Apr 1, 2020

NOTE: The latest information about online collections at Langara Library can be found on our A-Z Databases listing

NEW Online collections

Audio Cine Film (ACF)

Audio Cine Films (ACF) is a streaming collection of over 750 feature films, from major studios including Disney, Touchstone, Pixar, Sony, Columbia, and many more.


Statista provides quick and reliable access to over 1 million statistics on 80,000 topics from 18,000 sources.

The following resources are being offered for a limited time in response to COVID-19 and transition to remote teaching

Academic Search Ultimate

Upgrade of Academic Search Complete. Has full text of thousands of academic and popular journals in a number of different subject areas.

Upgrade available until June 30

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society.

Temporarily opening up all of their journals

Berghahn academic journals

Berghahn Journals publishes 38 scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities.


Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts combines visual inspiration with practical advice on everything from idea generation and research techniques to portfolio development – making this the ultimate guide to a visual arts education.

Available until May 31

Bloomsbury Architecture Library

Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a leading digital resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design..

Available until May 31

Bloomsbury Collections

DRM free, unlimited concurrent user access eBook platform with over 9,000 titles.

Available until May 31

Bloomsbury Cultural History

Bloomsbury Cultural History is an extraordinary, fully cross-searchable digital resource that engages with culture throughout the ages from antiquity to modernity. Thanks to its interdisciplinary nature and ever-expanding collections, this unique digital reference tool promises to be an essential resource on many courses from cultural studies and sociology to history and anthropology.

Available until May 31

Bloomsbury Design Library

Bloomsbury Design Library provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It offers an expanding range of authoritative reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images, which are fully searchable and underpinned by an intuitive taxonomy for seamless navigation.

Available until May 31

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

Using highly structured and original content, users can easily study and compare countries through six key education levels: early childhood education, childhood, youth, primary education, secondary education, and higher education. Combined with existing eBooks, articles, and helpful research tools, students can study and build an understanding of education systems, policies, and the nature of childhood and youth experience in different countries throughout the world.

Available until May 31

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers

This encyclopedia features thousands of critical biographical entries on individuals who have contributed to the history of thought and philosophy.

Available until May 31

Bloomsbury Food Library

Bloomsbury Food Library is a growing and vibrant digital resource. Home to the widest-ranging existing collection of food studies content it reflects the interdisciplinary nature of this growing subject, making it an essential resource for students, researchers, and scholars studying food, on courses as wide-ranging as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies.

Available until May 31

Cambridge Elements

Cambridge Elements are a new concept in academic publishing and scholarly communication, combining the best features of books and journals. They consist of original, concise, authoritative, and peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific research, organised into focused series edited by leading scholars, and provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics in disciplines spanning the arts and sciences.

Full access to Cambridge Elements until May 31

Cambridge Histories Online

Langara has access to the Ancient History and Classics Collection, including this multi-volume work:Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas

Full access to all Cambridge Histories Online until May 31

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

The Cochrane Library is being made temporarily available to everyone in the world

EBSCO Ebook Academic Collection

This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishes and university presses.

Free access until June 30

Gale In Context

Database of interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

Full access indefinitely

JoVE Science Education

A video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations. Langara's subscription includes the following collections:

Expanded access until June 15 to all Science Education content. Subject areas include biology, physics, chemistry, clinical skills, environmental sciences, and psychology.


JSTOR Arts & Sciences collections I-IX provide access to over 1,500 core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including anthropology.
Recent issues of journals are usually NOT available through JSTOR; issues are usually at least 3-5 years old.

Expanded access until June 30, 2020


Streaming video collection which includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases

Starting March 16, all selections from The Great Courses collection will be freely available for the next four weeks. A small collection of films is also available for free until April 12: title list.

MEDLINE Complete

Upgrade of MEDLINE with Full Text. Contains full text of thousands of biomedical journals.

Upgrade available until June 30

MIT Press Direct ebook collection

MIT Press Direct is a scholarly ebook collection. Key subject areas covered include art and architecture, biomedical sciences, business and finance, computer science, cognitive science, design, education, environment, game studies, humanities, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, new media, philosophy, and social sciences.

Available until May 31

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is your trusted source for the highest quality books and journals in the humanities and social sciences from over 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies.

Several publishers are making their content free on Project MUSE. This content will be marked with a “Free” icon. When searching in Project MUSE, limit your search to “Only content I have access to.” This will include the Free content as well as Open Access content.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Includes over 20,000 e-books in many subject areas.

Single-user and three-user licenses from 50 participating publishers will automatically convert to unlimited access until mid-June

SAGE Knowledge

SAGE Knowledge is home to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including reference works, academic books, professional development titles and more. This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences.

Available until June 23

SAGE Video

SAGE Video showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

Available until June 23

University of California Press Journals

Collection of scholarly journals published by the University of California Press in a variety of disciplines.

Free access to all UCP journals until June 2020

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

Over 1,150+ scholarly titles about a variety of topics.

All content in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) is free-to-read until the end of April 2020