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Academic Search Premier

(EBSCO Publishing) Provides access to a large multi-disciplinary database of more than 3900 magazines, journals, newspapers and trade publications.

Academic Video Online

AVON delivers more than 64,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

Aesthetic VideoSource: VideoShelf

Over 90 full-length instructional videos including aesthetics, cosmetology, massage therapy, medical spa, skin care and nail technology.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.

Alt HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

American Journal of Play (ECE)

A peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication of The Strong, the American Journal of Play is a forum for discussing the history, science, and culture of play.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Informational abstracts on all areas of Engineering.


ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

BioMed Central

BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine. In 1999 we made high-quality research open to everyone who needed to access it – and in making the open access model sustainable, we changed the world of academic publishing.

Britannica Academic Edition

The Award-Winning Online Encyclopedia Used By More Than 20 Million People In Over 18 Countries.

Business Source Complete

With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business and all students.

All areas of study in higher education are immersed in the business world in one way or another. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more.

Canada Vigilance Adverse Reaction Online Database

The Canada Vigilance Adverse Reaction Online Database contains information about suspected adverse reactions (also known as side effects) to health products.
Adverse reaction reports are submitted by:

  • consumers and health professionals, who submit reports voluntarily
  • manufacturers and distributors (also known as market authorization holders), who are required to submit reports according to the Food and Drugs Act.

Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research

The Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, published by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, is Canada's only
veterinary research publication.

This quarterly peer-reviewed online-only journal has earned a wide international readership through the publishing of high-quality scientific papers in the field of veterinary medicine.

The Journal publishes the results of original research in veterinary and comparative medicine.

Canadian Major Dailies

(Micromedia ProQuest) Provides full-text access to 35 Canadian news sources.

Canadian Points of View

(EBSCO Publishing) Provides access to essays with differing points of view on current issues. Essays include an overview, arguments, counter-arguments and a guide to Critical Thinking.

Canadian Reference Centre

Canadian Reference Centre combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full-text content available to Canadian libraries. This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K) periodicals in full text; full-text reference books; over 87,900 full-text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Canadian Statute Service


Canadiana Online

This resource includes 3 collections: Canadiana Online, Heritage, and Early Canadiana Online, which together comprises over 60 million pages of Canadian digital documentary heritage.


CanLII is a non-profit organization that has been engaged by the law societies of Canada that are members of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to establish, operate, maintain and provide to the law societies a website dedicated to providing continuous access to a virtual library of Canadian legal information. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible on the Internet.

Career Cruising

(Anaca Technologies Ltd.) Career Cruising provides access to career planning resources including: detailed occupation profiles, and comprehensive post-secondary education information.

CBC Curio

Video streaming access to educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Includes documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, and stock shots. Launched in October 2013, is CBC and Radio-Canada’s online subscriber-based streaming service developed expressly for the Canadian educational community, including school boards, government ministries, universities, colleges and cégeps, and public libraries. currently reaches over two million students across Canada.

CINAHL Complete

CINAHL®Complete is the world's most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL®Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.


CiteSeerX is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.

CLEO Community Legal Education Ontario

CLEO websites Steps to Justice is a groundbreaking initiative that brings practical and reliable legal information to your fingertips. Online tool to help people fill out the court forms they need to apply for a divorce in Ontario. Three interactive flowcharts to help people understand and work through the family law.

Clinical Case Studies

Case Studies/Health/Psychology/Child & Youth

Country Watch

Geography/Business/Country Profiles

CountryWatch: Country Profile Videos

Short video documentaries reviewing the geography, history, politics and economics of countries.

CPA Canada

CPA Canada Handbook - Accounting provides the direction you need to meet the standards.

CPS Full Access / Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties

Includes the most current, evidence-based therapeutic information and non-prescription therapy for most common conditions, with cross-referenced drug tables and algorithms. Includes CPS Drug Information, critical updates such as warnings, Health Canada advisories, and drug shortages; and useful tools such as medical calculators, Clin-Info, Pill Identifier and Lexi-Interact drug interaction checker.

Criminal Source

Case Law, Legislation, Citator, Canadian Criminal Cases, Martins Annual Criminal Code, Criminal Law Quarterly

CSA OnDemand (Canadian Standards Association Group)

Access the complete CSA collection of standards and codes including all archived editions and language options.


  • Once in the database, click "My Library" to see the content to which we have access.
  • PDF download is only available on campus.

Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source

This revolutionary new database contains cover-to-cover indexing, abstracts and full-text for 160 journals and dozens of monographs.

Directory of Open Access Journals

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals.

