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Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database contains indexing for over 8,000 publications covering virtually every area of academic study. More than 3,600 of these are peer-reviewed, full text journals.
  • Coverage: 1975 - (for more than 100 of the journals)
  • Type: citations, abstracts and full text


    Provides access points for advertisements, concentrating on the fields of beauty and hygiene, radio, television, transportation, and World War II. Includes information and images from over 7000 advertisements in various Canadian and U.S. magazines and newspapers.
  • Coverage: 1911-1955
  • Type: images

    Advice for Investors

    On this site MPL Communications Inc. (the largest online provider of investment advisory services in Canada) offers in-depth information and advice on Canadian companies.

    [AARP site]
    Citations and content summaries of books, journals, magazine articles, research reports and videos about older adults and aging.
  • Coverage: 1978 - (with selected coverage from 1966-1977

    American Memory

    Information regarding the history and culture of the U.S. from over one million source materials. Compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library program; involves the participation of other libraries and archives as well.
  • Coverage: 1700-
  • Type: full text

    Annual Report Services

    Alphabetical links to thousands of annual reports on company websites. Requires membership sign-up, though membership is free. View the online annual report or request a free hard copy.
  • Coverage: Current
  • Type: full text

    Anthropological Index Online

    "Based on the journal holdings of The Anthropology Library at the The British Museum (Museum of Mankind) which receives periodicals in all branches of anthropology, from academic institutions and publishers around the world."
  • Coverage: 1957-

    - OCLC
    Contains bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of journals in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Allows you to limit your search results to a specific library's holdings (e.g. Redeemer's or McMaster's).
  • Coverage and update frequency: Jan. 1990-; daily
  • Citations

    ATLA Religion Database
    - American Theological Library Association
    A database designed to support religious and theological scholarship. Contains citations from journal articles, essays in multi-author works, international monographs, and book reviews.
  • Coverage and update frequency: 1949-; semi-annually
  • Citations, abstracts and some links to full text


    Covers English fiction, non-fiction, verse and reference works, including Bartlett's quotations. Searchable by subject, title and author.
  • Coverage: 1400-
  • Type: full text

    Bible Gateway

    An online Bible in various translations: NIV, NASB, RSV, KJV, ASV, YLT, and WE; and languages: German, Swedish, Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Tagalog, and Norwegian. Searchable by scripture passage or by keyword.
  • Type: full text

    Business Source Elite

    This business database provides full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed business publications.
  • Coverage: 1985 -
  • Type: full text

    Calvinism Resources Database

    Citations of articles, essays and lectures regarding John Calvin and Calvinism -- both current information as well as information dating back as far the 16th century.
  • Coverage: 1949-
  • Type: citation index

    Canadian Financial Network

    Well over 6000 international online financial resources described in sufficient detail to target the information wanted. The resources outlined are those that are interesting and informative, and most are free. Visitors have access to quotes and comparison data, research reports, enhanced charts and financial newsletters.

    Canadian Literary Centre
    The Canadian Literary Centre consists of book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). ECW Press also provides several individual monographs and biographies, essays and literary criticism. The database includes book reviews, essays, author biographies, and much more. Canadian Literary Centre features full text sources such as Canadian Fiction Studies, Canadian Biography Series, Canadian Writers and Their Works (Poetry and Fiction Series), ECW's Biographical Guide to Canadian Novelists, ECW's Guide to Canadian Poets, George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Fiction, George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Poetry, The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors, Essays on Canadian Writing, Books in Canada, Quill & Quire, Textual Studies in Canada, University of Toronto Quarterly and many more.
  • Type: full text

    Canadian Music Periodical Index

    A free, searchable index, provided by the National Library of Canada, to over 500 Canadian music journals, magazines, and newspapers. Covers all musical activity in Canada.
  • Coverage: 1890-
  • Type: citation index

    CPIQ: Canadian Periodical Index

    The electronic version of the Canadian Periodical Index, with indexing of nearly 700 Canadian and international periodicals including The Globe and Mail; Maclean's weekly magazine; Canadian News Facts; and reference materials, such as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers. With full-text articles from 240 periodicals.
  • Coverage: 1988-
  • Type: Citations and some full text (from 1995 to present)

    Canadian Reference Centre

    Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books in full text as well as over 84,000 full text biographies and an Image Collection of more than 193,000 photos, maps and flags.


