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 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.
Academic Videos Online (AVON)

Over 60,000 academic videos, including the Nursing Education Collection.

Alexander Street Press is a division of Proquest.

 

AccessEngineering

AccessEngineering is an online reference library, combining thousands of published reference sources along with videos, spreadsheet templates and calulators, 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.
Click here to access the America: History and Life database
The definitive index of literature covering the history & culture of the US & Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexes 1,700 journals.
American Decades, 1900-2000

Key events and people, political, social, and cultural, for the USA in the 20th century and 2000-2009.

American History Primary Sources through 2009

A collection of more than two thousand primary sources on American history and culture.

American Indian History Collection

Covers more than 600 Native American groups, through videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

American Writers

Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers. Presents scholar-signed essays prepared by experts in the field.

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.
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.

ArtStor is a collection of images of art across many cultures and times. UPEI does not subscribe to the main database, but a significant portion is freely available to all as the Public Collections.

 

An electronic archive for research articles, including physics, math, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics.
https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/

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

UPEI does not have a paid subscription, but some content on this site is open access/free.

  • 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.
Audio Cine Films

Audio Cine Films collection offers access to 100s of titles from the world's most renowned film studios and producers including:

  • Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstones Pictures    
  • Hollywood Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures    
  • Tristar Pictures, Screen Gems
  • Universal Studios Canada (MCA)
  • MGM Studios, United Artists

The recommended system requirements include:

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.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is the most comprehensive Western-language bibliographical database for research on East, Southeast and South Asia. Published by the Association for Asian Studies, it covers all subjects with special focus on the humanities and social sciences.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Contains citations for books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada pertaining to native North Americans, including culture, history and daily life. Useful for researching the contributions, struggles and issues surrounding North America's indigenous peoples. An EBSCO product, also included in OneSearch Full.

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.

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.
British Writers

Covers writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the fourteenth century to the present day. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis.

Business Insights: Global

Coverage of international business including timely case studies, full-text articles, and robust data sets coupled with authoritative references and tools for analysis.

Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. 

Business Source Complete
A scholarly business database providing indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.
CAB Abstracts (via CAB Direct)
Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, the environment, human nutrition, applied economics, leisure/tourism, and veterinary medicine. Access is provided directly through CAB Direct, CABI's online database platform.
CAB Abstracts (via EBSCOhost)
Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, the environment, human nutrition, applied economics, leisure/tourism, and veterinary medicine.
CAB ebooks

Provides access to ebooks in the following subject areas: Agriculture, Animal & Veterinary Science, Environmental Sciences, Human Health, Food & Nutrition, Leisure & Tourism, Plant Sciences.

Features include:

  • Easy-to-use PDF eBooks
  • Search keywords or browse by subject
  • Discover content written by world experts, chapter by chapter
  • Anytime/anywhere unlimited access
  • No limits to concurrent users, downloads, printing, sharing or interlibrary loan.
Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines. The Library does not subscribe to most of this content, so access is just to the citation information and portion of the site that is open access. However, you can place Interlibrary Loan requests for articles you discover on this platform.
Canada Commons

Canada Commons contains over 17,000 ebooks and over 180,000 Canadian documents of other kinds, mostly in English but also over 50,000 in French.

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

This was formerly known as DesLibris/Canadian Electronic Library.

 

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.

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.

 
 

This database lets you access 153 years of patent descriptions and images. You can search, retrieve and study more than 2,480,000 patent documents.

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. To access the titles, select the Canadian Electronic Library (CRKN) collection from the options presented.
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (via CHASS)
The Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System (CANSIM) is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada. CANSIM comprises over 40 million time series and thousands of tables.
The Canadiana collections are the largest online collections of early textual Canadiana in the world and include valuable national documentary heritage that is used for research, teaching, and personal history.

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.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (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.
Children's Literature Review

Full text encyclopedic articles from Children's Literature (vols published from 2004 - 2014).

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database - CLCD

The CLCD Enterprise PreK-12 database is the premier academic resource for courses needing to locate Children’s and Young Adult books and other media.  The content includes millions of fiction/non-fiction titles, thousands of awards and quality reviews including author/title links, lesson plans and teaching guides.  The search engine offers multiple options including 50 search filters to find materials for determining interest & reading levels; selecting trade books based on standards; creating thematic, annotated biographies; interpreting reviews; developing classroom collecti

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 (proxied for UPEI users outside of region)

As of 2019, the entire PEI community can use Cochrane for free, as long as you connect using a device with an IP address that "geolocates" within the 4 Atlantic provinces, see further explanation below.

What is The Cochrane Library?

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

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 Authors

Biographical information about authors. Collection includes Contemporary Authors (CA) v. 206-348 and Contemporary Authors New Revision (CANR) v. 114-264

Contemporary Black Biography

Contemporary Black Biography provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of African heritage who form the international black community

Contemporary Musicians v.1 - 80 (1989-2015)

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television

Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television
Biographical and career information on people currently working in the entertainment industry. For general and trade audiences.

