Category Archives: Article & Research Databases

UpToDate–NEW Nursing e-Resource

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UpToDate is a website and app-based tool that provides quick access to information about diagnosis, clinical practice, and point of care information. UpToDate draws reliable information from many clinical sources and presents it in an easy-to-read format that supports learning and practice in medical fields.

For more information about UpToDate, please contact Richelle Witherspoon, Nursing Librarian, at UNB Fredericton (506-453-4602).

CSA Standards and Codes Online

UNB Libraries provides access to the full Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standards and Codes electronic collection and archives via the CSA web portal. You can now access CSA standards, and more, from any location with internet access using your UNB login credentials.


  • Over 3,000 current and historical CSA standards
  • IT and Telecommunications standards
  • Standard-related documents, such as handbooks, guidelines and commentaries


The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit standards development, membership-based association for business, industry, government and consumers. CSA is the largest standards development organization (SDO) in Canada and is accredited in Canada and the U.S. to develop standards in a wide range of subject areas.

For more information about the CSA collection, please contact Saran Croos, Engineering & Computer Science Librarian, at UNB Fredericton (506-458-7959).

Statista – Getting your Facts Straight

statistaLaunched in 2008, Statista is a holistic and multidisciplinary database, one of the world’s largest statistics portals, covering worldwide markets, industries, and societal topics.

Statista Sources

  • Comprehensive and transparent sources
    (e.g. market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases)
  • Data categorized into 21 market sectors
    (e.g. media, business, finance, politics)
  • Data from over 18,000 private and public sources aggregated from North America, Europe, and Asia
  • More than 1.5 million worldwide statistics
  • Forecasts on 500 areas from 41 countries for 5 years
  • More than 20,000 public and private reports
  • Proprietary and exclusive information (including 2,500 dossiers and 40 industry reports)
  • Metadata for each statistic (source, release date, number of respondents, and more)
  • Information prepared and vetted by a research team of 100+ analysts in Hamburg, Germany
  • All data and charts can be republished with full publication rights

Database Functionality

  • Intuitive, innovative, multifaceted, and multidisciplinary research tool
  • Integrates quantitative data on 80,000+ topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform
  • Statistics can be directly downloaded in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats
  • Statistics can be displayed in bar chart, line graph, or table format
  • Infographics to illustrate data visually can enhance presentations
  • Citation tool formats downloaded statistics (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Bluebook)
  • Links provided to original sources for further research

If you would like more information about Statista, please contact Leanne Wells, Business Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-447-3075). Or watch Statista’s own demo video.

Find more information about data and statistics in UNB Libraries’ department of Government Documents, Data, and Maps/GIS.

For additional help with using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online
Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by
Text (506.800.9044).

NEW eResource–Frost & Sullivan

FrostSullivanIn partnership with the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), UNB Libraries is pleased to advise members of our university community that they now have IP-authenticated access to the Frost & Sullivan database.

This resource, updated as new reports are produced, offers in-depth, full-text market research and strategy reports with global coverage of the following high-technology sectors:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Chemicals, Materials and Food
  • Electronics & Security
  • Energy & Power Systems
  • Environment & Building Technologies
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Automation & Process Control
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Measurement & Instrumentation

Please note that UNB Libraries does not subscribe to all Frost & Sullivan content.

Our licensing agreement with Frost & Sullivan limits access to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. As such, database login via our UNB Libraries proxy server is required.

If you would like more information about Frost & Sullivan, please contact the appropriate librarian listed below:

Business: Leanne Wells: (447-3075)

Engineering & Computer Science: Saran Croos: (458-7959)

Science & Forestry: Steve Sloan: (453-4814)

UNB Saint John: Linda Hansen: (648-5788)

St. Thomas University: Barry Cull: (458-7057)

Web of Science cancellation and access to online journals

Don’t panic! You still have access to the online journals that you may have found using the database Web of Science. You can still get to your destination (online content), but you now need to take a different route to get there.

Let us explain. It may have seemed as if your online journal articles were provided by Web of Science because you could easily click on the “Check for Fulltext” link to get to your final destination (the fulltext of the article). However, that “Check for Fulltext” link has been added by UNB Libraries to move users seamlessly from the database in which the citation for an article has been found to the database in which the fulltext of the article is held. The important distinction is between databases that index bibliographical records and enable you to discover relevant citations on the one hand and databases that provide content (e.g. the fulltext of articles) on the other.

UNB Libraries never purchased journal content from Web of Science—rest assured, the online journal content is still available. What’s changed is the finding process—instead of “discovering” citations in Web of Science and then proceeding to the fulltext held in other databases, you will now need to “discover” relevant citations in other indexing databases that are identified under the “Find Articles” TAB of the Subject Guide for your discipline.

If you would like some help identifying other indexing databases that you can use to discover citations to relevant articles before linking to the fulltext, do not hesitate to contact your Liaison Librarian or Ask Us for help (by instant message, text message, email, or phone) or in person at our Research Help Desks.