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19th Century Actors and Theater Photographs Some Full Text

This collection of photographs from the University of Washington Libraries includes actors and entertainers who were on the American stage in the 19th century. Also included is an essay on 19th century actors in the US.

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.

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 Peoples Survey (APS) Some Full Text

The purpose of the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is to provide data on the social and economic conditions of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit, aged 15 and over, in Canada. Statistics Canada conducts this survey every 5 years. The most recent was 2017. 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 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.

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.


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 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.

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.

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 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. The Library of Congress has migrated most of their American Memory Collections to new presentations in their Digital Collections but some of the original collections remain at this site.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Artefacts Canada Some Full Text

Artefacts Canada is a database of records and images from Canadian museums which relate to Canadian culture and history. Some Full Text Open Access

arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,888,125 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv.

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 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 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. Dictionary Some Full Text offers translations in many different languages, ranging from colloquial and regional expressions to more technical or field-specific vocabulary. Special features include search filters, synonyms, pronunciation, and sample sentences.

Bank of Canada: Rates and Statistics Some Full Text

Access current and historical statistics from the Bank of Canada, including exchange rates, interest rates, price indexes, and monetary policy indicators. The site includes additional resources such as a currency converter and an inflation calculator. Great Books Online ebookSome Full Text

Bartleby publishes classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge on the Web.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) Some Full Text Open Access

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

BC Historical Newspapers Some Full Text

The BC Historical Newspapers project features digitized versions of historical papers from around the province. The titles, which range from the Abbotsford Post to Westward Ho!, date from 1865 to 1994.

Beazley Archive at the Classical Art Research Centre

The Beazley Archive is a research unit of the Faculty of Classics and is housed at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. The electronic archive is comprised of digitized photographs of Greek pottery, gem impressions, drawings, bibliographies, and a dictionary of vocabulary relating to Greek history, myth, geography, art and architecture.

Bentham Open Some Full Text Open Access

This is a database of open access journals. The journal articles are freely accessible online and include both the sciences and the humanities

bepress Legal Repository Some Full Text Open Access

bepress is a searchable, browseable repository of law-related working papers from law schools and associations.

Note: Some of the peer-reviewed journals require guest registration for viewing full text.

Bibliografía Mesoamericana

A Joint Project of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies and the Museum Library of the University of Pennsylvania, this database provides access to bibliographic information pertaining to Mesoamerica (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica). Coverage includes archaeology, art history, ethnography, ethnohistory, linguistics, and physical anthropology.

Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes Some Full Text

Access digitized Spanish language texts, and online audio and video recordings.

BioMed Central Some Full Text Open Access

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Provides access to over 300 open access journals. It is possible to use BioMed to search for journals in PubMed.

bioRxiv Open Access

A free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints journal articles in the life sciences.

Black Drama AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Black Drama contains approximately 1200 plays from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Some 440 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of James V. Hatch, co-author with Errol G. Hill of A History of African American Theatre and a leading expert in this area.  An Alexander Street Press collection.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States Some Full Text

This collection features expertly-selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

Black Thought and Culture AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access non-fiction writings by leading African Americans from colonial times to the present. The collection includes well-known works as well as unique and previously unpublished materials.

Blended, Online Learning and Distance Education (BOLDE) Research Bank Some Full Text Open Access

BOLDE contains details of books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of distance and online education, from publishers in Australia and overseas. Material is drawn from the Australian Education Index, produced by Cunningham Library, with additional material sourced from a variety of international organisations and publishers. There are currently 11,847 records in the research bank.

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access detailed accounts spanning 1500 to 1900 in the letters and diaries of women who were resident in Ireland or the British Isles for a significant time. The collection includes published letters and diaries and some unpublished documents as well as biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography.

Business and Management Collection (HSTalks) AU staff and students only

Marketing & management collection of seminar style talks by leading world experts. All of the seminars have been specially commissioned and are presented in a user-friendly format of animated slides with synchronized narration.

