Search Tools (Databases) - Complete List

Title Description Page
Academic Collection Complete (Proquest)
Search/browse the UPEI Proquest Ebook Central e-book collection. Use the Catalogue to find all e-books available at UPEI.
Academic OneFile

Description provided by the database publisher: Gale/Cengage:

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.
AccessEngineering

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.

ACM Digital Library

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)'s complete collection of publications, including Journals, Transactions, Magazines, Proceedings, and ACM Books. Also includes the "ACM Guide to Computing Literature", a comprehensive database of citation information on the field of computing.

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.
ACUP/Ebound through ScholarsPortal

A full text collection of ebooks published by a group of Canadian University Libraries for the years 2014-2017.

All of these can be read directly online through a web browser.

Some, but not all of these can be downloaded into a mobile device that has an app compatible with Adobe Digital Editions.

Scholarsportal's documentation about Ebooks on their platform and about using Adobe Digital Editions

More information about this collection

The National Agricultural Library collection of more than 3.5 million items covers all aspects of agriculture and related sciences.
Agriculture Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.
Animal Health & Production Compendium

The Animal Health and Production Compendium (AHPC) is a comprehensive, encyclopedic resource for information on animal health and production. It brings together a wide range of different types of science-based information to support sound decision-making in animal husbandry and food production worldwide. It is comprised of information sourced from experts, edited and compiled by an independent scientific organization, and resourced by a diverse international Development Consortium. It is kept up to date routinely. Existing information on animal health and production has been collated, evaluated, organized and presented as a single resource. 

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.
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.
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-.
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.
Annual Reviews
Critically reviews the most significant primary research literature within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences.
ANSI Standards

The Library licenses a specific selection of engineering standards, at the request of engineering faculty.

Some of them are on this platform, customized for the UPEI licenses, run by ANSI.org.

You can just read the standards directly, but if you "register" your own personal account on the site within the UPEI account, you will also be able to use a variety of useful features.

For more information or to request additional standards, contact the engineering librarian, Rosie Le Faive, rlefaive@upei.ca, 902-566-0533.

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.
Aquaculture Compendium

The Aquaculture Compendium (AC)  is an encyclopedic, mixed media resource that brings together a wide range of different types of science-based information to support sound decision-making in aquaculture and aquatic resource management worldwide. It is comprised of information sourced from experts, and edited and compiled by an independent scientific organization.

An electronic archive for research articles, including physics, math, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics.
ASME Digital Collection

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

  • 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.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
The definitive index for religious and theological literature. Covers all aspects of theology and world religions.

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.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

Biography in Context

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.
Book Review Index Online Plus

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Book Review Index Online Plus is a comprehensive guide to book reviews that includes more than 5 million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text book reviews. Beyond the core set of journals and periodicals listed in bold text below, coverage from the remaining titles is selectively limited to articles and reviews appropriate for inclusion in Book Review Index Online Plus.

Business Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Business Insights: Global

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Business Source Complete
A scholarly business database providing indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.
Business, Economics and Theory Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

CAB Abstracts (via CAB Direct)
Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, human nutrition, and veterinary medicine. Access is provided directly through CAB Direct.
CAB Abstracts (via EBSCOhost)
Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, human nutrition, and veterinary medicine.
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.
Cairn
Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.
A bibliographic database of music research literature in the areas of music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.
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.
DesLibris CEL

The DesLibris Canadian Electronic Library contains over 17,000 ebooks and over 50,000 Canadian documents of other kinds, mostly in English but also about 20,000 in French.

The documents are mostly from the Canadian government, but also many are from non-profit agencies and "think tanks".

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.

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.

The Canadian Opinion Research Archive at Queen's University makes available commercial and independent surveys to the academic, research and journalistic communities. Founded in 1992, CORA contains hundreds of surveys including thousands of discrete items collected by major commercial Canadian firms dating back to the 1970s.

 
 
A bilingual poetry audio archive featuring a sampling of contemporary recordings of Canada's most acclaimed poets and transcripts of Canadian poetry.
Canadian Publishers Collection
A collection of over 8,000 French and English titles from 47 Canadian publishers, including major Canadian University Presses.

Full text of Canadian case law and legislation, federal and all provinces.

Description from website:

Provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. Our other website, CanLII Connects, hosts a database of case commentary and case summaries which is contributed to, on a daily basis, by lawyers, scholars and others with professional competency in legal analysis.

Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
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.
CBCA Complete (Proquest)

CBCA Complete, includes Education and Business in a single search.

