Trial: World Newspaper Archive, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1
World Newspaper Archive, Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 provides access to more than 30 Latin American newspapers published between 1805 and 1922, from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and other countries.
Available on trial until 5 June 2013.
Trial: JSTOR Global Plants
JSTOR Global Plants is a database of nearly two million high-resolution plant specimens drawn from the collections of more than 270 herbaria around the world. Includes reference works and primary sources contributed by partners, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs.
Available on trial until 30 June 2013.
Trial: Art and Architecture in Video
Art and Architecture in Video is an online streaming film collection; it delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews.
Trial is available until 29 May 2013.
Trial: Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first-ever scholarly online collection for researchers and students of adult comic books and graphic novels.
Trial is available until 29 May 2013.
New Resource: SAGE Research Methods Online
SAGE Research Methods Online is a platform providing access to full-text content related to research methodology in SAGE books, journals and reference works, along with advanced search and discovery tools.
New Resource: Anthropology Online
Anthropology Online provides access to a range of anthropological writings from the 19th century to the present, including ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies.
Trial: Films On Demand
Films On Demand contains over 6,000 streaming videos covering the following subject areas: Business & Economics; Science & Mathematics; Humanities & Social Sciences; Family & Consumer Sciences; Health & Medicine; Technical Education; Guidance & Counseling; Careers & Job Search.
Available on trial until 15 May 2013.
New Resource: APA Style Guide to Electronic References
APA Style Guide to Electronic References is a guide to formatting electronic references in APA Style, adapted from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Users must log in with their library barcode or Concordia NetName to access this resource.
Trial: Annee philologique on EBSCOhost
L' Annee philologique is a comprehensive index for scholarly research in classical studies. It contains over 375,000 bibliographic records to books, book reviews, conference proceedings and journal articles. It covers all aspects of classical studies including literature, linguistics, archaeology, textual and literary history, religion, law, philosophy and science. Access is via the EBSCOhost interface.
Available on trial until 12 May 2013.
Trial: MIT CogNet
MIT CogNet is an online platform providing access to brain and cognitive science resources in fields including artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and education. The platform provides an electronic collection of books, journals, conference proceedings, calls for papers and grey literature, and provides searchable access to ten major reference works published by the MIT Press; Over 530 MIT Press books in full-text PDF; the full text of six MIT Press journals; and abstracts from more than 25 journals from other publishers.
Available on trial until 7 May 2013.
New Subscription: Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages is a database of rock music writing from the early 1960s to the present day, containing articles (reviews, interviews, features) from the music and mainstream press, and audio files of original source interviews.
New Subscription: Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is a comprehensive historical survey of the most important figures, schools, and movements in literary theory and criticism. Updated annually, it includes more than 300 alphabetically arranged entries and subentries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.
New Resources: Handbook of Translation Studies Online and Translation Studies Bibliography
Handbook of Translation Studies Online contains about 140 peer-reviewed articles on translation and interpreting. Article subjects range from “Adaptation” and “Advertising translation” to “Web and translation” and “Wordplay in translation”. Some titles in the reference lists are linked to records in the Translation studies bibliography.
Translation Studies Bibliography contains over 20,000 abstracts for publications in translation studies. Publication types indexed include journal articles, articles in edited collections, monographs, reviews, dissertations, etc. Some articles in semiotic studies, communication studies, linguistics, sociology, and psychology may also be indexed if relevant to translation studies.
New Subscription: Political Science Complete
Political Science Complete contains full text for more than 500 Political Science journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles; it also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.
New Resources: Oxford Bibliographies
Oxford Bibliographies is a collection of online research guides providing overviews of scholarship in a variety of humanities and social sciences subject areas. Concordia has purchased Oxford Bibliographies on the following subjects:
New Subscription: JSTOR Arts and Sciences XI Archive Collection
JSTOR Arts and Sciences XI Archive Collection includes journals covering Language & Literature, History, Art & Art History, Classical Studies, Architecture & Architectural History, Music and other subjects in the Humanities.
