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The following electronic resources have been added to the library's collections recently:


  • VoxGov
    Aggregates a broad range of official and ephemeral information resources issued by individual representatives and organizations from all branches of the U.S. Federal Government, and links that content to publicly accessible government documentation. It is an online subscription-based service primarily used for Political Science and Public Policy research. VoxGov's 62M documents come from approximately 8500 sources and located from across 600,000 + website locations, including approximately 45,000 unique government web locations as well as social media sites of government representatives and agencies. The provider facilitates continuous daily indexing, and cache web content including “information that is no longer retrievable.”

  • Kanopy - The Great Courses
    Series of post secondary level educational videos instructed by professors, subject matter experts, and industry leading professionals in the social sciences.

  • Kanopy Spotlight - Free Selected Films
    With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more, Kanopy has put together a collection of films that can be watched at no cost.

  • Royal Society of London
    The UK’s national science academy platform offers broad, cross disciplinary peer reviewed articles in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences, biological and life sciences. Their collections also offer archival material and videos.

  • Indigenous Studies collection
    CBC streaming documentaries that explore the Indigenous experience across Canada: cultural awareness, traditional knowledge and the contemporary challenges facing Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across Canada as we begin to explore reconciliation together.

  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
    Bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Includes citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Content range covers sixteenth century through the present. Earliest indexed publication is from 1890; some coverage throughout 20th century; majority of the collection was published after 1990.

  • SAGE Business Cases
    Collection of over 2,500 business case studies covering the following subjects: entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business, business ethics & corporate social responsibility, marketing, operations management, strategic management and more. Wide range of topics and industries, as well as leading global brands and companies.

  • Mohr Siebeck Zeitschriften Online
    A collection of online journals edited and supported by Mohr Siebeck. Concordia subscribes to only some of the journals in this database.

  • Now Publishers Journals
    A collection of online journals edited and supported by Now Publishers. Concordia subscribes to only some of the journals in this database.

  • PAO Collection 7
    Periodicals Archive Online offers hundreds of digitized journals dating from 1802 to 2000, and provides over 1.7 million articles in thirty-seven key subject areas in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Some 20 percent of the journals are in non-English languages.

  • Medici.tv
    The largest classical music streaming library in the world featuring over 1,600 classical music videos, concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master classes, artists’ profiles and educational programmes. Discover over 100 live event broadcasts from prestigious venues around the world.

  • Canadian Art at Auction Index
    Canadian Art at Auction Index is a search database providing over 30 years of auction records. The Index is an important resource for the collector, dealer, appraiser and museum professional with over 75,000 items listed and more than 60,000 lots reproduced.

  • Index of Medieval Art
    The Index of Medieval Art is the largest database of Medieval art in existence, with records for works of art dating from early apostolic times to the end of the 15th century. Provides access to over 60,000 color and black and white photographic reproductions of Christian medieval art searchable by subject, work of art and bibliography. Records have textual information and bibliographies about the images and may also include a published image of the work. Some restriction of images occurs due to copyright restrictions, however bibliography references to published images are usually provided. Covers Western and Eastern Orthodox Christianity primarily, but the term Christian is broadly interpreted and includes Jewish, Islamic, and non-ecclesiastical subjects as well, and is without geographical limitations. The art is diverse in theme, media, and motif. In addition, the database includes a bibliography covering iconography, art history, archaeology, religious, and classical studies.

  • Vithèque
    One of the most important collections of independent video in Canada. To date, Vithèque offers close to 2,000 titles by more than 800 artists, activists, and engaged citizens, all of which are distributed by Vidéographe. More than simply an accessible viewing platform, Vithèque is a space dedicated to research and education in the media arts. The site offers, as well, free video programmes that are renewed every three months, critical and historical texts on the media arts, and educational material.

  • IPA Source
    IPA Source is the web’s largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 3,775 texts including 550 opera-aria texts. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. Translations into English from multiple languages.

  • Conference Board of Canada: E-data Service
    The E-data service provides access to national, provincial, and metropolitan economic data (forecast and historical) as well as Business and Consumer confidence data in Canada.

  • Socialism on Film
    This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.

  • Géoindex: Shared platform of geospatial data
    Geoindex is a shared platform used by Quebec universities to disseminate geospatial data products. It includes numerous datasets produced by the Quebec government such as cadastral data, orthophotos, topographic data and much more. Users can perform keyword searches and use the interactive map to locate, visualize and download datasets in various formats and projections.

  • ProQuest Recent Newspapers: Montreal Gazette
    Full-page scanned images of The Montreal Gazette, digitized from microfilm.

  • ProQuest Recent Newspapers: Barron's
    Full-page scanned images of Barron's, digitized from microfilm.

  • Brill Online Journals
    A collection of journals published by Brill. Concordia subscribes to only some of the works in this database.

  • Confidential Print: Middle East 1839-1969
    This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Beginning with the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, the documents trace the events of the following 150 years, including the Middle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia, the partition of Palestine, the 1956 Suez Crisis and post-Suez Western foreign policy, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

  • DLI Microdata Search in Nesstar
    The Nesstar server from Statistics Canada allows users to download Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs) as well as the associated documentation (data dictionaries) made available through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) program. Documentation is also available for the Master files, but the data files themselves cannot be downloaded. Access to Master Files is only possible via the QICSS Research Data Centre.

