Academic One File AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This multidisciplinary database provides access to full text articles in a range of subject areas, with coverage dating back as far as 1980.


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 Project AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

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.


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 American Song AU staff and students only

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 Song.


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 Song AU staff and students only

This database provides access to more than 50,000 American folk songs on topics like Civil Rights, the Civil War and the Revolutionary War.


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.

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.

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.
 

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.


Cambridge Journals Online AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Access journals from Cambridge University Press covering the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.


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.


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.


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.


Classical Scores Library AU staff and students only Some 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.


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.

Credo Reference AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

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.


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: This resource was formerly named eBrary.

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.

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eBrary AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

Access a growing e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas from a variety of prestigious academic publishers.

Note: This resource is now called Ebook Central.

Eighteenth Century Journals I & II AU staff and students only Some Full Text

The Eighteenth Century Journals I & II 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.


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.


Encyclopedia of Music in Canada

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.


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.

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.


Fine Arts and Music Collection AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Search this database for full text articles on fine arts, music, literature, history, and popular culture.
 

General Reference Center Gold AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This database provides access to a range of general and scholarly journals and magazines in a variety of subject areas, including history, music, Canadian Studies, business, sociology, philosophy and religion and others.
 

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.
 

Grove Music Online AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Grove Music Online includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, in full text.

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.

Humanities Full Text Some Full Text

This database provides access to scholarly peer reviewed materials in the Humanities, including music, literature, art, history and criticism.


International Music Score Library Project

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


JSTOR AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Search this archive of scholarly journal articles 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.

Learned Journals Collection

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.


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.

Music Online: Contemporary World Music AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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.


Music Online: Popular Music Library AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This database contains a variety of popular music styles, from jazz, blues and rock, to hip hop, new age and ambient. Many of the artists represented in this database are well known.


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 Music Library AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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.

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

Naxos Music Library Jazz AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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.

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).

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.


OAIster Some Full Text Open Access

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


Open Depot Open Access

Open Depot is mainly a repository for researchers who do not have a repository to deposit their open access work in their own institutions. It is managed by EDINA in the UK.

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.


Oxford Music Online AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Oxford Music Online provides access to Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Oxford Reference AU staff and students only

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.


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.


Popular Culture Collection 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.
 

Project Gutenberg ebook Some Full Text

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


Project MUSE AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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

ProQuest Arts Databases AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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

ProQuest 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."


Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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

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

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 only Some 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.


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.


UC Press E-Books Collection Open Access

UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, 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 ebook Some 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.


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 Open Access Open Access

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