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.


Academic Search Alumni AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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

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

Academic Search Complete AU staff and students only Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library Some Full Text

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


ACLS Humanities E-Book AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

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


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 only Some 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 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.


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

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

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

Asian American Drama AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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


AU Press ebook Some 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.


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.
 

BCcampus Open Textbooks ebook Some Full Text Open Access

The B.C. Open Textbook Collection is home to a growing selection of open textbooks for a variety of subjects and specialties. Discover open textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty, meet their accessibility requirements, and/or include ancillary materials (quizzes, test banks, slides, videos, etc.).

Black Drama AU staff and students only Some 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 Drama 2nd edition AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Black Drama, Second Edition contains approximately 1,462 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 600 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

Cambridge Core AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

Cambridge Core provides access to unique, scholarly content published by Cambridge University Press, in one user-friendly and fully searchable online platform.

Note: This resource combines the e-book database Cambridge Histories Online and partial access to the journal article database Cambridge Journals Online.
Temporarily, access to the online journals is 2004-2007.  We are working on correcting this situation.  If you need a more current article, please submit an interlibrary loan request.  We will get it for you as quickly as possible.  We apologize for the incovenience. 

Cambridge Histories Online AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

This database provides access to the full text of books from the Cambridge Histories series.  Athabasca University Library has access to full text content for items published prior to 2013.

Note: This resource is now called Cambridge Core.

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.


CBCA Complete AU staff and students only ebook Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library Some Full Text

CBCA Complete is a comprehensive database of Canadian materials, and comprises CBCA Business, CBCA Education, and CBCA Reference & Current Events. It includes full text journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.


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.

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.


Ebook Central AU staff and students only ebook

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

eBooks on EBSCOHost AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

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

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

Ebsco Open Dissertations Some Full Text Open Access

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

eDuke Books Scholarly Collection AU staff and students only ebook

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


eScholarship Editions ebook Some 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.

Film Scripts Online AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Film Scripts Online Series contains over 1,100 scripts and makes available, for the first time, accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays. Now film scholars can compare the writer’s vision with the producer’s and director’s interpretations from page to screen.

Films on Demand AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This online streaming video database provides access to a range of content across areas of the AU curriculum.


Gale Literary Sources AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Gale Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
 

Gale Literature Criticism Online AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Hindawi Open Access

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

JSTOR AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Search this archive of scholarly journal articles and ebooks in the Arts and Social Sciences. JSTOR aims to provide access to a complete back run reaching back to Volume I, Issue 1 for every JSTOR participating journal. To protect publishers from lost revenues, recent issues (within 2-5 years) are held back from the archive.

JURN.org Open Access

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

Latino Literature AU staff and students only Some 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.


Literature Online AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Search this database of literary works, literature journals and ciriticism and reference sources. Now called Proquest One Literature (1500-2008)

MasterFILE Premier AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This database is designed specifically for public libraries. It provides access to reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection that includes photos, maps and flags. Made available through the TAL Subscriptions Alberta agreement.

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

MyiLibrary E-books AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

Now provided by Ebook Central.


National Film Board AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This database provides online access to films produced by the National Film Board.


Naxos Spoken Word Library AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Naxos Spoken Word Library provides access to audio books in a variety of different genres, including history, biography, music, literature, fiction, children's titles, Shakespeare's plays, and poetry.

Note: Please be sure to log out after using this service.

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).
 

North American Theatre Online AU staff and students only Some 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 only Some 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.


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.


OASIS ebook Some Full Text Open Access

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 97 sources and contains more than 368,000 records. OASIS is being developed at SUNY's Geneseo's Milne Library.

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.
 

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.


Popular Culture Studies AU staff and students only Some 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.
 

Project MUSE AU staff and students only Some 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 Dissertations and Theses - Full Text AU staff and students only Some 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 One Literature AU staff and students only Some 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.


Shakespeare Collection: Featuring The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works AU staff and students only Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library Some 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.


SpringerLink AU staff and students only ebook Some 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.


Synergies Canada Open Access

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

TED Talks

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


Theatre in Context Collection AU staff and students only Some Full Text

O’Dell’s Annals of the New York Stage, the Oxford University Press Companion series, and Greenwood’s American Theatre Companies series are just a few of the many in-copyright sources included in the Theatre in Context Collection. Placed alongside thousands of playbills, posters, photographs, and related theatrical ephemera, users will be able to paint a more comprehensive picture of the life and evolution of dramatic works.  An Alexander Street Press collection.

Theatre in Video AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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


Theatre Information Group

The Theatre Information Group collections include theatre archives and libraries from across the UK. It provides both collection and item level descriptions for these materials.


Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This database allows you to search two hundred years of The Times (London) in full text. Articles, editorials and advertising are all available in full text.


Twentieth Century North American Drama AU staff and students only Some 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.

Ulrichsweb AU staff and students only

Search the web version of Ulrich's Periodicals Directory for comprehensive and authoritative information on periodicals published across the globe.


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.
 

Wiley Online Library AU staff and students only Some 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.