DSM-V-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The latest edition of the most comprehensive resource used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. It is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.

eBook Academic Collection

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that students and scholars will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

Emcare (Ovid)

Ovid Emcare, a partnership with Elsevier, sets a new standard in nursing and allied health research, offering an unparalleled nursing research combination: the world’s most comprehensive and trusted scholarly, peer-reviewed literature in nursing and allied health PLUS the advanced search and discovery technology of the Ovid® platform.

Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ)

Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) publishes evidence to improve clinical practice or expand scientific knowledge underpinning equine veterinary medicine. In our bi-monthly issues, EVJ publishes original and high-quality peer-reviewed articles from all over the world.


ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Euromonitor Passport

Euromonitor Passport Reference and GMID is a unique online database of international country statistics. Includes over 1 million demographic, economic and marketing indicators covering more than 200 countries.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand is an interactive collection of  live resources available for classroom use.

Films on Demand: Archival Films & Newsreels Collection

A rare view of what rush hour in London looked like in 1897. The dramatic and suspenseful newsreel announcing the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin. President Ronald Reagan’s challenging speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Throughout modern history, cameras have recorded public events, wars, cultural phenomena, and government programs. This collection is a treasure trove of archival and historical films from multiple sources. 

Films On Demand: Master Career & Tech Ed Package

An essential resource for any university’s career center or counseling department, and a powerful educational tool for colleges offering associate degrees, our Master Career & Technical Education Collection consists of thousands of titles that can guide students toward a long, successful career and a well-balanced life, regardless of their field of study. Featuring exclusive producers such as Shopware, Cambridge Educational, and Meridian Education, this collection also meets Perkins guidelines.

Films On Demand: Nursing Video Collection

This collection is designed not only to help nursing students excel in their studies and pass licensure exams, but also to prepare them for long-term job success in an increasingly complex health care system. It features titles from trusted producers such as Medcom-Trainex, Elsevier, Cengage Learning/Concept Media, Classroom Productions, Inc., NEVCO, Wolters Kluwer Health, Institute for Professional Care Education/Medifecta, PESI, Inc., and others.

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Global Road Warrior

The most comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference. Use Firefox, Chrome or Edge.

Grant Connect

Formerly the Canadian Directory to Foundations & Corporations. Grant Connect has been the go-to philanthropic research resource for fifty years. We are proud to have played our part in the innovation, impact, and progress the Canadian charitable sector has made over the last five decades.


GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.


HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 182 million pages and 281,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from the inception of more than 2,800 law-related periodicals.

IEEEXplore Digital Library (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

The IEEE Xplore® digital library provides access to IEEE journals, transactions, letters, magazines and conference proceedings, IET journals and conference proceedings, IEEE Standards and IEEE educational courses.

Industry Canada Benchmarking Tool

Using this tool allows you to evaluate the potential profitability of an small to medium size industry or market in Canada. The benchmarking tool uses statistical data to estimate the operating costs for your new business and view financial performance averages in your industry. It also allows you to generate reports on various industries, with a thorough instruction manual.

Infomart (Formerly FPInfomart)

Provides information on more than 4,500 Canadian companies, as well as business and financial insight. Financial Post Corporate Analyzer allows you to search for investment information on Canada's top 1,500 publicly traded companies.

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM) is dedicated to the rapid, accurate publication of original articles dealing with all aspects of medical ultrasound, particularly its direct application to patient care but also relevant basic science, advances in instrumentation, and biological effects.

MarketLine Advantage

(MarketLine) Provides access to a comprehensive collection of company, industry and country information, extending across 200+ countries and every major industry sector. It contains in-depth information on 50,000 public and private companies, market data for 150 consumer products, industry event calendars and news feeds.

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

The world's most comprehensive and practical reference source about drugs and medicines. Unrivalled in its field, Martindale provides practical, evidence-based, global guidance, allowing you to quickly understand the characteristics of drugs and other pharmaceutical substances and their clinical uses.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra - School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFile Elite

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

(Includes Consumer Reports Buying Guide)

Medline (Full Text)

MEDLINE® with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Migra’s Canadian Export Guide

The most comprehensive Canadian export information for exporters, shippers, and logisticians on exporting from Canada to different countries, including regulatory and documentation requirements, definitions of terms, and international contact information.

Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

NFB CAMPUS (National Film Board of Canada)

NFB CAMPUS is an educational resource for Canadian documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films. Through our subscription, faculty and students also have access to web-based learning platforms and study guides. A separate NFB account can be created for faculty-created playlists. For assistance, please contact the library. 

Nursing & Allied Health Premium (Proquest)

ProQuest’s Nursing & Allied Health Premium is a new solution designed to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of nursing and allied health students and educators. This new offering combines the Nursing & Allied Health Database and Alexander Street's Nursing Education in Video into an ever-growing collection within an immersive, discipline-specific experience on the ProQuest Platform. Includes over 2800 Nursing and Clinical Videos.

