Search Tools (Databases) By Subject

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Business Source Complete A scholarly business database providing indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.
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Business Insights: Global

Gale Business Insights: Global provides students and researchers with the broad yet detailed coverage of international business they need to develop into savvy professionals that can compete and succeed working across the countries and cultures of the world. Gale Business Insights: Global is the most convenient and comprehensive way to access timely case studies, full-text articles, and robust data sets coupled with authoritative references and tools for analysis. This unique resource empowers users to not only research topics but also to interpret their research. Deep business intelligence powered by statistical data lets researchers spend less time searching and more time connecting their discoveries to practical applications.

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Canadian Business & Current Affairs

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete; despite its name, it encompasses all subject areas, with Canadian focus, and peer-reviewed as well as popular magazine and news sources.


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

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

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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.
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Academic Videos Online (AVON)

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

Alexander Street Press is a division of Proquest.


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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.
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Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.


This is actually a series of volumes, not a single book. The library has access to the series from 1993 - 2015.

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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.
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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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CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (via CHASS)

Part of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) program of statistical tools from Statistics Canada, the Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System (CANSIM) is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database comprised of over 40 million time series and thousands of tables. CANSIM @ CHASS is updated daily via a direct data feed from Statistics Canada.

CANSIM can be used to:

  • Track trends
  • Analyze market potential
  • Study economic activity
  • Make investment decisions
  • Evaluate social conditions
  • Conduct feasibility studies
  • Forecast economic conditions
  • Plan programs or services
  • Profile demographics

CANSIM @ CHASS features:

  • Search by text, table number or time series number
  • Browse by subject, survey number, table titles and labels or by Statistics Canada's keywords classification for tables
  • Various download formats
  • Historical versions of CANSIM (available only at CHASS)
  • Bilingual
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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.
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DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals A service that provides access to quality controlled scientific and scholarly Open Access Journals.
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EconLit with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Foremost source of references to economic literature. Provides indexing and abstracting of 450+ international economic periodicals, books & papers.
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EconPapers (part of RePEc)

Part of RePEc, EconPapers provides access to Research Papers in Economics, the worlds largest collection of online Economics working papers, journal articles, and software.

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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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Gale In Context: Global Issues

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

Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together sources to present a rich analysis of issues - social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural - and headlines in world hot spots. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues. It also includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies and, International periodicals and news sources that bring additional insight and currency.

Global Issues in Context includes a variety of sources and media formats:

  • Overviews summarizing background information, historical context, and contemporary stances
  • Expert perspectives analyzing an issue or event through multiple aspects
  • Reference documents providing background information on all issues and nations
  • Full-text international magazines, academic journals, and news sources
  • Primary sources
  • Statistics, including interactive graphs, tables, and charts
  • Multimedia elements
  • Links to Web sites, including government sites and organizations

Global Issues in Context also features tools such as a curriculum standards search, Lexiles reading scores for periodicals, a translation feature, research tools and guide, a link to Discovery Education's streaming, a vast digital media library, for customers who subscribe to streaming, and more!


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

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Gale OneFile: Business

A comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, the public library patron making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration, it provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily. Complementing these titles is a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

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

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Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media

Brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

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

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Gale OneFile: Computer Science


Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

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

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Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism


Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.


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

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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. 

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Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage 1844-2019

Provides the online digitized full-image version of the complete works of the Globe and Mail newspaper from its inception until 2019.


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 Dataset Search

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. 

More links to free datasets

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Ingenta Contains citations to research articles from over 13,500 scholarly & popular journals. Coverage includes the humanities, social sciences & science.
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Provides access to archival issues of over 4,500 scholarly journals across most academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

The collections are the following: Arts & Sciences I to XV, Business IV, Hebrew Journals, Ireland, Life Sciences, Lives of Literature, Public Health, Security Studies, Sustainability, Global Plants, Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa, World Heritage Sites: Africa, and 19th Century British Pamphlets.

JSTOR also now includes over a half-million images from the ArtStor  "public collection", described as "images, videos, documents, and audio files from museums, archives, libraries, and faculty collections". Eventually all 1.3 million images currently accessible on the ArtStor platform will also be on the JSTOR platform.

Authentication note: If you create your own personal account within the UPEI institutional account, you can access everything UPEI has licensed by logging into that account directly from on or off campus without going through our proxy server. That is good for 365 days and can be easily renewed.

Faculty: If you want an entire class to have their own accounts, you can provide with a list of student email addresses, and we can upload them all in a batch - students will get email invites that they need to accept, but it makes the process much easier, if you want to use the collaborative research tools in the "JSTOR Workspace".

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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.

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New York Times

This link goes to the public version of the New York Times. Robertson Library does not have a paid license to this site.
The Library does have full text access to recent NYT issues via the Gale databases (1985 - present, may be delayed by one business day).

The free Archives search offers 1851-present. Full text may be available on this site from 1851-1922 but access to full articles may be blocked by an account requirement. Library staff can help you place Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for any articles you need. 

Robertson Library also has the NY Times on microfilm from 1923-1986. Ask library staff for assistance.

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O'Reilly Online Learning

This subscription package to over 35,000 ebooks and 6,000 videos includes primarily computer science, but with many engineering and business books too. It also includes hundreds of interactive tutorials  and an AI-like "answers" feature for technical questions.

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.

You should only have to do this sequence once per computer/web browser.

We recommend using any browser OTHER THAN Chrome, because Chrome does not render many mathematical equations properly.

If you copy a URL in this product to make  persistent link (for example, to a chapter), you need to use this link conversion tool so that link will work properly later (otherwise it won't).

If you are ever starting with a link into this product that insists on getting your email address first, use that same link conversion tool (in a browser other than Chrome) and retry with the modified link.

The "mobile app" provided by the platform for offline reading will not work with UPEI's login authentication system. You should however find that the normal web platform is acceptably "responsive" to small screens like smartphones.


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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.

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PEI Daily Newspapers Provides the full text of The Guardian (May, 1997- ) and The Journal-Pioneer (April, 1999- )
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SAGE Premier Collection Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine.
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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. This video collection will give you the confidence to successfully navigate your research, take responsibility for your professional development and identify the transferable skills needed to progress your careers.

Topics covered in the videos include:

  • Project Management
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Securing ethical approval
  • Writing for publication
  • Computer applications
  • Applied research
  • Research careers & building networks
  • Presenting at conferences
  • Building Networks
  • and many more topics

There are more research methods videos in the SRM Core package

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ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
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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. 

Coming soon: the UPEI librarians are developing a own localized scopus advanced search tips guide.

If you want to search for publications by UPEI authors, you can add these pieces to your Advanced search:

AF-ID ( "University of Prince Edward Island"   60007655 )   = UPEI (except AVC)

AF-ID("University of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary College" 60005845) = Atlantic Veterinary College

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Small Business Collection

Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Small Business Collection is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Users find more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals, including: Beverage Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, And more.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

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

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Springer LINK Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law.
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Integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, 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 Product description provided by the company.


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Toronto Stock Exchange Monthly Review (eReview) Monthly statistical overview of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Web of Science (Backfile)

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


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

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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.


Browse the list of Wiley journals available through UPEI (also includes older Blackwell titles, which Wiley bought)



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World Bank Open Data

"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.

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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.

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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Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

[Description from vendor]

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colors, including 5 new, groundbreaking videos of the inner ear. Dr. Robert Acland presents moving structures—muscles, tendons, and joints—making the same movements that they make in life. The videos show complex structures step by step—from bone to surface anatomy—to provide a foundation for understanding anatomical structure and function. The entire series was digitally re-mastered producing clearer, brighter, and more detailed videos than seen in previous versions.

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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.
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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.
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America: History and Life The definitive index of literature covering the history & culture of the US & Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexes 1,700 journals.
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American Decades, 1900-2000

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


A Gale/Cengage database.

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American History Primary Sources through 2009

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

These documents are enhanced by informative context, with illustrative images.

Platform: Gale/Cengage

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American Indian History Collection

Description from the publisher:

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering 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.

An interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Highlights and Features:

  • Authoritative Source List: Expertly researched and written content from a wealth of proprietary titles
  • Easy Access to Relevant Content: Key content is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page
  • Editorially Curated Topic Centers: Specially selected content on a particular culture area or era—including articles, shareable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—provide valuable study guides and entry points into the content key topics





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American Writers

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


Platform: Gale/Cengage

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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.
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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.
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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-.
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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.
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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, Mackenzie Johnson,, 902-620-5290.

