Answered By: Larisa Smyk Last Updated: Aug 17, 2016 Views: 41
The Scholars Portal provides access to information resources collected and shared by Ontario’s 21 university libraries.
Through Scholars Portal online services, Ontario’s university students, faculty and researchers have access to an extensive and varied collection of e-journals, e-books, social science data sets geo reference data and geospatial sets.
To access Scholars Portal (SP) materials go to the library home page and click on "Find & use resources" from the menu at the top, and then select "Research & journal databases" at the top of the leftmost column of sub-menu items. After that click on letter 'S' and select SP e-book, SP e-journals or SP Geoportal from the list.
Another SP product is "ODESI" (Ontario Data Documentation, Extraction Service and Infrastructure) is a digital repository for social science data, including polling data. To access it go to the library home page and click on "Find & use resources" from the menu at the top, and then select "E-data" from sub-menu items. After that follow "ODESI search" or "ODESI data retrieval" key links.