This collection of photographs from the University of Washington Libraries includes actors and entertainers who were on the American stage in the 19th century. Also included is an essay on 19th century actors in the US.
AATA Online provides access to abstracts of literature pertaining to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage, including works of art and archaeological and architectural sites and materials. Coverage includes journals, books, reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, audiovisual and digital resources, "Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts" (AATA), abstracts published by the Fogg Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art and all of the AATA special subject supplements.
This site provides access to theses, documentary research and manuscripts from France.
ABI/Inform Complete is a comprehensive business database which includes a large number of full text journals, dissertations, working papers, newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, and country and industry reports and data.
Access Statistics Canada information on selected aboriginal communities in Canada. Topics include education, language, labour activity, health, communications technology, mobility, and housing.
Access French literary texts, dictionaries, and a link to ClicNet, a search engine for locating cultural and literary francophone resources on the Internet.
This website contains video lectures from leading scholars in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, English, entrepreneurship, history, law, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology and religion.
The database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more.
A project of the Legal Studies, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, ACJNet makes available information and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Canadians. There are links to Canadian news releases relevant to law and justice; a section on Canadian Law with quick access to bills, cases, by-laws, statutes, and other primary legal materials; information about law-related services; and a resource centre that links to electronic journals, magazines, newspapers and common ready reference tools such as dictionaries.
This bibliographic database provides citations for articles on topics related to Africa and African women. It is searchable by geographic region and country.
This collection of sheet music is part of the Library of Congress' American Memory site. Each piece of sheet music has been digitized in its entirety, including the covers, many of which are quite decorative.
The World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA), has developed an international index to improve access to what has been published on health issues in African countries and to promote global visibility of African medical and biomedical publishers.
Use this database to search scholarly journals published within Africa and covering a variety of academic disciplines.
This indexing and abstracting service focuses on materials published about the sub-Saharan African region. It deals with a range of topics in the social sciences and humanities, including history, anthropology, geology, language and literature, geography and ecology.
The database indexes books, government documents, articles in edited books, journal and other periodical articles, theses and dissertations, conference papers, and videocassettes published in English about African women. It is an "outgrowth of a three volume work published in 1989 by Greenwood Press that indexed materials on African Women published during the International Women's Decade, 1975-1985."
“The archival collection includes many aspects of the history, tall tales, humour and stories of Alberta. Manuscripts, reminiscences, stories, plays, poems, photographs and other materials are included. The collection, which contains approximately 1,000 accessioned items, is housed in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library. The archive was collected by the University of Alberta between 1942 and 1946 under the directorship of Robert E. Gard.”
Access current and past issues of "The Alberta Gazette," the "official newspaper" of the Government of Alberta. Published twice a month by Alberta Queen's Printer, the Gazette includes new and amended Regulations, assorted government notices, and private sector public notices that are required by Statute to be published.
The University of Calgary Press, with the support of the Alberta Law Foundation, provides access to “the documents that form Alberta's legislative history”. The database includes statutes up to 1990, Legislative Assembly Bills, Debates and Journals, the Alberta Gazette and the Ordinances of the Northwest Territories prior to the birth of Alberta.
Search a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms.
Search an index of newspaper articles, editorials and reviews published in Spanish on topics pertaining to Latin America.
This collection from the American Memory site includes digitized versions of dance instruction manuals held by the Library of Congress. It also provides information on etiquette, the history of dance, anti-dance literature and theatrical dance history.
Access film scripts by American screenwriters along with information about scenes, characters, writers, directors, actors and producers.
The fifth edition provides access to over 90,000 entries and includes audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
American Memory is a collection of digital copies of resources held by the Library of Congress. It documents many facets of American life.
Access a searchable database of digitized AMNH scientific publications: American Museum Novitates, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History and Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History.
This site provides access to text and audio files of speeches given by prominent persons. While primarily US in focus, the site also includes speeches given by international figures as well.
Search millions of catalogue records from 1,300 Canadian libraries including Library and Archives Canada.
AMMSA provides access to aboriginal newspapers from Canada, including Windspeaker, Raven's Eye and Buffalo Spirit.
