Databases for Research: Media & Information Studies
- contains a significant amount of Canadian content
- no login required (open access)
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(Maydream Inc.) Information on over 20,000 agencies and 120 000 ad campaigns (tv, print, interactive, etc.) from around the world. Also includes information about advertising award winners and jobs in the fields of advertising and design.
| Canada's Information Resource Centre (CIRC)
(Grey House) Online access to nine Grey House Reference tools: Canadian Almanac and Directory, Associations Canada, Financial Services Canada, Canadian Environmental Resource Guide, Canadian Parliamentary Guide, Governments Canada, Libraries Canada, History of Canada, and Canadian Who's Who.
| CARDonline Lite
(Rogers Publishing) An online version of Canadian Advertising Rates and Data, providing advertising rates, data and media planning information for advertising, marketing, PR and communications professionals, including directory listings and contact names and numbers.
| Cataloger's Desktop (LIT Students: Contact your Program Coordinator regarding username and password access to this product; and note our licence is for 19 concurrent users only)
(Library of Congress) Cataloger's Desktop is an online cataloguing tool that provides online access to AACR2 Rules, MARC21 Formats, Subject Cataloging Manuals, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, and more.
| Classification Web (Please note: Our licence is for 34 concurrent users only.)
(Library of Congress) Provides access to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) schedules and subject headings.
| Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
(EBSCO) Provides access to research in areas related to communication and mass media. Many journals have indexing, abstracts, and full-text from their first issues to the present.
| Communications and Mass Media Collection
(Gale) Provides access to research in areas related to communications and mass media.
| Films on Demand
(Films Media Group) A streaming video collection of educational films from Films Media Group (Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware) covering a wide range of subject matter. Videos are available as Flash Video streams, but Windows Media and QuickTime formats are also available for most titles.
| Information Science and Library Issues Collection
(Gale) Provides access to articles on topics such as library research, information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures and more.
| Ipsos News Centre
(Ipsos) Public opinion poll results, market research, news, and press releases from the Ipsos Group (in Canada, Ipsos Reid), useful for marketing, advertising, business, and social science researchers.
| Library Literature and Information Science Full Text
(EBSCO) Provides access to library and information science-focused newspapers, magazines, journals, and trade publications.
(EBSCO) The Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management.
| Music Online: Listening
(Alexander Street Press) Extensive online database of recorded music, accompanying liner notes, and some biographical information. Cross-searches a number of collections: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound.
| NBC Learn
(NBCUniversal Media) Thousands of videos, historic newsreels, primary source documents and more, from NBC News and affiliated sources.
(National Film Board of Canada) Public performance rights to selected films produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Documentaries, animations, alternative dramas, trailers, and interactive productions on the Web.
| PMB Product Data
(Print Measurement Bureau) Market survey results on Canadians' use of over 3500 products and services. Information includes respondents' demographics, attitudes, media consumption, retail outlets, frequency of usage and, when sponsored, the brands they use.
(ProQuest) Ulrich’s is a bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world.
| WARC (World Advertising Research Center)
(World Advertising Research Center) Over 25 000 articles, case studies, research reports and summaries covering all areas of marketing communications (advertising, consumer research, brand management, product categories, media planning, etc.)
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