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.
Criteron-on-Demand

Criterion-on-Demand is a streaming video collection which represents a large number of feature film producers, including: 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Mongrel Media, Sony Pictures, Alliance Films, Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate Films, as well as a smaller number of independent producers. Our title selection includes classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features.

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

This Proquest database contains citations, abstracts, and the full text of dissertations and theses published at UPEI after 1996.

UPEI also provides free access to many of its theses in full text through its own institutional repository, IslandScholar.

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.

 

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.

Part of RePEc, EconPapers 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.
eHRAF World Cultures

an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database containing descriptive information on cultures 

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.
Emcare

Emcare is a nursing subset of the Elsevier Embase medical database.

It is provided on the Ovid platform as part of the library's "LWW Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collection" of full text nursing journals.

It does not use MeSH subject headings, but has its own thesaurus.

The database indexes many journals that are not full text on Ovid, some of which the library may have elsewhere and some that may require interlibrary loan requests to read.

 

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

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

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.

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.
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 Academic OneFile

Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.

Gale eBooks

Search across many subject encyclopedias and other handbooks.

Gale General OneFile

 

Gale General OneFile


Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Gale Health & Wellness

Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices. New periodical and newspaper articles are added daily.

Gale in Context: Biography

Biographies of over 500,000 people, including multimedia content.

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

Gale in Context: College

Introductory topic and research information for lower undergraduate term papers on a wide variety of popular topics.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Content that covers topics about environmental concerns, such as soil science, science and management, introduction to agronomy, food, crops & environment.

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

(Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage)

Gale In Context: Global Issues

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

Gale In Context: Science

Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

Gale In Context: U.S. History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

Gale In Context: World History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

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.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Gale Literature: Book Review Index

Quickly access reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape, and electronic media representing a wide range of interests.

Gale Literature: LitFinder

Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.

Gale OneFile: Academic

A multidisciplinary collection of full text articles, with topic browsing tools.

Gale OneFile: Agriculture

Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.

Gale OneFile: Business

Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media

Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.

Gale OneFile: Computer Science

Access leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues

Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women’s lives across the globe.

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice

Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.

Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies

Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory

Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and more.

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete

Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.

Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship

Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Updated daily. Best for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy

Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers, and corporate interests.

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts

Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies

Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals. More than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism

Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Gale OneFile: Information Science

Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including library science. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico

Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America.

Gale OneFile: LegalTrac

Provides indexing for more than 1,200 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text. 

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence

Search scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: News

Access major U.S. and international newspapers and news broadcast transcripts online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Over 200 Canadian newspapers included.

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies

Access scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Gale OneFile: Psychology

Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy

Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: U.S. History

Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers

Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism

Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.

Gale OneFile: World History

Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

Gale Power Search

Over 70 database from Gale/Cengage on a wide variety of subjects.

These tend to be most useful for lower undergraduate courses, and while there are a few scholarly journals included, most sources are non-peer-reviewed (but still credible) such as newspapers, magazines, and many Gale ebooks.

 

Note: The Gale databases NOT included in the Power Search but must be searched separately are:

Times Digital Archive 1785-2014
Contains the digital edition of The Times (London) newspaper from 1785-2014, capturing the complete newspaper with articles, advertisements & illustrations.
Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

GeoRef

Produced by the American Geosciences Institute, this comprehensive geosciences database contains records for geosciences literature from around the world, including 3.8 million records from over 3,500 journals. Other records featured within the database include indexed books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations.

Subjects Include: Economic geology, Environmental and engineering geology, Geophysics, Hydrology, Paleontology, Petrology, Marine geology & oceanography, and Mineralogy.

GeoScienceWorld

A collection of 49 journals covering earth sciences; includes specialized and map-based search capabilities and links to curated earth science research.  All journals:

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.

Across the web, there are millions of datasets about nearly any subject. Dataset Search has indexed almost 25 million of these datasets, giving you a single place to search for datasets and find links to where the data is. 

Some other options for finding datasets:

Dimensions - over 11 million datasets indexed, most but not all search functions on this site are free (UPEI does not have a paid subscription)

Google Scholar (off-campus use only)

Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles. Note: only use the proxied link when you are off-campus. If you are on campus, go directly to Google Scholar as http://scholar.google.ca.

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)

Content in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources--from global warming, to food safety, to access to health care, to the impact of economic development on international relations.

A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America covering the social sciences and humanities.

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.

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.
Human Kinetics Library

Featuring more than 160 ebooks and a range of videos, the Human Kinetics Library is a comprehensive digital platform dedicated to the research, teaching, and understanding of the kinesiology and exercise science disciplines. The Library's subscription includes the Core Collection

IEEE IEL Online (Xplore)

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

ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century. This collection contains 17,651 issues from over 700 publications comprising 484,266 pages.

Provides bibliographic access to materials associated with more than 200 federal Royal Commissions that have taken place since Confederation.
Indigenous Peoples of North America

Primary historical documents relating to the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada

Informit Indigenous Collection

Informit’s Indigenous Collection brings together ground-breaking and emerging research with topical and historical issues paramount to Indigenous studies across the world.

