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  • 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
  • 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.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • 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
  • 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.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • 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
  • The Family Behavior Toolbox (FBT) is a self-help resource for parents and family members to understand behaviours and manage the challenges in raising children between the ages of 2 and 12.
    Welcome to the Family Behavior Toolbox! The Family Behavior Toolbox (FBT) is designed to be a self-help resource for parents and family members to understand the behavior they are encountering and the options available to deal with it. FBT has been created by the same team responsible for the Child, Adolescent and Autism editions used by professionals around the world. You may have been given access to this site after visiting an education, mental health or healthcare professional, or you may have gained access through your library service or through other approved organizations but your objective will be the same, to find a solution to behavior displayed by a son or daughter or other family member. To help you understand some of the fundamental issues surrounding challenging behavior we have prepared some general guidance which suggests the things you need to consider and the possible reasons for the difficult behavior. You may already know where the problem lies but it is worth taking a moment to consider all the possibilities. To learn more, visit the general guidance pages..

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    • Conduct Management
  • Free instructor-led online courses for personal or professional development.
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    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Key guides and Snap Guides online
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    • SOLARO