  • Canadian Science Publishing CRKN Journals
    A collection of full-text e-journals published by Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press) in all scientific disciplines.

  • MLA International Bibliography Index (EBSCO platform)
    Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA) and international in scope, covers modern languages and literatures from Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas. The MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) consists of references from more than 4,400 journals in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, folklore, and film and dramatic arts. MLAIB also provides citations to books, essays in books, dissertations, conference proceedings and websites. It features more than 300 full-text journals.

  • HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents

  • Maclean's Digital Magazine Archive
    Maclean's Magazine Archive (1905-2015), the leading Canadian news and general interest magazine, provides a unique perspective on both national and international affairs. Topics include investigative reporting, opinion and analysis on politics, economy and business, science and technology, society, arts and culture, education and work. It was initially known as The Business Magazine, then The Busy Man's Magazine, and changed to the current title, Maclean's, in 1911. Maclean's Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, gender issues, politics and culture, the history of business, advertising, and more.

  • HeinOnline Academic Core Collection Plus
    Digital archives of legal information consisting of several full-text research collections, including: Law Journal Library, Legal Classics Library, US Statutes at Large and Code of Federal Regulations (and other congressional documents), Treaties and Agreements Library, U.S. Supreme Court Library, English Reports (Full Reprint Edition) and more. All collections provide comprehensive coverage of each publication, with the a facsimile version of the full-text displayed in image-based format. Statutes of Canada.

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5
    Coverage: 1866 to 1912

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4
    Coverage: 1853 to 1865

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3
    Coverage: 1838 to 1852

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2
    Coverage: 1821 to 1837

  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1
    Coverage: 1684 to 1820

  • Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957
    The complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957 - all digitized from originals in full colour. Provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things – from boys rolling a tyre, to a view of a postwar bedsit, to young women on a rollercoaster – all caught in a single moment in time.

  • ChemicalENGINEERINGnetBASE
    Ebook collection of around 450 titles.

  • Center for Research Libraries Global Resources
    CRL Global Resources provides access to primary and secondary source materials for international research. Many of these collection materials are unique; most are unavailable from other sources. The Center's online catalogue includes more than 1.1 million titles and online finding aids. CRL Global Resources, currently provides over 1 million pages of digital content, and will grow substantially through digital conversion of the existing CRL paper and microfilm corpus and related historical and cultural materials. The collections include more than 5 million volumes of published monographs and serials, including over 800,000 non‐North American dissertations. GRN (Global Resource Network) is a collaborative initiative of CRL and higher academic research institutions to support international studies.

  • Salem Online
    Concordia has complimentary online access to the following documents on the Salem Online platform:
    Defining documents in American History: The 1900s (1900-1909); The 1910s (1910-1919); The 1950s (1950-1959); The 1960s (1960-1969); The 1970s (1970-1979) and to the Defining Documents in World History: The 17th Century.

  • SAGE Deep Backfile 2018
    This is a collection of full-text e-journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

  • Environment Complete
    Offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Offering full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs,

  • Colonial State Papers
    Colonial State Papers provides access to primary source documents from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves and English conflicts with the Spanish and French are all covered in this database. Combines two resources: CO 1: Privy Council and related bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers and The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739.

  • Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
    Acknowledgements: Access to Frontier Life is provided thanks to Consortia Canada and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).

  • Akademiai Kiado
    Database of Hungarian science journals, some of which are open access. Concordia only subscribes to some of the titles in the database.

  • Canadiana Online
    This collection consists of three themed collections: Monographs; Government Publications; and Serials (periodicals, annuals, and newspapers). These collections incorporate into a single interface all of the existing content of Early Canadiana Online (ECO), the microfiche coll. of the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM), and many millions of pages of new content based around the three themed collections. Altogether, Canadiana Online includes 32 million pages of content (about 6 times the size of the ECO collection). The Canadiana collections of archival material, government publications, periodicals, monographs, annuals, and newspapers will be free to access as of January 1, 2019.

  • International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (2015)
    The second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences was published by Elsevier in 2015. It provides signed articles covering all areas of the social sciences including anthropology, archaeology, demography, economics, education, gender studies, law, linguistics, media studies, political science, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and many other areas.

  • OntheBoards.tv
    OntheBoards.tv is a streaming database of HD-quality full-length performance films by international, contemporary, and innovative artists working in dance, theater, music, and “other forms that defy categorization”. This resource also includes curriculum guides and contextual materials for classroom instruction.

  • Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts
    The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts provides users with a comprehensive tool for the study of the non-biblical texts from the Judean Desert (the Dead Sea Scrolls). It contains high resolution images of the Non-Biblical Dead Sea Scroll fragments and all the texts, in the original languages and in translation.

  • National Research Council Canada Archive
    A colleciton of freely available publications.

  • ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal
    Full-page scanned images of The Wall Street Journal, digitized from microfilm.

  • Torrossa Single Purchase Catalogue
    Concordia subscribes to only some of the journals in this database.

  • Race Relations Abstracts
    Bibliographic records covering subject areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, cultural identity and more. EBSCO has digitized the full archive of this index, bringing coverage back to 1975.
Updated: Tuesday 7 July 2020
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