Business Source Alumni AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more

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

CAIRN AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database is a collection of French language articles in the humanities and social sciences. Full text coverage is available from 2001. The main subject areas covered by CAIRN are history, economics, psychology, political science and sociology.

Note: AU Library no longer has full text access to this resource. If you would like a copy of an article you have found in CAIRN, please contact the Library Information Desk at

Caltech Theses Some Full Text Open Access

This site contains full text post graduate theses from Caltech.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature ebookSome Full Text

Access all 18 volumes of “ the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published.” Coverage includes poetry, fiction, drama, essays, history, theology and political writing from the Middle Ages to the early 20th Century.

Canada Post's Postal Code Directory

"Find a Postal Code" tool. Look up a Canadian street address or postal code.

Canada's Digital Collections Some Full Text

Access hundreds of Canadian multimedia collections created by Canadian youth, as part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. Coverage ranges from federal institutions, such as the National Library of Canada, the National Archives of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, to the local histories and way of life of Canadian communities.

Canadian Art Database Some Full Text

This image/text database from The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art aims to document the work of Canada's professional artists, graphic designers, and art writers and to introduce and showcase them to a global audience.

Canadian Atlas Online Some Full Text

An interactive national atlas from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Canadian Census Some Full Text

Start here to find information about Canada that was collected in the 2011 Census of Canada. There is a link to earlier Censuses. The link below enables you to search for information about specific communities. There are links to the new National Household Survey and previous versions of the Census.

Canadian Disaster Database Some Full Text

Access historical information on disasters which have directly affected Canadians, at home and abroad, over the past century. Coverage includes disasters triggered by natural hazards, technological hazards or conflict (not including war). Find out where and when a disaster occurred, who was affected, and a rough estimate of the direct costs.

Canadian Encyclopedia

Access an online version of The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Canadian Geographical Names Some Full Text

Maintained by the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC), this is an authoritative source of official and formerly official geographical names in Canada, including origins and Indigenous place names.

Canadian Institute for Health Information Open Access

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides data and statistics on Canada’s health systems and the health of Canadians.

If you need assistance retrieving data on the CIHI website, please contact Robyn Stobbs.

Canadian Law Blogs Open Access

The Canadian Law Blogs List is an open directory with free listings available to blogging lawyers, law librarians, marketers, IT professionals or paralegals in Canada.

Canadian Mail Order Catalogues Some Full Text

This site is one of The Library and Archives of Canada's digital collections. It includes a brief history of mail order catalogues in Canada and also provides digital access to catalogues from a variety of companies.

Canadian Music Periodical Index

CMPI is an index of articles from Canadian music periodicals and includes information about articles dating from the late-19th century to the present.

Canadian Opinion Research Archive Some Full Text

The Canadian Opinion Research Archive makes available commercial and independent surveys to the academic, research and journalistic communities. Founded in 1992, CORA contains hundreds of surveys including thousands of discrete items collected by major commercial Canadian firms dating back to the 1970s.

Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System Some Full Text

Access a database of common and scientific names of poisonous plants, distribution by province and territory, descriptive information, references and links.

Canadian Science Publishing Some Full Text

With roots in the early days of the National Research Council of Canada, today Canadian Science Publishing has grown to become Canada’s largest publisher of international scientific journals.

Canadian Science Publishing publishes 24 journals that cover the spectrum of natural and physical sciences and engineering, including three open access journals that are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary.

Use AU Library's Journal Title Search to determine whether AU subscribes to a particular title.

Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

The Encyclopedia was originally conceived and developed by Gaetan Charlesbois, a Montreal theatre critic, playwright, and actor. The site collects and disseminates information on Canadian plays, playwrights and theatre practitioners. The editorial board is comprised of members of the Association for Canadian Theatre Research.

Canadiana Online AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Canadiana Online is produced by the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM). It is a digital library providing access to more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history up to the late 19th century. The collection is strong in women's history, literature, trade and exploration, and native studies.

Cancer Surveillance On-Line Some Full Text

Access current cancer statistics in Canada. The database shows trends in cancer incidence by province and territory, by age group, over time, and for different cancer sites. Includes graphs and tables and instructions for downloading the information.

