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Articles and Databases

Alexander College subscribes to a wide range of databases to be able to support the research that will be required of you in your courses – provided below is a list of these resources, containing millions of journal articles from across the disciplines. We also have accessible a host of open access material, filtered so as to only provide the most reliable and academic sources – these can be found in the EDS AtoZ Index locator.

To access the online library resources, log in using your student identification number and your last/family name (all lowercase with no punctuation).

For example, if your student identification number is 090000 and your name is Jon Smith, your username would be “10090000” and your password would be “smith”.

Database Subject Media Type
Academic Search Complete All Academic journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly All Academic journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Directory of Open Access Journals All Academic journals
Readers Guide Abstracts All Periodicals index
Readers Guide to Periodical Literature All Periodicals index
eBook Academic Collection All E-Books
EDS EBSCO Discovery Service All All
Science in Context BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, PHYS Academic journals
Applied Science and Technology Index BIOL, CHEM, PHYS Periodicals index
General Science Abstracts BIOL, CHEM, PHYS Periodicals index
General Science Full Text BIOL, CHEM, PHYS Academic journals
Science Reference Centre BIOL, CHEM, PHYS Academic journals
Public Library of Science BIOL, CHEM, PHYS Academic journals
Biological and Agricultural Index Plus BIOL Periodicals index
Environmental Studies in Context BIOL, GEOG, SOCI, Academic journals
BioMed Central BIOL, SOCI, ENGL, PYSC Academic journals
Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive BIOL, SOCI, ENGL, PYSC Academic journals
CINAHL Complete BIOL, SOCI, ENGL, PSYC Academic journals, Trade journals
MEDLINE with Full Text BIOL, SOCI, ENGL, PSYC Academic journals
PubMed BIOL, SOCI, ENGL, PSYC Academic journals
Health and Wellness Resource Centre BIOL, ENGL Reference materials
Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) CMNS, COMM, SOCI, ENGL Journal articles, Newspapers, Magazines
Business Insights: Global COMM, ECON Academic journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Regional Business News COMM, ECON Magazines, Newspapers
Business Source Complete COMM, ECON Magazines, Newspapers
Nexis Uni COMM, ECON, ENGL, SOCI Magazines, Newspapers
Statista COMM, ECON, SOCI Reports
Art Index ENGL, PHIL Periodicals index
Canada In Context ENGL, HIST Academic journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre ENGL, SOCI, HIST Academic journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Canadian Reference Centre ENGL, SOCI, HIST Academic journals, Magazines, Newspapers
ERIC ENGL, SOCI, HIST Academic journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Gale eBooks ENGL, SOCI, HIST Encyclopedias, Reference materials
Global Issues in Context ENGL, SOCI
Humanities Abstracts ENGL, PHIL Periodicals index
Humanities Full Text ENGL, PHIL Academic journals
JSTOR- Asia Collection ENGL, ASIA Academic journals
JSTOR – Language and Literature Collection ENGL Academic journals
Literature Resource Center ENGL Academic journals
Opposing Viewpoints in Context ENGL Academic journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Kanopy FILM Streaming video, Documentaries
NFB Campus FILM Streaming video, Documentaries
JSTOR- Essentials HIST, ENGL, ANTH, SOCI, GEOG Academic journals, EBooks
APA PSYCArticles PSYC Academic journals
APA PSYCInfo PSYC Academic journals
Social Sciences Full Text SOCI, ASIA, HIST, PSYC Academic journals
Social Sciences Abstracts SOCI, ASIA, HIST, PSYC Periodicals index
U.S. History in Context SOCI, ENGL, HIST Reference materials
World History in Context SOCI, ENGL, HIST Reference materials

Database Trials

Our AC Librarians are hard at work continuously looking for new content for students and faculty to access to assist them in coursework. Check out trials below! Please note: access to trials are for a short duration of time. Also all database content and features are not guaranteed. If you would like to provide us with your comments or have questions please email us at

Database Subject Media Type

Subscription Databases:



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Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.


Delve into the science of psychology and behavior with APA PsycARTICLES, the database of full text peer-reviewed articles published by APA and affiliated journals.


APA PsycINFO specializes in psychology and the behavioral and social sciences. This database focuses on the interdisciplinary aspects of scholarly behavioral and social science research.

Applied Science & Technology Index (H.W. Wilson)

Applied Science & Technology Index covers of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more.

Art Index (H.W. Wilson)

Art Index features full-text articles, art dissertations, and almost 200,000 art reproductions. The database includes a database-specific thesaurus and covers fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as folk art, photography, film, and architecture.


