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


  • World Christian Database
    Provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups.

  • British Online Archives
    British Online Archives website hosts over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organized thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine. BOA includes dozens of primary-source collections related to British History and International Relations; Global and Colonial History; North American History; and the First and Second World Wars.

  • EBSCO Archives
    Article Indexes:
    Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index
    H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes: Applied Science & Technology Source Index Retrospective: 1913-1983, Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984, Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982, Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983, Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984, Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981, Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983, Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 and the Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983.

    Magazine Archives
    • Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857-2014
    • BusinessWeek Magazine Archive: 1929-2000
    • Ebony Magazine Archive: 1945-2014
    • Forbes Magazine Archive: 1917-2000
    • Fortune Magazine Archive: 1930-2000
    • LIFE Magazine Archive: 1936-2000
    • The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020
    • The New Republic Magazine Archive: 1914-2020
    • People Magazine Archive: 1974-2000

    Research Databases:
    African American Historical Serials Collection, an archive of periodicals documenting African American religious life and culture between 1829 and 1922. It includes newspapers and magazines, plus reports and annuals from African American religious organizations, including churches and social service agencies.
    Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1 and Series 2, an archive of publications focused on U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture from colonial times until 1960. Available in two series, Series 1 focuses on the creative life of U.S. Latinos and Hispanics. Series 2 focuses on Hispanic American civil rights, religion and women’s rights from the 18th through the 20th century. Content is written, indexed and searchable in Spanish and English.
    Atla Historical Monographs Collection (11 Series) provides history and religious studies researchers with over 10 million pages and 29,000 documents focused on religious thought and practice. Eleven thematic series provide researchers with specialized content spanning from the 13th century through 1922. The eleven series include:
       • Biblical Research Perspectives, 1516-1922
       • Catholic Engagements with the Modern World, 1487-1918
       • Christian Preaching, Worship, and Piety, 1559-1919
       • Global Religious Traditions, 1760-1922
       • Global Theological Perspectives, 1322-1922
       • Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1918
       • Jewish Studies Perspectives, 1800-1918
       • Missions and Missionaries Around the World, 1611-1922
       • Perspectives on Ancient Civilizations, 1200-1922
       • Religion and Social Change, 1723-1921
       • Religious Leaders and Thinkers, 1516-1922

  • Kanopy - The Great Courses
    Series of post secondary level educational videos instructed by professors, subject matter experts, and industry leading professionals. There are over 6,200 courses in a wide variety of subjects ranging anywhere from Mindfulness and Photography to Ancient Civilizations, Language Study, Finance, and Law.

  • Kanopy - 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.

  • Cambridge Elements
    Peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific research, organised into focused series edited by leading scholars, and provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences.

  • Cambridge Textbooks
    Platform offering Cambridge University Press textbooks in a variety of disciplines.

  • Manchester Ebook collections
    More than 12,000 eBooks covering archeology, art and architecture, economics and business, film and media, geography, history, law, literature, philosophy, religion and sociology.

  • EBSCO Academic eBook Collection
    More than 200,000 eBooks covering Art, Business and economics, Education, Language arts and discipline, Literary criticism, medical, Performing arts, Philosophy, Poetry, Political science, Religion, Social Science, Technology and engineering, and more. This collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier Ltd.; Ashgate Publishing Ltd; Taylor & Francis Ltd; Sage Publications, Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • Business Source Ultimate
    This database offers information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more. In addition to accessing essential full-text journals, business students can delve into case studies, country economic reports and company profiles, as well as interviews with executives and analysts.

  • Academic Search Ultimate
    Academic Search Ultimate offers access to resources cited in key subject indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more. Also includes more than 77,000 videos from the Associated Press.

  • 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.

  • JoVE Science Education (Unlimited version)
    Collection of instructional videos providing visual examples of basic laboratory techniques.

  • MIT Press Direct
    More than 2,700 eBooks covering art and architecture, biomedical sciences, business and finance, computer science, cognitive science, design, education, environment, game studies, humanities, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, new media, philosophy, and social sciences.

  • Bloomsbury Fashion Central
    Bloomsbury Fashion Central is an interdisciplinary research database in fashion and dress. Content is peer reviewed by industry and academic experts and includes interconnected major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly eBooks, case studies, biographies, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world to create a rich educational resource. Bloomsbury Fashion Central includes the following: Berg Fashion Library, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases, Fairchild Books Library, and Fashion Photography Archive.

  • Electronic Arts Intermix
    Founded in 1971, EAI is a nonprofit resource that fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of media art. Collection of full-length streaming videos.

  • 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.
Updated: Thursday 28 May 2020
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