Search Tools (Databases) By Subject

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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. View Page
Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. View Page

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

Explore by topic or access: Schaum's Outline books in engineering and mathematics, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, or Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers.

To use AccessEngineering on your mobile device from outside the UPEI network, follow these instructions

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ACM Digital Library
  • The ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform containing:
  • The Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books.
  • A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers.
  • The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing.
  • A richly interlinked set of connections among authors, works, institutions, and specialized communities.


  • Description from the publisher


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ACS Web Editions (American Chemical Society) The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation. View Page
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

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Agricola (via National Agricultural Library) [Public Access] The National Agricultural Library collection of more than 3.5 million items covers all aspects of agriculture and related sciences. View Page
America: History and Life (Canada and US history) The definitive index of literature covering the history & culture of the US & Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexes 1,700 journals. View Page
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. 

The Compendium contains:

  • Coverage of the health and production of the most economically important food animals, with especially detailed information on pigs, poultry and ruminants. The following components are used:
  • Disease datasheets covering approximately 300 infectious diseases, plus pathogens and other factors affecting the health of pigs, poultry and ruminants. These detailed knowledge reviews are compiled under standard subject headings by a panel of subject experts at institutions worldwide. All input is edited to CABI's established standards and then verified by a team of world experts on each animal group. Content includes the latest collated geographic distribution data from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and information from the Consultant database from Cornell University (see below). Diseases are also linked to the animal system they affect (e.g. digestive diseases of pigs), aiding information retrieval.
  • Breed datasheets for approximately 500 breeds of pigs, poultry and ruminants selected for their economic importance. Topics covered include: breed status, genetics and breeding; health and diseases; nutritional requirements; behaviour and welfare; housing and equipment; environmental aspects; economics; and products and performance. The same editorial standards are applied to these as to the disease datasheets.
  • Food Safety and Quality datasheets: nearly 40 datasheets covering food products and food contaminants with information on risk analysis and control. Food product datasheets also contain information about product quality criteria, production factors affecting quality, and quality assurance.
  • Library: the Library includes original texts on husbandry, production, breeding and nutrition of food animals and on food and other products, with illustrations, have been compiled by experts especially for the Compendium. In addition to these, the library has a substantial collection of book chapters and electronic resources previously published by ACIAR, CABI, FAO, ILRI, OIE and others. Topics include: disease control, epidemiology, veterinary economics, animal housing and equipment, husbandry, routine surgery, welfare, legislation, milking, reproductive techniques, slaughter, waste disposal, environmental management, production systems, products, food, and food safety. The Compendium Library can be navigated using a contents list or by keyword searching.
  • Other datasheets: Species and diseases that are not represented by full datasheets (written by experts) are represented by outline datasets obtained from CAB Abstracts, OIE and Consultant (Cornell University). Further breed information from Mason's World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties, 5th Edition, (CABI) is available in the Glossary.
  • Taxonomic framework, giving taxonomic details for all species covered in the Compendium. All taxa are connected by a series of taxonomic hierarchies, shown in a graphical presentation within which the user may navigate, calling up datasheets at any point and listing species for further selection.
  • Bibliographic database of over 135,000 references, most with abstracts from the CAB Abstracts database. References cited in datasheets are softlinked to the citations. There is a powerful integrated retrieval tool, offering Boolean searching.
  • Glossary of terms, including 30,000 definitions from Balliere's Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (3rd Edition), over 10,000 terms from the World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties, and 1,800 terms from CABI's Encyclopaedia of Farm Animal Nutrition.
  • Geographic distribution database containing country distribution data for all diseases and breeds covered. This provides the data for a GIS that presents the user with a dynamic mapping capability in which geographic data are automatically projected as distribution maps, global and regional, which can be compared with the distribution of another disease, breed, etc.
  • Country database: Datasheets on over 150 countries, with maps and statistical data on animal production and additional economic data from FAO, and the World Bank. Contact details for national veterinary services and breeding programmes are included for some countries.
  • The Compendium contains over 2,000 images.
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Annual Review of Anthropology Summarizes and critically reviews the best works in anthropology. Tables of Contents are provided 1972-1995; full text of articles 1996-present. View Page
Annual Review of Political Science Summarizes and critically reviews the best works in political science. Tables of Contents are provided 1998- ; full text for the latest 5 years. View Page
Annual Review of Psychology Summarizes and critically reviews the best work in all areas of psychology. Tables of Contents are provided 1950-1995; full text is available 1996-. View Page
Annual Review of Sociology Summarizes and critically reviews the best works in sociology. Tables of contents are provided 1975-1995; full text of articles 1996-present. View Page
Annual Reviews Critically reviews the most significant primary research literature within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences. View Page
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

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,, 902-566-0533.

