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e-prints in Library & Information Science Open Access

Established in 2003, e-LIS is an international digital repository for Library and Information Science (LIS).

Early Encounters in North America AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Access primary documents that tell the story of interactions between cultural groups and encounters with environments between 1534 and 1860. The database includes letters, diaries, memoirs and other accounts of early encounters. Detailed indexing permits searching by authors, environments, flora, fauna, peoples, events, etc. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.

Ebook Central AU staff and students onlyebook

Access a growing e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas from a variety of prestigious academic publishers.
Note: For more information on accessing Ebook Central titles, please visit ProQuest's users' guide:

eBooks on EBSCOHost AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

The netLibrary collection is now known as E-Books on EBSCOHost, and provides access to more than 8000 eBook titles on a range of subjects, including literature and criticism, business, philosophy, religion, political science and psychology, among others.

Note: Ebsco has identified an issue with Ebsco ebooks not showing the content of e-books when using Firefox 45.0.x  We suggest that you do not upgrade to Firefox version 45.0. if you are using Ebsco ebooks.  If you have problems reading Ebsco e-books, please use another broswer such as Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari (on Macs).

Ebsco folders access AU staff and students only

Please use the access information on the next page to access your folder on Ebsco.   This is a temporary work around so that users can access their folders on Ebsco. 

Ebsco Open Dissertations Some Full Text Open Access

Created from a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs, EBSCO Open Dissertations is a new, free electronic theses and dissertations database offering access to more than 800,000 EDTs.
Note: To find the full text of items in your search results, please click on the title of the item to open the full record. Scroll down to "URL" to find the web address of the site containing the thesis or dissertation. Please be aware that some theses and dissertations indexed in this collection are under embargo, meaning that they will be unavailable to the public for a specified period of time.

eCampusAlberta resources Open Access

Archived eCampusAlberta sites and courses available for download under a Creative Commons license. 

eCampusOntario Open Library ebookSome Full Text Open Access

The eCampusOntario Open Library provides educators and learners with access to more than 250 free and openly-licensed educational resources. The library was launched in 2017 in partnership with BCCampus. Since the initial launch, eCampusOntario has sought to continually improve the library to meet the needs of Ontario’s post-secondary educators and learners. Thanks to the Open Publishing Infrastructure Project, a joint effort between eCampusOntario, and Ryerson University, the library is now integrated with publishing infrastructure, allowing for the easy creation or adaption of OER. eCampusOntario has also supported enhancements to the PressbooksEDU platform, including the integration of H5P interactive content, version tracking, and cloning support.

Economist Intelligence Unit AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access country analyses, industry trends, and management strategies from EIU. ViewsWire is updated daily and “highlights up to 250 key economic, political and market developments around the world and provides concise analytical briefings on the implications for business.” Country Report is updated monthly and covers “the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade and payments” of nearly 200 countries and also provides detailed two-year forecasts. Country Profile puts “an annual perspective on the long-term political and social issues affecting each country, providing a complete introduction to all international markets.”

Ed/ITLib AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database is now known as LearnTechLib. Please visit LearnTechLib to access resource.

Education Full Text AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to a range of publications related to education, including adult education, distance education, library science, instructional media and teaching methods.

Note: This collection is available through OmniFile Full Text Mega

Education Research Complete AU staff and students onlyebookLois Hole Campus Alberta Digital LibrarySome Full Text

Education Research Complete provides access to literature published in the area of education, ranging from early childhood to higher education. In addition to indexing journals, it also contains full text for more than 70 books and monographs, and for a number of conference papers.

eDuke Books Scholarly Collection AU staff and students onlyebook

e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection is the premier site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press’s books online. Here, scholars and the interested public can discover essential contributions and emerging thought in the humanities and social sciences.

eHRAF Archaeology AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Search or browse archaeological traditions in this full-text, fully-indexed archaeology database, published annually by Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). The documents (books, journal articles, dissertations) are indexed at the paragraph-level for quick retrieval of information.

eHRAF World Cultures AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Search or browse cultures in this full-text, fully-indexed cultural database, published annually by Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). It focuses on mostly pre-industrial cultures from around the world, and on North American immigrant groups. The documents (books, journal articles, dissertations) are indexed at the paragraph-level for quick retrieval of information.

Note: Former name was eHRAF Ethnography

Eighteenth Century Collections Online AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Access digitized 18th Century books for information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science, etc.

Eighteenth Century Journals AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The Eighteenth Century Journals collection contains rare journals published between 1693 and 1799. Topics covered in these journals include all aspects of eighteenth century social, political and literary life. Among the specific subjects covered are marriage, morality, theatre and opera, religion, Alexander Pope, the Irish Rebellion, the French and American revolutions, radicalism and education.

Electronic Enlightenment AU staff and students only

Through this database it is possible to access primary source documents from the 18th century. Materials indexed in this database include letters and other documents, some of which are in the language of original publication.

