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


  • 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).

  • 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.

  • APA ebook collections
    A collection of e-books covering core and emerging sub-disciplines of psychology.

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

  • Erudit (Free Journals)
    A collection of full-text French language journals.

  • Queen Victoria's Journals
    Queen Victoria's Journals is a fully searchable digital edition of the 141 volumes of Queen Victoria's surviving diaries. In addition to autograph diaries begun by the youthful Princess Victoria, there are edited versions from her later years, redacted and transcribed by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Beatrice.

  • SPIE Digital Library
    The Full SPIE Digital Library is a collection of optics and photonics research with over 460,000 papers from conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journals, and eBooks. Content covers a broad range of applied optics and photonics science and engineering papers.

  • Oxford CRKN Journals Archive 2010
    This is a collection of full-text e-journals

  • ROAD: Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
    ROAD provides free access to a subset of the ISSN registry for materials described as Open Access. The ROAD subset includes journals, conference proceedings, monographic series, scholarly blogs, and academic repositories. MARC records are obtained for this subset and added to our catalogue. The criteria for inclusion is open access with no moving wall, with an intended audience of researchers and scholars.

  • Ebook Central
    E-book platform

  • Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820
    Explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women's voices. With a clear focus on bringing the voices of the colonized to the forefront, this highly-curated archive and database includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

  • Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present
    Contains primary materials: writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made. International in scope.

  • Fundata Mutual Fund Database
    This database includes information for over 7,500 active funds from almost 440 sponsor companies. Information includes fund status, type, RRSP indicators, sales/redemption charge, currency, dividend frequency, management fees, expense ratios, and percentage foreign invested. For each fund you may also retrieve time series of data, listing changes in total net assets, NAVPS, income and capital gain dividend per share, share balance and value of investment.

  • Canadian Publishers Collection
    The Canadian Publishers Collection (part of the Canadian Electronic Library Books Collections) is a large collection of English and French e-books from Canadian publishers, including the major Canadian university presses. It includes over 70 leading Canadian publishers with over 16,000 titles.

  • Canadian Public Policy Collection
    A large collection (over 43,000 documents) of electronic monographs and reports from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, university research centres, think-tanks, and other public interest groups.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Daily reports on developments in higher education, information technology, and distance education in America including faculty/administrative postings. The full text of the current issue of The Chronicle is available every Monday morning, following the Friday print publication. The site features an archive of premium articles of the last 28 years of The Chronicle.

  • Film Platform
    A collection of film documentaries on social, political and cultural subjects. Concordia subscribes to selected films.

  • SpringerOpen
    A collection of open access full-text journals.

  • Telecommunications Database
    Provides access to selected trade publications, magazines and scholarly journals related to the telecommunications industry.

  • Oxford Journals 2017 Open Access Collection
    A collection of open-access journals.

  • International Newsstream
    Fulltext news content from outside the U.S. and Canada. Coverage varies by title. Excludes illustrations, graphs, classified ads, advertisements, and stock market reports.

  • US Newsstream
    Fulltext of U.S. national and regional news sources. Coverage varies by title. Excludes illustrations, graphs, classified ads, advertisements, and stock market reports.

  • East India Company
    This digital resource offers access to a vast collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1595 to 1947. Beginning with the Company's establishment by a charter from Queen Elizabeth I; traces its first voyages east, early attempts to trade in the Spice Islands (Indonesia), India and Japan, and skirmishes with pirates and rival trading companies.

  • Cfile.campus
    Exhibition catalogs, ebooks, and video library.

  • Vividata (new reporting tool: Target Snapshot)
    Vividata (formerly known as "PMB Print Measurement Bureau") provides survey data on Canadian print readership, non-print media exposure, product usage and lifestyles. PMB is a non-profit organization, representing the interests of Canadian publishers, advertising agencies, advertisers and other companies. Use either Members Only Category Reports or Product Data to access statistical tables. Coverage includes media activity, personal care, travel, apparel, home electronics, leisure, snacks, children's products, etc.

  • Dictionary of Old English (DOE)
    The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language. The Dictionary of Old English: A to H online includes the first release of the letter H, containing some 2,956 headwords, as well as revised versions of the eight previously published fascicles (1986-2007). Produced with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the National Endowment for the Humanites, and published by the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

  • Music Periodicals Database
    Covers scholarly and popular music;‎ provides indexing and abstracts for more than 425 international music periodicals, plus full text for around 140 journals; the majority of articles from 1996 onward.

  • ProQuest Early Film databases
    ProQuest Early Film Databases includes the following databases: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive, American Periodicals, British Periodicals, Periodical Archives Online, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (all titles).