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Anthropological Index Online Index to over 1,500 anthropology journals held at the British Museum. This is a bare-bones citation-only index, no abstracts or full text. View Page
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.

The Compendium contains:

  • Cultured species datasheets: Detailed information on over 300 cultured aquatic species, including finfish, crustacea, molluscs, algae and live feeds. Each datasheet covers taxonomy, life cycle, reproduction, nutrition and feeding, environmental requirements, health, genetics, behaviour, native and cultured distribution.
  • Disease datasheets: Detailed information on over 100 aquatic diseases and disorders and summary information on 200 others. Each disease has a datasheet covering epidemiology, geographic and host range, economic impacts, pathology, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, zoonoses and food safety issues. Content includes the latest collated geographic distribution data from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
  • Issues in aquaculture: Around 120 overview topics on ecosystems, growout production systems and issues in aquaculture. All these are linked to from relevant areas of content. For example, each cultured species datasheet contains links to associated topics; any shrimp species that is cultured in ponds (a growout system) in ricefield agroecosystems (an ecosystem), would contain up-front links to datasheets on those system-based issues.
  • Case studies: About 160 context-rich case studies help link theory and practice in aquaculture and aquatic resource management. Examples cover the major aquaculture issues in extension, research and industry. For the first edition of the Compendium there is a South and South-East Asian focus on case studies with many being produced in close consultation with researchers, especially in Bangladesh and Vietnam .
  • Library: An electronic library of specially commissioned and previously published information containing approximately 1,000 articles from internationally respected sources, all fully indexed for easy retrieval. The Compendium Library can be navigated using a contents list, by full-text searching or by direct linkage from a datasheet.
  • Other datasheets: Species and diseases that are not represented by full datasheets (written by experts) are represented by outline datasets obtained from CAB Abstracts, OIE and FishBase. These datasheets will be enhanced in future editions.
  • Search facilities: Data are held in a multi-dimensional relational database, which allows for linkages to be made easily between data components. CAB Thesaurus terms have been used to index library documents.
  • Taxonomic framework, giving taxonomic details for all species covered in the Compendium. All taxa are connected by a series of taxonomic hierarchies, shown in a graphical presentation within which the user may navigate, calling up datasheets at any point and listing species for further selection.
  • Bibliographic database: a subset of the latest research on aquaculture from CAB Abstracts, updated weekly, with full text of selected journal and conference articles. References cited in datasheets are linked to the citations. There is a powerful integrated retrieval tool, offering Boolean searching.
  • Glossary of terms, including definitions from Balliere's Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary.
  • Geographic distribution database containing country distribution data for the diseases and species covered. This provides the data for a GIS that presents the user with a dynamic mapping capability in which geographic data are automatically projected as distribution maps, global and regional, which can be compared with the distribution of another species, disease, etc.
  • Country database: Datasheets on over 150 countries, with maps and statistical data on aquaculture production and additional economic data from FAO, the World Bank and other sources. Contact details for contributing organisations based in that country are included for some countries. Data can be graphically displayed (see Statistics, above).
  • Pictures to illustrate cultured species, systems, topics, pathogens and diseases, usually in colour, linked internally to all other content relating to these topics. The Compendium contains over 2,000 images.
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ArXiv An electronic archive for research articles, including physics, math, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology, and statistics. View Page
ASME Digital Collection

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

Description provided by the publisher:

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

  • ASME's Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present.
  • ASME's Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present.
  • ASME Press eBooks selected from 1993 to the present.

