Welcome to Nazarbayev University Library

The Nazarbayev University Library is a research and education facility. The library is trilingual with specific focus on providing information in English. This modern library provides access to a wide range of electronic sources, e-books, databases, full-text journals and traditional forms of information, such as books, paper periodicals, encyclopedias and dictionaries on finance, accounting, economics, marketing and statistics. 

Library working hours:

  • Monday to Friday:  8.30 am – 9.45 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 7.45 pm

Electronic Resources

  • Available 24/7 via remote access
  • Access to over 70 online databases and electronic journal collections
  • Access to thousands of electronic books


  • Are subject-specialists and offer Library Information Sessions
  • Provide research assistance by appointment here 
  • Offer one-on-one reference assistance at Reference Desk
  • Provide online reference service through “Ask a Librarian”
  • Create Library Guides (LibGuides) for specified online research help

Services offered:

  • Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service to post graduate students and faculty for items that we do not own
  • Library Guides (LibGuides) provide general, discipline and course-specific research help
  • Hands-on tutorials and presentations offered to showcase library resources and other tools to assist students and faculty with research
  • Computers (Library, 2nd&3rd floor)
  • Print, Copy, Scan
  • Assistive Technologies

For more information please visit NU Library webpage: www.library.nu.edu.kz

Subject Librarian for Graduate School of Business                                                                    

Joseph M. Yap                                                                

Email: joseph.yap@nu.edu.kz                                                                

Tel: +7 (7172) 704974                                                                    

Library, block 5, 3rd floor.

Library Subscription:

American Economic Association Journals

The American Economic Association (AEA) was organized in 1885 at a meeting in Saratoga, New York, by a small group interested in economics. It was incorporated in Washington, DC, on February 3, 1923. The AEA encourages economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life. Here you can find journals with publications on economic subjects.


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Ask a librarian on the 2nd floor.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Searchable cited references date back to 1998, and includes full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Searchable together with other EbscoHost databases.  For business students.

Compustat through WRDS

Compustat through WRDS provides preliminary and final data for annual, quarterly, and year-to-date periods for 100 of the largest global companies. The database also contains point-in-time information, using data values available at that time in history. To use Compustat please got to WRDS portal, select the Register tab or link “Register for a WRDS Account”.

CRSP through WRDS

The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta-based and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates, mutual funds, and real estate data.

CSMAR (English version)

CSMAR provides access with functions of data searching, browsing, analyzing and exporting to the following databases series. Available through WRDS portal.

  1. CSMAR China Stock Market Trading Database (since 1990);
  2. China Stock Market Financial Database Annual, Quarterly, and Interim Reports (since 1990);
  3. Chinese Overseas Listed Company Research Database (since 1999);
  4. China Hong Kong Listed Company Research Database.


EconLit, the American Economic Association’s electronic database, is the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature. EconLit adheres to the high quality standards long recognized by subscribers to the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) and is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1886. It provides links to full-text articles in all fields of economics, including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics, and much more. EconLit uses the JEL classification system and controlled vocabulary of keywords to index six types of records: journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers, and full-text book reviews from the Journal of Economic Literature. These sources bring the total records available in the database to more than 1.2 million.

Economist, The

The Economist is an English-language weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion. 

Financial Times

More than just a newspaper, the Financial Times delivers unbiased expert industry analysis and data-driven market intelligence that organisations trust to help them make more informed business and policy decisions, strengthen client relations, avoid risk and identify new opportunities. Financial Times supports a wide range of disciplines from economics and management to accounting and international relations. FT.com is an essential source of breaking news, comment, data, analysis and research tools. Complete the registration form with you NU e-mail address for unlimited access to Financial Times articles and tools.

Internet Retailer Top500 Databases

With instant and precise access to more than 600,000 facts on the finances, operations, marketing and web site performance of the world’s 4,000 leading e-retailers, Top500Guide.com delivers actionable intelligence on e-commerce competitors that you need to succeed in online retailing. Make detailed competitive comparisons of any group of the ranked e-retailers in any market around the globe and on scores of meaningful metrics. Create and save hundreds of unique competitive reports. Whether you want to learn how your site stacks up against its direct competitors, benchmark your performance against the industry’s leaders, research e-commerce trends for a management presentation, or scope the market for prospects for your e-commerce technologies, Top500Guide.com® delivers valuable data you will not find from any other source. Ask a librarian on the 3rd floor for access.


OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics on economics, education, oil and gas, healthcare, and many other social and business spheres. OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF). OECD iLibrary presents all content so users can find – and cite – tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters in any available format: PDF, WEB, XLS, DATA, ePUB, READ.


PrivCo is the premier source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. PrivCo currently has profiles for over 900,000 firms, 20,000 investors and 100,000 private market deals, and is adding information and in-house analysis daily. Whether doing company, investor, M&A, venture capital funding, or private equity research, PrivCo is searchable by advanced criteria in all categories.

Regional Business News

This robust database provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, the retail industry, business planning, or political participation, Regional Business News will cover the story. The content includes full-text for more than 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications, full-texts dating back to 1990. 


Statista is one of the world’s largest statistics portals. Providing you with access to relevant data from over 18,000 sources, our focus is firmly based on professional, clear, quick and consistent results. The customized search query form provides you with a list of statistics, studies and reports relating to your search request within a matter of seconds – kick-starting your research.

The Wall Street Journal Online (Asia, US and Europe editions included)

The Wall Street Journal Digital Network is the largest online publisher of original business news and financial information. WSJ.com reaches a global audience of 20 million digital readers per month who seek the news and information critical to their business and personal lives. Edited locally in nine languages and available across mobile and tablet devices, WSJ.com delivers breaking news streams, interactive features, videos and blogs. Faculty and Graduate Students can ask for an individual account depending on availability. 

Otherwise, ask a librarian to get an access.


WHARTON RESEARCH DATA SERVICES is a comprehensive Internet-based data management system that allows researchers to easily retrieve information from a wide variety of financial, economic, and marketing data sources. This hosted data service has become the focus for quantitative data research and is recognized by the academic and financial research community around the world as the leading business intelligence tool.
Select the Register tab or link “Register for a WRDS Account.”