Electronic Journals Library Some Full Text Open Access

The Electronic Journals Library allows you to search for academic scholarly journals on the web. It indexes titles that provide full text freely available on the web and those that only provide citations and abstracts. To locate full text for items which are not available freely, please search the AU Journal Title List by the name of the journal.

eLibrary Canada

The AU Library no longer subscribes to eLibrary Canada.  Please use the Discover search box tool on the Library's home page.  You can also use Canadian Newsstream to look for articles in Canadian newspapers.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Emerald Insight AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Use this powerful business research tool to access full text articles and abstracts from international publications in a wide range of management disciplines including strategy, leadership, library and information management, marketing and human resource management as well as titles in engineering, applied science and technology.

Empire Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database of primary source materials covers publications related to aspects of the empire and colonial experience. Topics include cultural contact, 1492-1969, literature and empire, the visible empire, religion and empire, and race, class, imperialsim and colonialism, c 1607-2007. It also contains information on Ireland and the empire, 1607-1969.

Encyclopaedia Islamica AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Encyclopaedia Islamica is a 16 volume encyclopedia consisting of an abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world.

Encyclopaedia of Judaism AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

The Encyclopaedia of Judaism provides a full account of Judaism, beginning in ancient Israelite times and extending to the present. The encyclopedia covers the religion, its diverse history, literature, past and present beliefs, observances, practices and world-view, and place in the context of society and culture.

Encyclopedia Mythica Some Full Text

This award winning online encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legends contains over 6100 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

This encyclopedia provides access to comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning with articles by over 400 international contributors from over 35 countries.

Encyclopedia of Educational Technology Some Full Text

EET is maintained by San Diego State University. It consists of a collection of brief multimedia articles on topics related to instructional design and education and training. There is some particularly useful content for distance education topics as well as for cognition and learning.

Encyclopedia of Life Some Full Text

The Encyclopedia of Life is a collaborative scientific effort led by the Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Missouri Botanical Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and Biodiversity Heritage Library, a consortium including the core institutions and also the American Museum of Natural History (New York), Natural History Museum (London), New York Botanical Garden, and Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew).

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada

This is now part of the Canadian Encyclopedia and run by Historica Canada. The Second Edition of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (1992) is designed to enable musicians, music scholars, students, and music lovers globally to have immediate access to information about music in Canada.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) is an interdisciplinary, transhistorical and global project. It brings together upwards of 1,000 scholars to write critical essays on women, Muslim and non-Muslim, and Islamic cultures in every region where there have been significant Muslim populations. It aims to cover every topic for which there is significant research, examining these regions from the period just before the rise of Islam to the present. Some Full Text

This site allows you to search the online version of the Columbia Encyclopedia, sixth edition. This popular one-volume desk encyclopedia is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles and pictures and maps provided by the eLibrary digital archive.

English Historical Documents Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914. Sources include government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters and diaries. Covers political and constitutional topics and social, economic, religious and cultural history.

English Usage, Style & Composition Some Full Text

Access a number of manuals that provide information on proper speech and writing, including Strunk's Elements of Style and Fowler's The King's English.

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

This database indexes literature published in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution, environmental technology and law, public policy, and urban planning.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Search this database for full text articles on subjects including agriculture, biology, business, earth sciences, ecology, energy, mining, environmental studies, food science, political science and health and medicine. Also known as Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy, it answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage journals and reference content from Delmar and diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests

ERIC Some Full Text

Search the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, for indexing and abstracts of journal and non-journal items in the field of education. ERIC Documents (items with an ED number) issued after 1993 are available fulltext.

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Erudit AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Érudit provides access to French language scholarly materials from journals, e-books, proceedings, and theses in the humanities and social sciences, and the natural sciences.

eScholarship Editions ebookSome Full Text Open Access

Access a collection of publicly available electronic books from academic presses on topics in the arts and sciences. The collection is searchable and can be browsed by subject, author, or title. eScholarship Editions are published by the California Digital Library.

Ethnographic Video Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This video database provides online access to more than 1000 films on the topics of human culture and behaviour, from influential film makers. The database also contains interviews, field notes, raw footage and and studies. An Alexander Street Press collection

EThOS Open Access

Over 350,000 doctoral theses from the United Kingdom made available through the British Library.

Euromonitor AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides market information on countries, industries, companies as well as consumer expenditure information. You may access information either by searching or browsing.  The database is now called Passport.
How to search and use Passport

Europe PubMedCentral ebookSome Full Text

Europe PMC is a repository, providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. Europe PMC provides links to relevant records in databases such as Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE) and BioStudies.

Everybody's Legal Glossary Some Full Text

Access a glossary of legal terms “from the common to the bizarre” from Nolo, an American provider of “do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses”.

Expanded Academic ASAP AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to a range of resources related to the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and technology.