For a cyber-geography perspective explore maps and graphical representations of the "digital landscapes" of the Internet, Web and other Cyberspaces.
Maintained by the Population Studies Centre of the University of Western Ontario, this searchable bibliography covers publications in English and French on Canada's population.
The Anthropological Index is based on the anthropology journal collection of the Anthropology Library at The British Museum. More than 100,000 records have been indexed, reaching as far back as 1957.
From the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, the University of Florida, this database provides information about research articles, books and reports on plant ecology, physiology, utilization and control.
Supported by the University Library System, University of Pittsburg, this electronic repository and archive provides access to research materials on the topic of European integration and unification. Coverage includes independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents.
Access a digital archive of recordings and texts pertaining to the indigenous languages of Latin America. The archive includes naturally occurring discourse in a wide range of genres, including narratives, ceremonies, oratory, conversations, and songs. Transcriptions and translations in either Spanish, English, or Portuguese are available for many of the recordings. The collection also includes original literary works, materials about the languages, as well as teaching materials.
Use this site to search archival holdings across Canada and access Provincial and Territorial Archival Networks, and search or browse virtual exhibits that include digitized photographs, maps, documents and other resources pertaining to Canada's history.
ArchiviaNet, the National Archives of Canada's online research and consultation tool, provides access to a variety of information resources related to the actual archival holdings. It allows a number of different means of exploration of the fonds and collections by offering the option of searching by theme or by type of document. Some of the finding aids describe groups of documents, while others describe individual items, of which some are digitized and available online.
Arctic Blue Books is a digital version of the index to the 19th Century British Parliamentary Papers compiled by Andrew Taylor, which concern the Canadian Arctic.
An interactive Arctic map service developed by UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme). Visit www.unep.org for more maps, graphics, and country profiles.
The ASTIS database contains abstracts of government, academic and industry publications and research projects about northern Canada, and is maintained by the Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary.
This database provides citations for articles on topics related to astronomy. Articles may be from conference proceedings or journals.
Artefacts Canada is a database of records and images from Canadian museums which relate to Canadian culture and history.
arXiv is an e-print database that provides access to materials in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science and quantitative biology.
This site provides online access to printable maps of the provinces and territories. It also includes maps relating to the environment, history, economy, climate change, health, fresh water, as well as topographic maps.
AU Press is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada's Open University. It is the first scholarly press to be established by a Canadian university in the twenty-first century. We are dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media.
Our geographical focus is on Canada, the North American West, and the Circumpolar North. One of our mandates is to publish innovative and experimental works (in both fiction and non-fiction) that challenge established canons, subjects, and formats. We cultivate the areas of open-, distance-, and e-learning. We promote neglected forms such as diary, memoir, and oral history.
This site contains digital versions of theses written by postgraduate students in Australia.
This database provides access to Australian legal cases and legislation, journals and other resources related to Australian law.
The Avalon Project provides access to a collection of digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Documents date from pre-18th Century to the 21st Century. It is possible to browse collections by century, or by major collections, or to search across the database.
This site is a guide to artists who are currently working in the UK. It includes digital reproductions of the artists it features.
Bab.la offers translations in many different languages, ranging from colloquial and regional expressions to more technical or field-specific vocabulary. Special features include search filters, synonyms, pronunciation, and sample sentences.
Access current and historical statistics from the Bank of Canada, including exchange rates, interest rates, price indexes, and monetary policy indicators. The site includes additional resources such as a currency converter and an inflation calculator.
Bartleby publishes classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge on the Web.
The Beazley Archive is a research unit of the Faculty of Classics and is housed at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. The electronic archive is comprised of digitized photographs of Greek pottery, gem impressions, drawings, bibliographies, and a dictionary of vocabulary relating to Greek history, myth, geography, art and architecture.
This is a database of open access journals. The journal articles are freely accessible online and include both the sciences and the humanities
bepress is a searchable, browseable repository of law-related working papers from law schools and associations.
A Joint Project of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies and the Museum Library of the University of Pennsylvania, this database provides access to bibliographic information pertaining to Mesoamerica (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica). Coverage includes archaeology, art history, ethnography, ethnohistory, linguistics, and physical anthropology.
