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Vendor licensing agreements stipulate access to the online resources be restricted to authorised users for educational, scholarly, or research purposes only. More info here.


Trouble accessing the databases via Internet Explorer? Please use Chrome or Firefox browser.


Staff can connect to TP-VPN to access “On-campus access only”  resources.



  • British Pharmacopoeia Online
    British Pharmacopoeia provides official standards for pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products.  

  • CCH IntelliConnect
    For titles related to the following areas: 

    • Accounting
      Includes Asia Tax & Accounting Briefing

    • Employment & HR
      Includes Singapore Employment Handbook Service Cases, Commentary, Legislation, Questions & Answers, Singapore Essential HR Solutions – Letters, Forms & Policies, Singapore Hands On Guide – HR Manager: Commentary & Salary Benchmarking, & Singapore & Malaysia HR Tracker

    • GST
      Includes Singapore Goods & Services Tax Online Bills, Cases, Commentary, Forms, Legislation, Releases & Tools

    • Tax
      Includes Asia Tax & Accounting Briefing, Singapore Corporate Tax Online Commentary & Tools, Singapore Tax & Accounting Views, Singapore & Malaysia Tax Tracker, & Singapore Tax Treatises

    • Workplace & Health Safety
      Singapore Workplace & Health Safety Legislation & Pending Legislation

    • User Guide

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Multidisciplinary encyclopedias 

  • Medicines Complete
    Access some of the world's leading drug & medical references online, like the British National Formulary, Clarke's Analysis of Drugs & Poisons, & Martindale Complete Drug Reference
  • O’Reilly-Safari Learning Platform (Use Google Chrome)
    Technology and business e-books, videos, tutorials, case studies, and learning paths [ User Guide ]

    • Books and videos categorised by pre-selected
    • Case Studies by leaders who solved complex issues
    • Learning paths with video courses on technology topics presented by experts
    • Oriole Online Tutorials with videos, data and executable code

  • ProQuest Ebook Central (Use Google Chrome)
    ProQuest Ebook Central covers ebooks from over 40 subjects from Architecture to Tourism/Hospitality. Also searchable and accessible via LIBsearch. [ User Guide ]

  • United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP-NF) 
    Contains the pharmacopeial standards for drugs, dietary supplements, and excipients, as well as procedures for tests, assays, analytical methods, and more.
    Print copies of USP and NF are available but from 2020, USP and NF will only be in online format.

    To access, TP staff and students will need to create their own account using TP email address; please refer to the guide for details. [ User Guide ]

  • VitalSource
    Recommended e-textbooks accessible online or offline via the app. [ User Guide ]

  • VLeBooks
    Recommended e-textbooks available online or download to read offline. [ User Guide ] 



The electronic journals listed herewith are subscribed by the Library. More periodical titles are available via the databases listed under Journal & magazine articles, or browse the print journal collection located at level 6 of the Library.


Access to online resources is restricted to current TP students and staff. Use Google Chrome to access these titles.

Journal & Magazine Articles 


  • EBSCOhost Databases
    For multi-disciplinary journal & magazine articles from these databases: Academic Search Premier, Business Source and Education Research.
    Note: not all the articles have FULL TEXT. [ User Guide ]

  • Emerald Management eJournal Portfolio
    Contains peer-reviewed journals for nine subject areas: Accounting, Finance & Economics; Business, Management & Strategy; HR, Learning & Organization Studies; Information & Knowledge Management; Marketing; Operations, Logistics & Quality; Public Policy & Environmental Management; Property Management & Built Environment; Tourism & Marketing Hospitality Management.  [ Journal Listing ] 

  • ProQuest SciTech & Sociology
    ProQuest SciTech Premium Collectioncovers agricultural & aquatic science, biological science, and aerospace.
    ProQuest Sociology
    covers social work, theory of sociology, social psychology & more.

    Not all the articles have FULL TEXT. User Guide ]
    PsycARTICLES contains peer-reviewed scholarly & scientific articles in psychology while PsycTESTS contains psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments. [ User Guide ]

  • Science Direct
    A multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal article database covering research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.
    Note: Not all articles have FULL TEXT. User Guide ]

License-free Images, Music & Sounds


The resources listed in this section are freely available for non-profit purposes. As terms and conditions may change over time, please check the respective sites before use.





Music & Sounds




  • Business Times (On-campus access only; Limited to 3 concurrent users; Use Google Chrome)
    Browse the online version of the Singapore Business Times, going back 14 days (Monday to Saturday)

  • Newslink
    Search the archival version of 16 Singapore newspapers; PDF format & images also available. News stories from the respective dailies are archived and updated on the next working day after publication, except for weekends. [ User Guide ] 

    If Newslink prompts you for a username/password when you are downloading articles, please do these steps:

    1. Click this URL: https://tp-library.idm.oclc.org/logout
    2. Click on the Newslink hyperlink above.

  • Straits Times
    Browse the online version of the Singapore Straits Times, going back 7 days. To access Straits Times Online, click on the respective links below, depending on your user category [ User Guide ]

    Full-time students Click and sign in using your personal subscription account.

