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Academic - general

  • Cambridge Journals
    Get the full text of articles from journals published by Cambridge University Press. The content spans the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Publication dates vary by title. Note: start searching with 'Quick search' or 'Cite search' in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  • Commonwealth Universities Online Database (CUDOS)
    Find detailed information on 700 universities worldwide. Note: choose "send me my institution/organisation's password" and enter your email address.
  • Memento (BLTF - Électre)
    Search for information on books published in France in any language, as well as French language books published world-wide. Note: the search interface is French only.
  • Érudit
    Érudit contains fully searchable full text of journal articles, reviews, books, theses and prepublications from Quebec universities.
  • Taylor & Francis e-journals.

Anthropology

Atmospheric and ocean sciences

Chemistry

  • Applied Spectroscopy
    Get the full text of articles from this journal, published by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Available from volume 6 (1951 to present).
  • Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards
    All the health, safety and environmental legislation for the Eastern Regional plus Standards section only.
  • CHEMINFO
    Chemical health and safety information for more than 1,700 important workplace chemicals.
  • CHEMpendium
    Access all the chemical hazard information you need for your workplace and the environment in one convenient location.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    MSDS is a comprehensive database of more than 310,000 Material Safety Data Sheets, obtained directly from 2,000 North American manufacturers and suppliers.
  • OSH References Collection
    Search over 300,000 summaries! The OSH References Collection of bibliographic databases provides you with convenient access to international sources of OSH-related information. Databases in the collection include: OSHLINE®, NIOSHTIC®, NIOSHTIC-2, HSELINE, CISILO, Canadiana.
  • RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances)
    RTECS® helps you find critical toxicological information with citations on over 165,000 chemical substances from more than 2,500 sources, including: International Journals, Textbooks, Technical Reports, Scientific Proceedings, Compendia and more.

East Asian studies

  • Asian American Drama
    Plays, as well as playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
  • CHANT
    Gain access to Chinese ancient texts from the Pre-Han (pre 220AD) period up to the Six Dynasties (581 AD). Note: interface is only in Chinese with some content descriptions in English.
  • China Online Journals
    Get the full text of articles from Chinese journals covering a broad subject range (1997 onwards). Note: mainly in Chinese but you can search and browse the corresponding English titles of the journals.
  • China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980
    Unique manuscript material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980, together with rare periodicals, colour paintings, maps, photographs and drawings.

Film studies

Gender studies

Geography/ geosciences

  • GeoRef
    Gain access to this core geoscience database through GeoScienceWorld and obtain references to journal articles, maps, and more (North America: 1785- / worldwide: 1933-). Note: full text access extends only to GeoScienceWorld journals.
  • GeoScienceWorld
    Get the full text of articles from journals published by leading geoscientific organizations and other not-for-profit and independent publishers in the field. Availability of issues varies by title.

History

  • ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB)
    Choose from over 1,500 history books online published by the American Council of Learned Societies.
  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
  • Early Encounters in North America
    Letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters.
  • Eighteenth Century Journals I
    Eighteenth Century Journals I is drawn from the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It brings together 76 rare journals printed between 1714 and 1799. The collection combines well-known publications with more minor works, offering users a wide-ranging view of eighteenth century publishing culture.
  • Eighteenth Century Journals II
    View the full text of 70 newspapers and periodicals from collections of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, 1699 to 1812.
  • Empire Online
    The database is divided into five sections covering varying aspects of the colonial experience: Section I: Cultural Contact, 1492-1969, Section II: Literature and Empire, Section III: The Visible Empire, Section IV: Religion and Empire and Section V: Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, c1607-2007.
  • Mass Observation Online
    Search this British social history collection (1937 to 1972) consisting of studies, books, pamphlets, personal diaries and day surveys from the social research organization, Mass Observation.
  • Medieval Travel Writing
    The core of the material is a magnificent collection of medieval manuscripts from libraries across Europe and dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. This database provides an extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China.
  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
  • North American Indian Thought and Culture
  • Oral History Online
    A collection of Oral History in English from around the world.
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
    This project provides access to many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images. It includes significant coverage of Slavery Today, US court records from the local, regional and Supreme Court level, documents on the Islamic slave trade, as well as sources on urban slavery, interracial education, the Day Law in Kentucky, desegregation and social justice.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

Humanities

  • Black Thought and Culture
    Non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.
  • Cairn
    Provides full text journal articles in the disciplines of economics, law, history and geography, literature and linguistics, psychology, education, political science, sociology, and sport.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
    Choose from over 1,350 books online in the areas of economics and finance, philosophy, political science, and religion.
  • Periodicals Archive Online
    An archive of hundreds of digitised scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Searching within the full text of articles is possible. Includes British Periodicals Collection I, which, when complete, will include 160 British journals published between 1681 and 1920 and which can be searched separately.

