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  • Online ebooks to read on your computer or download to your mobile device.
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    Vendor

    • 3M Cloud Library
  • 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?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • 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?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • 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?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Detailed car and truck repair and maintenance information for makes and models from 1982 to the present.
    Comprehensive automotive diagnostic and repair information from 1982, including wiring diagrams, recall notices, diagnostic charts and technical service bulletins. In addition there is a Technician's Reference which provides information to help the repair and maintenance technician, such as a glossary and an emissions quick reference guide, as well as a Shop Operations section, which provides information to the shop owner and service advisor.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the fuel pump pressure for a ‘92 Chevy Astro Van?
    • Why does my engine warning light stay on for long periods of time?
    • How many hours of labour are required for the 90,000 mile maintenance check on my 2004 Acura?
    • Where can I find instructions and a diagram to help me refit the rear door on my 2000 Land Rover?

    Vendor

    • ALLDATA
  • Full-text journals and reports on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.
    Alt HealthWatch database includes full-text articles from more than 180 journals, reports, proceedings and newsletters on subjects relating to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Alt HealthWatch also includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like some up to date information on cranial therapy.
    • Where can I find articles about goldenseal?
    • I’m looking for alternative treatments for renal failure.
    • Is echinacea all that it's hyped up to be?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Find family history and genealogical information through censuses, vital records, immigration records, military records and more.
    This is a searchable databases of genealogical resources including U.S., U.K and Canadian census returns, vital statistics, parish records, military records, court records, ships’ passenger lists, directories, family trees, periodicals, local histories, maps and forms. Some records include digitized images. This is the library edition of a popular commercial database. Customers can purchase a personal subscription.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like to find a marriage record for my ancestor in Ontario in 1875.
    • Do you have the U.S. census records? I want to find my ancestors who came to Canada from the Dakotas in 1905.
    • My grandmother was born in England. Can I find her birth certificate?

    Documentation

    • End user tips - Ancestry Library Edition brochure
    • End user tips - Introducing Ancestry Library Edition
    • Training - Searching Ancestry Library Edition Click on “Search tutorial” in the upper right corner
    • Training - Using Ancestry Library Edition:
    • 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
  • Articles on artists, exhibitions, reviews, and art criticism. Includes fine, decorative and commercial art, photography, folk art, film, and architecture.
    Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from magazines published throughout the world. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as publications in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish. Art Full Text also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed maazines. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do art museums and galleries continue to show the work of the Group of Seven? I really need critical articles that I can read online.
    • Have there been any cases of first nations groups asking for artifacts back from museums?
    • Is it possible to find critical responses to the work of Sarindar Dhaliwal?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Over 100,000 art images from museums around the world rights-cleared for educational use.
    Art Museum Image Gallery includes nearly 100,000 high-quality images with a full description. Many include curatorial text, provenance data, detail or multiple views for many images, and related multimedia where available. Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works. The database includes numerous multimedia files.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need a high resolution copy of "Sheaves of Wheat " by Vincent Van Gogh for a talk I am doing.
    • What did Christo's early work look like?
    • Where would I find pictures of furniture from the 1800's?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Online streaming audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, and classics.
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    Vendor

    • Tumbleweed Press Inc
  • Repair and maintenance of domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present.
    The Auto Repair Reference Center has repair information on 25,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present, as published in the very popular Chilton Total Car Care Series. It provides comprehensive user-friendly repair and maintenance information for virtually all vehicles on the road for everyone from amateurs to professionals. It includes 65,000 technical service bulletins and recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications and maintenance schedules, over 100,000 factory drawings and step by step photographs, labor time estimates for various repairs, quick tips, and a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I want to know if there are any recalls regarding the suspension of my 1996 Nissan Sentra.
    • What is the maintenance interval for the engine coolant for a 1999 Subaru Forester?
    • What are the brake specifications for my 1995 Honda Accord?
    • I need removal and installation instructions for the alternator on my Buick Regal 1992.
    • I need a wiring diagram for my 1971 vehicle.
    • How can I fix the brake lights on my 2000 Ford Explorer?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • 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.

    Vendor

    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Lists people from many fields, places and time periods.
    Searching BGMI will enable you to quickly determine which publication to consult for biographical information. In cases where BGMI provides multiple listings for the same person, you can choose the most convenient source or locate multiple sources to compare and expand information furnished by a single listing.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the birthday of Ernest Hemingway?
    • Where can I find a portrait of Pierre Berton?
    • Is Charles Schultz dead?

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • 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?

