Kaplan Singapore

Library facilities for students enrolled on Kaplan Singapore courses are provided jointly by the Albert Sloman Library (ASL) and by Kaplan Singapore.

The ASL will, where possible, endeavour to provide online access to materials included on Kaplan Singapore reading lists. Please note, however, that not all texts are available online, due to publisher choices and restrictions.

Access to print materials will be provided by the library at Kaplan Singapore.

Online resources and the Albert Sloman Library

The Albert Sloman Library (ASL) provides access to online resources through the Library website, including e-journals, e-books and databases. All of the resources which the Library subscribes to can be searched using Library search, the Library search engine. Most resources can be accessed by entering a University login ID (username) and password. For more details, see the Electronic Resource& Database Menu on the ASL website. You may also wish to consult the guide to getting help with accessing e-resources on the Library website.

1. Access to electronic resources

Is through your Essex University username and password. If you experience technical problems trying to access an e-resource, please see the guide to getting help with accessing e-resources on the Library website. If this does not help, please contact the library helpdesk (see Help & Support below) for further assistance.

2. Library search

Can be accessed from any computer with internet access.

It includes thousands of electronic books on business studies and related topics, accounting, auditing, finance, marketing, management, etc.

Just enter some keywords to search for them, e.g. banking China. You might also find our video below helpful - Finding a book at the Albert Sloman Library

3. Many journals are available online as well.

If you have a reference to a specific journal article, type the name of the journal into Library search, e.g. Journal of finance.

Check the holdings information on the record to make sure that the Library has access to the volume you wish to see, then click on the link to connect to the online volumes. For more help, see our video below: Finding the full text of an article

Business & Management resources

Have a look at the Business & Management subject page

In particular, the list of Databases on the Business & Management subject page is a useful starting point. For full text journal articles on a topic, try the following databases:

Business Source Complete


Emerald Management e-journals


Nexis (newspaper articles)


Science Direct

For information on business news, specific companies or sectors, try searching:

Bankscope - detailed financial data for around 30 000 banks around the world. 16 years worth of data.

Business Source Complete - includes Datamonitor market research reports, and SWOT reports for thousands of companies

Economist.Com - full text of the Economist magazine (from 1997-) with additional web only content.

FT.Com - 5 year archive of the Financial Times and lots more (personal registration required for off campus access)

Company Reporting - detailed analysis of the financial reporting practices of the top UK & European public companies

e-IFRS - full text of all IFRSs, IASs, interpretations and other documents

Morning Star Company Intelligence- financial data on UK companies, includes private companies. 5 years of data

Nexis - good source of business & financial information, including the full text of the Financial Times.

Passport - Euromonitor database useful for market research globally across various consumer industries

PI Navigator - excellent source of company annual reports (dating back to 1990) for UK & overseas companies

Help and support

If you encounter any problems whilst trying to access online resources, or you would like further guidance on how to find and use library resources, there are several ways that you can contact Library staff for further assistance.

For subject enquiries relating to online resources for Business:

Ai Gooch (email: aito@essex.ac.uk ) or Greg Bennett (email: gbennett@essex.ac.uk )

For general enquiries relating to accessing online resources, including problems:

Library helpdesk (email: libline@essex.ac.uk )


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