New E-Book Collection: IET E-Books
IET E-Books is a collection of e-books published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, covering subjects such as: Circuits, Devices and Systems; Control Engineering; Electrical Technology; Electromagnetic Waves; History of Technology; Management of Technology; Manufacturing; Power And Energy; Professional Applications of Computing; Radar, Sonar, Navigation and Avionics; Renewable Energy; and Telecommunications.
New E-Book Collection: Harvard University Press
The Harvard University Press eBook Collection features recent titles published by Harvard University Press in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
New Database: StockGuide
StockGuide Online specializes in providing fundamental data, with detailed screening options, on over 1,000 publicly-traded Canadian companies. It also includes weekly stock updates as well as current and historical ratios and reports.
Note: StockGuide requires Silverlight v. 5. Off-campus access is only possible using Concordia's VPN service.
New Resource: Toronto Star Pages of the Past
Toronto Star Pages of the Past provides full-page reproductions of Toronto Star issues from 1894 up to three calendar years ago.
New Resources: The Times Digital Archive 1986-2006 and Financial Times Historical Archive
The Times Digital Archive 1986-2006 is a full-image online archive of every page published by The Times of London from 1986-2006, complementing the Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 already available at Concordia. The text within the page images is fully searchable at the article level. Users can easily search news articles, obituaries, advertising and classifieds. Results are displayed at the article level and users may view the article, or the full page upon which it appeared.
Financial Times Historical Archive is a fully-searchable facsimile edition of the Financial Times offering the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 up to four years ago. Each individual article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.
New Resources: The Vogue Archive and Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive is a historical full-image archive of magazines from the film, media and entertainment industries including Variety, New Musical Express, Picturegoer, Billboard, Backstage, Box Office, The Stage and others.
New Resources: Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online
Eighteenth Century Collections Online includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Concordia's holdings include Parts I and II.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online comprises digitized collections of primary sources from the 'long' nineteenth century, currently including the following archives: British Politics and Society; European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture.
New Database: Scopus
Scopus is an abstract and citation database covering scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields as well as the arts and humanities.
New Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective 1907-1984
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 indexes articles and book reviews in nearly 1,100 periodicals covering a broad range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.
New Subscription: Access Science
Access Science is the online edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, with Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology. It also contains the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms and Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
New Resource: U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950
U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust, 1940-1950 is a digitized archival collection of unique correspondence, reports and analyses, memos of conversations, and personal interviews exploring such themes U.S.-Vatican relations, Vatican's role in World War II, Jewish refugees, Italian anti-Jewish laws during the papacy of Pius XII, and the pope's personal knowledge of the treatment of European Jews.
New Subscription: IBISWorld Specialized Industry Reports
IBISWorld Specialized Industry Reports is a collection of market research reports for emerging or niche industries in sectors such as healthcare, technology, financial services, online retailing and more.
Note: To see the listing of Specialized Industry Reports, scroll to the bottom of the IBISWorld home page.
New Subscription: International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text (IBTD) provides references with abstracts for journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. IBTD features more than 140 fulltext journals and over 300 fulltext books.
New Database: D&B Private Company Database
The D&B Private Company Database, searchable via Mergent Online, provides detailed information about privately held companies worldwide.
New Database: Literature Criticism 1400-1800
Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, searchable via Gale Literature Criticism Online, offers critical coverage of the careers and works of writers and thinkers of the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Restoration eras.
New E-book Collections: Emerald and APA
The Emerald Business, Management and Economics eBook Collection provides access to over 720 e-book titles.
APA Books is a collection of recently published e-books covering core and emerging sub-disciplines of psychology.
For more information on Concordia Libraries' e-book collections, and a tool to search our e-book holdings, see E-BOOKS at Concordia and beyond.
New Subscription: National Film Board of Canada Screening Room
The National Film Board of Canada Screening Room features films, excerpts, trailers and interactive works produced by the National Film Board of Canada, including documentaries, animations, experimental films and fiction in both French and English. The subscription gives authorized Concordia users public exhibition rights for content on the NFB.ca website. Access to some features of NFB Campus requires individual registration.
