Databases

ABI/INFORM Collection
Coverage:1855 to the present; varies by database
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The acquisition of the ABI/INFORM Collection was made possible through a gift from the TD Bank Group to support the TD Learning Commons at the Ron Joyce Centre.

The ABI/INFORM Collection is comprised of the following business research databases:

  • ABI/INFORM Global (1855 to current): Provides in-depth coverage of all business topics including management, human resources, marketing, accounting, finance and more . Includes over 4,400 business publications, most of which are available in full-text. Emphasis is on scholarly journal literature. 
  • ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry (1916 to current): Provides in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives and trends in a variety of industries. Includes over 4,100 business sources that include reports, magazines, newspapers, videos and journals. Emphasis is on practitioner and trade literature.
  • ABI/INFORM Dateline (1971 to current): Provides coverage of local and regional business information with news and analysis of local companies and markets, primarily in the United States. Includes approximately 400 sources which include major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services and area business publications. 

Together, the ABI/INFORM Collection provides citations, abstracts and some full-text content for almost 8,800 business publications.

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Abstracts in Anthropology
Coverage:Issues from 1999 onwards can also be viewed as .pdfs

Covers a broad spectrum of significant, current anthropological topics from a number of periodicals. Several thousand abstracts, selected and classified, fully indexed by author and subject, provide coverage of anthropological scholarship in the following subfields:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Linguistics

 

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AccessUN
Coverage:1945 to the present

Index to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations. Also includes full-text for several thousand UN documents.

If the full text is not found online, you can find it on microfiche in the Readex United Nations Collection, or check the library catalogue, to see if the library owns a print copy of the item.

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Ad*Access
Coverage:1911-1955

The Ad*Access contains images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. The site concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II. Browse or search for ads by categories, company, product, date, publication, subject, medium, headline and audience.

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Advertising Educational Foundation

The not-for-profit Advertising Education Foundation (AEF) website provides content "to enrich the understanding of advertising and its role in culture, society and the economy." The content is categorized into three main sections:

  1. On Campus: Includes educational materials such as book excerpts, case histories of ad campaigns, videos, discussion group archives, must-read lists and more.
  2. Exhibits: Includes award winning advertising (e.g., Clio, OBIE), current and historical public service ads and links to advertising collections, museums and related content.
  3. Industry: Includes information and links related to advertising careers, insights from industry leaders and industry related links (e.g., associtions and trade press)
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AgeLine
Coverage:1978 to present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977.

Contains over 115,274 citations, with abstracts, to the literature on social gerontology, as well as aging-related research from psychology, sociology, social work, economics, public policy, and the health sciences. It covers aging-related issues for professionals in aging services, health, business, law, and mental health; also includes selected consumer content.

AgeLine summarizes articles from over 200 journals and magazines, books and book chapters, government and research reports, dissertations, conference proceedings, gray literature, newsletters, and educational videos. Topics include demographics, economics, employment, health and health care services, housing, intergenerational relationships, social and family relationships, psychological aspects, retirement, transportation, consumer aspects, and leisure; does not cover clinical medicine or biological and physiological aspects of aging.

Searches can be restricted to research or public policy publications, professional/provider publications, or general/consumer publications by using the Target Audience index in the Advanced Search option.

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America, History and Life
Coverage:1964 to the present

Covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present; 450,000+ citations and abstracts from over 2000 journals; also includes book and media reviews and dissertations.

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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.

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Annual Reviews

Critical reviews of the literature in the social sciences, physical sciences, and biomedical/life sciences.   All articles are written by experts in the field who evaluate the primary research done on a topic and identify major articles in that subject area.  The database allows searches across the 45+ individual "Annual Review of..." journals.

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Anthropology Plus
Coverage:19th century to present

References to over 500,000 articles and essays on anthropology and archaeology, including art history, demography, economics, linguistics, psychology and religious studies. Indexes articles two or more pages long in over 800 journals and other works (reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries) published in English and other European languages from the 19th century to the present. Brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK.

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AnthroSource

Contains the past, present and future American Anthropological Association (AAA) publications, including more than 250,000 articles from AAA journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs in a single place, and cross-disciplinary resources for all things anthropological.

