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Quick Tips on Preparing for Research
Before you start:
- understand the key terms you may be using as well as the general area that interests you;
- think about ways to narrow your topic, making it as specific as possible (unless you have been given a specific topic to research!);
- create a thesis statement;
- list the main concepts (key words) included in your thesis statement (research question), then based on your readings;
- find as many synonyms as you can for each main concept. You are now ready to start searching in the library's catalogue and databases.
When you are looking for definitions or if you don’t know much about a specific subject, reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias become invaluable because they contain relatively short—and understandable—articles. These articles often lay out the parameters of a subject and can assist you in trying to narrow your topic. Often such articles are accompanied by lists of readings (bibliographies) which allow you to explore your topic further.
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.
E-books are located in two different places:
- Some may be located by using the library’s catalogue. These records will have[electronic resource] in the title.
- E-books can also be located by searching in e-book collections. Searching in these collections is the same as searching in a database.
Recommended E-Book Collections
- ABI/Inform Global
Description: ABI/INFORM Global™ is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market, offering the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. It includes in-depth coverage from thousands of publications, most of them in full-text. With ABI/INFORM Global, users can find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape. ABI/INFORM Global includes ABI/INFORM Archive, which offers a deep backfile of many of the most important business journals of the last century.
- ABI/Inform Trade & Industry
Description: With thousands of titles, most of them in full text, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry™ provides business professionals with critical information about companies, products, and executives as well as in-depth news and analysis of industry trends and developments. With ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, users can study and compare specific industries such as food & drink, pharmacy, telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, and petrochemicals.
- Abstracts in Anthropology
Description: Contains summaries of articles in Abstracts in Anthropology since 2008, about Anthropology, related fields, Archaeology and Linguistics.
- Academic OneFile
Description: More than 14,000 titles, including more than 9,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 6,000 in full text. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects since 1980.
- ACLS Humanities Ebooks
Description: over 6,200 ebooks in the humanities
- ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library
Description: The ACM DL is a vast collection of citations and full text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.
- ACS Web Editions
Description: Provides access to the American Chemical Society (ACS) online journals.
Description: AgeLine focuses exclusively on the population aged 50+ and issues of aging. AgeLine is the premier source for the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. AgeLine indexes over 200 journals, books, book chapters, and reports. Publication coverage is from 1978 to the present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977
Description: AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.
- Alcohol Studies Database
Description: "Contains over 80,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials."
- America: History and Life
Description: Covers literature on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada from prehistory to the present. The index includes 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910. Access is limited to 6 concurrent users.
- American Mathematical Society (Proceedings and Transactions)
Description: A monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of mathematics published by the American A monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of mathematics published by the American Mathematical Society. Established in 1900, this journal publishes articles from all areas of pure and applied mathematics, including topology, geometry, analysis, algebra, number theory, combinatorics, logic, probability and statistics.
- Année philologique
Description: This is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. L’Année philologique covers a wide array of subjects, including Greek and Latin literature and linguistics—which includes early Christian texts and patristics—Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy. Abstracts of journal articles are in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian. Books entries often include tables of contents and book review information. Access is limited to 5 concurrent users.
- Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
Description: The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature contains 880,000 records, covering monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards.
- Annual Review of Anthropology
Description: Note: Works better in Mozilla Firefox. Comprehensive review of the literature in anthropology. Identifies major tends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of anthropology.
- Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Description: From 1963 - present (http://www.annualreviews.org/)
- Annual Review of Biochemistry
Description: Annual Reviews offers comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. 1932 - Present
- Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology
Description: Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide you to the principal contributions and help you keep up to date in Cell and Developmental Biology.
- Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Description: Annual Reviews offer comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. From 1973 - Present
- Annual Review of Physical Chemistry
Description: From 1950 - Present: Annual Reviews offers comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. (http://www.annualreviews.org/)
- Annual Review of Political Science
Description: "Covers significant developments in the field of Political Science including political theory and philosophy, international relations, political economy, political behavior, American and comparative politics, public administration and policy, and methodology" since 1998 - Publisher's website.