    Vendor

    • CORNELL UNIVERSITY
  • Book Review Digest Plus is an index of reviews of current fiction and non-fiction and covers adult, young adult and children's books.
    This database provides book summaries, bibliographic data, review excerpts and many full text reviews from over 8,000 periodicals covered by other Wilson databases. Every book appears with all of its reviews together. A single book can have as little as one review citation and as much as a descriptive summary and many reviews, depending on the coverage the book received in the reviewing literature.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • " Who is the author of the books in which Thursday Next is the main character?
    • " How can I find some reviews of A Thousand Splendid Suns?
    • " Can you tell me how to find a book that I could buy about understanding To Kill a Mockingbird?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Watch a video. Read-along with a book . Hear a story. Online literacy resource for young children
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    Vendor

    • Scholastic Bookflix
  • Previously Business & Company Resource Center. Company profiles and histories, industry news, business case studies, investment reports and rankings.
    The Business & Company Resource Center is a comprehensive research tool that meets core curriculum requirements in undergraduate and graduate case study work as well as the business research needs of the job seeker or casual investor. It offers dynamic, accurate and up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need investment reports for Molson Coors Brewing Company and news articles about the beverage manufacturing industry.
    • Is Wal-Mart involved in any law suits or claims?
    • Who is the CEO of Sears Canada?
    • Is the Comfort Ultra shoe a Reebok Brand?
    • I need an article from the magazine Canadian Business Review on the trucking industry in Canada.

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Company financial data, case studies, country reports, SWOT analyses..
    a comprehensive research database which provides full text information from over 11,000 sources, including numerous academic journals, searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals and detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database. It also includes country economic reports, detailed company information and in-depth industry profiles. Database includes Harvard Business Review full text from 1922.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like a company profile for Nova Chemicals.
    • I am looking for articles regarding the demise of Enron.
    • What is the state of Ireland's economy?
    • Can you help me find an industry profile for the book publishing industry?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • 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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    Documentation

    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
  • For information on careers, occupations and jobs.
    This database features career assessment tools, detailed occupational profiles for over 500 careers, and comprehensive post secondary education information for Canada and the United States. In addition to 900 multimedia career interviews, users can create resumes and explore Canadian apprenticeship programs, job descriptions, working conditions, related jobs and sample career paths.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can I access an interactive survey that will help me find a career that matches my interests?
    • I'm interested in marine biology as a career. I'd like to know what I would do in a typical work day, and how I might progress in the job.
    • Do you have any video interviews with people in the engineering professions? I'd like to know what they like and dislike about their jobs.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • CAREER CRUISING
  • 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
  • For information on careers, occupations and jobs.
    This database provides instant access to over 900 career profiles, 200 career videos and 330 post secondary programs. The easy to read magazine style format is divided into three major sections: work, learn and life. It offers signed articles and advice regarding the career exploration process, along with other features including student blogs, parent guides and a personal portfolio section that allows users to store information.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I love studying foreign languages in school. What are the types of jobs that would let me use that skill and interest?
    • I'd like to be an urban planner. Are there any professional associations I could contact for more information, or websites that would tell me more about the profession?
    • What kind of volunteer activities could I do in high school to better prepare me for a career in the sports industry?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • BRIDGES TRANSITIONS CO.
  • Do you have a learning, physical or visual disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read a printed book? If yes, you can use your public library card to sign up for access to Canada’s largest source of accessible reading here: http://www.cniblibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=partnerselfregistration
    The CNIB Digital Library connects Canadians with vision loss to over 90,000 titles in braille, printbraille and talking books; descriptive videos; newspapers, and magazines. Anyone can browse the CNIB Digital Library catalogue as a guest to see the variety of titles available. Through the Visunet Canada Partner's Program, Calgary Public Library customers who have obtained special services memberships to access CPL's collections and resources for persons with print disabilities, can apply for full access to the CNIB Digital Library Services. Full access enables customers to not only search CNIB collections, but place holds on items of interest and have materials sent to Calgary Public Library for customer pick up. For more information on how to apply for CNIB Library services through Calgary Public Library, please phone 403-260-2702 or visit Diversity Services, 5th Floor, Central Library.

    Vendor

    • FREE INTERNET DATABASES
  • This database consists of pictorial collections of photographs and historical postcards of significant Calgary and Alberta buildings, including Calgary's Century Homes collection, and events and people important to Calgary's heritage.

    The Community Heritage and Family History Digital Collections consists of the following collections:

    Alison Jackson Photography Collection

    In 1988, the estate of former Calgary Public Library librarian Alison Jackson donated an extensive collection of slides and photographs primarily of Calgary's historic buildings and residences to the library's Local History Collection. These pictures, most of which were taken between 1953 and 1977 have now been digitized and made available online. Selected pictures from the former "Virtual Tour of Historic Calgary" also include in-depth architectural and historical building articles originally taken from the Calgary Herald's "Cornerstones" columns. Some biographical articles related to historically significant residences from "Calgary's Heritage Homes" have also been included here.

    Judith Umbach Photography Collection

    Over 800 photographs were donated to the Local History Collection of the Calgary Public Library in 2005 by Judith Umbach, who gained her appreciation of contemporary history while serving on the Board of Trustees for Calgary Public Library. Most of the pictures document the construction or renovation of well-known facilities in the downtown core and Crescent Heights areas and document Calgary's construction, architecture and development.

    Postcards from the Past

    Calgary Public Library's extensive collection of almost 2000 historical postcards of Alberta and Calgary has been digitized and made accessible through this searchable database which documents more than 100 years of Alberta history.