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

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ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials The definitive index for religious and theological literature. Covers all aspects of theology and world religions. View Page
Combined search of the Bibliography of the History of Art and

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

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

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

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Blackwell Synergy -- See Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. View Page
Business Source Complete A scholarly business database providing indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. View Page
CAB Abstracts (EBSCOhost) Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, human nutrition, and veterinary medicine. View Page
CAB Abstracts (Vet subset only via CAB Direct) Covers the significant research and development literature in the veterinary medicine subset via CAB Direct. View Page
CAB Ebooks Hundreds of recent books in the following subject areas: Agriculture, Animal & Veterinary Science, Environmental Sciences, Human Health, Food & Nutrition, Leisure & Tourism, Plant Sciences. View Page
Cairn Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines. View Page
CAIRSS for Music A bibliographic database of music research literature in the areas of music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine. View Page
Canadian Census (via CHASS) Provides access to Canadian Census Profile Tables by Census Geography and by Census Year; Microdata Files; and Postal Code Conversion Files. View Page
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".

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Canadian Labour Studies Index

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

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

Scope of the Index (as of May 2016)

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

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

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Canadian Music Periodical Index Index to Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines. Covers all aspects of musical activity in Canada. Includes information from the late nineteenth century to the present. View Page

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.

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Canadian Poetry Audio Archive A bilingual poetry audio archive featuring a sampling of contemporary recordings of Canada's most acclaimed poets and transcripts of Canadian poetry. View Page
Canadian Publishers Collection A collection of over 8,000 French and English titles from 47 Canadian publishers, including major Canadian University Presses. View Page
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (Statistics Canada) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada. View Page
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (via CHASS) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada. View Page
CBCA Complete (Proquest)

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


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

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Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature A collection of databases of interest to music scholars. Includes Musical Borrowing: An Annotated Bibliography. View Page
Chaucer Bibliography Online Provides citations to research literature on English writer Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-c.1400) from scholarly journals, books, and other sources. View Page
Child Welfare Information Gateway Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools covering topics on child welfare. View Page
China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 (Adam Matthew Digital) Unique manuscript material relating to the activities & observations of British & American diplomats, missionaries, & others in China from 1793-1980. View Page
CINAHL The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides indexing for 3,000+ journals from the fields of nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, occupational therapy, and other allied health fields. Nursing topics include clinical practice, nursing education and teaching, nursing research, patient care, health promotion, patient education, and rehabilitation. Contains more than 2.3 million records dating back to 1981. View Page
CiteSeerX CiteSeerx is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. View Page
Classical Net Covers all aspects of classical music through a network of commercial and noncommercial links. View Page
Cochrane Library Contains information on systematic reviews of research on the effectiveness of health care interventions/therapies. Full text for completed reviews. View Page
Compendex (Engineering Village)

Description from publisher:

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.

Indexing is from 1969 - current.  This is an indexing database, not full text. A Check@UPEI link will be available to connect you to our full text journals.

Content sources (as of Sept 2016):

  • 190 engineering disciplines
  • 76 countries
  • 2,129 publishers
  • 3,639 journals
  • 334 Open Access titles2
  • 117 trade magazines
  • 88,317 conference proceedings
  • 84 book series
  • articles in press from 1,260 journals
  • 87,328 dissertations
  • 8.8+ million records >1970
  • 10.9 million journal articles
  • 6.4 million conference papers
  • 25,000 records added weekly
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Computer Research Repository (arXiv) The Computing Research Repository (CoRR), sponsored by ACM, the e-Print archive, NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library), and AAAI. CoRR allows researchers to search, browse and download papers through its online repository. CoRR is available to all members of of the community at no charge. View Page
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. View Page
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.

Contact the engineering/math/stats librarian, Rosie Le Faive, or the veterinary librarian, Kim Mears, for any questions about this resource, or to ask about adding any additional titles.

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CBC news and documentary videos, commercial free, streaming

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

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


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

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

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

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

Be inspired! Browse randomly through covers of Ebrary books

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EBSCOhost Ebook Collection

Ebook reading app is available for mobile devices.

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

Another library has created an excellent step-by-step guide to downloading EBSCO ebooks for offline reading. Their instructions also apply to UPEI users.

