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PAIS International
Coverage:PAIS Archive: 1915-1976; PAIS: 1972 to present

An index to the literature of public affairs, covering topical public and social issues and the making and evaluating of public policy. Contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Now includes access to PAIS Archive, a retrospective database which provides a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's public and social policies. Contains more than 850,000 references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics, covering the years 1915-1976.

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Papers Past

Papers Past showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The site currently contains digital images of over 300,000 pages from 20 publications. Papers Past has been created as part of the digital collections of the National Library of New Zealand. The aim of these collections is to present more of New Zealand's heritage online. Click on Maori in the navigation bar on any page of Papers Past to browse the site in Maori.

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PapersFirst
Coverage:1993 to the present

An index to papers presented at worldwide meetings, conferences, expositions, workshops, congresses, and symposia received at the British Library Document Supply Centre.

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Passport

Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. 


The Library subscribes to the following modules in Passport:

  • Countries & Consumers - Provides in-depth analysis on trends impacting consumers and countries around the world. It delivers research and analysis on the evolving economy, business environment, population, and income and expenditure patterns in 210 countries worldwide.
  • Industries - Includes global statistics and analysis for 27 major consumer industries worldwide. Contains historic and forecast market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, global industry reports, expert and breaking news & articles and more.
  • Cities - Provides socioeconomic data and analysis on 1,150 cities worldwide. 
  • Survey - Consists of online consumer survey data  from 16 countries covering consumer habits, attitudes, opinions, values, behaviours and motivations on a variety of topics.
  • Industrials (Canada) - Breaks down the Canadian economy into 177 different industry sectors from a B2B perspective. Data and analysis is provided for Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Alcoholic Beverages and many other industries. 
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Past Masters: Works and Correspondence of Selected Authors.

Provides fulltext scholarly editions of selected philosophers and English literary writers. Works include published and unpublished texts, articles, essays, and correspondence, in both the original language, and, where required, in English translation. Contents include classical works in philosophy, history of political thought and theory, education, religious studies, economics, classics, history, and German studies.

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pat2pdf.org

Free patent search tool that when given a patent number, will return an image of the patent as a single PDF file. (Note: easier to use for images than the USPTO website which requires that a browser plug-in be downloaded.)

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PatentLens

A worldwide, open-access, free full-text patent informatics resource. It includes patents from the U.S., Europe, Australia and WIPO and counterparts in several countries.

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PATENTSCOPE (World Intellectual Property Organization)
This facility allows you to search 1,374,585 international patent applications and to view the latest information and documents to the International Bureau.
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Patriotes aux Armes! (Patriots to Arms!): The Underground Resistance in France, Belgium, Holland, and Italy, 1939-1945
Coverage:1939-1945

Digitized from originals held by the Library's Research Collections.  This primary source collection consists of newspapers and periodicals; broadsides; leaflets; and books and pamphlets and other documents produced by or relating to the underground resistance in France, Belgium, Holland, and Italy.

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PEDro

PEDro has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

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Penn World Tables via University of Toronto
Penn World Tables via University of Pennsylvania
Coverage:1950 to 2007

Provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for over 180 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2007. The European Union or the OECD provide more detailed purchasing power and real product estimates for their countries and the World Bank makes current price estimates for most Penn World Table countries at the GDP level.

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Periodicals Archive Online: PAO, Collections 1-6
Coverage:v. 1 to 1995, for most titles

Periodicals Archive Online is a major online periodical archive that makes the backfiles of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences available electronically.  Currently, PAO contains over 500 journals from their first issue up to 1995, representing over 1.9 million articles.  McMaster's subscription includes PAO collections 1-6.

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Perseus Digital Library

Interactive database linking texts and translations of major works of ancient Greek literature. Rich in images - most useful for undergrad teaching.

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Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online (Phase Diagrams for Ceramists)

Contains more than 21,000 diagrams for non-organic systems, including those published in all 21 hard-copy volumes produced as part of the ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams Program (formerly titled Phase Diagrams for Ceramists).  The database additionally contains over 1,200 new phase diagrams labeled as “Volume 15” that are only available in electronic format.

