Most popular search tools:
Collections Note: Graduate students who studied at larger universities before coming to UPEI may be familiar with particular databases, vendors, or products that UPEI is unable to provide with its current collections budget. Robertson Library has substantial but not 100% access to resources from publishers/platforms such as Wiley, Elsevier (ScienceDirect), JSTOR, Proquest, EBSCO, and others. Interlibrary Loan can usually get you whatever you need that isn't currently licensed by UPEI. For more information or assistance, contact your Subject Librarian.
In addition to the resources and services described in the general FAQ, the following are of particular relevance to graduate students:
Borrowing and renewing print books and other physical materials: see the policy chart
Subject Librarians - book an individual consultation with your department's Subject Librarian for an orientation to library services and information resources or assistance with search strategies and using specific databases and other resources.
Theses - online UPEI theses and dissertations are available from 2013 to the present in IslandScholar and up to 2013-2014 in Dissertations & Theses @ University of Prince Edward Island (requires UPEI login for off-campus use). In general, students are expected to provide permission for their own thesis/dissertation to be added to this, although including a reasonable "embargo" period is an option. Your department administrative assistant can help you with the details requiring this process.
Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) - original data from surveys from Statistics Canada
RefWorks - a web-based citation manager for collecting and storing citations. Also formats citations in Word documents.
Other Information Resources:
Open Access Theses and Dissertations - online theses from universities around the world
Poster Presentations: Designing Effective Posters
List of resources for poster presentations compiled by Frederick Stoss, University at Buffalo Libraries.
Journal Tables of Contents service for over 14,000 journals.
Date revised: July, 2014