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Artemis Primary Sources

The Artemis portal allows you to retrieve documents from a range of Gale primary source databases, including Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), with links to additional content from ProQuest's Early English Books (EEBO).  Content from Gale includes:

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
  • 19th Century British Newspapers
  • 19th Century U.K. Periodicals
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
  • Indigenous Peoples: North America
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online, I-IV
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
  • The Sunday Times Digital Archive
  • The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2008
  • Times Literary Supplement Digital Archive
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ArticleFirst
Coverage:1990 to the present

The ArticleFirst database contains over 14.3 million bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of more than 12,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and other popular culture. Each record describes one article, news story, letter, or other item. Records contain OCLC library holdings, and many include abstracts.
 

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ARTstor

Online access to approximately 400,000 digital images of visual material from different cultures and disciplines which document artistic and historical traditions across many time periods and cultures, and which focus on, but are not limited to, the arts. As a campus-wide resource, ARTstor is designed to be used by researchers in fields that do not traditionally use images, as well as by art historians, and to support a wide range of non-commercial educational and scholarly activities.

The Collection has been derived from several source collections that are the product of collaborations with libraries, museums, photographic archives, publishers, slide libraries, and individual scholars. These source collections include:

  • The Image Gallery: A collection of 200,000 images of world art and culture corresponding to the contents of a university slide library, constructed in response to college teaching needs. Since the images have been cataloged with subject headings, they will be useful both to those in the arts and in many other fields;
  • The Carnegie Arts of the United States: A widely used collection of images documenting aspects of the history of American art, architecture, visual and material culture;
  • The Hartill Archive of Architecture and Allied Arts: A collection that richly documents the architectural history of the Western world from earliest antiquity to the present.
  • The Huntington Archive of Asian Art: A broad photographic overview of the art of Asia from 3000 B.C. through the present;
  • The Illustrated Bartsch: A collection derived from the art reference publication of the same name, containing images and data related to more than 50,000 old master European prints from the 15th to 19th Centuries;
  • The Mellon International Dunhuang Archive: High resolution images of wall paintings and sculpture from the Buddhist cave shrines in Dunhuang, China, along with related objects and art from the caves that are now in museums and libraries in Europe and the U.S.;
  • Architecture and Design Collection: A comprehensive collection of high resolution images representing the holdings of the Department of Architecture and Design of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
  • Native American Art and Culture from the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution: More than 10,000 high-resolution images made from historic photographs richly documenting Native American subjects (portraits, scenes, etc.).
  • Schlesinger History of Women in America Collection: A collection that embraces approximately 36,000 high quality digital images from the Schlesinger Library's renowned photographic archives.

 

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ASSIA - Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Coverage:1987 to present

An indexing and abstracting tool covering social science and health information; over 312,000 references to articles from 650 journals in 16 different countries, including the UK and US. Coverage includes health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

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ASTIS: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
Coverage:1974-

The purpose of the Arctic Science and Technology Information System is to make information about northern Canada more accessible. The ASTIS database covers all subjects and contains two types of information: citations to publications and descriptions of research projects... Most of the citations in the database are to publications produced since 1978... Research projects are included from 1974.

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ATLA Religious Studies Database with ATLASerials
Coverage:1949 to present, though indexing for some journal titles extends back to 1818

Covers religion and theology. Contains 1.4 million citations to articles from 1,500+ journals, essays and book reviews, and a growing number of multimedia citations. There are links to full text for 140,000+ articles and book reviews from 70+ major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States. The database begins in 1949 although indexing for some journal titles extends back to 1818. Produced by the American Theological Library Association, the ATLA Religious Studies Database (formerly known as the Religious Studies Index) covers such topics as Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.

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BestCase
Coverage:1898 to the present; varies by title

BestCase Library provides full-text access to Canada's leading law reports and case summary services, as well as a collection of unreported decisions dating back to 1977.

 

Case Law Reporters:

  • Canadian Criminal Cases (C.C.C.) – 1898 to present
  • Dominion Law Reports (D.L.R.) – 1912 to present
  • Labour Arbitration Cases (L.A.C.) – 1948 to present
  • Land Compensation Reports (L.C.R.) – 1971 to present
  • Ontario Municipal Board Reports (O.M.B.R.) – 1972 to present

Summary Services and Unreported Decisions:

  • All-Canada Weekly Summaries (A.C.W.S.) – 1977 to present
  • Canadian Labour Arbitration Summaries (C.L.A.S.) – 1986 to present
  • Weekly Criminal Bulletin (W.C.B.) – 1977 to present

The database features PDF images of reported decisions complete with headnotes and PDF images of original judgments as released by court with official court stamps and signatures.  Both reported and unreported decisions can be downloaded. 

