Business Source Complete

Contains indexing and abstracts from important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals. Ebsco database, through LHCADL. Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Business Source Elite

Full text for nearly 1,000 business publications. Contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal. Ebsco.

CBCA: Canadian Business and Current Affairs Complete

Canadas largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full text reference and current events database. Combines content from Reference, Current Events, Business, and Education subsets. ProQuest database, through LHCADL. Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Regional Business News

Indexes newswire services, local newspapers, and regional business journals. Full text for more than 75 North American regional business publications. Ebsco.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Credo Reference

Provides access to hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos. Credo.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Academic Edition)

Provides updated encyclopedia content from Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as extensive biographies and media content.

Oxford Dictionaries

Provides definitions, synonyms, grammar, and other word-related help.

World Book

Provides general and academic encyclopedia content, timelines, videos, and images.


Academic Collection, eBooks, Ebsco

Includes eBooks available from the provider Ebsco.

How to Search Ebsco

Canadian Collection, eBooks, Ebsco

Canadian eBook content covering topics such as Canadian history, native culture, politics, and current events from Canadian publishers and authors. Ebsco.

Canadian Electronic Library, eBooks (DesLibris)

eBooks and public documents from Canadian scholarly and independent publishers.

Ovid nursing eBooks

Provides full-text access to a collection of nursing eBooks. OVID.

Sage Knowledge EBA (Evidence Based Acquisitions) eBooks

eBooks collection containing over 4,600 titles. Content includes reference works, academic books, professional development titles in the Social Sciences. Sage.


Education Research Complete

Provides full text education journals covering all areas of education, including early childhood, higher education, educational specialties, health education, etc. Ebsco.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

Contains full-text, digests, references, citations and abstracts on educational and education-related journals. Ebsco.

Films and Videos


Video streaming content that has been produced in Canada and has been selected for college and university use.


Criterion-on-Demand provides full length streamed access to educationally relevant feature films. For educational use. is CBC's subscription video streaming service with features from many CBC television programs. Instructors set up your own account. 

Films on Demand

Academic and technical video streaming resources including nursing, sociology, business, trades, and other subjects. 

Kanopy Video Streaming

Documentaries and feature films.

NFB (National Film Board) Campus

Access NFBCampus on the NLC network. NFBCampus includes films not freely available from the website. Instructors: Create an NFB account to make and share playlists for your classes.

Create an Account 


Academic Search Complete

Provides full text for nearly 4,500 scholarly publications, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating 1975 to present. Ebsco database, through LHCADL.  Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Academic Search Elite

Provides full text for nearly 4,500 scholarly publications, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating 1975 to present. Ebsco.

Alberta Research Portal

A selection of databases available to institutional members of The Alberta Library. This link simultaneously searches numerous broad subjects.

Canadian Newsstand

Offers full text access to nearly 300 newspapers from Canadian publishers. ProQuest.

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Full-text database designed to provide resources that present multiple sides of a current issue. Each topic includes an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument) and Critical Thinking Guide. Ebsco.

Canadian Reference Centre

Combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. Ebsco.

CPI.Q: Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly

Includes 400 Canadian and some US journals, magazines, and newspapers of which 160 are full text. Content includes arts, humanities, social sciences, science, and technology. Gale/Cengage.

CSA OnDemand

CSA offers the most comprehensive selection of CSA Group’s more than 3,000 published standards & codes in a variety of formats. Select 'My Library' to view all of the available standards.

Cypress Resume

Cypress is a resume-building tool. Input your information, and Cypress handles all the hard work and formatting!


*You will need your barcode/PIN for access. Please contact the library if you don't have one.*

Discovery Search Advanced

Library search tool that aggregates most NLC database subscriptions, local holdings, and some open access material for one-stop searching. This search is included on the home page search on the Library website. Ebsco.

Edmonton Journal ePaper

Curricular use subscription to the Edmonton Journal. Contact the library for login details. 



Flipster is a collection of digital popular magazines from many subject areas. Read the publications directly from your computer or mobile device. Ebsco.

Grant Connect

Imagine Canada's Grant Connect service allows organizations looking for funding to match with 10,000 Canadian funders, 550 corporate grantors, 300 government grantors, 120 America-to-Canada grantors and 200 other opportunities. Limited licenses are available. Contact the library for access.

Ipsos Canada Public Opinion Polls

A range of opinion poll and survey results conducted by Ipsos Canada related to national and provincial politics, real estate buying habits, Canadian heritage, and other topics.

Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL)

Content from digitized collections of material about Alberta - its cultural heritage, history, documents, and artifacts online. Your NLC Library also subscribes to the academic databases listed by title. LHCADL. Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

MasterFILE Premier

Multidisciplinary database with full text information on a broad range of subject areas. Also includes biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags. Ebsco.

Publication Finder

Publication Finder allows users to search for articles in Northern Lakes College's databases collections from a citation, or to find and browse a specific journal by title. Publication Finder is also available on the home page of the library website. 