CanLII Some Full Text Open Access

Access Canadian judicial and legislative documents from federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions through CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute). CanLII is an excellent source for case-law and statutes and regulations.

Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance On-line

Access current cardiovascular disease statistics in Canada. The database shows trends for cardiovascular disease mortality and hospital separations by province and territory, by age group, over time. Includes graphs and tables and instructions for downloading the information.

Center for Research Libraries Some Full Text Open Access

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars a wealth of rare and uncommon primary source materials from all world regions.

CRL's deep and diverse collections are built by specialists and experts at the major U.S. and Canadian research universities, who work together to identify and preserve unique and uncommon documentation and evidence, and to ensure its long-term integrity and accessiblity to reesarchers in the CRL community.

ChemIDplus Some Full Text

This database, from the National Library of Medicine, allows users to search for detailed information about chemicals and substances.

China: Trade, Politics & Culture 1793-1980 AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database of original source materials contains items which relate to the interaction between China and the West dating from the time of the first embassy to China in 1793. Each document is fully searchable, and the manuscripts have been indexed for easy access.

CIA's World Factbook Some Full Text

Use this reference tool from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to access political, economic, environmental, and geographic information for most territories and countries in the world.

CiteSeer Some Full Text

CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.

City Population Some Full Text

This site provide population statistics for most countries, states, provinces and cities. It also provides some historical data which identifies population change.

Classical Music Library AU staff and students only

This online music database provides streaming access to classical music. It is browseable by genre and composer.  This is part of Music Online by Alexander Street Press

Classical Scores Library AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The Classical Scores Library provides full access to printed music scores from a range of composers and publishers. In addition to the full scores being available, it is also possible to listen to a recording of pieces if they are available in the corresponding Classical Music Library database.  This is part of Music Online by Alexander Street Press.

Classics at the Online Literature Library ebookSome Full Text

The site provides access to a small, but easily navigated selection of online classic works of English Literature.

CNW Group Some Full Text

For current Canadian and world news access the CNW Group website. The site includes news releases, Webcasts, photos, multimedia presentations and many other resources. Established in 1960, CNW Group is a leading and legitimate part of Canada's journalistic and financial reporting processes, recognized in all major newsrooms and financial institutions as a key element in the dissemination and receipt of timely information directly from source.

CogPrints Open Access

An electronic archive of papers in the areas of Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Biology.

Colecciones Mexicanas ebookSome Full Text

This database indexes and provides access to original and transcribed full-text documents. The collection includes Mexican Franciscan manuscripts from the 14th to the 19th centuries, literary Mexican periodicals of the 19th century, documents concerning Mexicans in the 19th century, and e-books.

Common Ground Open Some Full Text Open Access

Common Ground Open is an interdisciplinary compilation of open access articles published across Common Ground journals. Common Ground Open's publications are released under a Creative Commons license.

Common Ground Research Network's Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Collection ebookSome Full Text

Common Ground Research Network's Interdisciplinary Social Sciences database is a collection of journals and a book series exploring disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences, and between the social, natural and applied sciences.

Community Information Database Some Full Text

The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource developed to provide communities, researchers, and governments with access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada. The CID was developed by the Government of Canada’s Rural Secretariat in collaboration with the provinces and territories, other government departments, and community groups. The CID provides: * Access to over 500 pieces of data about your community or region, including: population, education, income, employment, families, and much more * An interactive map for displaying and accessing data * A tool for you to learn more about rural Canada

Computing Research Repository (CoRR) Open Access

The Computing Research Repository (CoRR) is an open access repository for the Association of Computing Machinery.

CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Open Access

CORE (COnnecting REpositories) aims to facilitate free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems. As of today, CORE gives you access to millions of scholarly articles aggregated from many Open Access repositories.

Cornell University Library Historical Math Monographs ebookSome Full Text

Access over 500 historical mathematics books that were scanned from originals held by the Cornell University Library.