Islamic studies

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam online (Brill, 2004)
    Read the full text online of over 12,000 printed pages of the Encyclopedia of Islam. Note: follow the instructions under 'Fonts' from the homepage if you have trouble viewing content.

Law

  • Justis
    Justis is the online legal library of UK, EU and Irish law dating from 1163 to the present day.

Literature and languages

Mathematics

Music

  • Classical Music Library
    Classical Music Library is a fully searchable database of licensed recordings of classical music that users can listen to on the Internet.
  • Classical Scores
    A searchable, full text collection of classical music scores, manuscripts, and unpublished material, spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.
  • Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)
    Listen to the equivalent of over 1,500 CDs (9,800 compositions) from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond. Note: download QuickTime player.

Philosophy

  • Poiesis
    POIESIS now contains over 2,400 issues and 350,000 pages of text from 55 philosophy journals and series.

Physics

  • Acta Acustica United with Acustica
    Get the full text of articles from this peer-reviewed journal, written in English, French, and German. It covers all areas of acoustics and engineering applications. Available from volume 87 (2001 to present).

Science


  • World Scientific Online Journals
    Get the full text of journal articles from over 100 international peer-reviewed journals in the sciences, engineering, economics, finance and management, and the social sciences. Availability of issues varies by title.

Social Sciences

  • Cairn
    Provides full text journal articles in the disciplines of economics, law, history and geography, literature and linguistics, psychology, education, political science, sociology, and sport.
  • Periodicals Archive Online
    An archive of hundreds of digitised scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Searching within the full text of articles is possible. Includes British Periodicals Collection I, which, when complete, will include 160 British journals published between 1681 and 1920 and which can be searched separately.

A-Z index

A   B   C  D  E  F  G  H  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T   U  V  W  X  Y  Z

A

  • ACLS History E-Book (HEB)
    Choose from over 1,500 history books online published by the American Council of Learned Societies.
  • Acta Acustica United with Acustica
    Get the full text of articles from this peer-reviewed journal, written in English, French, and German. It covers all areas of acoustics and engineering applications. Available from volume 87 (2001 to present).
  • American Film Scripts
    A collection of scripts and scenes from feature films.
  • American Meteorological Society Journals Online
    Get the full text of articles from journals published by the American Meteorological Society. Availability of issues varies by title. NOTE: does not include Meteorological Monographs
  • Applied Spectroscopy
    Get the full text of articles from this journal, published by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Available from volume 6 (1951 to present).
  • Asian American Drama
    Plays, as well as playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

B

C

  • Cairn
    Provides full text journal articles in the disciplines of economics, law, history and geography, literature and linguistics, psychology, education, political science, sociology, and sport.
  • Cambridge Journals
    Get the full text of articles from journals published by Cambridge University Press. The content spans the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Publication dates vary by title. NOTE: start searching with 'Quick search' or 'Cite search' in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  • Canadian Electronic Library Publishers Collection
    Monographs from Canadian publishers.
  • Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards
    All the health, safety and environmental legislation for the Eastern Regional plus Standards section only.
  • CHANT
    Gain access to Chinese ancient texts from the Pre-Han (pre 220AD) period up to the Six Dynasties (581 AD). NOTE: interface is only in Chinese with some content descriptions in English.
  • CHEMINFO
    Chemical health and safety information for more than 1,700 important workplace chemicals.
  • CHEMpendium
    Access all the chemical hazard information you need for your workplace and the environment in one convenient location.
  • China Online Journals
    Get the full text of articles from Chinese journals covering a broad subject range (1997 onwards). NOTE: mainly in Chinese but you can search and browse the corresponding English titles of the journals.
  • China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980
    Unique manuscript material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980, together with rare periodicals, colour paintings, maps, photographs and drawings.
  • Classical Music Library
    Classical Music Library is a fully searchable database of licensed recordings of classical music that users can listen to on the Internet.
  • Classical Scores
    A searchable, full text collection of classical music scores, manuscripts, and unpublished material, spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.
  • Commonwealth Universities Online Database (CUDOS)
    Find detailed information on 700 universities worldwide. NOTE: choose "send me my institution/organisation's password" and enter your email address.

