Trial Electronic Resources
can try the free trial electronic resources on the library
homepage at: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/lib/new/newdbs.html
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)
period: until 31 March 2004)
Scholarship Online contains the complete text
of over 700 carefully-selected Oxford books in Philosophy,
Religion, Political Science, Economics and Finance.
Wide range of search options including full text, keyword,
subject, author, title, cross-reference, etc. are available.
period: until 20 March 2004)
WordbanksOnline is an online Internet service
using telnet to access language data based on
the Collins corpora of modern, written and spoken text
from various British and U.S. sources. The database
is helpful in analysis of words, meanings, grammar,
usage as well as checking frequency statistics.
Username and password are as follows:
British National Corpus (BNC)
National Corpus comprises over 100 million word
collection of written and spoken English from a wide
range of sources. The e-resource is useful in lexicography,
artificial intelligence, speech recognition and synthesis,
literary studies, and all varieties of linguistics.
To try BNC, you need to register individually,
download and install the SARA Client software
Web site. It allows you to have a trial for 30
The British Component of the International Corpus of
at the Survey of English Usage, University College London,
consists of one million words in five hundred texts
of spoken and written contemporary British English produced
from the 1990s in CD-ROM format. It is tagged, parsed,
and bundled with the ICECUP exploration software designed
for parsed corpora.
To try ICE-GB, you need to download the ICE-GB
sample corpus software from ICE-GB
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