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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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.

PubMed (publicly available MEDLINE)

Subject: Medicine, Nursing.  Open access database
Description: PubMed is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's free MEDLINE database. It contains citations, abstracts and links to some full text articles. 

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