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Provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Covers subjects such as the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Coverage is from 1980 - current.

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Gale Canada in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content, written from a Canadian perspective, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as "Search Assist" and quick fact boxes.

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The Canadian Encyclopedia plays an essential role in providing Canadians and others with accurate, updated information about our people and country.

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A dictionary of biographical entries for individuals who have contributed to the history of Canada. Fifteen volumes have so far been published with more than 8,400 biographies of individuals who died or whose last known activity fell between the years 1000 and 1930. The entire print edition is online, along with some additional biographies to the year 2000.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 22nd ed.; and Nonfiction Literature Classics for Students.

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An online music library containing over 1.6 million streaming audio tracks of classical music, jazz, world, and folk music - more than 100,000 albums' worth! Stream on your computer or on your mobile device with the Naxos Music Library (NML) app.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture 2nd Edition.

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Developed especially for young public library patrons. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities.

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An optimal resource for patrons in elementary and middle school coming to the library for help with their homework and research projects. It includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

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A powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

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Offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States 8th Edition.

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The encyclopedia provides the complete picture of the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present.

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