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).
Jarvis Online Videos

The Physical Examination & Health Assessment video series demonstrates the complete physical exam, so you can follow along and learn assessment techniques before you work with actual patients. More than five hours of video are presented by body system and show exams across the lifespan — from children to adults and pregnant women to older adults. Full-color animations show the internal workings of the body, and checklists summarize each exam step. 

Requires Flash to view.

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

Faculty should contact their subject librarian to arrange access to a video if not previously licensed within the last year.

Students are encouraged to use the Library's Academic Videos Online and Curio video collections, which are searchable in the Library's catalogue. The Library does not accept license requests from students.

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

 

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.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Indexes over 600 periodicals, books, research reports & proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, bibliometrics & information management.
LWW Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collection

This is a collection of over 100 full text nursing journals, many of which are considered "core".

They are published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW).

The link above will take you to browse the journals.

To search the set of journals, use this link instead, but we recommend that you search CINAHL instead, which is more comprehensive and will link you back to the LWW journals when appropriate.

MADCAD Engineering Standards

Full text of a select set of engineering-related standards as requested by engineering faculty from ASME, ASTM, and BSI.

Also includes over 6,000 standards provided for free, mostly from US states and US federal agencies.

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.

Provides veterinarians and other animal health professionals with concise and authoritative information on diseases and management of food-producing, companion, laboratory, and exotic animals. 

The new, 11th print edition, released July 2016, was completely updated and revised from the previous edition to continue to address the many diverse aspects of veterinary medicine. The website mirrors the 11th edition, but with greatly expanded multimedia, enhanced interactive content and tools, reference links, and more.

Military & Government Collection
Provides full text for over 320 military related periodicals and general interest magazines.
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.
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.
Contains summaries of the more than 210,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice & substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.
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 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.

Nursing Education in Video (Proquest)

Over 350 clinically focused videos on:

O'Reilly Higher Education Ebooks (Safari)

This subscription package to over 35,000 ebooks and 6,000 videos includes primarily computer science, but with many engineering and business books too.

Technical access issues:

You will need to use UPEI's login system to use these books even if you are on campus.

The first time you use it, you will see a popup that mentions sending you an email, but that's doesn't apply to us and you won't get any email.

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.

Start with the DOI of an article, and then choose whether you want the list of references in that article ("citing"), or the list of articles that contain your article as one of their references ("cited by").

As of January 2020, the database contains over 600 million total citations.

It only includes publications that have a DOI assigned.

Technically it can include anything (eg book chapters) with DOIs, but for now it's almost entirely articles.

 

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 Academic

Oxford journals (about 240) and ebooks purchased from Oxford. This does NOT include the Oxford English Dictionary which is on its own platform.

Oxford English Dictionary Online
Most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Meaning, history & pronunciation of 600,000 English words, past & present. Updated quarterly.
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.

[Description below provided by the database producer]

What is PhilPapers?

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

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.
Plumb's Veterinary Drugs

Continuously updated pharmacological information for veterinary use.

 

Includes a dosage calculator, and information sheets for clients.

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.
PsycARTICLES
Provides full text articles in the field of psychology. Includes the articles from approximately 80 journals published by APA & allied organizations.
Psychotherapy.net

A collection of 100 videos relating to clinical psychology practice, selected by the UPEI Clinical Psychology faculty from the larger set available on that platform.

To provide feedback about the selected videos, or to request other videos, please contact the Library. 

 

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.
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.  RxFiles also includes newsletter reviews, Q&As, trial summaries, and up-to-date drug comparison charts.  [description from database website]

RxFilesPLUS App Instructions (sign-in with UPEI credentials required)

 

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.
Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings.

Sage Research Methods Foundations

SAGE Research Methods Foundations is a large series of extended articles/short books edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams. It is the perfect companion for novice researchers and provides bite-size, introductory overviews to all the major methods topics to help get you on your way.

SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research and Academic Skills

This collection of over 450 streaming videos on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project, and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos.

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, 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.

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

Scopus

Scopus provides broad indexing and citation coverage of academic journals, books and conference proceedings published worldwide. Delivering a comprehensive overview ofresearch output in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Access the Elsevier Scopus guide for information about searching. 

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

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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.

Description from producer (JSTOR) as of Jan 2020:

Nearly 450,000 page images in the collection!

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

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.

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

A massive dictionary of Latin.  As of December 2019, the project includes A-M, O-P. It is expected to be completed by 2050.

This is not a Latin-English translation dictionary, but more akin to what the Oxford English Dictionary is for English.

It is being provided open access (free) in large PDF chunks on this website.

A New York Times article describes it thus:

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)

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.
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.
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. The Library subscribes to a large subset of the journals published by Wiley, but not all of them. As of Winter 2019, the Library also provides access to over 20,000 Wiley ebooks, which is most but not all of them. The Library is unable to provide access to Wiley Textbooks.

 

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 Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Portal

This multidisciplinary resource will include a comprehensive range of content for the region, providing research across the humanities, both for current Latin America and the Caribbean and as a historical perspective back through the colonial period.

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