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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.
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ArtStor Public Collections Search

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.

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

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.

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 the engineering librarian 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. ATLA provides some useful short video tutorials including "Three Methods to Search For Biblical Scripture Citations".

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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:

  1. Network connection: 1.5 Mbps (megabits) minimum, 3.0 Mbps recommended
  2. RAM: 1 GB minimum
  3. CPU: Intel Core Duo 2.4 GHz minimum

Playback of movies on a computer occurs in a web browser and recommended web browsers are recent versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. 


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BHA and RILA combined search

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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Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America

A bibliographic database (abstracts but not full text) covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

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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.

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Description from website:

BlackPast is dedicated to providing reliable information on the history of Black people across the globe, and especially in North America. Our goal is to promote greater understanding of our common human experience through knowledge of the diversity of the Black experience and the ubiquity of the global Black presence. Welcome to the largest online encyclopedia on African American and Global African history on the Internet.


More description from an online review:

Blackpast is a free website with thousands of encyclopedia articles on African American and Global African history spanning 1526 to the present, as well as transcripts of speeches and primary documents, articles, bibliographies, and guides. Topics are chosen for their “clearly evident impact on African America, the United States, or the world.”

Blackpast started as an online reference center by University of Washington (UW) faculty in 2004. The project expanded beyond UW, and the website went live on February 1, 2007. Their Academic Advisory Board is made up of fifteen noted scholars in US, African, and African American history from around the US and Canada. Contributors are unpaid independent and academic historian volunteers from around the world; each has a profile so users can see their background and relationship to the topic.

The online encyclopedia’s entries average around 500 words and provide introductions to individuals and events with significant impact on Black history. Every entry also lists its sources. There are transcripts of more than 300 speeches, 63 from global figures and events, and 243 from African American history. The “Perspectives Articles” by academic historians describe lesser-known yet important events or offer viewpoints about historical developments shaping the contemporary Black world.

The content can be navigated to by using the basic search bar located at the top of every webpage, or one could browse topics under African American history, Global African history, or by the main and special features. At the bottom of the page, users can browse African American and Global African history by categories: “People,” “Places,” “Groups & Organizations,” “Events,” “Primary Documents,” “Institutions,” “Speeches,” and “Perspectives.”

The transcripts of American and international primary documents and the fun, visual timeline potentially could be of particular use for research and classrooms.

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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.



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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.
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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.
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Cairn 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.
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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".


Users off-campus may prefer to use this method of authentication/access, which bypasses our proxy server (this is known as SAML/SSO/Shibboleth access):


Note: This database/platform was formerly known as DesLibris/Canadian Electronic Library.


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Canadian Census Analyzer (via CHASS)

Part of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) program of statistical tools from Statistics Canada; provides access to Canadian Census Profile Tables by Census Geography and by Census Year; Microdata Files; and Postal Code Conversion Files.

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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.
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Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA)

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 Patent Database

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.

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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.
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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.
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Canadiana Online

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.

They includes 95,000 titles (19 million pages) of monographs, serials (periodicals, newspapers, and annuals), and government publications.

They also include the Early Canadiana Online collection which consists of 5.8 million pages arranged in thematic sub-collections.

The Héritage collection, developed in partnership with Library and Archives Canada and CRKN, includes 900 collections (41 million pages).

Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for historians, students, and genealogists.

Early Canadiana Online and Héritage ( have their own websites and may be of interest for the themed views of content that they offered (e.g. History of French Canada, Military History, etc.) 

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CanLII full text of Canadian laws, cases, regulations

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.

Funded by Canada’s lawyers and notaries for the benefit of all, CanLII provides free access to legal information

Unique in the world among Legal Information Institutes (LIIs), CanLII’s operational funding is, and has always been, exclusively provided by members of Canada’s provincial and territorial law societies. Funding for specific projects such as expansion of historical databases has been gratefully received from provincial law foundations and other sources. 


Table showing latest update dates for various kinds of content, case law and legislative:

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Catholic Research Resources

The Catholic Research Resources Alliance website has two resources of note: Catholic Portal, which allows users to identify items in a wide variety of research collections, and Catholic News Archive, a text-searchable collection of over 30,000 issues of Catholic newspapers with a focus on dioceses in the United States.

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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.
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Chaucer Bibliography Online Provides citations to research literature on English writer Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-c.1400) from scholarly journals, books, and other sources.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools covering topics on child welfare.
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Children's Literature Review

Full text encyclopedic articles from Children's Literature (vols published from 2004 - 2014; Robertson Library has 1976 - 1999 in print).

Search by author name or broad topic (e.g. Censorship in Children's Literature).


The volume years do not correspond to when the children's books were published so you will find profiles of authors who predate that (e.g. Louisa May Alcott).

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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 collections and more. 


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When it comes to auto repair, do-it-yourselfers and students in the automotive trades have trusted Chilton manuals for years. Now these exceptional resources are available to your library's patrons in a comprehensive, simple-to-use database offered only by Gale. This 24-hour on-call "mechanic" provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. Ford, Chrysler, GM, Honda, Toyota and numerous other makes are well-represented. With more than 50 years of information on actual auto tear-downs provided in step-by-step procedures, work on the engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, suspension, and more is made easier for mechanics of any experience. Photos, illustrations and repair procedures help to simplify even the most arduous tasks. 

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

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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.
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Chronicling America (Library of Congress historical newspapers)

Chronicling America contains millions of newspaper pages from nearly every state and territory in the United States published from the 1700s through 1963. 


As of February, 2024: over 24 million pages and almost 3 million newspaper issues from over 4,000 newspaper titles are full-text and free to search and read. The vast majority are in English, but there are many that are in other languages as well, from German to Choctaw. The search interface includes filters by both language and "ethnicity" for newspapers that are classified as representing particular US ethnic groups.


This is an ongoing and growing project of the US Library of Congress, with newly digitized historic content being added every month.


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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.
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CiteSeerX CiteSeerx is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
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Classical Net Covers all aspects of classical music through a network of commercial and noncommercial links.
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Cochrane Library (free within Atlantic Provinces)| Cochrane Library (proxied for UPEI users outside of region)

The Cochrane Library, owned by Cochrane and published by John Wiley & Sons., is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Library includes the following:

Trouble accessing Cochrane Library? Learn more about how your IP address can impact your access to the full text of articles in Cochrane Library at

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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.
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Contemporary Authors

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Coronavirus Research Database (Proquest)

[Description provided by Proquest]

The Coronavirus Research Database brings together trusted content from journals, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. This database brings together not only content from open-access journals, but also pre-prints and additional content being made freely available by major publishers from around the world. This versatile content set is designed to help students, researchers, and health care professionals investigate answers to pressing questions arising in the wake of the pandemic. The database will continue to grow as more is learned and new content is published.

Includes content from leading STM Publishers:

  • The BMJ
  • Springer Nature
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Brill
  • Emerald Publishing Group
  • Future Science
  • AAAS
  • American Nurses Association

Includes select content from leading publications:

PLoS One
The Lancet
Cell Press
New England Journal of Medicine
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Virology Journal
Journal of Travel Medicine
Annals of Intensive Care

Additionally, there are preprints from servers such as BioaRxiv and arXiv, news and reports from providers like Cortellis (BioWorld), and select book chapters from Taylor & Francis, InTech Open, and others.

Note: Full text for certain publications is subject to market availability.

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Covidence is online software for managing the systematic review process. It facilitates the process of screening references (both title/abstract and full-text), conducting data extraction, completing risk of bias analysis and creating a PRISMA flowchart. Request invitation to join University of Prince Edward Island's Covidence account: 

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CPS All Access

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:

The Canadian standard for drug monographs contains thousands of products, including:

  • monographs for drugs, vaccines, natural health products and medical devices — approved by Health Canada
  • Lexi-Interact drug interaction checker
  • critical updates: warnings, advisories and drug shortages;
  • tools: medical calculators, Clin-Info, Pill Identifier and more.
  • current, evidence-based therapeutic information for more than 200 conditions including all content from CPS: Therapeutic Choices and CPS: Minor Ailments;
  • quick glance drug tables that link to monographs;
  • treatment and management algorithms;
  • patient information for medications and minor ailments.


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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.

