What are you searching?
The main search box on the library website says "Search the Library". What does that mean?
⇒It searches for print and ebook holdings in the NEOS Libraries catalogue AND ~300 databases AND the Education and Research Archive (ERA) all in one search.
⇒ List of databases enabled in EDS
U of A students and staff will be prompted to authenticate with CCID & password after beginning their search. This allows access to ebooks, ejournals, and other online materials that the library subscribes to.
Alumni, public, TAL and guest patrons can find books using our Public Catalogue link above the main search bar (scroll down for a screen shot).
Click the 'Limit your search to the library catalogue" box to only receive results for physical items and Ebooks in the NEOS catalogue.
Guests and Members of the Public can look up library holdings using the Public Catalogue link above the search box.
Limiting your search to find Ebooks:
Limiters are located on the left of the results page. In this case, limit the Publication Type to 'Ebooks' --and the Location to 'University of Alberta Internet'.
Accessing an Ebook through the full catalogue record:
Scroll down to find the University of Alberta Access link for access.
There are various ways to limit searches, including to all or parts of the library catalogue. Need help?
HELP: EBSCO Discovery Help Files OR
Find Databases. Use a discipline-related database to help focus your search.
What are you searching?
Databases focus on the literature of a specific discipline and may include:
Find the databases that work for you:
HELP: Ask Us for help with identifying useful databases, search strategies, and research resources.
Use our eJournal Search to:
Please note: If you are searching for information on a given topic, then you should search in one of our many databases, the library's main search bar (EBSCO Discovery), or check out our many subject guides.
About eJournal Searching
Many search options are available when using the library's ejournal search interface:
Example: Searching by eJournal Title
When you know the full name of the journal, enter the full name of the journal and select "starts with" to do your search, making sure to pay attention to spelling.
The record example below indicates that The Canadian Journal of Native Studies is peer-reviewed, and our subscription provides you with online access from 2005 to the present. Limited open-access content is also available from 1981 to 2010. To access the online journal, click on a green available online access link that corresponds with the date range that you need.
Clicking on the first access link, Online Access via Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database, will direct you to the issues of this journal from 2005 to the present, where you can search within the journal by article title or keywords, or browse by journal volume or issue number.
Please note that different journal holdings have different search interfaces and options.
Reach into the collections of:
For Current UA Students, Staff, Faculty
Instructions to turn on UALibrary "Get It" links: