Databases - Complete List

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Academic Collection Complete (ebrary) Search/browse the UPEI ebrary e-book collection. Only includes those purchased through ebrary. Use the Catalogue to find all e-books available at UPEI. View Page
Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. View Page

AccessEngineering is an online reference library, combining thousands of published reference sources along with videos, calculators, and interactive tables and charts. It is an excellent place to start research on a topic or access engineering handbooks. Many of the titles included in AccessEngineering can be found through the library catalogue.

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ACS Web Editions (American Chemical Society) The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation. View Page
Agricola (via National Agricultural Library) [Public Access] The National Agricultural Library collection of more than 3.5 million items covers all aspects of agriculture and related sciences. View Page
America: History and Life (Canada and US history) The definitive index of literature covering the history & culture of the US & Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexes 1,700 journals. View Page
Annual Review of Anthropology Summarizes and critically reviews the best works in anthropology. Tables of Contents are provided 1972-1995; full text of articles 1996-present. View Page
Annual Review of Political Science Summarizes and critically reviews the best works in political science. Tables of Contents are provided 1998- ; full text for the latest 5 years. View Page
Annual Review of Psychology Summarizes and critically reviews the best work in all areas of psychology. Tables of Contents are provided 1950-1995; full text is available 1996-. View Page
Annual Review of Sociology Summarizes and critically reviews the best works in sociology. Tables of contents are provided 1975-1995; full text of articles 1996-present. View Page
Annual Reviews Critically reviews the most significant primary research literature within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences. View Page
Anthropological Index Online Index to over 1,500 anthropology journals held at the British Museum. This is a bare-bones citation-only index, no abstracts or full text. View Page
ArXiv An electronic archive for research articles, including physics, math, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics. View Page
ASME Digital Collection

Journals and proceedings published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Contact engineering librarian Rosie LeFaive for more information about this resource.

Description provided by the publisher:

The ASME Digital Collection is ASME’s repository of current and archival literature featuring:

  • ASME's Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present.
  • ASME's Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present.
  • ASME Press eBooks selected from 1993 to the present.
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ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials The definitive index for religious and theological literature. Covers all aspects of theology and world religions. View Page
Atomic Learning An online training video database containing tutorials on software applications such as the MS Office Suite, Google Docs, Moodle, SPSS, and Twitter. View Page
Combined search of the Bibliography of the History of Art and

BHA and RILA cover European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.

This is a specialized database indexing both books (including exhibition catalogs) and articles.

It does not contain full text or links to the Library's full text or book collections, so use to identify resources and then look them up by title/author in OneSearch to check for access or place ILL requests.

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BioOne Provides fulltext aggregation for over 80 bioscience research journals. View Page
BioOne Abstracts and Indexes (via Proquest) BioOne is an indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts of nearly 100 high-impact bioscience research journals from around 70 publishers. View Page
Blackwell Synergy -- See Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. View Page
Business Source Complete A scholarly business database providing indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. View Page
CAB Abstracts (EBSCOhost) Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, human nutrition, and veterinary medicine. View Page
CAB Abstracts (Vet subset only via CAB Direct) Covers the significant research and development literature in the veterinary medicine subset via CAB Direct. View Page
CAB Ebooks Hundreds of recent books in the following subject areas: Agriculture, Animal & Veterinary Science, Environmental Sciences, Human Health, Food & Nutrition, Leisure & Tourism, Plant Sciences. View Page
Cairn Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines. View Page
CAIRSS for Music A bibliographic database of music research literature in the areas of music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine. View Page
Canadian Census (via CHASS) Provides access to Canadian Census Profile Tables by Census Geography and by Census Year; Microdata Files; and Postal Code Conversion Files. View Page
Canadian Labour History Bibliography A comprehensive bibliography of resources devoted to Canadian labour and working-class history. View Page
Canadian Labour Studies Index

The Labour Studies Index offers over 6534 citations of journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, and other literature relating to Canadian labour issues, as of May 2016, and continuing to grow.