    Vendor

    • CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY DATABASES
  • 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?

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • 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.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Profiles of celebrities, politicians, writers, actors, sports figures and many others, 1940 to present. Illustrated.
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    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • For homework in social history, social studies, English, and language arts.
    Daily Life Online is designed for general readers without a background in the subject. It is a dynamic product which explores the way people have lived throughout time across the globe. Not only does it provide lots of information about everyday life, but, through robust search capabilities and three different browsing options – chronological, geographical and topical – it also makes it easy for readers to find what they are looking for, study it in more depth, connect it to related topics, find images and primary documents and, in short, understand what they are studying. Full-length reference books, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, primary documents, "Tours through Time" features, images, maps, chronologies, and links to vetted websites, all centered on everyday life. Teacher resources are included, with extensive lesson plans on different topics.

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    • What did people in Renaissance Italy eat, wear and use?
    • What did they hope, invent and sing?
    • What plays are performed in modern day China?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EDU Reference
  • Dance productions by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century
    Dance in Video uses online streaming video to bring twentieth-century dance productions and documentaries to your computer. The collection covers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. Included are instructional videos, experimental works and other items covering a wide range of twentieth-century dance styles. Videos can be accessed by composer, choreographer, genre, performer, ensemble, and role. Other features of the database include video clip-making tools and the ability to make, annotate, and share playlists.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like to see the dance called the Lindy Hop.
    • I would like to put a clip of a Hawaiian dance in my presentation. Where can I find something like that?
    • Can I view a ballet with Margot Fonteyn dancing?

    Vendor

    • Gibson Library Connections
  • Preview books with an email sample.
    Offers daily book clubs in the following categories: nonfiction, fiction, mystery, romance, teen, pre-publication, audio, horror, good news, business and science fiction. Customers can have 5 minute portions of books sent to their emails daily, with 2 to 3 chapters covered in one week. If the customer wishes to read the entire book they can sign it out from the library. Each week a new book is begun. Other services offered through DearReader.com include 21 monthly newsletters, 10 custom newsletters, reader book forum, web content and pages, reader guides, one book read, book giveaways, author participation and user statistics. Marketing assistance is available.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • How can I be notified about new books I might want to read?
    • I want to try new mystery (or romance, horror, etc.) authors but don't have a lot of time to browse at the library.
    • I like to read uplifting books; can I be added to an online newsletter for this?

    Vendor

    • DEAR READER.COM
  • 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?

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    • 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
  • Hear stories. Get reading practice. Play learning games. Interactive learning for preschool and early elementary grades
    Trek's travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and videos Welcome to Reading provides leveled reading practice to develop phonics, vocabulary, comprehension skills Know It offers a richly visual interactive encyclopedia of nonfiction topics

    Vendor

    • WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • 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?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • 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
  • Browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks and e-audio appropriate for children of various age ranges and reading levels.
    This database enables library customers to download popular digital audio books and e-books for enjoyment through their portable devices for enjoyment during activities such as exercise or travel. Customers can search for specific authors, titles or subjects or browse using convenient links. At the end of the checkout date, items are automatically returned. To use this product, customers install free digital media software such as Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader, or the OverDrive Media Console™, which is then available for use on many devices, such as laptops, MP3 players, Pocket PCs, PDAs, and even Smartphones. Some audio titles may be burned to CD. (Transfer and burn permissions vary by title.)

    Documentation

    • End user tips - Using Overdrive Downloadable Books
    • Training - Technical Requirements: Customers must install free digital media software such as Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader, or the OverDrive Media Console™, which is then available for use on many devices, such as laptops, Pocket PCs, PDAs and Smartphones. To see a list of MP3 players that work with this site check http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/.

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    • DIGITAL LIBRARY RESERVE INC.
  • 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.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • 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
  • 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
  • A list of descriptive summaries of classic and contemporary novels recommended for a general adult audience.
    The selective list presented features classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience, written in or translated into English. The best authors and their most widely read works in literary and popular fiction, old and new, are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns and romance. The database, which is accessible by author, title, subject and genre, provides entries for individual novels and analytic entries for novellas and novels contained in composite works. There are more than 8,000 titles listed, with entries providing complete bibliographic data, price, descriptive annotations and evaluative quotations from a review when available. Out-of-print titles are included.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have any fiction books about the environment or environmentalists?
    • Is there somewhere to look for summaries of novels by John Grisham?
    • I would like to read a novel that takes place in Chile.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Download eBooks and pdfs
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    Vendor

    • Library Ideas
  • Freegal is a free music service with access to over 7 million song, Your Calgary Public Library card provides 3 free downloads per week as well as 3 hours of streaming per day.
    Freegal is a free music service fromyour library. All you need is your library card and your PIN. Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music 's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection iscomprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DM) restrictions. Cards are limited to 3 free downloads per week and 3 hours of free streaming per day.

