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BASE

BASE is a project at Bielefeld University Library [Germany]. BASE offers an integrated search in heterogeneous scientific resources worldwide.

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Best practice
Coverage:2009- Constantly updated resource

Designed and built for use specifically as a decision-support tool at the point of care. Latest research evidence, guidelines, and expert opinion are combined and presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Incorporates BMJ Clinical Evidence systematic reviews bringing together the best current evidence with expert guidance.

 

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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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Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale Click on Enter databases

Provides a comprehensive, current bibliography of monographs on the Middle Ages worldwide and listings of miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften). The database includes entries for over 50,000 titles published since 1958, and is integrated with a companion database, the International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) which indexes articles:  you can search both together, or select either resource.

 

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Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)

The online Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) indexes literature on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.  In addition, special projects have contributed substantian numbers of additional citations to the database, among them references to journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779.

Through 1991, the BAS included citations to Western-language periodical articles, monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften.  However, monographs published since 1992 have not been added, and sources such as WorldCat should be consulted instead.

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Bibliography of British and Irish History Online Click "ENTER DATABASES"
Coverage:1900- ; subject coverage from 55 B.C. onwards

Provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55 BC to the present.  Books, articles in books and articles in journals are listed, with some 700 journals and series currently searched for relevant material.

The Bibliography aims to be as comprehensive as is practical for publications since 1900 and has been enriched by co-operation with other projects. Data from the London Past Online project were added to the database in January 2003 and the first batch of data from Irish History Online was added in August 2004, with further batches from both projects being added later. From the end of 2006 the Bibliography has co-operated with teams working under the auspices of the Scottish Historical Review Trust which will henceforth edit the primarily Scottish titles in the database. The complete database now contains over 475,000 records.

 

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Bibliography of English Women Writers, 1500-1640

A still-growing list of scholarship about 738 recovered writers and located texts, canonical and non-canonical. The bibliography identifies many hitherto unknown writers, including among them not only already familiar figures, but also women refugees such as the recusants, women in the colonies, Marrano women (Anusot), women translators, and English women writers in French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh.  While "comprehensiveness" remains the ideal goal of the bibliography, in the case of some particularly famous women, like Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart, listings are limited to materials connected to these women's writings, rather than their lives.

Preliminaries consist of bibliographies and catalogues, contextual studies (i.e., studies providing extended narrative or analysis), reference works (i.e., compendia of entries), anthologies of essays, special issues of journals, genre studies, handbooks and pedagogical tools, compilations containing primary sources, and dissertations. Individual listings, the bulk of the bibliography, begin with a main heading supplying the writer's name and dates and contain lists of texts (along with English Short Title Catalogue numbers or locations of manuscripts), of editions, of compilations containing texts, and of both historical and analytical scholarship. Within these individual listings, added entries identify variants of names and of titles and notes provide further information essential to identifying the writers and texts.

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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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Bibliography of the History of Art - BHA/RILA
Coverage:provides indexing coverage for 1973 to 2007

Citations and abstracts for over 638,000 articles from more than 4,300 periodicals and books; covers European and American art from late antiquity to the present.

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Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology

The Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology includes references to scientific and engineering research related to material and operations in a winter battlefield, the nature and impact of cold on facilities and activities, cold-related environmental problems, and the impact of human activity on cold environments.

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Biographical Memoirs

Biographical Memoirs are brief biographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members, written by those who knew them or their work. These biographies provide a personal and scholarly view of the lives and work of America's most distinguished scientists and a biographical history of science in the United States.

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BioOne Abstracts and Indexes
Coverage:1998 to present
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McMaster subscribes to the fulltext from BioOne 1.

An indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts that link to the fulltext articles available from the BioOne organization. BioOne provides a unique aggregation of over 82 high-impact bioscience research journals from more than 66 publishers. Additional publishers and journals will be added over time. These titles are produced by societies and non-commercial publishers and a majority were previously available only in printed form. BioOne was developed by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the University of Kansas, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and Allen Press. The organization is committed to a non-profit objective of disseminating important, scholarly information focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences by recovering costs while ensuring sustainability.

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BIOSIS Previews, 1926-
Coverage:1926-

BIOSIS Previews is the electronic version of Biological Abstracts and Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews, and Meetings). It indexes about 5,500 life sciences journals of which about 2,300 are indexed cover to cover, and 1,500 conference proceedings, review articles, books and U.S. patents. It covers the biological and biomedical disciplines: agriculture, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, clinical and experimental medicine, ecology, environmental sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, veterinary science, virology and zoology. It is international in coverage, updated weekly, and available from 1926 through McMaster University libraries.

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Black Drama - 1850 to Present

This edition of Black Drama contains approximately 1200 plays by 201 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
Some 440 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors.

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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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British History Online

British History Online provides free access to selected core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.  McMaster does not subscribe to this resource, and access to a small proportion of the content is restricted.

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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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British Literary Manuscripts Online, 1660-1900

British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900 provides an intimate look into the lives and works of Britain’s major writers across more than two hundred years. From the rise of Charles II to the death of Queen Victoria British Literary Manuscripts Online c.1660-1900 contains complete facsimile copies of author manuscripts including poems,plays, and novels, diaries and letters as well as drawings and handwritten drafts. The collection traces the development of literary movements from the classicism of Pope and Johnson to the Romanticism of Wordsworth and the gothic novels of the Brontës.

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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

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

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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In January 2018, the Library's subscription to Business Source Complete will switch to Business Source Premier, resulting in the reduction of some content. To see the content changes, review the title lists of Business Source Complete and Business Source Premier.
On August 1, 2013, five hundred Harvard Business Review articles 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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