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Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (H.W. Wilson)

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus provides full-text articles from over 100 scientific journals. Subject coverage includes agriculture & agricultural research, atmospheric science, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, botany, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine biology microbiology, physics and much more.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central provides access to almost 300 open access peer-reviewed journals. In 2017, the site had almost 17,000 open access articles. Topics range from sciences, to engineering, and medicine.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive Edition provides access to nearly 850 peer-reviewed publications. This database covers topics such as clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.

Business Insights: Global

Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business news offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

Business Source Complete

BSC is the world’s definitive scholarly, full-text business database. In terms of premium content, peer-reviewed sources and business related journals, Business Source Complete offers comprehensive full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.


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Canada in Context

Canada in Context covers a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events. This resource combines the Gale reference centre with full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites.

Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly

Canadian Periodical Index, offers highly requested information with a Canadian focus. Indexes Canadian and international periodicals such as The Globe and Mail; Maclean’s; Canadian News Facts; and encyclopedic reference materials, such as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers.

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including main essays, leading political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, reference books and a series of titles from World Public Opinion. The database also offers guides to debates, developing arguments and writing position papers.

Canadian Reference Centre

Canadian Reference Centre combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full-text content available to Canadian libraries. This database includes full-text articles from leading Canadian and international periodicals.

CINAHL Complete

This is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. CINAHL Complete offers full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more. CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.


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Directory of Open Access Journals

The DOAJ databases houses 12,000 open-access peer-reviewed journals covering sciences, medicine, technology, social sciences, and humanities.


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eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs. More than 130,000 titles are included in this package—all titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are added to the package each month at no additional cost.

EDS – EBSCO Discovery Service (EBSCOhost)

EBSCO Discovery Service – brings together the most comprehensive collection of content. This is the entry point for most of the library’s online databases.

Environmental Studies in Context

Environmental Studies in Context includes academic journals and primary source documents on environmental issues.


ERIC (Education Resource Information Center), is a full-text database of education research and information for educators and students. In addition to journal articles ERIC also indexes: books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, dissertations, policy papers, and other education-related materials.


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Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

General Science Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

General Science Abstracts™ provides indexing and abstracts for many scientific subjects including biology, chemistry, and physics.

General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

General Science Full Text provides full text, indexing and abstracts or many scientific subjects including biology, chemistry, and physics.

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context offers viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.


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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness Resource Center provides access to reference material on health, diet, nutrition, and medicine.

Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

Humanities Abstracts™ provides detailed indexing the humanities including articles and original works of fiction, drama, poetry.

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Humanities Full Text™ includes many peer reviewed academic journals in the humanities as well as original works of fiction, drama, poetry.


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JSTOR – Asia Collection

JSTOR – Asia Collection – Features journals from and about Asia and offers a broad coverage of the continent.

JSTOR Essentials

JSTOR Essentials – Features 684 unique journal titles covering the major disciplines of History, Education, Language and Literature, Business and Political Science.

JSTOR – Language and Literature Collection

JSTOR – Language and Literature Collection – This collection spans the literary cultures of many different countries and contains articles in several languages.


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LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic is a full-text database specializing in legal cases, business and finance news and medical articles. It is also a reference database that provides polling information, statistics, country profiles, biographies and more.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center provides up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present.


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MEDLINE with Full Text

MEDLINE offers full-text articles covering a variety of topics related to health, medicine and nursing.


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NFB Campus provides 5,200 documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films in English and French. In addition, there are also study guides that focus on these three themes: environment and sustainability, Indigenous voices and reconciliation, and diversity and inclusion.


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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. This database features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and web resources.


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Public Library of Science

This databases has over 215,000 peer-reviewed open access articles that are free to access, reuse and redistribute. Journal topics include biology, chemistry, and medecine.


PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


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Readers’ Guide Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

Readers’ Guide Abstracts™ includes abstracts and indexing. Coverage includes a wide range of humanities and sciences subjects.

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature (H.W. Wilson)

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™ includes indexing. Coverage includes a wide range of humanities and sciences subjects.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.


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Science in Context

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

Science Reference Centre

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.

Social Sciences Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

Social Sciences Abstracts™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere, with abstracting and indexing of over 625 periodicals. Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.

Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences.

Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources. Statista Research & Analysis is a combined provider of market research as well as research and analysis services. This resource is great for COMM, ECON, and SOCI classes!


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U.S. History in Context

U.S. History in Context covers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.


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World History in Context

World History in Context covers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.