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Philosopher's Index
Coverage:1940 to the present

Indexes and abstracts over 550 journals from more than 40 countries; over 239,000 references, including journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews. Covers ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysic logic, philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language. Includes citations to book reviews from 1985 to the present. Coverage is from 1940 to the present for U.S. materials, and 1967 to the present for non-U.S. references.

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Philosophy Online (formerly: Poiesis)

Full text access to over 45 Philosophy journals:  Augustinian Studies / Canadian Journal of Philosophy / Dialogue / Idealistic Studies / International Philosophical Quarterly / Journal of Philosophical Research / Leibniz Review / The Monist / New Nietzsche Studies / The Owl of Minerva / Philosophical Topics / Philosophiques / Philosophy and Phenomenological Research / Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association / Radical Philosophy Today / Review of Metaphysics / Southern Journal of Philosophpy / Teaching Philosophy / Theoria.

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PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, PhilPapers monitors many sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics.
 

McMaster supports PhilPapers through an institutional subscription.  By registering as an individual, you can identify McMaster University as your affiliation.  This enables 'GetIt' linking and facilitates direct access to licensed content.

 

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Photographic Portraits of American Artists

This unique group of 4,700 photographs records a broad range of artists working in the United States during the first three quarters of the twentieth century. Created by the fine art photography firm Peter A. Juley & Son (active 1896-1975). Highlights of the collection include portraits of Thomas Hart Benton, Selma Burke, Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, Frida Kahlo, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Barnett Newman, Diego Rivera and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Many of the images show artists in their studios or at home with their families and offer interesting glimpses into the artistic and social climate in which they worked. The collection also contains hundreds of group photographs documenting activities at the National Academy of Design and Art Students League in New York City as well as the summer art colonies at Provincetown, Old Lyme, Woodstock, and Ogunquit.

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Physical Education Index
Coverage:1970 to present

Indexes and abstracts 226,500+ citations from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and other scholarly and trade publications. Abstracts are present from 2001 to the present. Content includes physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance, sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, sport sociology/psychology, health education and physical therapy.

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PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress

The PILOTS bibliographic database, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, includes citations to literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.  Subjects include:

  • Traumatic stress and mental health
  • Assessment
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Mental health services
  • Professional ethics
  • Public Policy
  • Traumatized populations
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Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950

Collection of primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II.  Topics covered include the administration of refugee camps across Europe including England, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Yugoslavia; displaced Persons Assembly Centre reports; Jewish Relief Unit field reports; British Military Government in Germany; Belsen DP Camp; Maclean Mission in Italy; Politics of the Refugee Crisis; and, strengthening of the Zionist cause.

Sources include surveys, leaflets, photographs, reports of relief workers, US zone reports, War office memos, Exodus Camp records, Displaced Persons Assembly Centre weekly reports and correspondence of relief organizations.

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Pre-CINAHL

A companion database to CINAHL, Pre-CINAHL is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and includes a rotating file of limited bibliographic information (no subject searching), which are available to searchers only for the time when these articles are being assigned additional indexing.

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ProceedingsFirst
Coverage:1993 to the present

An index of conference publications from worldwide meetings, conferences, expositions, workshops, congresses, and symposia. Provides an overview of the event's activities by listing the papers presented.

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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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ProQuest Databases
Coverage:Varies by database

Allows you to cross-search over 30 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 websites 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. 

The following databases are included on the ProQuest platform:

  • ABI/INFORM Collection (Dateline, Global, Trade & Industry)
  • Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • Asian & European Business Collection
  • BHI: British Humanities Index (or Humanities Index)
  • Business Market Research Collection
  • Business Premium Collection
  • Canadian Research Index
  • CBCA Reference and Current Events
  • Dissertations & Theses @ McMaster University
  • ebrary e-books
  • Entrepreneurship Database
  • ERIC
  • Humanities Index
  • Index Islamicus
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • J.P. Morgan Research
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Nursing & Allied Health Database
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) Index
  • Periodicals Archive Online‎ 
  • Philosopher's Index
  • Physical Education Index
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress‎
  • Political Science Database 
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (A & I; UK & Ireland)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Globe & Mail; The New York Times; Washington Post; Wall Street Journal)
  • ProQuest Sociology Collection
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Sociology Database
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
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ProQuest Digital Microfilm
Coverage:2008 to current, but varies by title
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It can take up to 3 months for the most recent issues of a newspaper  to become available in this format.