- Annual Review of Psychology
Description: Covers the significant developments in the field of psychology including biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, cognitive processes, animal learning and behavior, human development, psychopathology, clinical and counseling psychology, social psychology, personality, environmental psychology, and community psychology. Since 1950.
- Annual Review of Sociology
Description: Covers significant developments in the field of Sociology since 1975. Topics covered include major theoretical and methodological developments as well as current research in major sub-fields. Review chapters typically cover social processes, institutions and culture, organizations, political and economic sociology, stratification, demography, urban sociology, social policy, historical sociology, and major developments in sociology in other regions of the world.
- Annual Reviews
Description: Offers comprehensive collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists for 40 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics.
- Anthropology Plus
Description: A compilation of the Anthropological Index Online and Anthropological Literature databases, this resource is an extensive index of bibliographic materials covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research.
Description: Is a digital searchable database containing the past, present and future publications of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). It includes: more than 250,000 articles from AAA journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs in a single place, and cross-disciplinary resources for all things anthropological.
- Art & Architecture Source
Description: This database covers a broad range of related subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. This database features full-text articles—as well as detailed indexing and abstracts—for an array of journals, books and more. International in scope, Art & Architecture Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch and is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.
- ARTFL (American Research on the Treasury of the French Language) Project
Description: ARTFL Project is a consortium-based service that provides its members with access to North America's largest collection of digitized French resources. Along with ARTFL's flagship database ARTFL-FRANTEXT, ARTFL members are also given access to a large variety of other Subscriber Databases. ARTFL also supports many Public Access databases including the Dictionnaires d'autrefois, the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert, and the Bibliothèque Bleue de Troyes.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Description: Fully indexes over 1,700 arts and humanities journals, as well as selected items over 250 scientific and social sciences journals — from 1975 to present. Covering subjects that include archaeology, art, architecture, asian studies, classics, dance, folklore, history, language, linguistics, literary reviews, literature, music, philosophy, poetry, radio, television, & film, religion and theatre.
Description: The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
- ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Description: This database contains research on aquatic organisms for scientists researching the world's living aquatic resources. Marine, freshwater and brackish water organisms and environments are examined, including biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, and legal, policy and socioeconomic issues.
- ASTIS Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) database
Description: The ASTIS database contains 16,200 records describing research projects conducted in Canada's three northern territories since 1974. Coverage of publications include reports from government agencies, industry, First Nations, and universities as well as journal articles, conference papers, theses and books. ASTIS is maintained by the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary, and is part of the Canadian Polar Information Network.
- ASTM Standards
Description: The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Digital Library provides you instant access to the digital edition of nearly every ASTM International book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years.
- Athabasca University Press
Description: The Press' geographical focus is on Canada, the North American West, and the Circumpolar North. One of its mandates is to publish innovative and experimental works (in both fiction and non-fiction) that challenge established canons, subjects, and formats. We promote neglected forms such as diary, memoir, and oral history.
- ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Description: Database containing journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in religion and theology. Full text is provided for more than 380,000 electronic articles and book reviews from more than 220 journals.
- ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS
Description: Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS provides coverage extending back into the 19th century with the 1881 as the earliest date of coverage. ATLAS PLUS offers users access to a growing list of more than 425 full-text titles, including all of the full-text titles in ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in 16 languages from more than 30 different countries. Full-text journal articles and reviews are selected for inclusion based on their scholarly merit and scope. By upgrading to ATLAS PLUS from ATLAS, sites will gain access to more than 100 new full-text titles at launch.
- Atlas of Canada
Description: Atlas of Canada offers a rich treasury of geographic information for all Canadians. You'll find hundreds of online maps about Canada's environment, society, economy and history.
- A to Z E-Journals
Description: Lists all e-journal subscriptions of the J.N. Desmarais Library. Searchable by title and subject.