Access digitized Spanish language texts, and online audio and video recordings.
BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Provides access to over 300 open access journals. It is possible to use BioMed to search for journals in PubMed.
Access over 1200 plays written by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. The collection includes information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.
Access non-fiction writings by leading African Americans from colonial times to the present. The collection includes well-known works as well as unique and previously unpublished materials.
Access John Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America and of the Several States of the American Union, 1856.
Access detailed accounts spanning 1500 to 1900 in the letters and diaries of women who were resident in Ireland or the British Isles for a significant time. The collection includes published letters and diaries and some unpublished documents as well as biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography.
This database includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more
This database is a collection of French language articles in the humanities and social sciences. Full text coverage is available from 2001. The main subject areas covered by CAIRN are history, economics, psychology, political science and sociology.
This site contains full text post graduate theses from Caltech.
Access all 18 volumes of “ the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published.” Coverage includes poetry, fiction, drama, essays, history, theology and political writing from the Middle Ages to the early 20th Century.
Access journals from Cambridge University Press covering the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Access hundreds of Canadian multimedia collections created by Canadian youth, as part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. Coverage ranges from federal institutions, such as the National Library of Canada, the National Archives of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, to the local histories and way of life of Canadian communities.
This image/text database from The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art aims to document the work of Canada's professional artists, graphic designers, and art writers and to introduce and showcase them to a global audience.
An interactive national atlas from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Start here to find information about Canada that was collected in the 2011 Census of Canada. There is a link to earlier Censuses. The link below enables you to search for information about specific communities. There are links to the new National Household Survey and previous versions of the Census.
Access historical information on disasters which have directly affected Canadians, at home and abroad, over the past century. Coverage includes disasters triggered by natural hazards, technological hazards or conflict (not including war). Find out where and when a disaster occurred, who was affected, and a rough estimate of the direct costs.
Access an online version of The Canadian Encyclopedia.
This bibliography of online Canadian federal government databases lists 377 databases publicly accessible on Government of Canada Web sites. Some of these databases require user registration.
Maintained by the Secretariat of the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC), this is an authoritative source of over 350,000 official and formerly official geographical names in Canada.
If you need assistance retrieving data on the CIHI website, please contact Doug Kariel.
Canadian Labour Law Library provides access to a range of materials on the topics of Canadian law, labour and employment, and civil litigation and criminal law.
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This site is one of The Library and Archives of Canada's digital collections. It includes a brief history of mail order catalogues in Canada and also provides digital access to catalogues from a variety of companies.
CMPI is an index of articles from Canadian music periodicals and includes information about articles dating from the late-19th century to the present.
Search the integrated archival union lists of publicly-accessible archives in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and the Yukon. There are links to search separately the Archives Network of Alberta (ANA), the British Columbia Archival Union List (BCAUL), the Northwest Territories Archival Network (NWTAN), and the Yukon Archival Union List (YAUL).
The Canadian Opinion Research Archive makes available commercial and independent surveys to the academic, research and journalistic communities. Founded in 1992, CORA contains hundreds of surveys including thousands of discrete items collected by major commercial Canadian firms dating back to the 1970s.
Access a database of common and scientific names of poisonous plants, distribution by province and territory, descriptive information, references and links.
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The Encyclopedia was originally conceived and developed by Gaetan Charlesbois, a Montreal theatre critic, playwright, and actor. The site collects and disseminates information on Canadian plays, playwrights and theatre practitioners. The editorial board is comprised of members of the Association for Canadian Theatre Research.
Access current cancer statistics in Canada. The database shows trends in cancer incidence by province and territory, by age group, over time, and for different cancer sites. Includes graphs and tables and instructions for downloading the information.
Access Canadian judicial and legislative documents from federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions through CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute). CanLII is an excellent source for case-law and statutes and regulations.
Access current cardiovascular disease statistics in Canada. The database shows trends for cardiovascular disease mortality and hospital separations by province and territory, by age group, over time. Includes graphs and tables and instructions for downloading the information.
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars a wealth of rare and uncommon primary source materials from all world regions.
CRL's deep and diverse collections are built by specialists and experts at the major U.S. and Canadian research universities, who work together to identify and preserve unique and uncommon documentation and evidence, and to ensure its long-term integrity and accessiblity to reesarchers in the CRL community.
The Champlain Society provides access to eighty-three volumes covering over three centuries of exploration and discovery. First-hand accounts of Champlain's voyages in New France as well as the diary from Sir John Franklin's first land expedition to the Arctic are included.
The CCRIS database was developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and contains chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results. Data are derived from studies cited in primary journals, current awareness tools, NCI reports, and other sources. Test results have been reviewed by experts in carcinogenesis and mutagenesis.
This database, from the National Library of Medicine, allows users to search for detailed information about chemicals and substances.
This database of original source materials contains items which relate to the interaction between China and the West dating from the time of the first embassy to China in 1793. Each document is fully searchable, and the manuscripts have been indexed for easy access.
Use this reference tool from the Central Intelligence Agency to access political, economic, environmental, and geographic information for most territories and countries in the world.
The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) database provides access to citations of international disability and rehabilitation research published between 1990 and the present.
CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.
This site provide population statistics for most countries, states, provinces and cities. It also provides some historical data which identifies population change.
This online music database provides streaming access to classical music. It is browseable by genre and composer.
The Classical Scores Library provides full access to printed music scores from a range of composers and publishers. In addition to the full scores being available, it is also possible to listen to a recording of pieces if they are available in the corresponding Classical Music Library database.
The site provides access to a small, but easily navigated selection of online classic works of English Literature.
The Canadian Medical Association. Provides access to guidelines that are produced or endorsed in Canada by a national, provincial/territorial or regional medical or health organization, professional society, government agency or expert panel.
For current Canadian and world news access the CNW Group website. The site includes news releases, Webcasts, photos, multimedia presentations and many other resources. Established in 1960, CNW Group is a leading and legitimate part of Canada's journalistic and financial reporting processes, recognized in all major newsrooms and financial institutions as a key element in the dissemination and receipt of timely information directly from source.
This database indexes and provides access to original and transcribed full-text documents. The collection includes Mexican Franciscan manuscripts from the 14th to the 19th centuries, literary Mexican periodicals of the 19th century, documents concerning Mexicans in the 19th century, and e-books.
Search this bibliographic database produced by the agencies of the National Institute of Health for topics relating to health and medicine.
The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource developed to provide communities, researchers, and governments with access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada. The CID was developed by the Government of Canada’s Rural Secretariat in collaboration with the provinces and territories, other government departments, and community groups. The CID provides: * Access to over 500 pieces of data about your community or region, including: population, education, income, employment, families, and much more * An interactive map for displaying and accessing data * A tool for you to learn more about rural Canada
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Access over 500 historical mathematics books that were scanned from originals held by the Cornell University Library.
DART - Europe E-Theses Portal is the site of the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The resource includes over one hundred thousand doctoral theses from fourteen European countries.
Alan V. Deardorff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at University of Michigan, is responsible for this glossary. It includes definitions, links to definitions and, where appropriate, links to additional information. Bibliographic information as well as origins of concepts and terms enhance the value of the glossary.
This database contains primary documents, the majority of which are available for the first time in digital form. Documents include ephemera, diaries, periodicals, letters, and poetry, among other things, and have been fully indexed to allow easy access to the content.
The fully searchable online version of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography provides biographical sketches of significant figures in Canadian history who died between the years 1000 and 1920.
This dictionary and compendium of American and English jurisprudence, is based on a work originally compiled and written by William C. Anderson and published by T. H. Flood and Company in Chicago, 1893. This is an ongoing project dedicated to the idea that “in order to understand past and present Law, you must first understand the British and American definitions of words used and based in common law prior to 1900”.
NOTE: For theses and dissertations from January 2011, visit the DTheses site.
This directory provides a searchable, browseable listing of freely accessible online scientific and scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.
OpenDOAR allows you to search for academic open access repositories, and within these repositories.
Canadian lawyer Lloyd Duhaime has researched and written this dictionary. The focus is on defining legal terminology in plain language.
ECO is produced by the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM). It is a digital library providing access to more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history up to the late 19th century. The collection is strong in women's history, literature, trade and exploration, and native studies.
Access primary documents that tell the story of interactions between cultural groups and encounters with environments between 1534 and 1860. The database includes letters, diaries, memoirs and other accounts of early encounters. Detailed indexing permits searching by authors, environments, flora, fauna, peoples, events, etc. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.
Access digitized 18th Century books for information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science, etc.
The Electronic Journals Library allows you to search for academic scholarly journals on the web. It indexes titles that provide full text freely available on the web and those that only provide citations and abstracts. To locate full text for items which are not available freely, please search the AU Journal Title List by the name of the journal.
This database of primary source materials covers publications related to aspects of the empire and colonial experience. Topics include cultural contact, 1492-1969, literature and empire, the visible empire, religion and empire, and race, class, imperialsim and colonialism, c 1607-2007. It also contains information on Ireland and the empire, 1607-1969.
This award winning online encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legends contains over 6100 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.
EET is maintained by San Diego State University. It consists of a collection of brief multimedia articles on topics related to instructional design and education and training. There is some particularly useful content for distance education topics as well as for cognition and learning.
The Encyclopedia of Life is a collaborative scientific effort led by the Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University, Marine Biological Laboratory, Missouri Botanical Garden, Smithsonian Institution, and Biodiversity Heritage Library, a consortium including the core institutions and also the American Museum of Natural History (New York), Natural History Museum (London), New York Botanical Garden, and Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew).
This is now part of the Canadian Encyclopedia and run by Historica Canada. The Second Edition of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (1992) is designed to enable musicians, music scholars, students, and music lovers globally to have immediate access to information about music in Canada.
This site allows you to search the online version of the Columbia Encyclopedia, sixth edition. This popular one-volume desk encyclopedia is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles and pictures and maps provided by the eLibrary digital archive.
Access a number of manuals that provide information on proper speech and writing, including Strunk's Elements of Style and Fowler's The King's English.
Search the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, for indexing and abstracts of journal and non-journal items in the field of education. ERIC Documents (items with an ED number) issued after 1993 are available fulltext.
Érudit provides access to French language scholarly materials from journals, e-books, proceedings, and theses in the humanities and social sciences, and the natural sciences.
Access a collection of publicly available electronic books from academic presses on topics in the arts and sciences. The collection is searchable and can be browsed by subject, author, or title. eScholarship Editions are published by the California Digital Library.
Access a glossary of legal terms “from the common to the bizarre” from Nolo, an American provider of “do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses”.
FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.
Search the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law 1996 through the FindLaw Web site which provides legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals.
This index to journals of mainly Canadian native content, includes Canadian Journal of Native Education, Native Studies Review, and Canadian Journal of Native Studies.
This site is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet. Journals are listed by specialty, and alphabetically by title, and non-English journals are listed as well.
This is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, history, and anything to do with computing.
This database focuses on providing information on gender and work from a feminist political economy perspective. The modules included are health care, migration, precarious employment, technology, unions, and unpaid work.
The Getty Research Institute provides access to a vocabulary of place names around the world.
This is a free downloadable tool from Google that allows you to explore the Earth, even your own street, via satellite imagery. Google incorporates directory type information and special features such as images and articles about Africa from National Geographic.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Access Government of Canada information available electronically from Statistics Canada, Library of Parliament, Finance Canada, Industry Canada, etc.
From Office de la langue française, Quebec this dictionary contains over 3 million English and French terms in 200 fields of activity.
This is a portal for Statistics Canada health information. There are links to various surveys, statistical tools, and information about the health of Canadians. Some of the actual data is only be available to AU students, faculty and staff. The descriptions and general information is available to anyone.
This profile features health region data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's health surveys, administrative data, and the census of population. The application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data available for a selected health region, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select any region of choice for comparison.
This product presents comparable time-series data for a range of health indicators from a number of sources including the Canadian Community Health Survey, Vital Statistics, and Canadian Cancer Registry. The application is designed to give quick access to recent trends that can be customized by indicator or by geography.
