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The collection covers research topics in an expansive array of academic disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, material science, medical science, social sciences, and humanities.

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Academic Search Complete (Multidisciplinary) Offers an enormous collection of the most valuable full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, this database is the leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (Nursing & Health) Has patient drug information in English and Spanish.  Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.

Alt HealthWatch (Nursing & Health) Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Anatomy.TV (Nursing & Health) Contains detailed 3D anatomical models which are fully interactive, supporting your teaching and learning activities. User Guide

Applied Science & Technology Index (Multidisciplinary) Contains citations for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983.

Art Index (Multidisciplinary) Contains citations for over 600 periodicals covering art.


Bibliography of Native North Americans (Aboriginal/Indigenous, Multidisciplinary) Contains abstracts and citations for books, journals and other resources on all aspects of Native North American culture, history and life.

Bioline International (Nursing & Health, Science) No login required. Open access resource. Bioline International is a not-for-profit electronic publishing service committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. BI's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development. With peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and more to come, BI provides a unique service by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community world-wide.

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (Science) Provides full text of articles from over 100 journals as well as indexing and abstracts of more than 380 publications.

BioMed Central (Nursing & Health, Science) No login required. Open access resource. We are an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publishers with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive (Nursing & Health) 900 full-text journals, including 850 peer-reviewed, in the field of Medicine. All articles in the database are indexed in Medline,

British Literary Manuscripts Online (History, English Literature, Political Studies) No login required. Open access resource. Contains hundreds of thousands of pages of rare manuscripts, poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence, and other manuscripts from 1100 through the Victorian era.

Business Market Research Collection (Business) This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.

Business Source Complete (Business) Comprehensive business research database including indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886.


Canadian Almanac & Directory (Canadian Multidisciplinary) All the facts and figures you will ever need about Canada. No other single source provides users with the quality and depth of up-to-date information for all types of research.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA Complete) (Multidisciplinary, Business, Education & Canadian History) CBCA Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere. With over 4.5 million records and more than 1,730 titles, CBCA Complete is ideal for anyone interested in current events, business, science, the arts, and academic information as produced in Canada.

Canadian Reference Centre (Multidisciplinary) Includes leading Canadian periodicals and international periodicals in full text, full-text reference books, thousands of full-text biographies, and an image collection containing thousands of photos, maps and flags.

Canadian Research Index (Multidisciplinary) The Canadian Research Index includes all depository publications of research value issued by both the federal government and the ten provinces and three territories; hard to find non-depository publications issued by hundreds of Canadian government agencies and departments; scientific and technical report literature issued by research institutes and government laboratories; policy, social, economic, and political reports; Statistics Canada monographs and serials; selected statistical publications from other government agencies; and theses and dissertations(1990 - 1998 only) from Canadian universities.

CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute (Law & Criminology)  No login required. Open access resource. Provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

CareSearch (Nursing & Health) No login required. Open access resource. The literature database comprises four sections:
Journal articles: Abstracts of articles from 12 palliative care journals that have not been indexed in the major electronic databases.
Conference abstracts: Abstracts from Australian conferences from 1980 that deal with issues in palliative care.
Theses: Masters and PhD theses from Australian universities that deal with issues in palliative care.
Grey Literature: Government documents, policy and research reports from agencies involved with palliative care.

Chatham House Online Archive (Political Studies, History, Law) No login required. Open access resource. Multidisciplinary resource on the 20th and 21st centuries containing the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

CINAHL Complete (Nursing & Health) This database provides broad content coverage including over 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology,  nutrition,  general health and medicine through access to more than 1,300 full text journals from the fields of nursing and allied health

CPI.Q Canadian Periodical Index (Multidisciplinary )Indexing and access to Canadian and international journals,magazine, newspapers and reference content.

Criterion-on-Demand (Multidisciplinary) This collection has more than 2,600 major motion pictures (largely Hollywood films) and more than 100 documentary features.  Their goal is to provide easy access to educationally relevant feature films used in Canadian Higher Education Institutions. (Multidisciplinary) This collection gives teachers and students streaming access to the best in educational video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports and more — all available with a single subscription!


Declassified Documents Reference System (Political Studies, History, Law) No login required. Open access resource. Provides information on the critical policies and events of post World War II era, including reports from US Cabinet meeting minutes, National Security Council policy statements.  CIA intelligence studies, presidential conferences, State Department political analyses, and Joint Chiefs' papers.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography (Multidisciplinary) No login required. Open access resource. Biographical information about Canadians deceased from 1000-1920.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (Multidisciplinary) No login required. Open access resource. Free, full text, quality-controlled, scientific and scholarly journals in all subject areas and language.