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

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

  • Online version of the standard series of primary source documents in British history, conceived in wartime and with volumes published since 1953
  • Over 5,500 documents from 13 volumes including American Colonial Documents (previously out of print)
  • Documents selected by generations of eminent historians, and their comment provides context for each document
  • Sources include government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters and diaries
  • Covers political and constitutional topics and social, economic, religious and cultural history

Search Tips:

NOTE: By default, the system performs an 'OR' search: so if you put in two different terms the system will assume you are asking for documents in which either term is found.

Boolean search examples
Input System searches for
Queen Victoria Any document containing either word
Queen OR victoria Same as above (system defaults to this)
Queen AND victoria Documents must contain both words
"Queen Victoria" Must match this exact text string
Queen -Victoria Any document which contains the word queen, but not if it also contains Victoria

By default, the system performs an 'OR' search: so if you put in two different terms the system will assume you are asking for documents in which either term is found.

For example: a simple search for the word 'Queen' (or equally for queen: the search is not case-sensitive) retrieves 938 results, and the equivalent for 'Victoria' will find 114. If you input Queen Victoria then 976 results are returned. Documents which contain both words will occur only once in the results set, but will be more highly ranked within that set because both words have been found.

If you search for queen AND victoria, the system will look for documents which contain both of those words (please note that the AND must be in upper case for this to work), and in this example finds 76 results. If you input the search term "queen victoria" within double quotes the search will look for that exact string of characters (again the case is not significant) and will find only 71 results.

In the last example, the use of the - (minus) sign instructs the system firstly to find all documents containing the word queen, but then to exclude from the results any of those it has found which also contain the word victoria.

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ERIC (EBSCOhost) Provides access to education literature and resources. Contains 1.3 million+ records and links to 323,000+ fulltext documents from ERIC back to 1966. View Page
ERIC via the U.S. Dept of Education Provides citations back to 1966. Most documents issued from 1993-present are freely available online. View Page
Erudit Provides access to academic journals, e-books & theses in the humanities, social sciences & natural sciences. Collection is primarily in French. UPEI does not currently subscribe to this database, so we only have access to the "open access" portions of its content. View Page
Eureka (formerly Newscan)

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

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.

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Explorations in Learning & Instruction: The Theory Into Practice Database A tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. View Page
Federal Publication Locator Provides access to electronic Canadian federal government publications & bibliographic information about Canadian federal government publications. View Page
Federal Science Library (on-campus link)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:

Search seven federal libraries!
Federal Science Library creates a window into government science library collections and scientific research for all Canadians

Access to relevant, high-quality information is at the heart of every successful decision, policy, or research outcome. The Federal Science Library gives Canadians and researchers everywhere a new tool to search multiple government science library collections and repositories from a single place.
The Federal Science Library is a one-stop, self-serve web portal that makes government research and resources visible to all Canadians by connecting them with the collections of seven departmental libraries. The portal allows users to view or request items from a vast collection of publications in science, technology, engineering and health and other related economic, policy and program information. Wherever possible, departmental publications, reports, data sets and other content are freely available for anyone to access or download. It also gives users the option to expand their search beyond the holdings of the seven federal science libraries to include millions of publications from around the globe.

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Federal Science Library (formerly WAVES) 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). View Page
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. View Page
Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides 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

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

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

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

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

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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. 

The collection deals with some of the major themes of frontier existence including: Settlement development, Law and order, Violence, Expeditions and exploration, Relations with indigenous peoples, Trade and commerce, Death and disease, Missionaries and religion, Women’s history, Military matters, Mining, Religion, Gold rushes, Settler governance, Contested boundaries, Agriculture and livestock.


This historical archive was made available to UPEI as of August 2017 through a Consortia Canada deal on behalf of all Canadian Universities and other educational/memory institutions.


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Gale Literary Index

A master index to every literary series published by The Gale Group. The Library has some of these in Gale Virtual Reference Library online and some in print, including Contemporary Authors (original and New Revision), Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), NCLC, TCLC, Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB), Novels for Students, Short Stories for Students, and many more.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Thousands of full text reference titles across literature, music, business, social sciences, science, theatre, famous people (American and world), literary criticism and interpretation, and more.