Criterion-on-Demand runs from the desktop (mobile devices are not supported). Recommended browser for this platform include Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If using Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari web browsers, users need to install Microsoft Silverlight

Movies are not closed captioned, but many include subtitles.


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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.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography (Gale)

Dictionary of Literary Biography contains biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential literary figures, over 16,000 articles.

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Dissertations & Theses @ University of Prince Edward Island

This Proquest database contains citations, abstracts, and the full text of dissertations and theses published at UPEI from 1996 - 2014.

For more recent access, UPEI also provides many of its theses in full text through its own institutional repository, IslandScholar.

For finding UPEI and non-UPEI dissertations, see also Open Dissertations (EBSCO) and Open Access Theses and Dissertations.  

You can also find many using OneSearch - look in the detailed record (by clicking on its title) and see if a URL is provided near the bottom of the record for a source of free full text access.

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Docuseek is a streaming video platform.

UPEI does not have a site license, but can obtain annual licenses for specific videos upon request of faculty who need them for a specific course.

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 other video collections, which are searchable in OneSearch. The Library does not accept license requests from students.

Over 2,000 videos available.


See also Kanopy, another pay-per-title streaming video service that UPEI has an account with.


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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.
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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.

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EBSCOhost (all individual databases)

UPEI subscribes to many different EBSCO databases via the EBSCOhost platform. They are all also integrated into OneSearch.

If you have previously created your own "My EBSCOhost" username and password within UPEI's overall account, you can login via this special direct link:

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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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Education Research Complete Covers areas of curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Indexing & abstracts for more than 2,200 journals.
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Education-Line A British database providing access to research in the educational field.
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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.
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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.
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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.


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

Encyclopedia of World Biography 2004 2d ed with updates through 2013.

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.

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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
InputSystem searches for
Queen VictoriaAny document containing either word
Queen OR victoriaSame as above (system defaults to this)
Queen AND victoriaDocuments must contain both words
"Queen Victoria"Must match this exact text string
Queen -VictoriaAny 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.
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ERIC via the U.S. Dept of Education Provides citations back to 1966. Most documents issued from 1993-present are freely available online.
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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.
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EPO Worldwide Bibliographic Database

The EPO Worldwide Bibliographic Database is a comprehensive collection of patent information from around the world. It is maintained by the European Patent Office and contains bibliographic data, such as titles and abstracts for millions of patents granted by various patent offices worldwide. The database is a valuable resource for researchers, inventors, and intellectual property professionals who seek information about existing patents and technological developments. 

The European Patent Office (EPO) is an organization responsible for granting patents in Europe. It is one of the largest patent offices in the world and serves as a centralized authority for patent protection in European countries. The EPO's main function is to examine patent applications and grant patents that provide legal protection for inventions in its member states. 

The EPO operates independently of the European Union, and its member countries include not only EU member states but also non-EU countries that have signed the European Patent Convention. The EPO plays a vital role in promoting innovation and protecting intellectual property rights in Europe. 

For more information about EPO Worldwide Bibliographic Database, please visit:

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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.
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Exploring Race in Society

This is a small free database from EBSCO.

Content (as of August 2023) Includes:  
  • 100 proprietary essays covering topics relevant to current race-related issues
  • full-text articles from BlackPast, a leading source on the African American experience
  • photographs, graphs and charts
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Federal Publication Locator Provides access to electronic Canadian federal government publications & bibliographic information about Canadian federal government publications.
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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).
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Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
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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 Academic OneFile

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

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Gale Databases (all)

Gale Databases - access to all Gale databases from a single product menu, including the research, primary historical, and ebook databases. Off-campus, this uses the usual proxy server which protects your personal privacy, just like the individual Gale database links. Prefer this to the Microsoft login option when the proxy server is working normally.


For the Gale Access Program databases: Alternate link using UPEI Microsoft Account - ignore the password field, and use the Sign in with Microsoft login button; this does not include a few other Gale databases that are licensed separately and are available from the main link

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Gale Databases (all) via UPEI Microsoft Login

Normally, use the regular Gale links through our proxy server. However if the proxy server is unavailable, you can use this method to access any of our licensed Gale content.

Be aware that you will need to agree in theory to letting Gale access to your account just like with any other online situation in which you are offered the option to use your Microsoft account as a 'single sign on'. However, Gale/Cengage is a trusted library content provider and they reliably promise to protect your privacy.

We do advise that you only use this option when the regular links are not working.


To use this link, IGNORE THE PASSWORD BOX below the "UPEI", and click below that on the link to login via Microsoft. You will need your full UPEI multifactor authentication - full UPEI email address, password, AND whatever other authentication you use.

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Gale eBooks

Search across many subject encyclopedias and other handbooks, hundreds of titles across many disciplines.

Examples of some of the encyclopedias included in this collection:

  • Encyclopaedia Judaica 2nd ed. 22v 2007 (9780028660974)
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History 2nd ed. 6v 2006 (9780028660714)
  • Encyclopedia of Aging 4v 2002 (9780028658797)
  • Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health 2008 (9780387337548)
  • Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy 2nd ed. 3v 2002 (9780684314181)
  • Encyclopedia of American Industries 6th ed. 3v 2011 (9781414486864)
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics 3rd ed. 5v 2004 (9780028659169)
  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism 2v 2004 (9780028659107)
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance 2nd ed. 2v 2006 (9780028660813)
  • Encyclopedia of Case Study Research 2v 2010 (9781412957397)
  • Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society 3v 2004 (9780028659152)
  • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion 3v 2005 (9780684314518)
  • Encyclopedia of Communication and Information 3v 2002 (9780028658872)
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice 2nd ed. 4v 2002 (9780028658988)
  • Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior 3rd ed. 4v 2009 (9780028661148)
  • Encyclopedia of Education 2nd ed. 8v 2003 (9780028658827)
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology 2v 2008 (9781412953986)
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy 2v 2014 (9781483346212)
  • Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries 6th ed. 2011 (9781414486888)
  • Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets 2013 (9781414499246)
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy 2v 2009 (9780028661407)
  • Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security 3v 2004 (9780787677626)
  • Encyclopedia of European Social History 6v 2001 (9780684315140)
  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture 3v 2003 (9780684314167)
  • Encyclopedia of Gender and Society 2v 2009 (9781412964517)
  • Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity 3v 2005 (9780028659923)
  • Encyclopedia of Global Brands 2nd ed. 2v 2013 (9781558628540)
  • Encyclopedia of Global Industries 5th ed. 2011 (9781414486901)
  • Encyclopedia of India 4v 2006 (9780684315126)
  • Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture 2v 2004 (9780028659893)
  • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World 2nd ed. 2v 2016 (9780028662725)
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture 2nd ed. 6v 2008 (9780684315904)
  • Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America 3v 2004 (9780684314273)
  • Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies Vol. 3 2013 (9781414499222)
  • Encyclopedia of Management 7th ed. 2012 (9781414464336)
  • Encyclopedia of Management Theory 2v 2013 (9781452276083)
  • Encyclopedia of Modern Asia 6v 2002 (9780684314198)
  • Encyclopedia of Modern China 4v 2009 (9780684315713)
  • Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology 5th ed. 2v 2001 (9780787677787)
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2nd ed. 10v 2006 (9780028660721)
  • Encyclopedia of Population 2v 2003 (9780028659176)
  • Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing 2v 2008 (9781414429861)
  • Encyclopedia of Public Health 4v 2002 (9780028658889)
  • Encyclopedia of Race and Racism 2nd ed. 4v 2013 (9780028661957)
  • Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America 2v 2004 (9780684314501)
  • Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd ed. 15v 2005 (9780028659978)
  • Encyclopedia of Russian History 4v 2004 (9780028659077)
  • Encyclopedia of Science and Religion 2v 2003 (9780028659114)
  • Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics 4v 2005 (9780028659916)
  • Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender 4v 2007 (9780028661155)
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business 4th ed. 2v 2011 (9781414462660)
  • Encyclopedia of Sociology 2nd ed. 5v 2001 (9780028658995)
  • Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 3v 2007 (9780028660851)
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography 2nd ed. 23v 2004 (9780787691240)
  • Encyclopedia of World Cultures 10v 1996 (9780028660868)
  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution 2nd ed. 6v 2000 (9780028659862)
  • Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History 2v 2006 (9780684315454)
  • Encyclopedia of the Great Depression 2v 2004 (9780028659084)
  • Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development 3v 2009 (9780028661667)
  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa 2nd ed. 4v 2004 (9780028659879)
  • Encyclopedia of the New American Nation 3v 2006 (9780684314693)
  • Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 5v 2008 (9780028661292)


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Gale General OneFile

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

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Gale General OneFile


General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database, serving as the public library's ultimate periodical resource, with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers. 