DMS-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Nursing & Health) DSM-5 is a classification of mental disorders with related diagnostic criteria. It is a standard reference for clinical practice in the mental health field. Available through PsychiatryOnline database.


EBMR (Evidence Based Medicine Reviews) (Nursing & Health) A definitive resource for electronic information in the evidence based medicine (EBM) movement that combines 7 of the most trusted EBM resources into a single, fully-searchable database.

eBook Academic Collection (Multidisciplinary) Collection offers cross-searchable access to a multidisciplinary library of over 126,000 high quality, unlimited user ebooks from over 450 publishers.

eBook Collection (Multidisciplinary) Access EBSCO eBooks on multiple topics.

Elsevier Open Access Elsevier supports researchers and institutions to store, share, discover, and effectively (re)use research data.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Multidisciplinary) Delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information.  The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting research - all from one resource.

ERIC (Education, Children's Literature) ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information.

Explora Primary Schools (Multidisciplinary, Education) Designed specifically for elementary school students, provides access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research. Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards.

Explora Secondary Schools (Multidisciplinary, Education) Offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools. Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards.


Films on Demand: Business & Economics Videos (Business) Gives access to more than 2300 titles, providing practical and theoretical information about business education, business ethics, human resources management, finance, and marketing. Its global perspective is of special note.

Films on Demand: Technical & Trade Videos (Technical & Trades) This collection of online streaming videos includes a variety of subjects related to Technology and Trades, including Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Building and Technical Trades, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, and Technical Communication.

First Nations Periodical Index  (Aboriginal/Indigenous) No login required. Open access resource. Contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content.  This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers.

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters The settling of vast areas of the world by Europeans has left a particular and lasting influence on history. Frontier Life captures the experiences of people living on the edge of European settlement across the frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitised primary source materials,it documents the relationships and interaction between new arrivals and indigenous peoples, and the results
of these encounters: the creation of new states and trade networks, internal migration, and the marginalisation and decline of indigenous peoples.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Multidisciplinary) Annually updated online encyclopedia covering a variety of subject areas,


Gale Artemis: Primary Sources (History, English, Theatre, Aboriginal/Indigenous, Law) No login required. Open access resource. Helps scholars find a starting point, search across a wide array of primary source materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze information.

Gale NewsVault (History, Political Studies, Journalism) No login required. Open access resource. Provides access to Gale's growing collection of historical newspapers and periodicals.  There are currently more than 12 million digitized pages from newspapers and periodicals around the world.

General Science Abstracts (Science) Covers nearly 300 science journals and popular science magazines dating back to 1984.

Google Scholar (Multidisciplinary) No login required. Open access resource. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

GreenFILE (Science) GreenFILE covers all aspects of human impact on the environment, and includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles.


Health Source - Consumer Edition (Nursing & Health) This full-text database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, women's health and more.

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition (Nursing & Health) This resource provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Hindawi Publishing Open Access Hindawi is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, fully Open Access journals.

Highwire Press Founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995, HighWire Press was formed to help academic publishers to host peer-reviewed content online.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete (Tourism) Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism sectors.

Humanities Abstracts (Social Sciences & Humanities) Abstracts and indexing of nearly 700 periodicals in the humanities, over 580 of which are peer-reviewed.


Image Collection Provides you with instant access to more than 1 million images relating to people, natural science, places, history, and flags.

Indigenous Peoples: North America on Points to the Past interface (Aboriginal/Indigenous) Provides users with a robust, diverse, informative source that will enhance research and increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada.

Indigenous Studies Portal (Aboriginal/Indigenous) The is a database of full-text electronic resources such as books, articles, theses and documents as well as digitized materials such as photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. focusing primarily on First Nations and Aboriginals of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond. This initiative began in 2005 at the University of Saskatchewan as a resource for faculty, students, researchers, and members of the community and currently links to nearly 50,000 items



JSTOR Arts & Sciences (Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences & Humanities) The JSTOR online searchable database offers full-text scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines totalling over 4 million pages.
Search for information on topics, such as:  music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture, feminist & women’s studies, political science, language, literature, health policy, anthropology, sociology, business, economics, and population studies.
NOTE: Because of agreements with publishers, JSTOR does not provide access to the most current issues excluding journals within 2 – 5 years plus current calendar year.

