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  • 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?

    Vendor

    • 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?

    Vendor

    • FREE INTERNET DATABASES
  • Canadian book reviews, author biographies, essays and literary criticism.
    This source includes book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press), which produces individual books and biographies, essays and literary criticism. Full text sources featured in the database include Canadian Fiction Studies, Canadian Biography Series, Canadian Writers and Their Works (Poetry and Fiction Series), ECW's Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Fiction, George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Poetry, The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors, Essays on Canadian Writing, Books in Canada, Quill & Quire, Textual Studies in Canada, University of Toronto Quarterly and many more.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Where would I find a review of Hazel Hutchins' children's book, The Sidewalk Rescue?
    • What was the relationship between the Maritime poets, Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman?
    • Has Will Ferguson written anything about writing in general?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Full text news from almost 200 Canadian newspapers including the Calgary Herald.
    These databases allow access to full articles, columns and features from major Canadian dailies and smaller regional daily and weekly papers. Five million records from 1600 magazine titles provide access to popular, trade, professional and scholarly Canadian magazine articles. Full text of Calgary Herald articles from Dec 7, 1988 in Newsstand; indexing to the Herald from 1982 to 2001 in CBCA.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What happened in Calgary during the floods in June 2005?
    • I would like to read the letter to the editor my uncle wrote in the Edmonton Journal.
    • What are the advantages of flexible benefit plans?
    • A couple of years ago Maclean's had an article about Mary Walsh liking to read. Can you find it for me?
    • I need to find out about problems with Canada's water treatment facilities.

    Documentation

    • End user tips - Using Canadian Newsstand
    • Training - Proquest Content, Subject Coverage, Title Lists,
    • Training - Customer Training, Product Demos, Vendor Tutorials, Fact Sheets and Tours:
    • Training - Training in Proquest databases

    Vendor

    • PROQUEST
  • Subject matter from a Canadian perspective
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    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Complete Canadian newspapers, magazines, newswires and images.
    Combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books in the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. It includes both Canadian and international (U.S. and U.K.) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; 84,011 full text biographies and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. Canadian magazines include: Alberta Sweetgrass, Bank of Canada Review, Beaver, Canadian Business, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Manager, Chatelaine, Computing Canada, Flare, Food in Canada, Harrowsmith Country Life, Maclean's, Time Canada and many more. Full text for Canadian newspapers and newswires includes: Canadian Associated Press, The Hamilton Spectator, La Presse Canadienne (en Francais), The Record, Toronto Star, etc. Full text Canadian reference books include: Canadian Global Almanac, Gage Canadian Dictionary, Gage Canadian Thesaurus, and many more.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Where would I find information about the famous restaurant in Sooke Harbour on Vancouver Island?
    • What does the flag of Chile look like?
    • What is the mortality rate of homeless women in Canada?
    • I'm doing a project on Nova Scotia—can you find me a typical picture of Cape Breton Island?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs includes full-text articles from Canadian magazines and newspapers on all subjects.
    Articles, in full text, from hundreds of Canadian newspapers and magazines, and indexing for many more titles

    Documentation

    • Training - Proquest Content, Subject Coverage, Title Lists,
    • Training - Customer Training, Product Demos, Vendor Tutorials, Fact Sheets and Tours:
    • Training - Training in Proquest databases

    Vendor

    • PROQUEST
  • Canadian tax, employment and labour law, benefits and pensions, and guide to human resources [USERNAME = cch001831 / PASSWORD = calgary]
    CCH Online is an Internet research tool providing expert information to professionals in the tax, legal, business, and financial segments. CCH Taxworks resource package supplies searchable information resources that provide access to Canadian federal and provincial legislation, case law, and commentary on taxation. It provides access directly to specific sections of the federal Income Tax Act or to the CCH Canadian Tax Reporter. [USERNAME = cch001831 / PASSWORD = calgary]

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Are there advantages to incorporating a business in Canada?
    • Where can I find court decisions relating to tax law in Canada?
    • Where can I get some information about the law governing GST / HST for my small business?
    • Is there an online source to help with tax planning for my small business?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • CCH
  • People in Canada from 1000 A.D. to 1930. In English and French.
    Presents biographical information about persons who died between the years 1000 A.D. and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within those years. This online means of consulting the Dictionary of Canadian Biograpny/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC), a major research and publishing project launched by the University of Toronto and the Université Laval in 1959, will provide easier access to published biographies and information of interest.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Was Pauline Johnson ever married?
    • Where and when did Calixa Lavallée compose Oh Canada?
    • What was Crowfoot’' Indian name?

