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Japan Patent Office
JPO is one of the three main international patent offices (i.e., the United States, Japan and the European Union). This database on the Web can be accessed free of charge by anyone from any computer having an ordinary web browser.
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Japanese Literature in Translation Search
This database covers Japanese literary works translated into other languages, mostly after World War II. Searches can be made either in Japanese character or Roman letters.
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Jewish Underground Resistance: The David Diamant Collection
Coverage:1939-1944

Digitized from originals held by the Library's Research Collections.  David Diamant is the pseudonym of David Erlich, a Jewish communist and committed member of the underground resistance during World War II. This collection consists of original documents collected by Diamant over a period of approximately 30 years dealing primarily with the Jewish segment of the French underground resistance; many of the documents originate with communist groups, and some deal with Polish groups. Most of the documents are in French, while some are in Yiddish.

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Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism

The Guide consists of 226 alphabetically arranged entries on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Each entry includes numerous cross-references, hyperlinks to related entries, and citations for further reading. This full-text guide can be searched by name, topic or keywords. The print work Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism (MILLS Bookstacks PN 45. J58 1994) is related to this online guide

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Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Coverage:1997 to current
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  • Updated annually, usually in June.
  • Tables can be sorted by clicking column headings
  • To change the indicators that display in a table, select Customize Indicators
  • To see the calculations for Journal Impact Factor (and other metrics), click on the hyperlinked number in the table.

Provides citation data that helps evaluate and compare more than 11,800 scholarly journals in the areas of business, science, technology, and social sciences. Journals can be retrieved by title, subject area/category, country/territory or publisher and sorted by several criteria such as total cites and impact factor. JCR is comprised of two editions: Science (SCIE) and Social Sciences (SSCI).

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Journals @ Scholars Portal

The Scholars Portal e-journals database contains over 50 million articles from over 20,000 full text journals covering many disciplines. Allows you to

  • search and access full text articles from a range of academic publishers
  • browse journals by subject
  • subscribe to RSS feeds for journal updates
  • search for figures and tables within articles
  • link to cited and citing references
  • print, email and download records
  • save citations to bibliographic management software
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JoVE Biology - The Journal of Visualized Experiments
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Please note that McMaster has access only to the Biology and Bioengineering sections.

JoVE Biology presents more than 1000 videos demonstrating laboratory methods in the fields of cellular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, immunology, plant biology, medicine, and neuroscience.

When searching JoVE, the subscription section of each video is indicated by a coloured circle. Use the filter bar on the left to filter out videos that are not in our subscription.

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JSTOR
Coverage:Does not include the most recent 3-5 years for most titles
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McMaster does not have access to the Irish collection, Business III, or JSTOR's e-books.

JSTOR provides access to a digital archive of journals in the areas of Arts, Business, Economics, and Sciences. JSTOR includes the entire runs of these journals, from the very first issue to the volumes published a few years ago. With a small number of exceptions - the "Current Scholarship" titles - JSTOR is a backfile collection and excludes the most recent issues (as part of the terms of the agreement with the journal publishers).

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Key Business Ratios via CHASS (2001 to 2011)
Key Business Ratios via Mergent (2009 to current)
Coverage:2001 to the present

Industry norms juxtapose an individual company's balance sheet and income statement ratios against norms derived from the industry group to which the company belongs. This database provides a set of business ratios, measured as relationships between companies' balance sheet and income statement categories. Search for data by industry codes (SIC or NAICS), line of business, asset range and year. It also provides an interface to enter an individual company's financial data and compare its balance sheet with industry benchmarks

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Kinesiology Publications

OregonPDF in Health & Performance, a non-profit foundation, cooperates with colleges and universities throughout the world to make available graduate dissertations and theses in areas related to health and performance.

The intellectual focus of the collection is physical activity. Academic areas of interest include biochemistry, biomechanics, dance, exercise physiology, history or philosophy of physical education, kinesiology, motor control, obesity, recreation, sports marketing, sports medicine, sports pedagogy, sports psychology, and tests and measurements.

The collection has developed continuously since 1948. There are over 10,000 dissertations and theses, with over 200 added each year.

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Knovel E-books - Civil Engineering & Construction Materials

Provides over 300 reference handbooks and fulltext e-books in Civil Engineering and Fire Protection and Safety.  Many of the handbooks include "productivity tools" that allow you to manipulate/sort data in tables.

Note:  McMaster subscribes to only two of Knovel's subject collections.  All titles are also listed individually in the library catalogue.

