New and featured databases

New reference works now available through Oxford Reference Online

The library has expanded its collection of reference titles available on the Oxford Reference Online platform.  Oxford Reference provides the university community with access to dozens of reference works from encyclopaedias and handbooks to dictionaries and bibliographies. The recent acquisitions provide additional subject coverage in the arts, sciences and social sciences and include, among others, the following titles: Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, Encyclopedia of Semiotics, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Oxford Dictionary of Art, Oxford Companion to World Mythology, Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, and the Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art. 

New JSTOR collections now available! The library has recently subscribed to five new JSTOR archival collections: Arts & Sciences IX ā€“ XIII. These multidisciplinary collections provide backfile access to an additional 500+ research journals. With these additions, the OCAD University community now has access to more than 2,500 titles included in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I ā€“ XIII and Life Sciences collections.  

Canadian University Press eBooks is a growing collection of nearly 3,000 ebooks from 14 Canadian university presses, and includes content published from 2010 onward. Presses include University of Toronto, McGill-Queen's, University of British Columbia and others hosted on Scholars Portal and searchable alongside other ebooks on this platform.

Academic Complete is a subscription ebook collection that provides access to 110,000 titles from more than 200 leading university presses and academic publishers. These can be found on ebrary alongside 70,000 other titles.

Criterion on Demand is a streaming video platform that provides access to a growing library of more than 1500 feature films, including classics, foreign films, new releases and documentaries.

Films on Demand provides access to more than 15,000 educational videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, BBC, PBS, Nova and others.

Library news and events

Did you happen to miss Open Access Week? Check out our OCAD U Open Access Week 2015 Report or browse guest presenter slides on our Subject Guide

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LIBRARY NEWSLETTER: To welcome the OCAD University creative research community back for the Fall 2015 term, library staff have created a newsletter profiling new services, resources, policies, collections and initiatives. 

BOOK DISPLAY: The end of term is nigh! View some of our amazing research & writing books to help you achieve success. 

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