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  • Over 1,500 peer-reviewed magazines for college or university students.
    This scholarly collection provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts, literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What are the basic ideas of the "clash of civilizations" model of International Relations?
    • Is cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for alcohol and/or drug-dependent patients?
    • Some people claim that the works attributed to Shakespeare were actually written by someone else. Is this a credible argument?

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    • EBSCO
  • Articles, videos, animations, images, definitions, and biographies covering all major scientific disciplines.
    Authoritative and comprehensive, AccessScience provides students with an up-to-date, easy-to-use gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended article entries and live journal citations in key scientific areas including biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, and beyond. With contributions from the world’s top researchers—including 38 Nobel Laureates—and edited specifically to engage undergraduates, AccessScience links students to the lives and works of world-renowned experts, making science accessible and interesting while increasing scientific knowledge and competence. AccessScience features: •More than 9,000 articles and research updates with literature citations—many actively linked to source materials—and extensive cross-referencing •More than 16,000 vivid color images and compelling videos and animations that bring topics to life on the screen •Intriguing biographies of nearly 3,000 well-known scientists •110,000+ definitions drawn from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms •A continually updated science and technology newsfeed from Science News •A handy study center with Q&As, study guides, bibliographies, and essay topics Based on the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, AccessScience stays current on the most significant scientific findings and breakthroughs with updates from the annual McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. Plus AccessScience’s editorial team is composed of veteran scientists and scientific writers with deep experience in making complex subjects accessible and exciting to newcomers

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    • Why is the sky blue?
    • I need a short biography of Nikola Tesla.
    • I’m looking for an overview of the cracking process use in the petrochemical industry.
    • Why are aerosols harmful to the environment?
    • How do heartworms affect dogs?

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    • MCGRAW-HILL
  • Encyclopedia of World Dress and e-books as well as an image bank and content on world dress and fashion throughout history
    interdisciplinary and integrated text, image and journal content on world dress and fashion.

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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Listings for associations, financial, library, environmental organizations and Canadian government offices.
    Canada's Information Resource Centre Desk integrates the content of 6 directories into a single online resource: Associations Canada,Canada Info Desk, Canadian Almanac & Directory, Canadian Environmental Directory, Directory of Libraries in Canada, Financial Services Canada, and Governments Canada. It provides telephone and fax numbers, mail and e-mail addresses, contact names, profiles, and direct links to organizational websites and is searchable by many fields including postal code and area code. The Almanac and Miscellany section contains some Canadian statistics, images and miscellany.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Who is the Minister of Education in Alberta, and what is his mailing address?
    • I need a list of environmental consulting companies based in the Calgary area.
    • Are there any associations for writers in Alberta?
    • What newspapers are published in Moncton, New Brunswick?
    • How can I contact the public library in Fort McMurray?

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    • GREY HOUSE PUBLISHING CANADA
  • Canadian topics in English and French.
    The site contains the complete text of the Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French, the text of the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada (English only), numerous interactivities, feature articles, games, the Canucklehead Quiz and an extensive timeline of Canadian and world events. The site also includes the full text of the Encyclopedia of Music with 3000 articles on all aspects of music in Canada. There is also a selection of articles from recent issues of Maclean's as well as archived articles from the past few years. The entire text can be searched via simple search or advanced search and the user can switch languages at any time.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Are there magpies in eastern Canada?
    • What is the history of the Avro Arrow?
    • Who is artist Molly Lamb’s husband?

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    • FREE INTERNET DATABASES
  • Subject matter from a Canadian perspective
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    • EBSCO
  • Make better purchasing decisions using expert independent product reviews, ratings, and comparisons. Includes "Extra Canada" with Canadian pricing and availability.
    Known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products, this award-winning website contains information that enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. In addition, users will find advice and tips on saving money on home improvement plans, how to shore up personal finances, ways to improve health and much more.

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    • EBSCO
  • Profiles of celebrities, politicians, writers, actors, sports figures and many others, 1940 to present. Illustrated.
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    • EBSCO
  • 2 million pages of Canada’s printed heritage.
    Early Canadiana Online consists of approximately 13,948 digitized volumes comprising over 2 million scanned page images of early printed Canadian materials. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th century. It includes 20,000 pages of text detailing the history of Hudson’s Bay Company, and 22,500 pages of Jesuit Relations texts, translated into English.