 

Proquest's Guide to CBCA (note the tabs along the top for different parts of the guide)

A collection of databases of interest to music scholars. Includes Musical Borrowing: An Annotated Bibliography.
Provides citations to research literature on English writer Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-c.1400) from scholarly journals, books, and other sources.
Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools covering topics on child welfare.
ChiltonLibrary

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.
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.
CiteSeerx is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
Covers all aspects of classical music through a network of commercial and noncommercial links.
Cochrane Library
Contains information on systematic reviews of research on the effectiveness of health care interventions/therapies. Full text for completed reviews.
Communication and Mass Media Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Compendex (Engineering Village)

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

Computer Database

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.
Contemporary Women's Issues

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection (CPACHB)
Provides to up-to-date information on the changes to the accounting and assurance standards (formerly the CICA Standards and Guidance Collection) and the new Canadian Auditing Standards.
CRCNetBase Handbooks

The library subscribes to the Engineering, Math, and Statistics collections of CRCNetBase (plus a few specific veterinary titles), 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.

Criminal Justice Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Culinary Arts Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Curio.ca

CBC news and documentary videos, commercial free, streaming

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.
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)

Diversity Studies Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

A service that provides access to quality controlled scientific and scholarly Open Access Journals.
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.
Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database

This indexing + full text database from Proquest contains within it:

  • Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
  • Oceanic Abstracts
  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA)

Plus hundreds of full text journals and documents relating to earth, land, and air sciences.

Ebrary

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

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.

EBSCOhost Standard Edition (all databases)
EBSCOHost standard full-browser interface, for all databases
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
Foremost source of references to economic literature. Provides indexing and abstracting of 450+ international economic periodicals, books & papers.
Provides access to Research Papers in Economics, the worlds largest collection of online Economics working papers, journal articles, and software.
Education Research Complete
Covers areas of curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Indexing & abstracts for more than 2,200 journals.
A British database providing access to research in the educational field.
Educator's Reference Complete

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.
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.
Empire Online (Adam Matthew Digital)
Collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, including exploration journals, correspondence, periodicals, diaries & travel writing.
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.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.
Provides citations back to 1966. Most documents issued from 1993-present are freely available online.
Provides access to academic journals, e-books & theses in the humanities, social sciences & natural sciences. Collection is primarily in French. UPEI does not currently subscribe to this database, so we only have access to the "open access" portions of its content.
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-).

Please note that we have a 10-simultaneous user limit, but the library can coordinate with the vendor to open that up for training days, so instructors who want to offer group hands-on training should contact one of the librarians to make those arrangements.

A tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators.
Provides access to electronic Canadian federal government publications & bibliographic information about Canadian federal government publications.
Federal Science Library (proxied)

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:

Contains records for published & unpublished literature on fisheries, aquatic sciences & nautical sciences. You can search the entire Federal Science Library or limit your search to the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Collection (formerly known as WAVES).
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
Films on Demand

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

Films on Demand - Art and Architecture
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
Films on Demand - Biology
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
Films on Demand - Education
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
Films on Demand - English
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
Films on Demand - Health
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
Films on Demand - Music
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
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 
Films on Demand - Sociology
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
Films on Demand: Philosophy & Religion
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
Fine Arts and Music Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

Description from publisher:

Frontier Life provides over 240,000 Images and 7,895 Documents pertaining to the Frontiers of North America, Africa and Australasia.   This collection has a wealth of primary source documents including 68% of the collections dedicated to North America, and 20% of that material specific to Canada.  There are more than 1,015 documents from the Glenbow Museum and Hudson Bay’s Archive. 

Gale Databases Combined

Most but not all of the many specific databases available from the Gale/Cengage producer are cross-searchable.

This link provides the complete list of all Gale products licensed by UPEI, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library, various Infotrac databases, Business Insights Global, Literature Resource Center, Times Digital Archive, and Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and provides an option for searching together all of the ones that can be searched together (the "Cross-Searchable Products").

 

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Provides access to over 7,500 records pertaining to feminist theory, literary criticism & gender studies focusing on English & American literature.
Gender Studies Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

General OneFile

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

GeoRef

Produced by the American Geosciences Institute, this comprehensive geosciences database contains bibliographic records for geosciences literature from around the world. 

Subjects Include

GeoScienceWorld

A collection of 46 journals from 28 publishers:

Global Issues in Context

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Information about international economies, industries, and emerging markets.

Description from website:

Created by the International Business Center and the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. 

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.

 

Proquest's guide to using the historical newspapers database, including this one - note the tabs along the top for different sections of the guide

 

Looking for more recent Globe & Mail issues?

