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Sabin Americana Collection AU staff and students only

The Sabin Americana Collection is based on Joseph Sabin's bibliography and provides full text access to more than 400 years worth of primary documents published about the Americas.


Sage Journals Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access hundreds of full text journals through Sage, nearly a third of which are owned by professional associations and societies. The "extensive list of journals spans more than 30 disciplines and includes some of the premier journals in the social sciences and medicine and technology."


Sage Reference AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Sage Reference (Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students) This database provides access to a number of handbooks and encyclopedias on subjects including anthropology, health and social welfare, politics and international relations, business and psychology.


Science Citation Index Expanded 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 provides access to major journals across 164 scientific disciplines.


Science Reference Center AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Containing more than 200 full text journals and more than 700 full text scientific reference books, this database provides access to materials across a range of subjects, including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science and physics.

ScienceDirect AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

ScienceDirect is one of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature. Access a selection of journals from Elsevier Science covering all fields of science (including journal titles from Business, Psychology, Arts and Humanities, and Social Science).

Note: To limit your search to full text articles, click on the "Search" button, then on the "Journals" tab. Under "Source" select "subscribed journals", then enter your search terms.

Google Chrome users are advised to use Internet Explorer or Firefox when searching ScienceDirect. Google Chrome is often incompatible with ScienceDirect, and may cause PDF access problems.

Scopus AU staff and students only

This citation and abstract database provides access to an enormous collection of scholarly research literature in the life, social, health and physical sciences.
 
Note: As of November 3, 2016, Scopus will no longer support Internet Explorer. It is recommended that you upgrade your browser to IE 11 or higher, use Google Chrome, or Firefox browsers.

Please contact the Library Information Desk for assistance.  or phone 1-800-788-9041, ext. 6254 if you need assistance.

Searchable Directory of Selected Journals in Online and Distance Learning Some Full Text Open Access

The Searchable Directory of Selected Journals in Online and Distance Learning is a list of journals related to online education and distance learning. This database offers both open access and subscription-only resources.
 
Note: To access subscription-only articles, please contact the AU Library Information Desk for assistance, or carry out a Journal Titles search to see if the article you need is available in another database.

Shakespeare Collection: Featuring The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works AU staff and students onlyLois Hole Campus Alberta Digital LibrarySome Full Text

This database provides full text access to not only all of Shakespeare's works, but also to general reference data, literary criticism and primary source material.


Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice AU staff and students only

This collection includes materials on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition. It includes both manuscript and rare printed materials.


Small Business Collection AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Search this database to find articles related to business and industry, business law, economics, political science, technology, and transportation and travel.
 
Note: This database was formerly named InfoTrac Small Business Collection.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access "a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions." The collection includes the published recordings of the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of other labels. The collection also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology, sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.

Note: Registration, at no charge, is required to create and save playlists and to manage your account.

Social Science Research Network Open Access

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

Social Sciences 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 provides access to journals spanning 50 social sciences disciplines and includes individually selected, relevant items from thousands of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.


Social Services Abstracts

Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic access to current publications in the disciplines of social work, human services and related areas.

SocINDEX with Full Text AU staff and students onlyLois Hole Campus Alberta Digital LibrarySome Full Text

This database is an excellent starting point for researching sociology topics. SocINDEX with Full Text replaces and provides equivalent coverage to Sociological Abstracts database along with improved access to full text articles.


SpringerLink AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Formerly known as Springer-Verlag Journals, from this site you are able to access hundreds of Springer-Verlag and Kluwer journal titles, with considerable full text online. Coverage includes Chemical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Astronomy.

Note: If you have difficulty accessing full text content on SpringerLink, please contact the Library.

Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage provides access to industry surveys, stock reports, data and valuations, investment research and credit ratings.

How to search NetAdvantage


Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy

The Encyclopedia is published by The Metaphysics Research Lab Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University. Each entry is maintained and updated by an expert or group of experts in the field.


Statesman's Yearbook AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

(Available to Athabasca University faculty, staff, and students)
The Statesman's Yearbook has been published continuously since 1864 and provides access to information about countries, international organizations, essays and fact sheets.

Note: The Library has access to the 2010 edition.

Statistical Profile of Canadian Communities Some Full Text

Containing information from the 2011Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, this resource presents a statistical profile for all Canadian communities (cities, towns, villages, Indian Reserves and Settlements, etc.,) for metropolitan areas and for health regions. Includes information on education, income and work, families and dwellings, births and deaths, general population information, and health information. A mapping feature is available for viewing the location of a community within Canada.


Statistics Canada Some Full Text

The Statistics Canada Web site contains a great deal of information, including: census data, Canadian statistics and tabular data on aspects of Canada's economy, land, people and government. This site also provides directory information and links to other Web sites.


Stratfor Worldview AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Stratfor Worldview compiles excellent resources on many different subjects including criminal justice, political science, global studies, international relations, and business. The coverage is current in many topics and provides resources in both print and video.
 
Note: This resource was formerly called Stratfor Global Intelligence.

Student-Online Wörterbuch Some Full Text

This is a German-English-German dictionary that also includes German-Spanish-German.


Supreme Court of Canada Cases Some Full Text

This site provides access to Supreme Court cases back as far as 1876. The database is searchable, and browsable by date, reports volume or name.


Syllabus Finder

Developed at George Mason University, the Syllabus Finder searches hundreds of thousands of world-wide English-language syllabi posted online by educators. This is a very useful search tool when you are already aware of a relevant book or article. Use Syllabus Finder to search for the title and, if an instructor has listed it in an online syllabus, there is a good chance that other items he or she lists could be relevant to your research.


Synergies Canada Open Access

Synergies provides the Canadian scholarly publishing sector with the first virtual showcase for a large corpus of research publications.