While the Index emphasizes open access publications, they also have indexed a number of recent books (including publisher descriptions), journal articles, and reports.

Scope of the Index (as of May 2016)

Open access is a key criterion for what is included in the Index. The following three scholarly journals are indexed comprehensively: Labour/Le Travail (1976-, open access except for the current year), Just Labour. A Canadian Journal of Work and Society (2002-2014, open access), and Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations (1945- , open access since 1964 except for the current two years). Work has been completed on the first two journals, while the latter is still in the process of being indexed. Just Labour, published by York University’s Centre for Work and Society, appears to have been indexed previously only by Google Scholar.

All other publications or resources are indexed selectively with priority given to recency (i.e., since 2000). They include research (e.g., theses, dissertations) in institutional repositories, Canadian university presses (e.g., Athabasca), Canadian publishers (e.g., Fernwood), commercial academic publishers, commissioned reports (e.g., Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), and reviews.

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Canadian Music Periodical Index Index to Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines. Covers all aspects of musical activity in Canada. Includes information from the late nineteenth century to the present. View Page
Canadian Patents Database Contains more than 2 million Canadian patent documents. Search patent bibliographic data from 1869, and descriptions and drawings from 1920. View Page
Canadian Poetry Audio Archive A bilingual poetry audio archive featuring a sampling of contemporary recordings of Canada's most acclaimed poets and transcripts of Canadian poetry. View Page
Canadian Publishers Collection A collection of over 8,000 French and English titles from 47 Canadian publishers, including major Canadian University Presses. View Page
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (Statistics Canada) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada. View Page
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (via CHASS) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada. View Page
CBCA Complete (Proquest) CBCA Complete, includes Education and Business in a single search. View Page
Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature A collection of databases of interest to music scholars. Includes Musical Borrowing: An Annotated Bibliography. View Page
CERIS CERIS database provides innovative policy-relevant research on immigration, settlement and integration. View Page
Chaucer Bibliography Online Provides citations to research literature on English writer Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-c.1400) from scholarly journals, books, and other sources. View Page
Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography The definitive source for references to the growth and development of children. Book reviews & abstracts from 275+ journals, technical reports & books. View Page
Child Welfare Information Gateway Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools covering topics on child welfare. View Page
China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 (Adam Matthew Digital) Unique manuscript material relating to the activities & observations of British & American diplomats, missionaries, & others in China from 1793-1980. View Page
CICA Standards and Guidance Collection Povides to up-to-date information on the changes to the accounting and assurance standards (CICA Handbook) and the new Canadian Auditing Standards. View Page
CINAHL The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides indexing for 3,000+ journals from the fields of nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, occupational therapy, and other allied health fields. Nursing topics include clinical practice, nursing education and teaching, nursing research, patient care, health promotion, patient education, and rehabilitation. Contains more than 2.3 million records dating back to 1981. View Page
CiteSeerX CiteSeerx is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. View Page
Classical Net Covers all aspects of classical music through a network of commercial and noncommercial links. View Page
Classical Scores Library Contains 400,000 pages of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material. Access to over 25,000 scores. View Page
Cochrane Library Contains information on systematic reviews of research on the effectiveness of health care interventions/therapies. Full text for completed reviews. View Page
Computer Research Repository (arXiv) The Computing Research Repository (CoRR), sponsored by ACM, the e-Print archive, NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library), and AAAI. CoRR allows researchers to search, browse and download papers through its online repository. CoRR is available to all members of of the community at no charge. View Page
CRCNetBase Engineering Handbooks

The library subscribes to the Engineering portion of CRCNetBase, a large collection of scientific handbooks. 

This site does NOT include the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, which the library subscribes to through another service.

Contact the engineering librarian, Rosie Le Faive, for any questions about this collection, or to ask about adding any additional titles.

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Credo Reference Premium

An online reference collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.