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L'Année philologique
Coverage:1924, v. 1 -

A database on Greco-Roman antiquity (second millennium B.C. to 800 A.D.) covering a wide spectrum of subjects - language and literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, law, science and technology. It indexes books, articles in journals, conference papers and dissertations in English, French, Spanish, and German languages; 1,500 periodicals are covered. A brief abstract accompanies each article entry.

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Labyrinth

The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a World Wide Web server at Georgetown University. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus and links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images on other servers around the world.

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Landolt Bornstein substance/property Index

This free web site lists all substances and their properties which are reported on in the indexed Landolt-Börnstein volumes. In total, 160 000 organic and inorganic compounds are described by names, molecular structures, chemical abstract numbers and other identifiers.

McMaster does not presently have a subscription to 'Springer Materials'.

 

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Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction

Latino Literature brings together more than 100,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays.  This resource also contains over 106,000 pages of poetry.

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LEME, Lexicons of Early Modern English

A full-featured scholarly resource for original research into the entire lexical content of Early Modern English... A historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods.

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LexisNexis Academic
Coverage:Coverage by date varies by publication. Some sources date back as far as the 1970s, but the majority of sources are indexed from the early 1990's to the present.
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  • The default Academic Search on the home page does not search all content in LexisNexis. It searches a selection of newspapers (U.S. & international), law reviews, company profiles and U.S. federal & state cases. For a more comprehensive and/or precise search, click Search by Subject or Topic (just above the Academic Search box) and select from the resulting menu of sources/categories (e.g., All News). Once a category has been selected from the menu, click Advanced Options (appearing below the search box) to refine your search by date, segment, publication, source type, etc. (e.g., All News (English)).
  • When entering search terms in LexisNexis, try using an ! exclamation mark to replace endings (one or more letters, unlimited) and an * asterisk to replace one letter (or none).

LexisNexis provides access to over 5,000 sources covering a wide range of subject areas. Select SEARCH BY SUBJECT OR TOPIC (near the Academic Search box) to search the following categories: 

  • NEWS: Over 350 full text newspapers, including the Financial Times (back to 1982), the New York Times (back to 1980), the Observer (back to 1990), the Times / Sunday Times (back to 1985), the Hamilton Spectator (back to Oct. 7, 1991), Canada NewsWire (back to 1992), the Globe & Mail (back to 1977) and the Toronto Star (back to 1985).
  • LEGAL (U.S.): Includes federal & state cases, statutes, regulations, patents and other legal materials from the United States. 
  • INTERNATIONAL LEGAL:  Includes legal materials from Canada, the European Union, and other countries. 
  • COMPANIES: Includes public & private U.S., Canadian and international company profiles and industry reports. 
  • PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS: Includes biographical, consumer and country information.  

Use the SOURCE DIRECTORY (top of screen) to find or browse for titles within LexisNexis by name, publication type and/or topic. Once a source is located, click on the i icon to view coverage details.

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LGBT Life with Fulltext

LGBT Life provides indexing and abstracts for more than 190 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-specific core periodicals, with fulltext for 120  of the most important and historically significant journals, magazines and regional newspapers. In addition, it contains more than 330 LGBT-specific core books and reference works, grey literature, including newsletters, case studies, speeches, etc. and a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms. Disciplines covered by LGBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, politics, psychology, religion, sociology and more.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Coverage:1966 to present

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) contains indexing, abstracts, and full text of articles from more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing.

Was formerly Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA), and continues ISTA's coverage of information science and significantly increases the coverage of library science. 149 ISTA titles are upgraded to Core coverage, and 121 new periodicals are included.

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Libris Canadiana
Coverage:1867 to 1978, coverage varies by title
The Libris database provides word, title, author and subject access to material published in a number of Canadian periodicals of historical significance, including Maclean's Magazine, The Financial Post, The Monetary Times of Canada, Massey's Magazine, The Canadian Bookman, The Canadian Magazine, Saturday Night and The University Magazine.
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Lincoln/Net

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project. Sponsored in part by the Illinois State Library

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Linguistic Corpora - Linguistics Data Consortium and more

Speech and text databases to support corpus linguistics research. Includes the English Gigaword, 5th edition, and corpora containing Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish texts.

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Coverage:1973 to the present

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences; provides over 361,000 abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations. Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

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Literary Theory
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Maximum concurrent users: 3

Literary Theory traces the history of literary theory and criticism from Plato to the present. It contains over 800 works by more than 350 writers. Among the works included are: formal treatises on criticism, essays and manifestos, literary prefaces, theories of imagination, taste and aesthetics, and major examples of contemporary theory.

