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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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Catalysts & catalysed reactions (Royal Society of Chemistry)
Coverage:2002-

Graphical abstracts of new developments in catalysis research. The online database adds around 200 graphical abstracts each month, indexed by reaction under study and by catalytic method.

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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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CCINFOweb
Coverage:1992 to the present

A gateway to a wide range of occupational health and safety resources.  Includes Material Data Safety Sheets, CHEMINFO, Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, and more.

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CFMRC TSX @ CHASS
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Updated annually, usually in April or May of each year.

Includes daily and monthly Toronto Stock Exchange trading information about specific securities; information on price adjustments such as dividends, stock splits, recapitalizations, etc.; information on daily and monthly index levels; as well as selected other financial markets information. The database is divided into two parts: common equities and preferred equities.

# of users:14
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CHANT (CHinese ANcient Texts) Database

Includes seven browsable and searchable database of traditional ancient Chinese texts from the Pre-Han (pre 220 AD) up to the Six Dynasties (581 AD).

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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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Chemical Hazards in Industry (Royal Society of Chemistry)
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The scientific and trade literature are scanned for information on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in the chemical and related industries.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online
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A new edition (17th) of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) will be released September 2017. The Announcement and What's New in CMOS 17.

Provides guidance on citing sources, reference formats, grammar and usage, and manuscript production. Both the 15th (2003) and 16th (2010) editions are available online. A new 17th (2017) edition will be available this September at which time the 15th (2003) edition will no longer be available. 

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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China, Trade, Politics & Culture, 1793-1980
Coverage:1793-1980

This primary sources database provides a wide variety of original English-language source material relating to China and the West, 1793-1980. Includes manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, key documents relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs service, original reports of the Amherst and Macartney embassies, letters relating to the first Opium War, survivors' descriptions of the Boxer War, diaries and personal photographs, extensive and fully searchable runs of missionary periodicals, over 400 colour paintings, maps and drawings by English and Chinese artists, as well as countless photographs, sketches and ephemeral items, depicting Chinese people, places, customs and events.

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Chinese-Japanese-Korean-Vietnamese/English Dictionary

A dictionary of Sinitic characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political, and intellectual history.

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CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online
Coverage:1991 to the present

A full-text database containing working papers, journals, books, policy briefs and case studies related to international affairs.

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CINAHL
Coverage:1982-Present

Premier database for the professional literature of nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and healthcare. An EBSCO database.

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CiNii
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As of April 2017, CiNii is going through a change from Fixed-Price Service to Open Access. The full-text OA articles will be available at J-STAGE and CiNii platforms when the migration is over. 

Indexes journals and research bulletins published by Japanese academic societies (primarily in Japanese), with broad subject coverage including the humanities, law, medicine, pure sciences, engineering, and economics. McMaster has an institutional site license entitling access to fixed price articles, but fee-based materials require individual registration and additional payments.

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Classical Scores Library

Currently contains 13,956 scores (292,823 pages) from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers' output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series.

Access to the recorded music requires a separate subscription; this portion of the database is not available at McMaster.

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Cochrane Library (Wiley)

The Cochrane Library includes evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, methodology reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of medical research studies. Focus is on evidence-based health care.

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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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Companies by Industry
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Browse Canadian company snapshots by Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®).
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Company Snapshots
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Provides a quick overview of all publicly traded companies in Canada. Information includes company descriptions, directors, subsidiaries, top industry players and related industry news
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Compendex
Coverage:1969 to present

This database is the online version of the Engineering Index. It contains citations, abstracts and some full-text to more than 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and reports. Subject coverage includes chemical and process engineering, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications as well as civil and mechanical engineering. Online coverage is from 1969 to the present, and files are updated weekly. CRC Press ENGnetBASE: Ei Engineering Village 2 provides a search interface to bibliographical information of the CRC Press engineering handbooks. US Patent Office: Ei Engineering Village 2 provides a search interface to the freely available, full-text patents of the US Patent and Trademark Office. Full-text patents are available from 1976 onward, and full-page images from 1790. A plug-in software is required to view full-page images. A link to the European Patent Office is available. Website Abstracts: This is a searchable database of over 10,000 engineering web sites. It contains selected and indexed web sites by Ei (Engineering Information, Inc.) subject specialists.

