Quality information to support your research

All CDC resources can be accessed free of charge by Quebec’s college and Cegep personnel, college network partner organizations as well as university students and researchers interested in Quebec’s college network who reside in Quebec.


EDUQ, an open archive, the open archive of the Quebec college network, collects, retains, and disseminates documents about teaching, learning, and institutional development in Quebec’s Cegeps and colleges. The EDUQ archive replaced the CDC online catalog (Regard) as of February 2016.

With EDUQ, you can consult full-text digital resources and borrow documents. You can query the open archive by author, title, subject, date, publisher, or language. We also offer thematic and specific collections such as:

Parea reports

Pédagogie collégiale articles

AQPC symposium proceedings


CDC bulletins

Correspondance articles

EDUQ is freely accessible without an account or password (except the ebook collection).

EDUQ stores submitted documents (articles, theses, research reports, etc.) and ensures their dissemination throughout the college network. For more information, go to the Deposit Service section.


Digital Resources

Databases: scientific articles, reports, theses, conference and symposium proceedings

In addition to’s digital resources, the CDC offers a list of references to several databases specialized in education.




The databases offered by libraries or in open access allow access to the majority of articles free of charge. However, some items may have release restrictions that require purchase. If during your research, you locate an interesting article but you do not have free access to it, contact the CDC team.

BAnQ numérique : education journals

Access to these databases is free but requires a BAnQ subscription to connect.

  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database
    Includes access to full-text articles from over 700 publications in the Canadian context, including nearly 250 related to education. [BAnQ info sheet]
  • ERIC
    Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a database produced by the US Department of Education that contains over one million bibliographic references on all aspects of education. [BAnQ info sheet]
  • Academic Search Complete
    Offers articles covering several areas of academic research including approximately 800 education journals. [BAnQ info sheet]
    Multidisciplinary database providing access to retrospective issues of more than 2,600 full-text periodicals, including 175 in education, as well as tens of thousands of digital books and research reports. [BAnQ info sheet]
    Journals of humanities and social sciences. Also accessible through the website Revues Sciences de l’éducation – (free access texts only or more depending on your college) [BAnQ info sheet]
    Research in the humanities and social sciences and in arts and letters. Also accessible through the website Érudit (free access texts only or more depending on your college) [BAnQ info sheet]

Other Databases

  • LearnTechLib
    International journal articles and conference proceedings relating specifically to the teaching of technologies and e-learning.

Search Tools

  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across a wide range of publication formats and disciplines. When it provides a link to the full text of an article, it is usually made freely available and comes from an academic publisher, professional society, or repository of preprint and web-published scholarly articles.
  • BASE
    Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) allows you to locate documents from 10,000 different sources (journals, institutional repositories, digital collections), most of which are available in full text
  • DOAJ
    DOAJ is an index of open access journals from around the world
    The open archive HAL SHS (Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société), is intended for the deposit and dissemination of scientific articles at research level, published or not, from French or foreign educational and research establishments. , in all disciplines of the humanities and society.

For help guides and tutorials, go to the Help section.


The CDC buys eBooks which are then indicated as such in É eBooks Collection. A personal CDC account is required to read or download them. For more information, or to create your account, go to the My CDC Account section.

For help guides and tutorials, go to the Help section.


College Documentation Bulletin

Two or three times a year, the CDC publishes a bulletin to promote specific areas of its collection. For each issue, a resource person, recognized in the college network for his or her expertise in the field, is asked to select and present the resources and to write the accompanying texts.

To consult the published bulletins, go to the CDC Bulletin Collection in ÉDUQ.

To be notified of each publication of the College Documentation Bulletin, subscribe to the CDC newsletter.


ÉDUthès thesaurus

ÉDUthès is a thesaurus in the field of education. It is an organized list of controlled and standardized terms associated with educational concepts. At the CDC, using ÉDUthès fulfills the dual purpose of providing information on the topics of the text when documents are added to ÉDUQ and of refining search terms under these topics.

For more information on how to use ÉDUthès topics when conducting a search, go to the ÉDUQ Search Tips by “Subject” section in EDUQ.