This multidisciplinary database provides access to full text articles in a range of subject areas, with coverage dating back as far as 1980.
The database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more.
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-Books (HEB) is an online, fully searchable collection of 4,680 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.
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 American Song provides online streaming access to a range of different genres of music, including blues, jazz, gospel, ragtime, folk and narratives.
This is now part of American Music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CMPI is an index of articles from Canadian music periodicals and includes information about articles dating from the late-19th century to the present.
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.
This online music database provides streaming access to classical music. It is browseable by genre and composer.
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.
Access a selection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, as well as subject-specific online reference books for business, science, law, history and other disciplines.
NOTE: For theses and dissertations from January 2011, visit the DTheses site.
This directory provides a searchable, browseable listing of freely accessible online scientific and scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.
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.
The Eighteenth Century Journals collection contains rare journals published between 1693 and 1799. Topics covered in these journals include all aspects of eighteenth century social, political and literary life. Among the specific subjects covered are marriage, morality, theatre and opera, religion, Alexander Pope, the Irish Rebellion, the French and American revolutions, radicalism and education.
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.
This is now part of the Canadian Encyclopedia and run by Historica Canada. The Second Edition of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (1992) is designed to enable musicians, music scholars, students, and music lovers globally to have immediate access to information about music in Canada.
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.
This online streaming video database provides access to a range of content across areas of the AU curriculum.
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.
This database provides access to scholarly peer reviewed materials in the Humanities, including music, literature, art, history and criticism.
This site contains more than 250,000 musical scores and 25,000 audio recordings.
The Learned Journals Collection from the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers is not available. Please use the AU Journal Title list to search for the title of the journal that you are looking for. If it isn't available, please contact the Library or submit an Interlibrary loan request.
We also suggest that you use the Discover tool on the Library's home page to search for articles.
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.
This database of contemporary world music contains music in a variety of styles, including reggae, fado, flamenco, Balkanic jazz, world beat and world fusion, among others.
This database contains a variety of popular music styles, from jazz, blues and rock, to hip hop, new age and ambient. Many of the artists represented in this database are well known.
This database provides online access to films produced by the National Film Board.
Naxos Music Library provides access to more than 30,000 recordings on the Naxos and Marco Polo music labels, as well as selected recordings from other labels. This collection provides access to music in a range of different genres, including classical, world and gospel.
The Naxos Music Library Jazz collection provides access to approximately 2200 jazz recordings on a variety of labels, including the Naxos label. More than 500 different jazz musicians are included in this collection.
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.
OAIster provides access to over twenty two million items fom open access repositories across the globe. OAIster can be searched or browsed.
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.
Access a cross-searchable web database that brings together dictionaries of quotations, language dictionaries and thesauri, and dictionaries for science and medicine, humanities and social science, and business and law, as well as the World Encyclopedia.
This database provides full text access to resources published in the arts, humanities and social sciences over the last 200 years.
Project Gutenberg provides free online access to over 42,000 classic and important texts in education, music, history, philosophy, political science and other subjects.
"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."
Access "a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions." The collection includes the published recordings of the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of other labels. The collection also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology, sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Search the web version of Ulrich's Periodicals Directory for comprehensive and authoritative information on periodicals published across the globe.