Research databases

The LRC provides access to the following databases listed below. Subscription databases, those requiring a password to access, are available only to RCMP staff and cadets in Saskatchewan.

Transparent Languages 
Choose from over 100 languages and dialects to learn, including extensive English as an Additional Language (EAL/ESL) materials. Create a free account to track your progress and save your work!
Science Direct 
An expansive collection of peer-reviewed scientific, technical and medical research across various fields including: physical science and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.
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CAMPUS is an online media portal developed by the National Film Board. It features a collection of 5,200 documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films in English and French, with more than 1,700 exclusive titles and a wide selection of study guides and other educational tools.
A newspaper collection offering more than 1,700 newspapers from 92 countries in 48 languages. Newspapers are displayed online exactly as displayed in print, including ads and photos.
Canadian Major Dailies
Offers access to 300 newspapers from Canada's leading publishers and includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials, and features.
Provides full-text coverage of major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
Expanded Academic ASAP
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images! Contains more than 5200 indexed, more than 3000 full-text titles and more than 3500 peer-reviewed journals.  Provides access to more than 25 years of backfile coverage.
Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database
CBCA Complete features a highly respected, diversified mix of publications, including scholarly journals, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines. The subjects covered include: Canadian studies; Canadian business; Canadian culture; Canadian current events; Canadian education; Canadian education; Canadian literature; Language in Canada; Canadian agriculture; Canadian history; and, Canadian government and politics.
General OneFile
Updated daily source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly (CPI.Q)
Includes more than 1,300 Canadian periodicals (more than 700 full text), a bilingual interface (English/French), indexing from 1980 forward, full-text articles from 1983 forward, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's weekly magazine, and even travel handbooks from Fodor's for Canadian destinations.
Business Source Elite
Full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals.
Auto Repair Reference Center
Covers more than 35,000 vehicles from 1945 to present. Content includes nearly 857,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 99,000 technical service bulletins and recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 158,600 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications and maintenance schedules, and much more.

Open Access E-resources


CanLII is a non-profit organization working to make Canadian law freely accessible on the Internet. CanLII provides past and current case law from a large number of courts, boards and tribunals across all jurisdictions in Canada, regularly updated Canadian statutes and regulations, and published commentary from experts in the legal community. CanLII is available in both French and English.

The free access to law movement is supported by various other national and regional Legal Information Institutes, including AustLII (Australia), LII (U.S.), AsianLIIWorldLII, and more.

Canadian Online Legal Dictionary
Irwin Law’s free online dictionary provides authoritative and accurate definitions for hundreds of terms found throughout various areas of Canadian law. The dictionary is searchable, or you can browse by subject or by letter. Available in English only.
JuriBistro eDICTIONNAIRE  (French only)
Une adaptation numérique du Dictionnaire de droit québécois et canadien de Me Hubert Reid. Accédez aux définitions de plus de 9000 termes juridiques, cherchez avec le terme anglais pour retrouver la définition et la traduction en français, et plus encore (exemples, synonymes, comparaisons, etc.).
Érudit is a non-profit interuniversity consortium that provides open-access to journals, theses and dissertations, books, proceedings and research reports from the fields of social sciences and humanities. Topics within these domains include law, demography, education, geography, psychology, social work, and many more. The platform and search function are available in either French or English, while the language of the materials vary between the two.
The Educational Resources Information Center is an open-access online library of literature and other resources related to education. The website provides access (often full-text) to a large number of journal articles, books, research, conference and policy papers and other materials related to education.
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)
Provides current and back issues of the digital CACP magazine, as well as other publications and resources.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
The Office of Justice Programs publishes hundreds of reports and other information each year, most of which are available in full-text through the OJP Publications listing. The virtual library also offers references services by phone or email.
Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium (CJTEC)
The Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium (CJTEC) is a program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which uses research-based methodologies to enhance the capabilities of law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies. CJTEC produces and publishes reports and other data on the following issue areas: technology foraging, testing and evaluation, compliance testing program, equipment standards.
Canadian Society for Evidence-Based Policing
CAN-SERB is an association of police practitioners, academic researchers, and policy makers that generates and shares high quality applied research in order to inform evidence-based police practice in Canada. The site provides concise assessments of a number of police programs and practices which are available to the public. Other resources, including an online library, course materials, and an international network of leaders and practitioners, are restricted to members- though membership is free and open to all.
Policing and Community Safety Research
A Government of Canada website that provides “policing research, best practices, information to support evidence-based approaches to innovation and reform, and information on policing research priorities, gaps and trends.” Of particular note is the Canadian Policing Research Catalogue, a central repository for Canadian policing research conducted by academics, police services, governments, and others.
COPS Office Resource Center
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office publishes free materials for law enforcement and other community stakeholders. Users can explore the most recent and popular resources, search the catalogue at large or by category, and browse through the 15 Community Policing Topics pages.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center Library
This catalog contains the library collections of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), and AEquitas. The unique collection provides access to a comprehensive selection of relevant and timely resources on sexual violence, prevention, and related topics. The collection includes items in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats, as well as numerous Spanish language resources.
National Police Foundation
This U.S.based organization provides a number of open-access publications and resources, including the Critical Incident Review Library, and Ideas in American Policing Library.

Open Access E-resources

The Canadian Police College has an extensive collection of police-related electronic resources designed to meet your information needs. CPC provides full text access to 28 research databases, well over 100 e-journals, and a large number of e-books. You can explore and access their e-library services using the links below:

Research databases
Journal articles, reports, theses, papers, etc. (full text and summaries).
Law enforcement, criminal justice, and management journals (full text and summaries).
E-journals (Forensic)
Forensic science and identification services journals (full text and summaries).
Full text books on a wide variety of topics, not limited to policing.
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