Credo Logo

Credo Art
Credo Business
Credo Food
Credo General Reference
Credo Geography
Credo History
Credo Language
Credo Law
Credo Literature
Credo Medicine
Credo Music
Credo Psychology
Credo Religion
Credo Science
Credo Social Sciences
Credo Technology

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Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online (Adam Matthew Digital) A wide range of original sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, & poetry. View Page
Dissertations & Theses @ University of Prince Edward Island

Current Research contains citations, abstracts, and the full text of dissertations and theses published at UPEI after 1996.


See also Proquest Open Access Dissertations and Theses and Open Access Theses and Dissertations (both of these are worldwide search tools, not just for UPEI theses)

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DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals A service that provides access to quality controlled scientific and scholarly Open Access Journals. View Page
Early Canadiana Online A searchable full text collection of 3,000+ books & pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. View Page

Search or browse the UPEI ebrary e-book collection. Only includes those purchased through ebrary. Use the Catalogue to find all e-books available at UPEI.

Learn more: read Proquest Ebrary Libguide for help with searching, downloading to a mobile reader, and more.

Be inspired! Browse randomly through covers of Ebrary books

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EBSCOhost Ebook Collection

Ebook reading app is available for mobile devices.

Note that most but not all ebooks may be downloaded - this is decided by the individual book publishers.

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EBSCOhost Standard Edition (all databases) EBSCOHost standard full-browser interface, for all databases View Page
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Foremost source of references to economic literature. Provides indexing and abstracting of 450+ international economic periodicals, books & papers. View Page
EconPapers Provides access to Research Papers in Economics, the worlds largest collection of online Economics working papers, journal articles, and software. View Page
Education Research Complete Covers areas of curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Indexing & abstracts for more than 2,200 journals. View Page
Education-Line A British database providing access to research in the educational field. View Page
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) An online library of over 136,000 titles (over 155,000 volumes), published between 1701 and 1800, and printed in English-speaking countries. View Page
Eighteenth Century Journals I & II (Adam Matthew Digital) Contains rare journals printed between 1693 and 1799 illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political, and literary life. View Page
Empire Online (Adam Matthew Digital) Collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, including exploration journals, correspondence, periodicals, diaries & travel writing. View Page
English Historical Documents

English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable British history primary documents from 500-1914. Type "AND" between keywords.

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ERIC (EBSCOhost) Provides access to education literature and resources. Contains 1.3 million+ records and links to 323,000+ fulltext documents from ERIC back to 1966. View Page
ERIC via the U.S. Dept of Education Provides citations back to 1966. Most documents issued from 1993-present are freely available online. View Page
Erudit Provides access to academic journals, e-books & theses in the humanities, social sciences & natural sciences. Collection is primarily in French. View Page
Eureka (formerly Newscan)

Covers over 5,000 news sources, including newspapers & news wires. Full text to PEI newspapers The Guardian (1997-) and The Journal Pioneer (1999-).


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Explorations in Learning & Instruction: The Theory Into Practice Database A tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. View Page
Federal Publication Locator Provides access to electronic Canadian federal government publications & bibliographic information about Canadian federal government publications. View Page
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. View Page
Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.

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Films on Demand - Art and Architecture Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics. View Page
Films on Demand - Biology Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics. View Page
Films on Demand - Education Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics. View Page
Films on Demand - English Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics. View Page
Films on Demand - Health Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics. View Page
Films on Demand - Music Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics. View Page
Films on Demand - Nursing

Films on Demand provides over 500 streaming videos on nursing topics including:

  • Academic Success Skills (including NCLEX review)
  • Diseases, Disorders and Disabilities 
  • Nursing Foundations 
  • Nursing Skills 
  • Patient Care & Interventions 
  • Special Topics in Nursing 
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Films on Demand - Sociology Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics. View Page
Films on Demand: Philosophy & Religion Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics. View Page
First Nations Periodical Index

Indexes periodicals covering mainly Canadian Native content. Note: This free index is closed, and was last updated in 2004. Use OneSearch or CBCA for more recent materials.

