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.

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

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What is ABACUS?

ABACUS

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!

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.

E-Resources

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

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

How to Access CLJ

ProQuest eBook Central is a collection of e-books on a wide range of subjects such as law, business / management, social science, education and many others. Over 200,000 e-book titles subscribed by BAC from renowned publishers such as Sweet & Maxwell, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Routledge, Palgrave MacMillan Education, Taylor & Francis, Hodder Education, Cambridge University Press, and so much more.  

How to Access ProQuest eBook Central

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.

How to Access the Westlaw

Business Expert Press (BEP) was founded on the proposition that executives and business students need reliable, concise information and guidance from experts across the field of business.

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. 

How to Access Emerald

ProQuest Journals features scholarly journals, and professional journals in business & management, computer science, education and psychology; subscribed by BAC.

How to Access the ProQuest Journal Database

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.

How to Access LinkedIn Learning

Mendeley Desktop is a free desktop reference management application. It helps you simplify your reference management workflow so you can focus on achieving your goals. With Mendeley Desktop you can: store, organize and search all your references from just one library.

How to Access Mendeley

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.

How to Access Lexis Nexis

Over 400 e-book titles from Pearson Education & Cengage Learning; ranging from law, business & management, advertising, psychology, education, computer science & so much more.

How to Access Vital Source eBooks

Cite Ready is a web-based application with desktop-like functionalities. It is across-platform application that allows for easy access to your very own collection of research papers anywhere in the world at any time.

How to Access

Step 1 : Go to https://www.citeready.com/
Step 2 : Click Register & do register using your institution domain email (e.g. studentid@bacstudent.edu.my, studentid@iactstudent.edu.my, studentid@vucstudent.edu.my, studentid@rcstudent.edu.my)

BAC Education Physical Resources Catalog (OPAC)

The BAC library is well stocked and provides access to an extensive collection of law reference materials, law books, statutes, and regulations. BAC offers full reference services and research assistance to students & faculty members. Help is available during working hours, either in person, via telephone or by email. 

The IACT College Library carries out basic functions of acquiring, organizing and disseminating information in support of the institution as well as to provide reading, reference, research materials, digital resources and other library services to our students, academic staff and non-academic staff for educational purposes. 

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.  

The Learning Lab

F.A.Q

What is ABACUS Digital Library?

  • They are electronic resources such as e-Books, online journals, videos, online courses, etc. which you can access and download – full text or certain portion of the contents.

Where can I learn more about ABACUS Digital Library?

What online databases are available?

  • CLJ Law
  • Emerald Publishing
  • ProQuest Journal & ProQuest eBook Central
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Westlaw
  • LexisNexis
  • Vital Source eBooks – Pearson Education & Cengage Learning
  • IG Library – Business Express (BEP)
  • Cite Ready
  • Open Access Journals
  • Open Access eBooks

How do I login? 

  • Please login with your BAC Office 365 account.

Registration: Login Id & password 

  • Students are automatically registered & will get notification via their registered email.

How do I find the resources that I want?

  • You may type in the subject / title / author / ISBN of the resources that you need in the search bar.
  • You may check the Resources section on the ABACUS homepage for specific database.

I have forgotten my ID / password. How to change it?

  • You may send an email to library@bac.edu.my. 

How do I find a book/e-book/item that I want? 

  • You may type in the titles / author / ISBN of the particular book / item that you need in the respective database.

How do I access the library resources off-campus? Can online databases be accessed from outside the campus?

  • You can access the ABACUS Digital Library off-campus; provided you log in with your BAC Office 365 account.

I can’t get into a database that is subscribed by the library. What’s wrong?

  • Please check your internet connection & that you have log in with your BAC Office 365 account.
  • You may also send an email to library@bac.edu.my

Where can I find e-Books? 

  • You may access e-Books via:
    • ProQuest eBook Central
    • Vital Source eBooks (Pearson & Cengage)
    • Open Access eBooks

What is the borrowing duration for e-books?

  • Proquest eBook Central (Pearson & Cengage):
    • You can borrow the books up to 7-days, depending on the duration set by the system AND / OR the availability of the book.
  • Vital Source eBooks:
    • You can borrow the books up to 1 to 3-days, depending on the duration set by the system AND / OR the availability of the book.
  • Open Access eBooks:
    • Depending on the duration set by the platform provider AND / OR the availability of the book.

How many copies of eBooks available? Do I need to wait to access an eBook?

  • Proquest eBook Central
    • Copies varies according to BAC subscription (Single-User / Multiple-User)
  • Vital Source eBooks (Pearson & Cengage)
    • There are 1 or 3-copies available for each title.
  • Open Access eBooks:
    • Depending on the availability of the book, set by the platform provider.

Can I download the e-Books for offline reading?

  • You may download the books for offline reading, but you won’t be able to access the book once the borrowing duration expires.

Opening Hours

Campus Library Opening Hours: 

PJ Library

Reading Hall:

Mon- Fri: 9 am to 12 am

Resource Center:

Mon- Fri: 9 am to 6 pm

*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays

KL Library

Reading Hall & Resource Center:

Mon- Fri: 9 am to 6 pm

*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays

Got A Question?

Contact Person:

Mr Saiful/Ms Atiqah 03-79472266 (PJ Campus)

Ms Saiyidah/Mr Sri Datta 03-22736155 (KL Campus)

Email: library@bac.edu.my