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Why Use Books?
- Books are extremely valuable resources when doing in-depth research on a topic! Authors have hundreds of pages to give detailed explanations and background information surrounding the various facets of your research interest.
- Using this kind of in-depth information will make it easier to form a research question or thesis statement (or even spark your inspiration)
- The bibliographies found in books are extensive, and will point you to other resources to add to your own resource list.
- Remember: scholars write journal articles under the assumption that you already have a relatively thorough understanding of the topic – this means that you will likely not find the foundational information needed for your topic in the beginning stages of your research process. In this sense, books become indispensable
Laurentian uses LC Classification. Some patrons may wish to browse for books in the stacks; Nursingis generally classified under Medicine (R), more specifically Nursing holds the classification RT.
Various designations under Medicine (R):
RA: Public aspects of medicine
RC: Internal medicine
RG: Gynecology and obstetrics
RM: Therapeutics; pharmacology
RS: Pharmacy and materia medica
RZ: Other systems of medicine
Searching the Catalogue
The catalogue is your primary tool for finding books in the J.N. Desmarais Library. You can also use the catalogue to find other materials, including government publications and journals (the journals themselves--not individual articles).
You can search the catalogue by:
- Journal Title
When you know the book you are searching for, pick Title or Author; when you are searching for a topic, start with Keyword unless you know the exact Subject heading describing your topic.
More on searching the Catalogue is available in Module 5 of the Research Skills Tutorial in D2L.
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- Eighteenth Century Journals
Description: Bringing together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, this resource illuminates all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered are wide-ranging and include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion.
Description: A major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing "international journals in the following fields: drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering/instrumentation." There is selective coverage for nursing, psychology, and alternative medicine. An online database of biomedical literature - the computerized version of the 42 print Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals. Embase is an alternative to Medline/PubMed; 40% of the journals indexed in Embase are not indexed in Medline; it is a place to find non-North American material; 75% of articles are from journals published in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Finally, is is a place to find recently published articles; articles appear within 10 days of being sent to the database
- Emerald E-book Collection
Description: over 1,500 ebooks in business, economics, management, and the social sciences
- Empire Online
Description: A collection of over 70,000 images of original manuscripts and printed material, 1492-1969, taken from libraries and archives around the world, including Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceania, and South Asia. The collection is currently divided into five thematic sections: I. Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969 II. Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire III. The Visible Empire IV. Religion and Empire V. Race, Class, imperialism and Colonialism
- Encyclopaedia Universalis
Description: With more than 30 000 articles and 17 000 media resources linked to one another, Encyclopaedia Universalis online covers a full range of fields of knowledge and is the largest general online encyclopedia in French.
- Encyclopedia Britannica
Description: The premier general reference resource in English to access the universe of knowledge.
- English Short Title Catalogue
Description: The ESTC is designed to include a bibliographic record, with holdings, of every surviving copy of letterpress produced in Great Britain or any of its colonies, in any language, worldwide, from 1473-1800. In order to increase access to these items, it includes references to microfilm, digital, and other facsimile versions. All of its records are fully searchable online. The ESTC is the joint effort of the British Library, the American Antiquarian Society, the ESTC/NA, and our many contributing libraries throughout the world.
- ERIC (ProQuest)
Description: ERIC provides education research literature (in the context of the North American educational system) to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. ERIC includes journal articles, conference proceedings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and books. Coverage starts in 1966.
Description: Canadian French-language database with over 100 full-text journals in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Also contains nearly 20 French-language e-books.
Description: The gateway to energy technology discoveries, ETDEWEB includes information on energy R&D; energy policy and planning; basic sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry and biomedical) and materials research; the environmental impact of energy production and use, including climate change; energy conservation; nuclear (e.g., reactors, isotopes, waste management); coal and fossil fuels; renewable energy technologies (e.g., solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro.
- EThOS — E-Theses Online Service
Description: EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. There are approximately 380,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 120,000 of these also provide access to the full text thesis, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository.
