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About Algonquin Library Catalogue

This Algonquin Library Catalogue searches for books, periodical titles, AV and e-book titles at all Algonquin College Campuses. Includes the “Reserve Desk” search tool, which enables you to search for items on reserve or items in our textbook collection.

About Sm@rtlibrary Catalogue

The Sm@rtlibrary Catalogue offers users the ability to search all Sm@rtlibrary library holdings in one search. Sm@rtlibrary is a collaboration of National Capital area libraries that permit direct borrowing among its members. Libraries include: Algonquin College, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Ottawa Public Library, CHMC. Ask at your campus library for more details or visit our Inter-library loan page for more information on how Algonquin library members can participate.

About Other local libraries

You can also borrow books and articles from other local libraries

Search Databases by Name

Find journals, magazines, newspapers and other materials. These lists will contain databases not included in the ONE Search.

Click here if you need help with database research.

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Canadian Electroninc LibraryContains French/English ebook titles

Go to the Canadian Electronic Library

Contains French/English ebook titles from leading Canadian publishers including the Irwin Law series, as well as public policy and public health documents.

To view an item you must first download the ebrary reader.

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

EBSCO Audio BooksAudio Books - Contains educational and leisure-reading audio books

Go to EBSCO Audio Books

To download from EBSCO Audio Books you must have an EBSCO Myaccount, enabled DRM and have installed a version of (free) Adobe Digital Edition of 1.71. http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

You can download up to 10 books at one time, and get to keep them for a total of 7 days, if a book is currently checked out by someone else a hold can be placed. You can print or save up to 60 pages at one time

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

EBSCO eBooksebooks - Contains educational and leisure-reading ebooks

Go to EBSCO eBooks

To download from EBSCO ebooks you must have an EBSCO Myaccount, enabled DRM and have installed a version of (free) Adobe Digital Edition of 1.71. http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/

You can download up to 10 documents at one time, and get to keep them for 14 days before being returned automatically. Can print off or save image PDF (which doesn't expire) of one chapter

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

Safarie-books from the technology industry as well as Business materials

Go to Safari eBooks

Contains e-books from the technology industry from such experts like O'Reilly Network and IBM developerWorks as well as Business materials This collection is limited to 7 simultaneous users.

Can read books online, but are unable to download. You can print one page at a time of a document

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

CBC PlayerAccess TV, Radio, News, Sports and digital broadcasts from many shows including Dragon's Den, Rick Mercer's Report, the Passionate Eye and more!

Go to CBC Player

Available to both students, faculty and staff .

A library account is not required for this product.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

A login is not required for this product.

Materials available through the CBC player site are available for classroom use (and linking) for educational purposes at Algonquin College.

Canadian Electroninc LibraryCollection of videos which includes academic, vocational and life-skills content

Go to Films on Demand

Available to both students, faculty and staff .

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

Students must have an Algonquin library account to search within this product or to access embedded links within Blackboard

Instruction for embedding links to Blackboard:

  1. Search and find the video or video segment you require.
  2. Highlight the “Title URL” as displayed under the video window.
  3. Paste the Title URL into the Database Link Creator to add the authentication prefix to the URL.
  4. Highlight the created URL with prefix and embed the link as a URL into BB as an external link. Ensure that you have selected “Open link in new window” within the template.

For further information on embedding links a detailed tip sheet is available.

EBSCO Audio BooksSearchable database of academic video clips

Go to Intelecom

Available to faculty and staff.

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

Students can’t search within Intelecom, but will have access to any links a faculty member places in their blackboard course

Note for Faculty:

Once a link is generated URLs may be directly embedded into BB for student use. No prefix or additional login is required for students to access this material within BB.

  1. Search and find the video you require.
  2. Click on the URL button as displayed under the video thumbnail.
  3. As directed cut and paste the Title URL into BB as an external link. Ensure that you have selected “Open link in new window” within the template.

EBSCO eBooksEBSCO Business Source Complete - includes video from Harvard Faculty Seminars.

Go to EBSO Business Source Complete

To search the videos choose Business Videos from the BROWSE section of your search page.

