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The majority of databases can be searched together through the library’s General Search. However, if you are interested in a more limited search you can access the following databases individually.
Please note, when accessing databases from off campus you will need to login using your ECU email user name and password. For the full list of databases the library offers please visit the databases link on the library home page.
Listed below is a selection of authoritative and scholarly databases.
Academic Search CompleteA multidisciplinary database with full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study, including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts, literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Provides peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and much more.
Art & Architecture SourceArt & Architecture Source features full-text articles—as well as detailed indexing and abstracts—for an international array of journals, books, podcasts, images and more. Content includes over 640 full-text journals and more than 225 full-text books. Includes: Art Index / Abstracts / Full Text / Retrospective (formerly Wilson Databases) plus Art & Architecture Complete (EBSCO Database).
ArtstorImages for art, architecture and archeology. Uses include: viewing and analyzing images, saving groups of images, and creating presentations both online and offline. Available solely for educational and scholarly uses that are noncommercial in nature.
Canadian Business & Current Affairs CompleteCanadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete is a reference bibliographic database that indexes journals, magazines and newsletters. This collection provides in-depth access to a wide range of Canadian periodicals, from academic titles to special interest publications to general magazines.
Canadian Periodicals Index QuarterlyCPI.Q provides access to Canadian and American periodical literature including full text for selected sections of Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail; Maclean's weekly magazine; Canadian News Facts; and encyclopedic reference materials, such as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers. Canadian coverage includes a wide variety of English and French language journals having significant Canadian or regional content. It also includes more that 30 major American titles dealing with North American and international issues. Indexing of nearly 1,200 Canadian periodicals (English and French) with full-text articles from 550 Canadian periodicals. Full-text articles from 1983 to present
JSTORA searchable, online, full-text archival collection of core scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Emily Carr Library subscribes to the following JSTOR Collections: * Arts & Sciences III * Arts & Sciences V
Project MUSE Journals Standard CollectionProject MUSE Standard Collection provides 100% full text online access to more than 300 arts, humanities and social science journals from 60 scholarly publishers. The complete content of every issue is online, including all charts, graphs and images. The Standard Collection is a subset of the Premium Collection of over 450 journals.
Search Engines vs. Databases: Why not Google everything?
Search engines are important tools that point you to websites, just remember to ask where the information on the website is coming from.
Websites can be useful tools for accessing information on professional organizations, other Libraries and Colleges, Museum and Gallery Collections, designers, professional associations, etc.
Remember that information on the Internet is not always current, accurate or authoritative. Ask questions like : Who made and maintains this site ? What are their credentials ? Is the information current ?
Always write down the URL of the website and the date you accessed the site in case you decide to include this information in your research documentation
Journals and Magazines
Journals can be accessed in multiple ways, depending on each individual title: in print at the ECU
Library, on the Internet as an e-journal, full text in an ECU Library-subscribed database, in person or via inter-library loan from another library (ILL).
Having difficulty locating a specific journal? – speak with a librarian