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    • Is there biographical information about Members of Parliament in the 19th century?
    • Who were members of the York County Militia in the 1800's?
    • What was life like for women in the 1800's?

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    • FREE INTERNET DATABASES
  • Education Research Complete offers information in all areas of education from early childhood to post secondary.
    Education Research Complete offers full text for more than 950 journals, with topics covered pertaining to all levels of education. This database also includes full-text for numerous books and education-related conference papers.

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    • What research is being conducted in the field of the education of children with autism?
    • What are some strategies for teachign adolescents with ADHD?
    • What does research indicate regarding university completion rates among minorities?
    • Are pre-schoolers receptive to learning new languages?

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    • EBSCO
  • World Book Online Kids in Spanish
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    • WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • World Book Kids en francais
    Encyclopedie Decouverte features content from the World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia. It is written for children whose home language is French and for all ages fro whom French is a second language. It provides information, photos, illustrations and diagrams on a wide range of topics. Subject areas include people, plants and animals, places, history and government, science and mathematics, arts, world religions, and sports and hobbies.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have a map of South America?
    • Can you tell me how to make ice cream?
    • What does the Olympic Games symbol mean?
    • Can you find me a picture of a cactus?
    • What are the seven wonders of the world?

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    • WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • Educational Resource Information Center: research on teaching and learning.
    This educational database provides access to literature and resources from over 2200 scholarly journals, including information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. It also includes references, citations and abstracts from 1000 more educational and education-related journals. Topics include contemporary and historical issues from all aspects of education, including international coverage.

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    • How has curriculum development changed since the fall of Communism in Eastern and Central Europe?
    • I’m looking for current trends in home schooling.
    • What is the changing role of mass communication in North American classrooms?
    • My essay is about the role of the family in ethnic identity formation during adolescence.

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    • EBSCO
  • Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series and covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
    Europa World Plus combines the famous authoritative world-wide coverage of the Europa Wold Year Book with regular online updates. This web version delivers fast, impartial economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 international organizations.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can I get an overview of the recent economic history of the Czech Republic?
    • Can I get the name and address of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Argentina?
    • I need the national flag and some statistics for Thailand.

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    • TAYLOR & FRANCIS
  • Full text research books, including Business Plan Handbooks and Grizmek's Animal Life and travel guide books. Always available.
    This collection of reference books in eBook format gives full text access to thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics. Users can search a single reference book or the entire collection from the library or from home on a 24/7 basis, using keyword or article title.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the definition of postmodernism?
    • What will make up alternative energy in the future?
    • Do you have any information about insurance for small business?
    • What is the history of British royal funerals?

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    • CENGAGE
  • Online courses and practice tests for Elementary school to College, plus professional and personal development, occupation practice tests, English language proficiency, and citizenship preparation.
    LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help customers, students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. The database offers immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of your results. LearningExpress Library also includes a searchable eBooks collection of study guides and test-preparation books to help people prepare for high-stakes tests—to advance in school, or pass licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams. This is a U.S. product and the tests are based on American testing standards. Canadian standards may be different.

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    • How can I prepare online for a cosmetology, EMS or firefighter test?
    • Does the Library provide any interactive tests to help me improve my writing skills, math skills or job search skills?
    • Do you have an online test for any of the following – GED / GMAT / LSAT / MCAT / TOEFL?

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    • LEARNING EXPRESS
  • Full-text academic library studies journals, plus magazines, reviews and more. User ID= alberta - Password= library
    This database indexes English and foreign-language periodicals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books and library school theses, plus over 300 books per year. PDF page images of the full text articles provide charts, graphs, photos and other graphical information. Covers a wide range of topics related to libraries, including care and restoration of books, copyright, education, government support, equipment and supplies, preservation of materials, public relations and rare books.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What happened to libraries in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?
    • Are there any books on setting up a church library?
    • Do you have any articles on censorship in libraries?

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    • EBSCO
  • Biographical profiles on leading individuals from all fields, including government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
    Includes biographies that have appeared in Marquis "Who’s Who" books since 1985 and also includes access to "Who’s Who in American History", "Who’s Who in American Art" and "Who's Who in American Politics". Biographies include birth and death information, educational achievements, personal and professional histories, creative works, career history and awards. Database allows simple targeted searching by name or by up to 15 different search criteria, including country, occupation, gender, birth year, political affiliation, zip code and birth place. Searching current biographies only is also an option.