Browse full-image issues of the following newspapers:

  • Montreal Gazette, January 1, 2011 to present
  • National Post, January 1, 2011 to present
  • New York Times, January 1, 2008 to present
  • Toronto Star, January 1, 2010 to present
  • Vancouver Sun, January 1, 2011 to present
  • Wall Street Journal, January 1, 2008 to present
  • Washington Post, January 1, 2008 to present

Once connected, select the desired newspaper title, then choose the year, month, day and page from the drop down lists to view a page of a specific issue. Keyword searching is not supported. To search within and across these (and other) newspaper titles, try news databases like Factiva and LexisNexis. 

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
Coverage:1639 to the present

Indexes over 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses completed at accredited North American and selected European colleges and universities. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350 word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150 word abstracts. Includes full-text access to many McMaster theses (send an email to request one). For other institutions, 24 page previews are available. In most cases, this will be graduate works published since 1997.

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland original interface
Coverage:1716 to the present

A comprehensive listing, with abstracts, of doctorate and masters theses accepted by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. 

 

 

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ProQuest European Business
Coverage:1970 to current

Database contains information on companies, countries, markets, and overall business conditions throughout Europe. Provides citations, abstracts, and some full-text content for approximately 180 publications such as trade magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers.

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ProQuest News & Newspapers
Coverage:1840s to 2000s, but date varies by publication; most recent years are not included

Simultaneously search the following four historical newspapers:

  • The Globe and Mail, 1844 to 3 years ago
  • The New York Times, 1851 to 3 years ago
  • The Wall Street Journal, 1889 to 17 years ago 
  • The Washington Post, 1877 to 17 years ago
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ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source
Coverage:1870s to the present

Includes journal and magazine articles, books, videos, dissertations and other publications covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, public health, and other healthcare topics. Designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as students enrolled in nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.

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ProQuest Political Science

Allows combined searching of the PAIS and Worldwide Political Science databases, indexing thousands of journals, books, and conference proceedings, plus direct fulltext for over 400 journals.  This source covers the literature of political science and international relations, including such topics as comparative politics, political economy, international development, environmental policy, and more.

Contents include:

  • Full-text access to highly cited journals such as Acta Politica, American Political Science Review, and Journal of Politics
  • ProQuest Dissertations in political science subjects, from 2004-2009
  • Political Science Research Network working papers from 2010 to current
  • More than 700 Oxford Analytica country profiles, from 2008 to current
  • Over 660,000 full-text articles available to search

 

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ProQuest Sociology

ProQuest Sociology covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text journal coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.

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PsycARTICLES

Includes the fulltext for over 60 journals, from their first issue to the present, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. 

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PsycINFO ProQuest interface
PsycINFO Ovid interface
Coverage:1806 to present

Provides over 2.5 million citations and abstracts to journal articles in the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics. Covers over 1,800 international professional journals, as well as books, book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations. Nearly all records contain nonevaluative summaries. Produced by the American Psychological Association. Beginning in 2001, many citations include references, their abstracts, and links to cited references.

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PubChem
PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and bioactivity data in three primary databases, PCSubstance, PCCompound, and PCBioAssay, respectively.
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PubMed

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.

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PubMed Clinical Queries

Specialized PubMed searches for clinicians: Search by Clinical Study Category, Find Systematic Reviews, and Medical Genetics Searches. After running one of these searches, you may further refine your results using PubMed's Limits feature. Results of searches on these pages are limited to specific clinical research areas. For comprehensive searches, use PubMed directly.

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