Google Scholar

Subject: All subject areas.  Open access database
Description: Google Scholar is a subset of Google that focuses on peer-reviewed journal articles and scholarly books. When you do a search in Google Scholar, links to full text articles are provided when available through Douglas College.

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Library Catalogue

Description: Search the Douglas College Library classic catalogue directly for books, eBooks, media, and equipment in the collection. Also allows you to login and check your library account for renewals, fines, holds, etc.  Open access database


Subject: Agriculture, Forestry.  Open access database
Description: Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library.

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BioMed Central

Subject: Biology, Nursing, Medicine.  Open access database
Description: Contains full text, peer-reviewed articles. The research articles are all open access, meaning that they are "immediately and permanently available online without charge". Click here for more information.

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Subject: Canadian law, Criminology.  Open access database
Description: CanLII provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

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Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Subject: History.  Open access database
Description: Biographical information about Canadians deceased from 1000-1930 + selected biographies until the year 2000.

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DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Subject: All subjects areas.  Open access database
Description: DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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Early Canadiana Online

Subject: History  Open access database
Description: Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a full text, searchable, online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century.

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Subject: All subjects (Union catalogue).  Open access database
Description: This database allows you to search simultaneously post-secondary and public library catalogues in British Columbia to find books, videos, periodicals and other materials.

Points to the Past

Subject: History,  Open access database
Description: Historical databases with primary source material including maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits and more.