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience. 


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

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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.

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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. 

Built on a foundation of more than 700,000 biographies of more than 500,000 people gathered from more than 170 award-winning Gale reference sources. It delivers up-to-date, authoritative reference content integrated with the most in-demand resources—video, audio, podcasts, and more. 


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

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Gale in Context: College

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

Gale In Context: College provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of academic skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation. This knowledge portal offers an authoritative selection of overviews, primary sources, videos, images, and more. Gale In Context: College helps students develop 21st-century skills then transition from high school learners to college thinkers.


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

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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)

This database was formerly known as GREENR.

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

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

Opposing Viewpoints In Context answers the call for a better way to explore today's most hotly debated topics. This next-generation portal delivers a range of perspectives on important issues. Users find a remarkable compilation of proven reference content—including the award-winning Opposing Viewpoints series from Greenhaven Press— integrated with the best multimedia available today. With its scope and depth, Opposing Viewpoints In Context supports virtually any curricular, academic, or general-interest need. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills.


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

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Gale In Context: Science

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

Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science In Context features authoritative information covering all major science topics. This revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers. Science In Context integrates content from comprehensive Gale reference sets (Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute, and Macmillan Science Library), as well as topic overviews, biographies, periodical articles from noted publications, images and videos, detailed experiments from Experiment Central, biographies, and dictionaries.


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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.

Offering outstanding primary and secondary history sources combined with the media-rich selections that today's users demand,U.S. History In Contextdelivers the best titles from Macmillan, Scribner, and other world-class sources. Students will find comprehensive coverage of the most-studied topics, from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A Web-like interface and intuitive functionality lead to a comprehensive selection of multimedia results that put the tools of the historian into students' hands with an ease and engagement never before experienced.


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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.

Combining outstanding primary and secondary historical sources with great multimedia, World History In Context reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner. A Web-like interface and intuitive functionality lead to a comprehensive selection of multimedia results that put the tools of the historian into users' hands with an ease and engagement never before experienced.


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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 Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

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. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

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Gale Literature: Book Review Index


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


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Gale Literature: LitFinder

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

LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder 's collection, patrons have access to works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities. 

LitFinder 's easy-to-use search paths allow users to easily target the information they are looking for or to browse the database through various refine search and results limiter options. For example, users can find everything from the sonnets of Shakespeare to the poetry of Maya Angelou, the love poetry of the 13th century to contemporary poems by African American women, the inaugural speeches of George Washington through George W. Bush, short stories by Edgar Allan Poe to stories by up-and-coming writer Elizabeth Weld, or essays on such subjects as the arts, science, and religion.

Person search quickly retrieves a particular writer or identifies authors linked by such qualities as gender, nationality, century, and genre. A works search provides similar limiters and the ability to browse works by thousands of subjects, themes, genres, and movements. Basic and advanced search modes allow users to search by keyword, author, subject, work title, work date, nationality, gender, century, and more.


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Gale OneFile: Academic

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

The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects. With millions of articles in both PDF and HTML full-text format and simultaneous, unlimited usage, researchers are able to find accurate, timely information quickly. Gale's InterLink technology intelligently connects contextually-relevant results from your library's eBook collection on GVRL within articles in a user's search results. The Topic Finder tool adds power and depth to searches, allowing students to mine their search results and develop their research focus in ways never before available. See title lists below for up-to-date publication information.


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Gale OneFile: Agriculture

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

With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge. Researchers will have access to current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry--from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture. With strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of more than 600 journal titles is focused on agriculture-related fields. In addition, more than 30 Delmar titles provide in-depth coverage on a variety of agriculture-related topics.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

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Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues

Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI), a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press -- with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. Contemporary Women's Issuesincludes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Contemporary Women's Issues compiles into a single collection, often overlooked and hard-to-find newsletters and NGO research reports to which most libraries do not subscribe, plus ephemeral literature from leading research institutes and grass roots organizations that is rarely indexed or cataloged.

Contemporary Women's Issues records are indexed by 17 categories, including subject, region, article type and publication type. Basic searching on the Internet is easy -- using keywords, with options to search full-text, enhanced titles, author or book author. Advanced searching is done using convenient pull-down menus for selecting indexed terms.

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Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice

Informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more. Makes research easy by bringing together information from more than 250 journals.

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Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

Offers 5 million+ articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

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Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies


A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, the database explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

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Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory

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

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Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete


This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator--from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty--such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.


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Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship

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



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Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy

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

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Gale OneFile: Fine Arts

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

Places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.

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Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture

Gardening & Horticulture serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles from Delmar, including Handbook of Flowers; Foliage and Creative Design; Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects; and more.


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Gale OneFile: Gender Studies

Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

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Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

A resource for up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics. With more than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries, this database ensures that researchers get current, scholarly, comprehensive answers to health-related questions.

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Gale OneFile: Information Science

Updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

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Gale OneFile: Informe Académico


Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material--not simply translations of English-language materials--on a powerful, easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.

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Gale OneFile: LegalTrac


Ideal for students, law school faculty, and legal researchers, 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. The American Association of Law Libraries not only endorses LegalTrac its special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

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Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence


Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.


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Gale OneFile: News

Access major U.S. and international newspapers and news show transcripts online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.

Over 1,700 current titles, over 200 of which are Canadian, including the Toronto Star.

Also includes transcripts of major American "news" programs like "60 Minutes" and "Anderson Cooper 360" and the major US network daily news broadcasts.

Here are the Canadian papers included:

100 Mile House Free Press (Cariboo, British Columbia)
Abbotsford News (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Agassiz- Harrison Observer (Agassiz, British Columbia)
Ajax News Advertiser (Ajax, Ontario)
Alberni Valley News (Port Alberni, British Columbia)
Aldergove Star (Aldergove, British Columbia)
Alliston Herald (Alliston, Ontario)
Almaguin News (Burk's Falls, Ontario)
Ancaster News (Ancaster, Ontario)
Arnprior Chronicle-Guide & Weekender (Arnprior, Ontario)
Arrow Lakes News (Nakusp, British Columbia)
Arthur Enterprise News (Arthur, Ontario)
Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal (Ashcroft, British Columbia)
Asian Pacific Post
Aurora Era-Banner (Aurora, Ontario)
Barrhaven-Ottawa South This Week (Barrhaven, Ottawa)
Barrie Advance (Barrie, Ontario)
Barriere Star Journal (Barriere, British Columbia)
Bashaw Star (AB)
Beach-Riverdale Mirror
Bloor West Villager (Toronto, Ontario)
Boundary Creek Times (Greenwood, BC)
Bracebridge Examiner (Bracebridge, Ontario)
Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic (Bradford, Ontario)
Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario)
Brant News (Brantford, Canada)
Brighton Independent (Brighton, Ontario)
Brock Citizen (Beaverton, Ontario)
Burlington Post (Burlington, Ontario)
Burns Lakes District News (Burns Lakes, British Columbia)
Caledon/Bolton Enterprise (Bolton, Ontario)
Caledonia Courier (Fort St. James, BC)
Cambridge Times (Cambridge, Ontario)
Campbell River Mirror (Campbell River, British Columbia)
Canadian Gazette - Carleton Place/Almonte (ON)
Castlegar News (Castlegar, British Columbia)
Castor Advance (AB)
Chilliwack Progress (Chilliwack, British Columbia)
City Centre Moment (Willowdale, Ontario)
Clarington This Week (Oshawa, Ontario)
Clearwater Times (Clearwater, British Columbia)
The Cloverdale Reporter (BC)
Coast Mountain News (Bella Coola, British Columbia)
Collingwood/Wasaga Connection (Collingwood, Ontario)
Courtenay Comox Valley Record (Courtenay, British Columbia)
Cowichan Valley Citizen (Duncan, BC)
Cranbrook Daily Townsman (Cranbrook, British Columbia)
Creston Valley Advance (Creston, British Columbia)
Dundas Star News (Hamilton, Ontario)
Dunnville Sachem (Dunnville, Ontario)
East Gwillimbury Express
East York Mirror (Toronto, Ontario)
Eckville Echo (Sylvan Lake, AB)
Erin Advocate (Erin, Ontario)
Etobicoke Guardian (Etobicoke, Ontario)
Exeter Times Advocate (Exeter, Ontario)
Fergus-Elora News Express (Fergus, Ontario)
Fernie Free Press (Elkford/Fernie, Canada)
Financial News Releases
Flamborough Review (Waterdown, Ontario)
Fort Erie Post (Fort Erie, Ontario)
Georgina Advocate (Keswick, Ontario)
Glanbrook Gazette (Caledonia, Ontario)
Globe & Mail (Toronto, Canada)
Golden Star (Golden, British Columbia)
Goldstream News Gazette (Victoria, British Columbia)
Grand Forks Gazette (Grand Forks, Canada)
Gravenhurst Banner (Gravenhurst, Ontario)
Grimsby Lincoln News (Grimsby, Ontario)
Guelph Tribune (Guelph, Ontario)
Hamilton Mountain News (Hamilton, Ontario)
Hope Standard (Hope, British Columbia)
Houston Today (Houston , British Columbia)
Huntsville Forester (Huntsville, Ontario)
The Independent & Free Press (Halton Hills, Ontario)
Innisfil Journal (Innisfil, Ontario)
Invermere Valley Echo (Invermere, British Columbia)
Kamloops This Week (BC)
Kanata Kourier Standard (Ottawa, Ontario)
Kawartha Lakes This Week (Lindsay, Ontario)
Kelowna Capital News (Kelowna, British Columbia)
Kimberley Daily Bulletin (Kimberley, British Columbia)
King Connection (Newmarket, Ontario)
Kitchener Post (Kitchener, Ontario)
Kitimat Sentinel (Kitimat, British Columbia)
Kootenay News Advertiser (Cranbrook, British Columbia)
Lacombe Express (AB)
Ladysmith Chronicle (Ladysmith, British Columbia)
Lake Country Calendar (Winfield, British Columbia)
Lake Cowichan Gazette (Lake Cowichan, British Columbia)
Langley Advance Times (BC)
Langley Times (Langley, British Columbia)
Listowel Banner (Listowel, Ontario)
Maple Ridge News (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Markham Economist & Sun (Markham, Ontario)
Meaford Express (Meaford, Ontario)
Midland/Penetanguishene Mirror (Midland, Ontario)
Milton Canadian Champion (Milton, Ontario)
Minto Express (Harriston, Ontario)
Mission City Record (Mission, British Columbia)
Mississauga News (Mississauga, Ontario)
Monday Magazine (Victoria, British Columbia)
Mount Forest Confederate (Mount Forest, Ontario)
Muskoka Weekender (Bracebridge, Ontario)
The Muskokan (Bracebridge, Ontario)
Nanaimo News Bulletin (Nanaimo, British Columbia)
Nelson Star (BC)
New Hamburg Independent (New Hamburg, Ontario)
Newmarket Era-Banner (Newmarket, Ontario)
The News (Abbotsford, BC)
The News (Maple Ridge, BC)
Niagara Falls Review
Niagara This Week (Thorold, Ontario)
Niagara This Week- Niagara Falls Edition
Niagara This Week- St. Catharine's Wednesday Edition
Niagara This Week- St. Catharine's, Thorold and Niagara on the Lake Thursday Edition
Niagara This Week- Welland, Pellham and Wainfleet Thursday Edition
Niagara-on-the-Lake Advance
Niagara-on-the-Lake Town Crier (Niagara on the Lake, Ontario)
North Bay Nipissing News (North Bay, Canada)
North Delta Reporter (BC)
North Island Gazette (Port Hardy, British Columbia)
North Island Midweek (Port Alice, British Columbia)
North Thompson Star/Journal (BC)
The North Thompson Times (Clearwater, BC)
North York Mirror (Willowdale, Ontario)
Northern Sentinel (Kitimat, BC)
The Northern View (Prince Rupert, British Columbia)
Northumberland News (Cobourg, Ontario)
Oak Bay News (Victoria, British Columbia)
Oakville Beaver (Oakville, Ontario)
Orangeville Banner (Orangeville, Ontario)
Orillia Today (Orillia, Ontario)
Oshawa This Week (Oshawa, Ontario)
Ottawa South Weekender (Manotick, Ontario)
Ottawa This Week East (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ottawa This Week West (Ottawa, Ontario)
Our London (London, Ontario)
Parkdale/Liberty Villager (Toronto, Ontario)
Parksville Qualicum News (Parksville, British Columbia)
Parry Sound North Star (Parry Sound, Ontario)
Peace Arch News (White Rock, British Columbia)
Peninsula News Review (Sidney, British Columbia)
Penticton Western News (Penticton, British Columbia)
Perth Courier & Weekender (Perth, Ontario)
Peterborough This Week (Peterborough, Ontario)
Pickering News Advertiser (Pickering, Ontario)
Ponoka News (AB)
Port Colborne Leader (Port Colborne, Ontario)
Port Perry Star (Port Perry, Ontario)
Quesnel Cariboo Observer (Quesnel, British Columbia)
The Record (Kitchener, Ontario)
Regional Country News (St. Marys, Canada)
Renfrew Mercury & Weekender (Renfrew, Ontario)
Revelstoke Times Review (Revelstoke, British Columbia)
The Review (Keremeos, BC)
Richmond Hill Liberal (Richmond Hill, Ontario)
Rimbey Review (AB)
Rossland News (British Columbia, Canada)
Saanich News (Victoria, British Columbia)
Salmon Arm Observer (Salmon Arm, British Columbia)
Scarborough Mirror (Toronto, Ontario)
Sicamous Eagle Valley News (Sicamous, British Columbia)
Similkameen Spotlight (Princeton, British Columbia)
Smithers Interior News (Smithers, British Columbia)
Smiths Falls Record News
Sooke News Mirror (Sooke, British Columbia)
South Asian Focus (Brampton, Ontario)
The Spectator (Hamilton, Ontario)
St. Catharines Standard
St. Mary's Journal Argus (St. Mary's, Ontario)
Stettler Independent (AB)
Stittsville News & Weekender (Stittsville, Ontario)
Stoney Creek News (Stoney Creek, Ontario)
Stouffville Sun & Tribune (Stouffville, Ontario)
Stratford City Gazette (Stratford, Ontario)
Stuart Nechako Advertiser (Vanderhoof, BC)
Summerland Review (Summerland, British Columbia)
The Sun serving Stayner and Wasaga (Wasaga, Ontario)
Surrey Leader (Surrey, British Columbia)
Sylvan Lake News (AB)
Terrace Standard (Terrace, British Columbia)
Thornhill Liberal (Thornhill, Ontario)
Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News (BC)
The Toronto Star (Toronto, Ontario)
Toronto Star Digital
Trail Daily Times (Trail, Canada)
Uxbridge Times Journal (Uxbridge, Ontario)
Vancouver Island Free Daily (BC)
Vanderhoof Omineca Express (Vanderhoof, British Columbia)
Vaughan Citizen (Vaughan, Ontario)
Vernon Morning Star (Vernon, British Columbia)
Victoria News (Victoria, British Columbia)
Walkerton-Herald Times (Walkerton, Ontario)
Waterloo Chronicle (Waterloo, Ontario)
Waterloo Region Record Digital
Welland Tribune
West Carleton Review (Arnprior, Ontario)
West Kootenay Advertiser (Cranbrook, BC)
Whitby This Week (Whitby, Ontario)
Williams Lake Tribune (Williams Lake, British Columbia)
Wingham Advance-Times (Wingham, Ontario)
York Guardian (Toronto, Ontario)


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Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

With a strong emphasis on full text titles cited in CINAHL and over 10 million articles, this collection's current and authoritative content will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. NAH comes to the rescue of nursing students, physician’s assistant students, and researchers in allied health fields who are looking for answers related to the specialized care, treatment, and management of all sorts of patients.

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Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine


Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

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Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies


Pop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

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Gale OneFile: Psychology


Psychology  provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind. The database offers content of interest to both researchers and general users.