Access a collection of American and world historical maps from the University of Alabama.
Use this database to locate brief information on 40,000 companies. Includes company location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, etc. Use the title or company field to search company names.
The Humanities Text Initiative, a unit of the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service, collaborates with other U of M units and partners with other institutions to convert, create and deliver online texts and resources. You can access a number of freely available collections on the site.
Performance Plus is an on-line performance benchmarking tool. It provides detailed financial and employment data on more than 600 business sectors across Canada, including more than 30 performance benchmarks to help small businesses determine how they measure up against their competitors. This tool uses the Small Business Profiles (SBP) created from a sample of Revenue Canada tax returns for both incorporated and unincorporated businesses operating in Canada. Performance Plus gives instant access to benchmark financial data that can help small businesses construct a business plan. This tool also helps new and established firms find out where they stand as compared to a relevant industry average. Performance Plus assists small businesses in making the best operational decisions - quickly, simply and effectively
InformaHealthcare.com combines the pharmaceutical, life science and medical journal titles published by Informa Healthcare onto one platform to simplify your experience, and deliver online content from more than 170 journals.
Search or browse the Information Please Almanacs.
Search the web site of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations (IIGR), and four databases on federalism and multilevel governance maintained by IIGR, in cooperation with the Canadian Network of Federalism Studies (CNFS).
ICDL, an internationally recognized centre for research, teaching, consultancy, information and publishing activities, is based in the UK Open University. The ICDL Web site includes a literature database containing bibliographic information on over 12,000 books, journal articles, reports, papers, dissertations and other types of literature relating to all aspects of the theory and practice of distance education. If a resource is available online, ICDL provides a link to the electronic address, but full text content is minimal in this database.
This site contains more than 250,000 musical scores and 25,000 audio recordings.
This archive collects digital material including texts, audio, moving images, and software. It provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.
This encyclopedia is based on submissions from philosophy professors or graduate students.
Over 20,000 titles covering a broad range of subjects are available for searching or for browsing by author, title, or Dewey Decimal Classification.
Access taxonomic, conservation status, and distribution information on threatened and extinct animal species through the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN - The World Conservation Union. The purpose of the IUCN Red List is to determine relative risk of extinction and to catalogue and highlight those taxa at greatest risk.
English-French and French-English glossary for Business terminology.
The Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) includes over 6000 Canadian book and periodical titles published online by commercial and government publishers. The publications exist in various formats, including HTML, PDF, ASCII and others and in some cases software such as Acrobat Reader is required to read the texts. Some titles are labeled "Restricted Access" and are accessible on-site at the LAC only.
Access poetry, drama, and fiction by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. The collection includes published, unpublished and rare materials dating primarily from the Chicano Renaissance to the present. Additional resources such as playbills and performance material, book covers, and flyers are included.
Access to The People's Law Dictionary by Gerald and Kathleen Hill, is provided by Law.com, a news and information network designed for legal professionals.
This directory links to nearly 800 Web-based French dictionaries, glossaries, and word lists classified by subject.
This website provides free audio versions of books in the public domain. Its texts generally are taken from Project Gutenberg, and include a wide variety of materials including literature, and philosophical texts, among other things.
From the publishers of the Lonely Planet travel guides, this Web site provides access to destination profiles for almost every country in the world.
From the renowned ESL publisher, this dictionary contains over 80,000 words and phrases, including 15,000 references to people, places, events and organizations.
This collection contains both manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass-Observation organisation, and covers social history in the modern era.
This collection of medieval manuscripts from the 13th -16th centuries, has been produced in colour where appropriate, and allows for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and fantasy.
MyiLibrary provides access to e-books from the following publishers: Springer, Humana and World Book. It is possible to browse or search the content.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary United States federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
The National Geographic Society's map and geographical information site contains maps, profiles, and facts about the countries of the world.
This site provides citations and abstracts to current and historic First Nations health research Canada and the United States. This extensive collection includes articles, reports, and surveys dating back to 1652.