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Description: The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals is published by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. It offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. It contains over seven hundred American and international journals including not only scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Articles are included from key publications such as American Architect, Domus, Dwell, and El Croquis, as well as architectural articles from art and planning journals such as Burlington Magazine, Journal of Green Building, Metropolitan Museum Journal, and Urban Land. Avery Index also contains references to more than thirteen thousand obituary citations thereby providing architects, architectural historians, and researchers with an excellent source of biographical and professional information about architects. Among the obituaries indexed are those from four crucial American periodicals since their inception: American Architect (1876), Architectural Forum (1892), Architectural Record (1891), and Progressive Architecture (1920). The Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects is indexed as far back as 1865, providing an extensive record of English architects.
- BDSP (Banque de données en santé publique)
Description: Public health database with information in French and English.
- bepress Legal Repository
Description: The bepress Legal Repository is a network of law-related research materials. Law schools, research units, institutes, centers, think tanks, conferences, and other subject-appropriate groups post materials to specific publications (e.g., the USC Working Paper Series). This high-quality content may be downloaded freely by interested readers.
- Bibliography of Canadian Geomorphology
Description: Bibliography of Canadian Geomorphology is a searchable database dedicated to identifying publications and presentations describing the practice and application of geomorphology in Canada. Included are over 25,000 records related to the fields of aeolian, applied, coastal, fluvial, glacial, hillslope, karst, periglacial, permafrost and offshore geomorphology. The database also includes records describing Canadian Quaternary/Holocene environments and a substantial body of records related to Canadian hydrology.
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
Description: A bibliographic database 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.
- Bibliothèque numérique de la francophonie des Amériques
Description: Contains more than 2500 freely available French-language books. Registration with the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques necessary for access.
- Bibliothèque numérique Les classiques des sciences sociales
Description: Contains nearly 6000 freely-available French-language books in the social sciences and humanities.
- Bibliothèque numérique TV5MONDE
Description: 201 classics of Francophone literature, available freely.
- Bibliothèque universelle de l'ABU
Description: Open access collection of full-text francophone works in the public domain.
- Bioline International
Description: "Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. BI's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development." (from publisher's website)
- BioOne Complete
Description: BioOne bibliographic database is an indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts that link to the fulltext articles available from the BioOne organization. BioOne provides a unique aggregation of over 82 high-impact bioscience research journals from more than 66 publishers.
- BIOSIS Citation Index
Description: Provides comprehensive view of life sciences research since 1926.
- Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1903-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Description: Reflecting nearly eight decades of H.W. Wilson’s Book Review Digest, this Retrospective database provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Virtually every major idea that shaped the 20th century found expression in books. The reactions to those ideas are reflected in the reviews of those books, and this database makes it easy to search this vast record of information.
- Books at Ovid
Description: over 450 ebooks in the health sciences
- Business Source Complete
Description: "Indexes and abstracts the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals" - publisher's description (4/1/2013).
- Cabell's Scholarly Analytics
Description: "Search, filter, and compare academic publications for all of your career or institutional goals." (from publisher's website)
Description: European French-language database with over 200 full-text journals in the humanities and social sciences.
- Campbell Collaboration
Description: Campbell Systematic Reviews is the peer-reviewed online monograph series of systematic reviews prepared under the editorial control of the Campbell Collaboration. Campbell systematic reviews follow structured guidelines and standards for summarizing the international research evidence on the effects of interventions in crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare.
- Canadiana Online
Description: Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is the first large-scale online collection of early Canadian print heritage. It currently offers twelve online collections totalling several hundred thousand digitized titles, including books, magazines and government documents.
- Canadian Book Review Annual
Description: CBRAonline provides users with access to more than 30,000 authoritative reviews of Canadian books with over 50 new reviews added each month.
- Canadian Business & Current Affairs™ (CBCA) Complete
Description: More than 4.5 million records from 1,730 titles covering current events, business, education, science, the arts, and academic information as produced in Canada. The database also includes a few Canadian legal journals that are in neither Hein Online nor Lexis-Nexis, also full-text.
- Canadian Company Capabilities
Description: Over 50,000 companies that can supply your organization with the goods, services and technology it needs.