    A bibliographic database with access to a large body of cancer literature containing over 1.5 million citations and abstracts, sources range from biomedical journals to doctoral theses.
  • Coverage 1966-
  • Type: citation index and abstracts

    CHID Online [Combined Health Information Database]

    Produced by U.S.Federal Government health agencies, this bibliographic database provides access to citations and abstracts regarding health education resources and health information.
  • Update frequency: quarterly
  • Type: citations, abstracts

    Christian Classics Ethereal Library

    Accesses hundreds of full text Christian books including: creeds, liturgies, church fathers, literature, history, hymns, theology, mysticism and sermons.
  • Type: full text
     The Christian Periodical Index® provides indexing for evangelical Christian journals providing both article and review indexing. Current indexing includes over 130 titles and over 250 journals are in the database. Currently, the database has indexing back to 1976.  Although religion, theology, biblical studies and pastoral theology are prominent subjects in the journals indexed, it also tries to provide journals in the disciplines of science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history, sociology and education which put forth a Christian worldview.  Coverage is representative of the major doctrinal positions within evangelical Christianity. The index is owned and indexed by the Association of Christian Librarians.
  • Coverage:  1976-
  • Type:  citations

    Christian Reformed Church Periodical Index

    Contains bibliographic records for The Banner, as well as other CRC-related publications.
  • Coverage: 1963-
  • Type: citation index

    CIA World Factbook

    Provides country profiles detailing geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues, as well as country maps and flags.
  • Coverage: current year
  • Text: full year

    CIHM Database [ Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions: Early Canadian Publications]

    "Established in 1978 with the purpose of locating early printed materials such as books, annuals, and periodicals, preserving them on microfilm, and making the resulting collections available to libraries in Canada and abroad."
  • Coverage: publications prior to 1920
  • Type: Bibliographic records

    CiteSeer.IST: Scientific Literature Digital Library

    [Computer Services]
    A digital library designed "to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency and timing". This database includes algorithms, techniques, and software that can be used in other digital libraries, and indexes Postscript and PDF research articles on the Web.
  • Update frequency: daily
  • Type: citation index / full text

    Corporate Information
    This is free but requires registration and there is a limit to the number of pages viewed daily. It includes profiles of top Canadian companies across a range of industry sectors, providing up to 10 years of information (earnings, sales, etc.)

    Current Research -- UMI / Proquest / Bell & Howell

    Provides access to UMI's Dissertation abstracts database; entire database available only to institutional subscribers, citation and abstract searches open to the general public.
  • Coverage: 1996-
  • Type: full text available for a fee (free to institutional subscribers)

    Early Canadiana Online

    Canada's printed heritage published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early twentieth century. Concentration on the subjects of women's history, exploration, government documents, English Canadian literature, history of French Canada, Hudson's Bay, Jesuit Relations and Native studies.
  • Type: full text

    Encyclopedia Britannica Online

    Search by keyword or browse alphabetically or by subject. Also available are a dictionary, thesaurus and atlas.
  • Type: full text

    - U.S. Department of Education [Also available via FirstSearch]
    (sponsored internet access)
    The ERIC database is the world's largest source of education information. The database contains more than one million abstracts of education-related documents and journal articles, with information from RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education). ERIC records include full-text documents from the ERIC Digest at no extra charge. The ERIC database includes the ERIC thesaurus, a complete list of descriptive terms used by ERIC to index and search the database. From ERIC, users can link to EDRS (ERIC Document Reproduction Service) to purchase documents through existing ERIC accounts.
  • Coverage and update frequency: 1966-; monthly
  • Links to EDRS, Citations with some links to full text

    E-Stat (Statistics Canada)

    Statistical information related to the Canadian census, community profiles, the latest indicators of the population, consumer price index, unemployment rate, gross domestic product, etc.