Journal of Chemical Education (Science) The Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and related information as a resource to those in the field of chemical education and to those institutions that serve them. JCE typically addresses chemical content, activities, laboratory experiments, instructional methods, and pedagogies. The Journal serves as a means of communication among people across the world who are interested in the teaching and learning of chemistry. This includes instructors of chemistry from middle school through graduate school, professional staff who support these teaching activities, as well as some scientists in commerce, industry, and government.

K (Business, Accounting) Provides you access to up-to-date information on the accounting and assurance standards, the implementation of IFRS, Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises, as well as the Canadian Auditing Standards. (Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences & Humanities) Includes such major reference works as: Encyclopedia of BC, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names & Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: A History of Coastal BC.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Multidisciplinary) An index of 560+ core journals, books, research reports, and proceedings for the library and information management field.


MAS Ultra - School Edition (Education) A comprehensive database designed specifically for high school level students that contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines.

MEDLINE with Full Text- provided by EBSCO interface (Nursing & Health) Citations and full-text journal articles in life sciences.

MEDLINE - provided by OVID interface (Nursing & Health)

Military & Government Collection (Law) Citations and full-text periodicals on topics relevant to military and government.


National Film Board (Multidisciplinary) Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas with additional content only available to educators.

Native Health Database (Aboriginal/Indigenous, Nursing & Health)  No login required. Open access resource. The Native Health Databases, from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, contain bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The databases provide information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples.

Nature Journals (NPG) (Nursing & Health, Science)  No login required. Open access resource. Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is the scientific publishing arm of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, combining the excellence of Nature, Nature Research Journals, Nature Reviews Journals, NPG Academic Journals and NPG Reference publications, to provide the world's premier information resource for the basic biological and physical sciences.


OALib - Open Access Library (Multidisciplinary)  No login required. Open access resource. This academic database has indexed over 2,400,000 open access papers till now. The collection covers research topics in an expansive array of academic disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, material science, medical science, social sciences, and humanities.

Canadian Oxford Dictionary (Multidisciplinary) Definitions are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Access is provided through EBSCO's Canadian Reference Centre.


Points to the Past (Multidisciplinary) No login required. Open access resource. Searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more for research, teaching, and learning.

Primary Search (Education) Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries.

Professional Development Collection (Education) More than 500 full-text education journals and more than 200 reports in the field of Education.

PsycARTICLES (Social Sciences & Humanities) Scholarly journals from the American Psychological Association and 4 allied organizations. All journals in PsycARTICLES are also available in PsycINFO.

PsycINFO (Social Sciences & Humanities) The most comprehensive database for finding full-text, peer-reviewed, literature in the field psychology and other related disciplines.

PubMed (Nursing & Health, Science) No login required. Open access resource. Free full text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Public Library of Science (PLOS) (Nursing & health, Science) No login required. Open access resource. A peer-reviewed open access scientific journals.


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Reader's Guide (Education) 300+ popular magazines and book reviews.

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (Education) Providing trusted, broad information for educators, students and library patrons seeking detailed current events coverage, curriculum support or access to quality periodicals, this database delivers comprehensive indexing of the most popular and important periodicals published, dating back to 1983.

Regional Business News (Business) Provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.

Rights, Action and Social Responsibility (Science, Social Sciences & Humanities) Public debates surrounding immigration policy, climate change, international relations, and constitutional and human rights are currently at the forefront of our national discourse. Critical reasoning, supported through academic research, is needed.


ScienceDirect From foundational science to new and novel research, discover our large collection of Physical Sciences and Engineering publications, covering a range of disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive (History, Political Studies) No login required. Open access resource. Four-part collection of primary sources devoted to the comprehensive, conceptual, and global scholarly study of slavery.  It includes books, manuscripts, court records, and serials.

Social Sciences Abstracts (Social Sciences & Humanities) Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this resource provides indexing and abstracts for a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals.

Social Sciences Full Text (Social Sciences & Humanities) Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text resource provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals.

SPORTDiscus  with Full Text (Nursing & Health) A comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, fitness and related disciplines.

State Papers Online (History) No login required. Open access resource. Digital manuscript archive of 16th- and 17th- century British State Papers.

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Wiley Free Content Wiley Open Access journals are supported by a network of authoritative journals and societies as well as internationally renowned editorial board members.

Your Journals @OVID (Nursing & Health) A complete collection of over 300 journals that specialize in such areas as medicine, nursing and life sciences.

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