New Subscription: Paper of Record
Paper of Record is a searchable archive of full-page images of historical newspapers from Canada, the US, Latin America, Europe and Australia, with coverage mostly from the 1800s to early/mid 1900s.
Access to this resource is limited to 1 concurrent user.
Note: You may encounter a problem with the website's security certificate when trying to access this resource. Please disregard the warning and continue to the website.
New e-book collections: Project Muse and ACLS
UPCC Books on Project MUSE is a collection of peer-reviewed books in the humanities and social sciences from university presses and scholarly publishers (the University Press Content Consortium), accessible via Project MUSE's integrated ebook/journal platform. Concordia has purchased the following 2010-2012 subject collections (comprising over 4000 titles): Archeology and Anthropology; Film, Theatre, and Performing Arts; Global Cultural Studies; History; Literature; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science and Policy Studies.
ACLS Humanities Ebook is an online collection of over 3,300 scholarly and academic books in the humanities and related social sciences.
For more information on Concordia Libraries' e-book collections, and a tool to search our e-book holdings, see E-BOOKS at Concordia and beyond.
New Subscription: Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640
Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640 lists scholarship about English women writers and their texts, including women refugees such as the recusants, women in the colonies, Marrano women (Anusot), women translators, and English women writers in French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh.
New subscription: Theatre in Video's BBC Shakespeare collection
Concordia University Libraries have added the complete series of 37 videos of the BBC Shakespeare productions to our Alexander Street Press Theatre in Video subscription. The videos can be found by searching BBC Shakespeare in Theatre in Video.
New Resource: CCH Online
CCH Online provides access to Canadian federal legislation, case law, and commentary on topical areas in law, as well as the full text of CCH publications including Canadian Tax Reporter, Dominion Tax Cases, and Canadian Master Tax Guide.
E-book purchase: Palgrave Connect titles for 2010-2011
Concordia University Libraries have purchased the Palgrave Connect e-books published in 2010-2011. This collection covers the following disciplines: Business & Management; Economics & Finance; History; Language & Linguistics; Literature; Political & International Studies; Religion & Philosophy; Social Sciences; Media & Culture; Education; and Theatre & Performance.
New Subscriptions from JSTOR
Two new JSTOR collections are now available:
JSTOR Arts & Sciences IX Archive Collection: Includes journals from more than 25 countries, covering archaeology, anthropology, sociology, business, economics, population studies, and political science.
JSTOR Arts and Sciences X Archive Collection: Includes journals covering Sociology, Education, Public Policy & Administration, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, as well as Business, Economics, Transportation Studies, and Development Studies.
Resource news: Passport GMID
Euromonitor's Global Market Information Database (GMID) has been discontinued, and Concordia University Libraries have migrated to Passport GMID from Euromonitor.
Passport GMID is an international market research and analysis database that provides detailed reports and statistics on countries, companies, markets, economies and consumers. Country statistics contain demographic, economic and marketing statistics. Market reports contain international market performance, important developments in the product sector and competition strategy. Company reports offer strategic profiles of the leading multinationals in the industry. Consumer lifestyle examines indicators, choices and factors to compare market conditions around the world.
New Resource: Sustainalytics
Sustainalytics focuses on environmental, social and governance research and analysis. The database evaluates and analyzes companies on their ESG performance using targeted sector-specific ESG indicators. Sustainalytics also highlights and assesses company involvement in controversies and incidents.
All authorized Concordia users have access to reports in PDF format; additional reports and numerical data can be downloaded only at the Webster Library Reference Desk and Webster Business workstation (W228).
New Subscription: Canadian Book Review Annual Online
Canadian Book Review Annual Online provides full text of over 30,000 reviews of Canadian books, with over 50 new reviews added each month.
New Subscription: Project Euclid Prime
Project Euclid Prime is a collection of full-text peer-reviewed journals in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.
New Subscription: Berg Fashion Library
Berg Fashion Library is an online portal offering fully cross-searchable access to Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, and images.