Description: Canadian French-language database containing more than 14000 reliable and pertinent reports and news sources covering international, national, regional and local news.
- European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
Description: Contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.
- Evidence Based Medicine Reviews Multifile
Description: Provides systematic reviews of topics; article reviews; and access to definitive controlled trials in the area of evidence based medicine. Incudes 1. EBM Reviews - Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005--; 2. Database Field Guide EBM Reviews - ACP Journal Club 1991- , 3. Database Field Guide EBM Reviews - Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, 4. Database Field Guide EBM Reviews - Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials 4. Database Field Guide EBM Reviews - Cochrane Methodology Register 5. Database Field Guide EBM Reviews - Health Technology Assessment 6. Database Field Guide EBM Reviews - 7. NHS Economic Evaluation Database
- Evidence-based Synthesis Program Reports (US Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
Description: Provides timely and accurate syntheses of targeted health care topics of particular importance to policy makers.
- Film Literature Index
Description: Database devoted to the literature of film, television and video productions. The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001.
- Film & Television Literature Index
Description: Film & Television Literature Index is the definitive index to film and television literature. It is a bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.
- First Nations Periodical Index
Description: Contains journals of mainly Canadian First Nations content.
Description: close to 470 ebooks in the forensic and criminal science
Description: Multilingual social sciences and humanities database. English and French searching options available.
- French 17
Description: French 17 seeks to provide an annual survey of the work done each year in the general area of seventeenth-century French studies. It is as descriptive and complete as possible and includes summaries of articles, books, and book reviews. An item may be included in several numbers should a review of that item appear in subsequent years. French 17 lists not only works dealing with literary history and criticism, but also those which treat bibliography, linguistics and language, politics, society, philosophy, science, religion and the arts.
- Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
Description: "This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas." - from publisher
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description: Over 80 reference ebooks in multiple subject areas.
Description: Electronic library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Description: The American Geological Institute's GeoRef database provides a comprehensive history of geology and its subfields, with more than 2.9 million records. Years covered: 1693 - present.
Description: the bibliographic database for scientific publications of the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada. It over 60,000 records for ESS publications, including publications of the Geological Survey of Canada and the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Canada Topographic Maps and external publications authored by ESS scientists and specialists.
Description: "GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is built on a core database of peer-reviewed journals and is integrated with the GeoRef abstract and index service. The organization gives global researchers a single point of access to 45 full-text scholarly journals plus specialized searching capabilities and links to millions of relevant resources hosted elsewhere on the Web." (http://www.geoscienceworld.org/site/misc/about.xhtml)
- Globe & Mail (Historical)
Description: Canada's national newspaper. Articles and full page reproductions of the complete newspaper from 1844 to 2012.
- Google Scholar
Description: "Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature... across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites."
- GQuery (NCBI cross-database search)
Description: Global cross-database National Center for Biotechnology Information search. Some full text available.
- Grand Robert & Collins en Ligne
- Grand Robert en Ligne
Description: GreenFILE is a multidisciplinary database which relates the environment to a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Includes more than 538,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records. Years covered: 1969 - present.
- Grzimek's Animal Life
Description: Pronounced "Chim-meks," this online version of the classic print encyclopedia provides comprehensive information on thousands of species, including information on evolution and taxonomy, physical characteristics, distribution, habitat, behavior, feeding ecology and diet, reproductive biology, conservation status, and significance to humans
Description: Contains more than 1,400 law and law-related periodicals including most Canadian legal journals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. This is to be preferred to Lexis-Nexis since the articles appear as they do in the print journal.
Description: The Héritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 40 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.
- Historical Abstracts
Description: Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. Access is limited to 6 concurrent users.
- Historical Atlas of Canada
Description: Originally published in three volumes. This website makes many of the maps and much of the research data created for the Atlas available online.
- House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
Description: Includes over 200,000 House of Commons (Britain) sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688.