- Canadian Feature Film Database
Description: The database compiles the principal credits of every Canadian feature film from 1913 to 2006, establishes a list of Canadian feature films from published information up to 2006 and features over 4,300 films.
- Canadian Labour History Bibliography, 1976-2009
Description: Historical studies of Canadian labour from 1800 to 1975.
- Canadian Music Periodical Index
Description: The CMPI database includes over 37 000 entries on articles dating from the late-19th century to the present day. 630 Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines are represented here, almost 200 of which are currently active and continue to be indexed. The CMPI database focusses on articles and news items touching various aspects of musical activity in Canada. In addition, since 1999, significant articles on international music and musicians, published in Canadian periodicals, have been added to the index.
- Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies
Description: Includes national and leading regional papers such as National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Times-Colonist.
- Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly (CPI.Q)
Description: The CPI provides access to articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, selected sections of the Globe and Mail, Canadian biographies and other reference content from Gale™, all with a Canadian focus. Indexing from 1980 to present; Full-text articles from 1983 to present.
Description: Published open-access by the Canadian Legal Information Institute. Provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. Includes arbitration awards.
- CANSIM from CHASS
Description: Canadian socio-economic information management system (CANSIM) - provides statistics on labour, health, income, trade, education, manufacturing, investment and more.
- CANSIM (Statistics Canada)
Description: CANSIM is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
- Career Cruising
Description: Interactive career guide featuring multimedia interviews with real people in every career, in-depth occupational profiles and information on colleges and universities.
- Catalogue of Laurentian University
Description: The catalogue is a tool for finding books,e-books, government publications, journals (the journals themselves--not individual articles), dictionaries and encyclopedias, videos and documents in our archives.
- Census returns (1825-1921)
Description: "Census returns are official Government of Canada records that enumerate the country’s population. [T]hey often include the age, occupation, ethnic origin, religious denomination and the place of birth for the persons listed. For each census, the records are arranged by province or territory, and then are divided into districts which usually correspond to counties and cities. Districts are typically divided into sub-districts, corresponding to townships, parishes and larger towns." (Library and Archives Canada)
- China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793 - 1980
Description: "Includes unique manuscript material drawn chiefly from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the British Library in London. Additional library and archival collections that are represented include Cambridge University Library, the Church Missionary Society Archive, the National Archives at Kew, and Duke University, among others. The collection includes letters, diaries, missionary periodicals, maps and drawings, and other documents to facilitate research into diplomatic and missionary interactions, as well as events related to business, trade, and tourism. Notable events such as the Macartney Embassy, Opium Wars, Taiping Rebellion, Boxer War, Great Leap Forward, Nixon visit, and more are represented by the documents included." (http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/china-trade-politics-and-culture-1793-1980)
Description: CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provides indexing for more than 2,980 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2,000,000 records dating back to 1981.
- Civil Engineering Database
Description: Free bibliographic database offering over 200,000 records of all publications by American Society of Civil Engineers. It is updated at the end of each month. The update includes the journal content for the following month and all other content published in the previous month.
- Classical Music Library
Description: "Comprehensive streaming audio collection of classical music.It currently provides streaming access to more than 140,000 tracks, including almost 50,000 recordings from EMI, and is growing monthly as new recordings are added." - publisher's description.
- Classical Scores Library
Description: Classical Scores Library contains 400,000 pages of classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 8,000 musical scores. Users can access multiple types of scores across various composers, genres, and time periods. It contains full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, as well as piano reductions. Alexander Street Press has rekeyed all opera, vocal, and choral texts to allow for deep searching and textual analysis.
- ClinicalKey (courtesy of NOSM)
Description: ClinicalKey is a search engine that retrieves clinical information and medical studies. Provides access to content that may be relevant to Nursing, Midwifery and any Health-related disciplines.
