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Scholars Portal Ebooks


Scholars Portal is a service available only to faculty and students at Canadian universities and colleges. We are funded by your library to house content licensed by your library.


English Historical Documents Online


The most authoritative collection of documents on British history.Key features of English Historical Documents Online include:

  • Instant access to over 5,000 historical documents
  • Highly discoverable content through Quick, Advanced and Faceted search
  • Search refinement through adding and removing search filters directly on the results page
  • Explore content by Date, Historiography and historical methods, Population and environment, Society, Economic affairs and technology, Intellectual, cultural and the arts, Religious belief, practice and organization, Politics, administration and law, Military, Foreign affairs, Status entries and Source types
  • Personalized login for individual users: bookmark entries, and save  and manage searches
  • Download, print, share and citation tools

Dissertations and Theses (Proquest)


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Global (PQDTGlobal) is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database of record for graduate research, PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. It also includes PQDT UK & Ireland content. More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide, and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations. Full-text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be native PDF, some PDF image. Each dissertation published since July, 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDTGlobal provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses. Subject coverage

  • Business and Economics
  • Medical Sciences
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts
  • Humanities

ebrary® e-books‎


ebrary provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.Subject coverage

  • Business & economics
  • Computers & IT
  • Education
  • Engineering & technology
  • History & political science
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary & area studies
  • Language, literature & linguistics
  • Law, international relations & public policy
  • Life sciences
  • Medical
  • Nursing & allied health
  • Physical sciences
  • Psychology & social work
  • Religion, philosophy & classics
  • Sociology & anthropology



Our newly launched platform gives your teachers and students streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, stock shots and more — thousands of programs and resources that you can access with a single subscription! offers you:

  • All content completely free from advertising!
  • New titles added every week
  • Resources for all subject areas, all ages
  • English and French-language content
  • Metadata for easy integration into course systems
  • Options to embed and share content
  • Ability to create multiple playlists

Librarian / Faculty Research Collaboration

George Whalley: Digital Humanities Research and Collaboration


Dr. Michael John DiSanto, Associate Professor, Department of English

Robin Isard, Assistant Librarian, Arthur A. Wishart Library, Algoma University

Research Assistants:

Alana Fletcher

Project Description

Scholars Portal Journals


Scholars Portal is a digital repository of over 30 million scholarly articles drawn from journals covering every academic discipline. The content in Scholars Portal is hand-selected by subject specialists at the 21 university libraries that make up the Ontario Council of University Libraries. The content you will find in Scholars Portal comprises the most complete multi-disciplinary database of peer reviewed academic literature available anywhere. With a single-search, you can find material from the important journals in your field. You can track new issues in these journals using RSS feeds. You can follow citation links to explore different treatments of topics. You can explore historical dimensions of many topics by searching through extensive backfiles of digitized articles.




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