We have various date ranges in various formats, from plain text to PDFs.

Google Scholar
Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles.
GreenFile
Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture & renewable energy.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America covering the social sciences and humanities.
Health & Wellness Resource Center

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Health And Wellness Resource Center With Alternative Health Module, Gale's comprehensive consumer health resource, provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. Designed for researchers at all levels, its intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to information. New periodical and newspaper articles are added daily.

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.

Health Reference Center Academic

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

HeinOnline Canadian Core

Contains the full text (with PDF page images) of Canadian and US law-related documents, as well as some special collections of documents including Women and the Law primary historical documents.

Help Guides (Searching, Getting Started, full User Guide)

The Canadian core collection includes the following:

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.
Historical Abstracts (European and World history)
Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

IEEE IEL Online

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

Provides bibliographic access to materials associated with more than 200 federal Royal Commissions that have taken place since Confederation.
Information Science & Library Issues Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Informe Académico

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

InfoTrac Newsstand

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Contains citations to research articles from over 13,500 scholarly & popular journals. Coverage includes the humanities, social sciences & science.
INSPEC

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.

InteLex Past Masters
Past Masters contains 117 fulltext humanities databases, both in the original language and in English translation.
Contains thousands of books for children, in many different languages, digitized from print.
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.
iPortal

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.

A fully-searchable online archive of PEI's main newspaper of record, The Guardian, from 1890 to 1957

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.

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).
JoVE Journal of Visual Experiments

Robertson Library subscribes to 3 of the JoVE video collections:

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.

Kanopy

Over 26,000 videos, a combination of documentaries and feature films.

These can be found by searching the library catalogue as well as searching this collection directly.

Faculty:

The library licenses these titles on an annual basis with a cost per title.

Faculty who find a video in this collection and want to use it regularly for a course should contact Collections Librarian Melissa Belvadi so we can arrange the most cost-effective license.

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.

Statistical data by country. Site encourages you to create a free login but you don't need to do that to access the data - just use the Data or Infographics menus at the top of the home page.

LegalTrac

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic (LNA) provides full text access to US and Canadian legal documents (legislative, judicial, executive) as well as hundreds of newspapers, news radio and tv show transcripts, and legal and medical periodicals. It also contains extensive business "dossiers" and related profiles of individual companies.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Indexes over 600 periodicals, books, research reports & proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, bibliometrics & information management.
Literary Reference Center Plus
A comprehensive fulltext database providing information on thousands of authors & their works from major reference works, books & literary journals.
Literature Resource Center

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

LitFinder

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.
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.
MathSciNet

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:

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.
MEDLINE (via EBSCOhost)
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.
Military & Government Collection
Provides full text for over 320 military related periodicals and general interest magazines.
Military and Intelligence Database Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

MLA Directory of Periodicals
Provides detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography.
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.
MLA Literary Research Guide
A selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of literatures in English, and related topics.
MyiLibrary

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.

Index to the National Geographic magazine, as well as to other publications of the Society.
Contains publications covering a wide variety of marine and freshwater subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture & law.

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]

 

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.
Sheet Music Library

Naxos Sheet Music Library contains over 40,000 original scores from the world’s leading publishers, artists and composers.

To view or download a score, you will need to install the Naxos Sheet Music Viewer. The first time you wish to download a score, simply click the "Download" button and follow the instructions within Naxos Sheet Music Library. The Naxos Sheet Music Viewer software is only available for Windows or Mac computers.

Contains summaries of the more than 210,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice & substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.
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.  

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

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.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collection

Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collection is composed of about 100 core nursing and related health scholarly journals, published by Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins and hosted on the search platform Ovid.

All of these titles are fully indexed in the CINAHL database and are also searchable within the OneSearch platform, so we recommend you use one of those search engines for topic searching rather than the Ovid platform directly.

Links to the full text within Ovid are provided in CINAHL and OneSearch.

OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied)
OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search.
Collection of the most important literary works of Classical & Medieval civilization. Search or browse by title, author, genre & language.
A site which contains links to electronic journals which are scholarly, peer-reviewed, fulltext, and freely available.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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OriginsOnline - CNS
Provides texts from the Vatican, pope, bishops, Congress, Senate, Supreme Court & church leaders worldwide. Published by the Catholic News Service.
A collections of digitized Canadian local history publications, in English and French. Search or browse by author, title or subject.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Meaning, history & pronunciation of 600,000 English words, past & present. Updated quarterly.
Oxford University Press Journals
Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology.
The PARLINE database contains information on the structure and working methods of 270 parliamentary chambers in all of the 193 countries where a national legislature exists.