    First Nations Periodical Index

    Accesses a listing of journals containing mainly Canadian Native content.
  • Coverage: 1992-
  • Type: citation index

    Gale's Literary Index

    Index to the major literature series published by the Gale Group, containing biographies on more than 137,000 authors and critical essays on their writings.
  • Coverage: all series issues
  • Type: Citation index

    [The Eichstatt Information System for Classical Studies]
    Full text retrieval and information service database, with a thesaurus including more than 5500 controlled terms. A supplement to the "Gnomon Bibliographic Database" on CD, this online database makes available 15% of the CD; 240 000 titles.
  • Coverage and update frequency: 1997; weekly
  • Type: full text

    GroveDictionary of Art Online

    "The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day." Accesses the entire text of The Dictionary of Art including 45,050 articles and 22,000 art images; includes cross referencing.
  • Coverage: 1996-
  • Type: full text

    Highwire Press

    Highwire Library of Science and Medicine offers thousands of free full-text articles.
  • Type: full text

    HLAS Online [Handbook of Latin American Studies]
    A bibliography on Latin America, providing comprehensive access to future, current, and retrospective volumes of the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS).
  • Coverage: 1936-
  • Type: bibliographic

    Humanities International Complete

    This is a comprehensive database of humanities content which provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing, it provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 journals and contains more than 1.5 million records.
  • Type: citations and full text

    IDRC (International Development Research Centre): Biblio

    The library of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The IDRC is a public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research; "science for humanity."
  • Coverage: 1965-
  • Type: citations with some full text

    Industry Canada

    The Business section contains information on companies, statistics, financing, innovation, research, science and technology, intellectual property, radio, spectrum and telecommunications, regional and rural development, regulations and standards, sustainability and environment, as well as trade and investment. The Consumer section contains services, tools and resources available for consumers related to fraud, telephone scams, debt problems, product and food recalls, antenna structures, satellite broadcasting, solving interference and more.

    Internet Library of Early Journals

    Makes available considerable amounts of early journals - 18th C journals: Gentleman's Magazine, The Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society; 19th C journals: Notes and Queries, The Builder, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. This database is a joint project of the Universities of Birmingham Leeds, Manchester, and Oxford.
  • Coverage: 1731-1869
  • Type: full text

    Internet Public Library

    Contains thousands of titles that can be browsed or searched by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Coverage: 1400 -
  • Type: full text


    Answers the questions, "Which database indexes this journal?" and "Where can I find the full text?"
  • Coverage: varies by journal
  • Type: database index

    JSTOR  (On campus only)
    JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available.

    Literary Reference Center

    Full text information on thousands of literary authors and their works. Literary Reference Center includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, 75,000 articles of literary criticism, 130,000 author biographies, full text of over 300 literary journals, 500,000 book reviews, 25,000 classic and contemporary poems, 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories, full text of over 7,500 classic novels, 3,000 author interviews, and over 1,000 images of key literary figures. In addition, Literary Reference Center also includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Literary Encyclopedia, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus, the Bloom Series of over 500 books from Chelsea House Publishers edited by Harold Bloom, complete content of hundred of literary journals, and hundreds of literary books from Taylor & Francis, ME Sharpe, Peter Lang, Oxford University Press and many other publishers.

  • Type: full text

    Making of America, Cornell University
    And at University of Michigan (1850 - 1877)
    Drawing on the depth of primary materials at the University of Michigan and Cornell University libraries, these two institutions are developing a thematically-related digital library documenting American social history. The collections are particularly strong in the areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
  • Coverage: 1840 - 1900 (Cornell)
  • Coverage: 1850 - 1877 (U of Michigan)
  • Type: full text

    Medieval Feminist Index

    Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books, covering women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
  • Coverage: 1994-
  • Type: citation index

    (PubMed) [Also available via FirstSearch]
    "PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."
  • Coverage: 1965-
  • Type: citation index with some full text

    Music Library Association (MLA) Obituary Index

    This is an on-line version of an index of obituary citations published annually by the Music Library Association (MLA) in its quarterly journal, Notes. The index facilitates access to information about musicians and other members of the music world.
  • Coverage: 1966-1995
  • Type: citation index

    New Testament Abstracts Online

    The database contains more than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,100 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. In addition, approximately 800 current books are also summarized annually. Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985.

    National Criminal Justice Reference Service (U.S.)
    This database includes summaries of U.S. Govt. documents, books, articles and other resources related to: corrections, courts, drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, and victims of crime.
  • Coverage: 1970-
  • Type: citation index / full text

    Old Testament Abstracts

    This database is a product of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Catholic Biblical Association. The database offers indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more.
  • Type: citations and abstracts

    On-Line Books Page

    Includes thousands of English language books and serials.
  • Coverage: 1400-
  • Type: full text

    Papal Documents

    Links to encyclicals, biographies, letters, etc. of the popes from the Vatican Website.
  • Coverage: 1958-
  • Type: full text

