Database Descriptions

If you have difficulty logging into the databases please contact the library at (306) 756-3262 or library@briercrest.ca for help. Please note that remote access to databases is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of Briercrest College and Seminary. Back to Electronic Databases.


Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,000 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This is the best database to use when researching in the social sciences. It also has excellent content in the humanities, business, language, religion, and global studies. Back to Electronic Databases.


ACLS Humanities E-Book
This electronic resource includes over 3,300 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Areas include: African, American, Asian, Latin American, European (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern), Middle Eastern, World/Comparative, Byzantine/Mediterranean and Australasian/Oceanian history, plus history of the Native Peoples of the Americas and of Science and Technology. Back to Electronic Databases.


ATLA Religion Database with Serials

ATLA Religion Database with Serials indexes articles and essays in religious, biblical, and theological studies. It mostly provides citations only, but some articles are available in full-text. For a listing of journals that are available in full-text see the ATLA Serials website, hosted by the American Theological Library Association. Back to Electronic Databases.


Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive
The online archive of the Biblical Archaeology Society contains the back issues of the publications of the Biblical Archaeology Society (Archaeology Odyssey, Biblical Archaeology Review, and Bible Review), as well as five books published by the society. The archive also contains over 14,000 biblical images. If you are accessing this service from outside the school network you will need a username and password to access the database. Drop by the library and ask at the reference desk or e-mail the librarian at bdoerksen@briercrest.ca to get one. Back to Electronic Databases.


Business Insights: Essentials
Business Insights provides company profiles, investment reports, financial overviews, performance rankings, and various other information for companies worldwide. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Business Index ASAP
Business Index ASAP is a collection of academic journals and business magazines that examines management theory, economics, business practices, as well as company profiles. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Canada Info Desk
Canada Info Desk combines access to the following information sources: Canadian Almanac, Associations Canada, Financial Services Canada, Canadian Environmental Directory, Governments Canada, and Directory of Libraries in Canada. Back to Electronic Databases.


Canadian Newsstand
Canadian Newsstand Major Daillies provides fulltext online access to major Canadian newspapers. Canadian Newsstand Prairies provides full-text online access to many prairie newspapers. Embargo periods vary by publication. For a title list of the newspapers available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Canadian Research Index
Canadian Research Index provides citations and abstracts for federal, provincial, and municipal government documents, documents issued by Canadian government agencies and departments, scientific and technical report literature issued by research institutes and government laboratories, and policy, social, economic, and political reports. Back to Electronic Databases.


CBCA (Canadian Business and Current Affairs)
CBCA provides several databases with Canadian content. The business database indexes 440 business and industry periodicals, the reference database indexes over 760 periodicals, the education database indexes 195 periodicals, while the Current Affairs database indexes 50 newsmagazines, newspapers, and news programs. Many of the articles are available in full-text format. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Canadian Periodical Index
The database focuses on Canadian content. It indexes almost 700 journals, magazines and newspapers, and provides full text coverage for over 250 titles. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Christian Periodical Index
The Christian Periodical Index provides citations to articles and book reviews from periodicals that are evangelical in orientation. Please note that it is a citation index only. Full text is available freely on the Internet for some publications. Click here to be redirected to a website that will list what is available online. Back to Electronic Databases.


Discovering Collection

This database is designed specifically for high school students. It features over 15, 750 biographies, 16,000 essays, 21,000 timeline events, 500 primary source documents, and 15, 000 images, maps and flags. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Early Canadiana Online
A digital repository of primary source documents from Canadian history. Back to Electronic Databases.


ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a database that provides ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. ERIC is the largest education database in the world-containing more than 1.1 million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books. The database is freely searchable online, with many newer documents available in full-text directly off the database. The Archibald Library holds ERIC documents in mircofiche up to ED 457 311. Back to Electronic Databases.