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Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945

This primary sources collection consists of historical documents from the British National Archives that offer perspectives on politics, diplomacy and everyday life in the German-occupied countries. Includes detailed information indexed by year and section, from the occupied states of Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and the Vatican, and the neutral countries--Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland--along with a day-by-day chronology of the war, photographs and posters from The National Archives, film footage of Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents in France from the Imperial War Museum, links to related resources and three newly commissioned essays by leading experts in addition to a comprehensive introduction by Dr. Michael Stenton.

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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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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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Corporate Analyzer
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Provides textual and numerical data on the top 1,400 publicly traded companies in Canada. Data includes recent developments, spot data, up to 10 years of annual results and up to 10 years of quarterly results. Numerical data is exportable into Excel for further analyses.
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Corporate Surveys
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Combines the contents of the Financial Post Survey of Mines and Energy Resources and FP's Survey of Industrials. Provides detailed corporate and investment information on all companies publicly traded in Canada, as well as information on close to 8,000 subsidiaries and affiliates. Search by name, ticker symbol, city, province, area code, SIC (Standard Industry Classification) code, revenues, and more.

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Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons
Coverage:1936-1945

Digitized from originals held by the Library's Research Collections.  The collection contains items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear.

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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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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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CSA Standards
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The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. McMaster Library's subscription to the CSA Standards include those in the following areas: construction and engineering; electrical; energy; environmental; health and safety; mechanical and industrial equipment; quality and business management systems.  We do not have access to the Information Technology and Telecommunication standards.

The CSA website does not render properly in Google Chrome. Internet Explorer is the only fully-supported browser.

The FileOpen plugin is required.  If you do not have this installed, you will see 'Done' and a blank screen when you download your standard.  You can get the plugin from the FileOpen web site.

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DBRS
Provides access to credit ratings on issuers of Canadian commercial paper, bonds, long/short term debt, preferred shares and asset-backed securities. The service also includes detailed industry studies and press releases on Canadian companies.
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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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DEPATISnet

DEPATISnet contains patents from the German patent information system.

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DGRweb
The searchable online version of the ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGR). Includes information on chemical research and researchers at universities in the U.S. and Canada. Search for faculty and institutions.
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Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online English
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online French

Presents persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.

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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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Digital Quaker Collection

A digital library containing full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries. 

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Directory of Directors
Coverage:Current
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Searchable through Infomart. The number of simultaneous accesses to this product is limited, so please make sure to LOGOUT when finished.

Provides information on approximately 29,000 directors and executives of Canadian companies. Information is mainly provided by the individuals themselves or from their companies. Includes the full-text content from the Personal Listings section of the most recent print edition of the Directory of Directors available in INNIS Reference HG 68.D57.  Previous editions [back to 1947] are available in MILLS Bookstacks HG 68.D57.

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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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Dividends
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The FP Dividends database contains dividend payment information on all publicly traded companies in Canada. In addition, the database provides a record of other corporate events such as name changes, company meetings, purchase offers and redemptions.
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Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online
Coverage:1897 to the present

An international database of citations to more than 13,800 completed and in-progress dissertations in musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, and related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines. Includes the corrected and updated contents of printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (MILLS Bookstacks ML 128 .M8D63) and supplements contributed from musicological centers throughout the world. Browse by broad topic or search by author or keywords. Updated periodically throughout the academic year.

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DynaMed Plus

Evidence-based reference tool of diseases, disorders, and symptoms, with information on etiology, associated conditions, history and research findings, differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing, prognosis, treatment, prevention, and links to patient information.

Unique Content/ Features:

  •           Overviews and Recommendations
  •           Graphics and Images
  •           Enhanced Specialty Content
  •           Improved Search and Discovery
  •           Drug Information – linking from the DRUGDEX top to Micromedex Knowledge suite
  •           ACP Smart Medicine incorporated into DMP
  •           Optimized Mobile Access/ Personal Account Access
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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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E-print Network

This site is a gateway to over 12,700 Web sites and databases worldwide, containing e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including subject areas such as chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, computer and information technologies, and other disciplines of interest to DOE.

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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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Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Early English Books Online (EEBO) Text Creation Partnership Phase I

Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

The Text Creation Partnership, which provides highly searchable versions of the texts, made the first 25,000 works freely available in 2015.  This interface, at the University of Michigan, allows proximity and boolean searching within the available works, but does not search the full EEBO database.  

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Early English Prose Fiction
Coverage:1500-1700
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Over 200 complete works in fictional prose from the period 1500-1700.
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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
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