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

Provides keyword searching & some subject indexing of references to articles in a wide range of periodicals & newspapers published on PEI 1998-present.
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.
PEI Daily Newspapers
Provides the full text of The Guardian (May, 1997- ) and The Journal-Pioneer (April, 1999- )
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.
Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest)
Over 700 full text periodicals, mostly core academic but some popular, from 1802 - 2000, in the humanities and social sciences.

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What is PhilPapers?

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

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

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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.
Pop Culture Collection

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Primary Search
Provides full text for over 80 children's magazines, reference books & pamphlets designed for the elementary school student. Reading levels provided.
Project MUSE
Includes the full text of over 320 scholarly journals in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences fields.
PROLA Physical Review Online Archive
Contains nearly complete electronic copies of Physical Review journals from their initial volume through the present day.
PsycARTICLES
Provides full text articles in the field of psychology. Includes the articles from approximately 80 journals published by APA & allied organizations.
Psychology Collection

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PsycINFO
Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology.

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.

PubMed
Comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals & online books.
RDS TableBase

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Religion and Philosophy Collection

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Royal Society of Chemistry
Search The Royal Society of Chemistry's primary and review journals covering all branches of chemistry.
RxFiles

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. 
 

RxTx3

RxTx, formerly e-CPS, is the online version of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties plus other handbooks.

Both professional information as well as patient information is provided for medications, according to Canadian regulations and standards.

For users wanting to use the mobile application, the UPEI organizational code is: 0007249

From the publisher's website:

RxTx integrates the content from our drug and therapeutic products into one convenient resource along with other valuable external references.

A comprehensive animal production and management conference proceeding database from the American Dairy Science Association.
SAGE Premier Collection
Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine.
Science in Context

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Gateway to government science information & research results. Searches over 50 scientific databases & 200 million pages of science information.
ScienceDirect
Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
SciFinder access (account needed)

SciFinder, produced by the Chemical Abstracts Service, is the major index of the chemical literature. It is searchable by chemical structure, chemical name, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula, chemical reaction, research topic, author name, company name, and CA abstract number or patent number.

You must create an individual account before using SciFinder; see this full page for details.

SCOAP³ is the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. It is an intermediary repository for gold open-access articles that will also appear on the publishers' sites and on arXiv. It is specific to the field of High-Energy (Particle) Physics. 

Keywords: SCOAP, SCOAP3

Semantic Scholar is a free database of millions of scholarly publications in the fields of computer science and neuroscience. Most of the indexed content is open access, although some content may require use of Interlibrary Loan to get the full text.

As a joint project of Microsoft, Google, and Baidu, it offers a significantly more sophisticated search engine than Google Scholar for these fields including advanced filters designed specifically for those knowledge domains.

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.
Small Business Collection

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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.
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.
An open access e-journal archive of 13 major ornithological journals including The AUK, The Condor, Studies in Avian Biology & The Wilson Bulletin.
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.
Springer LINK
Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law.
Statista

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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.

Student Resources in Context

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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.

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)

Times Digital Archive 1785-2012
Contains the digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-2012, capturing the complete newspaper with articles, advertisements & illustrations. We will have access to 2013 issues starting in January 2019, to 2014 issues in January 2020, etc.
Searches The Times (London) from January 1, 2000 to the present day. Contains citation and abstract only.
Toronto Stock Exchange Monthly Review (eReview)
Monthly statistical overview of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
U.S. History Collection

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U.S. History in Context

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Information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents & SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 onwards.
VetMed Resource

CABI’s dedicated database for practicing vets that facilitates access to evidence-based research. Contains over 2.1 million records (derived from CAB Abstracts

Authority files are a way of bringing together all of the different names for a person, place, organization, etc. to help researchers find everything connected to that term.

A current bibliography of journal articles about women's & gender history. Includes topics such as prostitution, witchcraft, sexuality & birth control.
Vocations & Careers Collection

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War and Terrorism Collection

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Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) 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.

A collection of reports on scientific evidence for best practices in education, designed for educators.
Wiley Online
Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
Provides bibliographic references to books, reports, and journal articles on all aspects of women's participation in political life worldwide.
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".

"Free and open access to global development data", with browse features by country or socio-economic indicator.

 

Includes a significant collection of population data at the subnational level.

The World Bank's official open access repository for its research, including books, articles, Policy Research Working Papers, & Economic & Sector Work.
World History Collection

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World History in Context

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World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Portal

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WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services.