    Vendor

    • FREE INTERNET DATABASES
  • 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.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • 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?

    Vendor

    • FREE INTERNET DATABASES
  • Information on more than 2200 Canadian grant-making foundations
    Grant Connect is the next generation upgrade of Imagine Canada's Directory to Foundations & Grants, an online database containing updated information on over 2,200 Canadian grant-making foundations. Together these foundations hold assets of almost $12 billion and award grants with a total value of over $1 billion. In addition, we include over 150 American foundations with a history of granting in Canada, and over 500 partial records (for which we print only the Purpose statement): most of these are either dissolved foundations or foundations that restrict their giving to a few specified charities.

    Vendor

    • Imagine Canada
  • Comprehensive law resource including: Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Canadian Abridgment, the latest Supreme Court of Canada cases and Index to Canadian Legal Literature.
    Access comprehensive law resources, such as Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Canadian Abridgment, the latest Supreme Court of Canada cases and Index to Canadian Legal Literature. KeyCiteCanada, a powerful industry citator, allows you to note up cases and legislation. Access is also provided to current Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial legislation; U.S. Federal and State legislation; and Acts of the U.K. and Scottish Parliaments. What's In LawSource - The Canadian Abridgment eDigest ICLL New Subject Titles Case Law Legislation The Canadian Abridgment Commentary KeyCiteCanada The Canadian Encyclopedic Digest

    Vendor

    • Thomson Carswell
  • 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.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • 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?

    Vendor

    • LEARNING EXPRESS
  • Streaming access to fiction and nonfiction National Film Board of Canada productions from 1917 to the present.
    online streaming service of over 2800 films, animations and media productions from the National Film Board of Canada. Launched in 2012 it is a primary resource for credible and relevant Canadian film content across a variety of subject areas. In both English and French, it offers breadth and depth. Includes animations, documentaries and shorts. Provides options for playlists, chapters, clips. Includes some interactive productions. Curriculum-based and grade level search engine

    Vendor

    • National Film Board of Canada
  • Encyclopedia of forms for wills, trusts, and leases.
    A comprehensive collection of forms which can be easily customized to suit your individual needs. Covers a broad range of legal subjects including wills and trusts, contracts and agreements, leases, organizations and bylaws, financial, labour and employment and computer and IT.

    Vendor

    • Thomson Carswell
  • Canadian Business profiles, and the Canadian White Pages. Includes US Job Search.
    This database includes lists of Canadian company profiles in either summary or detailed format. It provides information on type of business (using SIC codes); company size (number of employees and sales figures); type of location (headquarters or branch); type of company (public company searching by ticker symbol) and key contact. 1.3 million Canadian businesses are covered with the capability of using multiple criteria from a variety of categories to tailor your search. For example, you can search for companies in a particular postal code area in Calgary or search for companies Canada-wide. The database contains brief company profiles compiled from telephone directories, annual reports, government data, chamber of commerce information, business magazines, newspapers, specialty directories, and postal services information. Reference USA / Canadian Business replaces the defunct Canadian Business Disk and Key Contact Calgary Business Directory.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like a list of companies in the downtown area of Calgary so that I can send them information about my new café.
    • I am working on a business plan and I need to find my competitors in Calgary.
    • I need a list of companies in Calgary with more that 200 employees and that have a sales figure of more than 10 million dollars.
    • I need a list of accounting companies to send my resume to.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • INFOCANADA
  • Key guides and Snap Guides online
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    Vendor

    • SOLARO