Access to this resource is limited to 1 concurrent user.
New subscriptions from Heinonline
HeinOnline Law Journal Library contains more than 1,530 full-text law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers.
HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated contains the current constitution of every country in the world in its original language along with at least one English translation. Also includes more than 800 books on constitutions, constitutional history and jurisprudence, and political and economic history, and more than a dozen legal periodicals focusing on constitutional law.
New Resource: Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Database
Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Database is a free resource indexing references to journalists, public relations practitioners and news media in television, films, literature, cartoons, radio and more.
New Resource: Berkeley Electronic Press ResearchNowFull Access Collection
Berkeley Electronic Press ResearchNowFull Access Collection is a collection of full-text scholarly peer-reviewed e-journals, including numerous titles focusing on subject areas of special interest in economics, political science and public policy. A complete list of the titles in this collection can be viewed here.
New resource: IBISWorld
IBISWorld provides access to a comprehensive collection of global industry market research reports. It includes the following products: US Industry Market Research, Business Environment Database, US Industry Risk Reports, Global Industry Research, China Industry Research.
New resource: Mental Measurements Yearbook
Mental Measurements Yearbooks are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information, critical reviews, and comprehensive bibliographic references on the construction, use, and validity of all tests published in English.
Access is for 1 simultaneous user.
New Resource: International Bibliography of Art
The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is an index of scholarly literature on western art. IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and its coverage ranges from 2008 to the present. Subject coverage includes: Fine arts in all media (from painting and sculpture to video and new media), Decorative Arts, Museum studies and conservation, Archaeology, Folk art, Material culture, Classical studies, Antiques, and Architectural history.
New Resource: eStatement Studies
eStatement Studies, by the Risk Management Association (RMA), provides composite financial data from over 190,000 anonymous financial statements of manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service, and contracting businesses operating in 600 industries. Designed to be particularly useful to lending and credit risk professionals who want to compare one company's performance relative to other companies in the same line of business.
New Resource: Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations
The Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations contains updated information on Canadian Foundations that provide grant funding for projects and organizations. In addition to basic contact information, the names of grant recipients and the amounts of grant funding are generally available.
New Resource: C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is a bibliographic index for 19th-century research, providing records for millions of documents ranging from books and newspapers to government documents and periodicals. It includes all the records listed in Poole's Index to Periodical Literature as well as the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900) and the American Periodicals Series (1791-1919). It also provides access to Palmer's Index to the Times (1790-1905), the full text of which is available on Times Digital Archive. It includes links to the full-text articles in Periodicals Archive Online, JSTOR and House of Commons Parliamentary Papers.
New Resource: ICPSR
ICPSR is a statistical data repository covering fields such as sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations. The collection focuses on U.S. issues but also includes several datasets that deal with international and Canadian topics. The data is presented in a raw format which means that statistical analysis software such as SPSS or SAS is needed to interpret it.
Please note: users must create a MyData account on the ICPSR site in order to access data. The account must be created on a computer connected to Concordia’s network, or remotely through Concordia’s VPN service.
New Resource: British Humanities Index
British Humanities Index, an international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities, indexes over 400 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK.
New Resource: Ethnographic Video Online
Ethnographic Video Online includes classic works from the pioneers of ethnographic film, including Robert Flaherty, Timothy Asch, John Marshall, Robert Gardner, Jean Rouch, and many more—together with contemporary works by innovative filmmakers from around the world. The growing collection is set to include more than 1000 films and 750 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.
Wherever possible, videos include accompanying field notes, liner notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, study guides, and other full-text materials.
New Resource: Oxford Scholarship online
Oxford Scholarship Online combines OUP's core scholarly books in eighteen disciplines and powerful research tools into one cross-indexed, fully searchable database. With over 3,000 classic and newly published titles in Biology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Religion and Social Work, OSO will be updated quarterly with an additional 200 titles added each year.
New Resource: The Oxford Journals Archive
Concordia University Libraries have subscribed to the Journals Archive of Oxford University Press, giving access to full-text content from 1849-1995 in 157 journals.