Very heavy on British and American literature and authors.  A very good general biographical research database.

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Gender Inn Provides access to over 7,500 records pertaining to feminist theory, literary criticism & gender studies focusing on English & American literature. View Page
Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844

Provides the online digitized full-image version of the complete works of the Globe and Mail newspaper from its inception up until two years ago.


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.

See all of our holdings for the Globe & Mail.

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Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles. View Page
GreenFile Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture & renewable energy. View Page
Handbook of Latin American Studies - HLAS Online A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America covering the social sciences and humanities. View Page
Health Evidence

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

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

IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL Online) includes full text access to over 200 IEEE and IET journals, over 1,400 IEEE and IET conference proceedings, and over 2,800 IEEE standards.

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

Robertson Library at UPEI provides access to Inspec through EBSCOhost. Although it is possible to search across multiple databases on EBSCOhost, it is suggested that you limit your search to one database at a time to allow for the maximum number of search fields. 

Subject coverage: 
physics, electrical/electronic engineering, computing, control engineering, information technology, production, manufacturing and mechanical engineering.  Inspec also has significant coverage in areas such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics.

Inspec contains 15 million bibliographic records from 4600 active journals and more than 2500 conference proceedings per year. Inspec goes back to 1969. Inspec is up-dated weekly and is growing at the rate of over 840,000 records each year. The Inspec Archive contains 873,700 records and covers from 1898-1968.

by any of the fields, including title, author, author affiliation, Inspec controlled term, uncontrolled terms, numerical indexing, chemical indexing, astronomical object indexing, etc. 

Limit by:  
publication type, language, source, country of publication, linked full text, treatment type, year or range of years, IPC Section or Inspec Classification  

Sort by: 
relevance, date, author or source

Phrase search:  
to guarantee that the phrase is an exact match, quotation marks should be used, e.g. "dipole moment"

* will retrieve an unlimited number of characters, e.g. manag* will pick up manage, manager, managers, managerial, etc. 

? will substitute a single character, e.g. wom?n will pick up either woman or women

# will retrieve zero or one character, e.g. flavo#r

Refine Search:  
Search results can be refined using facets on the right of the results

Additional Services: 
You can email, print, save to folder, or download results to a bibliographic utility such as EndNote.

EBSCOhost will automatically run your search each week and send any new updates directly to you via email or RSS (click on "share" and then email or RSS).

Additional Information:
For more detailed information and documentation about Inspec please see:


The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: subject search examples

This is the first of two videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform. This video demonstrates how using Inspec’s subject indexing may be used to refine and retrieve results that closely match the searcher’s requirements. The different search options are reviewed including how to refine your search and use Inspec keywords, classification codes and IPC (International Patent Classification) codes to produce accurate results.

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The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: author, affiliation and other special searches

This is the second of two videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform. This video demonstrates how to carry out effective searches for authors, author affiliations, conference and source information, publication types, language, treatment codes and keywords in publication titles.

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This guide provided courtesy of The IET

Contact engineering librarian Rosie Le Faive for more information about this resource.

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

The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) is a database of full-text electronic resources such as books, articles, theses and documents as well as digitized materials such as photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. focusing primarily on First Nations and Aboriginals of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond.

This initiative began in 2005 at the University of Saskatchewan as a resource for faculty, students, researchers, and members of the community and currently links to nearly 50,000 items. Anyone can use the freely available materials in the iPortal but some resources are licensed and may only be available from UPEI's licensed collections or interlibrary loan service.

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

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

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

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

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

Search in:

Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.




Beta from JSTOR:

JSTOR Labs has created an interesting new kind of search engine for finding articles within their collections that are "similar to" an article that you provide (upload PDF, does not have to be from JSTOR). If your topic does not require very recent articles, give it a try!

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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.


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.

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

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

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

Search tips:

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


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

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

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

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

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

Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The database provides information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples. [Description from database website]


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

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Naxos Music Library Provides streaming access to over 883,800 tracks (61,000 CDs), the entire Naxos/Marco Polo catalogues. Worlds largest online classical music library. View Page
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.

