ACK Collections

American Center Korea

American Center Korea’s collection includes over 4,000 books and reference materials, newspapers, magazines, U.S. government publications, and DVDs.  We also make available a variety of electronic devices such as laptops, iPads, and Mac computers.  Please note that all materials are for in-library use only, and visitors are welcome to use them at any time during opening hours.  American Center Korea no longer offers circulation/membership card services.

American Center OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is the Web-Based Online Catalogue of American Center and American Corner’s collections, including books, DVDs, Journals, and newspapers. American Center OPAC allows users to gain access and search its collections anytime, anywhere on the website. American Center OPAC offers basic and guided searches, with a range of browse and keyword search types. American Center OPAC categorizes bibliographic records by subject, title and many other ways and allows you to find materials located at Seoul American Center and American Corners in Busan, Daegu and Gwangju.

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Materials from following Online Services will be available through supports from American Center Staff.

CRS Report ( is the only source for a complete, full text searchable database of all CRS reports since 1993. It has nearly 16,000 unique reports completed since January 1993 and the service is updated daily, making it not only the most comprehensive source for CRS documents, but also the timeliest.

EBSCOhost is an Internet based database of 2,800 titles with indexing and abstracting and 1,800 full text titles.
On October 1, officially replaces Dow Jones Interactive, one of the IIP centrally funded databases. We will no longer have access to Dow Jones Interactive. provides access to over 6,000 full text periodicals as well as major news sources such as Reuters wires, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. In many regions, Factiva provides strong host country news.

GPO Access
The U.S. Government Printing Office announced free use of its GPO Access online service beginning December 1, 1995. All Internet and dial-in users can receive electronically, at no charge, the Congressional Record, Federal Register, the Congressional bills, and other important government documents on the same day of publication. The number of databases offered online via GPO Access is more than two dozen and they can be accessed via the Internet or by dial-in through a modem.

ProQuest Direct
Accessible on the internet through the World Wide Web, ProQuest Direct provides immediate access to an extensive collection of newspapers, journals, periodicals, magazines, and other information sources. It provides access to over 400 full text periodicals in the following formats: citations, abstracts, full text, image and image/text. Image is not available for all the 400 periodicals. It also provides citations and/or abstracts of over 1600 periodicals and newspapers including New York Times.

Free publications on various topics originally developed and produced by the U.S. government. Many of these publications are ideal for use as college textbooks or research material.

  • USG Publications – 200 titles of English and Korean titles are available as full text PDF format.


Periodicals listed are currently available in hard copy at American Center Seoul Korea.
Please visit American Center to review these periodicals.

No Title Yearly Issues
1 Economist 51 Issues
2 English teaching forum Quarterly
3 Environment: Science & Policy For Sustainable Development Bi-Monthly
4 Forbes 18 Issues
5 Foreign Affairs Bi-Monthly
6 Foreign Policy 7 Issues
7 Harvard Business Review Bi-Monthly
8 Humanities Monthly
9 International Economy The Quarterly
10 Make: Technology on Your Time Bi-Monthly
11 MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US) Quarterly
12 MIT Technology Review Bi-Monthly
13 New York Review of Books 20 Issues
14 New Yorker, The 47 Issues
15 Scientific American Magazine Monthly
16 State Magazine Monthly
17 Time Weekly
18 Washington Quarterly, The Quarterly
  • International New York Times (Joongang Daily)
  • Stars and Stripes
  • Korea Herald
  • Korea Times