- Hubert Wenger Eskimo Database
Description: A collection of historical images, maps and written sources concerning Inuit/Eskimo peoples. Covers 19th and 20th century, but is not meant as a source of current information. The emphasis is on items written by explorers, missionaries, ethnographers, and others who were among the first non-natives to travel among these peoples. Out of print and hard to find materials were given priority.
- Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
Description: Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective™: 1907-1984 offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews.
- IEEE Xplore - Ebook Collection
Description: (over 2000 ebooks in engineering, computing and physical sciences)
- IEEE Xplore - Journals and Magazines
Description: Journals and magazines from IEEE.
- IMF eLibrary Data
Description: The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.
- IMSLP Petrucci Music Library
Description: "IMSLP stands for the International Music Score Library Project and was started in 2006." (http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:About) "The ultimate goal of the IMSLP is to gather all public domain music scores, in addition to the music scores of all contemporary composers (or their estates) who wish to release them to the public free of charge. However, another main goal of IMSLP is to facilitate the exchange of musical ideas outside of compositions: for example, the analysis of a particular piece of music." (http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Goals)
- Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
Description: Index of Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981 is a retrospective database that indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Content is also drawn from 38 printed compendia, which provides access to approximately 540,000 records. Coverage also includes: annual surveys of laws by jurisdiction; annual surveys of federal court cases; yearbooks and annual institutes.
- Institute of Physics (IOP) Journals
- Intelex Past Masters: Full-Text Humanities
Description: Encompasses the largest collection of primary source full-text electronic editions in philosophy in the world. Includes significant collections in the history of political thought and theory, religious studies, education, German studies, sociology, the history and philosophy of science, economics, and classics. Features definitive editions of the full corpora of the seminal figures in the history of the human sciences, including published and unpublished works, articles, essays, reviews, and correspondence. Publishes collections in English and English translation, German, French, Latin, Danish, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Also includes The English Letters Collection (letters or correspondence and in some cases the notebooks, diaries, and memoirs of the most significant figures in English cultural history, politics, religion and the arts), the Women Writers Collection, and the Pickering & Chatto Women's Studies Collection.
- International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Description: Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition (1968). Emphasizes the expanding influence of economics in social science research. Includes new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world.
- Internet Broadway Database
Description: Official archival database for Broadway theater information. Features information on current and past productions (from the 1700's to the present) in the Broadway theaters of New York City, including production statistics, dates, cast, crew and creative staff credits, roles, and related facts.
Description: ISIDORE is a platform of search allowing the access to digital data of Humanities and Social Sciences. Open to all and especially to teachers, researchers, PhD students, and students, it relies on the principles of Web of data and provides access to data in free access (open access).
- Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Description: Covers secondary sources pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books and journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).
- Jazz Music Library
Description: "The largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of jazz music, featuring thousands of jazz performers from legendary record labels. It currently provides streaming access to more than 130,000 tracks, with new recordings added monthly" - publisher's description.
- Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
Description: This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI so you and your team can integrate the world’s best evidence into your practice.
Description: JSTOR includes the archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. Note: Normally the journals in JSTOR are five years from current; further, all JSTOR journals are available through the "Get it @ Laurentian" link from other databases. JSTOR should NOT be used as at the first resort.
- Labour Studies Index
Description: Open-access index of recent publications in Canadian labour studies including books, book chapters, journal articles, reviews, commissioned reports, and theses. Indexes comprehensively the journals Labour/Le Travail, Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations and Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society. The Index is produced by Desmond Maley and Dan Scott, J.-N. Desmarais Library, Laurentian University.
- LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)
Description: "A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider."
- LexisNexis Academic
Description: Lexis-Nexis Academic is a rich source of news, business and legal information.
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISA)
Description: Indexes the fields of librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, among others. It covers about 560 core journals, 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; in addition to books, research reports and conference proceedings. Since the mid-1960s.