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005-
Description: The reviews are presented in two types: Cochrane Methodology Reviews are full-text systematic reviews of methodological studies. The reviews are both highly structured and systematic. Evidence from methodological research is included or excluded on the basis of explicit quality criteria, thus minimizing bias. Each review covers a specific and well-defined area of methodology. Data from studies are often combined statistically to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, which on their own may be too small to produce reliable results. In such cases, the review may also include graphs presenting the data from each individual study. Protocols provide place-markers for reviews, which are currently being written. They summarize the background and the rationale of the review.
- Cochrane Summaries
Description: A free-to-access resource that aims to summarize Cochrane Reviews, giving you key messages from the review of the science.
- Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
Description: This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science. The bibliographies are updated weekly from their original locations such that you'll always find the most recent versions here. The collection currently contains more than 3 million references (mostly to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports), clustered in about 1500 bibliographies, and consists of more than 2.3 GBytes (530MB gzipped) of BibTeX entries. More than 600 000 references contain crossreferences to citing or cited publications. More than 1 million references are available in full-text online. Abstracts are available for more than 800 000 entries. There are more than 2000 links to other sites carrying bibliographic information.
- Communication and Mass Media Complete
Description: CMMC incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth in the communication and mass media fields. CMMI offers cover-to-cover (core) indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected (priority) coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). CMMI contains a sophisticated controlled vocabulary and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable cited references for peer-reviewed journals covered as core).
Description: Compendex is an engineering literature database with over 17 million records from 73 countries across 190 engineering disciplines
- Computing Reviews
Description: A compilation of reviews of computing literature from http://computingreviews.com and the ACM.
- Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
Description: Searchable version of the Concise Oxford dictionary of literary terms provides access to over 1,000 literary terms and a pronunciation guide for over 200 troublesome phrases and terms.
- Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
Description: Reference tool for students, psychologists, researchers and academics, containing up-to-date and extensive coverage of the field of psychology. Coverage includes biological psychology and neuroscience, DSM diagnoses and psychopathological conditions, psychological and psychopharmacological treatment methods, psychological tests, scales, and assessment methods, developmental processes, research methods and statistical procedures, psychological societies and organizations, psychology from around the world and biographical entries on over 600 influential psychologists.
- CPG Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines Database
Description: A database of evidence-based Canadian clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Maintained by Joule™, a CMA company, it includes approximately 1,200 CPGs developed or endorsed by authoritative medical or health organizations in Canada.
- DART-Europe E-Theses Portal
Description: "DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses" - publisher's info.
- Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
Description: Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) is the part of Ovid's Evidence Based Medicine Reviews collection, and is produced by the expert and information staff of the National Health Services' Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD) at the University of York, England.DARE is a full text database containing critical assessments of systematic reviews from a variety of medical journals. DARE contains structured abstracts of systematic reviews from around the world. Its records cover topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment. DARE includes bi-directional links with Ovid MEDLINE and Ovid Full text.
- Defining Gender, 1450 - 1910
Description: "this new online project brings together approximately 60,000 images of original manuscript and printed material, including a strong core of documents from the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Ephemeral material such as ballads, cartoons and pamphlets is featured alongside diaries, advice literature, medical journals, conduct books and periodicals. Structured into five sections, Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online addresses Conduct and Politeness (Section I), Domesticity and the Family (Section II), Consumption and Leisure (Section III), Education and Sensibility (Section IV) and The Body (Section V)." (http://www.usc.edu/libraries/databases/records/database.php?db=CSL)
- Dictionary of Old English
Description: The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) Online defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period C.E. 1100-1500) and the Oxford English Dictionary, the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English.
- Directory of Open Access Books
Description: Over 5,000 peer-reviewed books from over 150 publishers.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
Description: "Database of open access journals covering all scientific and scholarly subjects. Primarily used to identify open access journal titles and forty percent of them are searchable at the article level. Journals can be browsed by title or by broad subject area. Articles are searchable by article author or title, ISSN, journal title, abstract, or key words. Full-text is not searchable but is fully accessible. To be included in the DOAJ, journals must use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access and must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control." (http://www.library.ucsb.edu/node/2350)
- Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest)
Description: "The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and 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. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works." -- publisher's info.