Statista provides statistics, reports, forecasts, studies and infographics from 18,000 world-wide sources on a broad range of social, economic, political, and other topics. Data can be downloaded as graphics, spreadsheets, PDF documents, or Power Point slides.


Making of the Modern World

Primary sources Including books, serials, pamphlets, and essays from leading collections.Tracks the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Gale/Cengage.

World History in Context

Offers scholarly analysis and full-text periodicals, reference work, videos, images, and primary documents covering multicultural, global, and research based content. Gale/Cengage database, through LHCADL. Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Indigenous Studies

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history and life from the sixteenth century to the present. The database is a tool for anthropologists, educators, historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, and policy makers. Ebsco database, through LHCADL. Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Indigenous Peoples: North America

Primary sources from both American and Canadian institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations. The collection also features indigenous-language materials, including dictionaries, bibles, and primers. Gale/Cengage.

Indigenous Studies Portal Research Tool (iPortal), University of Saskatchewan

Electronic resources focusing primarily on indigenous Canadian materials with a secondary focus on North American and global materials.. Contains open source and NLC licensed resources. iPortal results are not included in Discovery searches. This resource must be searched directly.

Learning Software

Career Cruising

Skills and interest inventories, education and training information. Users may create an account to save their activities. If you are using Career Cruising for the first time and are off campus, you will require an ID and PIN (ask a counselor or the Library.) Once you are "in", create your own account in Career Cruising to use the resources.

Exam Bank

Alberta K-12: For use only for NLC Academic Upgrading courses. Password required. Ask the library. Trades and apprenticeship programs: For use only for NLC trades students. Password required. Ask a trades instructor.

Learn Alberta

Curricular resources for NLC K-12 students and Academic Upgrading teachers. Password required for some content. Ask the library.


Current events resources for NLC Academic Upgrading teachers. If you wish to be included, please contact Nicole Gliege in Academic Upgrading.

LinkedIn Learning

Online courses on technolgy and software. Limited licenses available. Contact the library for access.


How To Use LinkedIn Learning

T4T (Tools for Teachers)

For Alberta licensed teachers. Set up your own account using your Alberta teaching certificate number. Provincially authorized supplementary K-12 resources and downloadable material.


Archives Unbound: The Shakespeare Collection

This database replaces the Shakespeare Collection from Gale. It includes archival content content such as The Gordon Crosse Diaries, Historical Editions, First Folios, Quartos, and Prompt

Canadian Literary Centre

Monographs, biographies, essays and literary criticism from ECW (Essays on Canadian Writing) Press. Ebsco.

Gale Literature Cross-Search

This database contains Shakespearean Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and the Literature Resource Center, among others. 

Literature Resource Center

Provides full-text of scholarly journals and literary magazines. Critical essays, topic overviews, biographies, across all literary genres, eras, and geographic locations. Gale/Cengage database, through LHCADL. Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Nursing and Allied Health

ALT Health Watch

Alt (alternative) health information and materials for the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies, with in-depth coverage in many subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. Ebsco.

CINAHL: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature Plus with Full Text

Full text for more than 275 books/monographs with full-text coverage dating back to 1937, including evidence-based care sheets. A research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health study. Ebsco database, through LHCADL. Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Provides comprehensive coverage related to medical, statistical, health, and related information. Gale/Cengage.

Health Reference Centre Academic

Provides full-text and images from nursing, allied health, and medical journals, consumer health magazines, and other sources. Gale/Cengage.

Health Source Consumer Edition

Provides consumer health magazines, pamphlets, reference books and clinical systems reference reports. Also includes a medical dictionary. Some peer-reviewed content. Ebsco.

Magill's Medical Guide, 7th ed. (Salem Press)

Medical information suitable for student research, and general use, including for patients and caregivers. 


Citations, abstracts, and full-text for biomedical and health journals covering a wide range of subjects. Ebsco.

Nursing Collection, eBooks, Ebsco

Designed for nursing or allied health programs. Over 300 titles that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks, and professional growth titles. Ebsco.

Ovid nursing eJournals

Provides full-text articles from seven current nursing publications. OVID.

SMART Imagebase

Scientific and Medical ART Imagebase contains downloadable medical illustrations, animations and interactive multimedia. 

Click 'Login with Open Athens', then select Northern Lakes College from the drop-down menu. You may need to log in with your NLC email and password.


Environment Complete

Provides articles in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution, and more. Ebsco.

Science Reference Center

Contains articles from science encyclopedias, reference books, journals, and other sources. Includes image search. Ebsco.


Archives of Human Sexuality & Gender

Primary source material related to social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Gale/Cengage.

SocINDEX with Full Text

Provides comprehensive research articles covering the broad spectrum of sociology study. Ebsco database, through LHCADL. Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Sociology Source Ultimate

Provides the must-have materials for students studying aspects of human behavior and interaction. Coverage of topics ranges from gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology. EBSCO.