eResources for Alumni

Use of these products is restricted to the University of Alberta alumni community. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that they use this product for individual, non-commercial educational or research purposes only, and do not systematically download or retain substantial portions of information.

Licensed (Registered Alumni Only)

Eight Centuries (formerly 19th Century Masterfile)

A collection of indexes of 19th century literature published in periodicals, books, newspapers, US and UK government documents and US patents, image archives, and more. An important resource for historical research pre-1930.

Adam Matthew publications

Unique primary source collections which span the social sciences and humanities. Topics covered range from Medieval manuscripts and Victorian moving images to ephemera from the 1960s and confidential government documents.

Annual Reviews (journals only)

Comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for disciplines within the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences.

CAIRN (French language)

A comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines

Cambridge Core

Academic journals and books published by Cambridge University Press

Cambridge Companions

The Cambridge Companions are lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods. Covers literature, classics, philosophy, religion, and cultural studies.

Cambridge Histories Online

An important reference collection in American history, ancient history & classical studies, Asian history, British & European history, global history, literature, Middle East & African studies, music & theatre, philosophy & political thought, and religion.

Canadian Historical Review - University of Toronto Press

The Canadian Historical Review publishes articles and book reviews examining the history of Canada, including imperial, transnational, and comparative perspectives. Articles in both English and French.

Canadian Science Publishing

Features journals from Canadian Scientific Publishing covering a broad range of scientific disciplines.


Aims to capture the full span of Canada's documentary record. It includes books, journals, and government publications from the time of the first European settlers to the first half of the 20th century. Collections focus on Indigenous Studies, the history of French Canada, and the Hudson's Bay Company.

Duke University Press

Journals and books in the humanities and social sciences.

eHRAF Archaeology

Cross-cultural database containing descriptive information on archaeological traditions of the world. Source documents include books, articles, and dissertations.

eHRAF World Cultures

Cross-cultural database containing descriptive information on archaeological traditions of the world. Source documents include books, articles, and dissertations.

Erudit (French language)

Comprend un large éventail de disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales, ainsi que des sciences naturelles.


Journals in the geosciences from a number of different publishers.

Global Press Archive

Global Press Archive provides digital access to international newspapers housed in the Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in an open access partnership between the Center for Research Libraries and East View Information Services.

i3 (Cleantech)

Access to a database of clean technology investment data going back to 2005.

Informa Healthcare

Offers more than 180 journals in the pharmaceutical science, allied health, clinical medicine, and life science areas.

Institute of Physics (IOP)

Access to journals and books in Physics and Astronomy.

Intelex Past Masters

A large collection of online editions of important works in the history of political thought and theory, religious studies, education, German studies, sociology, the history and philosophy of science, economics, and classics. Includes published and unpublished works, articles, essays, reviews, and correspondence.


The online annotated version of the bibliography of French literature or Bibliographie der französischen Literaturwissenschaft. Coverage from 1991.

Mary Ann Liebert

Journals, books, and trade publications in science, technology, engineering, and medicine.

PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online

Journals, books, and trade publications in science, technology, engieering, and medicine.

Project Euclid

Journals in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.

Project Muse

Journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theatre and performing arts, political science, and mathematics.

SAGE Knowledge

An interdisciplinary collection of ebooks, reference works, and instructional videos.

SAGE Journals

Access to over 1,000 SAGE journals across a wide range of disciplines.

SAGE Research Methods

Supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Content includes over 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, cases, datasets, and instructional videos.


An interdisciplinary collection of over 3,600 academic journals, over 250,000 books, published by Springer Nature.

Intended for young people and those who support their reading, is a resource for everyone who likes to explore children's and young adult books. This resource contains book lists, author and illustrator interviews, teaching ideas, lesson plans, book trailers, vocabulary and pronunciation help, audiobook performances, and more. It covers tens of thousands of books, with new ones added regularly.

World Shakespeare Bibliography

Indexes and provides annotations for material related to Shakespeare, including books, articles, productions, reviews, audiovisual material, and electronic media. Provides international coverage and includes popular as well as scholarly material.

Licensed (Alberta Residents Only)

The Alberta Research Portal

Access to the Gale Primary Sources collection: resources related to First Nations & Indigenous peoples, the Associated Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Archives of Human Sexuality & Gender, Sabin Americana, and 25 titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The Calgary Herald Archive (1883-2010)

Online access to the entire archive of the largest and oldest daily newspaper in the Province of Alberta.

Unlicensed (Open Access)

See the U of A Library Free Online Resources Guide for more information and links to freely available eResources including scholarly journal articles.

Library Services

Featured Digitized Collections

The University of Alberta Library is committed to furthering knowledge through digitization, digital preservation and digital repositories for research and historical content.

For more see: Digital Initiatives


University of Alberta Newspapers


Peel's Prairie Provinces Postcards Collection


Sam Steele: The Journey of a Canadian Hero

Wiedrick Collection

Wiedrick Collection - Alberta Schools Historical Textbooks

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