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Meet Elgaronline

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What is it?

It is the online content platform for Edward Elgar Publishing.

What content does Brock University have access to?

We have full text access to over 400 titles published in the following collections:

  • Business 2015, 2016, & 2017
  • Economics 2015, 2016, & 2017
  • Social & Political Science 2015, 2016, 2017

What types of publications are included in these collections?

The collections include: monograph books, handbooks, research reviews, and general reference sources (encyclopedias, statistical yearbooks, and companions). Please note that we do not have access to the JournalsĀ on Elgaronline, and we did not purchase the Law collections. All content accessible to us (if you access it via the link from our Databases list), is indicated with a green dot, while non accessible content is indicated with a red circle, as indicated in the screenshot below.

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How does Elgaronline know where I am?

Our access to Elgaronline is via IP-Address Authentication, so if you are off-campus, that is why you need to sign in with your Brock ID and Password to authenticate your identity. Once inside Elgaronline, you can scroll down to the footer at the bottom of the screen, and look for this message:

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How often are new titles added to Elgaronline?

New titles are added monthly. However, it does take a while for the Library to get catalogue records for these new titles, so the best way to spot new titles is to go right into Elgaronline via the link our our Databases A-Z listing and then:

  • Browse by Title, then Refine by Access to All accessible content, and then sort the results by date from recent to old, which should look like this:

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What subjects are included in these collections?

The Refine by Subject filter in Elgaronline lists the following subjects:

  • Asian Studies
  • Business and Management
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Geography
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Law – Academic
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Urban and Regional Studies

What else should I know?

Elgaronline ebooks are:

  • DRM-free, so there are no restrictions on downloading or printing
  • Licensed for unlimited perpetual access (no limits on the number of simultaneous users)
  • Can be used in course materials, so you can assign readings which we can link to via our ARES eReserves system at the book title or chapter title levels.
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