New Subscription: Hill Times and Embassy
Hill Times is a weekly newspaper that covers Canadian federal politics. Topics of interest include "Health, Transportation, Environment, Innovation, Economy and Regional Development, Defence and Security, Agriculture, Energy, Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Management, Aerospace, Technology, Communications and Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Natural Resources."
Embassy - Canada's foreign policy newsweekly: Embassy's news coverage and analysis focus heavily on important issues such as trade, defence, international policy and development, public safety, the environment, immigration, diplomacy, and sovereignty. It also covers breaking international news and Canada's role on the international scene." Embassy is published weekly, every Wednesday.
New Resource: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science is a collection of e-books that synthesize research and development in specific technologies. These survey texts cover topics in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, and other areas of engineering.
New Subscription to Dance in Video from Alexander Street Press
From the ballets of Stravinsky to documentaries on William Forsythe and Merce Cunningham, and spanning the 1950s to today, Dance in Video offers more than 500 hours of streaming video available electronically for the first time. The collection covers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
Access is for 3 simultaneous users.
New Subscription: Hindawi Publishing Open Access Journals
Concordia University Libraries have joined the Hindawi Publishing Open Access Institutional Membership program. It allows faculty of member institutes to publish their research in any of Hindawi's 200+ journals without paying the standard article processing charges. See more information about Concordia faculty’s participation in this program.
Arts & Sciences VIII Collection added to JSTOR
Concordia Libraries now have access to the JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII Collection of full-text e-journals, with coverage of core humanities disciplines including history, language and literature, art and art history, and education.
New Resource: ProQuest Historical Newspapers
ProQuest Historical Newspapers is a collection of full-text and full-image digital reproductions of newspapers. It includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue, cover to cover, in PDF format, complete with ads, classifieds, photos, and inserts. Newspapers in this collection: New York Times (including Book Review and Magazine), Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
Duke University Press electronic journals package upgraded to e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection: Expanded
e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection: Expanded is a collection of journals in the humanities and social sciences, published by Duke University Press.
New subscription to Wilson Art Suite
Wilson Art Suite includes the 5 following databases (cross-searchable):
- Wilson Art FullText
- Art Index Retrospective
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
- Art Museum Image Gallery
- Cinema Image Gallery
Each database also has its own record in CLUES and can be searched separately.
Access: unlimited users.
New resource: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its reception
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) pursues the twofold task of 1) comprehensively recording – and, indeed, advancing – the current knowledge of the origins and development of the Bible in its Jewish and Christian canonical forms and 2) documenting the history of the Bible’s reception in Judaism and Christianity as evident in exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings of various genres, literature, liturgy, music, the visual arts, dance, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and contemporary movements.
New resource: Dictionary of Irish Biography
The Dictionary of Irish Biography is a definitive collection of over 9,000 biographies of Irish men and women issued by the Royal Irish Academy in collaboration with Cambridge University Press.
Nature Nanotechnology added to Nature Journals Online
Nature Nanotechnology provides a forum for the publication of top-quality research papers in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Coverage in Nature Nanotechnology extends from basic research in physics, chemistry and biology through to the development of new devices and technologies for applications in a wide range of industrial sectors. Organic, inorganic and hybrid materials are all covered.
New subscription to the Wall Street Journal via ProQuest Digital Microfilm
The Wall Street Journal is now available online, from 2008 onward, through ProQuest Digital Microfilm, providing full-page scanned images from the Journal. Issues appear as they are microfilmed and digitized, with a delay of two to three months from date of publication.
NOTE: once you log on, click on the link "Select" and choose the "Wall Street Journal" and only then will you be able to choose a year, a month, a day and a page.
New subscription to Plunkett Research Online
Plunkett Research Online offers business intelligence, industry trends, statistics, market research, sales leads and corporate profiles for many US industries.
International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) now on EBSCO
International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA), formerly on Ovid, is now available on the EBSCO platform. IPSA is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Covers political science method and theory; political thinkers and ideas; governmental & administrative institutions; political process including public opinion; international relations; and national and area studies. The abstracts summarize the source articles. Articles in English are abstracted in English; those in other languages are abstracted in French, with all titles translated into English.
