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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.

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What is ABACUS?

ABACUS

We have been working around the clock to expand and augment our services to enhance your BAC Experience in the New Normal. 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!

BAC Library

BAC Library supports students through the power of information, discovery and learning. Our collections includes eBooks, printed materials and online resources that is 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.

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.

Ask The Librarian

1. Ask questions

Always look to ask questions

4. Always take notes

Make notes in the process of studying the subject matter

2. Find resources:

Books

Databases

Articles

Images

Videos

5. Organize notes:

Capitals

Usage

Punctuation

Spelling

3. Know where to go:

Library

Classroom

Online

6. Citation

Cite your resources (author, book title, copyright)

1. Ask questions

Always look to ask questions

2. Find resources:

Books

Databases

Articles

Images

Videos

3. Know where to go:

Library

Classroom

Online

4. Always take notes

Make notes in the process of studying the subject matter

5. Organize notes:

Capitals

Usage

Punctuation

Spelling

6. Citation

Cite your resources (author, book title, copyright)

  1. Students visit the library to source for reference trustworthy and accurate material that they can confidently use and cite for their project.
  2. After identifying and assessing a student’s topic, Librarian will compile a list of helpful resources specific to their research needs.
  3. The library research database is the main reference, because it has access to journals, books, magazine and newspaper articles, research documents, government documents, images, music, videos and additional resources. All of these types of sources can be found in the Libraries and on the Libraries’ website.
  4. Consultations are available in-person, by telephone, or online. During a one-on-one research consultation we can work with students to identify few points in preparing for this Project Paper and Research.
  5. Librarian will help student to identify few basic information needed in order to provide guidance for their research project;
    • Define your topic
    • Develop search strategies
    • Identify and locate resources
    • Organize your research
    • Work with unique, primary materials
    • Obtain items available in other resources
    • Offer other kinds of support tailored for your research needs

BAC Education Group has provided lots of resources for students and instructors in order to gather information and data needed for their research purpose such as;

  1. ProQuest
  2. AWS Educate
  3. HSTalks Business
  4. CLJ Law
  5. LexisNexis
  6. Oxford University Press
  7. Emerald Publishing
  8. Linkedln Learning
  9. Pearson
  10. Westlaw
  11. Sweet & Maxwell
  12. Microsoft Imagine Academy
  1. Identify your research paper topics
    You should never start researching sources before you have a clearly stated your topic because you can’t reach the final destination when you have no clue where you are going. Try to formulate a clear question from the very beginning and make a quick preliminary study before you formulate a specific question, and then edit it to make it look relevant and clear.
  2. Keep the purpose of work in mind
    There are several types of research projects and each has a different purpose that you have to keep in mind in order to find the most appropriate and relevant materials.
  3. Create a list of key concepts
    If you have a list of relevant concepts and keywords that relate to the chosen topic, it should make the study much faster because you will easily be able to search for information on your topic on the Internet and beyond.
  4. Go to the Library
    Despite the fact that you can find tons of information on the Internet, it is better to start your search in the library as there you can find a large number of books on your subject and will not have to sort them out by relevance. Without a doubt, books are the best providers of valid data.
  5. Make notes
    Some people find it inconvenient to make notes in the process of studying their subject matter. However, it is the best thing you can do to make the whole process simpler.
  6. Consider different types of information
    Do not only use books, finding some valid facts is good but if your paper will consist of only facts, it will be uninteresting and less convincing. Try to find some statistical data, documental films, interviews, convincing examples from history or literature, etc.
  7. Continue your research online
    The data that are unavailable in the library you should be able to find on the Internet but do not forget to check every resource for credibility.
  8. Analyse and organize collected data
    When you are done with locating sources, review all your data and analyse it in order to determine your key resources and organize them well.
  9. Start writing
    Once you have organized all your facts, you can start writing the work itself. In the course of writing, your topic may change a bit, so do not be afraid of going back to the library if it is necessary. Also, do not be afraid of asking for help.
  10. Use the required citation format
    It is very important to do a right citation because if you do not follow the required style manual when citing your resources, your text will turn out plagiarized. Citing can take lots of time and it is not a simple matter but it is one of the most essential things that you have to take care of in order to make your work complete.

The Learning Lab

Resources

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

AWS Educate is used in more than
200 countries
connecting institutions, educators and students.
Through AWS Educate, students and educators have access to content and programmes developed to skill up for cloud careers in growing fields. AWS Educate also connects companies hiring for cloud skills to qualified graduate job seekers with the AWS Educate Job Board.
 

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.  

Microsoft Imagine Academy gives students and educators the curricula and certifications they need to succeed in a tech-driven economy. Areas covered included: Computer scienceIT infrastructureData scienceProductivity. 

The Academy provides teachers with the technology skills and helps students get employed with industry certification.

ProQuest has a growing content collection that now encompasses 90,000 authoritative sources. It includes the world’s largest collection of dissertations and theses; global, national, regional and specialty newspapers; eBooks; aggregated collections of world’s most important scholarly journals and periodicals; and unique digitized historical collections from great libraries
and museums.
ProQuest provides subscription for digital books. 

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

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.

Oxford University Press is the world’s largest university press. Digital resources available to students includacademic, public, corporate, medical, and law libraries. Subject areas covered include Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Medicine, and Law. 

A foremost legal information provider for businesses and legal professionals, The All Malaysia Reports (AMR) is its flagship product. Since 1999, in collaboration with the Malaysian Bar Council, Sweet & Maxwell Asia Malaysia publishes InfoAlert, a monthly publication of comprehensive
and
 indexed information of current reported Malaysian cases.  

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. 

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.

Access a library that provides student-centred curriculum development from on-ground to blended to fully online courses. Pearson also offers a video library, career readiness and employability skills, data, analytics and adaptive learning, as well as digital learning. 

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.