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Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy

Religion & Philosophy Collection features a selection of more than 200 magazines and academic journals--everything from Anglican Journal to Zygon--covering religion and the related areas of philosophy and anthropology. Researchers can use this database not only to study theological approaches to social issues, but also to learn about the impact that religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Coverage, which includes more than 1.1 million articles updated daily, begins as early as 1980 for indexing and 1983 for periodical full text.

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Gale OneFile: U.S. History


The U.S. History Collection is useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher, providing full-text, balanced coverage of both current thoughts on events in U.S. history as well as scholarly work established in the field.


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Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers


Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism

Researchers accessing the more than 1.7 million articles in the War and Terrorism Collection will gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

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Gale OneFile: World History


World History provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

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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:

List of included databases:

  • Gale OneFile
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale General OneFile
  • Gale OneFile: Agriculture
  • Gale OneFile: Business
  • Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media
  • Gale OneFile: Computer Science
  • Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues
  • Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice
  • Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts
  • Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies
  • Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory
  • Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete
  • Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship
  • Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy
  • Gale OneFile: Fine Arts
  • Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture
  • Gale OneFile: Gender Studies
  • Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine
  • Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism
  • Gale OneFile: Information Science
  • Gale OneFile: Informe Académico
  • Gale OneFile: LegalTrac
  • Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence
  • Gale OneFile: News
  • Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health
  • Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
  • Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies
  • Gale OneFile: Psychology
  • Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy
  • Gale OneFile: U.S. History
  • Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers
  • Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism
  • Gale OneFile: World History
  • Gale In Context: Biography
  • Gale In Context: College
  • Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
  • Gale In Context: Global Issues
  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
  • Gale In Context: Science
  • Gale In Context: U.S. History
  • Gale In Context: World History
  • Gale Literature: Book Review Index
  • Gale eBooks
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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.
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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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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.

Coverage within the database includes the geology of North America from 1666 to the present, as well as global coverage dating back to 1933. 

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Google Scholar (on-campus link)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

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GreenFile Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture & renewable energy.
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Handbook of Latin American Studies - HLAS Online A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America covering the social sciences and humanities.
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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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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:

  • Law Journal Library
  • Canada Supreme Court Reports
  • Women and the Law (Peggy)
  • Acts of the Parliament of Canada (Annual Statutes)
  • Provincial Statutes of Canada
  • Revised Statutes of Canada
  • World Constitutions Illustrated: Contemporary & Historical Documents and Resources
  • Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
  • Code of Federal Regulations / Federal Register
  • English Reports
  • European Centre for Minority Issues
  • Fastcase Free
  • Federal Register Library / Code of Federal Regulations
  • International Law Association Reports
  • Legal Classics
  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Pentagon Papers
  • Statutes of the Realm
  • U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Congressional Documents
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
  • U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library
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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.
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Historical Abstracts (European and World history) Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
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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



The Human Kinetics Library covers a range of subjects including:

  • Active aging, Anatomy and biomechanics, Exercise and sport science, Exercise prescription, instruction, and assessment, Fitness and health, History, sociology, and philosophy of sport, Motor behavior Nutrition and healthy eating, Physical activity and health, Physiology of sport and exercise, Psychology of sport and exercise, Recreation and leisure, Research methods, measurement, and evaluation, Sport management and sport business, Sport and activities
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IEEE IEL Online (Xplore)

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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Independent Voices

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.


Click on the page links below to view online the title lists for each Series.

Feminist Series

LGBT Series

Literary Magazines Series

GI Underground Press Series

Campus Underground Series

Ethnic Press, Latino(a) Series

Ethnic Press, Native American Series

Ethnic Press, African-American Series

Right-wing Press Series

An Excel workbook containing all series is available for download here:

Independent Voices Title List

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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.
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Indigenous Peoples of North America

Description provided by vendor:

Indigenous Peoples of North America, Part I provides users with a robust, diverse, informative source that will enhance research and increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada. Researchers will explore the impact of invasion and colonization on Indigenous Peoples in North America, and the intersection of Indigenous and European histories and systems of knowledge through the use of manuscripts, monographs, newspapers, photographs, motion pictures, images of artwork, and more. These are the primary sources that take students beyond the facts and figures of history and into a deeper understanding of indigenous peoples.


Topics of interest include trade and communication, Arctic exploration and tribes, the Iroquois Confederation, Canadian Catholic Indian missions, Indian removal, Indian wars and the frontier army, establishment of the Canadian Indian and Aboriginal Department, Indian delegations and Indian-federal relations, Canadian Indian treaty policy, government boarding and missionary schools and curricula, Dawes Severalty and the allotment system, dances and festivals, Alaskan Indian policies, Indian languages and linguistics, assimilation and the Indian New Deal, relocation, termination, and the Indian Claims Commission, water and fishing rights, civil rights, radicalism, poverty, and the American Indian movement.


Content has been sourced from both American and Canadian institutions and has received direct-from-source permission to digitize newspapers from various tribes and organizations. This archive also features indigenous language materials, including dictionaries, religious texts, and primers.

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Informit Indigenous Collection

Informit Indigenous Collection


[description from publisher]

Informit’s Indigenous Collection brings together ground-breaking and emerging research with topical and historical issues paramount to Indigenous studies across the world.
Offering broad scope for critical international engagement and debate surrounding Indigenous culture, health, human geography and other important aspects, this inter-disciplinary platform gives definitive voice to Indigenous communities in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Collection highlights

  • Centres on significant historical and contemporary aspects of Indigenous culture and experience
  • Ideal for education, business and academic sectors seeking a better understanding of matters impacting Indigenous populations across the world
  • Authoritative views, insights and voices from Indigenous individuals and groups
  • Dedicated to content from and about Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Pacific region and North America, with articles by researchers worldwide
  • Extensive coverage of current and historical information sources
  • New articles added daily
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InfoTrac Newsstand

This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience. See title lists below for up-to-date publication information.

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

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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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Inspec Analytics

[This is an add-on tool, not the article research database, Inspec]

Description from publisher:

Inspec Analytics is a powerful research intelligence tool based on the IET’s renowned Inspec database. Inspec Analytics uses semantic technology to connect each element of the literature indexed in Inspec to allow you to identify and compare research trends across thousands of organisations and scientific concepts.

Understand your place in the global engineering research landscape, evaluate your research performance and make strategic decisions about the direction of your projects with Inspec Analytics, a dynamic tool based on the IET’s renowned Inspec database.

Our dynamic research intelligence tool allows you to uncover trends and patterns to explore the research landscape around the elements most valuable to you.

  • Assess your organisation’s research output and impact.
  • Evaluate the success of collaborative partnerships.
  • Deepen your understanding of global scientific trends.
  • Define the scope of research initiatives to maximise your impact.

Use the research intelligence from Inspec Analytics to support your strategic planning:

  • Monitor the research output of your institution and see how this ranks globally
  • Benchmark an institution against collaborators and competitors to find strengths and areas for growth
  • Monitor global trends for over 14,000 research  topics to explore new fields and find collaborators.
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InteLex Past Masters Past Masters contains 117 fulltext humanities databases, both in the original language and in English translation.
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International Children's Digital Library Contains thousands of books for children, in many different languages, digitized from print.
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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.
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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
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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).
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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 other video collections, which are searchable in OneSearch. The Library does not accept license requests from students.

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


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Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction

Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction includes more than 100,000 pages of poetry, short fiction, novels, and more than 450 plays. Nearly all of the content is in copyright, and most of the other items are long out of print or have never before been published. Besides serving as a rich resource for literature scholars, the collection also supports the study of American history, ethnic diversity, immigrations issues, and political history.

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Le Petit Robert

Le Petit Robert is a French dictionary (NOT a French-English translation dictionary)

  • 60 000 mots, 300 000 sens, 185 000 exemples d’emplois [60,000 words, 300,000 definitions, 185,000 usage examples]
  • L’étymologie, la phonétique, les synonymes et contraires, les expressions et proverbes [Etymology, phonetics, synonyms and antonyms, expressions and sayings]
  • 35 000 citations de 1 300 auteurs [35,000 quotations from 1,300 authors]


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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) Indexes over 600 periodicals, books, research reports & proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, bibliometrics & information management.
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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.


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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.

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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.
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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.
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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 and Classical Literature Library Collection of the most important literary works of Classical & Medieval civilization. Search or browse by title, author, genre & language.
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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.
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Medline Ultimate

Medline (on the EBSCO platform) with access to extensive full text of approximately ~5100 journals (as of December 2023). More details available from EBSCO

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Merck Veterinary Manual

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.