- Libris Canadiana
Description: The Libris database provides word, title, author and subject access to material published in a number of Canadian periodicals of historical significance, including Maclean's Magazine, The Financial Post, The Monetary Times of Canada, Massey's Magazine, The Canadian Bookman, The Canadian Forum, The Canadian Magazine, Saturday Night, Everywoman's World and The University Magazine. For students, researchers and the general public, the database is nothing less than a window into the social and cultural life of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Libris is growing, and currently contains some 310,000 citations, with annotations (and for Maclean's Magazine, comprehensive abstracts).
- Literature Online (LION)
Description: "With over a third of a million full-text works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with the definitive online criticism and reference library, Literature Online is the world's largest cross-searchable database of literature and criticism." -- publisher's description.
- Literature Resource Center
Description: Find 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.
- LU ZONE
Description: Institutional repository that distributes and preserves the scholarly work of LU faculty. It is a space for faculty to support the dissemination of knowledge created at Laurentian.
Description: MagPortal.com® is a search engine and directory for finding online magazine articles. It also provides feeds for use on other websites
- Mass Observation Online
Description: Mass Observation Online makes available original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. It offers access to one of the most important archives for the study of social history in the modern era. The material covers the end of the ‘Hungry Thirties’ when the impact of the Depression was still being felt, the onset of war, the Blitz and war on the home front and the post-war world, with the rise of consumerism and television.
- Medieval Travel Writing
Description: This collection presents manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia. The collection also includes a number of important accounts of travels to or through the Holy Land. It features a number of medieval maps, individual manuscript illuminations, and some modern translations of key travel texts.
- Medline (Ovid)
Description: The latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,500 biomedicine and life sciences journals in nearly 40 languages.
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Description: The standard resource for American English, published by Britannica.
- MINABS: Mineralogical Abstracts (1982-2008)
Description: A research tool for researchers working in the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental mineralogy, and related topics. The database – which contains more than 135,000 abstracts of papers published between 1982 and 2008 – originated from the paper journal Mineralogical Abstracts, a publication of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland.
- MLA International Bibliography
Description: Covers literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. Since 1926.
Description: over 20,000 ebooks in multiple subject areas
- NARIC - National Rehabilitation Information Center
Description: American rehabilitation literature resource containing articles, books, reports and studies.
- NASA Astrophysics Data System
Description: "The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 9.8 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints."
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database
Description: Contains summaries of the more than 220,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection. This Database contains abstracts, not full-text documents.
- National Forest Service Library
Description: The National Forest Service Library catalog (FS INFO) is an online index of natural resources publications, including Forest Service literature. FS INFO provides citations to forestry and forestry-related natural resource literature, links to full text (pdf) are provided when available.
- Native Health Database
Description: The University of New Mexico's Native Health Database
- Naxos Music Library
Description: "Complete catalogues or selected recordings of over 400 independent labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, EMI Classics, Erato, Haenssler Classic, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine, Teldec, Vanguard Classics, Virgin Classics and Warner Classics. ...More than 78,760 CD-length recordings equivalent to 1,132,100 tracks uploaded, with addition of over 1,000 CD-length recordings every month." -- publisher's description.
- NFB (National Film Board)
Description: The NFB's online Screening Room features over 3,000 films, excerpts, trailers and interactive works (including) documentaries, animation, experimental films and fiction (with a Canadian context or perspective.) Faculty can activate additional CAMPUS tools on their personal NFB account to create playlists of film snippets ("chapters") and entire films for classes; contact Desmond Maley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
- Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue
Description: Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) defines the printed record of the English-speaking world from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War. Indexes all printed works published in Britain, its colonies and the United States of America, all printed works in English wherever published, and all translations from English. NSTC includes well-known and obscure works of literature, important translations, legal documents, political pamphlets, medical and scientific monographs, journals, and periodicals.
- North American Mammals
Description: This is a searchable database of all living mammals of North America from the Smithsonian.
- NOSM: Health Information Resource Centre Databases
Description: The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) collection of health-related research resources is available to the Laurentian University community. The NOSM collection includes resources that are not part of the Laurentian University collection.
