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AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature

AATA Online provides access to abstracts of literature pertaining to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage, including works of art and archaeological and architectural sites and materials. Coverage includes journals, books, reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, audiovisual and digital resources, "Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts" (AATA), abstracts published by the Fogg Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art and all of the AATA special subject supplements.

Note: The database does not require registration but users may register, at no charge, to set personal preferences and save searches.

Abes: Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Superieur (from France) Some Full Text

This site provides access to theses, documentary research and manuscripts from France.

ABI/INFORM Global AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

ABI/Inform Complete is a comprehensive business database which includes a large number of full text journals, dissertations, working papers, newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, and country and industry reports and data.

Aboriginal People's Survey Community Profiles, 2012 Some Full Text

Access Statistics Canada information on selected aboriginal communities in Canada. Topics include education, language, labour activity, health, communications technology, mobility, and housing.

ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle ebookSome Full Text

Access French literary texts, dictionaries, and a link to ClicNet, a search engine for locating cultural and literary francophone resources on the Internet.

Academic Earth Some Full Text

This website contains video lectures from leading scholars in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, English, entrepreneurship, history, law, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology and religion.

Academic One File AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This multidisciplinary database provides access to full text articles in a range of subject areas, with coverage dating back as far as 1980. Also known as Gale Academic OneFile, it connects learners to the information they’re looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. This premier periodical resource provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.

Academic Search Alumni AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more.

Note: If you are a current AU student, staff or faculty member, we recommend that you search Academic Search Complete, a more comprehensive database.

Academic Search Complete AU staff and students onlyLois Hole Campus Alberta Digital LibrarySome Full Text

Academic Search Complete is a multidisciplinary full text database which provides access to more than 5500 full text periodicals, the majority of which are peer-reviewed. It also includes abstracts for more than 9500 journals, and contains pdf content back as far as 1865. The database also includes monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.

AccessEngineering (McGraw Hill) AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

The Access Engineering Library provides access to full text e-books and chapters on more than 200 topics in the field of engineering.

AccessScience AU staff and students only

Search an online version of McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, updated to include late-breaking news stories, recent research developments and links to related Web sites.

ACJNet (Access to Justice Network) Some Full Text

A project of the Legal Studies, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, ACJNet makes available information and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Canadians. There are links to Canadian news releases relevant to law and justice; a section on Canadian Law with quick access to bills, cases, by-laws, statutes, and other primary legal materials; information about law-related services; and a resource centre that links to electronic journals, magazines, newspapers and common ready reference tools such as dictionaries.

ACLS Humanities E-Book AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

ACLS Humanities E-Books (HEB) is an online, fully searchable collection of over 5,400 books of high quality in the humanities and related social sciences. Frequently cited in the literature, these titles are recommended by scholars and learned societies, and include many prize-winning works. Users may also access online book reviews from leading journals.

ACM Digital Library AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Search this database from ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) to access quality information in the scientific computing field. Includes full text articles from ACM magazines, journals and conference proceedings as well as publications from affiliated organizations.


This bibliographic database provides citations for articles on topics related to Africa and African women. It is searchable by geographic region and country.

African American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 Some Full Text

This collection of sheet music is part of the Library of Congress' American Memory site. Each piece of sheet music has been digitized in its entirety, including the covers, many of which are quite decorative.

African American Song AU staff and students only

African American Song provides online streaming access to a range of different genres of music, including blues, jazz, gospel, ragtime, folk and narratives.

This is now part of American Music.

African Index Medicus

The World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA), has developed an international index to improve access to what has been published on health issues in African countries and to promote global visibility of African medical and biomedical publishers.

African Journals Online Some Full Text Open Access

Use this database to search scholarly journals published within Africa and covering a variety of academic disciplines.

African Studies Abstracts Online

This indexing and abstracting service focuses on materials published about the sub-Saharan African region. It deals with a range of topics in the social sciences and humanities, including history, anthropology, geology, language and literature, geography and ecology.

African Women's Bibliographic Database

The database indexes books, government documents, articles in edited books, journal and other periodical articles, theses and dissertations, conference papers, and videocassettes published in English about African women. It is an "outgrowth of a three volume work published in 1989 by Greenwood Press that indexed materials on African Women published during the International Women's Decade, 1975-1985."

AgEcon Open Access

AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics.

Agriculture Collection AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Search this database for information on topics such as agriculture, earth sciences, ecology, business and environmental science. Also known as Gale OneFile: Agriculture, it provides access to journals covering agriculture and its related fields. Researchers can access current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry—from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database of medication information is a recognized standard for patient drug information. This trusted, independent resource is the backbone of consumer drug information for many popular websites, including the National Library of Medicine.

Alberta Folklore and Local History Collection Some Full Text

“The archival collection includes many aspects of the history, tall tales, humour and stories of Alberta. Manuscripts, reminiscences, stories, plays, poems, photographs and other materials are included. The collection, which contains approximately 1,000 accessioned items, is housed in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library. The archive was collected by the University of Alberta between 1942 and 1946 under the directorship of Robert E. Gard.”