Encyclopaedia Britannica
The online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica also includes:

  • Britannica Student Encyclopedia
  • Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia
  • Britannica Concise Encyclopedia
  • Britannica Internet Guide

Expanded Academic ASAP
Expanded Academic ASAP is the library's largest academic research database, with over 2,000 academic journals and magazines available in full text format, some back to 1980. The database covers all academic subjects, including pyschology, sociology philosophy, history, and English, to name a few. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

This electronic collection includes 98 different reference titles (254 total volumes) in a variety of subject areas including:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • History
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • World Cultures/Nations

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General Reference Center Gold
General Reference Center Gold provides access to the full text of many popular general interest magazines, such as Time, Newsweek, Popular Science, and many others. It is an excellent starting point for finding information on current events and happenings around the world. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Health and Wellness Resource Center
The Health and Wellness Resource Center contains magazines, journals, reference material and videos on a wide variety of health topics, including medicine, nutrition, public health, and prescription drugs. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Please be aware that the database provides information only, and should not replace consulting with a medical professional. Back to Electronic Databases.


Health Reference Center Academic
The Health Reference Center Academic contains academic journals and magazines on a wide variety of health topics, including medicine, nutrition, public health, and prescription drugs. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Please be aware that the database provides information only, and should not replace consulting with a medical professional. Back to Electronic Databases.


IPA Source
IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.

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 JSTOR (Arts & Science I, II, III, & V)
JSOTR provides access to back issues of important journals in the arts and sciences. The library currently has access to four of their arts and science collections. Subject areas covered include: humanities, social sciences, business, music, and language.


InfoTrac Onefile
InfoTrac Onefile is a one-stop database that provides indexing and content for a wide variety of subjects, including the humanities, social sciences, health, science, business, and general interest topics. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Literature Resource Center
The Literature Resource Center is a one stop database for material about authors and their works. Included are biographies of authors, overviews of their writing, and critical essays and articles about literature. For a title list of the journals and magazines available in this database see the Serials Solutions Full Text Electronic Journals Holdings List hosted by the Saskatchewan Provincial Library. Back to Electronic Databases.


Net Library Collection (now Ebooks on EbscoHost)
IThis collection contains over 114,000 full-length e-books in a wide array of subject areas including both arts & science as well as bible/theology content.


Newscan
Newscan offers access to Canadian news sources including newspapers, trade publications, radio and TV transcripts, selected blogs, and more. Unique to Newscan is significant French language content and sources from the USA and Europe. Back to Electronic Databases.


Novelist
Not sure what to read next? Novelist is designed to help you find a good book (fiction) based on books or authors you already know you like, or topics of interest. Back to Electronic Databases.


PsychArticles
PsychArticles provides full-text access to all journals published by the American Psychological Association. It is the premier database for accessing journal literature in psychology. Back to Electronic Databases.


Student Edition (Infotrac)
Student Edition is designed for high-school students with over 1100 periodical titles, cross searchable with E-Books. The publications cover current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Back to Electronic Databases.


Routledge Religion Resource
Click on the link "Religion Resource" found on the left-hand menu under the heading "Your Subscriptions" to access the full title list and content. Note: This product is limited to one user at a time. If you get a message indicating it is in use, you will need to wait a few minutes and try again.

This electronic reference collection includes:

  • Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society1995
  • Encyclopedia of Christian Theology2004
  • Encyclopedia of Early Christianity1990
  • Encyclopedia of Ethics2nd ed. 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Protestantism2003
  • Fifty Key Christian Thinkers2002
  • The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia2000
  • The North American Muslim Resource Guide2002
  • The Reformation World2001
  • The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses2005
  • Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements2005
  • Along with 20 other great reference works.

TREN (Theological Research Exchange Network)
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) allows you to search for theses and dissertations from participating seminaries and theological colleges in North America. The Archibald Library currently holds most TREN theses and dissertations on microfiche. Current TREN doucments are available in PDF format. Contact the Public Services Librarian for more information. Back to Electronic Databases.