This site provides access to sheet music published in19th century California. The collection is searchable, and can also be browsed by image subject (cover page) and music subject.
Access primary documents dedicated to the personal experiences of those immigrating to Canada and the United States between 1800 and 1950. The collection includes hard to find original material and some audio files.
This collection represents a “major initiative to provide detailed reference information for every theatrical figure, every play, every theatre, every major production, and every production company, from Colonial times to the present, in both Canada and the United States.” The database can be used to cross-search other Alexander Street Press drama databases.
Access over a 1000 plays by over 200 American women playwrights. The collection includes information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.
Access detailed accounts spanning from colonial times to 1950 in the letters and diaries of women resident in North America. The collection includes published letters and diaries and some unpublished documents as well as biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography.
Access peer-reviewed scientific journals published by the National Research Council, covering a wide range of scientific disciplines.
OAIster provides access to over twenty two million items fom open access repositories across the globe. OAIster can be searched or browsed.
This dictionary of Library and Information Science terminology was created by Joan M. Reitz, Assistant Professor/Instruction Librarian at the Ruth A. Haas Library, Western Connecticut State University (WCSU).
The OECD provides a wealth of information on econonmic, social development, and health conditions around the world. The statistics and reports are quite informative.
The site provides a special Internet search engine that finds your word in online dictionaries in a range of languages. The actual dictionaries are provided by other Web sites.
Search or browse over 16,000 online books and access relevant news, special exhibitions and links to other e-book collections.
Search an electronic version of this dictionary, which is a product of Athabasca University and the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP). It consists of approx. 1000 entries covering the disciplines of sociology, criminology, political science and women's studies with a commitment to Canadian examples, events and names.
Access a collection of some of the most important literary works of the Classical and Medieval periods.
OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories, is a directory of academic open access repositories. Included in this resource are repositories from global universities and colleges, as well as Libraries, historical societies, and a range of other academically focused organizations.
Access collections of oral history in English from around the world, including full-text narratives and interviews, audio and video files and thousands of bibliographic records.
This collection of maps and images for Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and North America, has been developed cooperatively between the University of Oregon Department of History, UO New Media Center and Department of Geography InfoGraphics Lab. All of the atlas resources contained in the site are original materials produced for this project.
Founded in 1976 and dedicated to encouraging the acceptance of electronic texts within academia, the Archive contains an extensive collection of high quality e-texts and reference works in a variety of languages.
Access University of Alberta's collection of resources dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of the history and culture of the Canadian Prairies. The site contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies and a fully searchable collection of the full texts of many of these items.
This database provides full text access to resources published in the arts, humanities and social sciences over the last 200 years.
The site is useful for finding maps (particularly political maps) of areas around the world. It contains up-to-date maps as well as historical maps. There are also a number of maps available with specific themes as well as ones related to current events/issues. The maps on this site are a valuable tool for keeping up with rapidly changing political boundaries around the world.
The Pew Research Center provides data about many areas of American life, including education, internet usage, domestic policy, and economics.
PhilPapers provides access to scholarly resources in the discipline of philosophy, including books, journal articles, and book chapters. Many resources are open access.
Search a collection of references to northern and native subjects from the University of Alberta. PolarInfo indexes journal articles, northern newspapers, native newspapers, newsletters, conference proceedings, annual and government reports, and other grey literature.
This database provides access to open access dissertations and theses.
Project Gutenberg provides free online access to over 42,000 classic and important texts in education, music, history, philosophy, political science and other subjects.
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Also access the Entrez nucleotide, protein, taxonomy, structure, genome, expression and chemical databases.
PMC Canada aims to provide a freely accessible, Canada-based archive of biomedical and health research findings. PubMed Central Canada is a free digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences literature based on PubMed Central, the archive developed by the US National Library of Medicine and in partnership with the National Research Council's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The search interface allows anyone to browse, search and download articles.
PubMed Central (PMC), "the U.S. National Library of Medicine's free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature", provides access to a collection of free and open access full text journals.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is the most famous book of quotations and allows you to determine who said what and to find quotations by subject. The site provides a searchable, cross-indexed listing of many familiar quotations, each traced to the original author. You can also search The Columbia World of Quotations or Simpson's Contemporary Quotations.
