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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

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • 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
  • Citations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library covering journal articles, book chapters, theses and more.
    over 2.5 million citations, often with abstracts, for journal articles, books, technical reports, theses, patents, software and audiovisual materials from the collections of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Library, dating from 1970. Covers aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including selective worldwide coverage of primary information sources.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I’m researching wind power and need information on current developments.
    • I’m writing a paper on bypass protein and cattle. Can you help me?
    • How do I find articles on irrigation and plant yields?
    • Have you information on marketing hogs or swine?

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    • EBSCO
  • North American birds for everyone.
    This database is a comprehensive research tool for information including detailed reports, audio clips, image galleries, maps and videos. Users can search by species name, keywords, or browse by family or alphabet to find information on everything from migration to breeding habits. Researchers will enjoy the up-to-date, comprehensive list of references which are highlighted so that readers may shift easily between the body of a report and the literature cited. The database also features "News and Updates" on the home page. Compiled jointly by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologist Union.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need to identify the distinguishing characteristics of the Fox Sparrow?
    • Have you anything in the library that will let me hear what a Red-Throated Loon sounds like?
    • What are the priorities for future research concerning the Cattle Egret?

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    • CORNELL UNIVERSITY
  • News and reviews of computer products and industries.
    This database provides an extensive combination of indexing, abstracts and full text articles from 700 key business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronic industries ranging from 1980 to the present. Over 150 publications offer full text articles to the present day, with an additional 125 offering full text articles from publications with various start and end dates. 245 publications are indexed to the present day. Suitable for browsing or detailed research.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • How can I find background research for my job hunting in the robotics industry?
    • Where would I find reviews of the latest consumer products?
    • I'm looking for analyses of high tech companies and their products, as well as industry trends.
    • I need to find articles on digital imaging as well as LAN products.
    • Where would I find articles about the satellite television industry that mention competition?

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    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • 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

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • Practice tests and study guides tailored to the Alberta curriculum for grades 3 through 12.
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    • SOLARO