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*Indexed through OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service)

** Only available on campus

Academic Search Complete*

9,000 full-text journals. Full text for more than 7,850 peer-reviewed journals. PDF content dating back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,400 journals

BIMCO Bulletin**

The BIMCO Bulletin is a specialised magazine featuring articles of lasting value. Articles on developments affecting international shipping, including reports from IMO and other regulatory authorities keep readers abreast of new conventions and legislation.


Shipping Intelligence Network

Shipping Intelligence Network (SIN) provides access to the comprehensive range of data collected and published by Clarksons Research, including the latest information on the shipping markets at a glance, easily downloadable versions of our wide range of market reports, comprehensive fleet and orderbook listings and thousands of timeseries and graphs of key commercial indicators all updated regularly by our leading industry analysts. USE OF THIS DATABASE IS FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES ONLY. COMMERCIAL USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

World Fleet Register

Powerful, comprehensive and easy to use, the World Fleet Register (WFR) is the ultimate data and intelligence tool across Fleet, Eco Technology, Environmental Regulations and Markets. Building on more than 50 years of vessel data heritage, the WFR  is the market leading online vessel reference tool from Clarksons Research, the largest commercially lead research organisation in the maritime world.

You must first Register with Clarksons to use World Fleet Register or Shipping Intelligence Network. Instructions can be found on this page.



Comprehensive insights on worldwide LNG bunkering availability.

WMU Library does not have a subscription, but the database offers the following free features for registered users (you may create an account free of charge):
– LNG Fuel Finder – submit your own LNG bunker requests to LNG suppliers
– See locations of all LNG bunker requests submitted by other companies
– Download ready graphs, statistics and illustrations

E Ebook Academic Collection (Ebscohost)*

This growing subscription package contains over 120 thousand eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

Environment Complete*

This database contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.


This database contains records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations and policy papers. Further, researchers can limit search results by education level as well as on the intended audience such as Counselors or Teachers. 



Over 1,600 law and law-related periodicals from inception; the world’s largest collection of constitutions and constitutional documents; One hundred thousand of the most important early English cases that laid the foundation for the laws of nations under the British Empire; The United Nations Law Collection, Foreign & International Law Resources Database, as well as Legal Classics. Particularly useful for researching of Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea.


International Chamber of Shipping - publications

The ICS publishes many publications, including guidlines, workbooks and reports. Some are available only by purchase but many can be read online free of charge. 


An excellent source of full-text information focusing primarily on maritime law. The publisher, Informa Law, offers a major portion of the Lloyd’s publications available online, including journals, reports and a few books. It does not, however, include the Lloyd’s List daily, which the library obtains under separate subscription (see the E-Journals list to access; found under Collections – Not in Discovery Service). Full-text available for the Maritime & Commercial “practice.” You will be prompted to enter your WMU Gmail address. Some of the ebooks are indexed in the Discovery Service. An account is needed to access resources, to create an account you will need to click login and select create a corporate account using your WMU gmail account details. The WMU licence allows 5 simultaneous users at a time.


The International Labour Organization webpage contains many useful publications and several separate databases and other resources. The also provide research guides, for example on:

IMO documents**

Search and download documents of the International Maritime Organization. Login required. Contact WMU library for an account (WMU faculty, staff and students only). Click here to sign up. Distance Learning students: Note that IMO accounts are provided to students physically attending courses at WMU only. You may sign up for a Public Account on instead.


Database for IMO publications, including SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW and other codes, conventions, resolutions and IMO circulars. Please inquire at the library for log in details. When logging in remember to enable pop-ups. 

ISL Maritime Intelligence

The ISL – Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics – one of Europe’s leading institutes in the area of maritime logistics research, consulting and knowledge transfer.
WMU Library has access to:

ISO SIS platform

This database provided by the Swedish Standards Institute is a gateway to a number of ISO standards WMU Library has acquired for its patrons.


Library Discovery Service

Ebsco provides more than 120 thousand ebooks as well as articles from over 10 thousand e-journals. Additionally, the discovery service searches and links to most of the library’s other databases and to individual ebook and e-journal titles purchased from ScienceDirect, Ingenta, Dawson, Ebrary and others. Also includes local holdings from the library’s catalog and digital repository. Store searches, create alerts, take notes and export bib data. An excellent place to start your topical research.

Lloyd’s list online**

The oldest continuously published news source in the maritime world. This database offers the Lloyd’s list online version as well as PDF of the print version. Archive of full texts start in 2007. You can receive set up email and RSS alerts in your sector of interest. Anyone employed by WMU is eligible for account, most of the students as well.

Availablity of content in Discovery Service: None. You will need to log on your first time from on campus or the Henrik Smith Residence in order to set up your account. Click here. The site recognizes you as being on campus and therefore eligible for a “corporate” account. Click the sign-up link in the right hand corner. Fill out all the required data. Use your WMU email address. We recommend using it as your email address and as your username (which will help us if we need to troubleshoot your account). Assign a password of your own choosing. Once you have created an account, you may log in from anywhere with an internet connection. Your account will be terminated when you no longer a student or employee of WMU.