Alberta Gazette Some Full Text

Access current and past issues of "The Alberta Gazette," the "official newspaper" of the Government of Alberta. Published twice a month by Alberta Queen's Printer, the Gazette includes new and amended Regulations, assorted government notices, and private sector public notices that are required by Statute to be published.

Alberta Law Collection Some Full Text

The University of Calgary Press, with the support of the Alberta Law Foundation, provides access to “the documents that form Alberta's legislative history”. The database includes statutes up to 1990, Legislative Assembly Bills, Debates and Journals, the Alberta Gazette and the Ordinances of the Northwest Territories prior to the birth of Alberta.

AlgaeBase Some Full Text

Search a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms.

Alt HealthWatch AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Use this database to research topics in alternative medicine and health. Made available through the TAL Subscriptions Alberta agreement.

Note: To search a number of EBSCO databases at once, click on the "Choose Databases" tab from the database search screen.

America Latina en la Prensa Española

Search an index of newspaper articles, editorials and reviews published in Spanish on topics pertaining to Latin America.

American Ballroom Companion, Dance Instruction Manuals, ca. 1490-1920 Some Full Text

This collection from the American Memory site includes digitized versions of dance instruction manuals held by the Library of Congress. It also provides information on etiquette, the history of dance, anti-dance literature and theatrical dance history.

American Chemical Society Journals AU staff and students only Open Access

Access full text articles from the journals Environmental Science & Technology, and the Journal of Chemical Education. You can also view over 1000 open access articles.

Note: To access full-text articles, select either Environmental Science & Technology or the Journal of Chemical Education from the Publications A-Z list. To browse open access articles, select "View all 1,000+ Open Access Articles".

American Film Scripts Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access film scripts by American screenwriters along with information about scenes, characters, writers, directors, actors and producers.
Now called Film Scripts Online

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Some Full Text

The fifth edition provides access to over 90,000 entries and includes audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.

American Memory Some Full Text

American Memory is a collection of digital copies of resources held by the Library of Congress. It documents many facets of American life.

American Museum of Natural History Scientific Publications Some Full Text Open Access

Access a searchable database of digitized AMNH scientific publications: American Museum Novitates, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History and Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History.

American Music AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to more than 50,000 American folk songs on topics like Civil Rights, the Civil War and the Revolutionary War. Part of Music Online by Alexander Street Press.

American Rhetoric Some Full Text

This site provides access to text and audio files of speeches given by prominent persons. While primarily US in focus, the site also includes speeches given by international figures as well.


Search millions of catalogue records from 1,300 Canadian libraries including Library and Archives Canada.

AMMSA (Aboriginal Multimedia Society) Some Full Text

AMMSA provides access to aboriginal newspapers from Canada, including Windspeaker, Raven's Eye and Buffalo Spirit.

Note: Individual titles are listed under the publications tab.

An Atlas of Cyberspaces Some Full Text

For a cyber-geography perspective explore maps and graphical representations of the "digital landscapes" of the Internet, Web and other Cyberspaces.

Anthropological Index of the Royal Anthropological Institute

The Anthropological Index is based on the anthropology journal collection of the Anthropology Library at The British Museum. More than 100,000 records have been indexed, reaching as far back as 1957.

AP NewsMonitor Collection AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Newswire provides access to current world-wide news from Associated Press. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 states. The full text content is archived for 30 days.

Note: This resource is now known as Newswires.

APIRS Online: The Database of Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plants

From the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, the University of Florida, this database provides information about research articles, books and reports on plant ecology, physiology, utilization and control.

Applied Science Full Text AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Applied Science Full Text provides access to scholarly materials in a range of subjects in the sciences including physics, atmospheric sciences, marine technology and geology.

Note: The collection is available through OmniFile Full Text Mega

Archive of European Integration Some Full Text Open Access

Supported by the University Library System, University of Pittsburg, this electronic repository and archive provides access to research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. Coverage includes independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents.

Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America Some Full Text

Access a digital archive of recordings and texts pertaining to the indigenous languages of Latin America. The archive includes naturally occurring discourse in a wide range of genres, including narratives, ceremonies, oratory, conversations, and songs. Transcriptions and translations in either Spanish, English, or Portuguese are available for many of the recordings. The collection also includes original literary works, materials about the languages, as well as teaching materials.

Note: Access to archive resources is free of charge. There are some special access restrictions. You will have to register and login in order to access any archive resource, but you can browse the catalogue without registering.

Archive of tribal court bulletins (US) AU staff and students onlyLois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library Open Access

National Indian Law Library sends out email bulletins to help you stay informed about new cases and articles searching the archive of tribal court bulletins can be very powerful. You can search for proper names (a tribe or a party) or keywords. You can use quotation marks for phrases (“domestic violence”) and or to look for synonyms (attorney or lawyer or counsel).

The cases are selected by students in the Colorado American Indian Law Clinic. The greatest coverage is 2016-date, but there are 39 cases from 1980-2015.

Archives Canada

Use this site to search archival holdings across Canada and access Provincial and Territorial Archival Networks, and search or browse virtual exhibits that include digitized photographs, maps, documents and other resources pertaining to Canada's history.


