 14 different learning material types (described in more detail at the MERLOT Web site): simulation, animation, tutorial, drill and practice, quiz/test, lecture/presentation, case study, collection, reference material, learning object repository, workshop and training material, 3D learning object and open textbook.

Materials are organized into 18 discipline communities: biology, business, chemistry, criminal justice, engineering, English, faculty development, health science, history, information technology, library and information services, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, statistics, teacher education and world languages.

Academic – Multidisciplinary

Open textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted. Download, edit and distribute them at no cost. The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Open Education Network.

Multidisciplinary

DigiLibraries.com offers a digital source of free eBooks for any taste, a vast range of titles in digital format and our free eBooks collection is growing all the time. To download free ebooks just browse the various categories on the left or simply use the search box. The aim of the site is to give quality, fast and required services for downloading and reading eBooks.

Multidisciplinary 

Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Selangor digital collection. You need a library card (online registration) to borrow digital titles, place holds, and add titles to your wish list. 

Countries

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world.

Academic – Multidisciplinary

We publish books and chapters across all subjects covered by Routledge, CRC Press and our other imprints in the humanities, social sciences and behavioural sciences.

Multidisciplinary

Great selection of modern and classic books waiting to be discovered. All free and available in most ereader formats.

Tourism 

The Guide To Malaysia is a new kind of guide book that takes a comprehensive look at an extraordinary country. It highlights Malaysia’s remarkable economic and social achievements, describing infrastructure and amenities, investment options and economic opportunities.

 

Multidisciplinary

OAPEN is dedicated to promoting Open Access publishing as an essential service to the academic community in the public interest. It provides a platform for the full-text dissemination of OA books and provides services to publishers as well as libraries.

Academic – Multidisciplinary

Each open access scholarly book or chapter receives the same editorial and publishing expertise, rigorous peer review and high quality production process that non-open access books receive.

Academic – Multidisciplinary

IntechOpen books aim at increasing awareness and promoting scientific research in support of the global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals programme.

Multidisciplinary

“Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks
Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.”

BAC Education Physical Resources Catalog (OPAC)

The BAC library is well stocked and provides access to an extensive collection of law reference materials, law books, statutes, and regulations. BAC offers full reference services and research assistance to students & faculty members. Help is available during working hours, either in person, via telephone or by email. 

The IACT College Library carries out basic functions of acquiring, organizing and disseminating information in support of the institution as well as to provide reading, reference, research materials, digital resources and other library services to our students, academic staff and non-academic staff for educational purposes. 

Henry Stewart Talks (HSTalks) is a leading provider of specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks and case studies for business schools, universities and commercial enterprises in over 60 countries around the world.

leader in providing graduate and continuing professional education in Business & Management for over 40 years.  

The Learning Lab

F.A.Q

What is ABACUS Digital Library?

  • They are electronic resources such as e-Books, online journals, videos, online courses, etc. which you can access and download – full text or certain portion of the contents.

Where can I learn more about ABACUS Digital Library?

What online databases are available?

  • CLJ Law
  • Emerald Publishing
  • ProQuest Journal & ProQuest eBook Central
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Westlaw
  • LexisNexis
  • Vital Source eBooks – Pearson Education & Cengage Learning
  • IG Library – Business Express (BEP)
  • Cite Ready
  • Open Access Journals
  • Open Access eBooks

How do I login? 

  • Please login with your BAC Office 365 account.

Registration: Login Id & password 

  • Students are automatically registered & will get notification via their registered email.

How do I find the resources that I want?

  • You may type in the subject / title / author / ISBN of the resources that you need in the search bar.
  • You may check the Resources section on the ABACUS homepage for specific database.

I have forgotten my ID / password. How to change it?

  • You may send an email to library@bac.edu.my. 

How do I find a book/e-book/item that I want? 

  • You may type in the titles / author / ISBN of the particular book / item that you need in the respective database.

How do I access the library resources off-campus? Can online databases be accessed from outside the campus?

  • You can access the ABACUS Digital Library off-campus; provided you log in with your BAC Office 365 account.

I can’t get into a database that is subscribed by the library. What’s wrong?

  • Please check your internet connection & that you have log in with your BAC Office 365 account.
  • You may also send an email to library@bac.edu.my

Where can I find e-Books? 

  • You may access e-Books via:
    • ProQuest eBook Central
    • Vital Source eBooks (Pearson & Cengage)
    • Open Access eBooks

What is the borrowing duration for e-books?

  • Proquest eBook Central (Pearson & Cengage):
    • You can borrow the books up to 7-days, depending on the duration set by the system AND / OR the availability of the book.
  • Vital Source eBooks:
    • You can borrow the books up to 1 to 3-days, depending on the duration set by the system AND / OR the availability of the book.
  • Open Access eBooks:
    • Depending on the duration set by the platform provider AND / OR the availability of the book.

How many copies of eBooks available? Do I need to wait to access an eBook?

  • Proquest eBook Central
    • Copies varies according to BAC subscription (Single-User / Multiple-User)
  • Vital Source eBooks (Pearson & Cengage)
    • There are 1 or 3-copies available for each title.
  • Open Access eBooks:
    • Depending on the availability of the book, set by the platform provider.

Can I download the e-Books for offline reading?

  • You may download the books for offline reading, but you won’t be able to access the book once the borrowing duration expires.

Opening Hours

Reading Hall:

Everyday: 9 am to 12 am

*Resource Center:

Mon- Fri: 9 am to 6 pm

Sat: 9 am to 1 pm

*Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

Got A Question?

Contact Person:

Mr Saiful/Mr Azli/Mr Sri Datta 03-79472266

Email: library@bac.edu.my 

Yellow Messenger (Whatsapp): +60122953722