    For details on signing in, refer to this image from SPH which was sent to your TP student email. All full-time polytechnic and ITE students have been given a free personal subscription to Straits Times (ST) Online, which can be accessed via the app or website. Subscription ends in October 2021, and you can read the news on campus or off campus.

    Staff & Part-time students (Limited to 30 concurrent users; Use Google Chrome; ePaper service is currently unavailable)

Reports & Statistics


  • Passport (Formerly GMID)
    Use Passport to find reports & statistics on global consumer, industrial & service markets. For e.g. you can generate a table to compare the average number of nights a tourist stays in Singapore, Malaysia & Japan. Also available are country-specific information & forecasts, for e.g. income & expenditure in New Zealand, & future demographics in China. [ User Guide ]


  • Statista
    Statista is a leading provider of market and consumer data. The database contains statistical data on over 80,000 topics across 170 industries and 150+ countries. Check out its vividly visualised infographic stories, digital and technology markets outlook, brands and company reports, and more!


  • WARC 
    Use WARC to find real-life case studies and campaign videos from the most innovative and market-leading brands, best practice guides, marketing intelligence, advertising expenditure data and forecasts, company profiles, consumer insight, industry trends and news from around the world. WARC provides the latest information and cutting-edge thinking in the areas of marketing, advertising and communications. [ User Guide ]


  • Worth Global Style Network
    WGSN provides trend forecasting, trend & market analysis, global fashion expertise, research & strategies on products, brand extensions, market opportunities & branding. Also included are city-by-city guides. These are the collections which the Library subscribes to:


o   WGSN Fashion

o   WGSN Insight


To download anything from WGSN, you will need to create your own account. Just click on Log In > Create a New Account on the top right hand corner of the WGSN website. This personal account will need to be reactivated every 90 days. [ User Guide ]



The Library has a range of software available for loan to students and staff. Do note that as software licenses are limited, inactive accounts may be deleted to release licenses to other patrons.


  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    Comprises of 20+ Adobe applications for photography, design and video: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Acrobat Pro, and more. 

    To request for an account, email libloan@tp.edu.sg using your TP email account and indicate the name of the software you wish to borrow.
  • Grammarly
    An online grammar, spelling and punctuation checker. It also checks for plagiarised text. Grammarly should be used for academic purposes only. All TP staff and students with Library membership have access to Grammarly. Click here for access instruction.


  • Padlet 
    An online teaching tool. Use Padlet to create virtual walls, spark discussion in the classroom, or to share links and multimedia with students. Click here for access instruction.


  • PowToon
    Create animated presentations or videos via drag-and-drop tools, templates, scenes, characters, and more. Click here for access instruction.
  • VideoScribe
    Create whiteboard-style animated videos with no design or technical know-how. Click here for access instruction.

Specialist Resources

Comprehensive resource for pharmaceutical information, providing instant access to videos, games, & leading pharmacy textbooks. Includes case studies, lab tests, & calculators; as well as information on drugs, herbs, & supplements. [ guide ] 

CAPA Centre for Aviation
Covering aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services. [ guide pdf 2,431KB ]

Electronic Gazette (Free Access)
For Government Gazette, Bills Supplement, Acts Supplement, Subsidiary Legislation Supplement, Industrial Relations Supplement, Treaties Supplement, and Supplement to Government Gazette.

Gartner Core Research
Contains reports, case studies, and best practices about technological products, services, trends, issues, and vendors. Our subscription allows access to all topics and these three industries: Education, Government, and Healthcare Providers. [ guide ]

Device Evaluation Plus (Email AskLib@tp.edu.sg for login credentials)
Provides articles about recalls, hazards, product safety alerts, & reported problems, as well as a comparative brand name evaluation of medical devices & systems & guidance articles based on independent lab testing.

LawNet (Limited to 10 concurrent users) 

LawNet is a database used for legal research, information and transactions. Users can conduct research on Singapore primary legal materials (Singapore Law Reports, unreported judgments and legislation) and secondary materials (such as Parliamentary reports, legal news, textbooks and journals).


Lexicomp Online
Offers comprehensive drug information, including interaction checkers, drug calculators, patient education and toxicology information.

Lexis Advance Singapore


  • Atkin’s Court Forms Singapore
    Includes features such as Procedural Tables to guide students through the litigation process. Specialist chapters are also included, together with extensive commentary, guidance & checklists to facilitate the application of the Rules.


