Databases

478 databases found
Coverage:
400-1700 A.D.

An online bibliography and index to journal articles, essays, books and reviews pertaining to the Renaissance and Medieval periods in Europe from 400 to 1700. Coverage includes over 1,330 journal titles published since 1784, selected essays from 2,300 scholarly collections published since 1982, selected reviews from over 250 scholarly journal titles published since 1885, and over 66,880 books, a total of more than 688,000 items in all.

Coverage:
2011 to the present with a one week embargo

Database features thousands of analyst reports, securities research, and worldwide economic,company, product and industry information. Derived from Morgan Markets – which is J.P. Morgan’s exclusive information for key clients and investors – these reports are made available to academic users for education and research purposes. Lengthy reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets.

Contains Felix Jacoby's monumental collection of Greek historians whose work is preserved incompletely, i.e. in fragments.  The New Jacoby (1st and 2nd editions) includes new critical commentary, a brief entry about each historian's life and works, and select bibliographies for further research.

Coverage:
1868-1942

The Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics is a project supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It consists of two parts: A literature database based on the "Jahrbuch über die Fortschritte der Mathematik" (1868-1942) and an archive of digitised mathematical publications at the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen.

Includes fundamental tools for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses.

Contains three textbooks:

  1. Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
  2. The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis
  3. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience.

Also contains education guides, glossary, calculators, learning tools, custom curriculum, and audio content.

JPO is one of the three main international patent offices (i.e., the United States, Japan and the European Union). 

This database covers Japanese literary works translated into other languages, mostly after World War II. Searches can be made either in Japanese character or Roman letters.

Coverage:
1939-1944

Digitized from originals held by the Library's Research Collections.  David Diamant is the pseudonym of David Erlich, a Jewish communist and committed member of the underground resistance during World War II. This collection consists of original documents collected by Diamant over a period of approximately 30 years dealing primarily with the Jewish segment of the French underground resistance; many of the documents originate with communist groups, and some deal with Polish groups. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Yiddish.

The Guide consists of 226 alphabetically arranged entries on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Each entry includes numerous cross-references, hyperlinks to related entries, and citations for further reading. This full-text guide can be searched by name, topic or keywords. The print work Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism (MILLS Bookstacks PN 81. J554)  is related to this online guide

Coverage:
1997 to current

Provides citation data that helps evaluate and compare more than 11,800 scholarly journals in the areas of business, science, technology, and social sciences. Journals can be retrieved by title, subject area/category, country/territory or publisher and sorted by several criteria such as total cites and impact factor. JCR is comprised of two editions: Science (SCIE) and Social Sciences (SSCI).

JoVE Biology presents more than 1000 videos demonstrating laboratory methods in the fields of cellular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, immunology, plant biology, medicine, and neuroscience.

When searching JoVE, the subscription section of each video is indicated by a coloured circle. Use the filter bar on the left to filter out videos that are not in our subscription.

Coverage:
Does not include the most recent 3-5 years for most titles

JSTOR provides access to a digital archive of journals in the areas of Arts, Business, Economics, and Sciences. JSTOR includes the entire runs of these journals, from the very first issue to the volumes published a few years ago. With a small number of exceptions - the "Current Scholarship" titles - JSTOR is a backfile collection and excludes the most recent issues (as part of the terms of the agreement with the journal publishers).

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McMaster's subscription to  Kanopy provides online access to over 4,000 documentary films from a range of major producers, including PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lober, Documentary Educational Resources, and many more.  Videos can be integrated with Avenue and accessed remotely by students.  The majority of the videos are closed captioned, and clip-making is allowed.  Transcripts are also avalable by clicking on the 'More' tab.

Full screen mode and playback speeds can be adjusted upon clicking the "Play" button of the video.

To access additional features such as creating a Clip/Playlist, Adding comments or sharing via social media, a personal login  (eg. Google) is recommended.

Further information is available at the Kanopy Help page

Coverage:
2001 to the present; Mergent covers current 5 years;  CHASS covers 2001-2011

Industry norms juxtapose an individual company's balance sheet and income statement ratios against norms derived from the industry group to which the company belongs. This database provides a set of business ratios, measured as relationships between companies' balance sheet and income statement categories. Search for data by industry codes (SIC or NAICS), line of business, asset range and year. It also provides an interface to enter an individual company's financial data and compare its balance sheet with industry benchmarks.

Coverage:
Current and some historical

Provides full-text access to key accounting manuals such as the CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection and Interntional Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Provides over 800 reference handbooks and fulltext e-books in Civil Engineering & Construction and Fire Protection Engineering and Emergency Response.  Many of the handbooks include "productivity tools" that allow you to manipulate/sort data in tables. NOTE: McMaster subscribes to only two of Knovel's subject collections. All titles are also listed individually in the library catalogue.

 

Coverage:
1928 to the present

A database on Greco-Roman antiquity (second millennium B.C. to 800 A.D.) covering a wide spectrum of subjects - language and literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, law, science and technology. It indexes books, articles in journals, conference papers and dissertations in English, French, Spanish, and German languages; 1,500 periodicals are covered. A brief abstract accompanies each article entry.

The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a World Wide Web server at Georgetown University. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus and links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images on other servers around the world.

This free web site lists all substances and their properties which are reported on in the indexed Landolt-Börnstein volumes. In total, 160 000 organic and inorganic compounds are described by names, molecular structures, chemical abstract numbers and other identifiers.

Brings together more than 100,000 pages pages of poetry, fiction, and over 450 plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays. It contains over 133,465 pages.

A full-featured scholarly resource for original research into the entire lexical content of Early Modern English. A historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods.

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.

Provides, clear, concise, point-of-care drug and clinical information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility and more. 

Coverage:
Dates vary by publication. Some sources date back as far as the 1970s, but the majority of sources are indexed from the early 1990's to the present.

Provides access to over 5,000 sources covering a wide range of subject areas. Includes international news, legislation, company profiles, industry reports, and more. 

LGBT Life provides indexing and abstracts for more than 190 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-specific core periodicals, with fulltext for 120  of the most important and historically significant journals, magazines and regional newspapers. In addition, it contains more than 330 LGBT-specific core books and reference works, grey literature, including newsletters, case studies, speeches, etc. and a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms. Disciplines covered by LGBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, politics, psychology, religion, sociology and more.

Coverage:
1966 to the present

LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Coverage:
1867 to 1978, coverage varies by title

The Libris database provides word, title, author and subject access to material published in a number of Canadian periodicals of historical significance, including Maclean's Magazine, The Financial Post, The Monetary Times of Canada, Massey's Magazine, The Canadian Bookman, The Canadian Magazine, Saturday Night and The University Magazine.

A digital history project created by the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project, based at Northern Illinois University. Collaborating institutions have contributed historical materials, including books, manuscripts, images, maps and other resources, to the Lincoln Project. Each text is reproduced in full, including all prefatory matter and annotation by the original author. Bibliographic details, illustrations, and errata lists are included from each of the editions used.

Speech and text databases to support corpus linguistics research. Includes the English Gigaword, 5th edition, and corpora containing Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish texts.

Coverage:
1973 to the present

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences; provides over 361,000 abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations. Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

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