- NOSM: Health Information Resource Centre E-Books
Description: The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) collection of health-related electronic books are available to Laurentian University students. The collection includes research databases that are not part of Laurentian University's list of electronic books.
- NOSM: Health Information Resource Centre E-Journals
Description: The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) collection of health-related electronic journals are available to Laurentian University students. The collection includes journal titles that are not part of Laurentian University's GetIt@Laurentian knowledge base, including Academic Search Premier.
- NRC (National Research Council) Journals
Description: Free access to over 100 000 back files of NRC Research Press journals, dating back to 1951.
- NUMDAN: Archives of French Mathematics Journals
Description: NUMDAM provides free access to bibliographical data and articles of french mathematical journals. For each journal, all the volumes published up to year 2000 have been retro-digitzed.
- Nursing Resource Center
Description: Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.
- odesi (Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure)
Description: <odesi> is a web-based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool. It is the product of a unique partnership between university libraries, business, and government, which greatly improves access to statistical data for researchers, teachers, and students. <odesi> provides researchers the ability to search for survey questions (variables) across hundreds of datasets held in a growing number of collections. <odesi> supports basic tabulation and analysis online, and allows for the downloading of most datasets into statistical software for further analysis. <odesi> provides unprecedented access to extensive collections of polling and social survey data. Key polling data collections include: Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) , Canadian Gallup, and Ipsos Reid . Statistics Canada's public-use survey data forms the core of <odesi>'s social survey data holdings. <odesi> is expanding its survey data to include other national and international data sources.
Description: OECD.Stat includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies. OECD.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across many databases under different themes such as agriculture and fisheries, development, economic projections, education and training, energy, environment, finance, globalisation, health, national accounts, productivity, regional statistics, social and welfare, etc.
- Ontario Population Health Index of Databases (OPHID)
Description: OPHID is a free database index resource for researchers, students, or anyone working on or with population health issues. It provides an on-line, searchable index of a wide variety of data sources relevant to Ontario (as well as Canada), details about their content, and how to gain access to them.
- OPHEA - H&PE Curriculum Resources
Description: To access full-text content click on "Click to Access H&PE Curriculum Resources" button (bottom right hand corner). Ophea works in partnership with school boards, public health, government, non-government organizations, and private sector organizations to develop groundbreaking programs and services that support healthy active schools and communities.
- OPHEA - Safety Guidelines
Description: To access full-text content click on "Click to Access Safety Guidelines" button (bottom right corner). The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines, managed by Ophea, represent the minimum standards for risk management practice for school boards. They focus the attention of teachers, intramural supervisors and coaches on safe practices, in every activity, in order to minimize the element of risk.
- Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles
Description: Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is a new kind of electronic textbase for research and discovery. As a new kind of history of women's writing, it seeks to further the study and understanding of literature, focusing particularly on the part women have played in its development.
- OVID Nursing Journals
Description: Access to 450 full text journals in nursing (including subsets of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Health Profession, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Humanities, Nursing, Patient Education, Pharmacology, Physical Science & Engineering, Public Health and Science).
- Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Description: The most important research tool for the discovery of the English language in all of its permutations.
- Oxford Handbooks of Archaeology
Description: Contains a slew of specialized handbooks
- Oxford Handbooks Online
Description: Contains a vast array of handbooks in humanities and social sciences disciplines.
- Oxford Reference Online
Description: Access 30 Oxford University Press encyclopedias on all subject areas.
- Oxford Scholarship Online
Description: Over 13,960 ebooks in multiple subject areas.
- Oxford Music Online
Description: Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users
- PAIS International
Description: Covers public and social policy and the social sciences in general. Indexes journal articles, books, government documents (with emphasis on Canada, the U.S., and the United Nations), statistical compilations, committee reports, and directories. Includes: PAISArchive 1915-1976 & PAIS International from 1972 to the present.
- Periodicals Archive Online
Description: Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
Description: European French-language humanities and social sciences database. Can also be accessed through Érudit (include in search parameters during search).