For synonyms and antonyms search Roget's II: The New Thesaurus or Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.
This collection includes materials on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition. It includes both manuscript and rare printed materials.
The Encyclopedia is published by The Metaphysics Research Lab Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University. Each entry is maintained and updated by an expert or group of experts in the field.
Containing information from the 2011Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, this resource presents a statistical profile for all Canadian communities (cities, towns, villages, Indian Reserves and Settlements, etc.,) for metropolitan areas and for health regions. Includes information on education, income and work, families and dwellings, births and deaths, general population information, and health information. A mapping feature is available for viewing the location of a community within Canada.
The Statistics Canada Web site contains a great deal of information, including: census data, Canadian statistics and tabular data on aspects of Canada's economy, land, people and government. This site also provides directory information and links to other Web sites.
This is a German-English-German dictionary that also includes German-Spanish-German.
This site provides access to Supreme Court cases back as far as 1876. The database is searchable, and browsable by date, reports volume or name.
Developed at George Mason University, the Syllabus Finder searches hundreds of thousands of world-wide English-language syllabi posted online by educators. This is a very useful search tool when you are already aware of a relevant book or article. Use Syllabus Finder to search for the title and, if an instructor has listed it in an online syllabus, there is a good chance that other items he or she lists could be relevant to your research.
Search this database for articles on subjects including health, cultural studies, business, earth sciences, literature, and others. The database also includes citations for books on a variety of topics.
This encyclopedia has more than 18,000 definitions on topics related to technology, including software, hardware and Internet technologies.
This site provides access to videos of talks given at the Technology, Education, Design (TED) conference.
The site provides an index of online telephone books and includes hundreds of links to yellow pages, white pages, business directories, e-mail addresses and fax listings from over 170 countries
Access thousands of definitions and explanations of legal terms, phrases and concepts through this virtual law library.
Theatre in Video provides access to definitive performances of important plays and documentaries in streaming video.
The Theatre Information Group collections include theatre archives and libraries from across the UK. It provides both collection and item level descriptions for these materials.
This database provides access to the tables of contents of about 185 journals of interest to classicists. Some full text is available.
The Natural Resources Canada site gives access to topographic maps from across Canada.
ToxNet is a set of databases on toxicology, environmental health and hazardous chemicals made available through the National Library of Medicine.
Access plays by North American playwrights from the late 1800s to the present. The collection includes information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.
This collection includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. This collection is published by the California Digital Library.
This Atlas is the result of collaboration between the United Nations and scientific institutions including the National Geographic Society, the Census of Marine Life and the Food and Agriculture Organization. The Atlas features information about the oceans including maps and statistics, research, climatology, ecology, and information about uses of the oceans. It also covers issues such as food security, climate change, governance and human health. There is a section in which information is categorized by geographical area.
The United Nations Statistics Division provides a global centre for data on international trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment and demographic and social statistics gathered from nationaland international sources
WILD is a browseable collection of documents and document descriptions that cover the impact on wildlife from a variety of technologies including: Land-based wind energy, Offshore wind energy, Marine energy (e.g., ocean current, ocean thermal energy conversion, tidal, and wave), Power lines, Towers (e.g., communications and television).
Focusing on women in social movements in the U.S. between 1700 and 2000 this collection includes documents pertaining to women and social movements, “document projects” that interpret and present documents, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. Women's History, and teaching tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the document projects.
The site allows you to look up acronyms (words formed from the initial letters of other words) and abbreviations. This dictionary does not distinguish initialisms (each letter pronounced separately e.g. CBC) from acronyms (pronounced as a word e.g. NATO). This is not an exhaustive source for acronyms, but is updated based on submissions and failed searches.
Use WorldLII (World Legal Information Institute) to search over 270 databases from 48 jurisdictions in 20 countries, including the databases of world-wide Legal Information Institutes such as CanLII. This is an excellent source for researching case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, and law journals from around the globe.
This comprehensive dictionary site includes foreign languages, acronyms, thesauri, grammar, and subject dictionaries.