In order to set up an account from off campus users must go through the i-law sign up process. Make sure to use your WMU email address if you have one, and to list your company name as World Maritime University.


Maritime Commons**

WMU's institutional repository of digital content. Includes PDFs of WMU student dissertations, papers and presentations of WMU faculty and researchers, and E-content purchased from third parties such as the Drewry Manning Report, IHS Casualty Statistics, and articles from ScienceDirect. Some content restricted to WMU members, but most is "open access."

MDPI Open Access Journals

MDPI offers 412 diverse and freely accessible journals focused on a wide range of topics. Among them you can find journals such as Aquaculture Journal, Automation, Batteries, Ecologies, International Journal if Environmental research and Public Health and many more. 


NOAA nautical charts

Free nautical charts of US coast.


OECD Energy iLibrary**

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development e-library of books, papers, glossaries and statistics on transport. You can search all of the OECD iLibrary. All books in the Energy category are available in full-text.

OECD Transport iLibrary**

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development e-library of books, papers, glossaries and statistics on transport. You can search all of the OECD iLibrary. All books in the Transport category are available in full-text.


ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly: Ebrary)*

A database of more than a hundred thousand of full-text e-books available to patrons on the WMU campus. The library has purchased nearly a hundred of these titles, that WMU members and walk on patrons can read online or download. Other titles can be requested from library staff.



Online bibliographic management program with an improved user experience, full-text management and collaboration features. The new RefWorks enables a more efficient and reliable process for producing research papers.


Science Direct

WMU Library subscription includes: College Edition (Physical Sciences), College Edition (Social Sciences)

A full-text scholarly articles, primarily in the sciences from over 800 journals. For the articles not immediately accessible, the library manages a deposit account. WMU staff and students needing an article requiring payment will be directed to a request form.


Abstract and citation database (Literature review Resource)

Combines a comprehensive, curated abstract and citation database with enriched data and linked scholarly content. Quickly find relevant and trusted research, identify experts, and access reliable data, metrics, and analytical tools for confident research strategy decisions.

Sea Technology

Journal for marine business, science and engineering. Provides current information on the various segments of the worldwide marine/ocean industry through state-of-the-art and application articles, news columns, and staff reports.


An excellent source of discovery of titles related to maritime affairs, including books published by WMU as well as the WMU Journal of Maritime affairs. Contains full-text journals and e-books, although only a few of them are subscribed to by WMU. For content not directly available, contact library staff.


Immediate access to over one million statistics and facts. Over 80,000 topics. Download statistics in PNG, PDF, Excel or PowerPoint.

The Swedish Transport Research Portal

The website contains several databases with information about transport research. Transguide covers all modes and disciplines of transport. Subjects are primarily traffic, road users, vehicles, transport and infrastructure and various aspects of these such as behaviour, economics, environment, psychology, politics, safety and ITS.


Taylor & Francis*

The WMU Library has perpetual access to several dozens of Taylor & Francis eBooks. After following the link to T&F, click on "Login" in the top right corner, select "With Shibboleth or OpenAthens" and look for World Maritime University. To authenticate and access content, click on the "Continue" button.



Includes:  Liner shipping connectivity index

                Merchant fleet by flag of registration and by type of ship

                World seaborne trade by types of cargo and country groups

United Nations Comtrade

Comtrade offers free access to detailed global trade data. The WMU Library does not subscribe to this service.

United Nations Digital Library

The United Nations Digital library indexes many UN publications and reports. The vast majority of recent documentation is available to everyone electronically, however some access is restricted. 

United Nations iLibrary

The UN iLibrary includes books, journals, working papers and databases.

United Nations Treaty Collection

The United Nations Treaty Collection contains information regarding the activities of the Treaty Section of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.



VesselFinder is a AIS vessel tracking web site. VesselFinder displays real time ship positions and marine traffic detected by global AIS network.



Vast but easily searchable databases of case law, legislation, news, legal journals, commentary, current awareness alerts and legal materials.

Westlaw UK

Westlaw UK gives you access to vast but easily searchable databases of case law, legislation, news, legal journals, commentary, current awareness alerts and EU legal materials.

WMU Library Catalogue* ** 

This source is for WMU MSc students based in Malmö and WMU staff. Contains descriptions and availability information of printed books and journals, videos, CD-ROMS, and other items in the library’s physical inventory. Advanced searching allows queries by author, title, subject, publisher, date and format. The WMU library catalogue is available to anyone via the world-wide web, but library members may access additional features by logging in with user id and password, or through their Google Apps login.

World Higher Education Database (WHED) Portal 

The most comprehensive reference tool on higher education systems, degrees and institutions worldwide.