A new section is dedicated to public health, covering public health functions and agencies, epidemiologic principles, disease outbreak investigations, food safety, and the extensive table of zoonoses that has been part of the MVM since the first edition.

Other significant new information has been added on heart disease, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine, wound management, and pharmacology, including drug resistance. The expanding area of aquaculture is reflected in new chapters on aquaculture, aquatic systems, and aquarium fish. Veterinary responsibilities under the new Veterinary Feed Directive rule are also summarized. Additional timely new topics have been added throughout, covering subjects as diverse as backyard poultry, equine arboviral encephalomyelitis, neonatal management, smoke inhalation, rhodococcosis, scorpion bites, spider flies, xylitol toxicity, toxicologic hazards in the workplace, and the human-animal bond and service animals. And as medical knowledge of exotic and laboratory animals continues to increase, so does the MVM’s coverage of birds, rabbits, reptiles, rodents, fish, and other nontraditional pets.

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Military & Government Collection Provides full text for over 320 military related periodicals and general interest magazines.
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MLA Directory of Periodicals Provides detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography.
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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.
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National Geographic Society Publications Index Index to the National Geographic magazine, as well as to other publications of the Society.
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National Rehabilitation Information Center

Description from website:

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library of the [United States] National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). We collect, catalog, and disseminate the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of the research projects funded by NIDILRR, as well as the wider community of disability and rehabilitation research. 


Description from an online review:

Established in 1977, the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library for the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NARIC’s primary mission is to collect and share research funded by NIDILRR. NARIC provides access to several databases, allowing users to search thousands of documents. Students looking for journal articles, books, and reports can use NARIC’s REHABDATA database. This database also includes international research that was originally collected by the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange. In addition, REHABDATA is accompanied by a thesaurus of controlled vocabulary terms. NARIC’s Knowledgebase contains information about organizations, agencies, and online resources supporting people with disabilities. Users may limit Knowledgebase searches by state as well. In addition, the NIDILRR Program Database is available to assist users in finding more than 2,800 current and completed research projects funded by the organization since 1986. Students may also browse this database by outcome domains and funding mechanism. Each listing in the program database includes contact names, a project abstract, and links to additional resources.

The site also contains a collection of NARIC publications such as Librarian’s Picks, a series of librarian-selected disability resources that serve as a ready reference collection for students looking for quick information on topics such as “Assistive Technology,” “Independent Living,” and “Universal Design.” Also included among the NARIC publications is a weekly digest called Research In Focus. It includes summaries of NIDILRR-funded research projects. NARIC also provides a weekly newsletter called “News and Notes” from the NIDILRR Community and beyond, which spotlights the accomplishments of NIDILRR-funded projects across the United States.

The site’s multimedia collection contains videos, podcasts, and webcasts. Students also get access to NARIC’s own “Spotlight Podcast,” which touches on a variety of topics related to disability, rehabilitation research, and the latest research from NIDILRR grantees. Each podcast includes both English and Spanish transcriptions.

In addition to providing thousands of online resources, NARIC librarians provide reference services via live chat, email, and telephone. Students looking for resources on disability and independent living are sure to find plenty of reliable resources at the National Rehabilitation Information Center.

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National Sea Grant Depository Contains publications covering a wide variety of marine and freshwater subjects, including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture & law.
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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 2.8 million tracks (188,000+ CDs), including the entire Naxos/Marco Polo catalogues and the catalogues of almost a thousand other record labels. This is the world's largest online classical music library.
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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.
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Newsbank Access World News Canada

Full text news sources from around Canada and the world. Includes the two PEI newspapers, the Charlottetown Guardian and the Summerside Journal-Pioneer.

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Newscan - see Eureka Newscan is the former name of the full text newspaper database collection now named Eureka.
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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.

The database link above defaults to "YourJournals@Ovid" at the start of the 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.

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Nursing Education in Video (Proquest)

Over 350 clinically focused videos on:

  • Clinical Skills in Nursing
  • Gerontology in Nursing
  • Obstetrics
  • Practical and Assistant Nursing
  • Compliance and Regulations
  • Long-Term Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical Administration
  • Perioperative Nursing

See also the other health-related videos in the Academic Video Online (AVON) collection.  All videos may also be found by searching the catalogue.

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Established in 2007, Odesi (Open Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure) is a digital repository for social science data, including polling data. It is a web-based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool that uses the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) social science data standard. The datasets in Odesi are available to individuals affiliated with member and subscribing institutions.  However, anyone can use the <odesi> search functionality and freely available metadata to identify datasets of interest to them.  They can then contact the data producer directly for information on obtaining access to the data. 

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OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied)

OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search.



If you bookmarked a page or copied the URL from OneSearch/EBSCOhost and find it has expired, sometimes, but not always, it's possible to recreate a working link from a bad one.  If it's possible, this tool will do it.

(The link from here also will expire, so be sure to update your bookmark with the permalink!)

Paste a broken EBSCO URL, then press Enter and hope for the best:

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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.
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Open Citation Search

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.


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Open Dissertations (EBSCO)

Over 1.5 million dissertations (mostly doctoral) from over 320 institutions, including UPEI, as of Oct 2023, in a free database from EBSCO.  All of these should be free full text provided by a link to the institutional repository where that dissertation is stored.

This database is also included within the OneSearch discovery service.

Open Dissertations (public link for non-UPEI users)

For more information, see EBSCO's description.

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Our Roots / Nos Racines A collections of digitized Canadian local history publications, in English and French. Search or browse by author, title or subject.
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Oxford English Dictionary Online Most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Meaning, history & pronunciation of 600,000 English words, past & present. Updated quarterly. Fall 2023 Note: Notes: Oxford upgraded OED in July 2023, causing unplanned access issues. Off-campus users may be told mid-session that they don't have access and have to start a new session. Oxford is working on the problem.
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Papal Encyclicals Online A collection of encyclicals and materials from Catholic church councils. This is not an official website of the Vatican or the Catholic Church, but it does link to the Vatican's website when recent materials are available there.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Penn World Table via CHASS 1950-2007

Penn World Table 6.3

(189 countries, 1950-2007, 2005 as base year)

The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2007. The European Union or the OECD provide more detailed purchasing power and real product estimates for their countries and the World Bank makes current price estimates for most PWT countries at the GDP level.

Please note that CHASS only provides access to the data; we are not involved in the collection or maintenance of the data.

Please cite the data as follows:

Alan Heston, Robert Summers and Bettina Aten, Penn World Table Version 6.3, Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income and Prices at the University of Pennsylvania, August 2009.

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Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest) Over 700 full text periodicals, mostly core academic but some popular, from 1802 - 2000, in the humanities and social sciences.
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[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 Library and Archives Canada (LAC), with over 35,000 titles dating from the 19th century to the present. 

Now part of the larger Aurora LAC catalogue search. The link will provide you with the Advanced search form with the PIKA limiting code already filled in. Add your own keywords as needed to other fields.

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Plumb's Veterinary Drugs

Continuously updated pharmacological information for veterinary use.


Includes a dosage calculator, and information sheets for clients.

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Primary Search Provides full text for over 80 children's magazines, reference books & pamphlets designed for the elementary school student. Reading levels provided.
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Project MUSE Includes the full text of over 320 scholarly journals in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences fields.
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Proquest (all databases)

All of the databases UPEI has licensed via Proquest, including:

    Academic Video Online‎        
    Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database‎        
    Coronavirus Research Database‎        
    Dissertations & Theses @ University of Prince Edward Island‎        
    Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Collection‎   (1950 - current)       
    Ebook Central‎        
    Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction‎        
    Periodicals Archive Online‎        
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail‎   (1844 - 2019)       
    Publicly Available Content Database‎    

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

American Psychiatric Association (not to be confused with the American Psychological Association, who publishes the Publication Manual of the APA and PsycINFO) 

UPEI subscribes to the Psychiatry Online (POL) Premium package with the DSM-V add on, which means full text access to the DSM-V including its associated handbooks.

This package is described by the publisher as:

The PsychiatryOnline Premium collection covers diagnosis and differential diagnosis, case vignettes to bring abstract concepts to life, multidisciplinary treatment guidelines, the latest research – all within a single search and navigation interface that integrates journals and books. Sophisticated semantic indexing based on the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) yields more relevant hits and directs users to related content from wherever they are in the site.

