Library Resources

All San Diego Global Knowledge University students have exclusive access to the folowing electronic resource databases. Given SDGKU's focus on continuous improvement, we beilieve it is of upmost importance to provide the latest and most current information for our students. The following library resources will give students the necessary support, so that they can study and provide evidence of the latest global knowledge in their field of study.




Business Source Elite:

Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. This rich collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more. The contents include:



  • Nearly 1,100 Business Publications
  • More than 10,150 Company Profiles from MarketLine
  • Includes Regional Business News, a supplemental database with daily updates that provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).
  • Regional Business News has full text for more than 100 sources.



Academic Search Elite:

Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Designed to meet every researcher's needs, this resource contains valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content and provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources. The content includes:



  • Over 13,000 indexed and abstracted journals
  • More than 2,370 full text journals
  • Over 12,200 peer-reviewed, indexed and abstracted journals
  • More than 1,880 peer-reviewed, full-text journals
  • PDF content dating back as far as 1985


ITC Virtual Videolibrary


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Fred Studio

The International Training Center virtual video library is the largest instructional video library in the world on the themes of global systems and global dynamics. With over 200 videoconferences, this vast and unique online video library includes over 1,000 hours of educational and training videos in both in English and Spanish.





In addition to the above electronic resources, students are encouraged to access the following free databases, which also may contain valuable information relating to their course of study. Students in the past have found that these and other open-access resources have been very helpful in accessing peer-reviewed scientific journals, tips on writing scientifically, and information relating to global knowledge and global competency themes. 






Red de Revistas Cientificas de América Latina y el Caribe, España, y Portugal ( for SDGKU Spanish speaking students. The database covers hundreds of scientific peer-reviewed journals from 22 Latin American countries.



United Nations Conference on Trade and Development





United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ( UNCTAD Publications include all flagship reports, series, policy briefs, and meeting documentation.


United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization




United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ( library collections that offer an overview of the organization’s current and past programs and activities as recorded in publications and other resources.


Miguel Bookstore

MiguelCardenas website

A good starting point for global systems study and research is the website or portal  featuring books by Miguel A. Cardenas Ph.D. on topics for improving our understanding of globalization and raising the human and technological capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to work at a distance and in networks of collaboration, developing competencies with global knowledge in education, business and government.  

Distance educator logo is the premier portal for professionals in the field of distance education and elearning that has been in publication since 1995. It is also a good starting point for professionals when they are looking for useful information, news, and tools for distance education and eLearning. The portal offers a comprehensive window to the world of teaching, learning, training, and performance development at a distance. The website connects over 165,000 users each month to their favorite subjects, tools, and experts while covering the news, and providing them with recent research results.




Need help or have a question:


For Library assistance, please contact anytime or call (619) 934-0797 to speak with a librarian during business hours 9AM - 5PM PST, Mon-Fri, except weekends and holidays.



For students located in the greater San Diego County area:


The resources of the San Diego Public Library (located across the street from SDGKU) and the San Diego County Library are available for gathering research information.  A library card from each library is all that is needed to check out books and access online resources both in the library and remotely. The San Diego County Library participates in “The Circuit”, which allows students to access collections and check out books from San Diego State University, California State University at San Marcos, and the University of California at San Diego and “Link +” which allows students to access collections and check out books from libraries located throughout California.

Students can walk into any of the following area libraries and use both print and electronic resources on-site:

  • San Diego Public Library (located across the street from SDGKU)
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego County Library
  • San Diego State University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • San Diego County Law Library