Friday, 30 August 2019

JoVE Video Journal & JoVE Science Education

View demonstrations of laboratory procedures in many areas of Engineering, Science, and Health Sciences with JoVE.

JoVE Video Journal publishes peer-reviewed articles consisting of high-quality video demonstrations and detailed text protocols which facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity.

JoVE Science Education provides educators and students with innovative video collections to better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019


UofA Libraries now provides access to Statista, an online portal for up-to-date statistics, industry reports, market studies, surveys, and other resources for over 600 industries, in over 150 countries. This platform uses data visualization techniques to present information in interesting ways, which can then be exported for use by students and researchers. Some areas of focus include:
  • Media & Advertising
  • Retail & Trade
  • Sports & Telecommunications
  • Internet, Technology & Telecommunications
  • Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Wiley Digital Archives

UofA Libraries now provides access to three new Wiley Digital Archives collections:

Wiley Digital Archives is an on-going initiative to partner with the world’s leading societies, libraries and archives to digitize unique and rare primary sources.

This Quick User Guide will provide an overview of how to navigate the platform.

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.