  • Included:
    DSM-5®, DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, DSM-5® Clinical Cases
    APP Practice Guidelines Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 7th edition
    The APP Textbook of Psychiatry, 5th edition & study guide
    Self-Assessment in Psychiatry
    Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments
    The APP Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th edition & study guide
    Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 5th edition
    Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd edition
    Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & study guide
    The APP Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 4th edition & study guide
    The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th edition & study guide
    Helping Parents, Youth, & Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral & Emotional Problems
    What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications
    Book of the Month - a top-selling selection from APP each month for 12 months
  • Four peer-reviewed journals (access includes 1997-Present):
    The American Journal of Psychiatry
    Psychiatric Services
    Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
    Psychiatric News


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

The list of specific videos changes annually on April 1 based on usage and requests.

To provide feedback about the selected videos, or to request other videos, please contact the psychology librarian, Melissa Belvadi


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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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Contains over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals & online books.

 If you want to make a personal account within PubMed, go there using this unproxied link first, and then you can use the "more login options" to find University of Prince Edward Island (under U) and login via your campus account, or you can use one of the other options like Google or Microsoft with your personal (not UPEI) Google/Microsoft account.

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

New instructions as of February 2024 on how to use the mobile app with UPEI's subscription enabled: 

[Old instructions: RxFilesPLUS App Instructions (sign-in with UPEI credentials required) ]

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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.
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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. With information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, the book, reference, and journal content in SAGE Research Methods—from SAGE’s renowned methods publishing program— and advanced features help researchers of all levels conduct their research. 

The Library has purchased two of the components of this large suite of online products, plus the Core package of books and journals:

Content of the Core:

  • "Little Green Books" - quantitative methods
  • "Little Blue Books" - qualitative methods
  • Videos - 83 videos about research methods
  • Methods Maps - Explore the research methods terrain, read definitions of key terminology, and discover content relevant to your research methods journey.
  • Project Planner - Find all you need to know to plan your research project
  • "Which Stats" Test - Choose an appropriate statistical method using this straightforward tool

UPEI will get access to new content added annually to the Core through 2027, typically 50+ items per year.

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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. The entries give introductory overviews to major research methods, covering their history, development and critical debates surrounding them. 

Some examples of topics covered include:

  • Item Response Theory
  • Analysing Administrative Data
  • Case-Based Methods
  • Case Study
  • Content Analysis, Quantitative
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Agent Based Models
  • Analysis of Proportions
  • Analysis of Rare Events
  • Archiving Qualitative Data
  • Arts-Based Research
  • Autobiography
  • Autoethnography
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Bibliometric Indicators


See also: SRM Videos: Practical Research and Academic Skills, SRM main page with Core information

View Page Gateway to government science information & research results. Searches over 50 scientific databases & 200 million pages of science information.
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SciFinder-n 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 (UPEI users only)

SciFinder requires users to have individual accounts, under our UPEI SciFinder account.

  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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Use this open access database to find examples of search formulations for components of your research topic. These are known in the medical research community as "search hedges".

The librarians at UPEI maintain a few simpler examples of this at:

But searchRxiv will help you find more complicated ones. 

When using these, be sure to notice if it was written for the EBSCO, Proquest, Ovid, or other search platform, as the syntax is different among those. Ask a librarian for assistance converting the syntax to the platform you want to use.

More description from site:

searchRxiv (pronounced “search archive”) has been established to support researchers to report, store and share their searches consistently and to enable them to review and re-use existing searches.
In any discipline a well-constructed search strategy is at the core of evidence-based research, enabling the comprehensive retrieval of eligible studies to be assessed for relevance, and ensuring that no existing research which may be relevant is missed.

Evidence-based study is a complex process typically involving teams of people to identify a question and formulate the protocols and searches which retrieve the evidence for the study. The resulting searches can be long and complex to handle. Consistency in how searches are reported, shared and stored for possible re-use by other users is key to ensure quality across these activities.

searchRxiv enables researchers to:

Post their searches, ensuring credit for all those involved
Obtain a digital object identifier (DOI) for their search, enabling it to be cited
Link searches to published articles as relevant
Find it easier to follow best practice for structuring their search strategy
Easily find relevant searches in their subject area by searching across search strings as well as metadata describing those search strings
The site is hosted and managed by CABI, an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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SORA An open access e-journal archive of 13 major ornithological journals including The AUK, The Condor, Studies in Avian Biology & The Wilson Bulletin.
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South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)

Description from producer (JSTOR) as of Jan 2020:

Nearly 450,000 page images in the collection!

Welcome to SAOA. South Asia Open Archives is a free open-access resource for research and teaching - a rich and growing curated collection of key historical and contemporary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences, from and about South Asia, in English and other languages of the region. SAOA's collection contains hundreds of thousands of pages of books, journals, newspapers, census data, magazines, and documents, with particular focus on social & economic history, literature, women & gender, and caste & social structure.

SAOA is the product of a collaborative initiative of a broad consortium of 26 current member research libraries in South Asia and around the world. It is enriched by substantial contributions of content, human and material resources from a community of libraries, research centers, archives and other institutions partnering to bring these resources out for global scholarship and pedagogy. Administratively hosted by the Center for Research Libraries, and working in collaboration with the South Asia Materials Project, SAOA is presented online for open access with the advanced database functionalities and user-friendly features that result from our partnership with JSTOR. To suggest sources to add to SAOA or learn more about joining or participating in SAOA, please contact us at

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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.
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Statistics Canada's Rich Data Services (RDS)

Part of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) program of statistical tools from Statistics Canada.

Rich Data Services (RDS) is Statistics Canada’s analytical platform for Public Use Microdata files (PUMFs) and their metadata. The RDS Explorer and Tabulation Engine's user-friendly interfaces allow users to browse, interact, and download data and metadata for online or offline analysis. The platform includes the RDS Explorer to browse the data records, create custom extracts by filtering records and selecting variables, and produce personalized open data packages for download, and the Tabulation Engine to o aggregate data across various dimensions to rapidly create analytical tables.

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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.
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Thesaurus linguae Latinae (TLL)

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:

Most dictionaries focus on the most prominent or recent meaning of a word; this one aims to show every single way anyone ever used it, from the earliest Latin inscriptions in the sixth century B.C. to around A.D. 600. The dictionary’s founder, Eduard Wölfflin, who died in 1908, described entries in the T.L.L. not as definitions, but “biographies” of words.

The first entry, for the letter A, was published in 1900. The T.L.L. is expected to reach its final word — “zythum,” an Egyptian beer — by 2050. A scholarly project of painstaking exactness and glacial speed, it has so far produced 18 volumes of huge pages with tiny text, the collective work of nearly 400 scholars, many of them long since dead. The letters Q and N were set aside, because they begin too many difficult words, so researchers will have to go back and work on those, too.

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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 Online Searches The Times (London) from January 1, 2000 to the present day. Contains citation and abstract only.
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Transport Research International Documentation

TRID (Transport Research International Documentation) is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information.  It is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies with sponsorship by State Departments of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and various federal agencies, and other sponsors of TRB's core technical activities.  ITRD is produced by ITRD member organizations under the under the sponsorship of Joint Transport Research Centre (collectively JTRC) of the International Transport Forum and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ITRD.

TRID covers all modes and disciplines of transportation and contains more than 1.4 million records of published research.  More than 422,000 records contain links to full-text documents.

Records in TRID are indexed with a standardized vocabulary from the Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT), ITRD Thesaurus or a different thesaurus depending on the source organization.

Unfortunately, UPEI is unable to include "Check@UPEI" links from the article citation records in this database to our own full text licenses. Please use our journal lookup (or interlibrary loan service if UPEI does not own that article).


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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.
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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). 

  • Over 145,000 full-text documents (journal articles, conference papers, reports)
  • Over 2.2 million records with detailed keyword (metadata) tagging
  • CAB Reviews, timely analysis written by subject experts
  • Datasheets on diseases and pathogens of pigs, poultry and ruminants; now with new zoomable distribution maps plus improved citation linking
  • 170 CABI book chapters
  • Breaking news
  • Events calendar of veterinary conferences/meetings
  • Conference materials from  Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, Journal of Public Veterinary Health, Veterinary Practitioner, World Congress Proceedings, & North American Veterinary Conference
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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WorldCat WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services.
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