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    • Library Ideas
  • Free instructor-led online courses for personal or professional development.
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    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • Gale Directory Library assists researchers with their questions related to marketing and market research.
    The Gale Directory Database is a tool for research and marketing. This database allows searchers to find contacts - persons, companies or publications - searching by keyword by multiple fields or titles. Words can be searched by their own unique data fields or the entire direocty collection can be searched at once. The Gale Directory Database currently contains three databases: Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources and Publishers Directory. Researchers can use Ward's to identify market participants and study market share, locate potential clients and create targeted mailing lists, determine parent/subsidiary relationships, and analyze market position and find specific data on targeted companies. The Encyclopedia of Business Sources identifies live, print and electronic sources of information listed under alphabetically arranged subjects - industries and business concepts and practices. The Publishers Directory covers 30,000 Canadian and American publishers, distributors and wholesalers. THis directory represents a broad spectrum of interests, from small presses to major publishing corporations.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What company has the greatest market share in bubble gum?
    • What is the address for Key Porter Publishers in Toronto?
    • What is a Keogh Plan?

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • Eyewitness Travel Guides offer detailed illustrations, floor plans of key sights, 3D maps and guided talks to whet your appetite and get you packing.
    Eyewitness Travel Guides show you what other travel guides only tell you. With over 90 titles to destinations worldwide you'll have no trouble getting excited about your next trip. Each guide is packed with detailed illustrations, floor plans of key sights, 3D maps and guided talks to whet your appetite, giving you all the information you need to make the most out of your trip – no matter where you are going.

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • 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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    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • 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
  • Encyclopedia for jazz, classical and popular music.
    Grove Music Online contains regular revisions and additions to the content. In addition to the regular programme of revisions and new articles, Grove Music Online has grown to include The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (published in print in 1992 and online in 1999) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition (2001). Through a partnership with Sibelius notation software, over 500 of Grove's musical examples are now available in sound as well as notated examples.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What does canto mean?
    • Did Mozart write any operas?
    • I need to confirm when the opera "Peter Grimes" was written.
    • I need a list of Canadian composers and some biographical information on each one.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • OCLC
  • Current health news, magazines, books and pamphlets.
    The Health & Wellness Resource Center includes many current Thomson Gale reference sources, full-text journals and pamphlets, articles from 2,200 general interest publications plus the new Disease Profiler module. The database includes an Alternative Health module for information on complementary therapies. Health & Wellness Resource Center gets you to the health information you need, either directly or through links to authoritative web sites.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What information is available about Avian Flu?
    • Can I expect any side effects when I use kava kava?
    • What kinds of treatment are available for particular diseases?

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    • CENGAGE
  • Includes sports medicine, prescription drugs and nutrition.
    Health Source: Consumer Edition contains information on many health topics. It features full text searching on nearly 300 journals, including Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Prevention and Vegetarian Times, 20 health research books and nearly 1,190 health-related pamphlets. Also included is USP Pharmacopoeia DI: Volume II Advice for the Lay Patient and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I'm writing an essay about small pox.
    • I need a definition for the word abasia. I can’t come into the Library.
    • Yesterday CBC mentioned an article about calcium in Prevention magazine and I’d like to read it.
    • Can you find me some articles about the use of melatonin for sleep disorders?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Academic magazines for health science students.
    offers access to nearly 550 full text journals (many peer reviewed) dealing with a vast array of medical specialties. Abstracts and indexing are also available for approximately 850 journals. This database also contains the Lexi-PALS information for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs and a medical dictionary.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the prognosis for brain cancer?
    • What clinical trials are taking place for patients with diabetes?
    • I would like a peer reviewed article concerning the diagnosis of muscular dystrophy.

    Documentation

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    • EBSCO
  • Records for family history and genealogy research.
    This database includes searchable images of U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 - 1930, selected Revolutionary War documents and Freedman's Bank records. Heritage Quest also includes PERSI (PERiodical Source Index) an index to periodicals of interest to genealogists and historians. Also included is full-text searching of digitized copies of books of genealogical and/or historical interest including genealogies and local histories, church records, military records, vital statistics and city directories. The Info Store includes lessons for beginning genealogists and lessons on using the various records.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have the U.S. census records? I want to find my ancestors who came to Canada from the Dakotas in 1905.
    • I am researching family from Yarmouth, NS. Do you have a local history for there?
    • Has the cemetery in Vegreville, Alberta been transcribed?
    • My ancestor served in the American Revolutionary war. Can I find information about him?

    Documentation

    • End user tips - Using Heritage Quest Online
    • Training - Tour of Heritage Quest Online
    • Training - Proquest Content, Subject Coverage, Title Lists,
    • Training - Customer Training, Product Demos, Vendor Tutorials, Fact Sheets and Tours:
    • Training - Training in Proquest databases

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    • PROQUEST
  • Thousands of movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks instantly available to borrow and stream on your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and Android 4.0+ on a Device by Device basis). Temporary downloading is also available through the hoopla app. hoopla requires the one-time creation of a user account with a valid Calgary Public Library card. Resident cardholders of the Calgary Public Library may checkout 12 items per month.
    hoopla is a digital media service through which the Calgary Public Library makes a wide selection of movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks instantly available to borrow and stream on your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and android 4.0+ devices on a Device by Device basis.)Temporary downloading is also available through the hoopla app. hoopla requires the one-time creation of a user account with a valid Calgary Public Library card. Resident cardholders of the Calgary Public Library may checkout 12 items per month. hoopla is not available on library computers. Using your desktop? Get started at www.hoopladigital.com Get the app - visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Android Hoopla is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the Calgary Public Library. Please consult the privacy policy on hoopla's website for additional information before joining.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have streaming videos?
    • Do you have streaming popular music?