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Gale Literary Index

A master index to every literary series published by The Gale Group. The Library has some of these in Gale Virtual Reference Library online and some in print.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full text biographies, literary criticism, authors, writers, musicians, famous people (American and world)

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Gender Inn Provides access to over 7,500 records pertaining to feminist theory, literary criticism & gender studies focusing on English & American literature. View Page
Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844 Provides the online digitized full-image version of the complete works of the Globe and Mail newspaper from its inception up until two years ago. View Page
Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles. View Page
GreenFile Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture & renewable energy. View Page
Grove Music Online - See Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online is an integrated music resource, including The Oxford Dictionary of Music; The Oxford Companion to Music; and Grove Music Online. View Page
Handbook of Latin American Studies - HLAS Online A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America covering the social sciences and humanities. View Page
Health Evidence

Search for access to 3,853 quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. We search the published literature and compile public health relevant reviews -- eliminating your need to search and screen individual databases. Use of the database requires registration which is free.

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Heritage Project (Canadiana) Some of Canada's most popular archival collections, eventually encompassing 450 collections and roughly 60 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists. As of January 21, 2014, 79 collections comprised of 2.1 million images are freely available. View Page
Historical Abstracts (European and World history) Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities. View Page

Engineering journals, proceedings, and standards, from IEEE and IET

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IHS ERC Standards

IHS Standards Expert - engineering standards


Contact the engineering librarian, Rosie LeFaive, for more information about the use of or additions to, this collection.

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Index to Federal Royal Commissions Provides bibliographic access to materials associated with more than 200 federal Royal Commissions that have taken place since Confederation. View Page
Ingenta Contains citations to research articles from over 13,500 scholarly & popular journals. Coverage includes the humanities, social sciences & science. View Page

Containing over 15 million records, Inspec is one of the most definitive abstract and indexing databases for subject specific and interdisciplinary research in the fields of engineering, physics and computer science. The Inspec database covers five main topics: physics; electrical engineering and electronics; computers and control; information technology for business; and mechanical and production engineering.

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InteLex Past Masters Past Masters contains 117 fulltext humanities databases, both in the original language and in English translation. View Page
International Children's Digital Library Contains thousands of books for children, in many different languages, digitized from print. View Page
IOP Electronic Journals (Institute of Physics) Provides full text access to over 100 IOP electronic journals. Subjects covered include atomic, molecular, optical, mathematical & general physics. View Page
IslandNewspapers A fully-searchable online archive of PEI's main newspaper of record, The Guardian, from 1890 to 1957 View Page

IslandScholar is the institutional database for scholarly publications, including theses, by the UPEI community. It is a project of the UPEI Robertson Library and is part of the Virtual Research Environment project and uses the Islandora software.

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ITSS Training Moodle Course

The UPEI ITSS Department maintains a Moodle course (open to anyone with a Moodle account) containing links to their recommended online training resources in popular software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Mail and Docs, Groupwise, etc.).  It includes Atomic Learning, but other resources as well.

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Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Bibliographic database comprised of over 1.1 million citations of secondary source material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). View Page
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - VIII, Complement Collections and Life Sciences

Provides access to archival & current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journals across 57 academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

Robertson Library does not subscribe to all of the JSTOR collections, so use Interlibrary Loan to request articles that are not available in JSTOR or the Library's other collections.

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Keesings World News Archive A searchable collection of world events since 1931. Full text is available for the past 20 years. Headlines and dates are available back to 1931. View Page
LexisNexis Academic Full text of hundreds of world newspapers, wire services, tv new transcripts, business and medical magazines, and US and Canadian laws and court cases. View Page
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) Indexes over 600 periodicals, books, research reports & proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, bibliometrics & information management. View Page
Literary Reference Center Plus A comprehensive fulltext database providing information on thousands of authors & their works from major reference works, books & literary journals. View Page
MAS Ultra - School Edition Provides full text for over 500 general interest & current events journals, as well as educational materials geared to the high school student. View Page
Mass Observation Online (Adam Matthew Digital) Original materials created & collected by the Mass-Observation organization regarding the cultural & social history of Britain from 1937-1965. View Page

Searchable web database providing access to over 58 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.