  • Civil Practice in Singapore & Malaysia
    Encyclopaedia of Civil Litigation Forms and Procedure. It features main procedural documents required in every civil proceeding before the courts in Malaysia and Singapore. It also contains commentary and guidance on the application of the Rules of the High Court and a collection of compliant Court Forms, making it an authoritative drafting tool for litigators.


  • Criminal Procedure in Singapore & Malaysia
    Criminal procedure is concerned with the detection, prevention, prosecution and trial of offences and the sentencing of offenders before the Singapore and Malaysian Judiciary.


  • Encyclopedia Forms & Precedents 
    Complete precedents, alternative clauses & official forms, together with ancillary documentation, for e.g., model letters.


  • Halsbury’s Laws of England 
    Comprehensive narrative statement of the law of England & Wales, containing law derived from every source.


  • Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore 
    Succinct narrative statement of core areas of Singapore’s law & practice. Ideal first point of reference for students.


Singapore Standards Subscription Service

Provides access to full-range of over 500 Singapore Standards and Technical References. Standards are industry best practices which provide guidance in areas such as design, use or performance of materials, products, processes, services and systems. Search by standard numbers [e.g. SS ISO 9000 or SS 585] for more accurate results. (25 concurrent users only) 

Note to TP staff: If you are unable to access SG Standards from a TP-issued device via the TP wireless network, please follow these steps to change your Internet browser proxy setting.

Vetlexicon (Use Google Chrome)

Offers a range of services to support all aspects of veterinary practice, including:

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  • The world’s largest online source of veterinary content for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Horses;
  • Veterinary practice websites;
  • Community and news forums; and
  • Online veterinary CPD.


Westlaw Asia

TP Library subscribes to 2 titles: (1) Hands On Guide – Company Secretarial Essentials Singapore Commentary & (2) Singapore Company Secretary’s Practice. The other Singapore-related titles are also freely available for access.


Follow these steps to access both subscribes titles:

(1) Home > Commentary > Singapore Titles > Hands On Guide – Company Secretarial Essentials Singapore Commentary

(2) Home > Commentary > Singapore Titles > Singapore Company Secretary’s Practice




Videos may be used by current TP students and staff for educational purposes only. They may NOT be copied and/or used for commercial or non-TP activities.

  • JoVE
    A video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals and techniques through video demonstrations. These are the collections which the Library subscribes to:

    • JoVE Science Education: 

      • General Laboratory Techniques
      • Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
      • Biology 2: Mouse, Zebrafish, and Chick
      • Lab Animal Research
      • Analytical Chemistry
    • JoVE Video Journal: Biology


  • Linkedin Learning (Formerly known as Lynda.com) (Use Google Chrome)
    Contains video courses on software, business and creative skills. The high quality, in-depth videos are presented by experts in their fields. Please use this URL to access LinkedIn Learning at all times. You will not be able to sign in with your TP login credentials if you use the generic LinkedIn Learning URL. [ User Guide ]

    Login for NIEC CET students

    Note: accounts that have been inactive for several months may be deleted.


  • O’Reilly-Safari Learning Platform (Use Google Chrome)
    Technology and business e-books, videos, tutorials, case studies, and learning paths [ User Guide ]
    • Books and videos categorised by pre-selected topics
    • Case Studies by leaders who solved complex issues
    • Learning paths with video courses on technology topics presented by experts
    • Oriole Online Tutorials with videos, data and executable code


  • Videatives Streaming Service
    Offers easy access to more than 350 video clips with supporting text to help viewers "see what children know™" and thereby help viewers better support children's learning.

Please click here for a guide on how to sign in to view the videos.



  • Pioneers in Aviation  
    Profiles two of America's legendary aerospace pioneers: William Boeing and Donald Douglas. Interweaving the stories of the two men and the companies they founded, Pioneers features rare film footage from the early decades of the century, together with historical photographs, period music, and narration. The age-old wish to defy the law of gravity found its fruition in turn-of-the-century America. William Boeing and Donald Douglas each came of age at this renaissance moment in the country's history, and their achievements are infused with the indomitable spirit of their time.



  • Singapore Revealed: Feeding Singapore
    Do you know where our food comes from? Adrian Pang is on a quest to reveal Singapore's hidden systems that keep the food on our tables. Our imported food supply arrives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from various international sources. Trace the food and delivery networks that span the globe, and our island, to keep millions of mouths fed.


Science & Technology

  • Cyber Security 
    This program cautions students about potential hazards to their computers - not to mention their careers, finances and futures - that exist online. (20 mins)


Veterinary Studies

  • Small Animal Bandaging Techniques  
    This video produced by the University of California, Davis, describes and illustrates proper application of bandages and casts commonly used for dogs and cats.
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