    Vendor

    • hoopla
  • Canadian business information, including: industry news, company profiles, reports, surveys and more
    Financial Post / Infomart is a searchable database for business, company and investment research involving Canadian publicly traded companies. Company snapshots provide concise reports on all publicly traded Canadian companies and are a jumping off point for related information, such as competitors, news and other reports. Features include tools for Industry and Company Research; Investment and Stock Analysis; Researching New Issues; Lead list generators which enable custom profile lists; plus FP Predecessor and Defunct Companies and Company Histories; and FP Directory of Directors.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What became of the "Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas Company"?
    • Do you have a list of airlines with headquarters in Calgary?
    • I am researching the company "Sun Life Financial Inc".
    • Where can I find company history and financial information?

    Vendor

    • CANWEST INTERACTIVE
  • Full-text theatre and performing arts journal articles, books and more.
    This database comprises a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains more than 400 full-text titles, including more than 130 full-text journals and more than 270 full-text books.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Who was the first dance troupe to perform Appalachian Spring?
    • Has anyone performed the work of Bob Fosse recently?
    • Was George Ballachine a dancer and choreographer? Which of his works is performed today?

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    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • An interactive career selection and job search system, including: occupation profiles, resume building, cover letter writing, interview skills and more.
    Job & Career Accelerator is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market. It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search. Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences. It is also fully integrated with the LearningExpress Library platform, allowing it to provide users with recommended skills improvement courses and occupational practice tests that are based on an individual’s work preferences and goals.

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    • LEARNING EXPRESS
  • 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

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    • 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?

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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?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Full-text facsimile of Children's Literature Review with profiles of children's and young adult literature authors and works
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    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Full-text scholarly journals and literary magazine articles, plus biographies, criticisms, summaries and more.
    This center provides biographical, bibliographical and contextual information from the Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography databases. It also provides full-text criticism from the Contemporary Literary Criticism database, and selected criticism from titles in the Literary Criticism Series. Together these include more than 500,000 full-text journal articles, 65,000 critical essays, 136,000 author biographies, 3000 author portraits, and 7000 work overviews, contextual essays and explications. Also includes the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature which provides 10,000 definitions of literary terms. There are also links to related authoritative websites.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • When was Khaled Hosseini born and where does he live now?
    • Where can I find critical essays on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"?
    • Am I able to find literary articles on the women’s suffrage movement?
    • Can I find the names of British authors who wrote political poetry during the 1800s?

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    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Full-text poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays, plus biographies, summaries and more.
    Includes more than 150,00 full-text poems and 850,000 poem citations; over 10,000 stories, essays, and plays; plus additional information sources such as biographies, essays and explanations. Includes world coverage and period pieces. Literature is from antiquity to the present, with 3,500 poems and stories published in the current year.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can you find me poems about snowflakes?
    • Where can I read speeches John A. Macdonald made as Prime Minister?
    • What poem has the words "Beauty is truth, truth beauty" (don’t know title or author)?

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials
    • End user tips - LitFinder Search Tips
    • Training - Using LitFinder, including PoemFinder and StoryFinder: sample searches

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Language learning courses for 61 languages, plus English language courses in 17 languages.
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    Vendor

    • Mango Languages
  • 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.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • 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
  • Full-text magazine articles covering all subject areas, plus newspapers, reference books and more.
    The database features thousands of full text book reviews, biographies and primary source documents as well as hundreds of reference and travel books, including the World Almanac & Book of Facts; American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975 for key publications, including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review and Natural History.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have any book reviews for Philip Roth's American Pastoral?
    • What is the population of Brazil?
    • When did Lillian Hellman publish her first book?
    • What are the colours of the Kenyan flag?

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    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Full-text and fully searchable academic medical journals.
    Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Medline contains over 14 million bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4800 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries dating back to the mid-1960's. Coverage is worldwide. Most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. Medline is useful for finding authoritative articles and for information that has not yet been published in more popular sources. It is also a useful resource to see if there have been any scientific studies on a specific health-related topic.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • How effective is the new prescription drug SAMe (s-adenosyl-methionine) for treating depression?
    • I want to know if I should I buy a LiteBook. Does light therapy really work to prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder?
    • What is the role of education in treating autism?
    • I need current statistics on teenage sexual activity in Canada.
    • I'd like to investigate a claim I saw on television about electrical allergies.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Global business and industry reports, financials and news, plus country profiles.
    Mergent provides the tools for advanced and in-depth analysis of publicly traded companies, both US and international. Features include business descriptions and histories; company financials, including ratios and analysis; tools to create custom reports on a company or comparing companies and industry reports for North America provide in-depth, up-to-date, intelligence on current environment and market trends in Canada and the US.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need an industry report on the Food and Beverage industry in Canada. I also need information on market trends.
    • Do you have company financial information on "Canadian Natural Resources Ltd"? I’m also interested in any business news articles. How many employees do they have?
    • I would like to compare the financials of two publicly traded companies in the Netherlands. Is there a resource that can do that?

