Databases

517 databases found

This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy.

Biographical dictionary of about 18,000 notable American men and women from all eras of American history who are no longer alive. Includes illustrations and hypertext links to other web resources.

Number of Simultaneous Users:

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Coverage:
1600-1900

Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

Coverage:
2005- Updated quarterly

A source of 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus expert, evidence-based clinical content - including over 4,000 diagnoses - provided by imaging experts. Includes over 40, 000 journal references.

Topic Categories include: Brain -- Breast -- Cardiovascular -- Chest -- GI & Urology -- Gynecology -- Head & Neck -- Musculoskeletal -- Nuclear Medicine -- Obstetrics -- Pediatrics -- Spine -- Ultrasound.

Coverage:
1980-present

From the Royal Society of Chemistry, Analytical webBase indexes more than 260 international journal, manufacturers' application notes, Australian and British standards and new books on analytical chemistry information. Informative abstracts provide full analytical method details.

Coverage:
From 1920 to present

Cross-search citations from ABELL (the Modern Humanities Research Association's Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature) with articles from full-text journals and the New Essays on the American Novel series.

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.

The Antarctic Bibliography covers all disciplines related to the region including biological and geological sciences, medical sciences, meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric and terrestrial physics, expeditions, logistics equipment and supplies, and tourism.

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.

Contains fulltext for American Anthropological Association (AAA) publications, including more than 250,000 articles from AAA journals, newsletters and bulletins.

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Coverage:
2012 to the present, but data varies by location

First-time user? Access requires an Esri ArcGIS account. To request an account, current McMaster students, faculty and staff can contact libgis@mcmaster.ca.  

Provides location-based analysis that can be used for market planning, site selection, customer targeting and other decisions. Use web-based GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping technology to visualize demographic, lifestyle, behavioural, psychographic (e.g., PRIZM5, Tapestry Segmentation) spending and business data for over 130 countries (including Canada). Data is derived from a variety of sources (e.g. Esri, Environics, Infogroup, Michael Bauer Research) and will vary for each country. Adding or importing your own data is supported. Maps, charts, infographics and reports can be created and saved for any area. 

Coverage:
1940-

Brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. Documents are sourced from over 35 countries, and include extensive material from the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives.

Coverage:
1983 - present

The ARIBIB is an on-line database for the astronomical bibliography in the reference format. Abstracts are not included.

Coverage:
1984 to present; abstracts from spring 1994 to present

Contains over 1.8 million searchable abstracts of articles from over 500 international art publications including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins published in English and other European languages, with broad coverage of the visual arts including new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. Art reproductions that illustrate articles and advertisements are also indexed. For example, if a painting appears in an advertisement, Art Abstracts provides the artist’s name, the title of the work, and a full bibliographic citation.

Coverage:
13th century to the present

The ARTFL Project is a full-text database consisting of over 2700 French language texts from the 13th to the 20th centuries including texts in literature, philosophy, arts, and sciences. The database includes texts by French women writers, Provençal poetry, Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie, French dictionaries from the 17th - 20th centuries, and Bayle's monumental Dictionnaire historique et critique (5th edition, 1740).

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.

Coverage:
1976 to the present

A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities; it fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals. It contains a current total of over 2.5 million records. Subjects covered include archaeology, art, architecture, Asian studies, classics, dance, folklore, history, language, linguistics, literary reviews, literature, music, philosophy, poetry, radio, television, & film, religion and theatre. As of January 2000, the Arts & Humanities Index contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts.

Includes access to the EndNote web citation manager (see link at top of  Web of Science screen). Accounts must initially be created from within the McMaster IP range.

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:

This site archives e-prints of articles in the areas of physics, astronomy, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science and quantitative biology. The archive can be searched by clicking on the index link from the individual subject areas. The archive is owned and operated by Cornell University.

The Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) indexes all ASCE publications, providing citations to journal articles, conference papers, books, standards, and manuals.  Indexing for journals goes back to 1958, and book records are complete from the early 1900s onwards.  McMaster subscribes to ASCE's journals, but you will need to check the library's catalogue to determine if proceedings or standards are available. 

Coverage:
1967 to the present

Database provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe. Provides citations, abstracts, and some full-text content for approximately 630 publications including scholarly journals, magazines, reports, newswires, and more. Find information on companies, countries, markets, international trade, and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.

This edition of Asian American Drama contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
Some 50% of these plays have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
In the late nineteenth century, when Asian American drama made its debut, the spotlight was firmly on the lives and struggles of Asians in North America, rather than on the cultures and traditions of the Asian homeland. Today, Asian American playwrights continue to challenge established theatrical conventions by calling attention to issues and experiences that might otherwise be ignored or marginalized.

This freely available database provides information on over 200,000 artists, with a focus on American artists from the early 16th-Century through the present. present. Some services are restricted to subscribers: McMaster currently does not have a subscription.

With 28 journals, 185 eBooks and hundreds of conference proceedings, the ASME Digital Collection houses current content in mechanical engineering and related engineering fields, such as medical device research, energy resources, and nuclear engineering. The collection also includes past research, such as ASME’s Journal Archive, which dates back to 1960.  Codes and ASME Standards are not included in our subscription.

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.

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.

Includes all Active and Historical standards from the 80+ volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Content is updated as standards are released.  The Engineering Digital Library provides access to Standard Technical Papers and Symposia papers, e-books, manuals, 8 journals, and a terminology dictionary.   

McMaster's subscription does not include standards from other bodies - e.g., UOP - which may be referenced but are not immediately available online.

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.

Registration needed to create account and log in. Audio Digest partners with the top medical institutions across the country to deliver only the most clinically relevant and up-to-date information. Over 5,000 accredited activities features faculty from the nation’s top teaching institutions and key opinion leaders in every field. Helps ensure access to the best knowledge available, enabling the most informed decisions when caring for their patients. .

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

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