Academic Search Ultimate: A Major Upgrade to Library’s Electronic Resources

The University Library has recently upgraded Academic Search Premier, one of our most popular databases, to Academic Search Ultimate. The new Academic Search Ultimate offers EdUHK students and staff an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals, many of which indexed in major citation indexes.

Academic Search Ultimate’s combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of students, scholars and researchers in virtually every discipline in arts and humanities, social sciences and STEM, ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more. It features thousands of English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America, facilitating students and researchers to seek a broader and more global perspective in their study and research.

The benefits of upgrading Academic Search Premier to Academic Search Ultimate are highlighted in the following table:

Academic Search Premier (Old) Academic Search Ultimate (New)*
Active full-text journals and magazines Close to 3,000 Over 10,600
Active full-text peer-reviewed journals Over 2,500 Over 9,630
Active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo Over 1,000 Over 6,870
Active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus Over 2,200 Over 5,850
* expected figures by 30 June 2017

Academic Search Ultimate further provides over 60,000 videos from the Associated Press. Updated monthly, this collection of videos from the world’s leading news agency includes footage from 1930 to the present.

Students and staff of the University can now access Academic Search Ultimate under “Electronic Resources” on the Library Website at For further details of Academic Search Ultimate, please visit or contact the Library’s Information Counter at 2948 6653.

Library Circular No. 03/2017