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Literature Online (LION)
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Maximum concurrent users: 4

A fully searchable library of more than 260,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources. Includes English poetry from 600 to the present, American and African-American poetry from 1603 to the present, The Faber Poetry Library, English fiction from the sixteenth century, and English drama from 1280 to 1915, including Shakespeare. Secondary sources include LIFT, a literary journal index with full text of many articles, Webster's Dictionary, the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, the King James Bible and other versions of the English Bible from the tenth to the twentieth century, links to other Web resources, and biographical information and lists of works for over 1,000 of the most studied authors. Also includes Canadian poetry, a database of more than 12,000 English language Canadian poems published from the 17th century to the early 20th century

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Literature Resource Center

Gale's Literature Resource Center provides critical analyses, biographies, and bibliographies for authors from every age and literary discipline. The database covers more than 130,000 novelists, essayist, poets, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of the most-studied authors.  Content is pulled from several well-known print reference series including the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Contermporary Authors.

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lynda.com - Only accessible to users affiliated with the DeGroote School of Business
Note:lynda.com is funded by the DeGroote School of Business.

lynda.com is an online training resource providing access to thousands of high-quality instructional videos on a broad range of topics in the areas of business, education, design, photography, programming, animation, video, audio and music. 

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MagazinePlus (Web/Nichigai Assist)

MagazinePlus is the largest multi-disciplinary indexing database of academic periodicals and articles in Japan.  It includes

  • Zasshi Kiji Sakuin: Japanese Journal index (1975- )
  • Festchrifte (1945-2003)
  • Symposia & Speeches (1945-2003)
  • Bulletins, transactions, proceedings (1945-2002)
  • Popular magazines (1981- )

 

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MarketResearch.com Academic
Coverage:1994 to the present
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The default search is set to find reports published in the last 5 years (60 months). To search for all reports in this database, go to Advanced Search and select Any Date from the Published menu.

Includes the full-text of hundreds of market research reports from selected publishers including Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, SBI Energy and Simba Information.

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Mass Observation Online : British Social History, 1937-1967

The Mass Observation project collected information about everyday life in Britain during the mid-twentieth century, reflecting attitudes, behaviors, and public opinion. Created by three British researchers as a personal research project, its focus changed as it served the government during the Second World War and then emerged as a market research organization. The findings continue to be valued for their insight into British society, although sometimes criticized for the self-selecting methodology  used to collect the data.
 

The online database provides over 2,000 File Reports (top-level summaries), Day Surveys from 1937-38, Diaries from 1939-67, and a range of Topic collections including: Household Matters and Household Budgeting, 1939-1950; Juvenile Delinquency; Korea, 1950; Radio Listening, 1939-1948; World Outlook, 1945-1950, Film; Reading Habits; Dreams; Religion; Victory Celebrations, and Capital Punishment.

 

McMaster has purchased the complete database, including updates I-IV.

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MathSciNet
Coverage:1940 to the present

This product provides searching of over 60 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications on the web. Full text of all reviews in Mathematical Reviews is available from 1940 to the present. The product also provides active links from reviews to the full text of more than 119,000 online articles in over 190 journals (online journals that McMaster already has access to including those published by Academic Press and Springer-Verlag which are other CNSLP licensed services).

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Media Catalogue Search: Interfilm

A cooperative catalogue of the film and video collections of Ontario university libraries. Faculty may request the loan of films for classroom use. 

Please note that the Interfilm Policy requires that we place an order with other institutions at least 10 working days before the show date. Typical loan periods are for 2-3 days only.

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Medieval Travel Writing
Coverage:1200-1500

This primary sources database presents manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia; it also includes accounts of travel to and through the Holy Land.

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MEDLINE (OVID) 1946-
MEDLINE (Web of Science) 1950-

The world's most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information, with nearly eleven million records. A free version of MEDLINE is offered through PUBMED.

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Mendelian Inheritance in Man: OMIM

OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources.
 

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Mergent BondViewer
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Click on the Enter BondViewer button on the top right of the landing page.

Access to this data is also available via Wharton Research Data Services (or WRDS)  as FISD (Fixed Income Securities Database).