    Vendor

    • MERGENT
  • Canada and U.S. company profiles, including: reports, documents, and filings.
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    • MERGENT
  • Streaming access to the Alexander Street Press databases of classical, jazz and contemporary world music, plus video, reference, and scores.
    This database allows the user access to an extensive collection of resources, including music to listen to, scores to read and print , reference material to study, videos to watch and websites to look up. There is a wide variety of music tracks ranging from classical to rock, folk to world beat, western swing to rap, hip hop to jazz. One search can provide information in a number of different formats. Users can save their finds in playlists for further study, or listen to someone else's choices-a little like programming your own radio show.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is Afro-Cuban music all about?
    • I would like to listen to Bach's suite for solo cello and study the score. Can you help me?
    • Do you have any songs about the American labor movement?

    Vendor

    • Gibson Library Connections
  • Animated language learning course for children in 7 languages plus English.
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    Vendor

    • Early Advantage
  • National Geographic Kids digital magazine, full colour and fully searchable, plus National Geographic books, pictures and more.
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    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • 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

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • Articles on health conditions, drug interactions, alternative therapies and homeopathy, plus a herbs & supplement guide.
    This is a complementary and alternative medicine database designed for consumer health researchers. The database contains almost two hundred articles on medical conditions, presenting in an evidence-based manner the alternative medicine therapies proposed for use in their treatment. It also contains detailed, evidence-based information on herbs and supplements, functional foods and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy, and drug/herb/supplement interactions. The content has been developed and reviewed by a team of physicians and pharmacologists.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Are there any natural therapies which can help in treating hypertension?
    • Does echinacea really make colds less severe? Does it have any side effects?
    • Are there any proven health benefits of doing yoga?
    • What are some good dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids?
    • Is it safe to take garlic and aspirin at the same time?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Streaming access to the largest online classical music library with jazz, world and pop/rock selections, plus educational resources.
    Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 150,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. While listening, you can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists. Playlists can be easily created for educational use or for hours of continuous enjoyment. Naxos's new releases (currently around 200 CDs per year) are continually added to ensure that the music library is always complete and up-to-date.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Is there a way to listen to a Don Thompson’s "Ask Me Later" at home?
    • I need a quick summary of Verdi’s "Madama Butterfly".
    • What is a rondo?

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    • NAXOS
  • Streaming access to audiobooks including classic and literary fiction, poetry and information titles, plus German selections from Naxos Horbucher.
    This is an online collection of recorded books including classic fiction, children’s classics, Shakespeare’s plays, poetry, biography, history, religion, etc. The collection can be browsed by author or searched by any of the 19 Naxos subject categories. "Text search" enables searching for a word or word string within the text of the books. The New Releases section shows which titles have been added in the past two months. Many works include the full written text which can be followed on the screen, and public domain titles can be printed. All works are read by professional actors or actresses. Although the books are read in English, it is possible to navigate on this site in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and, to a limited extent, in Korean.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need to hear/read Shakespeare's Macbeth today but cannot get to the library. Can you help me?
    • In the novel Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, there is a reference to "the infant phenomenon". Can I find it without scanning the whole story?
    • I am learning English and would like to listen to a story and follow the text as it is read. Can you help me?

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    • NAXOS
  • Digital newspapers from around the world.
    Presents today's newspapers (over 230) as soon as the the edition is available from around the world in full-color, full-page format English and several languages. Includes all articles,pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. Newspapers are available back 60 days and can be searched by keyword. Same day access to Canadian newspapers such as the Calgary Herald and the Globe and Mail newspapers.

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    • NewspaperDirect, Inc.
  • Reading suggestions based on your interests and delivered to your inbox.
    Sign up for NextReads and receive e-newsletters in your email inbox, either monthly or bi-monthly depending on the newsletter. From Armchair Travel to Thrillers and Suspense – we have a newsletter to suit every taste!

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What should I read next?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • 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

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    • National Film Board of Canada
  • Fiction and non-fiction reading suggestions for children and teens plus reading discussion guides and book reviews.
    Fiction and non-fiction for children and teens Find fiction and non-fiction books for children and teens by theme, topic, series, author or readability level. Full-text book reviews, sample book talks, award-winning books and theme booklists.

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    • EBSCO
  • Fiction and nonfiction reading suggestions based on your interests, plus reading discussion guides and book reviews.
    NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource including well over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. The database includes lists of award-winning books, Recommended Reads of fiction and non-fiction by genres and topics, Book Discussion Guides and Book Talks. NoveList Plus has an easy to use single search bar for easy access to books and other content and links to the Calgary Public Library Homepage so readers can easily locate their next books to read.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can you recommend some recently published true crime stories? I do not want fiction but the real stories.
    • I like the books by Jasper Fforde. How can I find similar books?
    • Can you help me find some books on China? I like fiction but non-fiction would be okay if it is not too scholarly.