CPG Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines Some Full Text Open Access

As the national repository of clinical practice guidelines in Canada, the Canadian Medical Association's CPG Infobase is an open-access database. Due to copyright constraints, full text access to certain guidelines, notably the SOGC guidelines, is limited to CMA members.

DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP) Some Full Text Open Access

DART - Europe E-Theses Portal is the site of the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The resource includes over one hundred thousand doctoral theses from fourteen European countries.

Deardorff's Glossary of International Economics

Alan V. Deardorff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at University of Michigan, is responsible for this glossary. It includes definitions, links to definitions and, where appropriate, links to additional information. Bibliographic information as well as origins of concepts and terms enhance the value of the glossary.

Defining Gender AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database contains primary documents, the majority of which are available for the first time in digital form. Documents include ephemera, diaries, periodicals, letters, and poetry, among other things, and have been fully indexed to allow easy access to the content.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Some Full Text

The fully searchable online version of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography provides biographical sketches of significant figures in Canadian history who died between the years 1000 and 1920.

Dictionary of Law 1893 Some Full Text

This dictionary and compendium of American and English jurisprudence, is based on a work originally compiled and written by William C. Anderson and published by T. H. Flood and Company in Chicago, 1893. This is an ongoing project dedicated to the idea that “in order to understand past and present Law, you must first understand the British and American definitions of words used and based in common law prior to 1900”.

Digital Thesis and Project Room Some Full Text Open Access

The AU Digital Thesis and Project Room (DTPR) is designed to provide researchers access to scholarly works, and to increase the availability of AU student research. Graduate student theses (2010 and earlier )and projects housed in this repository will contribute to worldwide graduate education, helping researchers--wherever they are located--to access AU resources and knowledge.
NOTE: For theses and dissertations from January 2011, visit the DTheses site.

Directory of Open Access Books Open Access

A large collection of open access books in subjects from agriculture to philosophy.

Directory of Open Access Journals Some Full Text Open Access

This directory provides a searchable, browseable listing of freely accessible online scientific and scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) Some Full Text Open Access

OpenDOAR allows you to search for academic open access repositories, and within these repositories.

Dryad Open Access

The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of datatypes.

DTheses Some Full Text Open Access

The DTheses site is a joint initiative between the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the AU Library to enable graduate students to submit their thesis or dissertation electronically to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Library. The Dthesis repository is dedicated to collecting, storing, preserving, and making accessible digital versions of the theses and dissertations produced by AU graduate students

Duhaime's Legal Dictionary Some Full Text

Canadian lawyer Lloyd Duhaime has researched and written this dictionary. The focus is on defining legal terminology in plain language.

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.

eCampusAlberta resources Open Access

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

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.

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.

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 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). 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 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.

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.

through EBSCO

through FirstSearch

through ProQuest

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.

EThOS Open Access

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

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”.

F1000 Research Open Access

An Open Science publishing platform for with research from the life sciences.

FAOSTAT Some Full Text

FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.

Fed in Print Open Access

Access to research published by the US Board of Governors and 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

Financial Performance Data Open Access

Financial Performance Data provides access to more than 1000 industries across Canada, including more than 30 performance benchmarks to help small businesses determine how they measure up to their competitors. Create a report to view financial performance data by industry, or connect to datasets. A Government of Canada website.

FindLaw for Legal Professionals Some Full Text

Search the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law 1996 through the FindLaw Web site which provides legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals.

First Nations Periodical Index

This index to journals of mainly Canadian native content, includes Canadian Journal of Native Education, Native Studies Review, and Canadian Journal of Native Studies.

Francopresse Some Full Text

Access full-text selected news items published in francophone newspapers.

Free Medical Journals Site Some Full Text Open Access

This site is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet. Journals are listed by specialty, and alphabetically by title, and non-English journals are listed as well.

Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing

This is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, history, and anything to do with computing.

Gale Primary Sources: 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.

Gender and Work Database

This database focuses on providing information on gender and work from a feminist political economy perspective. The modules included are health care, migration, precarious employment, technology, unions, and unpaid work.

