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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.
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.
This is a database of open access journals. The journal articles are freely accessible online and include both the sciences and the humanities
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.
This site contains full text post graduate theses from Caltech.
Access journals from Cambridge University Press covering the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
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.
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.
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.
This streaming video collection provides access to videos on the topics of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.
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.
Access a growing e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas from a variety of prestigious academic publishers.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 database provides access to a range of resources related to the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abstracts, references and some linked materials are available in this comprehensive reference work on the cognitive sciences from MIT Press.
MyiLibrary provides access to e-books from the following publishers: Springer, Humana and World Book. It is possible to browse or search the content.
This database provides online access to films produced by the National Film Board.
OAIster provides access to over twenty two million items fom open access repositories across the globe. OAIster can be searched or browsed.
Search or browse over 16,000 online books and access relevant news, special exhibitions and links to other e-book collections.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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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.
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.
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.