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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Thousands of full text reference titles across literature, music, business, 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.

Theatre in Video
Contains over 400 plays & over 100 documentaries available online in streaming video, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors & directors.
Project MUSE
Includes the full text of over 320 scholarly journals in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences fields.
Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL)
Collection of the most important literary works of Classical & Medieval civilization. Search or browse by title, author, genre & language.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Meaning, history & pronunciation of 600,000 English words, past & present. Updated quarterly.
Oxford Reference Online
Contains general & subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks & chronologies. Search across specific books or subject areas.
Oxford University Press Journals
Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology.
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).
MLA Directory of Periodicals
Provides detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography.
MLA International Bibliography - EBSCOhost
Bibliography of journal articles, books & dissertations. Contains over 2.2 million citations from over 4,400 journals/series & 1,000 book publishers.
Literary Reference Center Plus
A comprehensive fulltext database providing information on thousands of authors & their works from major reference works, books & literary journals.
Historical Abstracts (European and World history)
Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
Ingenta
Contains citations to research articles from over 13,500 scholarly & popular journals. Coverage includes the humanities, social sciences & science.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - VIII Complement Collections and Life Sciences

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

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

 

Beta from JSTOR:

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

Films on Demand - English
Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
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.

First Nations Periodical Index

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

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.
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.
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.
Chaucer Bibliography Online
Provides citations to research literature on English writer Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-c.1400) from scholarly journals, books, and other sources.
CBCA Complete (Proquest)

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

 

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

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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