  • Oxford History of Western Music
    The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Includes links to Grove Music Online.

  • Blouin Art Sales Index
    Offers access to several million art auction records (sold works only) from 1922 to the present, and from sales held in North America, Europe, India and China. Also includes market data for key artists.

  • Taylor & Francis Library S&T - CRKN
    A collection of full-text electronic journals in Science and Technology.

  • Taylor & Francis Library SSH - CRKN
    A collection of full-text electronic journals in Social Sciences and Humanities.

  • IMVBox.com
    With over 1,000 streaming films, IMVBox.com is the largest 'online cinematheque' and only legal platform for Iranian films. By showcasing a large selection of award-winning Iranian films, including features, documentaries, shorts and plays, IMVBox aims to present the diversity, depth and richness of Iranian cinema. IMVBox's mission is to “paint a true picture” of the Middle East.

  • ProQuest Central
    ProQuest Central includes databases in business, health and medical, social sciences, education, science and technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and Language and Literature. The collection provides access to not only scholarly journals, but also to high value market research, country, economic, and industry reports, essential pre-print working papers, and full-text dissertations, as well as a vast number of professional journals, and general interest periodicals. It also includes over 2,300 full-text news sources from all over the world, which provide context to the scholarly content in ProQuest Central.

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
    Mental Measurements Yearbooks with Tests in Prints is 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.

  • Scitation Publications
    A collection of journals published by Scitation Publications. Concordia subscribes to only some of the journals in this database. Access is provided by AIP.

  • Screen Studies Collection
    Cross-searches the following databases: FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Journals, American Film Institute Catalog, and Film Index International.

  • CanLII
    Search Canadian case law. Free access to Canadian legal information, including court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. Managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

  • Royal Society of Chemistry eBooks
    A collection of ebooks. Concordia has purchased only some of the books in this collection.

  • Early English books online - Text Creation Partnership (TCP)
    Early English Books Online – Text Creation Partnership (TCP) contains the fully searchable full text of the first 25,000 texts that have been transcribed and encoded into regular text by the Text Creation Partnership, Phase I, which is now freely available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0 Universal).

    Early English Books Online, 1475-1700 (EEBO)provides digital access to the full-text and full-images of printed books listed in Pollard and Redgrave’s Short Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640 (STC I) and in Donald Wing’s Short Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English Books Printed in Other Countries, 1641-1700 (STC II). EEBO contains the full-text and full-images of the Thomason Tracts, a collection of 22,000 broadsides ranging from political speeches to religious tracts to newspaper articles from the period 1640-1661. EEBO includes the Early English Books Tract Supplement containing broadsides, pamphlets and scrapbooks primarily from the British Library.

  • Key Business Ratios
    Key Business Ratios (KBR) provides benchmarking data to examine industry benchmarks compiled from Dun & Bradstreet’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios in 800 lines of business. These ratios are used to benchmark a company’s performance in the areas of solvency, efficiency, and profitability against its industry norm. Users may search data by SIC (Standard Industry Classification) or NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes, line of business, asset range and year. Coverage includes Canadian and U.S. companies.

  • FAOSTAT
    FAOSTAT provides statistical data that can be browsed, searched, compared, and downloaded. Major data domains include production, trade, prices, investment, emissions (agriculture), emissions (land use), food balances, agri-environmental indicators, food security, inputs, population, forestry, ASTI R&D indicators, and emergency response. Data coverage: 1961-2013.

  • Edward Elgar Business and Management eBook Collection
    A collection of full-text scholarly ebooks in Business and Management.

  • International Child and Youth Care Network Online Journals
    A collection of online journals. Concordia subscribes to some of the journals in this database.

  • IOP Ebooks – CRKN
    Full text of over 125 Institute of Physics (IOP) journals.

  • Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources
    Free searchable database of the digitised debates and journals of the Senate and the House of Commons. Available in English and French. Includes all debates and journals from Parliament 1, Session 1 (1867) until coverage on parl.gc.ca begins (1994/1996).

  • InCites
    InCites database from Thomson Reuters allows for comparative analysis of research output by author, institution, discipline. InCites is linked to the Essential Science Indicators and Journal Citation Reports. To access the database you will need to register first.

  • Manchester Medieval Sources Online
    Manchester Medieval Sources Online is a web-based learning resource containing hundreds of original medieval history documents compiled for the teaching and study of history. There is full-text access to texts from the Manchester Medieval Sources series and links to web resources for the study of medieval history.
page last updated on: Wednesday 21 February 2018
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