NOTE: As of Sept 2015, the entire MathSciNet database is also included within OneSearch. You can do a normal OneSearch search, then use the Databases Included at the bottom left to restrict results to MathSciNet.

Search tips:

  • Adjacency (not AND) is assumed within a field. For example, the search text "invertible matrix" will match only those cases in which the two words occur consecutively. It will not match "invertible triangular matrix".
  • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) may be entered between search terms. 
  • The wildcard character is the asterisk (*) and may be used in all fields except MR Number and Mathematics Subject Classifications fields (MSC Primary/Secondary and MSC Primary). If no wildcard is used, the search will look for exact word matches and also for the plural (or singular) of the words entered.
  • The search may be restricted to the singular [plural] search terms by using the exclamation mark (!) at the end of the singular [plural] word. For example, "matrix" will match both "matrix" and "matrices" while "matrix!" will match "matrix" but not "matrices". 
  • Searches are not case-sensitive.
  • Accented characters encoded in ISO Latin may be used in search strings.


A 5.5-minute Youtube tutorial covering basic usage [KTH Royal Institute of Technology]

A more in-depth Quick-Start Guide [AMS]

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Medieval Travel Writing (Adam Matthew Digital) Collection of medieval manuscripts from libraries around the world, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Augmented by interactive maps. View Page
MEDLINE (via EBSCOhost) Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. View Page
MEDLINE (via Web of Knowledge) Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. View Page
Military & Government Collection Provides full text for over 320 military related periodicals and general interest magazines. View Page
MLA Directory of Periodicals Provides detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. View Page
MLA International Bibliography - EBSCOhost Bibliography of journal articles, books & dissertations. Contains over 2.2 million citations from over 4,400 journals/series & 1,000 book publishers. View Page
MLA Literary Research Guide A selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of literatures in English, and related topics. View Page

Provides access to topical and current e-books, across a wide range of research, reference & reading materials. Most of the ebooks that Robertson Library provides through this platform are downloadable to Adobe Digital Editions-compatible devices, with a download period of 7 days.

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National Geographic Society Publications Index Index to the National Geographic magazine, as well as to other publications of the Society. View Page
National Sea Grant Depository Contains publications covering a wide variety of marine and freshwater subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture & law. View Page
Native Health Database

Contains 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 database provides 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. [Description from database website]


Note that this database is indexing only, not full text. Use the Library's Find Journals to get access to full text where available, or Interlibrary Loan to request articles that the Library does not already provide direct access to.

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Naxos Music Library Provides streaming access to over 883,800 tracks (61,000 CDs), the entire Naxos/Marco Polo catalogues. Worlds largest online classical music library. View Page
NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) Contains summaries of the more than 210,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice & substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection. View Page
NESSTAR (Statistics Canada DLI) (campus licensed view)

Nesstar provides a free search of the detailed metadata for the Statistics Canada DLI Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs). Nesstar also provides current UPEI faculty, staff and students online access to the Statistics Canada Public Use Microdata Files. The Master Files data files are available to current UPEI faculty, staff and students through the Research Data Centres program.  

For more information, please consult the Nesstar WebView User Guide  and/or the 2013 DLI Nesstar session (PDF) by David Price, Statistics Canada.

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New York Times Archives search 1851-present. Full text 1851-1922 and 1987-present. Editions 1923-1986 free preview only. Microfilm 1923-1986 available in the Library. View Page
Newscan - see Eureka Newscan is the former name of the full text newspaper database collection now named Eureka. View Page
Campus (National Film Board of Canada)

NFB Campus provides streaming access to films produced by the National Film Board.