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    • EBSCO
  • 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.

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    • Thomson Carswell
  • Live staged productions from the Baroque to the 20th century, plus interviews and documentaries.
    Opera in Video presents streaming online video of 250 opera performances, captured through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. The full range of operatic composition is represented, from the Baroque to the 20th century, with multiple performances of major operas. Search or browse by genre, composer, performer, ensemble, time period and role. Make, annotate, and share playlists; or use the video clip making tools.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like to watch the opera Aida.
    • I would like to compare two or more performances of Carmen.
    • Do you have any examples of Renaissance operas?

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    • Gibson Library Connections
  • Fiction and non-fiction digital books and audiobooks to read or listen to on your computer, or download to your mobile device.
    This database enables library customers to download popular digital audio books and e-books for enjoyment through their portable devices for enjoyment during activities such as exercise or travel. Customers can search for specific authors, titles or subjects or browse using convenient links. At the end of the checkout date, items are automatically returned. To use this product, customers install free digital media software such as Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader, or the OverDrive Media Console™, which is then available for use on many devices, such as laptops, MP3 players, Pocket PCs, PDAs, and even Smartphones. Some audio titles may be burned to CD. (Transfer and burn permissions vary by title.) It is not possible to download files to Library computers. OverDrive's eBook selections are available for both the Mac and Windows platforms. At this time, these digital books are not compatible with Apple's iPod products. You may have a maximum of 6 titles checked out from the Digital Library. Downloaded titles are checked out for 21 days and are automatically returned to the library. The Calgary Public Library does not currently offer movies or music downloads Transfer and burn permissions vary by title. Content Types: eBooks in the Adobe® Reader® format (eBooks optimized for on-screen reading) eBooks in the Mobipocket Reader format (eBooks optimized for on-screen reading & transfer to an array of portable devices) Audio books in the OverDrive Media Console™ format.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have anything that I can use to learn Spanish using digital MP3 player?
    • I would like to read the "The Murder Room" by P.D. James, but it is checked out. Is there anywhere else I can access this?

    Documentation

    • End user tips - Using Overdrive Downloadable Books
    • Training - Technical Requirements: Customers must install free digital media software such as Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader, or the OverDrive Media Console™, which is then available for use on many devices, such as laptops, Pocket PCs, PDAs and Smartphones. To see a list of MP3 players that work with this site check http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/.

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    • DIGITAL LIBRARY RESERVE INC.
  • 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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    Vendor

    • 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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    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • The completely searchable facsimile of the Globe and Mail, beginning in 1844.
    Find articles, birth notices, obituaries, classified ads, editorials, stock quotes, weather and more from the Globe and Mail, 1844 to 2009.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What was the weather forecast for Toronto on July 18, 1906?
    • My great-grandmother died in Toronto in September, 2001. Can you help me find her obituary?
    • Where can I find examples of Eaton's ads in the 1940s?

    Documentation

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

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    • PROQUEST
  • The completely searchable facsimile of the Toronto Star beginning in 1894.
    Find articles, birth notices, obituaries, classified ads, editorials, stock quotes, weather and more from the Toronto Star, 1894 to 2011.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What was the weather forecast for Toronto on July 18, 1906?
    • My great-grandmother died in Toronto in September, 2001. Can you help me find her obituary?
    • Where can I find examples of Eaton's ads in the 1940s?

    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
  • 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.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Chinese-language digital magazines, in full colour and fully searchable.
    Magazines are published in Mainland China, and the database is searchable by keyword, author or magazine title. Magazines include popular and scholarly titles on topics such as business, travel, fashion, entertainment, health, religion, history, literature, science and culture. Back issues are available.

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    • Where can I find the latest edition of Chinese National Geography?
    • I am looking for an article that was published in the Chinese Journal of Zoology, vol. 41, issue 5. Do you have this journal?

    Vendor

    • DRAGONSOURCE
  • Fiction and non-fiction reading suggestions, plus book news and more.
    Based on the reader's advisory Genreflecting series, this service brings books and readers together with guides based on the advice of well-known experts. Multiple access points include browsing by author, characters, genre, location, series, time period, topic or theme. Includes over 400 genre divisions and subgenres with detailed definitions of each. Readers can find read-alikes and related reads via multiple paths which allow you to refine searches by awards won, associated films, suitability for book groups, young adult focus and special reading interests, such as African, Asian or Native American. Essays and notes cover a variety of reading topics. Allows users to save, edit and print personalized reading lists. Includes Canadian content.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I just read a Sharon McCone book, Dead Midnight. Are there any other books with this character?
    • What is the difference between a techno thriller and a cyber thriller? Can you find me some examples of each?
    • Are there other funny travel books like Bill Bryson writes?