Access is for 4 simultaneous users.
New Political Science Resources
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts builds on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, 1984-2000. The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, sociology, economics, and public administration/policy. The references cited in the bibliographies of the source articles are included for all journals added since 2004, and for key journals in political science since 2001. The thesaurus is available within the database.
Political Handbook of the World is an authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country's governmental and political makeup. It includes extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system around the world. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus profiles of over 75 intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).
New subscription to GeoBase on Engineering Village
GeoBase provides citations with abstracts to literature in physical and human geography, geology, mineralogy, ecology and development studies. Integrates the content of several print indexes, including Geographical Abstracts and Ecological Abstracts.
Online access to Jazz Music Library
The labels in Jazz Music Library are legendary—Verve, GRP Records, Impulse, Jazzology Records, American Music Records, G.H.B. Records, Black Swan Records, Solo Art Records, Circle Records, Paramount, Concord Records, Concord Picante, Concord Jazz, Fantasy Jazz, Contemporary Records, Good Time Jazz, Milestone Records, Monterey Jazz Festival Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo Records, Peak Records, Prestige Records, Riverside Records, Stretch Records, Original Jazz Classics—more than two dozen and growing.
New Resource: Anthropology Plus
Anthropology Plus combines two resources - Anthropological Literature from the Tozzer Library at Harvard University and Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute in the UK. Indexes journal articles (over 3,000 journals), reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Late 19th century to present.
New subscription to Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering access to research products such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, Company Profiles, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, Security Dealers of North America, The Outlook, Mutual Fund Reports among others.
Remote access enabled: Jazz Discography Online
Concordia University Libraries now offer remote access to Jazz Discography Online. The Discography is created and maintained by Tom Lord. It includes 175,000 jazz recording sessions from 1896 to today. It can be searched by musician, leader, record label, song, recording date, instrument, nationality of musicians, etc.
Access is for 2 simultaneous users.
New Resource: Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete provides full-text to more than 1,650 scholarly business journals including market research reports and company reports from Datamonitor, as well as fulltext access to a collection of books. This database offers information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.
New subscription to DMTI Spatial
Free resource available: io-port.net
io-port.net is a database that indexes computer science and technology literature. Produced in Germany, this database provides citations to articles from a broad range of journals and book series.
New Resource: COS (Community of Science) research suite
The Community of Science COS research suite consists of 3 databases: COS Scholar Universe, containing over 2 million profiles of scholars, authors, researchers and institutions, their research interests, publications, positions, and awards; COS Funding Opportunities, a comprehensive, aggregated database of available grants, fellowships and other monies from sponsors throughout the world; and PapersInvited, which contains publishing opportunities, such as calls for conference papers, posters and journal special editions.
Access to COS Research Suite is supported by funding from the Concordia University Office of Research.
Free Online Resource available: CanVec
CanVec is a multi-source product coming mainly from the National Topographic Data Base (NTDB), the GeoBase initiative (www.geobase.ca) and the data update using Landsat 7 imagery coverage. CanVec product contains more than 90 topographic entities thematically organized into 11 distribution themes: Administrative Boundaries, Buildings and Structures, Energy, Hydrography, Industrial and Commercial Areas, Places of Interest, Relief and Landforms, Toponymy, Transportation, Vegetation and Water Saturated Soils. The CanVec product is free and is distributed via GeoGratis portal in output file formats GML (Geography Markup Language) and SHAPE (ArcGIS products).
19th century British pamphlets collection added to JSTOR
Concordia Libraries now have access to the 19th century British pamphlets collection in JSTOR. This collection contains over 20,000 digitized significant British pamphlets created by Research Libraries UK. Includes the Cowen Tracts, Humen Tracts, and Knowsley pamphlet collection.
New e-book collection: Oxford Digital Reference Shelf
Concordia University Libraries have acquired a number of reference e-books on the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf platform. Titles in the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf are fully cross-searchable with titles in the Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection.