    [Parliaments & Literature]
    Citations of books and articles regarding the role, structure, and working methods of national parliaments around the world, electoral systems, constitutional law, history and political science.
  • Coverage: 1965- (with online access from 1992-)
  • Type: citations

    Population Index

    Population Index, published since 1935, is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.
  • Coverage: citation index and abstracts
  • Type: 1986-

    Project Gutenberg

    A collection of public domain books in electronic format. Mainly comprised of classic literature.
  • Coverage: 1400-
  • Type: full text

    - American Psychological Association
    The PsycArticles database includes full text for all journals published by the American Psychological Association.
  • Type: full text

    - American Psychological Association
    The PsycInfo database from the American Psychological Association (APA), contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in more than 25 languages.

    - (Medline) [Also available via FirstSearch]
    PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."
  • Coverage: 1965-
  • Type: citation index with some full text

    Regional Business News

    Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.

    Religion Database (ATLA) - American Theological Library Association

    A database designed to support religious and theological scholarship. Contains citations and some full text from journal articles, essays in multi-author works, international monographs, and book reviews.
  • Coverage and update frequency: 1949-; semi-annually
  • Citations, abstracts and some links to full text

    Review of Biblical Literature
    - Society of Biblical Literature
    Reviews of books, reference works, commentaries, dictionaries, and bible translations, with multiple, contrasting reviews.
  • Coverage: 1996-
  • Type: full text

    Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database

    Accesses over 55,000 historical and critical citations regarding science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and weird fiction.
  • Coverage: 1878 -
  • Type: citation index

    Scientific and Technical Information

    "Energy, Science, & Technology Information Resource – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)"


    The System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) is a filing system developed for the Canadian Securities Administrators. This is the official site that provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) in the SEDAR filing system.

    Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index and Obituary Index

    Indexes journals and magazines and obituaries of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
  • Coverage: 1980-
  • Type: citation index

    SocIndex with Full-Text
    The world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others. In addition, SocINDEX with Full Text features over 10,000 Author Profiles covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 428 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1908, and 163 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for more than 735 books and monographs, and full text for 6,785 conference papers.

    Sport Discus
    - Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC)
    Covers research literature on sport, physical fitness, sport science and recreation, including sports medicine, exercise psychology, biomechanics, psychology, training, coaching, physical education and fitness.
  • Coverage: 1940-
  • Type: citation index with some links to full text

    Television News Archive
    - Vanderbilt University
    "The world's most available, extensive and complete archive of television news. Since 1968, the Archive has consistently recorded, indexed, and preserved network television news for research, review, and study. The Archive offers: loans of duplicated tapes, loans of compiled tapes and in-archive viewing."
  • Coverage: 1968-
  • Type: citations and abstracts

    [Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists]
    Table of contents for approximately 160 journals and over 23,000 articles in Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion. Citations with some (about 6%) links to full text.
  • Coverage: 1992-
  • Type: citations with some links to full text

    Victorian Women Writers Project

    A collection of the full text of works of British women writers from the Victorian period. Includes anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama.
  • Coverage: 1830-1910
  • Type: full text

    Women in Politics Bibliographic Database

    Bibliographic references of books and articles produced throughout the world on the subject of women in politics. It covers titles representing international, regional, country-by-country as well as thematic perspectives.
  • Coverage and update frequency: 1948 -
  • Type: Citations

    World Almanacs and Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

    This reference database offers encyclopedia entries and four almanacs with full text biographies, facts, statistics, encyclopedia entries and information about the USA and other nations of the world.
  • Coverage: 1998 -
  • Type: full text

    WorldCat Database
    (the OCLC Union Catalog)
    The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 48 million bibliographic records representing books and other materials (but not journal articles) in 400 languages. Covers information back to 2100 B.C. Includes holdings information from libraries across the world as well as records describing selected internet resources. Includes the Library of Congress Subject Headings as its thesaurus. Allows you to limit your search results to a specific library's holdings (e.g. Redeemer's or McMaster's).
  • Coverage and update frequency: back to approx. 2100 B.C.; daily

    World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

    A comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced since 1962. Containing over 110,000 annotated entries, this collected information is useful for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England.

    Wright American Fiction

    A collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875, including "novels, novelettes, romances, short stories, tall tales, tract-like tales, allegories, and fictitious biographies and travels, in prose".
  • Coverage: 1851-1875
  • Type: full text
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