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Academic OneFile
Coverage:1980 to the present, but varies by title. Updated daily.

A good general-purpose article index to scholarly journals and popular magazines. Provides coverage of over 60 million articles from over 12,000 scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals, newspapers, newswire services and magazines. Designed primarily to support undergraduate-level research, the database is useful to anyone seeking information on topics in the areas of current events, general sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. Contains a mix of citations, abstracts, and full-text articles. Database size as of April 1/09: 31,287,432 articles. 

Also contains:

  • Audio versions of every NPR broadcast since 1990 with transcripts
  • Podcasts and transcripts from major news sources
  • Full audio versions of all major medical journals
  • Links to hundreds of live surgeries
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Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)
Coverage:1976 to present
A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities; it fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals. It contains a current total of over 2.5 million records. Subjects covered include archaeology, art, architecture, asian studies, classics, dance, folklore, history, language, linguistics, literary reviews, literature, music, philosophy, poetry, radio, television, & film, religion and theatre. As of January 2000, the Arts & Humanities Index contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts.

Includes access to the Endnote Web citation manager: accounts must initially be created from within the McMaster ip range.
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British Humanities Index
Coverage:1962 to present

Indexes and abstracts over 370 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK. Major areas of coverage include: architecture, archaeology, art, antiques, cinema, current affairs, education, economics, environment, foreign affairs, gender studies, history, language, law, linguistics, literature, music, painting, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion and theatre.

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CBCA Reference and Current Events
Coverage:varies by title

Provides access to a wide range of Canadian periodicals, from academic titles to special interest publications to general magazines. The academic titles include the most prominent journals from the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Other magazines focus on opinion, public policy, children/youth, lifestyles, arts and culture, health, regional concerns, etc.

Current events content includes Canadian newspapers, newswires, transcripts and magazines. Covers politics, business, the arts, sports, and any other kind of news, whether happening in Canada or abroad. Newspapers, newswires, newsmagazines, as well as television and radio transcripts are indexed. Full-text is available for selected titles. Provides indexing for the following Canadian newspapers:

  • Calgary Herald: Jan. 2, 1982 to Dec. 31, 2001
  • Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia): Jan. 2, 1982 to current
  • Gazette (Montreal): Jan. 2, 1982 to Dec. 30, 2001
  • Globe and Mail: Jan. 1, 1982 to current
  • National Post: Oct. 27, 1998 to current
  • Sunday Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia): April 26, 1998 to Dec. 30, 2001
  • Toronto Star: Jan. 1, 1982 to Dec. 31, 2001
  • Vancouver Sun: Jan. 2, 1982 to Dec. 31, 2001
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Humanities Abstracts
Coverage:1984 to present

Broad coverage of all humanities disciplines including scholarly articles, book reviews, reviews of motion pictures, plays, and radio and television programs. Searchable abstracts of 643,000+ articles from 500 English-language periodicals covering the areas of archaeology, classical studies, art, performing arts, philosophy, history, music, linguistics, literature, and religion, with 36,000+ new records added annually.

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LexisNexis Academic
Coverage:Coverage by date varies by publication. Some sources date back as far as the 1970s, but the majority of sources are indexed from the early 1990's to the present.
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  • The default Academic Search on the home page does not search all content in LexisNexis. It searches a selection of newspapers (U.S. & international), law reviews, company profiles and U.S. federal & state cases. For a more comprehensive and/or precise search, click Search by Subject or Topic (just above the Academic Search box) and select from the resulting menu of sources/categories (e.g., All News). Once a category has been selected from the menu, click Advanced Options (appearing below the search box) to refine your search by date, segment, publication, source type, etc. (e.g., All News (English)).
  • When entering search terms in LexisNexis, try using an ! exclamation mark to replace endings (one or more letters, unlimited) and an * asterisk to replace one letter (or none).

LexisNexis provides access to over 5,000 sources covering a wide range of subject areas. Select SEARCH BY SUBJECT OR TOPIC (near the Academic Search box) to search the following categories: 

  • NEWS: Over 350 full text newspapers, including the Financial Times (back to 1982), the New York Times (back to 1980), the Observer (back to 1990), the Times / Sunday Times (back to 1985), the Hamilton Spectator (back to Oct. 7, 1991), Canada NewsWire (back to 1992), the Globe & Mail (back to 1977) and the Toronto Star (back to 1985).
  • LEGAL (U.S.): Includes federal & state cases, statutes, regulations, patents and other legal materials from the United States. 
  • INTERNATIONAL LEGAL:  Includes legal materials from Canada, the European Union, and other countries. 
  • COMPANIES: Includes public & private U.S., Canadian and international company profiles and industry reports. 
  • PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS: Includes biographical, consumer and country information.  

Use the SOURCE DIRECTORY (top of screen) to find or browse for titles within LexisNexis by name, publication type and/or topic. Once a source is located, click on the i icon to view coverage details.

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lynda.com - Only accessible to users affiliated with the DeGroote School of Business
Note:lynda.com is funded by the DeGroote School of Business.

lynda.com is an online training resource providing access to thousands of high-quality instructional videos on a broad range of topics in the areas of business, education, design, photography, programming, animation, video, audio and music. 

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Project MUSE
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McMaster has access to all journals in the Project MUSE Premier collection.

A collection of over 380 fulltext scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Individual journal titles are accessible through the e-journal A-Z and the library catalogue.

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Social Sciences Abstracts
Coverage:1983 to present; abstracts from 1994 to present

Searchable abstracts of 750,000+ articles from more than 518 English-language periodicals in both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, with 47,000+ new records added annually. Subjects include anthropology, criminology, economics, law, geography, policy studies, psychology, sociology, social work, and urban studies.

 
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WorldImages

The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains almost 75,000 images, is global in coverage, and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into more than 800 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings. A Flash player plug-in allows you to view many of the images in large size and high resolution.

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