- Dissertations & Theses @ Laurentian University
Description: This database gives access to the dissertations and theses produced by students at Laurentian University
- DLI Beyond 20/20 Web Data Server (WDS) (Statistics Canada)
Description: The DLI Collection is composed of standard products produced by Statistics Canada. The Beyond 20/20 Web Data Server is a web based multidimensional table viewer which allows for the dissemination of data over the web in a variety of formats.
- DLI Nesstar (Statistics Canada)
Description: The DLI Collection is composed of standard products produced by Statistics Canada. The Nesstar data portal consists of two catalogues of Statistics Canada data: Public use microdata files (PUMFS) and Research Data Centre (RDC) master files. Users can search and identify variables of interest on the microdata files and determine whether a PUMF or a master file would best fit their research needs. The metadata in this tool does not represent the complete collection of PUMFs and RDC master files because it takes time to mark up a file using Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) metadata standard and have it placed in the tool.
- Early Canadian Periodicals to 1920 (via Early Canadiana Online)
Description: These early periodicals are an invaluable source of information for researchers as they offer a remarkable record of the development of thought and opinion on diverse issues as Canada grew. Many of Canada's initial prominent poets, novelists, scientists and great minds were first known through their works published in periodicals. A taste of periodical titles includes The Nova Scotia Magazine, The Canadian Illustrated News, La bibliothèque canadienne; The Halifax Monthly Magazine, The Literary Garland, Les Soirées canadiennes, The Amaranth, The Kamloops Wawa, Punch in Canada, and Gazette des campagnes.
- Early English Books Online
Description: 100,000 English-language ebooks pre-1700s covering multiple subject areas
- Ebook Central (was: Ebrary)
Description: close to 40,000 ebooks in multiple subject areas
- Ebooks libres et gratuits
Description: Notably contains the collection from the Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.
- EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Description: Over 7,500 ebooks in multiple subject areas
- EBSCOhost Platform Databases
Description: Multidisciplinary platform containing many databases in different disciplines, such as the humanities, social sciences, education, arts and natural sciences.
- eCampusOntario Open Textbooks
Description: Indexes full-text articles in all fields of economics including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and urban economics. Produced by the American Economics Association since 1969.
- Education Index Retrospective 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson)
Description: Content from the first part of the 20th century; "Education Index Retrospective provides a vast record of important education literature in an easily-searchable format. Find information on societal trends affecting education, for example segregation, multiculturalism, feminism, economic developments, and more." - from: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/education-index-retrospective
- Education Line
Description: Access to BEI's Education-line collection. Education-line is BEI's unique collection of over 6,000 texts, mostly but not exclusively, conference papers, presented to the BEI by their authors
- eHRAF Archaeology
Description: Focuses on in-depth descriptive documents of archaeological traditions from around the world. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level allowing for detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords.
- eHRAF World Cultures
Description: Cross-cultural database contains in-depth descriptive information about cultural and social life written by first-hand observers such as ethnographers.
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Description: 138,000 English-language ebooks written between 1701-1800
- 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.
- OECD iLibrary
Description: Multilingual online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
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 8,000 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, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
- 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 Digital Microfilms
Description: The ProQuest Digital Microfilm system is a browser based system that provides a simple and convenient way to retrieve, view, print and email specially digitized image microfilm content from 2008 of the WALL STREET JOURNAL - EASTERN EDITION and the NEW YORK TIMES - LATE EDITION (EAST COAST).
- 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: PsycCRITIQUES is a full-text database with tens of thousands of incisive book and film reviews from 1956 to present. It provides users with insight on publications from a psychological perspective allowing them to choose relevant reading material, to select appropriate course materials, and more.
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: 4,000 e-books in the social sciences
- 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.
- Thieme Ebooks
Description: 60 ebooks in health and medicine.
- 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
Description: Ulrich's periodical directory is a tool that allows you to check if the journal in which an article is published is peer-reviewed. This is important as your instructors will often insist that you use peer-reviewed journals.
- 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.