Thursday, 3 January 2019

Oxford Handbooks Online

The Oxford Handbooks Online series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research. Handbook articles review the key issues and cutting-edge debates, as well as providing arguments for how those debates might evolve.
The UofA Libraries now provide access to five of the Handbook collections on this Oxford University Press platform:
               History Collection (47 Handbooks)
               Philosophy Collection (86 Handbooks)
               Psychology Collection (184 Handbooks)
               Political Science Collection (96 Handbooks)
               Sociology Collection (10 Handbooks)

Monday, 5 November 2018

Springer Materials

Springer Materials is the world’s largest database for the identification of physical and chemical properties in Materials Science. It covers data from Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Engineering and other related fields. It supports research in the fields of bulk and fine chemical manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemicals, semiconductors and electronic materials, optical metals, ceramics, polymer synthesis and processing, and materials for fuels and energy application.

The latest addition to this platform, SpringerMaterials Interactive, is a set of advanced functionalities for visualizing and analyzing data. Examples of these functionalities include interactive graphs, dynamic data tables, and side-by- side comparisons of materials/properties. See this product overview for more information.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Adam Matthew: Primary Sources for Teaching and Research

Over 50 unique collections from Adam Matthew provide access to a wealth of primary source material from archives around the world:

Wednesday, 2 May 2018


BrowZine is an app that allows for the page-by-page browsing of selected Open Access and UofA Libraries subscription-based scholarly journals. You can create your own bookshelf of favourite journals, and save individual articles for later reading.

BrowZine can be used on desktop or laptop computers, and on smartphones and tablets. The BrowZine Library lists the journals available for viewing. Click on the tablet icon in Browzine to download the app and set up your own account.

Friday, 13 April 2018


NFB CAMPUS is a collection of quality Canadian documentary, animation and fiction films in English and French. Content is organized around three key themes: environment and sustainability, Indigenous voices and reconciliation, and diversity and inclusion. It includes titles that are not free from the National Film Board.

CAMPUS includes a wide selection of study guides, a chaptering tool, and learning bundles for educational use.

PLEASE NOTE: To access the subscribed content on NFB Campus, you must register for an account and login to your account each time you use the database. To view the subscribed content after you login, you must click on EDUCATION with the CAMPUS logo:

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

WGSN Fashion

WGSN Fashion is a leading online trend forecasting, analysis and research service. It’s a key resource for students and researchers in Clothing, Textiles & Material Culture, and in Fashion Business Management. It provides creative content, tools and business intelligence to the apparel, style, beauty, design and retail industries.

This database covers 14 fashion-related product categories, and contains over 22 million images with a range of filters for searching. 

PLEASE NOTE: The publisher's license for this database is quite restrictive. UofA users must register for a personal account that is active for 90 days, and then requires reactivation from on campus to ensure that the user is still affiliated with the university.

Monday, 12 March 2018


Knovel contains over 7,000 full text reference works and textbooks in 35 Engineering-related subject areas, and is an indispensable problem-solving tool for undergraduate and graduate students in Engineering and the Sciences.

It includes more than 120,000 interactive tables, equation plotters, charts and graphs that can be manipulated and exported into other tools such as Excel. New features in Knovel include Data Analytics and Material Properties Search.