Mergent's BondViewer contains US taxable and municipal fixed income and evaluation data. Includes a wide-range of bond data including both issuer and bond level terms and condition data, US taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes. Data modules include:

  • Corporate Bonds
    • Ratings
    • Historical Pricing
    • Offering Documents
    • Portfolio Tracking
  • Municipal Bonds
    • Ratings
    • Historical Pricing
    • Portfolio Tracking
  • Retail Notes
    • Ratings
    • Historical Pricing
    • Offering Documents
    • Portfolio Tracking
# of users:10
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Mergent Online
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Mergent Online introduced a new interface July 2010.
Mergent Online enables in-depth business and financial research. Includes corporate and financial data for publicly traded companies worldwide. Includes reports on over 10,000 U.S. companies and over 15,000 international companies (including over 3,500 Canadian establishments). In addition to detailed financial information, government filings (SEC), annual reports and company profiles in a variety of formats can be downloaded.
# of users:3
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Coverage:1994 to current
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NOTE: Subscription cancelled. Access will end November 30, 2017.
Searchable through Infomart. The number of simultaneous accesses to this product is limited, so please make sure to LOGOUT when finished.
Daily updated information on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving Canadian companies.
# of users:4
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MEROPS

The MEROPS database provides a catalogue and structure-based classification of proteases (termed "peptidases" within the database), together with a wealth of additional information about them.

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MIT CogNet

A growing, searchable collection of books, journals, reference works, OpenCourseWare links and an archive of materials from brain science conferences. Content and resources are provided by The MIT Press and other publishers, professional associations, institutions, and individuals who are willing to share public access to online work. New materials are added on a regular basis, and these additions are announced in the CogNet News service.

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MLA Directory of Periodicals
Coverage:current

Contains all information available on journals and series on the Bibliography's Master List. Includes any regularly-published journal available to libraries or universities that prints articles on language, literature, or folklore, regardless of the frequency of the series. The Directory lists over 3700 journals and book series.

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MLA International Bibliography
Coverage:1926 to the present

Includes over 2 million citations covering literature, language, film, linguistics and folklore. Provides access to scholarly articles in over 4,400 journals; also covers relevant books, dissertations, working papers, proceedings and bibliographies. The database also has an identifiable subset of more than 77,000 records that constitute the JSTOR subfile. This consists of citation records for documents in JSTOR's Language and Literature Collection. The documents date back as far as 1881 and contain direct links to the full-text articles on the JSTOR website.

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Montreal Gazette
Coverage:January 1, 2011 to current

Browse issues (images) of the Montreal Gazette from January 1, 2011 to the present.

Other full text access to the Montreal Gazette:

  • Montreal Gazette (plain-text) via Factiva: December 1, 2001 to present
  • Montreal Gazette (plain-text) via LexisNexis: July 2, 1991 to present
  • Montreal Gazette (microfilm); Gazette (Montreal) (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets [1978 to present]
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Music Index
Coverage:1979 - present

Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature from 1952 to present. Formerly The Music Index Online, this database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 470 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals.

Topics concerned with every aspect of the classical and popular world of music are thoroughly categorized and organized according to the framework of an internal Subject List which includes both Geographical and Subject Headings. The thoroughness of indexing and subject heading research, along with comprehensive coverage of the music field, makes Music Index an invaluable resource for both the novice scholar and the experienced academician.

 

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National Bibliography of Indian Literature (MBIL)
Coverage:1901-1953

A compilation of works of literary merit, and important and significant books on philosophy, Religious Studies, History and other aspects of the Humanities The Bibliography covers the period from 1901-1953.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts

The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.   Sources include U.S. and international publications, federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research. The NCJRS Abstracts Database excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes.

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National Film Board View films
National Film Board Register to create playlists

The National Film Board (NFB) Campus database features streaming videos of films, clips and trailers from the NFB collection, including NFB world-renowned documentaries, films that chronicle key moments in the lives of Canadians and works that take a stand on issues of global importance: the environment, human rights, international conflict and more. It also features acclaimed Canadian dramatic features, documentaries, animated films, and experimental works.

 

Register to activate your Campus account and gain access to:

  • Over 3,000 high-quality, trusted films  and Interactive Productions including award winners, new releases and exclusive content in English and in French
  • Educational descriptions by Canadian educators
  • A unique chaptering tool that allows you to customize films to meet your needs
  • A playlist tool that allows you to prepare for your class or presentation in advance
  • Educator’s Guides and Educational Resources

 

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National Post
Coverage:January 1, 2011 to present

Browse issues (images) of the National Post from January 1, 2011 to the present.

Other full text access to the National Post:

  • National Post (plain-text) via Factiva: December 1, 2001 to present
  • National Post/Financial Post (plain-text) via LexisNexis: January 12, 1985 to present
  • National Post/Financial Post (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets; January  1918 to present
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National Research Council of Canada Publications Archive

A searchable online repository of NRC-IRC's large collection of publications, papers and reports issued since its founding in 1947, with fulltext access to over 12,000 fulltext reports.

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