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All Article Databases

Last updated: May 18, 2016

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Provides indexing, abstracting for over 4,000 full-text journal articles in a wide range of disciplines.

Ageline (EBSCO)

300 journals on gerontology indexed/abstracted; links to full-text in Academic Search Premier.

Agricola (via EBSCO)

Citations to journal articles and other publications (including books and audiovisuals) on agriculture and related topics including plant and animal sciences, entomology, food and nutrition.

America: History & Life (EBSCO)

Excellent resource for Canadian history topics: 2000 Canadian/US history journals indexed/abstracted (links to full-text).

American Chemical Society

Full-text access to 40 key chemistry journals.

Anthropological Index Online

1450 current journals indexed (holdings of The Anthropology Library at the British Museum; no full-text).


Preserves and provides free access to a half million scientific preprints in physics, mathematics, computer science, and quantitative biology. Funded and operated by Cornell University.

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Bioline International

Online database that provides access to peer-reviewed journals in the Biosciences from Brazil, China, India, Iran, Nigeria, Venezuela and other countries.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

8,060 journals indexed/abstracted of which 7,608 are full text and 1,112 are full text and peer-reviewed. Full text is also provided for industry and market research reports including SWOT analysis.

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The most comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities: over 66,000 articles in 243 journals from 2001 to the present.

Cambridge Journals Online

A collection of 291 electronic journals covering all subject areas.

Globe and Mail Archive [1844-2011] (Proquest)

Full-text newspaper archive of The Globe from June 1844 to The Globe and Mail until 2012.

Canadian Newsstand Atlantic (Proquest)

30 full text newspapers from the Atlantic region.

Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies (Proquest)

Includes 26 national and leading regional newspapers such as The Globe and Mail, National Post, St. John’s Telegram, Halifax Daily News, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Regina Leader Post, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Times Colonist.

CBCA Complete (Proquest)

With over 4.5 million records and more than 1,680 titles, CBCA Complete is ideal for anyone interested in current events, business, science, the arts, and education as produced in Canada. Includes 640 full-text periodicals and daily news sources (over 480 of which are Canadian), plus indexing to an additional 1,100 other titles (over 95% Canadian). Updated daily with full-text content (1985 to present) and bibliographic content (1971 to present).

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

more than 13,000 resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCO)

Hundreds of journals indexed/abstracted related to the growth and development of children, links to full-text in ASP.

Children’s Literature Review

Excerpts from reviews, criticism, and commentary on books for children and young people.

Select Children’s Literature Review from the list of series

Canadian Tax Research Books, Products, and Services

Chartered Accountants of Canada is pleased to provide students and faculty with complimentary access to CICA’s Tax Suite Premium package: Income Tax, GST/HST and Provincial Tax databases as well as daily news updates. CICA is a provider of Canadian tax research books, products and articles.

Cochrane Library: Evidence for Healthcare Decision-Making

Cochrane Systematic Reviews investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in a healthcare setting.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)

The full-text of articles from 500 journals in Communications and related disciplines.

Conference Board of Canada’s e-Library

Conference Board of Canada’s publications library. It contains all of the Conference Board’s periodical publications, research reports, economic studies as well as special reports and presentations by Conference Board staff dating back to 1998.

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DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

A library of 11,610 scholarly and scientific open access journals (as of April 2016) and over 2 million articles and research papers from a wide range of academic fields.

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EBSCO Databases

Collection of all databases provided by EBSCO. You may select which databases you wish to include in your search. Databases include: Academic Source Premier, AgeLine, Agricola, Humanities International Complete, Business Source Premier, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Medline,and ERIC.

Education Research Complete (EBSCO)

Coverage spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

This is the same database available via ERIC (EBSCO). This is ERIC’s free interface, and has less access to full text journal articles than ERIC (EBSCO).

If you see “Download Full Text” in the grey box to right after you search, then ERIC has permission for you to download the article for free. To only see these articles, make sure the “Full text available on ERIC” box is checked when you search.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Contains digitized texts of over 183,000 titles published during the 18th Century.

Eighteenth Century Journals

Rare periodicals printed between 1693 and 1799 illuminating all aspects of 18th century social, political and literary life in Great Britain and Ireland.


The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database provides comprehensive coverage of the research literature in the field of education. It includes journal articles [EJ] as well as books, reports, and other documents [ED]. If an ERIC report is not available online, please check with a librarian. It may be available in microfiche at the Library if the date is prior to 2004.

If the ERIC number begins with ED (eg. ED090603) it is a document. If the ERIC number begins with EJ (e.g. EJ189583) then it is a journal article.

Erudit: Promoting and Disseminating Research
Note: You may need to request document delivery for some items.
Canadian research on the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences published in either French or English in a collection of 59 academic journals, and ebooks, theses.

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Gender Studies Database (EBSCO)

Combines Women’s Studies International and Men’s Studies databases. Hundreds of journals indexed/abstracted related to women’s studies, sexual diversity, men’s studies; links to full-text in ASP.

Google Scholar

An academic search engine, When using from off campus please use the Settings and Libraries option to add access to Mount articles.


Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

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Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)

2000 world history journals indexed/abstracted with links to full-text.

Hospitality and Tourism Index (EBSCO)

500 hospitality and tourism journals indexed/abstracted with links to full-text.