Note: Please be aware that the call numbers provided in this database may not be applicable in the AU catalogue. To find out if AU Library has an item, please do a title search in the catalogue.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Some Full Text

The Getty Research Institute provides access to a vocabulary of place names around the world.

Google Earth

This is a free downloadable tool from Google that allows you to explore the Earth, even your own street, via satellite imagery. Google incorporates directory type information and special features such as images and articles about Africa from National Geographic.

Google Scholar Some Full Text

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

Search Google Scholar Tutorial

Note:  To have links to AU Library resources display on your Google Scholar results list, please access Google Scholar through AU Library, enter your MyAU login, and then begin searching.

Government of Canada Electronic Publications Some Full Text Open Access

Access Government of Canada information available electronically from Statistics Canada, Library of Parliament, Finance Canada, Industry Canada, etc.

Government of Canada Open Data Portal Open Access

The Government of Canada Open Data Portal contains open maps, and open data on demographics, government services, industry, and more.

Government Publication Office (GPO) (U.S.A.) Some Full Text Open Access

Search this database for federal government publications from the U.S.A. from about 50 different collections, including congressional committee reports, hearings, bills, journal of the House of Representatives, codes, and economic indicators.

GOVINFO: Canadian Federal Government Information

This bibliography of online Canadian federal government databases lists publicly accessible Government of Canada Web sites. Some of these databases require user registration.

Grand dictionnaire historique (17-18th C) Some Full Text Open Access

The ARTFL Project (University of Chicago) provides access to Le Grand dictionnaire historique, ou le Mélange curieux de l'Histoire sacrée et profane, etc., compiled by Louis Moréri from 1671 to 1759. Moréri's dictionnaire was an important predecessor to modern encyclopedias and went through 20 editions before it succumbed to Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie. Moréri's work defended the worldview of the Roman Catholic Church, and emphasized historical and biographical entries.

Grand dictionnaire terminologique Some Full Text

From Office de la langue française, Quebec this dictionary contains over 3 million English and French terms in 200 fields of activity.

HAL Open Access

This database is an open access archive where authors have deposited their research for wider dissemination and preservation. It includes resources across a variety of disciplines, including the sciences, medicine, and the humanities and social sciences.

Hathi Trust Open Access

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Health Profile Some Full Text

This profile features health region data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's health surveys, administrative data, and the census of population. The application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data available for a selected health region, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select any region of choice for comparison.

Health Trends Some Full Text

This product presents comparable time-series data for a range of health indicators from a number of sources including the Canadian Community Health Survey, Vital Statistics, and Canadian Cancer Registry. The application is designed to give quick access to recent trends that can be customized by indicator or by geography.

Health: Statistics Canada Some Full Text

This is a portal for Statistics Canada health information. There are links to various surveys, statistical tools, and information about the health of Canadians.

HighWire Open Access

Access more than two million freely available articles in the sciences from this site.

Hindawi Open Access

Hindawi is a rapidly growing academic publisher with 436 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines.

Historical Map Archive Some Full Text

Access a collection of American and world historical maps from the University of Alabama.

HS Talks AU staff and students only

Video lectures and case studies by leading world experts on business topics including marketing and sales, strategy, technology and operations, finance, accounting and economics, global business management, management, leadership, & organization.

Information Please Some Full Text

Search or browse the Information Please Almanacs.

Institute of Intergovernmental Relations Databases

Search the web site of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations (IIGR), and four databases on federalism and multilevel governance maintained by IIGR, in cooperation with the Canadian Network of Federalism Studies (CNFS).

InTech Open Access

Over 2000 open access books from across the sciences.

International Music Score Library Project

This site contains more than 250,000 musical scores and 25,000 audio recordings.

Internet Archive Some Full Text

This archive collects digital material including texts, audio, moving images, and software. It provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

This encyclopedia is based on submissions from philosophy professors or graduate students.

