Getting Connected

  1. Go to Emmanuel College Alumni Circle Home.
  2. Look for:
    Emmanuel College Alumni Circle Home
  3. First Time Login will help you set up an account for the first time.
    Make sure you have either:
    • your old student number
    • your alumni number (can be found on any e-mail or mailing label from the Alumni Office)  

    Simply follow the instructions on screen in order to set up an account using your email and a password of your choosing.

    If you need help setting up an alumni account, please email: support [at] or call the Alumni Office at 416–585–4500.

  4. Choose Login if you already have an account set up. After being prompted for your email and password, you will be taken to the homepage for Emmanuel's New Online Community. Near the bottom of the screen you will see this box:
  5. Click the link to continue.

Doing a Search

To do a simple search, just enter your search terms in the box and click the Search button.

The search results look like this:

search results

Click on the Title of a record to get a detailed citation.

Click on the pdf filePDF Full Text link to open the article for reading, printing or saving.

Searching for Works on a Biblical Passage

  1. Click the Scriptures button at the top of the screen. This will open a list of the books in the Bible in canonical order.
  2. Beside each book is a link to [Expand] the book down to the chapter level.
  3. Click on [Expand] beside each chapter and then finally the verse number to find articles on particular verses.

Finding Book Reviews

  1. Click the New Search button in the top left hand corner and locate the “Limit your results” section further down the page:
    Limit results
  2. In the “Publication Type” menu select “Review.”
  3. Enter the title of the book in the “Search” box at the top of the screen and click the Search button.

Searching Using Indexes

Follow these steps in order to search using a specific index:

  1. Click the Indexes button at the top of the screen. Choose an index such as “Author” or “Journal Title” from the drop down “Browse an Index” box.
  2. Enter the word or phrase in the “Browse for” box below. For author, write the surname followed by the first initial (e.g. Daly, M).
  3. Click the Browse button.
  4. Check the box(es) next to the term(s) you want. Click the Search button at the top of the page.

Refining Your Search

To limit your search by publication type, year published, or language, check the appropriate options under “Limit your results”.

Expanding Your Search

Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a search term to find various forms of that term:
missio* finds: mission, missions, missionary, missiology, etc.

Use a question mark (?) within a search term to catch alternate spellings, pluralization, etc.:
savio?r finds both savior and saviour.

Using OR between synonymous search terms will help you find more articles on the topic:
teenager or youth or adolescent

Use AND between search terms to find articles on a more specific topic. For example, Buddhism AND reincarnation finds articles that contain both terms.

Print, E‐mail, Save, or Export a Citation

To print, e‐mail, save or export a citation, click on the Add to folder link beneath an article to put the citation in your folder. When finished adding, click folder button on the right side. You are then given options for formatting the citations:

  • print Print
  • e-mail E-mail
  • save Save
  • export Export

Getting Help

If you need further help using this database (such as how to do advanced searches), click the Help button next to the search boxes, or ask a reference librarian.

Last updated: May 20, 2016