ArchiviaNet, the National Archives of Canada's online research and consultation tool, provides access to a variety of information resources related to the actual archival holdings. It allows a number of different means of exploration of the fonds and collections by offering the option of searching by theme or by type of document. Some of the finding aids describe groups of documents, while others describe individual items, of which some are digitized and available online.

Arctic Blue Books

Arctic Blue Books is a digital version of the index to the 19th Century British Parliamentary Papers compiled by Andrew Taylor, which concern the Canadian Arctic.

Arctic Environmental Atlas Some Full Text

An interactive Arctic map service developed by UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme). Visit for more maps, graphics, and country profiles.

Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)

The ASTIS database contains abstracts of government, academic and industry publications and research projects about northern Canada, and is maintained by the Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary.

ARIBIB: Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Bibliographical Database for Astronomical References

This database provides citations for articles on topics related to astronomy. Articles may be from conference proceedings or journals.

Art Institute of Chicago Public Domain resources

Explore thousands of copyright-free artworks in the museum’s wide-ranging collection—from world-renowned icons to lesser-known gems from every corner of the globe.

Artefacts Canada Some Full Text

Artefacts Canada is a database of records and images from Canadian museums which relate to Canadian culture and history.

ARTFL Encyclopédie (18th C.) AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The ARTFL Project (University of Chicago) provides access to a complete on-line version of the first edition of The Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de Gens de letters, published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert between 1751 and 1772. The Encyclopédie had an enormous impact, classifying learning in the sciences and arts and propagating the ideas of the French Enlightenment.

ARTFL Project AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This project represents a broad range of written French -- from novels and poetry to biology and mathematics -- stretching from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.

This corpus of French texts was an important resource not only for lexicographers, but also for many other types of humanists and social scientists engaged in French studies - on both sides of the Atlantic. The result of this realization was American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) -- a cooperative project established in 1981 by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the University of Chicago.

The ARTFL project has focused on three objectives over its long history:

* to include a variety of texts so as to make the database as versatile as possible;
* to create a system that would be easily accessible to the research community;
* to provide researchers with an easy-to-use but effective tool.

ARTFL-Frantext AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

At present, ARTFL's main corpus, ARTFL-FRANTEXT, consists of nearly 3,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. In most cases standard scholarly editions were used in converting the text into machine-readable form, and the data contain page references to these editions. The FRANTEXT corpus is updated as new high-quality digital texts become available.

ArticleFirst AU staff and students only

Search this index of articles from the table of contents pages of thousands of journals in Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Business, the Humanities, and Popular Culture.

Note: To log in, use "100137078" as the Authorization number, and "smext2mxt" as the password.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index via Web of Science AU staff and students only

A citation index allows you to search an article's cited references and enables you to use a published article that you know to locate later articles that cite it. This index covers the world's leading arts and humanities journals and individually selected, relevant items from thousands of major science and social science journals.

Note: To search only the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, click on "More settings". De-select all databases except Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) --1975-present.

Artstor AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This repository of images in the visual arts is made available through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the creator of JSTOR. The collection comprises images from architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design and other forms of visual culture. Collections include Art History Survey, Asian Art, MoMA Architecture and Design, Native American Art and Culture from the Smithsonian, History of Women in America, and more.

Note: Images will bear an "evaluation copy" watermark. To view images without this watermark register (free) with Artstor and then go to . This will provide you with access to watermark-free images for 120 days, after which you will need to go to Artstor through the AU Library databases page to renew the 120 day remote access period. e-Print archive Some Full Text Open Access

arXiv is an e-print database that provides access to materials in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science and quantitative biology.

Asian American Drama AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access plays by Asian American playwrights along with information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.

Atlas of Canada Some Full Text

This site provides online access to printable maps of the provinces and territories. It also includes maps relating to the environment, history, economy, climate change, health, fresh water, as well as topographic maps.

AU Library Media Site AU staff and students only

This site provides direct access to streaming video hosted by AU Library.

AU Press ebookSome Full Text Open Access

AU Press is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada's Open University. It is the first scholarly press to be established by a Canadian university in the twenty-first century. We are dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media.

Our geographical focus is on Canada, the North American West, and the Circumpolar North. One of our mandates is to publish innovative and experimental works (in both fiction and non-fiction) that challenge established canons, subjects, and formats. We cultivate the areas of open-, distance-, and e-learning. We promote neglected forms such as diary, memoir, and oral history.

Australian Digital Theses Program Some Full Text Open Access

This site contains digital versions of theses written by postgraduate students in Australia.

Australian Legal Information Institute Some Full Text

This database provides access to Australian legal cases and legislation, journals and other resources related to Australian law.

Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History Some Full Text

The Avalon Project provides access to a collection of digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Documents date from pre-18th Century to the 21st Century. It is possible to browse collections by century, or by major collections, or to search across the database.

AWOL – The Ancient World Online Open Access

A long list of open access journals in ancient studies.

Axisweb Some Full Text

This site is a guide to artists who are currently working in the UK. It includes digital reproductions of the artists it features.