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Bibliography of Native North Americans
Coverage:16th century to present

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present. The database is an essential research tool for anthropologists, educators, historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, legal and medical researchers, linguists, theologians, ethnobotanists, and policy makers. Bibliography of Native North Americans will appeal to anyone interested in exploring the contributions, struggles, and issues surrounding North America's indigenous peoples.

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Black Thought and Culture

Contains approximately 1300 sources from 1100 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.

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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.

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Books @ Scholars Portal

Fulltext for over 70,000 ebooks from commercial publishers, including titles from Springer, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, and the Gibson Canadian publishers collection. In addition, there are 200,000 books from the Internet Archives, which include material digitized by a number of schools as well as a collection of Ontario government documents identified by the Ontario Digitization Initiative.

Note:  The fulltext for Taylor & Francis titles (Routledge, Psychology Press, etc.) is not yet accessible via the Scholars Portal platform.  These ebooks are linked from the McMaster library catalogue.

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British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
Coverage:1558-1945

Includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters written between 1558-1945. Also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of sources.

Subjects include what women wore, the conditions under which they worked, what they ate, what they read, and how they amused themselves; how frequently they attended church, how they viewed their connection to God, and how they prayed; their relationships with lovers, family and friends.

Approximately 100,000 pages of published letters and diaries, including several thousand pages of previously unpublished materials, drawn from 290 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings. All age groups, life stages, and ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous are represented.

The collection has been developed alongside North American Women's Letters and Diaries, which uses the same software and indexing to provide access to more than 150,000 pages of American material from Colonial times to 1950.

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Business Expert Press
Coverage:2008-2014
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The acquisition of the Business Expert Press collection was made possible through a gift from the TD Bank Group to support the TD Learning Commons at the Ron Joyce Centre.

Business Expert Press contains over 300 practical, concise, full-text ebooks covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, leadership, public relations, consumer behaviour, marketing, and strategy. Written and edited by professors and academic thought leaders, the titles are specifically designed for studies in advanced business and management. Each title in the BEP collection can also be accessed via McMaster's library catalogue

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Business Market Research Collection
Coverage:1984 to the present
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The acquisition of the Business Market Research Collection was made possible through a gift from the TD Bank Group to support the TD Learning Commons at the Ron Joyce Centre.

The Business Market Research Collection database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from the following sources:

  • Hoover's Company Profiles - covering 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more
  • OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance from a network of 1,000 faculty members at Oxford, other leading universities, and think-tanks
  • US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports - covering global industries in depth
  • Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries
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Business Monitor International (via Business Premium Collection)
Coverage:2007 to current, but varies by title and by database
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As of September 30, 2014, the Library no longer subscribes to the Business Monitor International database. Many of the country and industry reports produced by Business Monitor International, however, are accessible through several library databases, including: 

  • Business Premium Collectionselect Browse > Industry and Market Research Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports [NOTE: Click Business Monitor International link above for direct access to BMI reports via the Business Premium Collection
  • Business Source Complete (Business Searching Interface): select Publications > Publisher tab > look up Business Monitor International 
  • LexisNexis Academic: go to the Source Directory and select Find > search for Business Monitor International and/or BMI
  • Thomson ONE: go to Screening & Analysis module > select Research > go to Contributor section on the Advanced Research screen and search for Business Monitor 

Provides country risk; industry analysis and forecasts; and company information. Contains political, economic and business overviews and forecasts for over 180 countries located in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. Also covers the following 21 industries in many of these countries.

  • Autos
  • Commercial Banking
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Defence & Security
  • Food & Drink
  • Freight Transport
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Shipping
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Water
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Business Premium Collection (formerly ProQuest Business Collection)
Coverage:1850s to the present; varies by database
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The acquisition of the Premium Business Collection was made possible through a gift from the TD Bank Group to support the TD Learning Commons at the Ron Joyce Centre.

ProQuest's Premium Business Collection consists of the following suite of databases: 

The collection contains thousands of full-text scholarly journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, working papers, newspapers, trade publications, industry reports, and books. Popular titles includes the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Economist. Strong U.S. and international coverage in business and the social sciences.

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Business Source Complete (Business Searching Interface - Recommended)
Business Source Complete (Standard EBSCOhost Interface)
Coverage:1886 to the present; varies by title
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NOTE: On August 1, 2013, five hundred Harvard Business Review articles in Business Source Complete became read-only (i.e, the full-text cannot be printed or saved). 