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    • I’d like to find out what degrees and professional certificates Canada's Auditor General holds.
    • How can I write to Bill Clinton, former American President? Has he written any books?
    • What years did Stephen Harper serve as president of the National Citizens Coalition?
    • Has Cate Blanchett ever received a Golden Globe award or nomination?

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    • MARQUIS WHO'S WHO
  • National Geographic Kids digital magazine, full colour and fully searchable, plus National Geographic books, pictures and more.
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    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • National Geographic digital magazine from 1888 to the present, in full colour and fully searchable, plus National Geograhpic Traveler digital magazine,National Geographic books, videos and more.
    Archive 1888-1994 owned by Calgary Public Library upgraded to National Geographic Virtual Library including NG magazine to present NG Traveller People, Animals and Places National Geographic Kids

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    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • The definitive English-language dictionary, plus historical thesaurus and more.
    A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words from across the English-speaking world in North America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. As a historical dictionary, the OED has an entry structure that is very different from that of a dictionary of current English. For each word in the OED, the various groupings of senses are dealt with in chronological order according to the quotation evidence. In a complex entry with many strands, the development over time can be seen in a structure with several 'branches'. Apart from the historical information, the OED entries give users the most comprehensive information about the most recent, or main form of a word, phrase, combination, abbreviation, letter of the alphabet, or other meaningful unit of the English language.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the meaning of the word "hegemony"?
    • How is it pronounced?
    • When was it first used?

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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Bilingual English dictionaries with audio pronunciation in Chinese, French, German,Italian, Russian and Spanish.
    Fully searchable bilingual dictionaries and unique support materials for learning and teaching, plus access to Oxford's top unabridged bilingual dictionaries in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian

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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Information and games about Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, for beginning readers.
    Information on animals, earth and space for beginning readers

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    • EDU Reference
  • Classic and contemporary full-text poems and short stories, plus biographies, critical essays and more.
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    • EBSCO
  • Academic journals, magazines and book reviews covering human and animal psychology and behaviour.
    A comprehensive database providing 574 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection which include Canadian and international journals. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.

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    • How common is bullying in the workplace and what can you do to deal with it?
    • Why are some people generally happier then others?
    • I have to write a paper on the prevalence of suicide in Australia.
    • I'd like some information on dream interpretation in a therapeutic setting.

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    • EBSCO
  • Full-text scholarly articles covering all major scientific disciplines.
    Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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    • EBSCO
  • Air & Space digital magazine from 1986 to the present and Smithsonian digital magazine from 1970 to the present, in full colour and fully searchable.
    The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex--home to 19 museums, 9 research centers and over 137 million collection objects for the study of art, history, culture, and science. The Smithsonian's collections and fields of study focus on the American Experience, World Cultures, a Biodiverse Planet, and Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe. Combining the full archive of Air & Space Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine, this resource presents a unique and comprehensive insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture. Available for the first time in a fully searchable digital archive, these publications bring depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics in support of the Smithsonian Institution's mission of increase and diffusion of knowledge

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    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • American Vogue digital magazine from 1892 to the present, in full colour and fully searchable.
    A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day

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    • Training - Proquest Content, Subject Coverage, Title Lists,
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    • Training - Training in Proquest databases

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    • PROQUEST
  • Encyclopedia articles, games, activities, science projects, maps and multimedia for children.
    The World Book Kids site features content from the World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia that is written for younger readers, English-language learners and reluctant readers. It contains thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, maps, as well as fun and inventive activities to engage children’s different learning styles. The site’s subject areas include people, plants and animals, places, history and government, science and mathematics, arts, world religions, and sports and hobbies.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have a map of South America?
    • Can you tell me how to make ice cream?
    • What does the Olympic Games symbol mean?
    • Can you find me a picture of a cactus?
    • What are the seven wonders of the world?

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    • WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • Encyclopedia articles, dictionary, and interactive atlas
    The World Book site accesses resources in atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedia and magazine articles, chosen and edited to suit the education level of the users most likely to use them. Special features include Back in Time, with 14,000 historic articles of significant events of each year, Behind the Headlines, which explains the complex events shaping the world today, and Today in History, which showcases important people or events associated with that date. The Educator's Resources has links to lesson plans and to professional education sites.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have a picture of a Tyrannosaurus Rex?
    • What are some examples of endangered species?
    • Can you find me a picture of Mark Twain?
    • How does a camera work?

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    • WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA