Databases

Library and Information Science

Results 1 - 12 of 12
AMICUS

AMICUS (National Library of Canada) searches over 25 million bibliographic records describing books, magazines, government documents, theses, sound recordings, maps, etc. providing details on 43 million holdings from over 1,300 Canadian libraries, including NLC.

More Info / Permalink
Book Review Index
Coverage:1965 to the present

A comprehensive online guide to book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications.

More Info / Permalink
Canada's Information Resource Centre
Coverage:Current

Canada's Information Resource Centre integrates the content of 7 directories into a single online Canadian resource. Provides access to over 100,000 Canadian organizations, contacts, facts and figures.  The database includes the following titles: 

  • Associations Canada
  • Canadian Almanac & Directory
  • Canadian Environmental Resource Guide
  • Financial Services Canada
  • Governments Canada
  • Major Canadian Cities Compared and Ranked
  • Career & Employment Canada 

 

# of users:1
More Info / Permalink
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Note:

A new edition (17th) of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) has been released. Here's What's New in CMOS 17.

Provides guidance on citing sources, reference formats, grammar and usage, and manuscript production. Both the 17th (2017) and 16th (2010) editions are available online. 
Note that there are two formats in Chicago style: notes with bibliography, used for the humanities and some social sciences, and parenthetical citations with reference list, used predominantly by the physical, natural, and social sciences.
More Info / Permalink
E-LIS

An electronic open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, in Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application activities

More Info / Permalink
EBSCOhost Databases
Coverage:varies by database

Allows you to cross-search over 25 indexing, abstracting, and fulltext databases in a range of subjects. For the most part, these databases help you find scholarly journal articles, although you may also find scholarly books and other types of documents. Some databases provide the full text of online articles, and some only provide citations. Use the get it! button to link to available full text.

 

McMaster has access to the following databases on the EBSCOhost platform:

  • AgeLine
  • America: History & Life
  • Anthropology Plus
  • Art Abstracts
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
  • Business Source Complete
  • CINAHL
  • Communication Source (combines 'Communication Abstracts' and 'Communication & Mass Media Complete')
  • eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary eBooks; all titles in this collection are listed individually in McMaster's library catalogue)
  • EconLit with Fulltext
  • Film & Television Literature Index
  • GreenFILE
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Humanities Abstracts
  • L'Annee Philologique
  • LGBT Life with Full Text
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Music Index
  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Old Testament Abstracts
  • Regional Business News
  • Social Sciences Abstracts
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • SPORTDiscus
  • Teacher Reference Center
More Info / Permalink
GPO Monthly Catalog
Coverage:1976 to the present

The U.S. GPO (Government Printing Office) Monthly Catalog of Publications consists of references to 455,000+ publications that deal with all subjects of interest to the U.S. government. Covers all types of U.S. government publications, including: Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records.

More Info / Permalink
InfoSci-Books
Coverage:2000 to the present

InfoSci-Books is a fully searchable database providing access to chapters from every book and reference work IGI Global has published since the year 2000. IGI Global is a publisher of scholarly research on advanced computer science and information technology research with an especially strong focus on the role, impact, and effective use of technology across a variety of settings, including business, education, health care, government, and more. The database includes over 3,000 scholarly books, and includes major reference works. Individual titles can also be accessed through the library catalogue.

More Info / Permalink
Journals @ Scholars Portal

The Scholars Portal e-journals database contains over 50 million articles from over 20,000 full text journals covering many disciplines. Allows you to

  • search and access full text articles from a range of academic publishers
  • browse journals by subject
  • subscribe to RSS feeds for journal updates
  • search for figures and tables within articles
  • link to cited and citing references
  • print, email and download records
  • save citations to bibliographic management software
More Info / Permalink
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Coverage:1966 to present

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) contains indexing, abstracts, and full text of articles from more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing.

Was formerly Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA), and continues ISTA's coverage of information science and significantly increases the coverage of library science. 149 ISTA titles are upgraded to Core coverage, and 121 new periodicals are included.

More Info / Permalink
SAGE Research Methods (SRMO)

Contains information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, pulled from over 750 handbooks, encyclopedias, and journal articles. Supports researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings.

Includes

  • Fulltext e-books
  • Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries
  • “Little Green Books” (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)
  • “Little Blue Books” (Qualitative Methods in Social Science)
  • short videos
  • Methods Map - a visualization tool showing the relationships between methods

 

More Info / Permalink
Ulrichsweb

Contains bibliographic descriptions and ordering information for approximately 300,000 periodicals (also known as serials) including scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers. Information includes:

  • publisher, country of publication, format, whether active or ceased, start year, frequency
  • document type, e.g., academic/scholarly, consumer magazine, etc.
  • whether refereed/peer reviewed
  • abstracting & indexing coverage
  • full-text database coverage
  • reviews
More Info / Permalink