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NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) Contains summaries of the more than 210,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice & substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection. View Page
NESSTAR (Statistics Canada DLI) (campus licensed view)

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

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

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

We also have a selection of animated films for both adults and children from talented filmmakers such as Cordell Barker, Chris Landreth, Ryan Larkin, Richard Condie, Ishu Patel, Caroline Leaf, and others.

You'll discover new releases, old favourites and Canadian classics along with works from many of Canada's legendary directors. We have films for all ages, in both French and English.

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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.

If you do use this link to search within this collection, we recommend that you select "YourJournals@Ovid" when prompted at the start of the search session so you only search within the journals that UPEI has licensed. The entire Ovid platform has many more journals that UPEI has not licensed. If you search those, you may need to use Interlibrary Loan to obtain copies of some of the articles you find.

Here is Ovid's explanation of the two choices:

  • YourJournals@Ovid is a subset of the larger Journals@Ovid database that is limited to only the journals to which your institution subscribes, for when a user wants to see only the citations to which they have access. It provides all of the basic functionality of Journals@Ovid, including 100% searchability, seamless integration with databases, and the ability to browse by journal and by subject.
  • Journals@Ovid is a single database that contains the Ovid Full Text and graphics of every full text journal offered by Ovid. Regardless of the number of subscribed Journals@Ovid titles, every Journals@Ovid subscriber gets access to all of the Tables of Contents, Bibliographic citations, Abstracts, and references in the entire database.
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OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied) OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search. View Page
Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) Collection of the most important literary works of Classical & Medieval civilization. Search or browse by title, author, genre & language. View Page
Open Access Journals in the Field of Education A site which contains links to electronic journals which are scholarly, peer-reviewed, fulltext, and freely available. View Page
OriginsOnline - CNS Provides texts from the Vatican, pope, bishops, Congress, Senate, Supreme Court & church leaders worldwide. Published by the Catholic News Service. View Page
Our Roots / Nos Racines A collections of digitized Canadian local history publications, in English and French. Search or browse by author, title or subject. View Page
Oxford English Dictionary Online Most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Meaning, history & pronunciation of 600,000 English words, past & present. Updated quarterly. View Page
Oxford University Press Journals Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology. View Page
PARLINE 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. View Page
PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database

From the website: "PEDro is a free database of over 28,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health."

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

[Description below provided by the database producer]

What is PhilPapers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

The sources included in RxTx are: CPSCTCCTMA and CPMA (formerly e-Therapeutics+ Complete)

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

Requires individual account, see below.

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.

Instructions for setting up a SciFinder account - Web version (UPEI users only)

First time users have to set up their own individual account, on our UPEI SciFinder account, and select a username and password.

  1. Go to this URL to register for your own account:  and follow the prompts to create an account.
  2. Sign in to SciFinder with the username and password you selected.

Tutorials on using SciFinder  - see


Please Note:

Off-campus users will need to use their UPEI login first, then their SciFinder sign in.

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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

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Semantic Scholar

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.

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

Product description provided by the company:


Integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

Our data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. For each statistic, we provide available meta data including but not limited to source, release date, number of respondents, and any other relevant details to facilitate verification of all statistical information available on

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

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

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

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Times Digital Archive 1785-2012 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. View Page
Times Online Searches The Times (London) from January 1, 2000 to the present day. Contains citation and abstract only. View Page
Toronto Stock Exchange Monthly Review (eReview) Monthly statistical overview of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. View Page
United States Patent and Trademark Office Information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents & SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 onwards. View Page
VetMed Resource Contains the veterinary resources on CABI - the veterinary subset of the CAB Abstracts database. View Page
Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)

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.

Examples of variant names that an authority file helps with are:

  • Myanmar = Burma (geographic)
  • George Eliot = Mary Anne Evans (personal name)
  • Blackberry = Research in Motion (corporate name)
  • New Testament = Bible N.T. and many other variants (work)
This resource searches all of these kinds of authority files and more, with examples of published works where the variants are used, and what countries' main libraries prefer which variant.
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ViVa: A Bibliography of Womens History in Historical and Womens Studies Journals A current bibliography of journal articles about women's & gender history. Includes topics such as prostitution, witchcraft, sexuality & birth control. View Page
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.

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