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OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied) OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search. View Page
Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) Collection of the most important literary works of Classical & Medieval civilization. Search or browse by title, author, genre & language. View Page
Open Access Journals in the Field of Education A site which contains links to electronic journals which are scholarly, peer-reviewed, fulltext, and freely available. View Page
OriginsOnline - CNS Provides texts from the Vatican, pope, bishops, Congress, Senate, Supreme Court & church leaders worldwide. Published by the Catholic News Service. View Page
Our Roots / Nos Racines A collections of digitized Canadian local history publications, in English and French. Search or browse by author, title or subject. View Page
Oxford English Dictionary Online Most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Meaning, history & pronunciation of 600,000 English words, past & present. Updated quarterly. View Page
Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online is an integrated music resource, including The Oxford Dictionary of Music; The Oxford Companion to Music; and Grove Music Online. View Page
Oxford Reference Online Contains general & subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks & chronologies. Search across specific books or subject areas. View Page
Oxford University Press Journals Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology. View Page
PARLIT Database of bibliographic references on the role, structure and working methods of national parliaments and on electoral systems & constitutional law. View Page
PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database

PEDro is a free database of over 28,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

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PEI Articles Database (PEI PAD): for all users Provides keyword searching & some subject indexing of references to articles in a wide range of periodicals & newspapers published on PEI 1998-present. View Page
PEI Articles Database (PEI PAD): for UPEI users Provides keyword searching & some subject indexing of references to articles in a wide range of periodicals & newspapers published on PEI 1998-present. View Page
PEI Daily Newspapers Provides the full text of The Guardian (May, 1997- ) and The Journal-Pioneer (April, 1999- ) View Page
PEN Nutrition Topics in PEN address the broad spectrum of practice in nutrition and dietetics including institutional care, primary health care, public/community health, consulting/private practice, food service management, professional education, food and the pharmaceutical industry and government. Recognized authorities on each topic or Knowledge Pathway addressed in PEN contribute to the identification of relevant literature from filtered and original sources and critically appraise, grade and synthesize that literature into key practice points or answers to practice questions. View Page
Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest) Over 700 full text periodicals, mostly core academic but some popular, from 1802 - 2000, in the humanities and social sciences. View Page
Philosophers Index

A comprehensive, bibliographic database covering worldwide research in all areas of philosophy. Sources include journals, books & anthologies. Note: For 2015-2016, the Library has moved its subscription to EBSCO, from the Proquest platform. Please contact Collections Librarian Melissa Belvadi with any questions about this.

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[Description below provided by the database producer]

What is PhilPapers?

PhilPapers is an online research hub in philosophy that combines the following four services:

  • A publication index of philosophy journal articles, book reviews, books, and book chapters in all languages.
  • An open access aggregator that indexes open access philosophical content found on over one thousand open access archives and three thousand personal pages maintained by professional philosophers.
  • An open access archive that hosts the largest collection of open access philosophical material on the Internet (OAI-PMH handler here).
  • A structured bibliography comprising nearly five thousand subcategories covering all subjects in philosophy.

PhilPapers allows philosophers to search, browse, and monitor the above content seamlessly through a unified interface.

The contents of PhilPapers' indexes and bibliographies are maintained by thousands of academics who volunteer their time. Over four hundred academics are officially appointed as Category Editors.

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PIKA : Canadian Childrens Literature Database Contains records for all children's books held by the Canadian National Library, with over 35,000 titles dating from the 19th century to the present. View Page
Primary Search Provides full text for over 80 children's magazines, reference books & pamphlets designed for the elementary school student. Reading levels provided. View Page
Project MUSE Includes the full text of over 320 scholarly journals in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences fields. View Page
PROLA Physical Review Online Archive Contains nearly complete electronic copies of Physical Review journals from their initial volume through the present day. View Page
PsycARTICLES Provides full text articles in the field of psychology. Includes the articles from approximately 80 journals published by APA & allied organizations. View Page
PsycINFO Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology. View Page
Public Health +

Public Health + comes to you via the McMaster Health Knowledge Refinery. Every article from over 120 medical and allied health academic journals is critically appraised to identify those that are methodologically sound. Articles that pass this process are rated (maximum 7) by clinicians for relevance and newsworthiness, and are then sent to this website. The articles are updated weekly and a searchable archive is kept on this website.