O'Reilly for Higher Education

An on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both eBook and video format. Featuring leading authors in the field of technology and business. Covers publishers in the world of networking, technology, ICT, computer programming and much more.

Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary

  • Guide to practitioners and pharmacists regarding drug products which are eligible for coverage under ODB.
  • Guide to professional committees in hospitals and institutions in the selection of drug products.
  • Guide to drug product interchangeability in respect of drug products that have been designated interchangeable under Ontario legislation.
  • Comparative pricing guide for drug products.

Ontario Statute Citator Service Canadian

(Canada Law Book) Provides access to the official consolidation of the Revised Statutes of Ontario 1990, amendments, new Acts, the fully consolidated Revised Regulations of Ontario 1990, plus the Ontario Statute Citator.

OVID (Comprehensive Nursing Portal)

(Ovid Technologies) Provides access to a collection of health information resources.

Phlebotomy Channel

The Phlebotomy Channel is your portal to streaming videos and lectures by the world's most trusted source of accurate information on blood specimen collection. Online, on-demand, and on the mark.

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

ProQuest Ebook Central

The range of subjects available to you will depend on your institution’s subject focus. Arts, Business/Management, Education, General, Health & Medicine, History & Political Science, Law, Literature & Language, Science & Technology, Social Science.


PsychiatryOnline is a powerful web-based portal that features DSM-5™ the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., the most trusted and respected name in psychiatric publishing.

PsychiatryOnline Premium Textbooks


(National Center for Biotechnology Information) PubMed provides access to citations to journal articles included in MEDLINE, PREMEDLINE as well as general science and chemistry journal citations.

Quicklaw - Lexis Advance Quicklaw

Canada' market leader in online legal research, the Quicklaw service provides access to the most comprehensive collection available of case law, legislation, exclusive current awareness services, expert commentary and more. Full-text court and tribunal decisions since the 1800s. Complete online collection of Halsbury's® Laws of Canada Canadian and international news and business sources U.S.. case law, statutes, plus the Shepard's® Citation Service Primary law from the U.K., Australia and New Zealand Canada Quantums and Canadian Forms & Precedents Proprietary NetLetters™ with updated case law. Lexis Advance Quicklaw allows you to easily find what you need-where you expect it to be-and pursue legal insight your way. It's intuitive design and timesaving tools allow you to quickly access relevant content, analyze it, and put your findings to work.

Red Seal


Relational Child and Youth Care Journal

Formerly the Journal of Child and Youth Care, this journal focusses on all aspects of youth work, and the care and protection of children and young people. While particular attention will be given to material that explores the interpersonal dynamics of professional practice, consideration will also be given to all submissions that assume a relational perspective. This might include topics such as cultural values, ethics, social policy, program design, supervision, education, training etc. Archives back 2005.

Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy

Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Twenty Third Edition, offers a trusted, completely updated source of information for education, training, and development of pharmacists. Published for the first time with Elsevier, this edition includes coverage of biologics and biosimilars as uses of those therapeutics have increased substantially since the previous edition.

Scholars Portal Dataverse

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) A wide-ranging multidisciplinary repository of predominantly Open Access data and statistics from university researchers as well as third-party research agencies such as Statistics Canada, Ipsos Canada, Forum Research, and others. Content includes opinion polling results, market data, and Census data, among other subject matter.

Scholars Portal Journals

This opens a pop-up window to share the URL for this database (Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)) Journal articles from most academic disciplines.
Note: You will only have access to full-text articles that result from checking "Open Access Articles" before running your search.

Science Direct

(Elsevier) Provides users with access to a wide range of journal articles and full-text e-books in science-related fields such as: agriculture, arts, chemistry, biology, business, health, psychology, materials science, engineering & technology, and more.


The SpringerOpen portfolio has grown tremendously since its launch in 2010, so that we now offer researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals and books. Publishing with SpringerOpen makes your work freely available online for everyone, immediately upon publication, and our high-level peer-review and production processes guarantee the quality and reliability of the work.


Statistical data and analysis of business, industry, product brands, market share, media, and social scientific topics, obtained from both private and public sector sources, and covering all regions of the world.

Ultrasound - Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM) is dedicated to the rapid, accurate publication of original articles dealing with all aspects of medical ultrasound, particularly its direct application to patient care but also relevant basic science, advances in instrumentation, and biological effects.

VetMed Resource

VetMed Resource is a comprehensive tool for veterinary professionals and the tool of choice when it comes to keeping up-to-date on developments in veterinary science, and for basing practice on the best available evidence.

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies

An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care.

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal focused on research, policy and care for vulnerable children and young people.

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network)

The pioneering trend authority for the lifestyle, hospitality and interiors industries. WGSN Fashion is our flagship trend forecasting service. Our global experts track near- and long-term trends across 14 fashion categories.