When you see the green circle at the top left corner of the chat box, a library staff member is live on the service, available to help you!
Use the little curved arrow to "pop" the whole chat box out to a separate window that you can make larger.
Use the little envelope to email yourself the entire chat history for later use.
The UASC Librarian, whose office is located in the Special Collections reading area, may also be available to assist you (appointment recommended -- 566-0536 Simon Lloyd email@example.com). Appointments with UASC staff for visits outside of scheduled hours and for in-depth reference consultations may be arranged.
If you would like to contribute to the development of the Robertson Library's digital collections (which are freely available to all) please visit our Gift page or contact Donald Moses (firstname.lastname@example.org, 902-566-0460).
These collections have been digitized by UPEI Robertson Library staff. For commercially published digital collections (e.g. ebooks), see Find Books and More.
Group and individual study rooms are available for quietly studying or working on assignments.
Group Study Rooms: 260-261 (in Collaboratory), upstairs: 302, 303, 306, 330, 341-350
Group size: 2-6 people (302, 303, and 306 can hold larger groups, ask at the Service Desk)
Time per use: 3-hour block
Individual Study Rooms: 331-336 (yellow rooms)
Time per use: 3-hour block
Research Study Rooms: 320-327
Note: Research rooms are not bookable; please ask at the Service Desk, you will need your UPEI Campus Card to sign out the key
Time per use: 3-hour block
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ei Compendex is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world with over 20 million indexed records from 77 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. Every record is carefully selected and indexed using the Engineering Index Thesaurus
The Computing Research Repository (CoRR), sponsored by ACM, the arXiv.org 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.
See below for description. Note that this service may provide links to full text that UPEI does not license. If you find materials that you want but cannot access, remember to use Interlibrary Loan to request copies. Be sure to check our journal list if you are off-campus because we may have that already licensed.
Description taken from press release, March 2017:
Search seven federal libraries!
Federal Science Library creates a window into government science library collections and scientific research for all Canadians
Access to relevant, high-quality information is at the heart of every successful decision, policy, or research outcome. The Federal Science Library gives Canadians and researchers everywhere a new tool to search multiple government science library collections and repositories from a single place.
The Federal Science Library is a one-stop, self-serve web portal that makes government research and resources visible to all Canadians by connecting them with the collections of seven departmental libraries. The portal allows users to view or request items from a vast collection of publications in science, technology, engineering and health and other related economic, policy and program information. Wherever possible, departmental publications, reports, data sets and other content are freely available for anyone to access or download. It also gives users the option to expand their search beyond the holdings of the seven federal science libraries to include millions of publications from around the globe.
Films on Demand provides over 10,000 streaming educational/documentary videos, over 130,000 segments, across the curriculum from major documentary/media companies like BBC, PBS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, A&E, History Channel and more - our subscription includes special Nursing and World Cinema collections in addition the Academic Master Collection
Search healthevidence.org 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.
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.
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.
The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) 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. Anyone can use the freely available materials in the iPortal but some resources are licensed and may only be available from UPEI's licensed collections or interlibrary loan service.
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.
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.).
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.
Beta from JSTOR:
JSTOR Labs has created an interesting new kind of search engine for finding articles within their collections that are "similar to" an article that you provide (upload PDF, does not have to be from JSTOR). If your topic does not require very recent articles, give it a try! http://www.jstor.org/analyze/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NFB Campus provides streaming access to films produced by the National Film Board.
Description provided by the site:
National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room, featuring over 3,000 productions.
Our Collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.
We also have a selection of animated films for both adults and children from talented filmmakers such as Cordell Barker, Chris Landreth, Ryan Larkin, Richard Condie, Ishu Patel, Caroline Leaf, and others.
You'll discover new releases, old favourites and Canadian classics along with works from many of Canada's legendary directors. We have films for all ages, in both French and English.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.
Our data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. For each statistic, we provide available meta data including but not limited to source, release date, number of respondents, and any other relevant details to facilitate verification of all statistical information available on Statista.com.
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".