About Canada Commons
Canada Commons includes an extensive collection of Canadian materials, including:
Accessing Canada Commons
Canada Commons provides more than one way to access their database. In addition to the the EZProxy/IP authentication method we use for all of our library databases, Redeemer staff, faculty and students can create a free individual Canada Commons account that is linked to our institutional subscription through their Redeemer email address. This provides another way to login to Canada Commons when off campus.
Using Canada Commons
For an excellent introduction to and overview of Canada Commons, please see this video produced by Canada Commons.
Go to EBSCOhost Web and then select one or more databases:
My topic is adolescent spirituality (for a psychology course) so I have chosen the PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES databases. I have grouped related terms in each search box, using the OR connector.
Use the limiters to refine your search results:
For more information about an article, select the title. In the full record display you will find the abstract (summary of the article). Click the folder icon in order to add it to your folder. Once you've selected your records, you can save, print, or export an entire folder.
View the full record display in order to get help with citing this article (APA, MLA, Chicago style).
Open the Tools and select Export. Then select the citation manager of your choice, e.g. Zotero or RefWorks.
Go to the Databases page and select ERIC. Check the thesaurus for ERIC descriptors (subject headings):
Then try the following search:
1. Select Settings under the Collapse Menu Button.
2. Select Library links and type Redeemer University College into the search bar. Check the box beside Redeemer University College Library - Find it at Redeemer. Select save.
How to find articles on Google Scholar:
Try the following search. Notice the number of times an article was Cited by other authors.
Select the JSTOR database ("Journal Storage") and go to the Advanced Search. You can filter (narrow) your results by item type (e.g. Articles), Date of publication, and Language. You can also narrow by subject discipline of the journals, e.g. Language & Literature.
Search Tip: If you need help finding the best MeSH subject headings for your search, try the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings database.
Select all relevant filters, e.g. Article type, Text Availability, Publication Dates, Species:
Peter Turkstra Library, Redeemer University , 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4, Canada Circulation Desk Telephone: 905.648.2139 ext. 4266, Email: email@example.com