Business Source Complete provides selected full text from 11,200 sources, including more than 1,100 scholarly business journals. Covers all areas of business, including accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and international business. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports (by Datamonitor/Marketline), market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Also includes a Company Information section, a company directory of more than a million public and private companies worldwide. Entries include address, revenue, top executives, subsidiaries, NAICS & SIC codes, and more.

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Cambridge Journals Online

Cambridge is a not-for-profit publisher dedicated to the world-wide dissemination of knowledge across a wide range of subject areas, and currently publishes over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals. As well as those journals owned by the Press itself, they publish on behalf of over 100 learned and professional societies.

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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 

 

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Canadian Census Analyser
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The Canadian Census Analyser is restricted to DLI sites which subscribe to CANSIM

The Canadian Census Analyser provides access to Canadian Census Data (both short and long form). It includes access to:

  • 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 Enumeration Area level Profile Tables
  • 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1971 and 1961 Census Tract level Profile Tables
  • 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Provincial and Federal District Profile Tables
  • 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976 and 1971 individual, households, families microdata files through Berkeley's Survey Documentation & Analysis Interface (SDA)
  • 2006, 2001 and 1996 Postal code conversion data

You can tailor your output by selecting which data categories you are interested in, from the full list of categories. Output formats include html, text, spreadsheet, SAS and SPSS.

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Canadian Public Policy Collection Scholars Portal

This is a collection of monograph publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups. The organizations included in this collection represent the leading edge of primary research and opinion in all areas of Canadian public policy. Their publications are vital to the understanding of developing issues in every arena of Canadian public life.

In many cases, titles are also freely available on the Internet.

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Canadian Research Index
Coverage:1982 to the present

Includes publications produced by Canadian governments (federal, provincial, territorial & municipal), government agencies & departments, research institutes and government laboratories. Index to Microlog microfiche collection.  Contains over 200,000 records, including some from Statistics Canada and Canadian theses & dissertations.

 

NOTE: To view the fullt--text of an item included in the Canadian Research Index, take note of the Microlog number included in the record(s)(e.g., Microlog 104-05853). The item(s) will be located in the Microlog microfiche collection housed in MILLS Government Publications (2nd floor)(CA7MC-M31). Earlier coverage available under previous titles: ProFile Index (1973-78) Urban Canada (1977-78) and Publicat Index (1977-78).

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Canadian Universities

Searchable information about facilities, services and academic programs offered by Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada member universities as well as links, expert information, stats and deep content.

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CANSIM via CHASS
CANSIM via Statistics Canada

CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) is Statistics Canada's database of time series (sequences of values of a variable measured over time, spaced apart at uniform time intervals) covering a wide variety of social and economic aspects of Canadian life. Topics include the system of national accounts, labour, manufacturing, construction, trade, agriculture and finance. As well, selected demographic and social data, such as population estimates and vital statistics, are available. There is no charge for data via this interface. Geographic area: Canada (national and sub-national), some United States, some international. Time span of data coverage: varies by series.

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Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a bilingual career guidance resource that features Canadian information on hundreds of occupations, career matchmaker exercises, training & educational opportunities at universities and colleges, and career portfolio and resume builder tools. The profiles typically include job descriptions, working conditions, education and training, earnings, and links to related occupations and other resources.

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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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Charities Listings (Canada Revenue Agency)
Coverage:2000 to current, but varies by organization

The Charities Listings is a searchable list of Canadian charities maintained by the Canada Revenue Agency. It can confirm if a charity is registered under the Income Tax Act and therefore eligible to issue official donation receipts. It also provides a charity's contact information and annual Registered Charity Information Return Form T3010, which includes financial information and activities.

 

Search by charity name, charity status (e.g., Canadian Registered Charities, Revoked Charities for Cause), charity type (e.g, education, health), geography (e.g., city, province, country) and more. A quick view and full view of a registered or revoked charity's activities, revenues, and expenditures are provided. Links to an organization's previous T3010 Returns are also included, some dating back to 2000. 

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Chicago Manual of Style Online
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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.
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Communication Source
Coverage:1915 to the present; varies by title
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Formed from the merger of Communication Abstracts and Communication & Mass Media Complete.