D

  • Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)
    Listen to the equivalent of over 1,500 CDs (9,800 compositions) from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond. NOTE: download QuickTime player.
  • Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online
    A wide range of original sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature. Defining Gender is structured in five sections, each containing a substantial body of original source material, together with thematic essays by leading scholars in the field.

E

  • Early Encounters in North America
    Letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters.
  • Eighteenth Century Journals I
    Eighteenth Century Journals I is drawn from the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It brings together 76 rare journals printed between 1714 and 1799. The collection combines well-known publications with more minor works, offering users a wide-ranging view of eighteenth century publishing culture.
  • Eighteenth Century Journals II
    View the full text of 70 newspapers and periodicals from collections of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, 1699 to 1812.
  • Empire Online
    The database is divided into five sections covering varying aspects of the colonial experience: Section I: Cultural Contact, 1492-1969, Section II: Literature and Empire, Section III: The Visible Empire, Section IV: Religion and Empire and Section V: Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, c1607-2007.
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam online (Brill, 2004)
    Read the full text online of over 12,000 printed pages of the Encyclopedia of Islam. NOTE: follow the instructions under 'Fonts' from the homepage if you have trouble viewing content.
  • Érudit
  • Érudit contains fully searchable full text of journal articles, reviews, books, theses and prepublications from Quebec universities.
  • Euclid Prime Collection
    Get the full text of mathematics and statistics articles from independent and society journals. Availability of issues varies by title. NOTE: download MathPlayer.

G

  • GeoRef
    Gain access to this core geoscience database through GeoScienceWorld and obtain references to journal articles, maps, and more (North America: 1785- / worldwide: 1933-). NOTE: full text access extends only to GeoScienceWorld journals.
  • GeoScienceWorld
    Get the full text of articles from journals published by leading geoscientific organizations and other not-for-profit and independent publishers in the field. Availability of issues varies by title.

J

  • Justis
    Justis is the online legal library of UK, EU and Irish law dating from 1163 to the present day.

L

  • Latino Literature
    Plays, prose and poetry by Latin writers working in the United States.

M

  • Mass Observation Online
    Search this British social history collection (1937 to 1972) consisting of studies, books, pamphlets, personal diaries and day surveys from the social research organization, Mass Observation.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    MSDS is a comprehensive database of more than 310,000 Material Safety Data Sheets, obtained directly from 2,000 North American manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Medieval Travel Writing
    The core of the material is a magnificent collection of medieval manuscripts from libraries across Europe and dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. This database provides an extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China.
  • Memento (BLTF - Électre)
    Search for information on books published in France in any language, as well as French language books published world-wide. NOTE: the search interface is French only.

N

O

  • Oral History Online
    A collection of Oral History in English from around the world.
  • OSH References Collection
    Search over 300,000 summaries! The OSH References Collection of bibliographic databases provides you with convenient access to international sources of OSH-related information. Databases in the collection include: OSHLINE®, NIOSHTIC®, NIOSHTIC-2, HSELINE, CISILO, Canadiana.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
    Choose from over 1,350 books online in the areas of economics and finance, philosophy, political science, and religion.

P

  • Periodicals Archive Online
    An archive of hundreds of digitised scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Searching within the full text of articles is possible. Includes British Periodicals Collection I, which, when complete, will include 160 British journals published between 1681 and 1920 and which can be searched separately.
  • Poiesis
    Poiesis now contains over 2,400 issues and 350,000 pages of text from 55 philosophy journals and series.

R

  • RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances)
    RTECS® helps you find critical toxicological information with citations on over 165,000 chemical substances from more than 2,500 sources, including: International Journals, Textbooks, Technical Reports, Scientific Proceedings, Compendia and more.

S

  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
    This project provides access to many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images. It includes significant coverage of Slavery Today, US court records from the local, regional and Supreme Court level, documents on the Islamic slave trade, as well as sources on urban slavery, interracial education, the Day Law in Kentucky, desegregation and social justice.

T

W

 

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