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.


AccessScience AU staff and students only

Search an online version of McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, updated to include late-breaking news stories, recent research developments and links to related Web sites.


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.
 

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


CAIRN AU staff and students only Some 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.


Caltech Theses Some Full Text Open Access

This site contains full text post graduate theses from Caltech.


Cambridge Journals Online AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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


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.


CINAHL Plus with Full Text AU staff and students only Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library Some Full Text

Access full text and citations for journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. Includes legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.


CogPrints Open Access

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

Communication & Mass Media Collection AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Search this database to find full text articles in the areas of communication studies, business, education, European literature, journalism, language and linguistics, psychology and sociology.


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.

Counseling and Therapy in Video AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This streaming video collection provides access to videos on the topics of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.


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.

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.com 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.


ERIC Some Full Text Open Access

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.

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Erudit AU staff and students only ebook Some 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 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.

Expanded Academic ASAP AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This database provides access to a range of resources related to the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and technology.


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.


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.

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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.

Informa Healthcare AU staff and students only Some Full Text

InformaHealthcare.com combines the pharmaceutical, life science and medical journal titles published by Informa Healthcare onto one platform to simplify your experience, and deliver online content from more than 170 journals.


InTech Open Access

Over 2000 open access books from across the sciences.

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.


Journals@Ovid Full Text AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Search this database of hundreds of journals from over 50 publishers and societies covering Clinical Medicine, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Nursing, Physical Science & Engineering, and Psychology. Full text is included for selected titles, with particular strength in the areas of nursing and medicine.

Note: Previously called "Ovid Journals with Selected Nursing Journals Full Text" 

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.

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.

MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences AU staff and students only ebook

Abstracts, references and some linked materials are available in this comprehensive reference work on the cognitive sciences from MIT Press.


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

MyiLibrary provides access to e-books from the following publishers: Springer, Humana and World Book. It is possible to browse or search the content.


National Film Board AU staff and students only Some Full Text

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


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).

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.


Online Books Page ebook Some Full Text

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


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.


Original Sources from Encyclopedia Britannica Some Full Text

Original Sources from Encyclopedia Britannica provides access to primary source documents in the areas of U.S. and World History, Literature, Social Sciences, Religion, Philosophy and Language. It is possible to both browse and search this full text collection.


Oxford Journals AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Oxford Journals provides backfile access to over 230 academic and research journals published by Oxford University Press in the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, law, medicine, mathematics and physical sciences.


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.


Past Masters AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

Past Masters provides full text access to primary source humanities resources which usually contain the complete works of specific authors. It is possible to both browse and search the database.


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.


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 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 Nursing & Allied Health Source AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Formerly known as Proquest Nursing Journals, search this database of some of the leading journals in nursing and related publications. Considerable full text is provided.
 

PsycARTICLES AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Provides full text access to a selection of journals published by the American Psychological Association and other related organizations. Journals indexed in this database are also indexed in PsycINFO.

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

PsycBOOKS AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This American Psychological Association (APA) database provides access to chapters of books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. In additional to scholarly titles published by APA from copyright years 1953 - 2004, the database includes out-of-print books and classic books "of landmark historical impact in psychology."
 

PsycCRITIQUES AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Access weekly releases of reviews of current books and films relevant to studies in psychology and related disciplines. This American Psychological Association (APA) database also contains book reviews previously published back to 1995.
 

PsycEXTRA AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This American Psychological Association (APA) bibliographic and full text database is a companion database to the scholarly PsycINFO database. PsycEXTRA provides access to technical, annual and government reports, conference papers, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, consumer brochures, etc.
 

Psychology Collection AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This database provides access to articles in psychology, child development, education, family studies, psychiatry, and health and medicine.
 

PsycINFO AU staff and students only

Search the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics. Coverage is worldwide, and includes citations and abstracts to journal articles, dissertations, book chapters and books.
 

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 Canada Some Full Text Open Access

PMC Canada aims to provide a freely accessible, Canada-based archive of biomedical and health research findings. PubMed Central Canada is a free digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences literature based on PubMed Central, the archive developed by the US National Library of Medicine and in partnership with the National Research Council's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The search interface allows anyone to browse, search and download articles.


PubMedCentral 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.


Religion and Philosophy Collection AU staff and students only Some Full Text

Search this database to find full text articles in the areas of religion, philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, family studies, government and political science, regional and area studies, sociology and social work, and science and technology.
 

Sage Journals Online AU staff and students only Some 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 only ebook

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.
Note: Formerly called Sage Reference

Sage Reference AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

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

Note: Now called Sage Knowledge.

ScienceDirect AU staff and students only ebook Some Full Text

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

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

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

Scopus AU staff and students only

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

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Social Sciences Citation Index via Web of Science AU staff and students only

A citation index allows you to search an article's cited references and enables you to use a published article that you know to locate later articles that cite it. This index provides access to journals spanning 50 social sciences disciplines and includes individually selected, relevant items from thousands of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.


Social Services Abstracts

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

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.

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

Synergies Canada Open Access

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

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.

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.

Vocations and Career Collection AU staff and students only Some Full Text

This full text database provides access to scholarly materials written in the areas of vocations, careers, education, and psychology, among others.
 

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.