Search Tools (Databases) By Subject

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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. View Page
GreenFile Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture & renewable energy. View Page
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 http://scholar.google.ca.

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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. View Page
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Foremost source of references to economic literature. Provides indexing and abstracting of 450+ international economic periodicals, books & papers. View Page
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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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)

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GeoRef

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

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

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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GeoScienceWorld

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

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GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

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

GREENR focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development.

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

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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
  • ANOVA and ANCOVA
  • 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

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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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Scopus

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

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

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