Available to faculty/staff and students.

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

Students must have an Algonquin library account to search within this product or to access embedded links within Blackboard

Instruction for embedding links to Blackboard:

  1. Search and find the video or video segment you require.
  2. Highlight the “Title URL” as displayed under the video window.
  3. Paste the Title URL into the Database Link Creator to add the authentication prefix to the URL.
  4. Highlight the created URL with prefix and embed the link as a URL into BB as an external link. Ensure that you have selected “Open link in new window” within the template.

For further information on embedding links a detailed tip sheet is available.

Safariis a library of thousands of up-to-date video tutorials designed to keep you current in various software packages.

Go to lynda.com login page

Available to both students, faculty and staff .

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

Students must have an Algonquin library account to search within this product

library account is required to access this product off campus

Note: At this time it is not possible to place links from Lynda.com within Blackboard.

GaleA Searchable collection documentaries, animation, drama and interactive productions with additional "subscription only" content.

Go to NBF page

This database provides access to NFB's online catalogue plus additional content through NFB's Campus program.
Off campus access is available to Algonquin students via the library website onsite and offsite using a student library account.
Additional content such as the creation of playlists are only available to subscribers with an NFB Campus account. NFB Campus accounts are only available to faculty/staff of Algonquin College. Please contact askthelibrary1@algonquincollege.com for an access token to NFB Campus. (https://www.nfb.ca/member/login/)
This product does not permit any reproduction, modification or downloading of its visual contents.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

On campus access is available without a login. Off campus access requires an NFB account. You may also need an account to access subscribed content within Blackboard.

Once a link is generated, URLs may be directly embedded into BB for student use. A prefix is not required for links generated from the NFB site.

*Students may be required to sign up for their own NFB account to access subscribed educational materials chosen from NFB.com.

  1. Search and find the video you require. Start with http://www.nfb.ca/explore-all-films/
  2. Highlight the URL displayed in the status bar within NFB.com
  3. Cut and paste the URL into BB as an external link. Ensure that you have selected “Open link in new window” within the template.

ProquestProquest Nursing and Allied Health

Go to the ProQuest page.

Content focused on Nursing and Allied Health professionals. To view streaming video content use Advanced or Publication search and choose the appropriate category.

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

Students must have an Algonquin library account to search within this product or to access embedded links within Blackboard

Instruction for embedding links to Blackboard:

  1. Search and find the video or video segment you require.
  2. Highlight the “Title URL” as displayed under the video window.
  3. Paste the Title URL into the Database Link Creator to add the authentication prefix to the URL.
  4. Highlight the created URL with prefix and embed the link as a URL into BB as an external link. Ensure that you have selected “Open link in new window” within the template.

For further information on embedding links a detailed tip sheet is available.

GaleThis collection contains public media content and produced specifically for Pre K-16 teachers.

Go to PBS page

No login is required.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

No login is required.

Links may be directly embedded into BB for student use. No prefix or additional login is required for students to access this material within BB.

GaleVideo on Demand is an online video service provided by OCLS (Ontario Colleges Library Service).

Go to Video on Demand page

Algonquin's video collection currently includes the Mosby Nursing Skills videos, Body Language, The Art of Listening, and Valuing Diversity: Multicultural Communication.

Available to both students, faculty and staff.

A library account is required to access this product off campus.

Note for Students:

Note for Faculty:

Students must have an Algonquin library account to search within this product or to access embedded links within Blackboard

Instruction for embedding links to Blackboard:

  1. Search and find the video.
  2. Click the "Get URL" displayed on the right side of the video record. The URL will display under the video record.
  3. Paste the Title URL into the Database Link Creator to add the authentication prefix to the URL.
  4. Highlight the created URL with prefix and embed the link as a URL into BB as an external link. Ensure that you have selected "Open link in new window" within the template.

For further information on embedding links a detailed tip sheet is available.

Subject Guides

These subject based research guides have been created by library staff to give you a starting point for research in your field. Included are recommendations for key databases, journals and websites along with featured books and videos, highlighting major resources both in-house and online.

NEW or RETURNING STUDENTS