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Name Description

Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Contains articles, current news and research updates, biographies of leading scientists, and downloadable images. [from vendor]

Berg Fashion Library

This database is the only resource to provide integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Invaluable for scholars, students, professionals, and anyone interested in dress. [from vendor]

Cambridge Companions Online

Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.

Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories is an essential reference collection spanning 350 volumes in 10 subject areas in the humanities and social sciences.

Canadian Electronic Library: Books Collection

This collection is made up of over 15,000 titles from 70 leading Canadian publishers. [from vendor]

Canadian Electronic Library: Complete

This collection combines the content of the Canadian Electronic Library Books Collection and Documents Collection. [from vendor]

Canadian Electronic Library: Documents Collection

This collection includes the primary research and opinion of organizations in all areas of Canadian public policy. Their publications are vital to the understanding of developing issues in every arena of Canadian public life. [from vendor]

Canadian Newsstream: Black Press

Discontinued by ProQuest at the 2016/17 Canadian Newsstream Renewal

Canadian Newsstream: Pacific Collection

Discontinued by ProQuest at the 2016/17 Canadian Newsstream Renewal

CJDB (CUFTS Journal Database)

CUFTS is an online serials management system, which includes a knowledgebase of full-text journal collections, a searchable A-Z database of databases and A-Z journal database, MARC records for each title, direct to article OpenURL link resolving (GODOT), and electronic resource management tools. [from SFU Library]

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. eBooks are purchased and available for perpetual access, subject to ongoing platform fees.

Global Books in Print

Bibliographic database used by libraries, publishers, and retailers to search for books, ebooks, audio books, and videos in all known format options. [from vendor]

GVRL eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) eBooks are a one-time purchase with annual hosting fee and additional features. 

IRIS Education Streaming Video

The Iris Education streaming service ceased operations at the end of December 2016. New hosting is provided by McIntyre Media.

Library & Information Science Source

Full-text coverage and high-quality indexing to help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in LIS. Includes English and foreign-language periodicals, journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, library school theses and books. [from vendor]

The largest catalogue of classical music, opera, and dance videos, includes more than 3,500 musical works filmed from the 1940’s through to the present day, 2,000 films including concerts, documentaries and master classes, over 200 new programs added each year, over 100 live events streamed every year from the world’s most prestigious venues.

MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals and series, as well as book publishers. [from vendor]

Oxford History of Western Music

An unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by prominent musicologist Richard Taruskin. Describes how the context of each stylistic period – key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events – influenced and directed compositional practices. [from vendor]

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Features essential language resources including fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. Includes Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, and offers translations in 13 languages including Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai. [from vendor]

Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. [from vendor]


This database offers a wealth of information for faculty, students, practitioners and librarians alike. It provides book, film and video reviews from a psychological perspective. Published by the American Psychological Association, it offers analysis and insights relevant to users across any institution. [from vendor]

Shared Streaming Video Collection (Iris)

Iris Education ceased operations in December 2016. The Shared Collection was migrated to another platform.

Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

The Visual History Archive is USC Shoah Foundation's online portal, housing more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Archive has expanded significantly to include survivor and witness testimony from four other genocidal events: the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923), the Nanjing Massacre (1937), the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda (1994) and the Guatemalan Genocide (1978-1996).

Vocational Studies Complete

Contains full-text journals and a selection of full-text books applicable to two-year college programs. Key subjects include biotechnology, computer and data processing, cosmetology, electrical technology, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, paralegal studies, robotics, and travel and tourism. [from vendor]