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Institute of Physics Journals Online

Full-text access to 54 key physics journals.

Intelex Past Masters

A collection of 117 full-text databases of the writings of leading scholars and creative writers of the past. Particularly strong for women’s writings from the 18th century to the early 20th century.

International Directory of Company Histories

Online volumes from v.67 2005 to v. 99 2009.

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MSVU Journals A-Z


A collection of 1,083 of the the most important academic journals in the Arts & Sciences, the Biological Sciences, and the Life Sciences. In most instances the volume run is complete back to the first issue. An important source of full-text for older articles and book reviews.

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Index for world literature on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. At present there is a limited full-text component.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)

Indexes and abstracts journal articles in the areas of librarianship and information science.

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1799 mathematics journals indexed/abstracted. Links to full text in Science Direct.

Medline (EBSCO)

A sub-set of PubMed; 4,600 biomedical journals indexed/abstracted, with links to full-text in Academic Search Premier.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)

Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. 4400 literary journals, book publishers and dissertations indexed.

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Novanet Discovery

Online catalogue containing information about books, videos, government documents, and other material held at the Mount Library as well as other post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia.

National Research Council Journals

15 full-text journals published by the Canadian National Research Council. Access is provided to articles published from 1951 to the end of 2010.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

The NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations. For students and researchers, the Union Catalog makes individual collections of NDLTD member institutions and consortia appear as one seamless digital library of ETDs.

New York Times Archive: 1851-1980

Articles published from Sept. 1851 to Dec. 1980.

NOTE: free access is only available for articles in the Public Domain (1851-1922).

Newspapers: Full-Text ( )

Full-text of over 1,500 of the World’s newspapers and other news sources. Includes the Chronicle Herald (Halifax) and many of Canada’s smaller daily or weekly newspapers, including the Amherst Daily News, the Cape Breton Post, Truro Daily News. Some international news content as well.

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Search the contents of university institutional repositories for freely available academic research information.

Oxford Journals Online

A collection of 238 electronic journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

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PEN (Practice-Based Evidence in Nutrition)

“Your nutrition knowledge destination”. Timely, current and authoritative guidance that answers the day-to-day questions encountered in practice of dietitians in all settings. 5 simultaneous users only – please log out when done.

Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest)

Periodicals Archive Online is a full-text journal archive covering close to 500 titles in the humanities and the social sciences with an emphasis on access to the backfiles of key academic journals.

Philosopher’s Index (Proquest)

The Philosopher’s Index is a comprehensive subject and author index to Philosophical articles, books, and anthologies. More than 550 journals from more than 40 countries are indexed.


A large collection of open access articles in the sciences: Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Nutrition, Mental and Physical Health.

Project Muse

Over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.

Proquest Databases

Collection of all databases provided by Proquest. Databases include: Canadian Newsstand (Atlantic and Major Dailies), CBCA Complete, and Research Library;

PsycArticles (EBSCO)

Full-text from over 70 APA, CPA and associated journals with most coverage beginning in 1985. All titles also indexed in PsycINFO with links to full-text.


2000 international psychology journals, books, chapters, dissertations indexed/abstracted, links to full-text in Academic Search Premier & PsychArticles.


Over 15 million citations for biomedical articles going back to the 1950’s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

PubMed Central Canada

PMC Canada offers free access to full-text, peer reviewed health (including nutrition) and life sciences research publications.

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Research Library (ProQuest)

Over 5,000 journals indexed/abstracted (3,600 are full-text) in multi- disciplines.

Royal Society of Chemistry Journals

Full-text access to 32 key chemistry journals and 6 specialized databases.

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SAGE Journals Online

A collection of 623 peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning.

Science Direct

A collection of 2,395 full-text multi-disciplinary journals.

SciFinder Scholar

To register as a valid MSVU user, please contact the Science Liaison Librarian, Meg Raven –

SEDAP: Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population

SEDAP is a multi-disciplinary research program funded primarily by SSHRC and centered at McMaster University. It involves 46 academics from fourteen universities in Canada and 3 abroad. The program runs from Jan 1, 2005 to Mar 31, 2010.

Shakespearean Criticism

Critical interpretations of the plays and poems of Shakespeare, from the 17th century to the present day.

Select Shakespearean Criticism from the list of series.

Social Psychology Network

Searchable database of more than 11,000 annotated web links related to psychology.


500 “priority” coverage journals as well as 1,390 “selective” coverage journals; links to full-text in Academic Search Premier.

Something About the Author

Information on the lives and works of contemporary and historical authors and illustrators of children’s books.

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Taylor & Francis: Social Sciences and Humanities Collection

A collection of articles from 1,191 electronic journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines.

Trip Database

Trip is a clinical search engine for health related research evidence, images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

Theses Canada Portal

Full text electronic versions of Canadian theses and dissertations that were published since 1998.

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Web of Science (ISI)

A multidisciplinary index to over 10,000 leading peer-reviewed journals in the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Sciences. Can search cited references to locate related research. Links to full-text articles.

Wiley Online Library

A collection of 1,217 full-text multi-disciplinary journals.

Women’s Studies / Women’s Issues Resource Sites

A listing of various information information resources and websites on women studies and issues.

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