Equinox to replace IDLS and Sherlock
Equinox provides a wide range of statistical data, mostly from Statistics Canada. Data is available in aggregated format (ready to use data tables) as well as unaggregated format (microdata). Researchers can download complete datasets or make custom extractions of specific variables. Extensive data from recent Canadian censuses as well as most datasets from the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) are available through Equinox.
Equinox replaces Sherlock and IDLS, which are no longer being updated. Users of IDLS will find that their file request history, PIN, and other administrative database information have been migrated from IDLS to Equinox.
New subscription: Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI), produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, is a comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioural measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behaviour and Education are included. Records contained in HaPI provide information on questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more.
International Political Science Abstracts now on OvidSP
International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) has migrated from the WebSPIRS platform to OvidSP. International Political Science Abstracts is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Covers political science method and theory; political thinkers and ideas; governmental & administrative institutions; political process including public opinion; international relations; and national and area studies. The abstracts summarize the source articles. Articles in English are abstracted in English; those in other languages are abstracted in French, with all titles translated into English.
New freely available databases
- Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology: includes references (with some fulltext) to scientific and engineering research related to material and operations in winter, the nature and impact of cold on facilities and activities , cold-related environmental problems (including climate change), and the impact of human activity on cold environments. Coverage from the 1940s onward.
- INIS (International Nuclear Information System): represents the world's largest database of scientific and technical literature on a wide range of subjects from nuclear engineering, safeguards and non-proliferation to applications in agriculture, health and industry. Produced by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
New subscription to Literature Criticism Online
Concordia Libraries have subscribed to Literature Criticism Online from Gale. This database provides full text or selections of full text of essays and articles re-published in the following reference works:
- Shakespearean Criticism
- Poetry Criticism
- Short Story Criticism
- Drama Criticism
Ireland Collection added to JSTOR
Concordia Libraries now have access to the Ireland Collection in JSTOR. The Ireland Collection, developed in cooperation with Queen's University Belfast, is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials. Complementing JSTOR's existing collections, it adds titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Materials span from the 1780s to the present. The content is international in scope, while also providing a rich focus on Ireland.
New Subscription: ASM Handbooks Online
ASM Handbooks Online features the complete content of twenty-four ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions.
Philosopher's Index now on CSA
Philosopher's Index Philosopher's Index has been moved from the WebSPIRS platform to CSA. Philosopher's Index on CSA provides indexing and abstracts from books and from more than 480 journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of aesthetics, axiology, epistemology, ethics, logic (including mathematics), metaphysics (including philosophy of mind, existentialism and phenomenology), philosophical anthropology, philosophy (including metaphilosophy), political philosophy, social philosophy, as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
Education Abstracts upgraded to Education Full Text
Education Full Text has replaced Education Abstracts. It provides current coverage of over 500 journals, approximately half of which are peer reviewed. Subject coverage includes early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education, as well as adult education and higher education. Full text articles are provided from approximately 300 current journals. May be searched together with the ERIC database.
Access is for 4 simultaneous users.
New Subscription to Cambridge Companions Complete Collection
The Cambridge Companions Complete Collection contains the full text of the Cambridge Companions to literature, philosophy, religion, classics and culture. It features over 300 titles.
New database: UN Comtrade
Concordia University Libraries have subscribed to the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics database (UN Comtrade), a database that provides information on any commodity for over 200 countries and areas. Including larger overviews of imports and exports by country and main categories of commodities, such as food or fuels or machinery.
New subscription to Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. The collection includes more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds you can listen to on the Internet.
Access is for 3 simultaneous users.
New Subscription: Social Sciences Abstracts on WilsonWeb
Social Sciences Abstracts on WilsonWeb replaces the Social Sciences Index on WebSPIRS. Social Sciences Abstracts expands on the Index, containing citations with abstracts to articles and book reviews in English-language journals covering anthropology, economics, environment, geography, law and criminology, public administration, political science, etc. Access is for 4 simultaneous users.