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Palgrave-MacMillan Journals AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to scholarly journals in sociology, business, education and information technology.

PapersFirst AU staff and students only

Search an index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

Passport AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides market information on countries, industries, and companies as well as consumer expenditure information. You may access information either by searching or browsing. This database is sometimes called Euromonitor.

How to search Passport

Past Masters AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Past Masters provides full text access to primary source humanities resources which usually contain the complete works of specific authors. It is possible to both browse and search the database.

Peel's Prairie Provinces Some Full Text

Access University of Alberta's collection of resources dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of the history and culture of the Canadian Prairies. The site contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies and a fully searchable collection of the full texts of many of these items.

PeerJ PrePrints Open Access

A growing collection of open access preprints related to biology.

Periodicals Archive Online AU staff and students only

This database provides full text access to resources published in the arts, humanities and social sciences over the last 200 years.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection Some Full Text

The site is useful for finding maps (particularly political maps) of areas around the world. It contains up-to-date maps as well as historical maps. There are also a number of maps available with specific themes as well as ones related to current events/issues. The maps on this site are a valuable tool for keeping up with rapidly changing political boundaries around the world.

Pew Research Center Some Full Text

The Pew Research Center provides data about many areas of American life, including education, internet usage, domestic policy, and economics.

PhilPapers Some Full Text Open Access

PhilPapers provides access to scholarly resources in the discipline of philosophy, including books, journal articles, and book chapters. Many resources are open access.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection provides access to full text articles in the areas of arts, entertainment and sports industries, consumer news and advice, health and medicine, information management, and physical fitness. Also known as Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, it covers the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

PLOS Open Access

PLOS publishes a suite of influential journals from all areas of science and medicine that contain rigorously reported, peer reviewed Open Access research articles.

PLOS Recommended Data Repositories Open Access

PLOS has identified a set of established open data repositories which are recognized and trusted within their respective communities. Repositories listed here are chiefly in the disciplines STEM and social sciences.

PMB - Print Measurement Bureau AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The AU Library doesn't subscribe to this currently.  One can get some information from the new organization by going to: Vividata.

This database includes information from the PMB survey of Canadians usage of products and services. Demographic data, as well as information about media consumption and attitudes are included


Search a collection of references to northern and native subjects from the University of Alberta. PolarInfo indexes journal articles, northern newspapers, native newspapers, newsletters, conference proceedings, annual and government reports, and other grey literature.

POPLINE Open Access

POPLINE contains the world’s most comprehensive collection of population, family planning and related reproductive health and development literature.

Popular Culture Studies AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database includes materials published in the areas of popular culture, family studies, media, multicultural studies, library and information studies and the performing arts. Also kjnown as Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies, it analyzes and contributes to popular culture by offering useful information for researchers in social science, history, art, and liberal arts courses.

Popular Music Library AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database contains a variety of popular music styles, from jazz, blues and rock, to hip hop, new age and ambient. Many of the artists represented in this database are well known. This is part of Music Online by Alexander Street Press.

Portico AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Twenty-one journals from SAGE, previously published by Libertas Academica, are now available through the Portico archive. Most of these journals include published material in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, and psychology.

PQDT Open Some Full Text Open Access

This database provides access to open access dissertations and theses.

Practice Update Open Access

Free Access upon registration to resources that connect healthcare professionals with up-to-date news and information that matters for patient care.

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) Open Access

PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions.

Who should use PRISMA?

  • Authors: PRISMA aims to help authors improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
  • Journal Peer reviewers and editors: PRISMA may also be useful for critical appraisal of published systematic reviews, although it is not a quality assessment instrument to gauge the quality of a systematic review.

Proceedings AU staff and students only

Search an index of worldwide conference proceedings. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference.

Project Gutenberg ebookSome Full Text

Project Gutenberg provides free online access to over 42,000 classic and important texts in education, music, history, philosophy, political science and other subjects.

Project MUSE AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Search a full text journal and ebook database covering scholarly journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. You can browse articles in each journal or search the entire database.

ProQuest "Global" Database Search AU staff and students only

Search all 16 ProQuest databases in the Athabasca University Library containing scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more.

ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database includes the renowned Aerospace Database and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

ProQuest Arts Databases AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This collection of databases provides access to materials related to the arts and includes the following databases: CBCA Reference & Current Events: The Arts, CBCA Complete: The Arts, FRANCIS, ProQuest Deep Indexing: Political Science and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: The Arts.

ProQuest Business Databases AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This collection of databases allows you to search for materials related to Business in a variety of ProQuest business databases, including: ABI/Inform Complete, CBCA Reference & Current Events: Business, CBCA Business, CBCA Complete: Business, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Business and The Wall Street Journal (1889-1993).

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

"With more than 2 million entries, PQD&T is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. UMI offers over 1.8 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download."

ProQuest Education Journals AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to 745 top educational publications, the majority of which are in full text. Subjects covered include primary, secondary and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to back issues of a number of American newspapers, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Each issue of these newspapers has been digitized in its original format.

Note: ProQuest Historical Newspapers now requires searching within individual newspaper databases. Please see separate entries for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post to search these newspaper collections.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Formerly known as Proquest Nursing Journals, search this database of some of the leading journals in nursing and related publications. Considerable full text is provided.

Proquest One Literature AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

For literature scholars who need an exhaustive set of scholarly resources around a literary topic for research and course planning. 500,000 primary works and millions of records from journals, monographs, and dissertations. 

It contains 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and more than 500,000 primary works – including rare and obscure texts, multiple versions, and non-traditional sources like comics, theatre performances, and author readings. 

Enhanced by interpretive sources such as book reviews and criticism sourced from wider, interdisciplinary publications in the fields such as humanities and history, it provides diverse, global perspectives with sources from all over the world – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America - the majority of which are in full-text.

ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to a range of topics in the applied and general sciences. The majority of the journals indexed are provided in full text, and these include all the images (graphs, tables figures etc.) that accompany the articles in paper form.

ProQuest U.K. Parliamentary Papers AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to British parliamentary papers published as far back as 1801. These papers provide a detailed history of Britain and the British colonies and are available in full text.

PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews Open Access

PROSPERO is an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care, welfare, public health, education, crime, justice, and international development, where there is a health related outcome. Key features from the review protocol are recorded and maintained as a permanent record. PROSPERO aims to provide a comprehensive listing of systematic reviews registered at inception to help avoid duplication and reduce opportunity for reporting bias by enabling comparison of the completed review with what was planned in the protocol.

PROSPERO is produced by CRD and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Provençal Database (Poetry) AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database from the ARTFL Project (University of Chicago) provides access to collections of french poetry from the 12th and 13th centuries.

PsycARTICLES AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Provides full text access to a selection of journals published by the American Psychological Association and other related organizations. Journals indexed in this database are also indexed in PsycINFO.

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

PsycBOOKS AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This American Psychological Association (APA) database provides access to chapters of books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. In additional to scholarly titles published by APA from copyright years 1953-2004, the database includes out-of-print books and classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology.

PsycCRITIQUES AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

PsycCRITIQUES, a database of the American Psychological Association, ended publication in Fall 2017. The critiques are made available here in partnership with the APA. PsycCRITIQUES contains full-text reviews of books in psychology and the social sciences, as well as professional videos and popular films from a psychological perspective. Reviews occasionally include comparative or retrospective book reviews. The database also includes all reviews published in the print journal Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books between 1956 (Volume 1, Issue 1) and 2004.

PsycEXTRA AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This American Psychological Association (APA) bibliographic and full text database is a companion database to the scholarly PsycINFO database. PsycEXTRA provides access to technical, annual and government reports, conference papers, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, consumer brochures, etc.

Psychology Collection AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database provides access to articles in psychology, child development, education, family studies, psychiatry, and health and medicine.

PsycINFO AU staff and students only

Search the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics. Coverage is worldwide, and includes citations and abstracts to journal articles, dissertations, book chapters and books.

PubMed (Entrez PubMed) Open Access

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Also access the Entrez nucleotide, protein, taxonomy, structure, genome, expression and chemical databases.

PubMed Central Some Full Text Open Access

PubMed Central (PMC), "the U.S. National Library of Medicine's free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature", provides access to a collection of free and open access full text journals.