- Philosopher's Index
Description: The Philosopher's Index is a comprehensive, bibliographic database covering worldwide research in all areas of philosophy. It features: the inclusion of documents from philosophy and interdisciplinary publications, extensive indexing, and author-written abstracts. Philosophers prescreen potential source documents for relevance to the field of philosophy; this enables the inclusion of articles from interdisciplinary journals and contributions from interdisciplinary anthologies that pertain to philosophy. The database provides global coverage, with source publications from more than 135 countries, and has records from 1940 to present, with additional records dating back to 1902. It includes more than 530,000 records in 37 languages. Sources includes: journals (print and e-journal articles from more than 1600 philosophy and interdisciplinary journals); books/monographs, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and book series; anthologies; contributions to anthologies from philosophy and interdisciplinary anthologies; and book reviews.
Description: PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. We monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. We also host the largest open access archive in philosophy.
- PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress
Description: Database providing citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.
- Population Index
Description: The primary reference tool to the world's population literature, Population Index presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. The website contains 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in the period 1986-2000.
- Project MUSE
Description: Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, and gender studies.
- Proquest Asian Business & Reference
Description: ProQuest Asian Business and Reference offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. A great deal of information on international trade is available as well. News and current awareness sources Frequently updated full-text coverage of political, social, economic, cultural, financial, and business news stories at national and regional levels from key newspapers, magazines, and journals. Country information and statistics Political, economic, social, and business profiles; guides and outlooks; core national and regional statistics; frequently updated economic, financial, and demographic series and analysis. People and institutions Organizational, directory, and biographical information for national government, the civil service, and business and cultural organizations. Policy and analysis National and regional level full-text archive of white papers, government documents, journals, and legislation, complete with selected topic analysis.
- ProQuest Asian Business & Reference
Description: ProQuest Asian Business and Reference offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.
- ProQuest Business Databases
Description: Searches through the following databases: ABI/Inform Global, ABI/Inform Trade & Industry, and Proquest Asian Business & Reference
- ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
Description: This database includes 2.7 million searchable citations to doctoral dissertation and Master's theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Full text has been added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Those not available full-text may be ordered privately; they are not normally available through interlibrary loan.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail (1844-2010)
Description: This historical Canadian newspaper provides students with online first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2013)
Description: This historical newspaper provides students with online first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
- ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
Description: Health care information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine. Includes over 890 full-text journals and 12,300 full-text dissertations.
- ProQuest Platform Databases
Description: Multidisciplinary platform containing many databases in multiple disciplines, such as the humanities, social sciences, education, arts and natural sciences.
- ProQuest Political Science
Description: Covers political science and international relations, including topics such as comparative politics, political economy, international development, and environmental policy, since 1985. Includes PAIS and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, as well as dissertations and working papers of the Political Science Research Network.
Description: PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.
Description: Over 2,800 ebooks in psychology.
Description: Full-text database of book and film reviews from 1956 to 2017, when the database was discontinued. Provides insights from a psychological perspective.
Description: PsycINFO is an electronic bibliographic database providing abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. Updated weekly, PsycINFO provides access to journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations.
Description: PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information. Descriptive summaries of the test and its development and administration, mostly drawn from articles in peer-reviewed journals or books, with downloadable tests. The Master Test Profile summarizes the test and provides purpose and construct; records for development, review, or use provide additional details. In addition to information on number of items, test format, administration method, and so on, 518 records contain Supporting Documentation, such as answer sheets, instructions, guides, check lists, or record sheets. Dates of coverage are early 1900s-Present
Description: PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
- Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
Description: Provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century" - publisher's website.
- Regional Business News
Description: This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.
Description: REHABDATA, produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center, is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. The database describes over 80,000 documents covering physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment, and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities. The collection spans 1956 to the present. REHABDATA results may also include abstracts from the international research collection, originally developed by CIRRIE. More than 120,000 documents are abstracted in this database. NARIC adds approximately 4,000 items to REHABDATA each year, including 1,000 international research documents.
- RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
Description: "Over 1400 archives from 75 countries have contributed about 1.2 million research pieces from 1,500 journals and 3,300 working paper series."
Description: European French-language database with more than 200 full-text journals in the humanities and social sciences.
- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Description: Compiled by music librarians worldwide, this comprehensive database includes citations, abstracts, and subject indexing. Provides broad yet detailed coverage that facilitates both focused research and browsing. Coverage spans 1967 to the present; the database is updated monthly. However, the documentation of conference proceedings goes back to 1835 and further retrospective coverage is planned.
- Royal Society of Chemistry Journals
Description: Scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals and books.
- Sage Journals
Description: More than 750 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 300 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.
- Sage Knowledge Collection
Description: Provides an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks. The e-reference publications are available full-text.
- Scholars GeoPortal
Description: Scholars GeoPortal is your tool to access geospatial datasets licensed by your university library. The GeoPortal includes land-based vector data (water, cultural features, etc.), census geography, orthophotography, and more. The collection currently includes data from Statistics Canada (through the Data Liberation Initiative), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (through the Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange), and DMTI Spatial Inc. Data from these providers is continually being added to the portal.
- Scholars Portal
Description: Scholars Portal is a service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries. Founded in 2002, Scholars Portal provides a shared technology infrastructure and shared collections for all 21 university libraries in the province.
- Scholars Portal - Ebooks
Description: Over 345,000 ebooks in multiple subject areas. Select Full Text Only to find only those ebooks with full text.
- Scholars Portal - Ejournals
Description: Scholars Portal is a digital repository of over 20 million scholarly articles drawn from journals covering every academic discipline.
Description: A full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and 26,000 books in the fields of physical, life, health and social sciences, engineering and the humanities.
- SciFinder Scholar
First time users of SciFinder will need to register at https://goo.gl/6Tdmt2 before being allowed access.
Description: Scifinder Scholar is a database specialized in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, medicine, materials sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and related disciplines.
- Slavery Abolition and Social Justice, 1490 - 2007
Description: "This resource is designed as an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period, between 1490 and 2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social-justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today."
- Social Services Abstracts
Description: provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
- Social Work Abstracts
Description: Offers extensive coverage of more than 900 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Access is limited to 4 concurrent users.
- Sociological Abstracts
Description: Covers the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences since 1952. Also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers.
Description: Database of intervention studies across the scope of speech pathology practice.
Description: Covers all subjects related to sports, including kinesiology, sport administration, sport psychology, education, coaching, nutrition, public heath, rehabilitation, and therapy. Access is limited to 4 concurrent users.
- Springer LINK
Description: SpringerLink currently offers 2,777 fully peer-reviewed journals and 56,704 books online.
- Sudbury Star Online Archives
Description: The Sudbury Star Archive is an online database accessible over the Internet that provides subject access to full text articles from the Sudbury Star from 1999 to the present.
- Taylor & Francis E-books
Description: More than 15,000 e-books in multiple subject areas.
- Taylor & Francis Online
Description: Multidisciplinary platform containing many databases in different disciplines, such as the humanities, social sciences, education, arts and natural sciences. Includes content from Routledge.
- Teacher Reference Center
Description: Provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 peer-reviewed journals. Topics covered include Best Practices, Curriculum Development, Literacy Standards, Pedagogical Research, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Science & Mathematics, School Administration etc.
- TEL — Multidisciplinary Theses Server
Description: The purpose of TEL (thèses-EN-ligne) is to facilitate the self archiving of thesis manuscripts, which are important documents for direct scientific communication between scientists.
- Termium Plus
Description: The data bank has nearly four million general and specialized terms and offers French/English and some Spanish/Portuguese equivalents for each. It contains abbreviations, acronyms, synonyms, geographical names, official titles of organizations, titles of legislation and programs, phraseological units and examples of usage. It also contains 14 writing and translation tools that offer advice on style and usage issues in French, English and Spanish. Each of these tools focuses on a specific type of difficulty, such as conjugations, grammar and writing standards.
