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A curated list of recommended databases to search for journals, abstracts, court and tribunal cases, dissertations and conference papers. These databases are only accessible by the UofT community. 

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APA PsycInfo (Ovid)

Contains citation information and abstracts from journals in psychology and mental health. The Ovid platform is appropriate for systematic and scoping reviews as well as other advanced searches.


Business Source Premier 

Full text and citations of business journals, including accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and international business.


Conference Board of Canada

The Library at the CIRHR offers electronic access to Conference Board of Canada publications since 1998 covering Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Access to publications includes: Compensation Outlook, Industrial Relations Outlook and research on topics such as leadership, succession planning, diversity, women in management, training, corporate social responsibility. Access is for on-campus only.



Employment practice specific module on WestlawNext Canada which includes relevant case law, legislation, expert commentary, and legal memos for legal research.



Current and archived news, business and company information worldwide.


Proquest History Vault: Labor Unions in the U.S., 1862-1974: Knights of Labor, AFL, CIO, and AFL-CIO

A collection that documents the growth and transformation of the modern American labour movement during the 19th and 20th centuries. The records on Knights of Labour consists of the papers of Terence V. Powderly and John W. Hayes. The AFL records document important labour issues from 1886-1995 such as strikes and boycotts, competition with rival labour organization, Industrial Workers of the World, and the CIO; labour legislation, such as the Eight Hour Bill and workmen's compensation; political developments, including immigration restrictions, antitrust laws, old-age pensions, and the direct election of U.S. senators. The CIO records include minutes from the CIO's executive board. Of interest to scholars in political science, public policy, law histories, American history and studies, and labour history.



Labour Arbitration cases, Canadian Labour Arbitration (Brown & Beatty), and labour and employment statutes and regulations.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

English- and French-language Canadian legal sources including journals, court and tribunal cases, legislation, commentary, and forms. Some coverage for UK, US, Australia, and other foreign jurisdictions.



Multidisciplinary search engine of academic journals, newspapers, ebooks, and more.


Sociological Abstracts

Citations and abstracts of scholarly journals, dissertations, books, and conference papers in the social and behavioural sciences.