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PIDS studies have supported the Philippine government in the formulation of relevant policies and programs that are vital to attain inclusive and sustainable development. To carry out its mandate, the Institute maintains three basic programs: Research, Dissemination and Research Utilization and Outreach.

Offers more than 100 core and niche databases – from Ovid MEDLINE to PsycINFO and Embase to AMED, HaPI, and Maternity and Infant Care – to support the breadth of learning, research and practice needs in a wide range of disciplines, from clinical medicine and pharmacology to engineering and religious studies.

Starbooks ONLINE & stand-alone information kiosks. S&T information right in your community. Sleek, user-friendly pods filled with S&T information that cater to the curious researcher or the avid reader.

Open Access Resources

The special collection of the Silliman University Library includes rare books, Sillimaniana collection, the World War Records, and Ulahingan. These are digitized so that the physical materials will be preserved since these are already irreplaceable, rare, out of print, and valuable. Access to these special collections are available at the Filipiniana and Sillimaniana Sections of the University Library.

Provides a link to a number of open access which provides free information to our students and researchers. The lists provided are conducted by researchers who are experts at their fields of knowledge and are peer reviewed before submission and publication.

Online Public Access Catalog

Online Resources

Online resources have been the source of information by most of the researchers and students for more than a decade now. Everything is at the tip of their fingertips, that is why, Silliman University Library System is making sure to provide a reliable and credible online resources that will help their research needs. 

An Online Catalog is a catalog of bibliographic records of materials available in a particular library. The OPAC of the Silliman University Library System adopts an easy-to-use web-based library automation software called the Destiny Library Manager. 

An online collection of academic publications of different higher education institutions and professional organizations. Its sophisticated database allows users to easily locate abstracts, full journal articles, and links to related research materials.


Also known as Atla RDB®, is the premier index of articles, reviews, and essays in all fields of religion and theology, and offers significant breadth and depth of subject areas and languages covered. Journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope.

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eLibraryUSA is a digital collection of trusted information resources from the United States with quality newspapers, magazines, journals, books, dissertations and award-winning films and videos. In addition, the Office of American Spaces has also compiled free sources on COVID-19 to help provide us with the most credible information during this challenging time. To subscribe for free, simply register with your email address. Log-in details will be sent and after that, you may log-in at elibraryusa.state.gov.

Explore scientific, technical, and medical research. From foundational science to new and novel research, discover Elsevier's large collection of Physical Sciences and Engineering publications, covering a range of disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied.

Access the best & most current nursing and allied health literature. CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.

The largest package of primary and secondary sources available to libraries today. Empowering users at all academic levels, from the undergraduate student to the experienced researcher, and covering nearly every research area and discipline.

Special Collection (Digitized Records)


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The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

Bookboon.com has focused on publishing education related books for business professionals and students.  In 2005 the company made a strategic leap and became the first book publishing company in the world to focus 100% on free eBooks. Ever since, the company has been aiming to set new standards in the world of modern publishing based on the readers’ needs.
The ultimate goal of the Open Library is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world. While large in scope and ambition, this goal is within our grasp. Achieving it will require the participation of librarians, authors, government officials and technologists.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Its mission is to help people find and share books they love. 

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The following multidisciplinary online resources are provided to SU Library on a Free Trial subscription as of the moment. For username and password, please contact us through our chat box found on the lower right of the screen.

Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.



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