Internet Public Library Online Texts Collection ebookSome Full Text

Over 20,000 titles covering a broad range of subjects are available for searching or for browsing by author, title, or Dewey Decimal Classification.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2004 Some Full Text

Access taxonomic, conservation status, and distribution information on threatened and extinct animal species through the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN - The World Conservation Union. The purpose of the IUCN Red List is to determine relative risk of extinction and to catalogue and highlight those taxa at greatest risk.

Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic Open Access

Research from Japanese institutions in the areas of science and technology. Open Access

JURN is a unique search-engine dedicated to indexing free and ‘open access’ ejournals in the arts and humanities.

L'anglais Des Affaires: Business English Some Full Text

English-French and French-English glossary for Business terminology.

LAC Electronic Collection ebookSome Full Text

The Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) includes over 6000 Canadian book and periodical titles published online by commercial and government publishers. The publications exist in various formats, including HTML, PDF, ASCII and others and in some cases software such as Acrobat Reader is required to read the texts. Some titles are labeled "Restricted Access" and are accessible on-site at the LAC only.

Latino Literature AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access poetry, drama, and fiction by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. The collection includes published, unpublished and rare materials dating primarily from the Chicano Renaissance to the present. Additional resources such as playbills and performance material, book covers, and flyers are included. Dictionary Some Full Text

Access to The People's Law Dictionary by Gerald and Kathleen Hill, is provided by, a news and information network designed for legal professionals.

Leximagne Some Full Text

This directory links to nearly 800 Web-based French dictionaries, glossaries, and word lists classified by subject. ebook

This website provides free audio versions of books in the public domain. Its texts generally are taken from Project Gutenberg, and include a wide variety of materials including literature, and philosophical texts, among other things.

Lonely Planet Online Some Full Text

From the publishers of the Lonely Planet travel guides, this Web site provides access to destination profiles for almost every country in the world.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online Some Full Text

LDOCE Online offers free access to a range of Longman monolingual and bilingual dictionaries that are specifically designed for learners and teachers of English, and for people who need to use English as a second language at work. The dictionaries have integrated thesaurus, collocations and important grammar information.

Mass Observation Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This collection contains both manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass-Observation organisation, and covers social history in the modern era.

Medieval Travel Writing AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This collection of medieval manuscripts from the 13th -16th centuries, has been produced in colour where appropriate, and allows for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and fantasy.

MyiLibrary E-books AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Now provided by Ebook Central.

National Center for Education Statistics Some Full Text

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary United States federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

National Geographic Map Machine Some Full Text

The National Geographic Society's map and geographical information site contains maps, profiles, and facts about the countries of the world.

Native Health Database

This site provides citations and abstracts to current and historic First Nations and Aboriginal health research from Canada and the United States. This extensive collection includes articles, reports, and surveys dating back to 1652.

Nature Scientific Data: Open Data Repositories Open Access

Nature's publishers have created a list of recommended open access data repositories. Collections are focused on STEM fields, as well as the health and social sciences.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Open Access

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

Nineteenth Century California Sheet Music Some Full Text

This site provides access to sheet music published in19th century California. The collection is searchable, and can also be browsed by image subject (cover page) and music subject.

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access primary documents dedicated to the personal experiences of those immigrating to Canada and the United States between 1800 and 1950. The collection includes hard to find original material and some audio files.

North American Theatre Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This collection represents a “major initiative to provide detailed reference information for every theatrical figure, every play, every theatre, every major production, and every production company, from Colonial times to the present, in both Canada and the United States.” The database can be used to cross-search other Alexander Street Press drama databases.

North American Women's Drama AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access over a 1000 plays by over 200 American women playwrights. The collection includes information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access detailed accounts spanning from colonial times to 1950 in the letters and diaries of women resident in North America. The collection includes published letters and diaries and some unpublished documents as well as biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography.

OAIster Some Full Text Open Access

OAIster provides access to over twenty two million items from open access repositories across the globe. OAIster can be searched or browsed.

OAPEN Library Open Access

Over 2000 open access books from across the sciences.

ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science ebookSome Full Text

This dictionary of Library and Information Science terminology was created by Joan M. Reitz, Assistant Professor/Instruction Librarian at the Ruth A. Haas Library, Western Connecticut State University (WCSU).

OECD Information and Statistics Some Full Text

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development provides a wealth of information on economic, social development, and health conditions around the world. The statistics and reports are quite informative.

OneLook Dictionaries Some Full Text

The site provides a special Internet search engine that finds your word in online dictionaries in a range of languages. The actual dictionaries are provided by other Web sites.

Online Books Page ebookSome Full Text

Search or browse over 16,000 online books and access relevant news, special exhibitions and links to other e-book collections.

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences Some Full Text

Search an electronic version of this dictionary, which is a product of Athabasca University and the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP). It consists of approx. 1000 entries covering the disciplines of sociology, criminology, political science and women's studies with a commitment to Canadian examples, events and names.

Open Humanities Press Open Access

Open Humanities Press is an international, scholar-led open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought available worldwide.

Open Research Online Open Access

Open Research Online is the Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs.

Open Syllabus Finder Open Access

It represents roughly 5 percent of English-language curriculums in the last decade, researchers guess, although its collection is skewed towards the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia. 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.

OpenDOAR Some Full Text Open Access

OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories, is a directory of academic open access repositories. Included in this resource are repositories from global universities and colleges, as well as Libraries, historical societies, and a range of other academically focused organizations.

OpenGLAM Open Access

This site is run by Open Knowledge and is an initiative to building a global cultural commons for everyone to use, access, and enjoy. It does so by working with GLAM organizations, which are galleries, libraries, archives, and museums, to open their content and data.

Notably, this site houses the online journal called The Public Domain Review which is focused on cultural works in the public domain. For more information visit:
Note: Additionally, this site curates lists of open collections from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums around the world. To access their open collections list, you’ll need to create a free account at:

Oral History Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access collections of oral history in English from around the world, including full-text narratives and interviews, audio and video files and thousands of bibliographic records.

OSSHE Historical & Cultural Atlas Resource Some Full Text

This collection of maps and images for Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and North America, has been developed cooperatively between the University of Oregon Department of History, UO New Media Center and Department of Geography InfoGraphics Lab. All of the atlas resources contained in the site are original materials produced for this project.

Oxford Open Some Full Text Open Access

Oxford Open embraces both green and gold open access (OA) publishing to support their mission to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research.

Oxford Text Archive ebookSome Full Text

Founded in 1976 and dedicated to encouraging the acceptance of electronic texts within academia, the Archive contains an extensive collection of high quality e-texts and reference works in a variety of languages.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Quotations Some Full Text

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is the most famous book of quotations and allows you to determine who said what and to find quotations by subject. The site provides a searchable, cross-indexed listing of many familiar quotations, each traced to the original author. You can also search The Columbia World of Quotations or Simpson's Contemporary Quotations.

Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data) Open Access

re3data offers detailed information on more than 2,000 research data repositories. In this collection, data repositories from every domain and in every country can be browsed by subject, country, or content type, and searched by any combination of 41 different attributes.


The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) REHABDATA database spans almost 50 years of disability and rehabilitation research. More than 200,000 abstracts are available through this database, including approximately 115,000 records originally indexed in the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) database.

Retraction Watch Database

Retraction Watch Database is a collection of journal article retractions (i.e., articles that have been withdrawn, or revised after publication) curated by the founders of the Retraction Watch blog.
Note: For more information on how to search the database, please read the Retraction Watch Database User guide here:

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 Knowledge AU staff and students onlyebook

Sage Knowledge (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Synergies Canada Open Access

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

Taylor & Francis Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Search this database for articles on subjects including health, cultural studies, business, earth sciences, literature, and others. The database also includes citations for books on a variety of topics.

TED Talks

This site provides access to videos of talks given at the Technology, Education, Design (TED) conference.