Communication Source supports research on mass media, communications theory, linguistics, organizational communication, phonetics and speech pathology.  Content is derived from academic journals, conference papers, conference proceedings, trade publications, magazines and other periodicals.  Provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,100 core titles and contains the full text for more than 700 journals.

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Conference Board of Canada e-Library
Coverage:1998 to the present
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Archived webinars become available in the Library's Conference Board of Canada subscription 60 days after the webinar is held.

Provides full-text access to Conference Board of Canada reports. Research areas covered include:

  • Economic Trends
    • Canadian (Long & Short Term Forecasts)
    • Provincial (Long & Short Term Forecasts)
    • Metropolitan (includes 27 Canadian cities)
    • Industry Sector Economics
    • Consumer and Business Confidence 
    • Travel and Tourism Sector Trends
  • Organizational Performance
    • Human Resources Management
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Learning and Development
    • Health and Wellness
    • Governance
    • Organizational Excellence
    • Risk Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Corporate Finance
    • Marketing
    • Leadership
    • Immigration
    • Women's Leadership
  • Public Policy
    • Canada's Socio-Economic Performance
    • Trade and Investment Policy
    • Energy, Environment and Transportation Policy
    • Health and Health Care
    • Education and Learning
    • Innovation and Technology
    • Security and Safety
    • Taxation
    • Northern and Aboriginal Policy
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Contemporary Women's Issues
Coverage:1992 to the present
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Maximum concurrent users: 4
A database of over 60,000 full text contributions on a broad range of women's issues, extracted from over 2,245 sources world wide, including more than 200 periodicals. Content from mainstream periodicals, gray literature, and the alternative press. Includes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Publication types include: journals, newsletters, pamphlets, reports; bibliographies, directories, fact sheets and guides.
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CPI.Q - Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly
Coverage:1980 to the present; selected full text 1983 to present.

Covers about 17 million articles from over 1,500 Canadian journals, magazines and newspapers (English and French). Full-text availability for about 800 periodicals from 1983 to the present, and of selected sections of the Globe and Mail newspaper (Toronto) from 1985 to the present. Covers a broad range of subjects including current events, health, technology, the arts, history, literature, culture and business; emphasis on mainstream and academic titles available in Canadian libraries.

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Criterion on Demand
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May need to clear browser cookies to access films from off-campus (January 2017)

Criterion's goal is to provide easy access to educationally relevant feature films.  This collection provides over 1500 feature films from mainstream Hollywood studios (Paramount, Miramax, etc.) as well as documentaries, animated features, and titles from independent producers. Included films span the 20th century, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) to contemporary award-winners. 

You can stream the films online, or download them for 48 hours, using the Silverlight browser plug-in.  This is a DRM system which is designed to prevent mis-use of the digital content.  It is compatible with a range of operating systems and browsers.

Note that Criterion is licensed for teaching, research, and personal use only.  All other uses, including public viewings or events, is prohibited.

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Defining Gender, 1450-1910

Brings together approximately 50,000 images of original manuscript and printed material, including a strong core of documents from the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Ephemeral material such as ballads, cartoons and pamphlets is featured alongside diaries, advice literature, medical journals, conduct books and periodicals. The database is structured into five thematic sections:

  • Conduct and Politeness
  • Domesticity and the Family 
  • Consumption and Leisure
  • Education and Sensibility
  • The Body
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Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

 A compilation of Buddhist terms and texts--as well as names of temples, schools, and people--found in East Asian Buddhist canonical sources. A collaborative dictionary project, thought to be the most comprehensive compilation of Buddhist terms available in English today. Maintained by Charles Muller at the Toyo Gakuen University.

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Dissertations & Theses @ McMaster University
Coverage:1970 - 2011

Contains citations & abstracts of all McMaster theses submitted to UMI Dissertation Publishing. Authorized McMaster users can download full-text PDF versions (if available) of dissertations and theses published by McMaster students.

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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

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Early Canadiana Online
Coverage:16th - early 20th century
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Early Canadiana Online (ECO) provides access to over 80,000 rare books, journals, and government publications printed in the 1600s up to the 1940s, giving documentary evidence of Canada's early days.  Content is in some 21 languages including English, French, 10 First Nations languages, and several European languages.

This primary source database began in 1997 as a pilot project to create an online digital library.  Over three years, 550,000 pages of text were scanned from CIHM's historical microfiche collection.  This part of the collection remains freely accessible to the public.

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Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment.

Contains nearly 1500 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean, from 1600 onwards.

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