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    • ABC-CLIO, LLC
  • 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
  • Full-text Canadian and U.S. business newspapers, scholarly journals, and trade publications.
    Excellent resource for locating news about U.S. states bordering on Alberta. This collection provides full text articles from over 70 American publications, including business journals, newspapers and newswires. Total publications reach almost 100 with the remainder indexed with abstracts. Although the coverage for most publications runs from the mid 1990's to the present, some begin earlier and not all run through present day. Most metropolitan and rural areas in the U.S. are represented.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can you help me to find information on coal bed methane production in Montana?
    • I have to write an essay about dollars spent on tourism in Arizona?
    • Do you have any information or articles on banks and risk management?
    • I saw a program on PBS about Colorado’s T-Rex project and want to read more about it.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • 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
  • Full-text annotated works, including plays and sonnets, from The Arden Shakespeare plus, general reference data, scholarly journals, and criticisms.
    The Shakespeare Collection includes the Arden full-text, annotated scholarly editions of the complete works of Shakespeare, with introduction and appendices. Other major past editions of his works from the First Folio to the 19th century are provided. Also includes full-text scholarly journals in the fields of the Renaissance, Elizabethan studies, film studies, etc. The Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diary provides eyewitness accounts of 60 plus years (1890-1953) of Shakespeare productions in the United Kingdom. The database contains primary source material, criticism from the 17th century to the present and general reference data. There are also selected works by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, as well as maps, photos and other illustrations about Shakespeare’s productions, life and times. Biocritical information about Shakespearean actors, actresses and directors is included.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • In what Shakespeare play is the phrase "The fault… is not in our stars, but in ourselves"?
    • Can I find theatre reviews of "The Taming of the Shrew"?
    • Where can I find information on the beliefs about witchcraft in Shakespeare's time?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • 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

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Illustrated biographical profiles of children's book authors and illustrators.
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    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Live theatrical recordings from the 1930s through the 20th centruy.
    Theatre in Video provides the opportunity to watch online in streaming video the world's leading plays featuring notable actors, playwrights and directors as well as film documentaries. Theatre in Video shows original productions which cover a wide range of 20th century theatrical history starting from the 1930's. It also includes live television broadcasts from the 50's , revivals of classic works and experimental performances from the 60's and 70's as well as contemporary performances. You can browse by productions, documentaries, people, genre, companies, theatres and specific dates. You can also create playlists or bookmark specific scenes, monologues and staging. When complete, Theatre in Video will contain more than 350 full length plays and documentaries.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I am looking for the production of A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.
    • We are currently studying the Open Theatre of New York. Can I view any productions from this experimental theatre group?
    • I need an example of a farce written by Moliere.

    Vendor

    • Gibson Library Connections
  • The completely searchable facsimiile of The Times (London) Newspaper from 1785 to 1985
    This is a full-image online archive of every page published by The Times (London) from 1785-1985. The text of over 8 million articles is searchable by keyword, issue date, article title, byline or article category—Advertising, Business, Editorial and Commentary, Features, News, People and Picture Gallery. In the results, users may see the actual article or the full page upon which it appeared. Search terms are highlighted in the results. The Picture Gallery includes photographs, drawings or any pictorial item not associated with an article. Users can scroll through TheTimesline to see the significant stories of each decade since the 1780s.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can you find me some prices for used cars in Britain in the 1980's?
    • Do you have any newspaper articles about the First World War written at that time?
    • Are there any British reviews about Dirk Bogarde's role in Death in Venice?

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials
    • Training - Tour of Times of London Digital Archive 1785-1985

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Animated talking storybooks, videos and games for children.
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    • Tumbleweed Press Inc
  • Investment information on the most actively traded U.S. exchange-listed stocks, including: ratings, reports, summareis, statistics and more.
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    • VALUE LINE
  • 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

    Documentation

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

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    • PROQUEST
  • Reading suggestions based on your interests. Find read-a-likes, browse award winners, or search by topic, setting, time period and more.
    What Do I Read Next? includes over 134,300 recommended titles, more than 74,500 plot summaries, and awards information from 568 awards, all to help users uncover new reading adventures, find long-remembered favorites, and discover award-winning titles. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more. A monthly highlights page allows the user to see selections of award winners, upcoming titles, and titles that revolve around different subjects each month.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What books by Jonathan Kellerman feature Alex Delaware?
    • How many awards did Beloved win?
    • I would like to read a mystery set in Chicago.

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    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • 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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    Vendor

    • 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
  • Popular and current digital magazine publications that you can read on your computer or download to your mobile device. Always available: no checkout periods, no limit on downloads.
    Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. • Current Issues — New issues are released simultaneously with the print edition many are available before they arrive at your library and are ready for immediate download • Easy browsing — Browse your library's collection of titles one at a time, search for your favorite magazines by title or use the convenient category feature to find new magazines which meet your interests • Manage your collection — Using the personal account you will create, you will have the opportunity to checkout the magazines you choose and read them instantly on your computer (both PC and Mac) or access the content on a portable media device. (Note: viewing options, including the ability to download or view the content while online, may differ based on the device and/or magazine publisher) • No limits — Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish

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    • RBDigital