Telephone Directories on the Web

The site provides an index of online telephone books and includes hundreds of links to yellow pages, white pages, business directories, e-mail addresses and fax listings from over 170 countries

The 'Lectric Law Library's Legal Lexicon's Some Full Text

Access thousands of definitions and explanations of legal terms, phrases and concepts through this virtual law library.

Theatre in Video AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Theatre in Video provides access to definitive performances of important plays and documentaries in streaming video.

Thompson Rivers University Open Data Portals and Repositories List Open Access

Thompson Rivers University's Open Data LibGuide contains links to a variety of key open data portals and repositories.

TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists) Some Full Text

This database provides access to the tables of contents of about 185 journals of interest to classicists. Some full text is available.

Toporama Some Full Text

The Natural Resources Canada site gives access to topographic maps from across Canada.

TOXNET (National Library of Medicine)

TOXNET, NLM's toxicolgy information services, have been integrated into other NLM products and services, listed at this site.

Twentieth Century North American Drama AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access plays by North American playwrights from the late 1800s to the present. The collection includes information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.

UC Press E-Books Collection Open Access

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, (University of California) includes over 700 open access books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 ebookSome Full Text Open Access

This collection includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. This collection is published by the California Digital Library.

UN Atlas of the Oceans Some Full Text

This Atlas is the result of collaboration between the United Nations and scientific institutions including the National Geographic Society, the Census of Marine Life and the Food and Agriculture Organization. The Atlas features information about the oceans including maps and statistics, research, climatology, ecology, and information about uses of the oceans. It also covers issues such as food security, climate change, governance and human health. There is a section in which information is categorized by geographical area.

United Nations Statistics Division

The United Nations Statistics Division provides a global centre for data on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment, and demographic and social statistics gathered from national and international sources.

Universitat Regensburg Electronic Journals Library Open Access

623 institutions actively take part in the Electronic Journals Library - an index of freely available journals, which was founded by the University Library of Regensburg.

Voilà: National Union Catalogue

Voilà, Canada's National Union Catalogue, is a single point of access to the collections of libraries across Canada. Included are books, magazines, maps, music, and more, including works in special format (e.g., braille, large print, talking books, captioned videos, etc.), for persons who are print- or hearing-impaired. Search this for books and material that are held by Library and Archives Canada.

Wiley Online Library AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Wiley Online Library, formerly known as Wiley InterScience now includes journal content formerly on Blackwell Synergy, providing access to more than 3 million articles across 2300+ journals. Coverage includes business, computer science, criminology, education, health, law, mathematics, psychology, sciences and social sciences.

Wiley Open Access Open Access

Wiley Open Access publishes authoritative peer reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Focusing on women in social movements in the U.S. between 1700 and 2000 this collection includes documents pertaining to women and social movements, “document projects” that interpret and present documents, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. Women's History, and teaching tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the document projects.

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository ebookSome Full Text Open Access

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. The OKR contains thousands of research works including World Bank Group Annual Reports and Independent Evaluation Studies, all World Development Reports (WDRs) plus recent WDR background papers, books published by the World Bank Group, journal articles, and more.

World Wide Web Acronym and Abbreviation Some Full Text

The site allows you to look up acronyms (words formed from the initial letters of other words) and abbreviations. This dictionary does not distinguish initialisms (each letter pronounced separately e.g. CBC) from acronyms (pronounced as a word e.g. NATO). This is not an exhaustive source for acronyms, but is updated based on submissions and failed searches.

WorldCat Open Access

Access the world's most comprehensive bibliography, with millions of bibliographic records catalogued by OCLC member libraries. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

WorldLII Some Full Text Open Access

Use WorldLII (World Legal Information Institute) to search over 270 databases from 48 jurisdictions in 20 countries, including the databases of world-wide Legal Information Institutes such as CanLII. This is an excellent source for researching case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, and law journals from around the globe.

Your Dictionary Some Full Text

This comprehensive dictionary site includes foreign languages, acronyms, thesauri, grammar, and subject dictionaries.

Zenodo Open Access

Zenodo is an open dependable home for the long-tail of science, enabling researchers to share and preserve any research outputs in any size, any format and from any science.