- The Canadian Encyclopedia (TCE)
Description: "Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia has provided the most comprehensive, objective and accurate source of information on Canada for students, readers and scholars across Canada and throughout the world" - publisher's description. Also includes The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
- Theses Canada
Description: "Canadian universities participate in the program voluntarily by submitting approved theses and dissertation to Theses Canada." Published by Library and Archives Canada.
Description: Thèses.fr lists all theses defended since 2006 for French institutions who chose deposit their theses in electronic format (more than 6000 theses). Note that full-text access is not always available depending upon whether permission to post a thesis online has been granted by the doctoral author or right-holders of the thesis. In September of 2011, data from the Fichier central des thèses (containing over 66 000 thesesin progress in universities, primarily in literatuure, the social sciences and the humanities) were added to Thèses.fr.
- TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists)
Description: Provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals. Where possible, links are given to articles for which the full text or an abstract is available online (about 15%). The project began to archive current tables of contents in 1992, and now contains circa 185 journals, and over 45,000 articles
- Ulrichsweb: Global Serials Directory
Description: Provides detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, and newsletters. Ulrichsweb covers more than 900 subject areas. Ulrich's records provide data points such as ISSN, publisher, language, subject, abstracting & indexing coverage, full-text database coverage, tables of contents, and reviews. -- Publisher's description.
- Understanding Shakespeare
Description: Faire le lien entre des textes numérisés provenant de la Folger Shakespeare Library et des articles de JSTOR. Choisissez une pièce. Cliquez sur une tirade. Voyez instantanément des articles dans JSTOR qui mentionne la tirade.
Description: "UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. More than 5,700 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality." It is a NOSM registered Database
- ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals
Description: ViVa is a current bibliography of articles about women's and gender history. Articles published in English, French, German and Dutch are selected from more than eighty European, American and Indian Journals.
- Wall Street Journal Current Digital Microform
Description: Covering the WALL STREET JOURNAL - EASTERN EDITION from 2008.
Description: WAVES is the DFO (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) Library's online catalogue and is the main access point to over 600,000 books, journals, and government documents. It is a comprehensive resource of DFO publications with links to over 30,000 DFO items in digital format. Many publications and resources are available in full text at the click of a mouse.
- Web of Science
Description: A comprehensive research platform that brings together many different types of content including journal articles, patents, websites, conference proceedings, and open access material. Web of Science is located within Web of Knowledge. This resource offers access to journal articles in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Web of Science contains over 100 years of research, fully indexed and cross-searchable.
- Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
Description: an A-Z encyclopedia providing a comprehensive, definitive, and up-to-date reference of the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process. A vital reference work for all professionals working in the field, this resource provides essential information for forensic scientists, doctors, practicing and academic lawyers, paralegals, police, crime scene investigators, analytical chemists, behavioral scientists, and toxicologists.
- Wiley Online Library
Description: Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities with access to over 6 million articles from over 1500 journals, over 16,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.
- Women in Politics Bibliographic Database
Description: International coverage of women in politics since 1948. Created and maintained by the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
- World Bank Open Data
Description: Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe, including World Development Indicators (WDI) and other datasets.
Description: The world's largest database of library collections in North America and abroad, including Laurentian's.
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Description: Cette base de données donne accès aux références et abrégés provenants de revues internationales en science politique et ses domaines complémentaires tels que relations internationales, politique publique, administration publique et droit. (Avec nos remerciements à la Bibliothèque de l’Université d’Ottawa pour le texte en français)
In addition to books, you may wish to search for book-length Master's theses or Ph.D dissertations.
Best bet: Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest).
If you are also looking for recent theses or dissertations produced by Laurentian graduates, check out our Research Repository - LUZONE. Note that since 2013, before graduation all Masters and Doctoral candidates MUST deposit their theses or dissertations in this repository.