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PubMed Comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals & online books. View Page
Royal Society of Chemistry Database which allows searching of the The Royal Society of Chemistry's primary and review journals covering all branches of chemistry. View Page

RxFiles is an academic detailing program providing objective, comparative drug information to clinicians.  The program began in 1997 as a service for Saskatoon family physicians.
In 2000, the program was expanded to provide service to physicians throughout Saskatchewan.  Efforts to keep our drug selection tools up to date resulted in the publication of the RxFiles Drug Comparison Charts book, beginning in 2001.  The book has become a practical tool for evidence based and clinically relevant drug use information throughout Canada. 
RxFiles continues to serve health providers and educators through newsletter reviews, Q&As, Trial Summaries, and up-to-date drug comparison charts.  The clinical relevance of these materials comes from their initial focus as academic detailing tools for the front line practitioner wanting to provide the best possible drug therapy for their patients.


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S-PAC Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences A comprehensive animal production and management conference proceeding database from the American Dairy Science Association. View Page
SAGE Premier Collection Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine. View Page Gateway to government science information & research results. Searches over 50 scientific databases & 200 million pages of science information. View Page
ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences. View Page
SciFinder access (account needed)

SciFinder chemistry database - use requires an individual account be created first; see this full page for details.

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Ship Information Database From Canadian Heritage. It contains information about ships that were registered in Canadian ports or sailed in Canadian waters. View Page
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007 (Adam Matthew Digital) Provides access to thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images relating to slavery, abolition and social justice. View Page
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Provides early access to scholarship by publishing article abstracts (256,000+) and the full-text access to preprints/working papers (211,000+) for leading scholarly journals in accounting; cognitive science; corporate; economics; entrepreneurship; financial; health; information; leadership; legal; management; marketing; negotiations; political; social insurance; classics; English and American literature; philosophy. Some content requires paid subscription but most is free, but may require free registration. View Page
SocINDEX with Full Text A sociology research database which provides over 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus. View Page
SORA An open access e-journal archive of 13 major ornithological journals including The AUK, The Condor, Studies in Avian Biology & The Wilson Bulletin. View Page
SPORTDiscus with Full Text Includes over 1.7 million records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22,000 dissertations and theses, and international references from journal and magazine articles, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings. View Page
Springer LINK Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law. View Page

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Theatre in Video Contains over 400 plays & over 100 documentaries available online in streaming video, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors & directors. View Page
Theses Canada Portal

Provides full text access to Canadian theses from 1998 onwards held by the National Library of Canada & bibliographic information on theses from 1965.

See also Proquest Open Access Dissertations and Theses and Open Access Theses and Dissertations (both of these are worldwide search tools, not just for UPEI theses)

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Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 Contains the digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-1985, capturing the complete newspaper with articles, advertisements & illustrations. View Page
Times Online Searches The Times (London) from January 1, 2000 to the present day. Contains citation and abstract only. View Page
Toronto Stock Exchange Monthly Review (eReview) Monthly statistical overview of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. View Page
United States Patent and Trademark Office Information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents & SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 onwards. View Page
VetMed Resource Contains the veterinary resources on CABI - the veterinary subset of the CAB Abstracts database. View Page
ViVa: A Bibliography of Womens History in Historical and Womens Studies Journals A current bibliography of journal articles about women's & gender history. Includes topics such as prostitution, witchcraft, sexuality & birth control. View Page
WAVES Catalogue of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Contains records for published & unpublished literature on fisheries, aquatic sciences & nautical sciences. View Page
Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)


Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

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What Works Clearinghouse (US Dept of Education) A collection of reports on scientific evidence for best practices in education, designed for educators. View Page
Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. View Page
Women in Politics: Bibliographic Database Provides bibliographic references to books, reports, and journal articles on all aspects of women's participation in political life worldwide. View Page
Women's Studies International (EBSCOhost) Coverage includes more than 871,000 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present, from over 2,000 periodicals. Despite its name, this database covers a broad range of gender-identity-related issues, not just "women's studies". View Page
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository The World Bank's official open access repository for its research, including books, articles, Policy Research Working Papers, & Economic & Sector Work. View Page
WorldCat WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. View Page