E-Books & Journal Articles

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The eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) contains over 125 000 titles including several thousand religious and theological titles from publishers like Herald Press. Remote access to these ebooks is limited to Columbia Bible College students, faculty, sessional faculty and staff. These ebooks are unavailable to external borrowers from remote locations due to access restrictions based on the licensing agreements with the database vendors. External borrowers may access the databases from the library or on-campus computers. For more information please refer to the ebooks User Guide.

Journal Articles

Full-Text Journal Articles


Remote access to the following journal databases is limited to Columbia college students, faculty, sessional faculty and staff. These journal databases are unavailable to external borrowers from remote locations due to access restrictions based on the licensing agreements with the database vendors. External borrowers may access the databases from the library or on-campus computers.

Academic Search Complete  (EBSCOhost) Fulltext -Excellent for ALL programs and courses including PSYCHOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT, ANTHROPOLOGY, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, and LEADERSHIP courses.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCOhost) some Fulltext  - Excellent for BIBLICAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY, INTERCULTURAL STUDIES, WORSHIP ARTS

Biblical Archaeology Society Library (BAS Library). Full text articles from the Biblical Archaeology Review (1975 to present), Bible Review (1985 to 2005 complete) and Archaeology Odyssey (1998 to 2006 complete).

Biomedical Reference Collection Comprehensive (EBSCO) - Full-text - for top biomedical journals. It covers a range of subjects, including medicine and health care. Excellent for HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT, PSYCHOLOGY and EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT courses.

Business Source Premier(EBSCOhost) Fulltext - the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.

CINAHL Complete (EBSCO) – Full-text -for nursing and allied health journals. Excellent for HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT, PSYCHOLOGY and EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT courses.

CPI. Q - (Canadian Periodical Index) (Gale Info Trac Web) - Indexing, with selected full text, of Canadian periodicals and reference sources. Full-text articles from select sections of the Globe & Mail are also accessible from 1985 on.

Ebook Nursing Collection (EBSCO) – Full-text -features more than 600 hand-selected, quality nursing e-books. Excellent for HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT and PSYCHOLOGY courses.

ERIC (free version) -  ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters. Primary documents revealing the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples and the anglophone colonization of North America, Africa and Australasia. From 1650-1920.

JSTOR Open Content - Free journal articles & 6,000 open access book chapters in all subject areas.

MEDLINE with FULLTEXT (EBSCO) – Full text - for hundreds of top biomedical and health journals. Excellent for HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT, PSYCHOLOGY and EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT courses.

Points to the Past  (Gale Cengage) This full-text resource provides access to nearly 200 million pages of searchable primary source materials, including maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems. This resource is generously funded by the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia, making it freely available to residents of British Columbia.

ProQuest Religion Database (Proquest) Fulltext - Excellent for general CHRISTIAN and WORLD RELIGIONS,  INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

PsycARTICLES®, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Excellent for all your PSYCHOLOGY and EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT courses. 

PsycINFO (APA) - Full-text - peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association. Excellent for PSYCHOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT and HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT courses.

Open Access Journal Articles

Directory of Open Access Journals - Fulltext - free quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. (over 3000 in the directory and about 1000 searchable at the article level). - Fulltext - Scholarly theological journals, monographs, and lecture series; not yet all on-lin.

BNET Research Centre Fulltext - General interest magazines & some scholarly journals. Full text articles from 700+ periodicals.

Electronic Journals Library - The Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB - Fulltext - Scholarly journals covering all subjects on the internet. Developed at the University Library of Regensburg in cooperation with the University Library of the Technical University of Munich.

Free Theological Journals on the WebFulltext - Scholarly theological journals, including philosophy, with an indication as to whether or not the journal is indexed by ATLA Religion Index.

The Master's Seminary Free Journal Resources - Fulltext - Dr. John Jaeger, of Dallas Baptist University, compiled this list of all titles related to Biblical, religious, and theological studies that have their full-text content available online for no cost.

PubMed Central some fulltext (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature including peer review psychology journals.

Online Indexes to Journal Articles

Canadian Music Periodical Index

Conflict Resolution Information Sources - CRInfo: A Comprehensive Gateway to Conflict Resolution Resources.

ERIC database - ERIC is the world's largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice, 1966 through January 2004 and ERIC Journal citations from 1966 through November 2003. Subjects include preschool through adult education, educational psychology, physical education, special education and children.

First Nations Periodical Index - free index to selected journals and newspapers in the area of First Nations research. Canadian based.

Gale Literary Index -
Searchable index to Gale series of literary publications, including Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, etc. Note: CBC Library does not hold the print publications. Check FVRL or UCFV Library for print holdings. To accessContemporary Authors from FVRL, you will need to be a registered patron of the Fraser Valley Regional Library. Select the link once again, enter your name, Fraser Valley Regional Library Card # and your PIN number.

Ingenta -
The most comprehensive collection of academic and professional publications available for purchase online or fax delivery. In addition, provides a range of additional services designed to help you get more out of your research, including subject area resources, a saved-search facility, and a range of newsletters.

National Library of Medicine's index to over 14 million citations.

NCJRS Virtual Library -
searches full text documents available from US National Criminal Justice Reference Center, a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Popline -
abstracts in field of population, family planning and health related issues. POPLINE's special features include links to free, fulltext documents; the ability to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles; RSS feeds for topical searches; and many abstracts in French and Spanish.

UMI Dissertation Publishing - access the most current two years of citations and abstracts in the Dissertation Abstracts database.

Full-Text Articles in Online Encyclopedias